How Does Designing a Custom Invitation Suite Work? Part 1

I'm guessing that this is the first time you're going to book a calligrapher or have wedding stationery designed just for you? No worries. My job as your calligraphette is to guide you through this process and help you make the best decision for your wedding day possible.

Step 1. Consultation + Quote 

I love meeting with prospective clients, whether over the phone or in person. There are so many things that I want you to understand while you make this decision!

After you submit an inquiry or book a call, I'll send you a PDF of my welcome packet and a sample invitation (so you can see for yourself what it feels like to receive a hand-calligraphed envelope in the mail!).

Then we'll schedule a time to chat about calligraphy styles, design options, paper types, & printing methods. This will give me a starting point to create a custom quote for you. Unlike many other wedding stationers, I like to give you a couple basic sketches of what we could create... so you can see (I'm a very visual person, go figure) for yourself what the possibilities are!

 Photo by: D'Arcy Benincosa

Photo by: D'Arcy Benincosa

After you've taken some time to mull over the options we discussed, and ruminate a little on your first sketch, I like to chat again. We can refine the quote to add or take away anything (I'm always a fan of adding in handmade paper or a good ol' wax seal) to make it just right. 

Then, I'll send you over my super short and easy to understand contract, send you an invoice for deposit, and it's off to the races! 

If you have any questions about these first steps, please don't hesitate to send a message through my inquiry form (again, short and sweet) or peruse the next two parts of this little series!