Philadelphia Custom Wedding Stationery: The Design Process Unfolded

Design, Stationery, Wedding Day Stationery, Wedding Invitations

Your Philadelphia custom wedding stationery experience starts with your wedding invitations: your guests’ first peek at what they will experience at your wedding. Basically, your invitation is a paper representation of you and your union. This is what makes your involvement in the design process so essential.

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After you and I establish contact, our work together will unfold in the following way:

1. Getting To Know You

My “Process” page lists what to bring to the initial consultation. In a nutshell, I’ll be creating custom wedding stationery based on your personal style, so I’ll need to see it! We’ll discuss your vision for your wedding, and in the process, I’ll get to know you. Your aesthetic is part of your personality, and understanding that is a big part of creating the perfect stationery for your wedding.

2. Logistics

We’ll discuss the investment, including your stationery’s place in your budget and what we offer to accommodate your needs. We will also discuss every bit of pretty paper that is involved in your wedding, including but not limited to: save the dates, invitations, ceremony programs, escort cards, seating charts, table numbers, menus, signs, and thank you cards.

It’s a really nice touch when all of these things match. Your guests will definitely notice when the motif they admired on the invitations shows up on their programs, too!

3. Designing Your Stationery

Once you’ve made your deposit, I’ll get to work! I offer up to three invitation designs for you to review, and you get to choose your favorite. I’ll show you some paper samples along with samples of any extras we might have decided on, like ribbon.

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I’ll also go over your printing options with you. Contrary to what you might believe, I don’t just run them off on a printer! You can decide to have them engraved, foil stamped, letterpressed, and more! Check out this post for a breakdown of all the printing options we offer.

4. Proof, Print, and Send!

The design process takes around three weeks. I’ll provide you with digital proofs during that time, so you can make edits. I offer up to three rounds of revisions before printing. After that, all you have to do is address (that is, if you’re not having me pre-print your envelopes for you), assemble, and send! For details on how to do this, check out last week’s post on addressing wedding invitations.

Photos by Ashley Bartoletti Photography.

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