you might be wondering . . .
I live outside the Kansas City area. Can we still work together?
Absolutely! Both Custom Design and the Tailored Collection options are suited to work with couple’s near and far.
How long does the process take?
Each and every project is different and based on the level of detail, initial ideas and complexity. On average a custom invitation process is 8-10 weeks from start to finish and a tailored collection project is 4-6 weeks. LYL will provide a more accurate timeline based on the stationery pieces contracted, event date and type of stationery. Rush projects are available on a case by case basis depending on the current design and production queue.
I found this design that I love. Can you copy it?
Short answer: No. And I don’t mean that to sound harsh…I promise there’s a good reason! As designers we spend hours, days, years keeping up with latest trends, perfecting our craft and creating custom and customized work specifically for our clients. Bottom line, it's illegal to steal the work of others. The benefit of working with a stationer is that you get a custom or customized product created especially for you and your event. This is not to be confused with referring to a variety of pieces for inspiration and to help communicate your overall aesthetic.
Do you do more than Invitations? Like Save the Dates, Day of, etc.?
Yes. LYL creates Save the Date cards, Invitation Suites and most any sort of paper detail you can dream up for your big day (ceremony programs, escort cards, seating charts, specialty signage, table numbers). Sky's the limit!
Can you address my wedding stationery?
Of course. I offer digital addressing for all mailed pieces. A specific template is sent as a guideline so that your addresses are properly formatted for printing. If you're looking for a hand lettering artist for your addressing, LYL has some amazing hand lettering contacts I'm happy to pass along!
When do I mail my wedding stationery out?
As a rule of thumb, Save the Date cards are mailed around the 6 month mark, with your invitations mailing 8 weeks out from the the wedding. These target dates can be adjusted based on your specific situation (destination wedding, lots of guests traveling, holiday weekend, etc.)
Do you offer digital files only?
At this time, digital files are only available for the Tailored Collection. Custom Design requires printing and production to be overseen by Little Yellow Leaf.