Custom Invitation Suites
A Custom Designed Invitation Suite is a pure luxury. It's as simple as sharing your initial idea, and sitting back and watching the magic unfold. The luxury behind it is allowing a Stationery Designer to figure it all out. My eclectic body of work shows that my client's unique ideas are always taken into consideration.
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I get it. Choosing an Invitation Suite can be overwhelming. There are lots of things to consider: pricing, design, paper, print, and quantity, just to name a few. In most cases, this will probably be your first time having to order an Invitation that didn't come in a plastic pack of 24 cards with fill-in the blanks for all your "Who, What, When, Where, and Hows." My goal is to walk you through the process and take all the guessing work out for you.
Invitations should be mailed out no later than 8 weeks before your event, and sometimes even sooner for destination weddings. You should reach out to your Stationery Designer 6 months before you'd like your invitations mailed out, giving them 2 months to design, print, and mailed out to your guests on time. Turnaround time depends heavily on the designer's availability and how quick the client approves designs.
My stationery services typically attract the type of client that believe an invitation suite is more than just paper. They appreciate style, quality, and sentimental details. An average client typically spends 6 to 7% of their wedding budget on custom stationery. However, prices do vary depending on personal style, additional inserts, extra embellishments, paper, and quantity. If you feel that your budget differentiates from the average, do not hesitate to contact me so we can discuss what your options are.
How It Works
Step 1: Share Your Plans
Once you fill out the Custom Invitation Design Questionnaire, I'll send you a proposal with custom packages for you to choose from.
Step 2: Brainstorming
When you've decided on your custom package, a Contract and Scope of Work is signed, and your first deposit is made. I will then create a Mood Board that will act as your Style Guide throughout the duration of the design process. This will also come with a rough draft of your invitation suite.
Step 3: The Magic of Design
After approval of the Mood Board and Rough Draft, this is where all the magic happens! You'll get a detailed mock-up and the chance to tweak things here and there until you're ready to print.
Step 4: Print, Assemble, Ship
After prints returned I will quality check every piece of work and depending on your order, provide White Glove Service, which is full assembly of your invitation suite.
Step 5: Take a Breather
Celebrate and wait for those Reply Cards to start flying through your mailbox!