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So many of my clients have expressed that their stationery (surprisingly) turned out the be one of the most enjoyable parts of planning their wedding! Admire Design is here for you with a simple, straightforward process to designing completely custom invitations and stationery – created for and inspired by you! Whether you have a specific idea in mind, are open to ideas, or have no idea at all – my goal is to create the perfect suite to set the tone for your day. Read on to discover more about our process…
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I CONTACT YOU?
For invitations it should be about 6-8 months in advance, or for save the dates about 10-12 months. The design process from the time we begin a contract to the time you mail them out (8-10 weeks before your wedding) is generally 2 months. This generous timeline allows you to enjoy the experience without any added stress of rushing. That said, we can do invitations in less time if needed!
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE WE MEET?
You should have your wedding date and venue as well as a general idea of how many guests you will be inviting. You should also have a general idea of the wedding events/details that need to be included in the invitation. I will also want to know your colors and will ask about any design inspiration you love. (Not sure? We can figure that out at our consult too!)
CAN YOU ADDRESS MY ENVELOPES FOR ME?
Yes! I offer digital calligraphy for all invitation suites. I ask that your address list be in a spreadsheet format. All invitation orders with addressing include a separate proofing process where you can review every address in your order to make sure they are good to go!
WHAT IS RSVP NUMBERING?
As an add-on service, I can number the back of your RSVP cards. The numbers will correspond to your address spreadsheet. If any of your guests gets a little too excited and forgets to write their name down (yes, it happens) then the number will be a huge help to know who it’s from!
WHEN DO MY GUESTS NEED TO RSVP? WHEN DO I MAIL?
Ask for responses 4 weeks before your wedding. This will give you plenty of time to prepare your seating arrangements. Mailing is 8-10 weeks before your wedding unless you are having a destination or holiday time wedding which would be earlier (3+ months).
DO I REALLY HAVE TO MATCH MY INVITES TO MY WEDDING?
Think of your invitations as the first little glimpse your guests receive of the event to come. You are really setting the tone for the entire event! Your invitation should tell guests a little about your style as a couple and evoke a feeling for the special event to come.
WHAT OTHER PAPER DESIGN DO YOU OFFER?
I can create complete wedding suites so that your entire event feels cohesive and creatively considered. In addition to save the dates and invitations, we can design: wedding programs, table numbers, seating charts, escort cards, table menus, favor tags, signs for the reception, hotel welcome bags and notes, thank you cards, cocktail napkins, match boxes, drink stirrers, cups, and tons more. If you have an idea, just ask!
WHAT OTHER NON-PAPER DESIGN DO YOU OFFER?
I am a graphic designer at heart and can help you to setup digital pieces as well such as customizing your wedding website. I have even helped couples create custom dance floor lighting, a reception cocktail bar, and a monogrammed ice sculpture. If you have a project in mind, let me know!