LamaWorks

Custom Wedding Invitations & Stationery Gifts

Quincy, Illinois 4677 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (1085)

LamaWorks

Custom Wedding Invitations & Stationery Gifts

Quincy, Illinois | 4677 Sales

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Laura Mays

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Laura Mays

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 Feb 24, 2018

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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About LamaWorks

Sales 4,677
On Etsy since 2008

Professional quality stationery, with a very personal touch.

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 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 our four boys. I can be both fully present for them when they need me, but also have something that is just for me that I'm SO proud of!

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 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. 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

  • 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, NH

    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 November 21, 2018
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.

Accepted payment methods

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
WEDDING PRODUCTS - Full wedding orders are a 3 step process.

1. PROOFING DEPOSIT - To begin your order, purchase the 'proofing deposit' from the drop down menu in each wedding listing. This is due before we start customizing your text.

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!
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 would like to set up either a phone chat or in person consult, please do so via - https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=16542711

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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 Nov 21, 2018
Frequently asked questions
What is the ordering process?

1. Click on either "Ask a Question" or "Request a Custom Design" and let me know what ideas you have! You'll receive mock-ups of your design that we can edit until it's just right.

2. Once you are ready, your $100 proofing deposit is due before we start customizing with your text. You can find that in the product listing drop down.

3. 50% of your order and is due before we order paper, so you'll want to be solid on your quantity and colors at this point.

4. We'll work on proofs some more while we wait for paper to arrive!

5. If time allows, all orders come with a complimentary printed proof.

6. I print and assemble everything by hand!

7. Your final balance plus shipping is due before your order ships out.

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 3-4 weeks

INVITATIONS - about 4-6 weeks

WEDDING DAY PRODUCTS - about 1 week
*unless you have a large order and we need to order paper

TABLE NUMBERS - about 3-5 days

THANK YOU CARDS - about 3-5 days for orders less than 100, 2 weeks for orders over 100

EVERY DAY CELEBRATION INVITATIONS - about 1 week

EVERY DAY STATIONERY - about 3-5 days for orders less than 100, 2 weeks for orders over 100

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 1-3 weeks.

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. The faster we get through proofs, the faster your invitations will ship.

How do I know what my invitations will cost???

Pricing for each invitation in my store is found in the drop down menu. The "Sample" cost is the price for everything shown in the listing pictures

But here's my rule - every invitation deserves to be custom and there's an invitation out there for every style and budget. You can change the colors, pockets, cards included, add in wax seals - anything you need to do to make them uniquely you.

Pricing varies based on:
♦ The type and color of the paper colors you use
♦ Number and size of insert cards you have
♦ Any added layers of paper or pockets
♦ Type of printing

If you think you'd like to make any changes to the design photographed, I am happy to provide you with a custom quote and sketch of the new design colors.

How do I know what I can afford? I have big wedding dreams!!!

I get it. Everything in a wedding is expensive and dreams are big.

Shopping for invitations is just like finding the perfect wedding gown. I'm here to help you, not just to sell you something.

f you are honest and upfront about your budget, I'll help guide you towards the papers, styles and printing methods that are right for you.

It may not always include all of the extra frills that you want, but we'll still find a way to make it beautiful and keep the most important things in there. If your wish list gets you to a $10 invitation, but your budget is only $5, I'll show you the more expensive invitation first, then I'll show you less expensive options to show you that it can still be beautiful if we cut out a few things.

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.

Once we are done with digital proofs, you also have the option to receive a complimentary printed proof if time permits.

Can I see a sample 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 have two options for samples.

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.

If you just want to see small swatches, I'm happy to mail those out for free, just let me know where to send them and what colors you'd like!

Can you print my guests addresses?

Absolutely! Guest address printing is an additional $0.50 per envelope.

I'll just need your address list in either Excel or Google sheets with each line of the addresses in a new column. Please combine city, state and zip code together into one cell.

For your convenience, you can download a template here - https://www.invitedbylamaworks.com/pages/address-template

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!