Hey, friend! Thanks for taking the time to look around. You’ve reached this page because you’re interested in taking the next steps with your wedding stationery. I’ve outlined our process and some frequently asked questions to make things clear and simple.
WHEN TO START
I suggest starting at least 4-6 months prior to your wedding date.
You’ll want to make sure you have a general guest count (for an initial quote). To begin design work the venue, date and time must be decided.
From deposit to delivery the whole process takes about 6-8 weeks (with prompt feedback and response times). You’ll want to start at least 4-6 months prior to allow your stationery to be sent out 2 months before.
Weeks 1 and 2 | Consultation, Proposal, Questions, Inspiration
During our consultation call or meetup (if your local) we’ll discuss what
what you have planned for your day, what your needs are, how we can use stationery to connect you with your guests and share this day with them.
I’ll then provide you with a formal quote outlining what we’ve discussed. If the proposal is approved, you’ll place a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure our time together.
Then we start the exciting parts. I’ll provide you with a questionnaire to get to know your personalities and define your style. We’ll share inspirations photos and if you don’t already have one I’ll create a mood board on Pinterest to develop some style references for my design work.
Weeks 3 to 5 | Design, Proofing, Review, Approval
With a plan for your stationery I start designing. You will receive PDF proofs to review and request changes. Up to 3 rounds of revisions are complimentary.
With a finalized design, you will provide your final approval and pay the balance due on your order. Please note that you are responsible for ensuring that all wording (names, addresses, times, locations), colors, quantities, and details are accurate upon approval. Your payment and approval will initiate the printing of your order. Any changes thereafter will add to design or production charges depending on the situation.
Weeks 6 to 8 | Printing, Production, Mailing, Follow Up
I take great pride in the presentation of your invitations. All orders are printed and assembled in my studio, through which I am able to control the quality and waste in production. Depending on the size of the order the process takes 1- 2 weeks. When your stationery is finished I will arrange shipping of your suite through USPS or UPS. Or if you’re local we can arrange to meet and deliver them in person.
From hand-off you’ll be ready to mail out the invitations on your schedule. I’ll walk you through any specific steps you may need to take (like hand cancelling) at the post office.
A few weeks later I’ll reach out for a quick follow-up to make sure everything went smoothly.
WHAT IS PLANTABLE PAPER AND WHY DO YOU USE IT?
It’s paper that has been made with seeds embedded into it. When the paper is planted the fibers around the seeds break down and the seed will germinate and grow into a living plant (with plenty of water and sunlight of course).
We use it for so many reasons! It’s made of all recycled content so it’s more environmentally friendly than new virgin paper and diverts paper from landfill. It’s fully biodegradable and compostable unlike typical invitation paper with glosses, specialty coatings, foils, metallic inks and glitter that make it almost impossible to recycle. It encourages connecting to nature (which is an amazing part of life) through planting, watching them grow, and enjoying the beauty of what blossoms. And your guests get to share that experience with you too!
WHAT STYLE OF STATIONERY DO YOU CREATE?
Here’s where we do things a bit differently. Unlike a traditional stationery set of cards and envelopes, we offer our plantable paper invitations as an all-in-one design. This tri-fold layout allows for all the necessary information and plenty of room for a stunning design, without the need for extra paper (waste) in envelopes to be thrown away.
The reply card is designed as an easy tear off, that your guests will mail back to you as a postcard. Or we can use the space to direct them to your wedding website to RSVP. If you choose that option the address space becomes an opportunity for us to personalize your stationery even further with a meaningful quote, other details, a beautiful illustration, or map to guide your guests.
If the budget, style or size of your event requires something smaller, we offer invitation postcards that hold all the necessary details in a simple, direct layout.
Custom sizes and layouts are available by request and can be discussed in your first consultation.
IS THERE A MINIMUM ORDER?
One of the best parts of on-demand digital printing in my studio is that there are no minimums. I can print any quantity, any size, and customize to your hearts content.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A CUSTOM DESIGN?
I have over 10 years of art and graphic design experience. I love being able to express my creativity and create unique artwork for you and your loved ones. Hand-drawn illustrations, bold typography, textural patterns and colors extracted from nature itself are the staples of our style. But I pride myself as a designer to create exactly what you need.
ARE THERE DESIGNS TO CHOOSE FROM?
Curated collections are in the works but for now everything is custom.
DO YOU ONLY CREATE WEDDING STATIONERY?
Not at all! I love working with other small businesses to create memorable stationery that connects them to their clients. Using seed paper says a lot i about what you value. That you are making a conscious effort in considering the environment and what you create with it’s resources. That you want to grow with your clients. That you want to give them something meaningful and intentional, that they can enjoy and plant, instead of something they will throw away. I am proud that the businesses that work with me care about the same things I do and trust me to help them show that to others.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE A CALL WITH YOU?
To get us started with some background for our meeting, please complete the contact form and I will follow up within 24 hours by email to schedule a call with you.