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Frequently Asked Questions

At Starfish Lane, we can help you to create the perfect stationery package, tailor-made to your particular special occasion and to your individual requirements. Read through our Frequently Asked Questions below to find out more about our Do it Yourself (DIY), Helping Hand and Made By Starfish Lane options.

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.

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.

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.

Yes, we can customise your Invitation Stationery by printing guest names however the price and turnaround time will increase. If you would like this option please contact us at northperth@starfishlane.com.au. If you decide on this option, a spreadsheet will be sent to you to complete. We highly recommend printed guest names for larger events – 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.

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.

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.

Not at all. You can order as many or as few invitations as you like. If you’re after less than 30 or more than 70 invitations please feel free to contact us at northperth@starfishlane.com.au for a quote or to place your order. Alternatively come in to store, we’d love to meet you!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 northperth@starfishlane.com.au  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yes, we can customise your Invitation Stationery by printing guest names however the price and turnaround time will increase. If you would like this option please contact us at northperth@starfishlane.com.au. If you decide on this option, a spreadsheet will be sent to you to complete. We highly recommend printed guest names for larger events – 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.

Yes! This option is for our clients who love to DIY!    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 inkjet 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.  We both sell and hire paper trimmers.

Yes! 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 then 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 turn-around.  Because we push your order up on the production line, this service is subject to a small surcharge.

Yes! The cream of all the options – let us 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.  The professional printing is done on our Canon digital image press to produce an excellent result and then precision cut on our electronic guillotine.

Once complete, we will deliver a box of carefully and 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 days.  Because we push your order up on the production line, this service is subject to a small surcharge.

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.

Not at all. You can order as many or as few invitations as you like. If you’re after less than 30 or more than 70 invitations please feel free to contact us at northperth@starfishlane.com.au for a quote or to place your order. Alternatively come in to store, we’d love to meet you!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 northperth@starfishlane.com.au  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.

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.

Yes, we do.   If you’re short on time or don’t 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).

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 will help you with a design, measurements and cutting instructions.  We will help you work out how much paper and related products you’ll need, in the most economical 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.

Quick & Easy Invitations

Simply choose your design and place your order by adding it to your cart. On placement of your order, we require your wording, this can be done via email at northperth@starfishlane.com.au. We will email a digital proof to you within 1 working day.

Please note that due to the quick turnaround time only 1 change to the wording can be made. The turnaround time is 3 working days but can extend to 5 working days due to delays in communication from you.

Yes, we can customise your Invitation Stationery by printing guest names however the price and turnaround time will increase. If you would like this option please contact us at northperth@starfishlane.com.au.
If you do choose to include personalisation on your invitations we will require a spreadsheet of your guest list be sent to us before we can start creating your invitations.
We highly recommend printed guest names for larger events – 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.

This range has been designed for those who have left their Invitation’s to the last minute! We have Birthday, Wedding, Wedding Anniversary, Engagement, Christening, Hen’s Night, Baby Shower and Kitchen Tea invitations. The range offers a 3 working day turnaround time from the date your order is placed with your wording. To be able to deliver on our word, no changes can be made… the design you see is what you get. We only change the wording.

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.

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