I ordered both the 2012 and 2014.
The only detailed instructions I gave them for both was no sticker, and that I would wash it myself when I got it. Both cars were handled as ordered.
I, too, live in NC, and as for the front plate, it may be a good idea to mention it just to be sure, but I can tell you that I didn't worry about it for either one. Not only did they NOT drill holes for a front bracket, I never even received the brackets for either car! I am not sure if that is an NC car thing or not, that's why I say if you are anal about that kind of thing you may wish to mention it.
Hers:2012 Mustang GT Premium,6M,Kona Blue Exterior/Charcoal Interior, 400A, HID/Security Pkg ,Comfort Pkg.
[COLOR="DimGray"][B]His: 2014 Mustang GT Premium,6M,Sterling Gray Exterior/Charcoal Interior,400A, Reverse Sensing/Security Pkg, Comfort Pkg SMR# 3635