frequently asked questions
Welcome to our FAQ section, where we've curated answers to some of the most common questions about creating a customised wedding order of service on Utterly Printable.
Whether you're curious about our online design tool, our variety of paper options, or our delivery schedules, we've got you covered. We're here to ensure your journey from designing to printing your wedding stationery is as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
Browse through our answers below to equip yourself with helpful information and practical tips. Remember, creating a wedding order of service should be a fun and special part of your wedding planning journey.
If your question isn't addressed here, please feel free to contact our dedicated customer service team. We're excited to assist you in crafting a truly memorable wedding order of service.
How can I personalise my wedding order of service on your website?
Personalising your wedding order of service with Utterly Printable is a breeze:
- Begin by selecting a design that takes your fancy, then decide on the number of pages you'd like it to have (you can modify this later if needed). Your selected wedding order of service template will open in our user-friendly online designer tool. This is where the magic happens.
- Once in the designer, you can incorporate hymns, readings, and other special elements of your upcoming nuptial ceremony.
- Take full advantage of our design tool's functionalities. The left-side panel lets you modify font style, tweak character styling, and more. Add a personal touch by including icons and photos - we delve into this further in our FAQ section.
We've designed our online designer tool to be as intuitive as possible, but we're here to assist if you encounter any difficulties.
Quick tip for a smooth designing experience: our tool performs best on a modern computer with up-to-date software, and we recommend Google Chrome as your browser for accessing the Utterly Printable website.
Let your creativity flow, and design a wedding order of service that's utterly you!
How many pages can my wedding order of service contain?
Great question! At Utterly Printable, we offer wedding programmes ranging from 4 to 16 pages. Each side of artwork counts as a single page - the front cover is Page 1, the inside-front-cover is Page 2, and so on, all the way through to the last page of your wedding order of service.
Let's break down the difference between the page options. For the 4-page order of service, we fold an A4 card in half, which provides a front cover, back cover, and two inside pages. It's simple yet elegant.
For more comprehensive wedding ceremonies, or if you want to include numerous photos, our 8, 12, and 16-page service booklets are perfect. These traditional booklet-style products involve binding multiple pages together with two staples along the spine, creating a beautiful keepsake for your wedding guests.
Remember, the number of pages in your wedding order of service must be a multiple of 4 due to the binding process in production. Whether your ceremony is short or long, we have the right wedding order of service design for you!
What is the typical size for a wedding order of service?
The traditional size for a wedding order of service is A5 in a portrait orientation, which measures 14.8cm wide by 21cm high. This size has been favoured for several key reasons:
- Readability: A5 provides ample space for clear, legible text and vibrant images.
- Portability: The compact size of A5 programmes makes them easy for guests to carry and keep as a memento.
- Printing and cost-efficiency: A5 is a standard size, making it widely available and cost-effective for printing.
- Distribution: A5 programmes are convenient to stack, organise, and distribute on your big day.
However, at Utterly Printable, we're big proponents of personal expression. So, watch this space for new and creative wedding order of service options coming your way soon!
What types of paper and finishes are available for the wedding order of service?
At Utterly Printable, we offer several exquisite card options for our wedding order of service printing service, catering to diverse tastes and styles.
For our 4-page, folded programmes, we offer two premium card options:
- Card Thickness/weight: 350GSM
- Colour & Tone: Brilliant White
- Finish: A traditionally uncoated and smooth finish.
- Description: Our house stock is an excellent all-rounder. Its bright white tone and classic smooth matt finish create a delightful canvas for your design. Its substantial thickness makes it perfect for all types of premium stationery.
- Card Thickness/weight: 324GSM
- Colour & Tone: Warm off-white
- Finish: A subtly textured cover with uncoated inner pages.
- Description: Crafted by the renowned paper manufacturer, G.F. Smith, our premium option offers a fine grain and subtle texture. The warm eggshell tone adds an elegant touch, making it a fantastic choice for sophisticated stationery
For our 8-, 12- and 16-page order of service booklets, we offer:
- Cover: 300GSM
- Inner Pages: 200GSM
- Colour & Tone: Brilliant White
- Finish: A traditionally uncoated, smooth feel on both cover and inner pages.
- Description: This classic combination features high-quality card for the cover and thick paper for the inner pages. The crisp white tone and traditional uncoated finish bound with a double staple make for an elegant presentation.
- Cover: 324GSM
- Inner Pages: 216GSM
- Colour & Tone: Warm off-white
- Finish: Subtly textured cover, smooth inner pages.
- Description: Our Premium option, made by G.F. Smith, boasts a charmingly thick, lightly textured off-white card cover. The inner pages are crafted from high-quality uncoated paper matching the light eggshell tone of the cover. It's a testament to beauty and craftsmanship.
These carefully curated card stocks and finishes ensure your wedding order of service will be a cherished keepsake for all attendees.
How are your wedding order of services bound?
All our multi-page wedding order of services (8 pages or more) are saddle stitched. In simple terms, they're neatly bound with two staples through the spine of the folded sheets. This sturdy binding method ensures your wedding programme remains a neat, tidy, and durable keepsake of your special day. Whether it's kept in a memory box or displayed on a coffee table, it'll stand the test of time.
How long does it take to print and deliver my wedding order of service?
We understand how crucial timing is for your wedding preparations. That's why we offer two efficient delivery tiers for our print orders:
- Standard Turnaround: This tier typically has a 3 working day turnaround. For instance, orders placed before 6pm on Monday will be delivered by Thursday.
- Express Service: If you're working with a tighter deadline, our express service ensures a 1-2 working day turnaround. That means if you place your order before 6pm on Monday, you'll have your wedding order of service delivered by Tuesday or Wednesday.
You can find more detailed information about our shipping and turnaround times here. We're dedicated to providing swift, reliable service to make your wedding planning as stress-free as possible.
Can I paste hymns, readings, etc. into my wedding order of service?
Absolutely! You can easily add the personal touches that make your wedding unique. With a simple use of your keyboard shortcuts, you can copy (Ctrl/Cmnd + C) and paste (Ctrl/Cmnd + V) elements such as wedding readings, hymns, and quotes directly from websites, text documents, or other sources into our order of service designer tool.
So, you can effortlessly customise your order of service with meaningful content. For more assistance on this, please refer to the helpful instructions within our designer tool. You can also take a look at our in-depth How To Order page
Can I include photos in my wedding order of service?
Absolutely! Many of our wedding order of service designs have been created with photo inclusion in mind. Typically, these designs are perfect for showcasing beautiful images of you and your partner.
In our online order of service maker, you can add as many photos as you'd like. Simply click "Add Photos" to begin. You'll then be presented with a selection of photo layouts to choose from, ensuring your order of service truly reflects your unique style and personality.
Please note, the "Add Photo" tool is currently accessible only via a computer, not on mobile or tablet. This feature enables you to make your wedding order of service even more personalised and memorable.
What font size should I use to ensure everything is legible in my wedding order of service?
Font size can be a bit tricky to get right as it can vary depending on the characteristics of each typeface. However, as a general guideline, a font size of 30-35pts in the Utterly Printable designer is often suitable. For thinner fonts, you might want to add a few extra points to that number for the sake of readability.
We understand the importance of getting this detail just right, so we offer a free digital proofing service. This allows you to download a high-resolution, watermarked version of your wedding order of service. You can then print this out at home to see if you're happy with the readability of your chosen fonts. This valuable service is available for all of our wedding order of service designs and can be accessed from the first step of checkout.
Always remember, we're here to help you create the perfect keepsake of your special day!
How can I preview my customised wedding order of service before placing an order?
We provide two convenient methods for you to closely inspect your wedding order of service design before committing to a full print order:
- Free Digital Download: This complimentary service allows you to download a high-resolution, watermarked PDF of your design directly from the checkout page. Although watermarked, this digital proof will give you a clear view of important elements such as font size, layout, and the resolution of any photos included in your order of service. Your personalised design will be available in your account area shortly after you place your download request.
- Printed Proof: For those looking to assess the physical feel and quality of our premium card and paper stocks, you have the option to order a printed proof of your personalised design during checkout. With this service, you receive a physical copy of your order of service, providing a tangible sense of the final product's look and feel. Please note this is a paid service, with prices varying depending on the product ordered. The turnaround times for this service align with those of our full orders.
We are dedicated to ensuring you're completely satisfied with your personalised wedding stationery before you place your final order.
Can I make changes to my order after I've placed it?
Once your wedding order of service has been sent to print, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate changes to the design. However, in certain cases where the order hasn't been dispatched to production, it might be possible to make modifications, although this is not guaranteed as a part of our service.
To ensure total satisfaction with your final product, we encourage two important steps:
- Thorough Review: Spend time double-checking your design in our online tool. Be sure to scrutinise spelling, layout, and other fine details of your wedding order of service.
- Sample Order or Free Download: If time permits, we strongly recommend placing a sample order. This offers an opportunity for a final proof-read, and ensures you're happy with the feel and quality of our card stocks.
- If you're on a tighter schedule, take advantage of our free download proofing service, which is an excellent tool for checking important details and gauging an idea of the layout and sizing.
By following these steps, we aim to give you full confidence in your order before it heads to print.
Can I save my progress as I go?
Definitely! We appreciate that creating your perfect wedding order of service, especially multi-page ones, can take some time and may need several revisions. That's why we've integrated a 'save' feature directly into our online design tool.
At any point during your design process, simply click the 'save' button located in the bottom lefthand corner of the interface. Your work-in-progress design will be stored securely in your account area, specifically under the "Work in Progress" section.
Even better, you're not limited to just one saved design. Feel free to create and save multiple versions or variations of your design - just make sure to give each one a distinctive name that'll help you identify it later. This way, you can easily experiment with different ideas for your wedding programme without losing any of your creative work.
What is your download-only service for wedding programmes?
Our download-only service was conceived with flexibility and customer convenience in mind. We understand that every couple has unique needs when it comes to their wedding stationery. Therefore, alongside our premium order of service printing service, we also offer a download-only option.
This service allows you to download your personalized order of service design rather than having it printed with us. It's a fantastic option for those looking to print at home, maintain a digital copy, or use a trusted local printing company that they're already familiar with.
To make the most of this option, simply choose the download-only service at the checkout stage. This way, you'll receive a high-quality digital copy of your unique wedding order of service design, giving you complete control over where and how it's printed.
Is there a minimum order quantity for the printed order of service?
Absolutely not! We believe in making our services as flexible and inclusive as possible to cater to weddings of all sizes. Therefore, we allow orders for as few as one single printed copy of your personalized order of service design.
Whether you need just a handful or hundreds of copies, we're here to cater to your specific needs. Every wedding is unique, and your order of service should reflect that!
Help! I’ve run out of space. Can I add more pages?
Certainly! When crafting your wedding order of service online, it's not uncommon to need a little extra room. Don't fret, simply click on the "Add More Pages" button within our design tool. This will let you incorporate an additional 4 pages at once, up to a maximum of 16 pages in total. If, for any reason, you need to reduce the number of pages, you can also do this within our online order of service maker.
Please remember, due to our print and fold/binding process, you can only add or remove pages in multiples of four. This is the same for any wedding order of service printer. It ensures a seamless and professional finish for your customised wedding order of service.