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Contact Us | Pennysmiths Paper

CONTACT US      tel. 505.345.2353      [email protected]

LOCATION           4022 rio grande blvd. nw   albuquerque, nm 87107

HOURS                Sunday -closed for now
                           Monday      closed for now
                           Tuesday      11-5:30
                           Wednesday 11-5:30
                           Thursday     11-5:30
                           Friday         11-5:30
                           Saturday     10-5:30
                           

 

Pennysmiths Paper
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
 
 
 
 

 

 

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CUSTOM INVITATIONS FAQS

  • DO I NEED TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION?

    Yes!  By scheduling a time to meet we can guarantee that an invitation specialist will be available to give you personalized attention.   To schedule an appointment email us at [email protected]

  • WHEN SHOULD I ORDER MY INVITATIONS?

    We recommend setting up your initial appointment 5 months prior to your wedding in order give you ample time to make decisions, spend time proofing your design, get envelopes back from the calligrapher, assemble and mail everything without feeling rushed.  However, we do have the ability to turn things around quickly if your wedding is less than 5 months away.  

  • WHAT IS THE STANDARD PRICE FOR INVITATIONS?

    Like your wedding itself, pricing will be completely custom based on what you pick out. Quantities, print methods, paper, number of insert cards, and all the fun “bells and whistles” all affect the overall cost of your stationery suites. Our customers typically invest anywhere from $4 to $30+ per suite. We pride ourselves on being able to work within a wide range of budgets and ask about yours so we can suggest options that fall within your cost comfort zone. Following your design consultation, you will receive estimates for everything that you select so you can see how each component of your customization contributes to the overall pricing. From there, we can add, omit, or scale your custom pricing so you are ready to say "yes!" 

  • HOW DOES THE ORDERING PROCESS WORK?

    WE’D LOVE TO HAVE YOU STOP BY! HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

    1. Schedule a consultation and we’ll arrange for you to meet with one of our knowledgeable consultants, who will guide you through every step of the process.

      The meeting will start with a few questions about your event. Is your wedding a formal event, or a casual backyard affair? How many guests will be attending?

      After they know a bit about your needs, they will show you designs that match the feel of your event. Pennysmiths is a wonderful resource: we will guide you to what is appropriate for you and your budget. We never want our wedding couples to end up with something that doesn’t set the right tone for their guests. We want you to be as happy with your invitations when you are looking at them on your golden anniversary as you are right now.

      2. Once you’ve decided on a design, we’ll work with you on the wording. We have years of etiquette experience and can explain everything from the significance behind certain invitation phrasing, or why you need double envelopes instead of just one.

      3. At this point, we’ll take a 50% deposit and begin the process of creating your invitations. You’ll get a digital proof from us in a couple of days. Once you approve the proofs, we’ll print the invitations. The whole process takes a few weeks for wedding invitations, or about a week from proof approval for casual party invitations.

     

    WE WORK WITH CLIENTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY

    While we would love to see you, we don’t mind a long-distance relationship. Here’s how the process works

    1. Start by looking over our invitation collections online. If you see something you like, great! Too many choices? We can guide you to just the right invitation for your event. Fill out our consultation form, and we’ll have one of our consultants get in touch. They will ask you a few questions about your event and help you to get started on the process.

    2. After you and your consultant have discussed and finalized your order, we’ll collect a 50% deposit and begin creating your invitations. You’ll receive a digital proof of your design to review and approve before printing.

    3. Wedding invitations take around 3 weeks to ship (after you’ve approved your proofs). Party invitations are faster, usually about a week from proof approval.

  • DO YOU OFFER GUEST ADDRESSING SERVICES?

    We offer computerized calligraphy in-house and some of our designers provide digital guest addresses services.    We also offer traditional hand calligraphy or can give you contact info for local calligraphers that we recommend working with.