Custom Stationery Design Process


We love collaborating with our clients to create custom invitations and stationery that captures the joys of life's special moments. Above all, we believe that the process should be fun! We take pride in working to fit a range of different personalities and wedding styles. Here is a general overview of our process:

1. DISCUSS + PROPOSAL

It all begins with a complimentary consultation to discuss your wedding vision and design expectations. We will review your ideas as well as your budget and time frame so that we can set
goals for your project.

A proposal will be provided after our consult; outlining both the design fees and productions costs (printing & embellishments) for your review along with a proposed visual design scope.

2. CONTRACT + DESIGN

If Whimsy is a good fit for your wedding, we will collect a signed proposal and the design fees in order to get started.

In three to four weeks, we will provide 2-4 custom concepts for your project based on the direction outlined in your proposal.
You’ll review our design ideas, sleep on them, and then choose a direction to develop.

3. REVISE + APPROVE

After deciding on a design direction, you will provide feedback for revisions to the design. We will refine your piece through three rounds of revisions provided as JPEG or PDF proofs via email.

You will finalize your order by submitting your approval via email of the final proof*.

*Print proofs are available upon request, as long as your timeline allows for this step.

4. PRINT + DELIVERY

After receiving your final approval of the design(s), the production fees willbe collected before your project can be printed.

The final step of the process will be dependent on your desired printing method. We will coordinate printing, but delivery and print proofing will differ depending on your location and timeline.


OUR ADVICE FOR CUSTOM DESIGN PROJECTS

Many of our first time customers have never gone through the process of designing a custom project. Here are some tips for how to get the most out of our services and help ensure that you fall in love with the finished piece:
 

Use Pinterest: Pin invitations you like and tell us WHY you like them: colors? fonts? do you get a certain vibe that you want to re-create? Trust your gut, don't worry about design trends. Need inspiration? Check out our Pinterest page to get started
 

Be Decisive: Your project is all about you and what YOU want! Don’t be afraid to ask for revisions and make a final decision. Ultimately, we're providing you a service. We just want to make you happy by making sure you have the exact invitations, announcements, or stationery you envisioned!
 

Brides - Bring Us Pictures of Everything: the venue, fabric swatches, floral arrangements, jewelry – whatever inspires you! The more details we know about your big day the better we can understand your vision and design something that compliments your unique style.