A design consultation is the first step of the custom stationery design process. We suggest scheduling it a minimum of 6-8 months before your wedding date.
It is said that if you want to create something memorable it must first be noticed. From the colors, to the design, to the paper and printing technique, your choices set the mood for this memorable event.
April Lynn Designs is based in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you are located in the tri-state area, we would be more than happy to schedule a complimentary one hour in-person consultation at our studio in Langhorne. Otherwise, we can ‘meet’ via Skype, chat on the phone, or correspond via email.
The first step in beginning your custom invitations or stationery is a design consultation. This typically takes place a minimum of 6-8 months before your event date.
During the initial consultation, it is helpful to be prepared with your color palette, inspirational images, invitation styles you like, and fabric swatches so we can ensure that all items will coordinate nicely with your event. We will also discuss ideas for your event, talk about themes and personal styles, which will allow us to create a custom invitation based upon your unique style.
At your consultation, we’ll talk about your ideas, possible themes, and your personal style. Come prepared with your color palette, any inspirational images or invitation styles you like, fabric swatches—anything that will help us coordinate your stationery with your event. If you aren’t sure of what you want, then that’s okay too! That’s what we are here for.
Please also be prepared to offer an approximate number of invitations you’ll need.
Don’t forget: We also design ceremony programs, escort cards, seating charts, table numbers, menus, thank you cards, etc. to coordinate with your invitations!
After the initial consultation, we will email you within 2-3 business days with a detailed quote for the invitation styles we discussed.
Your stationery investment is as customizable as the stationery itself! Whether you are hosting a small wedding or a large soiree, there are countless possibilities to accommodate your budget while maintaining elegance and style.
Once we agree on preliminary pricing, a non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to begin the custom design process. The remaining balance is due after the proof approval, prior to print production.
The Design Process
Once we have received approval on the proposal and your deposit, the design process begins.
We will be in regular contact with you along the way, ensuring our initial design concepts reflect your vision of your big day!
The concept design process takes approximately 3-4 weeks. We will present up to 3 invitation designs for your review. The colors, paper and printing process will be outlined, as well.
You will receive your digital pdf proofs via e-mail. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to make edits and design changes. We offer up to 3 rounds of revisions to make them just right!
Once you approve the final design, your balance is due. Then we will start printing!
Available Printing Techniques
April Lynn Designs is pleased to offer the following printing techniques:
Thermography (Raised Printing)
Hot Foil Stamping