Most Frequently Asked
Q. Do you have a storefront or can I make an appointment to come in? I would love to see some samples!
A. Thank you for your interest in our stationery! Thinking Paper is an online boutique/retailer only, not an actual storefront or location to visit. If you're local or planning a trip to NJ, view our work in-person at our next Bridal Showcase, view schedule.
Q. How do I determine how many invitations to order?
A. Often enough we've come to find couples shorting themselves in an effort to save money or by assuming their guest list is finalized too early in their planning. Our minimum order is of 25 pieces, so only needing a couple extras can be costly and may also be a waste in the long run as well. We highly recommend ordering 5-15 extra invitations to cover guests added last minute, a keepsake for yourself, and for 'photo ops' taken on your wedding day. Read our Wedding Etiquette Cheat Sheet.
Q. How many enclosure/insert cards should I have?
A. An RSVP/Response card will most likely be needed if you're planning a wedding to ensure a proper head count. A Reception card is only needed if your ceremony and reception are taking place in two different locations. Hotel /Accommodations cards; generally most hotels will provide you with their formatted cards, however, if you prefer the complete invitation ensemble to match through and through then it's highly recommend to order this card (if it's not already included). Now trending, couples are choosing to swap this card out for a new title 'Wedding Details' in which they’ll provide a website their guests can visit to find this information. Directions card; self-explanatory, however given the size of these cards, directions need to be kept at a minimum. See Invitation Wording Examples and Templates.
Q. How long should I wait before placing my order, what’s your turnaround?
A. It’s never too early perusing for ideas. However, with an overabundance of inspiration out there ranging from magazines to Pinterest, we highly recommend holding off until around 5 months prior to your wedding/event date. We cringe when orders come in sooner than that timeframe as colors and information regarding the details of your event 'may' change, guest list too. If you’re looking to personalize, have a custom order made or upgrading to full assembly services, please allow for some extra time. Ideally, from start to finish (delivery) most orders are turned around within 1 months time (during peak business months Feb.- Sept.). Rush orders can be accommodated at an additional cost, however, please contact us prior to placing an order if you're concerned with timing, we're happy to work with you as best we can. Learn more about our Process & Turnaround.
Q. My friend had an invitation different from this collection, she referred me to you, do you still offer custom design work?
A. Absolutely! If you would like to work with a designer/artist to create something completely different, apart from the collections entirely, please use this Custom Order Form so that we can contact you over the phone to discuss further and thereafter, email pricing in order to begin the design and production process. Read about our Custom Order process and what to expect. work.
Q. Can I order matching stationery for my wedding day (programs, menus, etc.)?
A. Absolutely! Coordinating your invitation design with "day of" stationery items such as; menu cards, ceremony programs, escort/seating cards, wedding itineraries, table cards, and signature drink signage to name a few is an excellent way to tie your wedding décor and style together, ensuring a proper vision flow throughout the day. View Ceremony & Reception Cards.