the Custom invitation ordering & design process
Yay! You're engaged! We will have a quick chat on the phone regarding the celebration you're planning, your needs and your overall budget. An estimate will be calculated and presented to you along with a production schedule 48 hours after our conversation. If you say, "Yes!" we will initiate an invoice for 50% of your estimate as a deposit to hold your spot on our custom design calendar for the year.
2. We meet!
We will be in touch with you according to your production schedule to schedule a phone call or in-person meeting if you're in New York. At this meeting we encourage you to bring along anything you think would be helpful as far as design such as color swatches, inspiration photos and venue details. We will review paper samples and printing processes in order to begin to establish your style for your wedding day. If an in-person meeting is not possible, these samples will be mailed to you for your review.
A mood board will be prepared and shared with you to establish an overall style. Upon your approval and your invitation wording, we will begin the design process and work on three separate directions for you.
4. Design Review
The first round is presented at a second scheduled meeting with more refined paper and printing examples that relate to our proposed designs. We will refine the design together over three rounds until it is perfect.
5. Final Proof
A final design proof will be delivered to you for your final sign-off. At this time, it is important that you review all spelling, grammar, punctuation and event information. Your approval at this stage finalizes the design before final estimation is conducted. Your balance is recalculated according to the re-estimation and is due at this time.
6. Press & Ship
Our press will officially be commissioned and all paper and envelope ordering will begin. All printing and production will be handled by us. Your order will be delivered 4 weeks after the printer is commissioned. It is careful packed and delivered to you ready-to-assemble. If calligraphy commissioning and/or full assembly is required, please let us know early in the process so we can help you find someone to fit your suite and build time in your schedule.
our PRêT collection is divided into three sets: Essential, Traditional and Premium. The sets each have starting pricing according to suite design and printing type. Each suite may be customized with your wording and colors. Artwork and typeface substitutions are not permitted for PRêT collection invitations.
1. Order a Sample.
Yay! You're engaged! Please review our offerings and choose a suite design. If you'd like to see a sample, please order one and delight in the pretty paper goodness. You'll receive all possible pieces for the design in your sample along with examples of flat, letterpress and foil printing. Please let us know of any color changes you wish to make so we can enclose the appropriate swatches in your sample. If you decide to go with a Prêt or a Custom invitation, your sample cost is deducted from your full order.
2. Contact Us
If you love the sample, email us and let us know that you'd like to place an order. In your email, please include the suite name, type of set you're interested in, any color decisions and number of sets you'd like to order. We will send you an official estimate in your exact quantities. Are you liking the Premium set but would need two versions of reply cards instead of one? Let us know at this stage so we can price you accurately.
Upon your acceptance, we will invoice you for 50% of your estimate, which holds your spot on our Prêt calendar.
4. Wording Review
We will contact you to confirm your order and collect your wording for your invitation and all related pieces.
5. Proof Review
After color confirmation and wording submission, your proof will be ready in 2 business days for your sign-off. Please review this proof for spelling, grammar, punctuation and event information. We allow for one round of revisions at this stage. Your approval finalizes your design.
6. Press & Ship
Your balance is due and must be paid in full before the press is commissioned. All paper and envelope ordering will begin. Cancellations at this stage will not be accepted. All printing and production will be handled by our trusted and talented vendors. Your order will be delivered 4 weeks after the printer is commissioned. It is carefully packed and delivered to you ready-to-assemble.