ThePolkaDottedBee

Wedding Handkerchief Gifts and Handkerchief Invitations

Sunbury, Pennsylvania | 20444 Sales

ThePolkaDottedBee

Wedding Handkerchief Gifts and Handkerchief Invitations

Sunbury, Pennsylvania 20444 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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

♥ 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 are unable to accommodate wording changes after your purchase is made,
please review your notes carefully before submitting your order.
 
♥ Please ensure your address is correct when placing your order,
we are unable to accommodate changes after your order is placed.

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

♥ Shipping Transit times are *typically* as follows:
First Class via USPS
2-5 Business Days for US addresses
USPS Priority Mail Upgrade
2-3 Business Days for US addresses
***Please note that when you select this option at checkout, you are NOT purchasing a rush in production, simply a rush in shipping***

♥ Our hours are as follows:
Monday- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 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.

♥ A special note for our International Customers:
I love selling overseas; knowing that something I created has traveled to the corners of our little planet, but please note the following:
Shipping to you country may take 3-4 weeks (depending on the efficacy of your postal system and customs office). So please allow plenty of time for the safe delivery of your items.
Since you are purchasing from a business in another country, your country of origin may apply customs fees or a Value Added Tax to your item at the time of import. Those fees are your responsibility. Please check with your local post office, they should be able to give you the appropriate break down of potential fees associated with importing an item.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 19, 2018

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

♥ 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 are unable to accommodate wording changes after your purchase is made,
please review your notes carefully before submitting your order.
 
♥ Please ensure your address is correct when placing your order,
we are unable to accommodate changes after your order is placed.

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

♥ Shipping Transit times are *typically* as follows:
First Class via USPS
2-5 Business Days for US addresses
USPS Priority Mail Upgrade
2-3 Business Days for US addresses
***Please note that when you select this option at checkout, you are NOT purchasing a rush in production, simply a rush in shipping***

♥ Our hours are as follows:
Monday- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 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.

♥ A special note for our International Customers:
I love selling overseas; knowing that something I created has traveled to the corners of our little planet, but please note the following:
Shipping to you country may take 3-4 weeks (depending on the efficacy of your postal system and customs office). So please allow plenty of time for the safe delivery of your items.
Since you are purchasing from a business in another country, your country of origin may apply customs fees or a Value Added Tax to your item at the time of import. Those fees are your responsibility. Please check with your local post office, they should be able to give you the appropriate break down of potential fees associated with importing an item.

Ashley Smith

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Updates

We have been working for almost a year at sourcing superior quality handkerchiefs. The hanky on the top is our new scalloped edge. We thought you deserved a totally finished edge and the best. The even better part? Same great price!
Creating artwork for a moving announcement. Needed a handkerchief break!
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About

What is a Polka Dotted Bee?! It’s common knowledge that bees are not biologically designed for flight. Kind of inspiring?

Despite expectations, they do what they do. During the planning process, there will be a lot of constraints; from either people or your wallet. They will tell you what you can and cannot do. When this happens, just remember the humble bee! Polka Dots? Well, polka dots are fun! And so The Polka Dotted Bee is here to defy your wallet’s expectation of what unique invitations can cost, and hopefully, have some fun a long the way.

The Bee was born in 2011, when I was planning my own
wedding. I made and styled my own things, which I really enjoyed. My love for design and doodling took on a new life. I knew in my heart that this was what I was meant to do, so without any delay,
I set up shop on Etsy to combat wedding withdrawal (yes, it’s real)!
 
The Polka Dotted Bee continued to grow and with it so did
my family.  My husband and I welcomed our daughter ,
Natalie Clover into the world in 2012. I said goodbye to my career in the financial services industry and decided to follow my heart. Like the bee, I decided it was time to fly.

The Bee is a very small business, indeed. I personally walk you through the ordering process, design, create, assemble, package and produce every item that you receive. What you receive from me is a product of my own hands.  It is very humbling to know that I have crafted items for thousands weddings (and counting)! I am beyond lucky to be surrounded by love every single day. 

I look forward to helping you create something special for your big day. 

Shop members

  • Ashley Smith

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

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Last updated on Oct 5, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

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

Care instructions

Spot clean when needed. Allow to air dry. You may also feel comfortable ironing these as needed.

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

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:

Plan on extended processing time!!! They typically take 7-10 business days.

We will not accommodate wording changes after your order is placed. Please review your order carefully before submitting it to us.

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

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?

Great question! These are customized and printed directly unto the fabric with a specialty eco-friendly, pigment based ink which are suitable for fabric printing. Because of this you can safely spot clean and iron your hankies.

This printing technique allows us to maintain crisp text and graphic and a lot of flexibility with text allowance.

These are NOT embroidered hankies. We do NOT use heat transfers, which can leave an unsightly area of demarcation around the text and design.

I left you a note with my purchase, why aren't you answering me?

Please, for the love of everything holy, do not place questions you would like a timely answer to in the notes section of your order!! We typically look over these when we are beginning to process your order. We have far too many orders per day to see each and every one that funnels in. This is NOT a good place to ask "Will this ship out tomorrow" or "I need this by next week".

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. The shipping auto-calculates based on the weight of the items you have in your cart. There is ample room to provide all your order details for each item at checkout.

If you chose to purchase each item separately and make multiple orders, you will end up paying duplicate shipping charges. Please be mindful that we are not responsible to organize all your orders together and consolidate the shipping. You will receive multiple packages and you will not be refunded for shipping overages.

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.

Because you love our stuff so much, we will be happy to consolidate your shipping and refund you for any overage you pay.