THE CUSTOM Design Process
STEP ONE: CONSULTATION & custom proposal
Contact me if you are interested in wedding invitations and "day of " stationery. I will ask you a few initial questions and from there we can arrange a consultation in person or via telephone. This is the ideal opportunity to talk about your wedding plans in more detail. We can run through ideas you have and options for paper, envelopes, colors, design elements and fonts. Shortly after the consultation, you will be sent a custom proposal and a quote/ contract for the order, which will include everything we have discussed. This will need to be approved, signed and returned, along with an initial deposit and the wording for the content for your items before design work can begin.
STEP Two: DESIGN
Your stationery items will then be designed in-house. The design process is hand done from the illustrative drawings to the design layout. The designs will be sent to you as digital proofs to check and there can be up to two rounds of amendments for your stationery items for you to send feedback, make tweaks or request minor changes. Once these are completed, the final proof will be sent for approval along with an invoice for the second payment, which will be the remaining balance on the order.
STEP three: PRINT AND POST
The approved designs will then be printed, depending on what printing process you choose. Each process is done with a great deal of craftsmanship and will be completed with care and precision. Envelopes can be addressed in corresponding fonts and printed digitally or sent to a calligrapher- we work with the best! Once your final payment is received, your order will be packaged and mailed to you to send to your excited wedding guests.
Invitations should be mailed out to guests 2-3 months before the wedding (or at least 4 months before if you are planning a destination wedding). We recommend having your invitations ordered at least 6 months before the wedding date. It usually takes between 4-8 weeks to design and print a wedding stationery order. Please allow plenty of time to have the invitations designed, printed and delivered to you. Jade Social provides mailing services for an additional fee if you like us to take care of everything! Please note that the design and print time can increase depending on the complexity or size of the order. We look forward to working with you!