FAQs

Read through the Q&A below … please send an email through the Contact page if your specific question is not answered!

Q} I would love to add a Wedding Map to my invitations, how does this work? And can I print them myself?

A} A wedding map is such a fun addition! Start the map design process by purchasing the map listing at my Etsy shop. Once your map is designed & approved, we will sends a hi-res digital PDF file ready for you to print on your own card stock or at a local printer. note: if you purchase a full invitation print order from Papercake Designs, a map design will be included.

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Q} Do you offer any DIY assistance? I would love the creative help… & to save a few dollars!

A} YES, check out the ‘Do-It-Yourself’ section at our etsy shop.

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Q} Can you create a personalized monogram for our wedding?

A} Of course! Papercake Designs can create complex monograms {includes 3 design revisions & the final files to use throughout your wedding for event stationery/lighting/napkins, etc.}  check out the DIY Graphic Design Etsy listing for more info!

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Q} Is there a minimum or maximum quantity I can order?

A} You can order any quantity you need {but no less than 25}. If your event is small, choose my Digital DIY package and print at home or at a local printer. Remember, for invitations it’s usually recommended to order 5-10% more than you think you need, just in case. (also, count your guest addresses, not per person).

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Q} Do I need to know the number of guests for my event before I start a custom design?

A} No, we can begin designing your stationery before you get a final count. however, once you decide who you’re inviting, be sure to give us the number of guest addresses on your list, plus 5-10%, rather than the number of people!

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Q} What printing techniques do you offer?

A} All prices include four-color offset (flat) printing. We do offer FOIL printing, check out the Etsy Foil Wedding Invitation listing for more info.  Also, you can order my diy digital design listing and print anywhere that offers thermography or letterpress printing; (we’ll provide the hi-res PDF ready for print)!

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Q} Can I view an actual sample before I start an order?

A} Yes, check to see if a pre-printed sample is available to order at our Etsy shop or request a specific sample from the Portfolio Section and order via paypal {you’ll pay the price for a pre-printed sample [or two] along with a few paper color swatches to choose from based on your theme + shipping & handling}. You can order your sample or start the design process via the ‘Let’s Get Started’ page.  *we can start a layout of your custom design for a $50 design fee deposit, which will be applied to your final order. We’ll then send you a sample for final approval as part of your order!

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Q} Can you create an invitation based on my cake design? or vice versa?

A} Yes! If you already have your cake picked out, send us a link or image via email so we can start work on your matching stationery design.

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Q} Do you offer eco-friendly paper choices?

A} Of course, we can change the paper to recycled for most of our designs. Just request ‘recycled paper’ when starting a custom order. {note: Not all companies offer recycled paper, so this can limit your color choices.}

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Q} Will you print my return address on my envelopes? and can I get the guest addresses printed, too?

A} Yes, we can print on the back flap of your outer envelopes = ¢.75 each …  OR check out the ‘all-in-one’ guest/return address label wraps to match your custom design = $1.25 each [see above Etsy listing for more info]

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Q} How much will it cost to mail my invitation?

A} Postage varies depending on invitation weight & size [square shapes cost more to mail]. You should weigh the final assembled invitation at your local post office before buying stamps. Check out our blog post on mailing tips!
*you can also save on paper & weight costs by requesting an RSVP postcard instead of a response card and envelope {it’s eco-friendly too}. Also check out our
flat card invitations with tear-off perforated response cards {custom designed for any occasion}.

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