Stationery seems pretty straightforward, right? invite card, response card…
But then you add save-the-dates, programs and place cards and… and then you have paper choices, print types… it can get really complicated, real fast.
It may not seem like it, but stationery designers do more than just print your invitations. Not only will their work set the tone for your wedding, but they’ll most likely design all of the paper goods for your wedding.
1) Do you sell custom designs or invitation lines, and if so, which ones do you carry and how many are available?
AmpersandInk is a custom stationery design studio. I work closely with our clients/coordinators to create a look that reflects the unique personality of the client/event. Custom designs are my jam but we can alter pieces from previous designs and personalize to fit your event.
2) Do you specialize in a specific style or theme (for example, traditional or watercolor)?
I am a graphic designer. I have worked with traditional and free-spirited clients with very different event styles/themes.
3) Are there books I can browse through?
Yes. There is nothing better than real stationery samples that you can see and touch. These samples will be made available for you to browse at our in-person consultation.
4) Are other personalized items available? If so, can I see examples and a price list?
I have created a great stationery checklist to help you plan out the paper goods for your event. You can browse samples at your consultation. Pricing will depend on materials and print type.
5) How are invitations priced? Is there any benefit to purchasing other wedding paper (menus, escort cards) at the same time?
It is always best to purchase all your paper goods together. Custom design invitations start at $800 or $1500 for invitations and other paper details.
6) How much customization is possible?
You can customize every element of your stationery: custom envelopes, fonts, stamps, seals, die cut cards… I encourage “out of the box” ideas.
7) Am I allowed to customize my invitation wording?
Yes, I want the wording to fit you and your event. If necessary I can help you craft the perfect wording, but the final word is all yours.
8) What about calligraphy—do you work with anyone? Can you recommend someone?
Yes, I definitely have resources for calligraphy and other great wedding vendors.
9) How long after I place my order will my invitations be delivered?
The overall process can take a minimum of 6-8 weeks. 3-4 weeks for design + 2-3 weeks for print. So, as long as we meet all deadlines… your order will be delivered by the date indicated on your contract.
10) Once I’ve placed my order, will I be able to see a proof (what the invitation will look like) before the invitations are printed? What happens if there’s an error in the order?
Yes, of course. Digital proofs will be provided throughout the design process, with up to 3 rounds of edits.
You will need to proofread very carefully, once the design has been approved I will not be responsible for any grammatical errors or typos.
10 Questions You Should Ask Your Stationery Designer – theknot.com
If you have a question that I didn’t answer above please comment below or contact me.