LamaWorks

Customized Traditional Wedding Invitations & Stationery

Quincy, Illinois
6,180 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    I believe that every wedding invitation deserves to be custom - that has been my tag line since I started my shop in 2008 and I still stand by it today. When I got married, I remember looking through book after book for traditional, classic, yet fun and unique invitation designs thinking 'well, that one is OK .... that one is fine, I guess'. I got frustrated and in turn ended up DIY-ing my invitations, which is good for me, but whew. It did NOT go well. Starting from a blank slate? That also wasn't fun, it was SO overwhelming trying out fonts and making sure my papers were the right size, and don't even get me started on the bad combo of an ink jet printer with shimmery paper.

My zone of genius in the wedding stationery business, is helping couples customize wedding invitations so they are uniquely theirs. We can change out a font that you don't love, or change a paper color or add in a fun detail like a belly band. We can take that traditional all ivory suite and make it a bit more whimsical, but still classic in shades of sage green or burgundy because while love as is, YOU like a little pop of color.

Then, after we have those details done, we'll carry them throughout your wedding day so you have a cohesive, branded day. Even if you don't see a product in the shop, ask me about it!

Want to learn more? Sign up for my email guide to customizing your wedding stationery - http://eepurl.com/LB6P5

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Other places on the web:
WEBSITE - www.invitedbylamaworks.com
FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/lamaworks
INSTAGRAM - http://instagram.com/invitedbylamaworks
PINTEREST - https://www.pinterest.com/lamaworks/
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Announcement

Last updated on Oct 15, 2021

I believe that every wedding invitation deserves to be custom - that has been my tag line since I started my shop in 2008 and I still stand by it today. When I got married, I remember looking through book after book for traditional, classic, yet fun and unique invitation designs thinking 'well, that one is OK .... that one is fine, I guess'. I got frustrated and in turn ended up DIY-ing my invitations, which is good for me, but whew. It did NOT go well. Starting from a blank slate? That also wasn't fun, it was SO overwhelming trying out fonts and making sure my papers were the right size, and don't even get me started on the bad combo of an ink jet printer with shimmery paper.

My zone of genius in the wedding stationery business, is helping couples customize wedding invitations so they are uniquely theirs. We can change out a font that you don't love, or change a paper color or add in a fun detail like a belly band. We can take that traditional all ivory suite and make it a bit more whimsical, but still classic in shades of sage green or burgundy because while love as is, YOU like a little pop of color.

Then, after we have those details done, we'll carry them throughout your wedding day so you have a cohesive, branded day. Even if you don't see a product in the shop, ask me about it!

Want to learn more? Sign up for my email guide to customizing your wedding stationery - http://eepurl.com/LB6P5

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Other places on the web:
WEBSITE - www.invitedbylamaworks.com
FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/lamaworks
INSTAGRAM - http://instagram.com/invitedbylamaworks
PINTEREST - https://www.pinterest.com/lamaworks/
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Laura Mays

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Laura Mays

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About LamaWorks

Sales 6,180
On Etsy since 2008
Video summary: Welcome to Invited by LamaWorks where every wedding invitation deserves to be custom. I specialize in traditional, classic wedding invitations with a bit of whimsy.

Custom, classic wedding invitation suites, with a bit of whimsy.

You're in the right place if you're ready to tackle your wedding and show the world how beautiful your day is going to be. You need an invitation that's as incredible as the details you are planning. Something that's compelling and connects you guests to the emotions of the day. Maybe you've seen a lot of invitations that are "just ok" ... or you find yourself saying "if I could just take the fonts in this one and the flowers in that one it would be perfect"

Every wedding is unique and full of personality. That's where I step in. Customizing wedding invitations to give you a style and colors and elements that are perfect for your wedding day.

Your wedding invitations are the sneak peak into your wedding style and they can get your guests excited to see what else is coming. Your wedding design experience should be stress free and full of creative vendors that are ready to help you create seamless style from start to finish.

You want to show the world how amazing your day will be and it all starts with your timeless invitations.

You have some ideas, but , but after hours, days and weeks of searching you just can't find what you're looking for and you're tired and burned out. Stop the scroll, friend. I set out every day to take your ideas and turn them into your perfect invitations, without having to start from a blank slate.

I'm here to help you. Invitations are not one size fits all. I'll guide you through the process - from colors to etiquette, save the dates through your thank you cards. I'm your expert that will take all of those ideas in your head, get them down on paper and make sure the details are all finished on time and rush free.

Invited by LamaWorks started in 2008 after my wedding left me with a creative void. If you look through the sold items you'll see that the shop started with knit hats and scarves 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'm always a woman with a plan, a backup plan and a backup to that just in case of emergencies.

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 our four boys and one little princess. I can be both fully present for them when they need me, but also have something that is just for me .

What's with the name you ask? LamaWorks is a mash up of my name - LAura MAys. Now you know! It has nothing to do with llamas, but I've taken the llama as a bit of a store mascot!

I am excited about the future of LamaWorks. I believe in joy and smiles. I believe in kindness and grace. I believe in being authenticity me. I appreciate your business, your help in promoting what I do and hope to have many great things to come this year.

A portion of every sale in my store is donated to various local charities including:
- Down Country (a local organization that promotes inclusive education for students with disabilities)
- Quincy Service League
- Quinty Community Theater
- Quincy Art Center
- Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools
- National Down Syndrome Congress (in honor of my son with Down syndrome)

Shop members

  • Laura Mays

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Director Of Wedding Services

    I am the owner of Invited by LamaWorks. I believe that all stationery should be uniquely you and it is my mission to bring joy to those around me. I work based out of a studio in Quincy, IL. Every piece is designed, printed and assembled by me!

Production partners

  • Artisaire

    BC, Canada

    For over 30 years they've been making beautiful wax seal products, and we work to provide professional quality products to the creatives designing moments. Designs are all made by Invited by LamaWorks, produced by Artisaire with their professional tools.

  • 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.

  • Printswell

    Pelham, AL

    While I print most of my products in house, I do occasionally use outside printers when I know mine can't do certain graphics justice or when I need paper that my printer can't print on.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 15, 2021
I am so grateful that you are supporting my small business and my family - welcome to the Invited by LamaWorks family! 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.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Nearly all of the items in my store are customized in some way. You'll see proofs before I ship out - once you approve for print, your order may not be canceled or exchanged.
Payment
Payment is due for all products before they ship out.
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!
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 5 kids so my hours are nontraditional and can be very random. I do try to leave my weekends free to be with my family as much as possible.

You can set up a zoom consult here - https://www.invitedbylamaworks.com/pages/schedule-a-zoom-consult

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CUSTOM DESIGN 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.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You will also choose to provide me with additional personal information for customizing your designs by you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.

Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.

Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Laura Mays, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at laura [!at] invitedbylamaworks.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Invited by LamaWorks - 107 N 10th Street - Quincy, IL 62301

More information

Last updated on Oct 15, 2021
Frequently asked questions
How long do orders take?

SAMPLE INVITATIONS - most ship in 1-2 days, if I expect a delay I'll let you know!

SAVE THE DATES - about 1-2 weeks

INVITATIONS - about 3-6 weeks

WEDDING DAY PRODUCTS - about 3-5 days unless you are using custom paper colors

EVERY DAY CELEBRATION INVITATIONS - about 1 week

STATIONERY SETS - 3-7 days

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

Rush orders are available for an additional fee!

Rush orders can get out in as little as 1-2 weeks.

Placing a rush order means that your order is at the top of my priority list for both design and printing. Your emails are the first I answer during the day.

Excessive changes to the design, incomplete information or delays in replying to messages on your end will delay the process. The faster we get through proofs, the faster your invitations will ship.

Do you sell templates?

No, I don't offer templates for my wedding invitation designs and here's why.

Part of the iblw experience is using my 13 years in stationery design, plus education from The Wedding Stationery Collective, The Society for Creative Founders, The Cultivated Creative, and Creative at Heart to guide our designs and production.

I also have over 1,300 five star reviews from real couples just like you, so you can expect stationery that uses the best papers and printers in the industry.

You don't need to do the research and waste money on DIY nightmares. I've got you covered on this one, so you can spend your time dreaming about the rest of your wedding day.

Can I make changes to the wording?

Absolutely! You can use whatever wording fits your wedding day best. It may change the layout a bit, but I'lll take care of that! Any changes you nee dwill turn into a beautiful design.

What type of printing do you use?

Most wedding invitations and stationery sets I print in house using digital printing or digital white ink.

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.

I'm a stationer that sends out proofs of everything (even personal stationery!) You will receive PDF proofs that are formatted ono 8.5x11" paper so you can do a quick test print at home to make sure you love the font sizes.

Once we are done with digital proofs, you also have the option to receive a complimentary printed proof if time permits. Printed proofs are only available for wedding invitations.

Can I see a sample wedding invitation? I really want to make sure I love the paper quality and colors before I order!

Absolutely! I want you to know what you're getting and put your total faith in me.

You can order a sample invitation right from the listing. Just select the 'sample' from the ordering drop down menu. All samples are pre printed so I can get them out to you in a jiffy, so I can't customize them, but I'm happy to include additional paper swatches so you can play around with them and find the best colors for your wedding.

Can I see a proof before I order?

No, I do not begin working on proofs before you place an order.

Have no fears though! I'm a stationer that sends out proofs of everything (even personal stationery!) You will receive PDF proofs that are formatted ono 8.5x11" paper so you can do a quick test print at home to make sure you love the font sizes.

Can you design ALL of my wedding day paper?

You bet I can! I can get you:
- save the dates
- invitations
- menus
- programs
- table numbers
- place cards
- seating charts
- thank you cards
- favor tags
- napkins
- stir sticks
- shower invitations
- personal stationery
- cups
- coozies
- favor bags
- pretty much anything that needs graphic design!

What if there is a typo?

Invited by LamaWorks is not liable for typos. To avoid typos, I typically copy and paste your wording directly from what you send me - that way I don't have to worry about spelling Connecticut correctly every time!

Please proof read carefully and make sure everything is correct before submitting your approval to print.

You will receive your proos on in 8.5x11" files so I recommend proofing on your phone, on your computer, printing them out AND sending it to at least 2 other people to look through.