We can tell you care about the details, look to have your invitations as heirloom keepsakes, and appreciate custom personalization. We're happy to have you here.
First, we'd love to get to know you! We want to know the vision for your celebration. We have an initial questionnaire to let us in on all the details: event date, number of pieces, your choice of print method and any other special requests you have in mind. We’ll go over every piece of inspiration you send us; be it fabric swatches, color palettes, or Pinterest boards. We’re most interested in your story, it helps us tailer our custom designs just right for you. No detail is too small! Your favorite stores to shop, hobbies, how you met, how they proposed, sentimental items apart of your wedding, etc. Knowing you and your personality helps us more than you may expect!
2. Design Proposal
After our first discussion, we’ll draft a design proposal including all items requested. We don’t only design invitations but we have an endless list of items we can add to brand your entire event. Things like programs, cocktail napkins, signage, welcome letters, escort cards, and just about anything else you can dream of! (We love to think out of the box!) Design pricing is the same for every client. These initial costs cover the time it takes us to design and manage the production from start to finish.
A signed contract is due with a 50% deposit of design costs to book your spot.
Up next, the design process begins! We'd love to meet and go over paper swatches, colors, and more. You will then receive design proofs electronically based off of the ideas and concepts discussed in our consultation. We'll set up an appointment to cover all the details and make sure it's just right. We're normally able to finalize your items in 3-5 rounds of revisions but we're here to make it right no matter how many rounds we need to complete.
Once finalizing our design choices we send a print production estimate. We can always adjust with cost saving alternatives to still give you the exact style your looking for without breaking the bank. There is no standard printing costs, as the work specifications for each client is unique to them. That is why the estimate comes after we begin designing. Keeping your ideal budget in mind, we can tailor the printing, paper choices, and final details to how much you’re looking to spend. We often calculate invitations on a per suite basis (for example: $10-15 per, $25-35 per, $50-60 per, etc.) It’s best to advise if you’d like to have this cost include postage.
Once your proof is approved, we will send to print and begin production! This process does take some time, about 2-3 weeks depending on printing methods and supplemental details needed. We keep in mind your schedule and what is best suited for your project when choosing from our select vendors.
6. Stuff, Stamp, Repeat
We can assemble your invitations or we'd be happy to mail them to you to complete yourself. Although, we suggest you leave it to the professionals when it comes to this step.(Our favorite part!) We've lined envelopes, adhered pockets, and tied bows only a few thousand times.
What sort of investment should I expect?
Our invitation suites start around 9-10$ per for digitally printed items. Most clients average around 15-30$ per suite but sky is the limit when it comes to what we can dream up with a variety of materials available to you! Day-of items vary greatly piece to piece. We'd be happy to supply you with a basic breakdown of what to expect when it comes to these items.
When should i get in touch?
While mailing out your wedding invitations is often one of the very last steps in your planning process, ordering them needs to happen long before they're actually mailed out. Keep in mind that invitations need to be mailed to your guests 2-3 months before your wedding day, (generally earlier for destination weddings to allow for proper travel arrangements.) To ensure you have plenty of time, plan on booking with us about 6 months before your wedding day.
A quick reference of how much time to expect and plan for for your items
Save the dates- 6-8 weeks to design and produce.
Invitations- 8-10 weeks to design and produce.
Day of items- 6-8 weeks to design and produce. (to be shipped, picked up or delivered week of event)
Don’t fear if you’re closer to your event date than expected, we would love to chat about how we can work together and bring your vision to life!
But what if I'm only needing items for the day-of?
We suggest you get in touch with us in general a minimum of 2 months ahead of your wedding or event. We're very familiar with bringing your event design and style to life through items like your program, welcome booklet, menus, and more. If your looking for your details for your day-of to be in line with your event seamlessly, we frequently do walk throughs of your venues with your planner or event designer to ensure all needs are met and how we can maximize our creativity. We request a 50% deposit of cost of goods + cost of design upfront. (unlike invitations with just needing design costs) Don't fear if you're a bit closer to your event date, we'd love to try to accommodate you.