Frequently Asked Questions
- What price bracket do you cater to?
We cater for all budgets, from brides looking to keep costs low to designing and producing the most luxurious bespoke wedding cards. Our prices start from AED 45 for a simple, elegant invitation card, and we create designs across various price points depending on the level of workmanship involved.
- Do you offer a catalog of products, custom-made products, or both?
The Card Co. specialises in custom made, handcrafted occasion stationery, and works closely with our clients to create a truly one-of-a-kind product. We also stock a comprehensive ready-made selection of Card Co. designs, and are the only Middle Eastern stockist of exclusive collections by Vera Wang and Crane & Co fine stationery.
- Do you offer shipping to clients outside of Dubai? What countries do you service?
We offer shipping to customers worldwide, and use DHL, FedEx and Aramex for unparalleled service and fast, guaranteed delivery.
- Do you work with specific calligraphers/ writers to write guest names on the envelopes or does the client have to source this on their own?
We are proud to host our own in-house creative and design teams, and work with the fine creatives and craftsmen, including skilled calligraphers, to create fully personalised copy, monograms and initials.
- What styles of invitations do you offer (modern, romantic, traditional, trendy, etc.)?
As a city with inhabitations from 180 different nationalities, Dubai is a melting pot of cultures and is renowned for its cosmopolitan nature. Our invitation cards and stationery reflect this, and are available in a range of themes that reflect the interests, culture and heritage of our clients.
Each Card Co. design is customised to the event theme, whether a farm or beach wedding, classic cinematic romance or a more contemporary motif. Comprehensive briefings with each client enable us to create solutions that perfectly complement the event theme.
- What types of stationary do you offer?
We offer a complete stationery solution to create real wow-factor at weddings and other special events. This incorporates everything from save the date cards to menus, champagne labels, valet parking tickets and favour bags, all of which can be labelled and personalised with individual guest names for a sophisticated finish. We also offer comprehensive solutions for occasions like baby showers, engagements, anniversaries, corporate events and more.
- Do you print in English and Arabic? Please indicate if you cater to any other languages.
The Card Co.’s prestigious DIFC showroom is home to a multilingual team who create tailor-made occasion stationery in any language. We have satisfied clients across the globe, from New York to Norway and Moscow to Japan.
- Is there a minimum quantity for placing an order?
Our minimum quantity for any printed product is 50 units.
- How long after placing the order does it take to receive the final invitations?
Our team spends an average of 2-4 working days creating the design, and production takes around one week after this has been approved. This time scale depends on the individual design, quantity required and production availability, and is subject to change.
Subject to a surcharge, The Card Co. also has the capability to complete last minute orders required within 2 days. The minimum quantity for such orders is 50 invitation cards with envelopes.
- What are you accepted forms and terms of payment?
We require a 50% downpayment before commencing product design, with the remaining balance due upon collection or delivery of the finished product. The Card Co. accepts all major bank cards.
- What is your cancellation policy?
If a wedding is cancelled for any reason, management reserves the right to retain 50% of the total purchase price. Our cancellation and refund policy is wholly at the discretion of management, and is reviewed on an individual basis.
- Please provide any other information you believe would be useful for your potential clients:
The Card Co. is Dubai’s fastest-growing occasion stationery company, with a keen focus on quality and craftsmanship. We are experts in letterpress, calligraphy and intricate design, using only the finest papers and material sourced from across the globe.
A home-grown company, our team has worldwide experience in high-end print and design, and offers unparalleled one-on-one service to each and every client. Our vision is to establish a strong presence across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Beirut, London and New York City.
In order for us to fully understand your requirements and expectations, we offer one-on-one appointments to all of our customers to help turn your wedding invitation ideas into a reality.
We recommend that prior to your appointment you prepare a concept or theme, along with an idea of the text you’d like to include in your wedding invitations – this will give our team a solid foundation on which to begin your journey. It is important that as a couple, you discuss the etiquette of your wedding invitation - below are some examples of wording that may be of use in deciding the tone of your announcement:
Bride & groom extending the invitation
Together with their parents,
Julia Esabella Sanmeters
Nicholas Kristoff Demett
request the honour of your presence at their marriage
on Sunday, the seventh of October
two thousand eighteen
at six o'clock in the evening
Bride's parents extending the invitation
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Durand
request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lautrec
Saturday, the eighth of March
two thousand eighteen
at two o'clock in the afternoon
Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club,
Near Motor City,
Bride & groom's parents extending the invitation
Mr. and Mrs. Tomas Kling
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Langston
invite you to share in the joy of the marriage uniting their children
Ashley Marie Kling
Patrick Everett Langston
on Saturday, the twelfth of April
two thousand eighteen
at eleven o'clock in the morning
Al Qasr Hotel
Second marriage invitation
All that I am,
All that I have been,
I offer now to you
Please join us in celebrating
new love, new dreams and a new future as we exchange marriage vows
on Saturday, the twelfth of July
two thousand eighteen
at one o’clock in the afternoon
The Ritz Carlton
Dubai International Financial Centre
Elise Mae Stevens
Matthew James Sonoma
Both the text and the location play a key role in the design process, so it’s imperative that you have prepared your chosen text in a word document prior to your appointment. Here are some suggestions of the information you may chose to include when preparing the text for your wedding invitations and stationery:
- Main invitation and languages requires
- Day events
- Information, maps and directions
- Hotel information
- Romantic quotes
- Thank you card
- Order of service
- Guest name for place cards
- Hotel name
- Outdoor or indoor
- Personal interest
During your appointment we will spend between 45 minutes and two hours undertaking a complete briefing in order to ascertain your exact needs, before devising the best solution to achieve these. This will ensure we create the most memorable, luxury wedding invitations and stationery for your event.
If you have any questions, please feel free to drop us a message via our contact page.