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invitation timeline

The rules is: The further your wedding, the earlier you send your invitations.
Give your guests ample time to make arrangements and book their flight.


AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Determine look and feel of your wedding

6 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
Save-the-Dates Sent
Order Wedding Day Invitations and hire
calligrapher

3 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
Send finalized address list to calligrapher
Address all invitation envelopes
Affix postage to all invitations

2 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
Send out wedding invitations (8-10 weeks in advance)

4 WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING
Receive all RSVPs and follow-up with procrastinators!

 

This timeline is based on a year-long engagement.
For destination weddings, add 4 to 8 weeks to timeline.


THE DESIGN PROCESS

CONSULTATION

Questionnaire
Creating a Mood Board

PROPOSAL

Both parties sign contract
Retainer paid

DESIGN

Phase 1- Layout/Drafts
Phase 2- Refinement/Color Comp
Phase 3-  Digitize and Layout

PROOF

Up to 3 revisions

APPROVAL & PRODUCTION


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH DO YOUR INVITATIONS COST? 

 Each project is unique.  Pricing will be determined at the time of consultation and will be reflective of the following: Design, Materials, Labor/Assembling, Production.

HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU NEED TO WORK ON A CUSTOM INVITATION SUITE?  

If you inquire with me and state that your project is due within an month, you will be charged with a Rush Fee on top of the project total.  It is important that you book your stationer at least 6 months before your wedding.  There is a Design Process that needs to be properly followed. 

IS EACH INVITATION INDIVIDUALLY HAND PAINTED? 

Unless it is requested, invitations are not individually hand painted/handwritten.  Throughout the design process, I create several rough drafts.  We continue to narrow the design down until we decide on a final draft.  The designs are then digitized, laid out and edited in a design program, and finally sent out for print.