The Design Process
1 — Quote
After your initial inquiry, I will gather any additional information and send you a personalized quote. I can also answer any questions and suggest ways to work within your budget to achieve the look and feel you're hoping for.
2 — Deposit
Once you finalize the quantity and print method of each piece in your order, you will receive an updated invoice, as well as a design agreement that includes a personalized design timeline. A 50% non-refundable deposit is due before the design process begins. (Save the dates, invitation suites, and day-of pieces can be billed separately. See timelines below for details.)
3 — Design
This is where the fun begins! We will discuss any design customizations and narrow down paper, envelope and ink colors for each piece. You can be as specific as you'd like, or simply give me a general color palette and I can take it from there. Then as soon as you send tentative wording for each piece, you will receive your first PDF proof within three to five business days.
4 — Revisions
We will go through two rounds of revisions to make sure every detail of your invitation suite is just right. (Due to time constraints, day-of designs only include one revision.) Turnaround time for revisions is 3 business days.
5 — Approval
After revisions are complete, a final PDF proof will be sent for your approval, with a checklist of things to review (spelling, dates, quantities, etc.) Be sure to have at least two sets of eyes look over this proof to make sure everything is perfect! Any additional changes at this point cost $50 per hour.
6 — Payment
Once designs are approved, you will receive an updated invoice. The final balance is due before designs are sent to the printer.
7 — Printing
Please allow three weeks for flat print and four weeks for letterpress production.
8 — Shipping
Finished invitations are lovingly packaged and sent to you. Shipping is free for all orders, and a tracking number will be provided so you can count down the days until they arrive on your doorstep!
Frequently Asked Questions
How many invitations should I order?
You only need one invitation per household, so simply count the number of couples or families on your guest list. I recommend ordering 10-15 extra suites for photography, keepsakes and any last-minute guest list additions. Invitations can be ordered in increments of 5 (so no need to pay for 125 invitations if you only need 105!) Contact me to receive a personalized quote.
Can you make alterations to an invitation suite design?
Yes! I will gladly switch out a decorative element, pattern, border, envelope liner or font for a similar option, as long as the overall design remains within the Everly True aesthetic. Please don't hesitate to contact me with your ideas and I'll let you know if they are possible!
Do you offer custom design?
I do take on a limited number of custom invitation design projects each year for an additional design fee. Contact me to discuss your ideas and receive a custom quote.
Can I see an example of a specific design before I order?
Invitations and RSVPs are the only pieces with pre-designed examples. All other pieces (including save-the-dates and enclosure cards) are designed from scratch to suit your unique content, using fonts and decorative elements that coordinate with your suite of choice. I always include at least two design options for each custom piece in your first design proof, and you can choose your favorite or combine elements from both.
Can I change quantities or print methods after paying the 50% deposit?
Of course! During the revision process it is very common to make changes such as adding foil to your invitation, changing your RSVP from letterpress to flat print, or combining two enclosure cards into one. The initial 50% deposit is based on an estimate of what you expect to order. Final quantities and print methods will be reflected in an updated invoice when the final balance is due.
Can you rush my invitation order?
Rush orders are not available at this time. A deadline for design approval and final payment will be agreed upon before the design process begins.
Do you offer samples?
Sample packets are in the works over the next few months. Stay tuned!
Do you ship outside the United States?
International shipping is not available at this time.
The following timelines outline the minimum amount of time it takes to design, print and ship invitation suites and day-of pieces.
I love couples who want to get a head start on their designs and am more than happy to work ahead of these schedules :)
Save the Date Timeline
Determine quantity and print method. Receive invoice and pay deposit. Discuss design details and send wording.
Receive design proof and complete two rounds of revisions.
Approve design and pay final balance. Save the dates are printed and shipped to you.
Mail your save the dates.
Invitation Suite Timeline
Determine quantity and print methods. Receive invoice and pay deposit. Discuss design details and send wording for each piece.
Receive design proof and complete two rounds of revisions.
14 Weeks — DESIGN DEADLINE
Approve all designs and pay final balance.
Invitations are sent to the printer.
Finished invitations are shipped to you.
Address and assemble your invitation suites.
Mail your invitations.
4 Weeks — RSVP by Date
Check your mailbox as responses begin to flood in!
Day-Of Pieces Timeline
Determine quantity and print methods. Begin to finalize your program and menu wording. (Plan your order of ceremony and schedule tastings if necessary.)
Receive invoice and pay deposit. Discuss design details and send wording for each piece.
Receive design proof and complete one round of revisions.
6 Weeks — DESIGN DEADLINE
Approve all designs and pay final balance. Day-of pieces are sent to the printer.
Finished day-of pieces are shipped to you.