When do I need to order invitations?

Invitations need to be ordered 4 months in advance of the occasion. Most companies need 3-4 weeks for production. Add to that the proof time plus shipping and the time adds up. Of course you can order sooner or later, but to be safe, 4 months is a good place to start.

How do I know how many invitations to order?

Many people make the mistake of thinking the number of people is the same as the number of invitations. WRONG!! Go back to your list and count the number of couples, families and singles. Each will get one invitation. Plan on having some extras, but don’t go crazy by ordering too many. Invitation sets are usually sold in groups of 25.

What if there is a mistake on the invitation?

That is where working with a professional is the best guarantee you have! Much care is spent viewing and reviewing all copy before it is sent to the company for proofing. At that time, the layout will be done and you will have plenty of time to examine all the wording before it is approved. As a dealer, I can speak on your behalf to all companies to make sure any errors are corrected.

Can’t I do this on the internet, there are some great deals?

Although it might seem like a great deal, there is nothing more comforting than sitting with a professional stationer who knows what she is doing. You will have the chance to see all the trends in invitations, colors, lettering and the different options you have. You never have to pay in full before your order is placed. You have someone you trust to guide you and offer suggestions and style. And the best part of all is knowing you have someone looking out for you! Now, can the internet do that??

What about addressing the envelopes?

Perhaps the greatest boost to the invitation business has been the advances in Computer Calligraphy. Occasionally Yours has the most advanced printing system to address your invitation envelopes. There are 100’s of ink colors to choose from and an equal number of lettering styles. All you do is e-mail your list in a word file and I do the rest. Turnaround time is usually 48 hours!

How do I get to see you and your selection of books?

I work by appointment only, and when you get here you will know why. My home office studio is enormous. We will sit and discuss your event, your budget, and your personal style. Then we will start to look through the books, going through as many as you want until you are convinced you have seen it all! Then we will work on the text, the colors and all the other options. You will have my undivided attention. Now, where can you shop with service like that? And to make things easier for my customers, I offer weekend and evening hours, 7 days a week.

What other services and products do you sell?

In addition to invitation for all occasions, I sell personal stationery, pads, save the date cards, programs, place cards, napkins, guest towels, and all kinds of party cards and accessories.

Can I just stop by your office?

To give each and every person my full attention, I work by appointment only. Please give me a call or email me, and we’ll set up a consultation.

To contact Shelley: 305-238-6399        email: occyrs1@aol.com