Creative Process

Design by Angelika Bespoke Stationery Chicago

Step 1: Inquiry

The stationery design process starts with the Wedding Stationery Inquiry form. This will help me put together a custom proposal for you. It is a great time to share some of your own ideas—the more details you can provide us, the better! Feel free to share pictures of your dress, flowers, ceremony and reception locations, inspiration boards or anything else you can think of. Once I get an idea of what you are looking for, we'll be able to zero in on the scope of the project.

Step 2: Estimate and Deposit

After the questionnaire, I will put together a detailed pricing estimate for the project. This usually takes 2-4 days to prepare and will allow you the flexibility of choosing what to include in your package. Once you have reviewed the quote, we can address any questions or any changes you would like to make to the estimate. You will have the option to schedule a phone call to talk through all the details. After you approve the proposal, you will be directed to an agreement outlining the details of your project. To officially get started, the agreement must be signed and 50% of your invoice will be due.

Step 3: Design

After everything is submitted, you will receive a form that will go through all of the wedding invitation information. Once I receive your details, I will start working on your initial design ideas. This will include 3 variations of what we had discussed at the meeting and will usually be limited to one or two pieces of the suite. After the overall look is established, we will move on to the other pieces. Throughout the process, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback and make changes until you are 100% happy with the design. Up to three rounds of revisions are included in the pricing (although this may vary with larger jobs). After the initial three rounds, additional revisions will incur a $50 per revision fee. Please note that in order to stay on schedule, it is important for you to provide any feedback in a timely manner.

Step 4: Approval

Once we have made all the necessary revisions, I will send you a final print-ready proof to review. It is very important to proofread, proofread, and proofread! It is your responsibility to check that all the spelling, grammar, punctuation and information are correct. You will be asked to sign off on the print proof, as well as submit the remaining balance, before the project goes into production. No further changes can be made and quantities cannot be decreased or increased without incurring additional fees.

 Step 5: Production and Delivery

After the final proof is approved and remaining balance is paid, your project will go to print! Once the project is finished, we will contact you to set up a pick up time or to make arrangements to ship your order. Assembly of projects may be required.