Here you get a personal level of service that’s hard to come by at paper shops + online order sites. Every client + every project is unique, so there is no one-size-fits-all process. However, I’ve put together a general outline below to show you how it typically goes.
Let’s begin the conversation! Whether it’s an in-person meeting or a phone consultation, we’ll chat about your big day and what services I can offer you. You will tell me all about your wedding plans (I love hearing ALL the fun details!), and I can explain all the perks that come with being a Roseville couple.
I’ll send you an estimate based on what we discussed. If after our consultation you decide you’d like to work with me, I ask for a non-refundable deposit. This is a onetime fee that will secure a spot on Roseville Designs’ production schedule, and is applied to the final balance of your order.
Once I receive the deposit, I will work on getting you 2-3 design ideas. We work on revisions + creating something you absolutely adore. Everything is done electronically so it is a seamless process whether you live down the street from me, or across the country!
Once the final approval has been given, payment is due for the remaining balance. Orders typically ship 10-13 business days from payment, but vary based on print method and if assembly is required.
For save the dates, you can contact me as soon as you have your date + venue! For invitations, generally I like to begin the custom process 6-8 months prior to your wedding, but once you have the details of your event it’s never too early to get started! I do have limited spots for rush orders as well. For day-of paper, we typically begin shortly after your invitations have been dropped in the mail. Timing is based on you getting all day-of paper items approximately a week before your wedding.
Expect 1-3 weeks of design time and 2-3 weeks to print + ship. Keep in mind, though, that the total amount of time depends on how quickly I get feedback and revisions.
Usually you can count on one invitation per household (not per guest). However, you should order 10% extra to be safe. Ordering extras up front is going to be a lot less expensive than having to reprint more later!
Confirm postage: You should take a fully assembled invitation suite (invitation with any additional insert cards inside the envelope) to your local post office to determine accurate postage. Depending on the size, shape, or weight, it could be more expensive than the standard first-class.
Hand cancel: The post office runs mail through a machine when processing. Hand canceling is when the post office places an ink seal over the postage stamp to process, as opposed to running it through the machine. This can save on damaging or bending your beautiful invitations. Some post offices will hand cancel your invitations for you (sometimes for free). Some will let you hand cancel them off to the side before handing them over.