Step 1: Consultation
The design process starts with a complimentary consultation, whether it is in person, or on the phone. We will review options based on your Wedding Stationery Inquiry and go over any questions you may have. The meeting will last about a half hour, during which we will discuss your ideas, inspiration and style. If you are in the Chicago area, you will have the opportunity to go over some samples of our work, view paper swatches and go over printing options. This is also 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. To set up a consultation, email us at info@DesignbyAngelika.com.
Step 2: Estimate and Deposit
After the consultation, we will put together a detailed pricing estimate for the project. This usually takes 2-4 days to prepare. Once you have reviewed the quote, we can address any questions or any changes you would like to make to the estimate. After you approve the estimate, we will provide you with a contract outlining the details and timeline of your project. To get started, the contract must be signed and returned with a 50% non-refundable deposit.
Step 3: Design
Within two weeks of receiving your signed contract and payment, we will email you a PDF with initial design ideas. This will include 3 variations of what we had discussed at the meeting and will be limited to one or two pieces of the suite (if applicable). 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, we 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. Written approval via email, as well as the remaining balance will be required 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.