WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Congratulations on your engagement!  My couture invitation service is a true collaboration between you and I and would love to discuss how I can help you bring your wedding vision to life. My invitations feature completely custom artwork, luxury papers and time honored printing methods and special hand crafted touches. The base price $1400 for suite that includes an invitation and lined envelope with return address printing and reply card with lined and envelope and addressing, all flat printing. Because each wedding and therefore suite is different I provide custom prices based on your project and materials. Please note that we do not copy anyone's work so please do not ask to recreate another designer's invitations.

{ Please scroll down to review our wedding invitation suite order process } 


1. THE CONSULTATION

The first step in beginning your custom design is a consultation by email, phone or in person (by appointment only). In this initial meeting we will discuss your ideas for your wedding and find out more about your personal style and your story as a couple in order to create a unique, custom design to accurately reflect you and your wedding. Tell me what you love and what you can't live without! Ribbons, letterpress, watercolor florals, the perfect shade of lavender, whatever it is, I want to know. Swatches from bridesmaids’ dresses or pictures of your gown and venue help me to see the story you are trying to tell with your wedding, so please don't be shy.


At this stage, we will discuss your expectations for invitations and also your budget.  My goal is to give you what you want at a cost you feel comfortable with therefore the design created in the next step will reflect your budget. After our consultation I will send you a form to submit your wording, a digital agreement to reserve services and a $200 retainer is due at this time, this amount is applied to your total balance. I only work on a limited number of weddings at any given time in order to ensure every client gets the most utmost best service; a contract reserving our service is a must!

2. DESIGN

Following the receipt of your deposit and signed agreement I will create a sketch of all of your suites pieces and email to you for your review, your agreement includes two rounds of revisions to the sketch. Upon approval of the rough sketch your wording is due. I am here to assist you through the process including any questions you may have regarding etiquette, reply timelines, etc. I have a wealth of knowledge in this arena backed by years of experience, so please do not hesitate to ask! I do ask that you have all of the details sorted before sending us your text as repeated changes to text is what can lead to mistakes and added fees. Upon receipt of your wording I will create the final design for your approval and your agreement includes two rounds of minor changes, after the second round of changes, a $100 fee will be billed for each additional round.

3. PRICING, APPROVAL, PRINTING

Your completed design will be sent to you for your approval along with and invoice reflecting the final pricing. Rush orders are billed accordingly so please book and begin the design process at least six months before your event. The initial retainer of $200 will be deducted from your total. Please note no printing will begin until payment has been received and your proof has been formal approved. At this point your suite will be sent to print! So exciting! 

Printing, assembly and shipping can take four to six weeks, so please plan accordingly. 

4. ASSEMBLY & SHIPPING

All of my designs are professionally printed with the utmost care and are painstakingly assembled, if required. Completed suites are shipped to you vis UPS ground unless otherwise requested. Shipping will be billed in a separate invoice. Note signatures are required for receipt of your invitations due to the cost.

TIMING

Please note that due to the handcrafting involved in my designs, the entire design process from consultation to finished product can take at least SIX MONTHS for many of our designs. This also means that I can only accept a certain number of orders at a time to ensure each client receives the best service.

GUEST ADDRESSING AND Day of ITEMS

I also offer digital guest addressing for most designs to make your life that much easier, this service begins at $2/envelope. Some envelopes are not able to printed by a printer so if you would like guest addressing please notify me during the design phase so we can plan the design accordingly.

And to carry your vision all the way through your wedding day, I also design seating charts, place cards, favor tags and stickers, ceremony programs, menus, table numbers, drink and reception signage and thank you cards to coordinate with your invitations. If you need it, I can certainly do it. The only limit is your imagination....and then mine takes over!