Working with us
Our creative process begins with getting to know each other. Once you've contacted us, we'd like to get to know more about who you are, what your personal style is like, and how you envision that coming together in your wedding details. The more details you can give us, the more ideas begin to grow. Once we have a good idea of the direction in which you'd like to go, we'll put together a proposed quote for you based on the printing and materials we think will best fit your needs. If you'd like to read more about some of the printing options we offer, read more about it here.
Once we have your basic information, including quantity and printing type, we will move to a contract to secure our services and design. A deposit of 30-50% (depending on the scope of the project) of your estimated design cost from the proposed quote will be due with the signing of the contract.
Following the signing of the contract, you'll receive a sketch to map out our ideas for all the pieces we have planned for you. The sketch is a very integral part of our design process, and from this initial sketch is how we plan out your artwork, custom lettering and font development, paper types and assembly details. The beauty of a custom order is the opportunity to create one of a kind designs where every detail is based off something that has meaning specific to you.
In the next step, you'll receive a digital proof with your completed design layouts, complete with your custom calligraphy, artwork, and event details. Our dedication to creating a product that you absolutely love means that you can have as many rounds of proofing as is necessary, with the acknowledgment that we plan for about three rounds of proofs with our initial timeline estimates. Additional proofs can add 1-2 weeks to your timeline, so plan accordingly. Final proofs must be signed off for approval before production, checking the spelling, ink colors, printing descriptions, etc.
Following the printers, we then address all your invitations, assemble, stamp and stuff all your envelopes. Once this is all done, final payment will be due before your pieces are shipped.
All of our designs are custom and include unlimited artwork and calligraphy, as well as full production, including sourcing materials best suited for your design and budget, printing, all assembly, stuffing, applying postage and mailing. We mail from the historic Benjamin Franklin Post Office here in Philadelphia where your invitations will be hand canceled with Benjamin Franklins signature (which means your envelopes aren't processed through the machines that smash the poor things).
Our average wedding invitation suite includes an invitation (of course) and envelope, reply card and envelope, reception card, overlay (we love printing on gorgeous silky smooth vellum), and personalized assembly details like custom wax seals or hand dyed ribbon. All our envelopes are lined with custom envelope liners to match your suite and printed with our signature style of your artwork tumbling down the back with your return address.
Our project minimum for 2019 is $8,500 and can include save the dates, invitations and reception details.