Ever wondered how we work with customers to create handmade invitations and wedding stationery that matches their style?
Well, wonder no more. I’m taking you behind the scenes of our design process.
Our process starts with you
Whether we are working with you on wedding invitations, save the dates or ceremony and reception stationery, such as wedding programs, escort cards, table numbers or menus, the process starts the same.
We talk. Usually by email, or in the notes section on our website, you let us know your wedding colors and possibly the mood you envision for your wedding day. Is it formal, romantic, warm and intimate or vintage and quirky?
Letting us know these things can help us give better advice on paper stock, color placement and font choice.
You don’t have to know which colors go where on your designs. We figure that out for you. And you can always ask us for advice! That’s what we are here for.
We turn your ideas into proofs
Once we have a good idea of what you want, we start designing.
If you are still unsure about your colors or font choices, we can present some options to help you choose.
All our proofs sent via email as PDFs. We recommend that you view them at 100%, so you see the actual scale of the text and designs.
And though you may love your iPhone or iPad, we’ve found that these don’t show the colors accurately. So you may want to double check everything on another computer.
The great thing about our proofing system is that you get 3 rounds of proofing. So you are allowed to change your mind! The important thing to remember is that you are not alone. So if you don’t quite know how to get the look you wanted, just ask and we’ll probably have a few suggestions.
That’s why it’s so important to know the mood you want for your wedding day. We have found that the best way to get wedding invitations and stationery you’ll love is to design with your wedding day in mind.
And if you like, we can send you photos of your designs assembled before we make them to make sure you can visualize how all the colors will work together.
We make your wedding stationery by hand
Since we spend so much time together during the proofing process, we come to think of your wedding as our wedding, and want to make sure that you love your stationery.
Caring does take time in the production process, so we ask for your patience as we print and hand assemble your designs. Invitations and stationery suites make take us 2 to 3 weeks to ship once you’ve approved your designs. And individual ceremony and reception stationery, such as wedding programs and place cards may take 1 to 2 weeks to ship.
But if you are in a rush, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your timing.
Printing is just the first step in this process. After that we cut your designs to size. In the case of our wedding program fans, cutting is a careful process to get the edging just right.
Next up is assembly by hand. Many of our designs have folds or are mounted on coordinating cardstock through gluing using one of the strongest adhesives available. With our booklet and flap fold invitations we also insert your coordinating cards.
The process is done when we add any finishing touches such as hand tied tags and ribbon.
We ship them to you as quickly as possible
And that’s it.
Your stationery is carefully packed and shipped out to you to share with your family and friends. Our standard shipping is 2 to 3 day Priority Mail, which more often than not arrives in 2 days.
We do get used to the beautiful colors and combinations in our workshop of individual designs. But we know there will be new beautiful orders to work on, and possibly a chance to revisit those colors on matching stationery later on.