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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Questions:

GENERAL
What are people saying about Artiga Design?

Do you work with out-of-state customers?

WEDDING STATIONERY

When should I order my wedding invitations?

How many wedding invitations should I order?

Can I proofread my invitations or announcements before they are printed?

When should I mail my wedding invitations?

What is an appropriate reply date for my guests?

Where can I find invitation wording and etiquette suggestions?

Do you recommend any other local bridal services?
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS
When should I order my baby announcements?
I don't know if I'm having a boy or a girl -- how should I choose a design?

Answers:

What are people saying about Artiga Design?

"I appreciate your help, creativity and insight. You are a big part of what's making our wedding a joy to plan and uniquely our own. Thank you, Beth!"

"Artiga Design was the only place able to provide us with beautiful and unique wedding invitations at a very reasonable price. I will continue to recommend Artiga Design to all of my friends and family."

"Our birth announcements were so beautiful, and best of all, Beth delivered them to our house just two days after getting home from the hospital. We were able to get them in the mail the next day so all our friends and family could enjoy the good news."

"Your wonderful announcement still hangs on the fridge, and I also saved an extra one for our scrapbook. So many people complimented me on the beautiful announcement! Thanks for your great eye for color and gift of design."

"We loved the unique baby announcements and had a hard time choosing as they were all great. Beth had them done exactly when she said they would be and they were fabulous!"

Do you work with out-of-state customers?

YES! Artiga has recently filled orders for customers as far away as New York and Hawaii! If you would like to view my portfolio and available materials, send $100 deposit to 1374 Juliet Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 and I will mail them to you right away. Most ordering communication can be done using email (which is free and fast)! When an order is complete, your invitations or announcements will be mailed to you via certified delivery. Out-of-state customers will be charged for shipping.

When should I order my wedding invitations?

Generally, it is best to look into ordering invitations at least six months before the wedding. Artiga needs orders placed at least 4-6 weeks before your planned mailing date, because some materials need to be ordered well in advance.

How many wedding invitations should I order?

Make sure to order enough for each party on your guest list, plus a few extras for you and your family members to keep. Artiga Design charges a $75 re-print fee for adding extra invitations to the order once it has been placed and is in process.

Can I proofread my invitations or announcements before they are printed?

Yes. Within 1-2 weeks of placing your order, I will create a proof for each invitation or announcement piece, which can be accessed through this website (go to Order Forms, Etc). You will have the chance to read them over for any final edits or changes. I will not print them until I get the final word from you.

When should I mail my wedding invitations?

Generally, the mailing date is 6 weeks before the wedding. However, if you are getting married during a holiday weekend or have many out-of-town guests, you should send them out 8 weeks prior.

What is an appropriate reply date for my guests?

Reply dates are typically 2-3 weeks before the wedding. Sometimes caterers require an accurate guest count at this time.

Where can I find invitation wording and etiquette suggestions?

I have included common invitation wording samples -- including available typestyles and quotes/verses -- on my order forms. For specific etiquette questions and unique situations, try the following links:
Bliss Weddings

Martha Stewart Weddings

Do you recommend any other local bridal services?
Photographer
David Lundquist, (612) 869-5237

Florist
Claudine Arndt, Wild Vine Garden Design, (612) 730-VINE

Custom Jeweler
Jake Fuhrman, Custom Goldsmithing, (651) 486-2977

Wedding Gowns/Bridesmaid Dresses
Amy Jane Bridal, (651) 602-9492
When should I order birth announcements?
Birth announcements can be ordered up to 2 months before your due date. Most announcements require some work that can be done before the baby is born. Have a family member call or email me the birth details, and I can have them ready shortly after your baby is born.
I don't know if I'm having a boy or a girl -- how should I choose a design?
Some mothers choose a design that could work for either sex. Others choose two designs -- one for a boy and one for a girl. In that case, have a family memeber call or email me the birth details, and I can have them ready 2 weeks after your baby is born.
Phone: (612) 730-7133
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