Art Deco Save the Date, Gatsby Inspired Save the Date, Formal Black Save the Date, Gold Save the Date - Custom - Kerry and Ralph

$3.30+



This black and gold wedding save the date would be perfect for a black tie or New Years Eve wedding, but can be customized in any color combination. Use it to let your guests know to expect your wedding to be stylish and all out art deco.

This save the date includes (measurements in inches):
• 4x5 save the date
• 4x5 shimmery gold envelope with your return address printed

This save the date features a very classic yet modern text with a mix of boxy and swirly fonts printed on a shimmery linen texture white paper and mounted onto black linen. It also comes with a shimmery gold envelope with your return address printed on the back flap.

*please note that the envelope used in the picture has been discontinued and has been replaced with antique gold (see color swatches here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/233388068/paper-color-swatch-chart?ref=shop_home_active_13)

Questions? Click on the "Request a Custom Order" link directly below the listing photos.

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♥ ALL INVITATIONS DESERVE TO BE CUSTOM ... WHAT DOES THAT MEAN EXACTLY?
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I wholeheartedly believe that every invitation deserves to be custom, that's why you shop with a real live person that prints each invite by hand right?

Every invitation in my shop includes:
- change the orientation of the card
- changes to ink and paper colors
- changes to fonts
- hand picked letter styles for fancy fonts with multiple letter options
- convert a flat invite to pocket or vice versa
- changes to the wording
- design of addition of insert cards not pictured

You will be charged an additional fee for:
- custom designs started from scratch (starts at $150 - price varies based on complexity of design)
- major revisions to the overall layout (starts at $35 - price varies based on changes requested)
- complete graphic changes (starts at $35 - price varies based on changes requested)
- guest addressing ($0.25 per envelope)
- double sided printing (starts at $0.25 - varies based on paper size)
- the use of graphics that I don’t already own (usually between $5-$15)

TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR INVITATION .... click on either "Request a Custom Order" or "Ask a Question" up at the top of this listing and let me know what you need!

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♥ HOW TO PLACE YOUR ORDER
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Before you start, I highly recommend reading through my Wedding Stationery Catalog found here (copy and paste the link):
http://issuu.com/invitedbylamaworks/docs/wedding_stationery_catalog_etsy_ver

1. PURCHASE PROOFING DEPOSIT - Purchase this $50 deposit listing by clicking “Add to Cart” and complete checkout. Your deposit and shipping will be applied towards your final balance.

As you check out with your deposit you'll see a box where you can enter some notes. In that box let me know:
a. how many you need
b. when you need them by
c. any colors you'd like to change
d. any pieces you want to take out or add in
e. if you'd like to purchase them assembled (I tape together, you stuff, seal and send) or a DIY kit (I print and cut everything, you tape it together)
f. if you need to drastically change the price to fit your budget, let me know what your ideal budget would be and what parts of the invitation you absolutely must have (i.e. invite, RSVP, pocket, etc.)

After your deposit, I'll draft a sketch of your design with any changes that you are making to the design and we'll talk about a timeline. This deposits are refundable up until proofing begins.

2. PAPER DEPOSIT - CUSTOM LISTING - I'll need a second payment that is 50% of your order before I order paper. Most of my brides choose to do this shortly after a deposit is in so that paper arrives in a timely manner, but if you have time and need to spread payments out, I can do that as well, just know that paper takes about 7-10 days to ship and will not be ordered until you reach a total deposit of 50%.

3. WORDING - As soon as your initial deposit is in and we confirm the details of both your order and payment schedule you can send your wording in either via email or Etsy.

4. PROOF REVIEW - Upon receiving your deposit and wording, proofs will be carefully designed and then sent to you within 2 business days. Nothing is printed until I have your final proof approval. We'll continue to work on your design until it is perfect - please expect this to take about 1-2 weeks. The more organized you are with your wording, the faster it usually goes.

5. PRINTING - Once I have your approval, printing will begin. Printing takes 1-2 weeks. {Rush orders are available for an additional 15% plus the cost of rush shipping the paper in}

6. FINAL PAYMENT - Your remaining balance plus shipping is due before your invitations ship out.

7. SHIPPING - All orders are insured and ship Priority Mail, which takes 2-3 business days domestically and 10-15 business days internationally. You will receive tracking information as soon as it ships. Expedited shipping is available if needed.

*Standard orders take about 4-6 weeks.

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♥ TO ORDER A SAMPLE
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Sample sets are available so you can experience my high quality materials and gorgeous design work in person before placing your full order. To order a sample select either "Sample - Assembled" or "Sample - DIY kit" from the drop down menu.

I don't always have samples of every invitation in stock. If the one you order is out of stock, I will contact you with an estimated timeline (usually about 2 weeks). If you are unsatisfied with the delay, your order will be refunded or replaced with a similar item.

Samples cannot be customized in any way, however I am more than happy to include swatches of any additional colors you might want to see. Please note that some of my samples are overprints from a previous order - the colors and general layout will be the same as the listing, but the names and information may not match.

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♥ DIY KITS
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I have found that a lot of my brides are crafty enough for a little DIY work, but are intimidated by the process of designing a full invitation. I can help! Perhaps the easiest way to save a bit on my invitations is to purchase them as a DIY kit. I do all of the printing and cutting, but leave it for you to assemble. I don't provide the tape, but do have recommended brands and methods that I am happy to share with you. A fully assembled version is always included in your order to show you where each of the pieces goes.

You can find the DIY kit pricing in the price drop down menu up top.

All invites purchased as "Assembled" come to you taped together, ready to stuff the insert cards, stamp the envelopes, seal and send. Note - belly bands come flat packed and are part of your seal and send process.

I DO NOT sell digital prints of any of my invitations.

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♥ COLORS
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I use the Envelopments brand of paper that is designed specifically for stationery and wedding invitations. I have over 250 colors available in matte, shimmery and patterned papers. Paper weight ranges from 80 lb - 130 lb cover weight.

Prices vary by color and size so I do give individual quotes for every order.

For a full list of colors available, please see this listing:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/233388068/paper-color-swatch-chart?ref=listings_manager_grid

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♥ BUDGET
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A budget is SO important and I want to do what I can to make sure you stay right on track. Paper pricing varies so much based on the type of paper, paper size, and labor involved. I can adjust nearly any design to fit a variety of price points. If you need to trim down the cost, we can consider taking out pockets, backings or envelope printing. You can still make an invitation beautiful on a budget.

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♥ COORDINATING PIECES
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Use your save the date and additional pieces to set the tone for your big day and create consistency. This set currently has a few coordinating pieces designed to match. I would be happy to design others as you need them.

Blush Pink Invitation: https://www.etsy.com/listing/119507467/blush-and-champagne-gatsby-inspired-flat?ref=shop_home_active

Red Invitation: https://www.etsy.com/listing/167759194/red-formal-gatsby-flat-wedding

Flat invitation: https://www.etsy.com/listing/159988774/gatsby-inspired-flat-wedding-invitation?ref=shop_home_active

Traditional pocket invitation: https://www.etsy.com/listing/119507706/formal-gatsby-inspired-pocket-wedding?ref=shop_home_active

Menu - https://www.etsy.com/listing/167804779/vintage-gatsby-wedding-menu-or-dinner

Table Numbers - https://www.etsy.com/listing/168488552/black-and-gold-art-decotable-numbers

Place Cards - https://www.etsy.com/listing/168489370/black-and-gold-art-deco-place-cards-or

Favor Boxes - https://www.etsy.com/listing/168490142/black-and-gold-art-deco-party-favor

For other ideas - check out my full line of products:
Save the Dates - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LamaWorks?section_id=11029897
Invitation - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LamaWorks?section_id=7100905&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5
Programs - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LamaWorks?section_id=10323577&ref=shopsection_leftnav_6
Reception Paper - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LamaWorks?section_id=16028217&ref=shopsection_leftnav_7
Bridal Showers - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LamaWorks?section_id=16028215&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8
Thank you Cards - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LamaWorks?section_id=11034998&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3
Personalized Stationery - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LamaWorks?section_id=13451956&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2

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♥ GIVE BACK
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I believe in the power of community and giving back. Feel good about your purchase knowing that every month, I donate a portion of each and every sale to a variety of charities.

The charity I donate to varies from month to month, please see my shop announcement to find out who the recipient is this month. My shop announcement can be found on my main page here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LamaWorks?ref=hdr_shop_menu#

**Please take a moment to read the shop policies before you place a custom order**

Payments

WEDDING PRODUCTS - Full wedding orders are a 3 step process.

1. PROOFING DEPOSIT - All wedding orders start with a proofing deposit. Proofing deposits are either $50 or $100 depending on the product - that price can be found within the listing. General sketches to show you color schemes are happily provided before this point, but customized text and changes to fonts and graphics require a proofing deposit first.
**You will be charged a small shipping fee on this order, that is a flaw in Etsy that I am aware of. I will apply this amount to your final shipping costs!!

2. PAPER DEPOSIT - 50% of your full order is due before I order paper. This payment can take place as soon as you are confident in your quantity needed and paper colors, but is generally preferred within a week of starting your order. Paper takes about 7-10 days to arrive, any delays in payment will push your invitation schedule back. Changes to either quantity or paper color beyond this point may incur restocking fees or additional charges.

3. FINAL PAYMENT - The remaining balance of your order plus shipping is due before your invitations or wedding day paper ships out.

STATIONERY - payment for stationery products is due before the proofs are created and items are produced.

Shipping from United States

All orders ship via the USPS method that you select during checkout unless you contact me separately for UPS or FedEx.

All orders valued over $100 do also come with shipping insurance so if anything is damaged, please take pictures of your box and contact us as soon as you can!

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ORDERS OUTSIDE OF THE US
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I love my international customers, but there are a few things that you need to be aware of!

Please be aware that you may be responsible for any customs fees that your country may charge. It is up to you to look into these fees ahead of time. I will NOT falsify customs forms in any way to reduce your customs fees.

Most orders will ship with USPS Priority (6-10 day) or Express (3-5 day) mail. Both of these options do come with tracking information. For some orders I can also ship first class, but there is no tracking information and no guaranteed delivery time frame.

** Customs!! Please understand that customs delays are VERY common for certain countries! It can take up to SIX weeks for your box to clear customs. I recommend following your tracking information carefully and contact your parcel force or customs office as soon as you see it has entered customs. You may be able to pay any additional customs fees you have over the phone or online to expedite the customs process.

I do the best I can to help you through the shipping process, but please be understanding that once it has left the US, I have no power to track it down and it is solely in the hands your country's postal service.

Refunds

I am sure that you will love the item that you receive, and I do everything I can to make you comfortable during the ordering process. A wedding is a big deal and you are trusting us with one of the most important pieces.

Due to the nature of custom orders, refunds of completed products are not available so please proof carefully! Spell check is not reliable and I am not responsible for any spelling or grammatical errors that are not caught! I feel that it is not my right to question how you would like to word something on your invitation - it is after all yours - so please read through each piece carefully!

If you change or cancel your order before it has been printed, you may be responsible for paper restocking and design fees. These fees will be assessed on an individual basis.

If you change or cancel your order after invitations have been printed, but before they are shipped out, you are still responsible for final payment on the design since all design, printing and assembly work will have been completed at this time.

What you see on the final proof that you approve is what goes to print. However, if a mistake is made on my end and spelling differs from the final proof that you approved I will happily correct the error at no cost to you and make sure that it happens as fast as possible.

Once a proof has been approved through the proof approval form any revisions, error corrections and/or preference changes after this approval will be deemed “new work” and invoiced in addition to this project’s fees.

Additional

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CONTACT INFORMATION
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I work at home, I work at the studio, it varies day by day!

I have 4 kids so my hours are nontraditional and can be very random. Please respect that while I may return a few emails over the weekends, I do try to leave my weekends free to be with my family as much as possible.

If you are local to the Quincy are please call my studio to set up an appointment - 217-222-9010

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HOW I WORK
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I work under the ideal that "All invitations deserve to be custom". I want your invitation to be as unique as you and your wedding are. I do all of the graphic design work myself, so that means that anything can be changed - colors, fonts, layout, size …..

Like more than one of my invitations? I can combine elements of your favorite designs together to create something perfect.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the process work?

PRE-DESIGN
If you have any customizations to make to your wedding invitations, we'll talk about that first. I'll send you over a brochure that has design options and a la carte options to choose from. Custom wording will not be changed until a deposit is in.

CONTRACT
Once you make your selections, I'll send you a contract that outlines what you are receiving, payment expectations and store policies.

DEPOSIT & DESIGN
Your $100 deposit will start the design process. At this time your wording will be used and you will be sent proofs of your design. Your 2nd payment is due before I order paper.

PROOF APPROVAL & PRINTING
Once approved, I'll go to print!

FINAL PAYMENT & SHIP OUT
Your final payment is due before they ship.

Do you print guests addresses?

Yes! Printed guests addresses are an additional $0.50 each. If you prefer hand calligraphy, I can get you in touch with one of my awesome calligraphy friends.

How long do orders take?

SAVE THE DATES - about 3-4 weeks

INVITATIONS - about 4-6 weeks

WEDDING DAY PRODUCTS - about 4-6 weeks

TABLE NUMBERS - about 2 weeks

THANK YOU CARDS - about 2-3 weeks

EVERY DAY CELEBRATION INVITATIONS - about 2-3 weeks

EVERY DAY STATIONERY - about 2-3 weeks

I don't have that much time, is there anything that would speed the process up?

If you need to get your order faster than the timeline stated above, I do offer rush orders. Rush orders will incur 2 additional fees:

1. An additional 15% or $25, whichever is greater

2. Charges associated with rush shipping the paper in. This varies from about $30-$100 depending on the speed of shipping. I will give you options before I order

Placing a rush order means that your order is at the top of my priority list for both design and printing. Excessive changes to the design, incomplete information or delays in replying to messages on your end will delay the process.

What is a DIY kit?

I have found that a lot of my brides are crafty enough for a little DIY work, but are intimidated by the process of designing a full invitation. If you purchase a DIY kit, I will print and cut everything, but leave it for you to tape the layers of paper together. I'll always include one together so you know what it will look like!

You can find the DIY kit pricing in the price drop down menu up top.

*Belly bands are always shipped flat for you to wrap and tape as you mail them out. Lace belly bands come to you sewn together and ready to wrap.

What type of printing do you use?

Most of my orders I print in house with digital printing.

I do also have an outside printer that I can use for:
- digital metallic gold
- digital metallic silver
- letterpress
- thermography
- embossing
- debossing
- foil

Will I see my design before you print it?

Yes! I will send you as many proofs via PDF that we need until you are happy with your design.

Printed proofs are an additional $25 and take about 2 weeks to arrive.

Can I get a digital design rather than printed?

I am incredibly picky about how my orders are printed and I value the end product, so I do not sell digital files.

What colors can I use?

I have over 250 paper colors to choose from so the options are endless!

You can see all of the current paper colors in the wedding stationery catalog found here:
http://www.invitedbylamaworks.com/pages/wedding-stationery-design-catalog

Patterns and some specialty papers are not listed, if you don't see something you like there, just ask and I'll try to find it for you!

My budget is lower than the price listed - can I get it cheaper???

A budget is SO important and I want to do what I can to make sure you stay right on track. Paper pricing varies so much based on the type of paper, paper size, and labor involved. I can adjust nearly any design to fit a variety of price points. If you need to trim down the cost, we can consider taking out pockets, backings or envelope printing. You can still make an invitation beautiful on a budget.

Just fill out the consultation questionnaire to get started:
http://www.invitedbylamaworks.com/pages/customquote

** I do what I can to honor budget requests, however please expect it to be at least $2.10 per invite for a single layer 5x7 invite, RSVP card and blank envelopes.

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