Most Frequently Asked
We hope these answers are helpful to you but of course, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have a question you do not see answered here, we're happy to assist!
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/store only, not an actual storefront or location to visit. However, samples of some invitations are available to purchase within our collection, just select Sample (if listed) under Units otherwise, you can purchase a sampling of our papers (here). In addition to the sample purchase, you'll be able to select up to 5 colored paper swatches to better help guide you with customizing an invitation ensemble found in our collections. If you're local or planning a trip to NJ, we welcome you to visit us at a bridal show where you can see our work on display. Check our Bridal Showcase Calendar for upcoming dates and locations.
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 will be costly and may also be a waste as well. It’s highly recommended to order 5-15 extra invitations for last minute added guests, a keepsake for yourself, and for any 'photo ops' taken on your wedding day. Read more on this topic found on our Helpful Resources page, look for the Wedding Etiquette Cheat Sheet.
Q. How do I determine how many enclosure/insert cards I need?
A. An RSVP/Response card is included with each invitation ensemble throughout the collections. 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. Collect wording template ideas found on our Helpful Resources page.
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 you're around the 5 month mark (prior to your wedding/event date). We cringe at the idea of orders being placed any sooner for invitations 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. More information regarding the ordering process and turnaround can be found on our Helpful Resources page.
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 collection entirely then you’ll need to fill out a Custom Order Form so we can contact you over the phone to discuss further and thereafter, email a quote in order to begin the design and production process. Read more about these creative processes listed on our Helpful Resources page.
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 is an excellent way to tie your wedding décor together and ensure the proper vision flow throughout the day of your wedding. Day Of Stationery section Coming Soon!