LamaWorks

Custom Handmade Wedding Invitations & Stationery Gifts

Quincy, Illinois · 3723 Sales

LamaWorks

Custom Handmade Wedding Invitations & Stationery Gifts

Quincy, Illinois 3723 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(905)

Announcement   Every wedding invitation and stationery set deserves to be custom. I am here to guide you through all of your stationery and wedding invitation design details, from save the dates through programs, menus and place cards. With over 200 luxury card stock colors to choose from, any invitation design will coordinate with your special occasion. Choose from the gallery here or work with me on something completely unique and custom.

After your wedding don't forget to come back for all of your party invitations and every day stationery. I'm working hard to get all of my designs in the shop, so check back it grows!

Custom invitations are easier to order than you think!! Find a listing you like - click on the "Ask a Question" or "Request a custom order" and let me know what you want! For ideas on what the custom options are - check out full guide to stationery design on my website:
http://www.invitedbylamaworks.com/pages/wedding-stationery-design-catalog

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Production times can vary throughout the year, current production times are:
Save the dates is - 3-4 weeks
Invitations is - 4-6 weeks
Stationery - 1 week (orders over 100 allow up to 2 weeks)
Wedding Day paper - 2-3 weeks
*please message me for a better estimate as that time can vary by size and complexity of your order. Rush orders are available

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Announcement

Last updated on Jun 28, 2017

Every wedding invitation and stationery set deserves to be custom. I am here to guide you through all of your stationery and wedding invitation design details, from save the dates through programs, menus and place cards. With over 200 luxury card stock colors to choose from, any invitation design will coordinate with your special occasion. Choose from the gallery here or work with me on something completely unique and custom.

After your wedding don't forget to come back for all of your party invitations and every day stationery. I'm working hard to get all of my designs in the shop, so check back it grows!

Custom invitations are easier to order than you think!! Find a listing you like - click on the "Ask a Question" or "Request a custom order" and let me know what you want! For ideas on what the custom options are - check out full guide to stationery design on my website:
http://www.invitedbylamaworks.com/pages/wedding-stationery-design-catalog

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WEBSITE - www.invitedbylamaworks.com
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Production times can vary throughout the year, current production times are:
Save the dates is - 3-4 weeks
Invitations is - 4-6 weeks
Stationery - 1 week (orders over 100 allow up to 2 weeks)
Wedding Day paper - 2-3 weeks
*please message me for a better estimate as that time can vary by size and complexity of your order. Rush orders are available

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Laura Mays

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Laura Mays

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(905)
allysonlamarca

allysonlamarca on Aug 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I cannot even begin to tell you how truly amazing it was to work with this seller and how I am completely obsessed with my invitations! Thank you for all your amazing help and for my stunning invitations!

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Updates

in the printer today .. custom monogrammed laurel stationery on my favorite chai latte paper!
in the printer today!! custom, modern yet rustic stationery for liz!
in the printer today!! blush pink pink escort cards and vintage typewriter thank you cards. projects for the 1st week back after baby are done, who's ready for the weekend???
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About

Professional quality stationery, with a very personal touch.

Invited by LamaWorks started in 2008 after my wedding left mewith a creative void. If you look through the sold items you'll see that the shop started with knit products before it landed in invitations. Sometimes it takes awhile to find where your true niche is.

In 2009, I took the plunge and quit my day job in biomedical engineering to work on the shop full time. Bio-what? Yep, you didn't expect your wedding invitation designer to have a masters degree in biomedical engineering did you? Lucky for you that means I am creative, a whiz with software and pay attention to very minute details.

I opened up my studio space in Quincy, Illinois in 2013 and enjoy having that space, but I absolutely love that I can still enjoy working out of my home office while raising three boys. Jake is 4 and is an excellent packing peanut mover. Logan is 2 and is always there to give me smile when it's needed. Evan was just born in August and is always there for a good baby snuggle.

What's with the name you ask? LamaWorks is a mash up of my name - LAura MAys. Now you know!

I am excited about the future of LamaWorks. I appreciate your business, your help in promoting what I do and hope to have many great things to come this year.

Shop members

  • Laura Mays

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Director Of Wedding Services

    I am the owner of Invited by LamaWorks, an invitation boutique I opened after falling in love with invitations during my own wedding. I work out of my home studio with my three boys. I am a proud supporter of the differently abled community.

Production partners

  • Envelopments, Inc

    Santa Ana, CA

    We realize that the printers that we own are limited and can't always handle the volume, colors and paper textures that a larger printer can. To keep our printing quality to the highest standards, some orders are printed outside of our studio.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 30, 2017
Thanks for shopping at Invited by LamaWorks! I believe that every invitation deserves to be as custom as your wedding is. I personally strive to provide you with high quality and unique hand made items. When you shop with Invited by LamaWorks you are working directly with the store owner, Laura Mays.

I work both from home and out of my studio space in Quincy, IL. I am a mom to 4 small boys. I am creative and love having the freedom to stay home with my children or bring them to work with me while still working in a business I truly enjoy.

Before you start, I highly recommend reading through my Wedding Stationery Catalog found here (copy and paste the link):
http://bit.ly/2ujgqXH

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
WEDDING PRODUCTS - Full wedding orders are a 3 step process.

1. PROOFING DEPOSIT - All wedding orders start with a proofing deposit. Proofing deposits are either $50 or $100 depending on the product - that price can be found within the listing. General sketches to show you color schemes are happily provided before this point, but customized text and changes to fonts and graphics require a proofing deposit first.
**You will be charged a small shipping fee on this order, that is a flaw in Etsy that I am aware of. I will apply this amount to your final shipping costs!!

2. PAPER DEPOSIT - 50% of your full order is due before I order paper. This payment can take place as soon as you are confident in your quantity needed and paper colors, but is generally preferred within a week of starting your order. Paper takes about 7-10 days to arrive, any delays in payment will push your invitation schedule back. Changes to either quantity or paper color beyond this point may incur restocking fees or additional charges.

3. FINAL PAYMENT - The remaining balance of your order plus shipping is due before your invitations or wedding day paper ships out.

STATIONERY - payment for stationery products is due before the proofs are created and items are produced.
Shipping
All orders ship via the USPS method that you select during checkout unless you contact me separately for UPS or FedEx.

All orders valued over $100 do also come with shipping insurance so if anything is damaged, please take pictures of your box and contact us as soon as you can!

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ORDERS OUTSIDE OF THE US
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I love my international customers, but there are a few things that you need to be aware of!

Please be aware that you may be responsible for any customs fees that your country may charge. It is up to you to look into these fees ahead of time. I will NOT falsify customs forms in any way to reduce your customs fees.

Most orders will ship with USPS Priority (6-10 day) or Express (3-5 day) mail. Both of these options do come with tracking information. For some orders I can also ship first class, but there is no tracking information and no guaranteed delivery time frame.

** Customs!! Please understand that customs delays are VERY common for certain countries! It can take up to SIX weeks for your box to clear customs. I recommend following your tracking information carefully and contact your parcel force or customs office as soon as you see it has entered customs. You may be able to pay any additional customs fees you have over the phone or online to expedite the customs process.

I do the best I can to help you through the shipping process, but please be understanding that once it has left the US, I have no power to track it down and it is solely in the hands your country's postal service.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am sure that you will love the item that you receive, and I do everything I can to make you comfortable during the ordering process. A wedding is a big deal and you are trusting us with one of the most important pieces.

Due to the nature of custom orders, refunds of completed products are not available so please proof carefully! Spell check is not reliable and I am not responsible for any spelling or grammatical errors that are not caught! I feel that it is not my right to question how you would like to word something on your invitation - it is after all yours - so please read through each piece carefully!

If you change or cancel your order before it has been printed, you may be responsible for paper restocking and design fees. These fees will be assessed on an individual basis.

If you change or cancel your order after invitations have been printed, but before they are shipped out, you are still responsible for final payment on the design since all design, printing and assembly work will have been completed at this time.

What you see on the final proof that you approve is what goes to print. However, if a mistake is made on my end and spelling differs from the final proof that you approved I will happily correct the error at no cost to you and make sure that it happens as fast as possible.

Once a proof has been approved through the proof approval form any revisions, error corrections and/or preference changes after this approval will be deemed “new work” and invoiced in addition to this project’s fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
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CONTACT INFORMATION
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I work at home, I work at the studio, it varies day by day!

I have 4 kids so my hours are nontraditional and can be very random. Please respect that while I may return a few emails over the weekends, I do try to leave my weekends free to be with my family as much as possible.

If you are local to the Quincy are please call my studio to set up an appointment - 217-222-9010

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HOW I WORK
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I work under the ideal that "All invitations deserve to be custom". I want your invitation to be as unique as you and your wedding are. I do all of the graphic design work myself, so that means that anything can be changed - colors, fonts, layout, size …..

Like more than one of my invitations? I can combine elements of your favorite designs together to create something perfect.

More information

Last updated on Jan 20, 2017
Frequently asked questions

How does the process work?

PRE-DESIGN
If you have any customizations to make to your wedding invitations, we'll talk about that first. I'll send you over a brochure that has design options and a la carte options to choose from. Custom wording will not be changed until a deposit is in.

CONTRACT
Once you make your selections, I'll send you a contract that outlines what you are receiving, payment expectations and store policies.

DEPOSIT & DESIGN
Your $100 deposit will start the design process. At this time your wording will be used and you will be sent proofs of your design. Your 2nd payment is due before I order paper.

PROOF APPROVAL & PRINTING
Once approved, I'll go to print!

FINAL PAYMENT & SHIP OUT
Your final payment is due before they ship.

Do you print guests addresses?

Yes! Printed guests addresses are an additional $0.50 each. If you prefer hand calligraphy, I can get you in touch with one of my awesome calligraphy friends.

How long do orders take?

SAVE THE DATES - about 3-4 weeks

INVITATIONS - about 4-6 weeks

WEDDING DAY PRODUCTS - about 4-6 weeks

TABLE NUMBERS - about 2 weeks

THANK YOU CARDS - about 2-3 weeks

EVERY DAY CELEBRATION INVITATIONS - about 2-3 weeks

EVERY DAY STATIONERY - about 2-3 weeks

I don't have that much time, is there anything that would speed the process up?

If you need to get your order faster than the timeline stated above, I do offer rush orders. Rush orders will incur 2 additional fees:

1. An additional 15% or $25, whichever is greater

2. Charges associated with rush shipping the paper in. This varies from about $30-$100 depending on the speed of shipping. I will give you options before I order

Placing a rush order means that your order is at the top of my priority list for both design and printing. Excessive changes to the design, incomplete information or delays in replying to messages on your end will delay the process.

What is a DIY kit?

I have found that a lot of my brides are crafty enough for a little DIY work, but are intimidated by the process of designing a full invitation. If you purchase a DIY kit, I will print and cut everything, but leave it for you to tape the layers of paper together. I'll always include one together so you know what it will look like!

You can find the DIY kit pricing in the price drop down menu up top.

*Belly bands are always shipped flat for you to wrap and tape as you mail them out. Lace belly bands come to you sewn together and ready to wrap.

What type of printing do you use?

Most of my orders I print in house with digital printing.

I do also have an outside printer that I can use for:
- digital metallic gold
- digital metallic silver
- letterpress
- thermography
- embossing
- debossing
- foil

Will I see my design before you print it?

Yes! I will send you as many proofs via PDF that we need until you are happy with your design.

Printed proofs are an additional $25 and take about 2 weeks to arrive.

Can I get a digital design rather than printed?

I am incredibly picky about how my orders are printed and I value the end product, so I do not sell digital files.

What colors can I use?

I have over 250 paper colors to choose from so the options are endless!

You can see all of the current paper colors in the wedding stationery catalog found here:
http://www.invitedbylamaworks.com/pages/wedding-stationery-design-catalog

Patterns and some specialty papers are not listed, if you don't see something you like there, just ask and I'll try to find it for you!

My budget is lower than the price listed - can I get it cheaper???

A budget is SO important and I want to do what I can to make sure you stay right on track. Paper pricing varies so much based on the type of paper, paper size, and labor involved. I can adjust nearly any design to fit a variety of price points. If you need to trim down the cost, we can consider taking out pockets, backings or envelope printing. You can still make an invitation beautiful on a budget.

Just fill out the consultation questionnaire to get started:
http://www.invitedbylamaworks.com/pages/customquote

** I do what I can to honor budget requests, however please expect it to be at least $2.10 per invite for a single layer 5x7 invite, RSVP card and blank envelopes.