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.
STEP 2: ESTIMATE & APPROVAL
We’ll send you an 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: INSPIRATION BOARD
The fun begins! If you have a design in mind from the KFD Collection, we’ll discuss color, paper and font options for the design you select. If you’re ordering custom invitations, we’ll create an inspiration board together either through Pinterest or email. 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 4: PROOFING
We’ll start by creating three mock-ups. We can combine your favorite aspects of the mock-ups or go in an entirely new direction. We only ask that you tell us exactly how you feel—don’t hold back! You will receive two additional revisions free of charge. Once a final invitation design has been created, we can match the rest of your set (response cards, information cards, etc.).
STEP 5: FINAL APPROVAL
Once you sign the final proof, we are not responsible for any typos or copy errors. Please be sure that every detail is correct. From there, we’ll go into production and the remaining balance will be due. Every piece in your invitation suite will be meticulously hand-checked and safely packaged. 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
Let the unrestrained giddiness begin!