Let’s Get Started
To start your custom designed project, please review our design guide and the FAQ’s below. Once you’ve determined we’re the right fit for you, send us an email or give us a call at the studio (805.687.9414), and we can talk about your ideas.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I place an order?
Download our custom design guide to learn about the ordering and design process.
When should I start designing my invitation?
Now! We encourage you to start as soon as possible on your wedding or party stationery. Generally our custom wedding invitation designs take 8 weeks to design and 3 weeks for printing and assembly. Simpler party invitations take approximately 4 weeks to design and print. When thinking about timing consider your mail date and RSVP date in relation to your event date.
How much does it cost?
Since our designs are custom, our pricing is also custom and is handled on an individual basis. Our custom wedding invitation pakages (invitation, envelope, reply card, reply envelope or postcard, and information insert) start at $1,200 for flat printing and $1800 for letterpress (based on an order of 100 invitation packages). Party invitations, Save-the-date cards, birth announcements, and other event stationery start at $200 for a quantity of 50 (including printed outer envelopes). Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll create an estimate for you.
Do you have a collection I can order from?
Not yet, but we’re working on it. We’ll be sure to let you know when it’s ready!
Can you recreate a design I found on the internet?
No. We love to see things that inspire you, but we do not copy other artists’/company’s designs.
Can you print my guests’ addresses onto the invitation envelopes?
Yes, we can incorporate the typefaces used in your invitation on the address; we can include it in your estimate.
Can Lilly & Louise design other paper goods for my wedding or party?
Yes! We love to incorporate invitation design details into any element of your celebration; such as programs, menus, favors, table numbers, escort cards or place cards, signage, thank you notes, weekend itineraries, welcome bag items … you name it! Download our paper possibilities guide here.
Do you like cake?
What kind of printing do you offer?
The beauty of custom work is that the sky is the limit. While most of our projects are digitally printed or letterpress printed, we can offer any kind of printing or finishing, such as embossing, foil, special dies, you name it. Leslie works one-on-one with local printers and checks all jobs on press (she’s kind of a perfectionist, well…not kind of). We’ll talk about your printing/finishing preference and include it in your estimate.
What forms of payment to you accept and what is the payment policy?
We accept payment by check and PayPal. To accept PayPal payments we require an additional 2.9% PayPal fee for national orders and 4% for international orders. To begin a project, we require a 50% deposit.
What are your policies?
Download our policies here.
Do you have a store I can visit?
No, we work from our studio in Santa Barbara, California. We meet local clients by appointment and all other clients by phone call or Skype.
More questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the studio 805.687.9414.