The process begins with a complimentary consultation. During this initial meeting we will discuss the details of your wedding, your style and what you are hoping to portray through your invitations and stationery. We encourage you to share any pictures, ideas and color swatches that you may have collected. You will have the opportunity to view samples of our work, choose colors, paper and embellishments. We will brainstorm ideas and establish a style that best suits your needs.
Estimate and Retainer
During the consultation, we will develop a line-by-line cost estimate reflecting your personalized stationery order. When you decide to proceed, a 50% retainer of the total estimate cost starts the design process.
After placing your order, we will provide you with a needs list and timeline to keep you on schedule to print. You will receive the first digital proof of your design within a month. Before printing, you will also receive a hard copy proof in the mail. On a tight timeline? Just let us know and we can discuss options with you for a quicker turnaround time.
4 weeks before approval date (or sooner) – all information from needs list above received
3 weeks before approval date – hardcopy proof sent to approved address to verify paper and color
2 weeks before approval date – approval of paper products (paper color, envelopes, ribbon, backers), final count of stationery needed, remaining balance is due
1 week before approval date – digital proof and hard copy print approved.
Approval Date – your approval date will be depend on the timeline that is discussed with your consultant and is based upon your wedding date.
If your order requires a rush within two weeks of the approval date:
There will be a rush fee of $125.00-150.00 (This includes new orders that are placed and with an approval date within two weeks).
It takes a minimum of 2-3 days for all requests or updates to be made by Creative Invites and Events
Requests are prioritized by wedding date and/or the order in which they are received.
If your order is DIGITALLY PRINTED (flat)
*All orders approved by Thursday at 5pm will print the following week. Please allow 5-7 days for processing (cutting, checking, counting, packaging). We will call and/or email when your completed order is in the studio and ready for pick up.
If your order is NOT digitally printed (Thermography (raised), Letterpress (stamped), Foil (Metallic Press)
**These orders require 8-10 business days for production. The 8-10 days begin after your approval has been received. Please allow 2-3 business days for the order to arrive in-studio, and to be checked over by our team.
***Please allow at least 1-2 weeks extra if you have any assembly included (check your invoice to see if assembly is included). Assembly time will vary based on the quantity, number of pieces, complexity, and other orders in the assembly queue at the time.
Approval and Printing
After your designs have been approved, we will order the remaining pieces according to your consultation and cost estimate. After your remaining balance has been paid, we will print your order.
After your stationery is printed, we will contact you to schedule a pick up time or make arrangements for shipping your order.
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