Do You Custom Design Invitations?
Yes we do! Whether the design is from our Graphic Design or Handmade DIY range we can either change the design to suit you, or you can show us what you have in mind and we can create a new design.
Our turnaround time is 14 to 21 working days from the date you place your order with exact quantity, wording and deposit payment.
Will I see a proof before going ahead?
YES! A proof of each item will be emailed to you to check carefully. If your invitation is in colour you will be asked to come into the store and see a proof. Alternatively, we will post you a proof. This ensures that you’ll know exactly what to expect when you collect your completed stationery. Printing will only commence once you have viewed and approved your final proof.
If you are ordering invitations from our Quick & Easy range you will receive an email proof only.
When should I post my Wedding invitations?
Wedding invitations are traditionally posted 2 to 3 months before the wedding. For weddings, we do always recommend that you set your RSVP date at least 6 weeks before the wedding to allow time to order your menus, place cards and other reception stationery in plenty of time prior to the big day.
We offer 3 options to suit your time and budget
Make your Own
This option is for our clients who love to DO IT YOURSELF! We stock the biggest range of stunning quality paper, card and envelopes in Perth. We know our papers and recommend what we know will work. We are experts in making up a sample Invitation, showing you the layering, measurements, cutting and assembly techniques we have developed over the years. All this in about 10 min with our free expertise!
To Make your Own Invitations you will need
to be computer savvy with setting up your wording. We recommend doing this on Publisher or Word.
a good quality home printer - either ink jet or laser.- for you to print your Invitation Stationery. Alternatively, you can do the setup of your wording on Word/Publisher and email the PDF for us to do the printing.
a paper trimmer for you to do the cutting. We both sell and hire paper trimmers.
This is the most popular option. You choose the design and we make up a sample for you showing you how to assemble your Invitation Stationery. If you feel confident about doing this part yourself, all you need to do is you place your order with your wording. Our Graphic Designer gets to work doing the setup with your wording. The professional printing is done on our Canon digital image press to produce an excellent result and the and precision cut on our electronic guillotine.
We will hand over a box of printed and cut Invitation Stationery, with the necessary glue tape, all ready for you to assemble. If necessary we will show you again how to assemble your Invitations. All that is left for you to do is get together with your bridesmaids/Mum and have an afternoon of hands on craft!
Our turnaround time for this option is 14 working days - 3 weeks. If you are short of time, we offer an Express (ASAP) service which includes 7 working day. Because we push your order up on the production line, this service is subject to a small surcharge.
Made by Starfish Lane
The cream of all the options - we do it all for you! You choose your design and place your order with your wording. Our Graphic Designer gets to work doing the setup up with your wording. The professional printing is done on our Canon digital image press to produce an ee.xcellent result and then precision cutting on our electronic guillotine.
We will hand over a box of carefully precisely assembled Invitation Stationery! All you’ll have to do is to put your invitation into envelopes, address, stamp and post!
Our turnaround time for this option is 21 working days - 4 weeks. If you are short of time, we offer an Express (ASAP) service which includes 14 working day. Because we push your order up on the production line, this service is subject to a small surcharge.
Can Starfish Lane print guest names on the invitations?
Yes, we can customise your Invitation Stationery by printing guest names. If you would like this option a spreadsheet will be sent to you to complete.
We highly recommend printed guest names for larger weddings - 80-100 guests. This ensures that the names printed on your invitations are the guests who are actually invited, for example, Jane, Sam and family OR Jane & Sam. Your spare/extra invites can be printed with a line or left blank for you to fill in the guest names at a later stage.
Can Starfish Lane print on envelopes?
Yes we can. If you decide to go ahead with this service we will email a spreadsheet for you to complete. Alternatively, we can print address labels for you to stick onto the envelopes.
Is there a minimum or maximum order for personalised stationery?
Not at all. You can order as many or as few invitations and/or other items as you like. There is no minimum order.
Note: We always recommend that you allow between 5 and 10 extra invitations and/or other items to avoid the charges associated with changing your numbers or ordering reprints.
What is the next step, when I have decided on my Invitation design?
The next step is to request a Quotation. To do this we need to know how many Invitations, and other items, for example, RSVP, Wishing Well/Gifts card and/or Details/Information card you require.
Please remember to include singles, couples and families - 60 Invitations equates to approximately 120 guests.
When you are satisfied with the Quotation, all you need to do is place your Order with the exact quantity you require and a deposit.
Your order can be placed via email or by visiting us at Starfish Lane. Be sure to allocate enough time for this process.
You can either email or bring in your Invitation Stationery wording. We have many different options of Invitation Stationery wording available in Starfish Lane for you to look at before deciding on your own personal wording. If you would prefer to make an appointment to place your Order, simply give us a call.
On receipt of your wording and deposit payment your Order will begin. Within 3 working days a digital proof will be emailed to you to check carefully. If your design is colour printed you will be asked to come into the store to view a final colour proof. Alternatively, we will post the colour proof to you.
Printing will only commence once you have approved your final proof. You will be contacted to collect your beautiful completed Invitation Stationery. If necesssary, we will Express post your Invitation Stationery via Australia Post.
The whole process from the date you place your order with quantity, wording and deposit is 14 to 21 working days. Depending on your order and design, we do offer an Express Service which includes 7 to 14 working days.
Do I need to make an appointment?
We are open 7 days a week - Monday to Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 11 to 4, and our experienced Design Consultants are always ready to assist you. However, if you prefer, you can certainly make an appointment. Call us on 9228 3011 or email email@example.com to set up an appointment.
Do I have to buy all the extra items shown in the gallery, such as RSVP, Wishing Well, Map etc.?
No you don't. We recommend that you only order what you require. This means that if Invitations is all you need, then Invitations is all you order!
There is a variety of different design and price options for the additional items. They depend on the style you prefer. You are more than welcome to mix and match ideas from different design sets. For example, an RSVP can be designed as a double sided post card with return address or as an RSVP with a envelope.
Can I change the colour and font of a design displayed in the gallery?
Absolutely! Our designs are simply ideas to give you a starting point for your stationery. You can mix and match both fonts and colours as you please. We are always happy to advise you on combinations of fonts that compliment one another as well as on colours that will work well with your choice of design and paper stock.
How many invitations will I need?
That depends on how many guests you would like to invite. When working on the number of invitations you need, remember to count invitations rather than actual guests. An event with 120 guests may only require 65 invitations. As a general guide, include one invitation for each of the following:
• A couple (married or living together)
• A family (including children under 18)
• A single guest
• A keepsake
In addition, our advice is to allow between 5 and 10 extra invitations to avoid the extra charges associated with changing numbers or coming back to order reprints.
Can Starfish Lane print labels for my envelopes?
Yes, we do print labels for.
• your guest addresses (front of envelope)
• return to sender labels
• envelope seals
Available in clear, white or kraft in selected sizes
We will email you an Excel spreadsheet. Simply complete this with your guest names and addresses, ensuring that you have thoroughly checked that all details such as spelling and postcodes are correct, and leave the rest to us. The cost of this option varies depending on the quantity of invitations and therefore quantity of sheets of labels required. Please contact us for a quote.
How much will my invitation cost?
This depends on what you want to spend and a number of factors including:
• The design. We offer two styles - Hand Made (DIY) and Graphic Design.
• The quantity of invitations you need
• The ‘Add Ons’ if required - for example RSVP, Wishing Well, Map, Information Card etc.
We would therefore prefer to chat to you regarding your options and a price. Call us on 08 9228 3011 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, pop in to our beautiful store in North Perth, where all our designs are on display and our experienced Design Consultants are here to assist you. We are open 7 days - Monday to Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 11 to 4.
What is the turnaround time for Invitations?
Our Customised Invitation turnaround time is 14 to 21 working days from the date you place your order with your final quantity, wording and deposit.
We do however offer an Express (ASAP) service which includes 7 working days. As your order is pushed to the top of the Production line it does attract a small surcharge.
Our Quick and Easy range of Invitations includes a 3 working day turnaround from the date you place your order with your wording and payment.
Our Print Studio (printing and cutting) includes a 5 working day turnaround from the date you place your order with payment.
Does Starfish Lane do the assembly of Invitations, if necessary?
Yes we do. If you’re short on time or dont feel confident to assemble the Invitation Stationery yourself, Starfish Lane has all the necessary expertise in this field.
This applies to any designs, in both the Handmade and Graphic Design range that require assembly. Our work is of an extremely high standard and we are always excited and proud to hand over your beautifully completed box of Invitation Stationery. All you’ll have to do is to put your stationery into envelopes, address, stamp and post!
Please allow a 21 working day turnaround if you would like us to assemble your Invitation Stationery. They can however be completed in 14 working days as an express order (subject to an express surcharge).
Do you sell the paper and envelopes for me to Make My Own Invitation Stationery?
Yes we do. We stock a fantastic range of paper, envelopes and embellishments as well as offering hundreds of design ideas.
Our experienced Design Consultants would love to help you with a design, measurements and cutting instructions. They will help you work out how much paper and related products you’ll need, in the most economic way. Come in and chat to us - we are open 7 days. Making your Own Invitation from scratch is the most cost-effective option. You would need access to a printer, be confident with setting up the design on your software at home as well as cutting and assembling your own stationery.
We always recommend the use of a good quality paper-trimmer to trim your paper to size rather than scissors! For your convenience, we sell or hire trimmers in store and can easily advise you of the best option for your needs. We can even give you a quick demonstration of how to get the best results from your equipment.
Please note that the DIY option does not apply to our Graphic Design range.