Can you take me through the typical process for ordering invitations?
I’ll start by doing a consultation with you which will be about 45 minutes long. This can be done in person or over the phone, depending on your location and availability. This is where I get to hear about all of the fun details of your wedding and a bit about you and your fiancé… (I LOVE this part J) I’ll take you through my stock designs, the different printing methods available, the paper options, and colors. This will allow me to get an idea of what you like. From there I’ll put together a costing estimate for you. Once you’re ready, we’ll sign the contract. At this point we get to work on your design and wording changes. There are three proofs for stock designs. Once your design is approved by you we will be ready for print. Depending on your design elements it will be a 6-8 week turnaround time to receive your invitations after your final approval.
When should I start thinking about my invitations?
You should be contacting us 6-8 months before your wedding for invitations. You don’t have that much time left? Don’t fret, contact us and we’ll see what we can do to make it possible.
Will I see my final invitation before it is printed?
No, all proofs are done through email. They can be printed by you to size to get an idea of how they will look. I have samples of all of my printing methods so you know ahead of time what the specific printed methods look like on paper.
Can you do custom colors?
Yes, custom colors can be chosen. We will use our pantone book to match the color as close as possible. If you are not happy with the pantone match, there is a $150 custom matching option. Please remember there are always tolerances and ranges with all colors.
Can orders be delivered in less than the standard 6-8 weeks?
Yes, this is possible. But does depend on your design and printing methods. However limited numbers of rush orders can be done. There’s a 25% upcharge for rush orders.
Why do I need to start working with you 6-8 months before my wedding?
Invitations should be sent out approximately 8 weeks prior to your wedding. We need 8 weeks to print your final design. Depending on the complexity of your design, it can take an additional 2-4 months for the entire design and consultation process.
I like your style of designs, however I don’t see any that are speaking directly to me. Do you do custom designs?
Yes and we love doing them!! Custom designs range in price depending on the complexity. Custom suites start at $500.
I like a specific invitation from someone else, can you replicate it?
No, that is against the law. There are a lot of talented designers out there and we’d recommend you support that specific designer.
I’d like to design my own invitations, can you print custom designs?
Yes. Let’s chat to make sure that your design is achievable with the printing process you’re looking for.