Your invitations are important: they are the first peek your guests receive of your wedding day to come. They convey not only the pertinent details of your wedding day, but also the mood and feelings you want your guests to feel throughout. Handmade paper with softy deckled edges, romantic calligraphy and illustrations, vintage stamps, wax seals—these details come together to create timeless pieces worthy of frames rather than recycling bins. I approach design intimately, working in tandem with you every step of the way to ensure that your wedding invitations are truly a reflection of your partnership. And in order to give each project this necessary attention to detail, I work with only half a dozen small wedding clients each year [ONLY TWO SLOTS LEFT FOR 2018]. Read below for more information on the Script + Vine process, timeline, and investment, and send me a message with any questions!
Before we even begin the pen-to-paper design process, I want to know about you. I am 100% a sucker for love stories, so while getting to know about your relationship helps with the design process, it’s also my favorite indulgent part of working together! From there we’ll craft a mood board and start with discussing the overall vision for your wedding so that your invitations and paper goods tie seamlessly in with the rest of your day. I will then come up with concepts for you, draft mock-ups, and finally the digital proof, getting your input and feedback each step of the way. Once the final proofs are approved by you, they’ll be printed, packaged, shipped to you, and ready to send to your guests!
Custom calligraphy, invitations, and stationery goods should, ideally, be requested at least 6 months prior to your wedding date in order to give ample time for planning, designing, printing, and mailing. The recommended mailing time for save the dates is 6–8 months before your wedding and for invitations it’s about 6–8 weeks.
A full suite generally takes about 8–10 weeks from planning to final packaging, but if you are working on a tighter schedule than that, please let me know and I’ll see if we can find ways to make it work. For reception pieces there is a bit more wiggle room; depending on bulk, I generally start these about one month before the wedding. If there are edits to names, guest counts, or items needed between the initial proposal and the time when I begin work on the reception pieces I am happy to work with you to make those, so please keep me informed of any changes in your plan.
Each design is uniquely crafted for each couple, but there are a few standard design details I tend toward. Suites generally include four pieces (main invitation + envelope; RSVP card + envelope) or more. I primarily use cotton cardstock (blunt, straight-cut edges) or handmade cotton rag paper (natural deckled edges), though I am open to sourcing specialty paper if you have a particular look in mind. Please contact me for full pricing information if you would like your suite to include venue illustrations, additional inserts, or extra details such as wax seals or silk ribbons.
All pricing in the proposal I will send you after we discuss your vision is reflective of the hand-crafted, completely custom pieces you’ll receive. I generally work with couples planning small, intimate weddings for 80 people or fewer, and the majority of couples make an investment of about $800-$1750. The payment is made in three installments: a non-refundable deposit to reserve space on my calendar (credited toward the total payment), a 50% payment upon beginning work and 50% upon final approval of the digital proof.