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First of all have a peek around our website and find the design that works perfectly for your big day! Then why not order one of our gorgeous samples, it’s the best way to see the amazing affect of laser cutting, and your chosen design and colour! If you’ve got a particular colour in mind and you can’t find it on our palette why not send us a swatch and we’ll do our best to find something as close as possible. We can’t always send a printed sample in the right colour but we’ll try our best.
Found it, your perfect invitation? Then why not get a quote? Work out how many of each item you’re going to need and remember that most invites are sent to couples so you don’t need one for each guest (it sounds obvious but you’ll be surprised at how many quotes we do with the wrong number!)
Always add on a few extra invites so you have a keepsake one and just in case you write one wrong, forget somebody or lose an invite in the post. If you need extras after we’ve sent the initial order there is a reprint charge, so it’s best to have some spares.
Next, work out your wording and choose your font. We’ve put together some suggestions to help you, but if they don’t work for you we are here to help and may be able to come up with other ideas. Make sure you’ve included all the important information; venue, date, time, RSVP date etc. Double check the spelling and punctuation of your wording before you send it to us! We try to get proofs to you as quickly as possible so we can’t be responsible for checking spelling and punctuation errors.
Now you can place your order. You can do this by sending us an email telling us the design and colour you love, the items and the quantities of each that you require, or by downloading our online order form and sending it back to us via email or post. We’ll then send you an invoice; make sure you double check that all the details are correct as your order will be made to this! Next we’ll ask you to send us your wording for each item you are ordering.
At this stage it’s a good idea to send us the delivery address for your order, it’s going to need a signature so a work address or friend or family member’s address may be best if you’re not going to be at home.
The Creative Bit
When we’ve received your payment (which we’ll need in full before we can begin your order) we’ll start creating proof layouts for you to approve. We’ll email these as a PDF to you to check over and we’ll only go to print once you’ve sent us your approval. We allow two revisions to the proof in the price of your invitations (you’ll be charged €30 for any further revisions, so please make sure you’re 100% happy with your wording before you send it!) Now we go to print and start making your stationery.
The trouble is you think you have time…
At certain times of the year we get very busy and ask for 4 – 6 weeks lead time to make your order. Please get in touch and confirm your order as soon as you can, we’d hate for you to be disappointed!
We do offer an Express Service if you need your stationery a little quicker, where we will ensure your order is sent within 10 working days of your layout approval. There is a €50 fee for this service but its availability is dependent on our production schedule so please check with us before placing your order.
Far and Away!
We are more than happy to send orders world-wide via an international courier service, please get in touch with your full delivery address and we can get you a quote. You may be liable for customs charges in your country, so it’s best to check this before ordering as Blackbird Studios can’t be responsible for any extra charges you may have to pay when your stationery arrives with you.
It’s on the way!
We’ll take care to wrap your little lovelies beautifully to avoid any damage and then they’re on their way! Your order will be sent using either a courier service or An Post. Either way, it’ll need a signature. As they are so delicate, please be careful when opening your parcel.