The custom invitation process is not an exact science. There are many factors that can determine the length of the planning and printing process. We have outlined some steps below, as well as a timeline, to provide a glimpse of the steps we follow and the timelines that we suggest. Newly engaged but still have a year before the big day? We welcome the opportunity to start chatting early and secure a place for you on our schedule.
We love the opportunity to get to know our clients and the vision for their big day. Once a client has decided to use Rock Paper Sisters for their stationery needs, we set up a client portal that allows for easy and quick communication, idea sharing, proofing and more. This allows all of our ideas and information to be shared in one location for easy access.
Here are a few things that we recommend you think about prior to getting started:
– Invitation numbers
– Your inspiration/vision
We are happy to provide a quote for all of your stationery needs for your big day following review of your ideas and numbers.*
*Please note that if your selections, quantities, etc. change in the design process that your quote/invoice can change.
Before we begin your design process, we do require a non-refundable deposit of $100 for semi-custom invitations and $300 for custom invitations to reserve your design space.
Once your deposit has been received we request that you allow 2 weeks for initial designs. Once your design has been completed we will provide a digital proof for review. During this time we allow up to three rounds of edits (additional edit rounds will be charged at $10 each). This allows the opportunity to change fonts, wording, graphics, etc. Timeliness in editing decisions will determine the length of the overall design process.
Printing & Mailing
Once your digital proofs are approved, we will begin the production process.* If you prefer a physical, watermarked proof for final review we can send one for an additional $25.
Please allow 4 weeks (or more depending on complexity) for final production and assembly of your invitations.
All invitations will be carefully packaged and mailed via UPS with insurance and tracking information.** Please allow 5 business days for mailing.***
*Rock Paper Sisters will not be responsible for errors discovered after this process. If errors are discovered beyond this point, a discount can be assessed to the client for re-order.
**Completed invitations will not be delivered until final invoices are paid in full.
***Rock Paper Sisters is not responsible for errors that occur in the shipping process.