To start thing off, we’ll want to have a casual conversation, ideally in person or on the phone. We’ll discuss your budget, printing styles, paper options and you can tell me what you are both envisioning for your wedding day. After our chat, I’ll put together an initial project proposal for you to review.
Once we’ve discussed the details and you’re happy with your proposal, it is time to get started! We’ll both sign a contract agreement to confirm everything and the non-refundable deposit will be due at this time.
I want to make sure your invitation design everything you want, so I’ll send you 3-5 initial designs with the options we’ve already discussed, and from there you can narrow them down and revisions will be made. All proofs will be sent digitally through email. The designing, revising, and proofing process will take approximately 2-6 weeks from the time I receive your wording.
Once your design is finalized, a final, digital proof will be sent your way. This will need to be signed off on before going to print, as no changes can be made at this point. After being sent to print, the printing, any necessary assembly and shipping time can take up to 6 weeks, of course depending on the type of printing, and intricacy of your wedding suite.
Dates to Note
Save the Dates
Save the Dates are traditionally sent out anywhere from 6 months to a year before your wedding day. For destination weddings, or if you’re anticipating guests to book travel arrangements for your wedding, it's best to lean towards one year.
Wedding Invitations should be sent out 6 to 8 weeks before the big day. If you didn’t send out Save the Dates, you’ll want to extend the timeline by a few weeks, so closer to 10 to 12 weeks.
You should aim to get your responses back three to four weeks before you say “I do!” Some of your vendors, such as caterers and your venue, may have a more detailed timeline you’ll need to consider, so just follow up with them beforehand.