ThePolkaDottedBee

Wedding Handkerchief Gifts and Handkerchief Invitations

| Sunbury, Pennsylvania
60,279 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Welcome to The Polka Dotted Bee, where we offer printed wedding handkerchief invitations, programs and gifts for special occasions.

♥ Special note regarding shipping~ Like many small businesses, we too, are preparing for the USPS slowdown that has been announced. We keep our processing times as low as possible (often 1-2 business days), we can guarantee our commitment to these stated processing times. Please know that there is an anticipated slowdown in the USPS delivery timeframe, please plan accordingly. We suggest upgrading to Priority shipping when appropriate.

♥ Due to the custom nature of our handmade items, our turnaround times may vary from product to product. Please be sure to check the turnaround times on the items you are interested in!

♥ We ONLY provide digital proofing for invitation and program orders. You will NOT receive a proof for your individual hanky purchase.

♥ Our hours are as follows:
Monday- Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Weekends-Off
If you contact us outside of business hours, we will get back to you the next business day.

♥ Please do not place immediate questions you wish to have answered in the "notes" section of your order. I typically do not read these specifics until I am processing your order.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 3, 2021

Welcome to The Polka Dotted Bee, where we offer printed wedding handkerchief invitations, programs and gifts for special occasions.

♥ Special note regarding shipping~ Like many small businesses, we too, are preparing for the USPS slowdown that has been announced. We keep our processing times as low as possible (often 1-2 business days), we can guarantee our commitment to these stated processing times. Please know that there is an anticipated slowdown in the USPS delivery timeframe, please plan accordingly. We suggest upgrading to Priority shipping when appropriate.

♥ Due to the custom nature of our handmade items, our turnaround times may vary from product to product. Please be sure to check the turnaround times on the items you are interested in!

♥ We ONLY provide digital proofing for invitation and program orders. You will NOT receive a proof for your individual hanky purchase.

♥ Our hours are as follows:
Monday- Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Weekends-Off
If you contact us outside of business hours, we will get back to you the next business day.

♥ Please do not place immediate questions you wish to have answered in the "notes" section of your order. I typically do not read these specifics until I am processing your order.

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Ashley Smith

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About ThePolkaDottedBee

Sales 60,279
On Etsy since 2011

who we are & what we do

Who We Are
The Polka Dotted Bee is a design studio specializing in bespoke handkerchief wedding invitations, stationery and gifts. Your unique handkerchief invitations and heirloom gifts are crafted from start to finish by hand. Designer, Ashley Smith, uses both impeccable design and artisan touches to create distinctive and unparalleled items for your wedding or celebration.​If you have a vintage aesthetic and love nostalgia, then you have come to the right place. Let The Polka Dotted Bee create a one of a kind handkerchief for your wedding or event! ​

What We Do
Handkerchief Invitations and personalized gifts make a sophisticated, yet original statement for any celebratory event. We cater to many celebrations such as weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, baptism, bar and bat mitzvah’s, and even birth announcements. Custom Wedding programs printed on handkerchiefs are a perfect way to catch happy tears. While second line handkerchiefs are a jubilant and exciting addition to any wedding day!

Ashley Smith
​​​The Polka Dotted Bee was created out of the love of nostalgia, in hopes of marrying current design with the romantic vibes of yesteryear. Creator, Ashley Smith is the force behind
The Polka Dotted Bee. With a portfolio spanning various mediums, she is happiest when she is able to unlock a seed of inspiration and grow it into a beautiful and meaningful product. Many of her past clients are happy to call her “an old friend”. ​
She relies on a few things to keep her ticking; black coffee, morning workouts
and the love of her family.

Shop members

  • Ashley Smith

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Oct 3, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Bonus!! All of our gift handkerchiefs come in a gift box.

Care instructions

gently spot clean as needed | do not bleach | allow to air dry |
iron on low as needed with a clean iron

Just as you would care for any treasured item made from high quality fabric,
we do not recommend that you toss it in the washing machine without a second thought. You wouldn’t do that with your best article of clothing, would you? Ok, maybe you would try it. Truth is, if your cotton hankie should take an {unadvisable} spin around the washer, it isn't the end of the world and will fair just fine.

Don’t worry, we will tuck our care instructions into our gift boxes, so you don’t have to think about it.

Can I see a proof of my order before it ships?

Personalized Hankies:
We do NOT provide proofing of these items.

Invitation, Program, and Second Line Hankies:
Will ALWAYS receive proofing service
Keep in mind that once we provide you with a proof, we will retain a non refundable design fee of $50, if you chose not to move forward with your project.

How long until my order ships?

Because of the handmade nature of our items, please check the individual listings for production time frames. They will be clearly stated. Custom items may have a longer processing time.

Due to the volume of orders we receive, we cannot accommodate rush orders.

You can also easily check the anticipated ship date of your item under you Purchases tab or on the copy of your order confirmation email. Please check these places first before emailing us for an update.

Can I use my own message?

Yes, you can!! Just note the following:

We reserve the right to refuse printing of custom messages if they are copy-written phrases or poems owned by another.

Our custom message items are not a custom designed item. Your items will be formatted as pictured and personalized with your provided details. We offer a variety of font, message structuring, and stylized graphics for you to chose from. Rest assured we will carry through the identical fonts, layout structure and design elements as shown.

Hey LADY!!!! You messed something up!!!!

We pride ourselves in attention to detail. However, at the end of the day, we are all human! I would love to say that that The Bee is spelling error free every time!

Although we strive to make every single order perfect, we know that can't be true 100% of the time.

If you receive something that is incorrect, please feel free to contact us immediately!! We will do everything in our power to expedite a replacement out to you. If time does not allow for that or there is another concern, we are happy to refund you in full.

How are these made?

These are customized and printed directly onto the fabric with a specialty eco-friendly, pigment based ink which are suitable for fabric printing on cotton. Because of this you can safely clean and iron your hankies. This printing technique allows us to maintain crisp text and graphic and a lot of flexibility with text allowance.

We do NOT use heat transfers. We do NOT sublimate our hanky's. Our knowledge of textiles allows us to fully understand that this is not an appropriate printing technique for cotton, and would result in failure every time. We are proud to use our 10+ years of experience to provide you with reputable and accurate information regarding OUR product and process.

I want to order multiple hankies, can you combine my orders?

You can add multiple items to your cart and purchase ALL the items you would like together. If you leave something off your order, no worries! You can place a secondary order. We offer free shipping, so no worries about duplicating shipping charges

Can I add an item to my order?

You will need to place that order separately. We do not have the ability to add to your existing order.