My wedding date is set. When should I set up a consultation?
The sooner the better. It is never too early to start discussing the needs of your wedding. For example, if you would like to send out Save the Dates, they would need to go out 6 to 8 months prior to your wedding. Invitations would go out about 8 to 10 weeks prior to your wedding date. Any other accessories that you would like – for example, programs, place cards, table numbers, menus – can be discussed at about 2 months prior.
What should I bring to the consultation and what to expect?
Please bring your ideas, colors, and theme of your wedding. Knowing as much about your wedding will aid in the design process. Please share with me with how you met, how he proposed and any other details. Nothing is to minor. Those tiny details can really make a big impact. We will discuss all aspects of your design needs. Beginning with Save the Dates all the way to place cards and table cards. Please think about whether you would like a touch of sparkle (rhinestones) on your invitation, or a pocketfold for your invite to sit in. You may want a monogram of your initials to go on all your printed items. There is a lot to think about, but don’t worry I will guide you the whole way.
What is the process and how long does the process take?
Once we have met and you shared with me your ideas and colors, I will start on a design. I will design your invitation first. I will email you a PDF to review. If you approve the invitation I then start to design the additional card inserts. Once those are complete I will email you a PDF of each piece requested. Once those are approved I will mail you an actual sample of your invitation. This way you can see exactly how it will look. Once I have final approval then production can begin. On average, it takes about 8 - 10 weeks for design, proofing and production.
About how much do the invitations cost?
On average my invitations cost $4 - $10 per invitation plus sales tax (if applicable). If you have a certain budget in mind, please share it with me so that I am aware.
How are your invitations printed?
All stationary is digitally printed in-house . Foil, letterpress, engraving and thermography are all outsourced.
How will I receive my invitations?
You will receive a box of all your items. There will be a pile of each piece that was ordered. The client is responsible for stuffing and mailing the envelopes. For example, if you ordered a pocketfold invitation, you will receive the pocketfold with invite and closure attached, along with a pile of reception cards, response cards and direction cards to be inserted into the pocketfolds and then placed inside the addressed enevelopes. I can assemble and mail your invitations at an additional charge.
I recommend that you figure out a good count. I usually suggest 10 - 15 extra if you have a good count, be sure to include yourself!
Once you approve all digital PDF’s of your design you will receive 1 sample of your invitation.
I recommend taking the sample I mail you to the post office. This way you know exactly how much it will weigh.
Do you create custom postage stamps?
We can create custom stamps for any of your special events. You can use a photo of yourself, custom monogram or a special date.
Invitations….check…what else can I get?
Here is a long and comma filled list: save the dates, wedding invitations, shower invitations, rehearsal dinner invitations, programs, place cards, table numbers and names, menus, favors, tags, labels, thank you notes, monogram designs, custom postage stamps and more. Weddings are near and dear to our heart, but we also love other specials events: baby announcements, baby shower invitations, birthday party invitations, anniversary invitations, and holiday cards.