THE WEDDING STATIONERY TIMELINE
To ensure that Katie works her magic for every project, we accept a limited number of custom clients. Even if you contact us in the midnight hour (and yes, we’ve helped clients, literally at that hour), we’ll do our best to accommodate you. That said, the earlier we connect, the better.
11-12 MONTHS AHEAD
Save the Dates: Schedule an appointment or phone call to discuss options and pricing, and to begin developing a vision.
7-8 MONTHS AHEAD
Mail Save the Dates. If you’re having a destination wedding we suggest mailing your Save the Dates 10-11 months in advance.
Invitations: Schedule an appointment or phone call to discuss options and pricing, and to begin developing a vision.
Day Of pieces: Schedule an appointment or phone call to discuss options and pricing for your menu cards, table numbers, escort cards, programs, thank you cards, sign-in-board and other signage.
Send your envelopes to the calligrapher. We work with some amazing calligraphers—we’ll be happy to connect you with one.
Mail your wedding and rehearsal dinner invitations!
YOUR BIG DAY
Hooray! Have a blast! And remember: Control is letting go.
2 WEEKS MARRIED
Order personalized correspondence cards with new names and/or monogram for your thank you cards.
1 MONTH MARRIED
Mail your Thank You Cards.
THE CUSTOM DESIGN PROCESS
STEP 1: LET'S TALK!
Getting to know our clients is the best part of our job, and probably the most important. We can meet in one of our two studios, over the phone, or via Skype if you’re outside of the US. This first conversation is a chance for us to collaborate on ideas. It’s okay if you don’t have your event details yet. If you have a Pinterest board, we'd love to see it. Show us your dress, flowers, wedding locale, color ideas, designs that have caught your eye, your favorite movies or books—we want to know it all!
STEP 2: ESTIMATE & APPROVAL
We’ll send you an image-based estimate within a week of our initial conversation. To reserve our services, please approve the estimate and send a 50% non-refundable deposit. From there we’ll create a detailed timeline to ensure that everything flows seamlessly.
STEP 3: MOCK-UPS
The fun begins! From the notes we took at our initial meeting and the mood board provided in your proposal, we'll start the design process. We'll present sketches of custom calligraphy fonts, if ordering, and begin on any other custom artwork. We'll start by presenting at least 3 mock-ups of the main card (invitation or save the date).
STEP 4: PROOFING
We only ask that you tell us exactly how you feel—don’t hold back! Please try to submit feedback all at once. You will receive two additional revisions free of charge. We can combine your favorite aspects of the mock-ups or go in an entirely new direction. Once a final invitation design or save the date card has been created, we’ll design the rest of your set (response cards, information cards, etc.).
STEP 5: FINAL APPROVAL
We have in-house copy editors who look at your wording and our designs as we go to make sure all is correct. If we catch a typo in the text you provided, we'll bring it to your attention. Before going to print, we'll present a final proof for your approval. Please be sure that every detail is correct. Once you sign the final proof, we are not responsible for any typos or copy errors. From there, we’ll go into production and the remaining balance will be due. Your order will ship within 4-6 weeks depending on the intricacy of your invitations. Rush service is available at a premium.
STEP 6: YOUR ORDER ARRIVES
Our in-house quality checkers meticulously inspect each and every piece of your suite. We allow enough time in our print production timeline so that we may get anything reprinted that doesn't meet our standards. Upon request, we can do the assembly and mailing for you. Or we'll package your order up in pretty boxes and ship or messenger them to you.
Let the unrestrained giddiness begins!