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You know, I never told you about how we go about sending out orders to our national and international clients. It’s nothing complicated, but I figured highlighting our process is probably a good way of reassuring those of you who may still be a bit weary when ordering online.
Having shipped all over the world, we’ve developed a pretty good gauge as to what works, and what doesn’t. Over the years, our packages have travelled from Brooklyn, New York, to 6 out of the 7 continents. (Apparently, no one gets married in Antarctica, but we remain hopeful!)
We’ve shipped to far away sounding places such as Tahiti in the French Polynesian Islands, Moscow, Russia, Singapore, Scotland, and have seen our deliveries arrive safely in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Mitwitz, Germany and South Wales, Australia. One day when I have some down time, I plan to draw a map much like the airline route maps, and trace where all my stationery have landed all over the world. I think it would make for a really nice illustration!
Anyway, back to the process. Usually, once the printing and production parts of your order is completed, a good amount of time is devoted to double- and triple- checking our numbers, to make sure that every piece you ordered is accounted for. We include in your order, a mini checklist that tells you the exact quantity of each item, along with how many boxes your order arrives in. If your order includes any pocket or petalfolds, we usually include a little assembly instruction card for you to follow. Since all of your items are boxed in separate boxes. This gives you an idea how to go about assembling your stationery for mailing. (This is where your bridal party, siblings or significant other comes in handy in the creation of an assembly line!)
Depending on the size of the items most of your stationery arrives in either a kraft or corrugated box. These boxes withstand the pressures of traveling far, and uh, “handling” by delivery folks.
So there you have it. Hope this gives you a better idea of how we pack and ship orders!
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I need to illustrate more bridges. I love ’em. My wedding clients love ’em, too!
I’ve got a bunch of bridges on my bridge list, including the Stone Arch Bridge in MN, and the Ben Franklin Bridge in PA. Any others I should add to the list?
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It’s pretty easy for us to replace text of wedding invitations to reflect showers, birthday parties, and other gatherings. In fact, it’s actually nice to be able to accommodate special occasions other than weddings. These smaller orders are usually a bit more intimate in nature, and it’s interesting to which designs people choose for their occasions. Here are two examples of our most popular wedding invitations that were created into bridal shower invitations:
And this is a Sweet Branch Wedding Invitation turned rehearsal dinner invitation.
It’s nice to see clients try to repurpose the designs to fit their needs. We’ve had little farms out west order our favor tags for their jam jars, and have changed wedding invitations to quinceaneras, baby showers and surprise birthday parties. Any way it’s repurposed, it’s great that people take the time out to find something that resonates with them, and we’re more than happy to try and accommodate to make someone’s special day even more so!