Details and the Process
Creating custom wedding invitation pieces and decor is a labor of love. I’m here to streamline the process and turn your vision into a tangible, vibrant, technicolor heirloom for you to share with your most loved. I have outlined some of the most frequently asked questions to help guide you.
Your timeline is the most important factor to consider when creating your custom wedding pieces. Listed are some approximate time frames for the design process, but generally, I recommend you contact me 10-11 months before your wedding invitation due date. These time frames include printing and shipping.
Save the date ~ Generally takes 6-8 weeks. If you need your save the date card in your guests hands on July 1st. you need to start the design process no later then May 1st.
2 Piece wedding suite~ Generally takes 8-10 weeks. If you need your invitations in your guests hands by July 1st, you need to start your design process by April 15th.
3 Piece wedding suite~ 10-12 weeks So if your invitations need to be in hand on July 1st, your design process should begin April 1st.
4 Piece wedding suite~ 12-14 weeks If your invitation needs to be in hand on July 1st, March 15th is when your design process should begin.
Programs, itinerary and menu~ 4-6 weeks from wedding date for each, all items together 8-10weeks.
Calligraphy~ Place cards, envelopes, seating charts, all require 3 weeks from wedding date, the more time the better. So if you need place cards for a July 1st wedding, we need to start June 7th.
When you're ready, click here and fill out this form! After I receive your request, I will draw up an exact quote for you based on your needs. I send you the quote, we sign a contract and then we are in business! A 50% deposit is needed at this time.I will create a custom listing in the amount of your deposit due, or I can send an invoice.
Then, we can talk and discuss your vision, if your local, let’s meet for coffee. If your not local no problem, we can Skype or use email and phone. We will create a custom mood board just for you that we both contribute to. Once we have our inspiration, you sit back and trust the process. You leave it in my ink and paint stained hands to bring your vision to life. I take the stress away so you can enjoy the process. And in the end, you will have something truly beautiful that belongs to only you and your love.
How I Create
I start with our inspiration from the mood board and begin to brainstorm and sketch, keeping your vision in the forefront of my mind. All of my creations are custom and one of kind. I hand paint and hand letter in my little studio using a mix of watercolor paint and ink, brushes and calligraphy pens. I sketch and paint and letter and draw until i have my best work. I scan my artwork and digitize it for final print. Then, I use a trusted wonderful quality printer to print and tie it all up with a neat little bow and send it to you (squee!!!)!