Why choose LaneLove Paper Co. for your project?
The invitation process can be overwhelming, so we’re here to help you every step of the way. No matter how big or small your project might be, our goal is to provide you with the highest level of customer service at all times. We make sure you are prepared for everything when it comes to your invitations and we want to take the stressful parts away by being someone you can trust to handle your stationery needs.
We pride ourselves on our incredible quality and can't wait for you to hold your completed project in your hands. We use the highest quality paper available at each price point. We’ve hand-selected our printers and know they are the best in the country. We are picky about the finished product, each piece goes through a strict quality control process. We want each guest you invite to feel special for receiving the most incredible invitation they've ever seen and make your event the one that they simply can't miss.
The Ordering Process
Depending on the complexity of your project, the earlier the better! For wedding Invitations, it's best to get started 4-6 months from your wedding date - we recommend mailing your invitations 2 months from your date. Our standard turnaround time is 2 weeks for the design process and 3-4 weeks for print and production. If you’re in a rush, no need to panic! Most timelines can be accommodated, rush fees may apply.
If you're interested in semi-custom invitations, you can purchase those directly on our website or reach out to setup a consultation to look through our collections in person.
If you're interested in the custom experience, you can navigate to the shop > custom invitation design, and fill in the contact form! We will respond to all inquiries within 3 business days. From there we will make sure we're the right fit from the start, if so, we will setup a meeting with you (if you're local) or a call to discuss your project in more detail!
From there we will provide a customized quote for you to review. Our quoting process is unique in that we itemize all the embellishment options which can be selected/de-selected by you and the total will auto-generate. So you can choose what you'd like to move forward with before you "accept" your quote. From quote acceptance, you will fill out our design contract and place your non-refundable retainer payment (50% of the project total). This kicks off our 'white glove' service to see your project through from design to production. You're in the best hands for your stationery!
What is the minimum quantity I can order?
The minimum quantity for orders is 25.
How many extra invitations should I order? It is very expensive to go back to print for small quantities so be sure to order enough extras upfront. There are various reasons you may need extras: In case invitations get lost in the mail, you have last-minute additions to your guest list, you want a keepsake, or need some sets for photography, to name some. Our recommendation is to pad your stationery order by 10%–20%.
When do I need to tell you my final quantity? We’ll need to know your final quantity once you approve your final proof and before printing.
How are your projects priced?
Most of our projects start with base pricing for the necessities (Main invitation, reply and details) and a list of “optional add-ons” that can be explored during the design process. We want you to be able to pick and choose between the bells and whistles most important to you. A custom design experience is a $2-$10k investment for invitations. Most of our clients invest $30-$100 per guest for their stationery- Including save the dates, invitations, and wedding day items. Our semi-custom options start at $6 per suite. (a "Suite" Includes the Main Invitation, reply card, mailing envelope and RSVP envelope with return addressing)
What can I do to keep costs down? There are a couple of ways to keep costs down when it comes to your wedding stationery.
First, most couples choose to flat print their save the dates and day-of items and reserve the higher end printing such as letterpress for only the main invitation set.
If you’re on a smaller budget, consider our collection of semi-custom options. There are a lot of wonderful designs to choose from that do not require custom work.
How long will it be before I receive my proofs?
We typically provide proofs within two weeks of receiving your wording details for custom orders, and within 1 week for semi-custom orders.
How will my proofs be delivered? All proofs are sent in electronic form as PDFs directly to your email.
How many rounds of revisions will I receive on my proofs? Included in your design set-up/custom design fee covers up to 3 rounds of proof revisions. We encourage you to take your time on any changes/updates so you can get all of the adjustments you may need within those 3 rounds. There will be a $25 charge for each additional proof round required added to your final invoice.
What should I be looking for before approving my proof for print?
Are all names, titles, addresses, places, times, locations, and dates correct? Be sure to check spelling and punctuation as well.
Check the final order details: Is your final quantity correct? Are the ink, paper and envelope colors correct? Is/are the printing method(s) correct? Are all of the elements included in your stationery suite visible in the proof? Do your proofs include an inner envelope if you requested one?
Will I receive a hard copy sample before printing? No, you will not receive a hard copy sample of your stationery before printing. The set-up costs associated with printing are high, so it is cost prohibitive to print just one sample.
We offer many different printing methods and have sourced the best printing partners available in the country to produce our desired luxe quality. We offer offset (flat) printing, letterpress, foil stamping, thermography, blind embossing and debossing.
Can you explain the difference between print methods? offset printing is a printing process in which the ink is laid on top of the paper leaving a smooth finish - this is best suited for any watercolor style artwork and is less expensive than letterpress printing where the ink is pressed into the paper using a custom plate- each color requires a separate plate so normally 1-3 colors are suitable. Foil stamping is similar to letterpress in that it requires a custom plate, but it uses a foil during impression to create a metallic finish. Thermography is a modern printing version of traditional engraving- that leaves a raised finish on the surface of the paper.
What is engraving and do you offer it? We do not offer traditional engraving at this time. Engraving is the oldest printing process and not many suppliers still produce this type of printing. With engraving, the paper is pressed between two metal plates, raising the letters and design above the paper and a ink is applied to the surface.
What is blind embossing or debossing? Blind em/debossing is when a pattern or design is pressed into the paper but without ink. It’s a subtle but beautiful printing process. Embossing makes the impression raised while debossing presses it into the surface creating a depression.
I’m late to the game- Do you offer rush services? Yes, we’re flexible and can accommodate most rush timelines. Our rush fees vary depending on the timing and complexity of your project.