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It can be difficult to choose your stationery with so many different options available. Ordering a sample is a great way to show you the quality, colours and style so that you can make up your mind. These invites are printed on thick 330gsm smooth white or ivory card stock or on 350gsm Premium Cream lightly textured card. Envelope Liners are printed on a smooth quality white or ivory paper. We offer 3 different types of sample from a simple generic sample through to a fully personalised, printed sample.
Generic Sample: A generic sample is to show you the size, quality, style and colour of your chosen invitation set. We do not personalise them in any way and you will receive a sample as shown in the images, but with your selected options such as card type. There is no need to send us any details. We’ll dispatch your sample as soon as possible, usually within 1 or 2 working days.
Personalised Sample: A personalised sample is a great way to take you through the whole process of creating your perfect invitation from ordering through to receiving the finished product in the post. Choose from the available options and send us all the information you would like to have printed on your card. You can choose to have printing on the back, personalised guest names, an envelope liner and even a matching sticker. We’ll draw up electronic proofs for you and you have plenty of time to make any amendments. When you’re happy with the proofs we’ll send them to print and you will receive the finished, printed invitation set in the post. Your Personalised Sample can be for any event.
If we do not hear back from you for 4 weeks from the date of placing your Personalised Sample Order, we reserve the right to print and dispatch the sample without your approval.
Please note that although stickers will be personalised on the electronic proof, the printed version you receive will match the design shown but will not be personalised. We cannot print single stickers and you will receive a sticker as shown in the listing photographs.
Electronic Sample: Perhaps you’ve had a Generic Sample already and are happy with the quality but would now like to see what your information would look like in your chosen design. Perhaps you need to have the design tweaked? Then this is the option for you! We create electronic proofs of your chosen invitation combination. You can make changes to your proofs until you are happy with them (within reason) for up to 10 days at which point the order will be closed. We are always happy to make changes and update proofs but if you change your mind and would like a different design, please order a new Electronic Sample. If we don’t hear back from you, we will presume that you were happy with the most recent proofs. Please note that an electronic sample is not suitable for printing at home. It is purely for you to see what your information will look like in your chosen design.
Proofs - All proofs are shown on a white background irrespective of your chosen card type. Please always read any annotations on your proofs with regards to card colour, size and quantity.
A5 is twice the size of A6
A6 is half the size of A5 and twice the size of A7
A7 is half the size of A6
C5 envelope fits an A5 card
C6 envelope fits an A6 card
C7 envelope fits an A7 card
Approximate Card & Envelope Sizes:
Invitation card - A5 (approx. 21cm x 14.8cm)
Additional Cards such as RSVP, Gift Message, Menu, Info – A6 (approx. 14.8cm x 10.5cm)
Invitation Envelope - C5 (22.9cm x 16.2cm) Regular Royal Mail letter size.
RSVP Envelope – C6 (16.2cm x 11.4cm)
Mini Invitation – A6 (approx. 14.8cm x 10.5cm)
Mini additional cards such as RSVP, Gift Message, Menu, Info – A7 (11.2cm x 8.3cm)
Mini Invitation Envelope – C6 (16.2cm x 11.4cm)
*Mini RSVP Envelope – C7 (11.2cm x 8.3cm)
*Please note that mini C7 envelopes cannot be personalised
Choose the type of sample you would like to receive. Either include the information for your cards with the order or email it to us afterwards at your convenience. There is no need to send any information if ordering a Generic Sample.
Once we receive your order a member of our design team will create electronic proofs using the information you have supplied, usually within 2 working days. The proofs will be emailed to you. Unlike many companies, we do not limit the number of changes you can make to your proofs within reason. Once you are happy with them, let us know and we will send them to print or, in the case of an electronic sample, close the order out. Nothing goes to print without your approval. If after placing an order you haven’t heard from us after 3 working days, please get in touch.
After you have approved your proof, we aim to dispatch your order within 3 - 4 working days. The whole process normally takes around a week plus delivery time depending on the product and whether amendments are made to the proofs. Generic Samples are usually dispatched within 1 or 2 working days. Shipping times may vary due to bank holidays or during busy periods.
After you have approved your proof, we aim to dispatch your order within 3 - 4 working days. Generic Samples are usually dispatched within 1 - 2 working days. Shipping times may vary due to bank holidays or during busy periods.
Order a sample of our beautiful wedding invitations with your choice of Kraft brown, white or coloured envelopes and matching envelope liner & sticker. Samples are a great way to try out different styles and designs so that you find your perfect match. We can alter almost any aspect of the invitation so if you would like something altered please don’t hesitate to ask. Just let us know if you’d prefer a different font or want the design tweaked. Read on to find out more about the samples available. To place a full order, click the Purchase Full Order button near the top of this listing.
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