our process


We spend some time, either over email, phone, Skype or coffee talking about your wedding or event and your vision for your paper goods. I love hearing about your unique story and the other details that you're planning on incorporating into your wedding day. This is where many of the ideas stem from! I'll bring samples of some of my previous work for you to look at, as well as paper swatches so you can see, touch and compare.  We’ll also discuss your budget and different printing methods to determine the best ways to bring your vision to life in print.

Once we have a good idea of what you’re looking for, we’ll put together a quote for your project based on our initial ideas, along with a contract to begin the design process.  Oftentimes, the printing estimate may change as we move through the design process and come up with new and interesting ideas. However, the initial quote will give you a good idea on how to budget.


A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the design quote or $1000 (whichever is less) is due before we begin.

If everything looks good, we’ll begin the design process. We start with designing the invitation—we’ll work collaboratively to gather inspiration and ideas and then create the perfect design. You will be provided with up to 3 separate design concepts to choose from in the first round. We'll narrow in on the design direction and then go through up to 3 rounds of revisions to get it just right!


Once we have a clear direction on your invitation, we’ll adapt the design for the remainder of the pieces (response cards, envelopes, etc), creating a beautiful and cohesive invitation suite.

Once the graphic design and layout is finalized, we’ll choose paper, envelope colors and any other special embellishments, such as ribbons, pockets, or stamps. A final quote will be provided at this time for your approval, along with a digital proof of the full suite.


Meanwhile, you proofread, proofread and proofread! Once you are satisfied that everything is spelled correctly and is the perfect size and color, we go to press! The final balance is due prior to the pieces going to print.


The moment you’ve been waiting for! After carefully crafting your pretty <paper> things to perfectly represent you and your special day, our favorite step is when you hold your invitations for the first time.
Too exquisite to part with right away, you may just decide to hold onto them for an extra day. After all, your wedding is about you – your guests can wait.