How long does it take to complete my invitation suite?
I require 4-6 months lead time before your send out date (which is two months prior to your actual wedding date). The actual time that it takes from consult to completion can range anywhere from 2-3 months, but I like to have at least a one month buffer for any "just in case" moments.
CAN I USE A DESIGN THAT YOU ALREADY CREATED?
Each of our stationery suites are custom designed specifically for the client that has commissioned me. Thus, reusing them would be unfavorable. However, for some suites that have a uniform or dynamic design, such as a thin lined border, I am open to that.
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE FOR CUSTOM DESIGN?
My rate for custom design has been and will continue to be a flat fee of $150. This fee covers the cost of invitation, RSVP, and an additional insert card, and any artwork for envelope liners and guest names for digital calligraphy. Additional fees are charged should a customer request hand drawn maps, water color, marbled, or hand painted items, and complex layouts (such as a booklet or passport design).
WILL I GET TO SEE MY INVITATIONS BEFORE THEY ARE PRINTED?
ABSOLUTELY! For every job we provide digital printed proofs on the desired cardstock and envelopes. In some cases, such as letterpress, foil stamping, embossing, and offset printed suites, you will not receive a proof in these print mediums, due to the cost and time to setup. Thus, a digital printed proof will be provided.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PRINT TYPES?
So glad you asked this question. Please see our samples and descriptions below. NOTE: There are plenty of additional print types such as raised ink, screen printing, and traditional engraving. Some of these we do not have photos of or have not printed with that particular medium.