FAQs & Process
What’s included in your Investment?- We design your whole wedding when you choose custom work. We’ll start with your save the dates and/or invitations (depending on when you reach out) and finish with your wedding day. Save the dates include a 5x7 print with a mailing envelope addressed and stamped. Our invitations are designed to impress and are more like a packaged item for your guests to unwrap. We create traditional style invitations where a standard suite includes: invitation, insert, rsvp, mailing envelope addressed, solid inner envelope with liner, return envelope addressed and postage design. Day-of design includes items like: escort cards/seating charts/place cards/menus/programs/coasters/welcome signs, etc. Your papers, print method choice, postage fees ( we start at 2 ounces for invitations + 1 ounce for rsvp) and any other items (wax seals, vellum, ribbon, etc) you choose to add will be priced out according to the quantity you need. Payment plans are available by request.
What type of design work can you choose for your stationery?-Anything you’d like, that’s the beauty of custom. Basic pricing includes things like a monogram, artwork, custom color palette, collection of fonts to choose from. Venue sketches, watercolor and spot calligraphy are available as upgrades.
What are some day of items?- Day of items can be a range of things like we listed above. We can also do vinyl mongrams, bar menus, ceremony + reception signage, stickers and other fun items to deck out the wedding day. Just ask if you don’t see it on our list.
Why do we like to design your day-of items?- Ever go to a wedding where things don’t seem to match? Did the bride and groom forget the programs and print them off-center the night before? Did aunt Karen want to choose the big day to practice her calligraphy skills? Well, we’ve seen this way too many times and for our couples, we want nothing but the best so we provide all the day of items to brand your entire wedding. This means everything is coheisive. Fonts match, artwork is the same, your monogram is Your monogram and you can pick exactly what You want. No rushing around before the wedding becuase we’re already taking care of it.
Can you provide your own artwork?- We will accept client provided artwork as long as we can assure it’s something we can work with in both design and print. Simply reach out and let us know ahead of time so we can take a look at the artwork first. There is no discount for providing your own artwork.
Are you able to print multiple print methods on an order?- Of Course! We are happy to mix up print methods for you. An example of this would include choosing letterpress/foil print for your invitation but having the other items as digital print.
How soon before the wedding should you inquire/place an order? - We suggest to contact us at minimum 4-6 months before the wedding. 6-12 months if adding on save the dates.
Once we receive your inquiry form, we will contact you to set up an in person consultation where we’ll go over your ideas, visions, colors, papers, print techniques and samples over a cup of coffee. Consultations run about 45 minutes to an hour in length. You’re welcome to bring along your fiance, mom(s) or maid of honor but we ask no more than 4 people attend as it tends to take away from the couple’s visions (too many hands in the cookie jar). After our meeting, you will receive a final estimated total (pending postage costs) and an invoice for retainer to begin services.
Designing will begin once your retainer has been received. You will be given access to your own personal portal where all of your information can be uploaded and where you can see your designs and any information regarding your order. Initial designs can take up to two weeks to be completed. Beyond that point we will communicate until the design is just right and you’re ready to see your sample print.
After your sample print is complete we will meet in person if we can to go over prep for the final set to be printed. We will upload a final proof to your portal for you to review every piece of the invitation suite to give us permission to print.
Printing + Assembly take approximately 4-6 weeks. Especially when choosing letterpress or foil print. During this time your items are being printed, postage is being ordered and then the physical assembly of your items. This also allows for extra time in the event we need a reprint or items are on back-order. We ask that you please be patient during this time as we want to assure each and every invitation is pieced together correctly for you. Please note that we aim to have the suites completed and to you 1 month before your preferred mailing date.
When your suite is complete we will turn them over to you for mailing. We do not seal envelopes or mail for clients. Your postage will be placed on your mailing and return envelopes and each invitation will be assembled and ready for sealing. We always recommend having your invitations hand cancelled at the post office.
Day of items will begin as soon as your information is ready. Typically we start to get information from our clients about 4 weeks before the wedding, once the rsvps are back. We will discuss dates at the initial consultation.