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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. We offer 3 different types of sample from a simple printed generic sample through a sample to just view on screen to a fully personalised, printed sample. Choose to have a magnetic strip to fix to the back to ensure your Save the Date can have a place on a fridge where it can’t be forgotten.
Generic Sample: A generic sample is to show you the size, quality, style and colour of your chosen Save the Date. 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 Save the Date from ordering through to receiving the finished product in the post. Send us all the information you would like to have printed on your card such as the venue location. We’ll draw up an electronic proof for you and you have plenty of time to make any amendments. When you’re happy with the proof we’ll send it to print and you will receive the finished, printed Save the Date 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. It is not economical to 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 an electronic proof for you to view on screen. 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 - Please note that all proofs are shown on a standard background irrespective of your chosen card type. Please always read any annotations on your proofs with regards to card colour and size.
CARD COLOUR: Choose from a smooth white 330gsm card or our lightly textured Premium Cream 350gsm card. The premium card is noticeably thicker and adds a luxurious look and feel to your cards.
Available in 2 sizes: A6 or Mini A7. Please see sizing tab for measurements.
PRINTING ON THE BACK
Continue the design across the back or write a special message on the back of your cards
Have us round the corners for you or leave them square.
Peel & stick magnets to make sure your announcement has pride of place on a fridge and can’t be easily forgotten.
Choose whether you’d like them Landscape/horizontal or Portrait/vertical.
ARE THESE FOR DAY OR EVENING?
Each variation must be added to your basket separately as they are processed separately, and each has its own proofs drawn up. Feel free to adjust the wording to something like ‘Save the Evening’ or ‘Keep your evening free!’
ENVELOPE COLOUR: Kraft brown envelopes are included as standard. Other colours are available for a small surcharge. Just click on the colour you would like. We’ve searched for a long time to find the best quality envelopes at affordable prices and are really happy with what we now stock. If you do need a different colour, let us know and we’ll see what is available.
ENVELOPE LINER: Envelope liners are on white paper (ivory available on request). They come either Loose where they are pre-cut & creased, ready for you to stick in yourself, or fully assembled where we do the fiddly work and stick each one in for you. We create them to match your chosen design but if you’d prefer a different design to compliment your cards, add a note to your order. Choose any design you like. Browse our other envelope liner listings for ideas. They are sized to fit all our v-flap envelopes and are not available for our Premium White peel & seal envelopes.
MATCHING STICKER TO SEAL YOUR ENVELOPE: A matching sticker for your envelopes gives a hint of what’s to come. Choose from matt heart stickers, or round matt, gloss, or transparent stickers. You choose what goes on the sticker. If you’d like to order extra, you can order extra stickers here.
YOUR WORDING: You can either list the details for your order here, or you can email them to us afterwards at your convenience.
A6 is half the size of A5 and twice the size of A7
A7 is the smallest and is half of an A6
C6 envelope fits an A6 card
C7 envelope fits an A7 card
Approximate Card & Envelope Sizes:
Full Size: A6 (approx. 10.5cm x 14.8cm)
Mini: A7 (approx. 7.4cm x 10.5cm)
Envelope for full size Save the Date – C6 (approx. 16.2cm x 11.4cm)
Envelope for Mini Save the Date – C7 (approx. 11.2cm x 8.3cm)
Choose the type of sample you would like to receive. Either include the information for your card 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 an electronic proof using the information you have supplied, usually within 2 – 3 working days. The proof will be emailed to you. Unlike many companies, we do not limit the number of changes you can make to your proof within reason. Once you are happy with it, let us know and we will send it 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 within 3 working days, please get in touch.
After you have approved your proof, we aim to print & dispatch personalised samples within 3 – 5 working days (please allow up to 6 working days during busy periods). The whole process normally takes around a week plus delivery time depending on the product and whether amendments are made to the proof. Generic Samples are usually dispatched within 1 or 2 working days. Shipping times may vary due to bank holidays or during busy periods.
*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.
After you have approved your proof, we aim to dispatch your order within 4 - 15 working days, depending on your product type (please see individual product details for dispatch times). Samples are usually dispatched within 1 - 3 working days. Shipping times may vary due to bank holidays or during busy periods.
Royal Mail 2nd Class postage and a standard courier takes between 3-5 working days.
Royal Mail 1st Class postage takes 2 – 3 working days.
*Next Day Delivery takes 1 or 2 working days (weekends & holidays excluded).
*Next Day Options are only available for UK mainland. Please contact us separately for shipping to Northern Ireland or any of the other islands or highlands.
If you require any other shipping such as Express or shipping abroad then please contact us separately for a quote.
FAST TRACK ORDERS
*If you choose to add Priority Processing to your order, it will jump to the front of the queue and take priority. We will make sure that your order is processed as quickly as possible from proofs through to printing and dispatch. We will aim to prepare your proofs within 1 or 2 days and will also endeavour to dispatch your order within 1 – 2 full working days from approving your proofs.
Please contact us for availability before placing your order.
Please note that your order will still be dispatched using whichever shipping method you choose during checkout. We recommend selecting our Next Day delivery service (UK mainland only. Weekends & holidays excluded).
This first piece of wedding stationery is a great way to try out a design and colour scheme. Order a sample of our beautiful Save the Date cards with your choice of envelope. Each card is printed on thick 330gsm smooth white card stock or on our Premium 350gsm Cream Textured card. We can create the rest of your stationery to match your chosen design too. These cards are fully customisable so you can ‘Save the Date (or Evening!)’ for a birthday party or any other event too.
To place a full order, click the Purchase Full Order button near the top of this listing.
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