Your wedding invitations are the first look your guests have of the occasion to come. Create a consistent feel in your entire wedding by carrying the design from invitations throughout all your wedding day paper. It's your wedding and anything you envision can happen. Everything is custom designed just for you.
Starting the Design & Order Process:
Get inspired. Think about what kind of style you want, colors and the pieces you will need to order. We’ll set up a time to meet in person so we can get to know you and your fiancé and get the feeling for your wedding. Our goal is to create the perfect invitation suite for you that reflects your personality and sets the tone for your special event. The details that are most important to you are important to us, so provide us as much information as you can. If you’d like to bring some items that you already have decided on for your wedding such as swatches of your bridesmaid dresses, flower ideas and color schemes and even other invitations that you have browsed online or even a sample from a friend’s wedding please do so! We’ll discuss paper colors, paper types (matte, metallic, textured or patterned) and what colors you would like to use for your invitations. As well the printing technique – letterpress, digital offset.
After our Meeting. On completion of the appointment the next steps are as follows: A review of our meeting and all of your invitation pieces and accessory choices will be put together in a quote which will be sent back to you via email within a 5-7 business day period. Upon approval of the quote, and when you are ready to place your order, a simple online contract will be created for you. A signed contract will be needed along with a 50% deposit to begin your order.
The Design Process:
We will design and layout all of your invitation pieces and send it along via email for you to approve with up to 3 design revisions. (Any changes after that will incur a $15 design fee) Be assured, we never print an order without your approval. If you have any special concerns, please call or email to discuss them.
Once you have approved your proofs, the balance of your order will be due. Your stationery set will then go into production to be printed and hand-assembled for you. When your order is ready to go, we will discuss pick-up, drop-off or shipment directly to you. Proofreading: Once is never enough! Remember to proofread every detail of your order. Print out your proofs and have several pairs of eyes look over them paying attention to wording, spelling, names, dates, etc. AvantGarde Design is not responsible for these types of errors. Your text is printed exactly as shown on your proof. Unfortunately, if you do find an error in your printed order, AvantGarde Design cannot offer a refund and will have to charge the full price for reprinting. When you approve your proof, you are approving it exactly as shown - keeping in mind color varies from screen to print
You’ve Got Mail! Invites should be mailed 6-8 weeks before your wedding. Prepare for tons of compliments and replies checked YES!
Changing Your Mind?
I know it sometimes can be a difficult decision in choosing your invitations. After all they are the first reflection of your wedding day. If you would like us to sit with you again for another consultation and provide another quote we charge a $50/hr. sitting fee.
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