PROCESS+QUOTE

Before you order your wedding stationery, it’s always a good idea to put together a list of all the paper elements you need. This will help you stay on budget and figure out which pieces are “must haves” and which you can do without.

To help, here is a stationery checklist — a simple guide to the various paper details you might need for your big day. Keep in mind that this list is not exhaustive. If this list sparks an “out of the box” idea, please let us we would love to make your stationery dreams a reality.

Print out this checklist and have it ready for your consultation or email to ampersand.ink@gmail.com.

Once we have a good idea of your needs, we’ll send you a quote based on our initial ideas, along with a contract to begin the design process.  Oftentimes, the printing estimate may change as we move through the design process and come up with new and interesting ideas. However, the initial quote will give you a good idea on how to budget.

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the design quote or $1000 (whichever is less) is due before we begin.

DESIGN+REVISE

Once everything looks good, we will begin the design process. We will start by designing the invitation—we will collaborate to gather inspiration and ideas and then create the perfect design. You will receive up to 3 separate designs to choose from in the first round. This will help to narrow in on the design direction and then go through up to 3 rounds of revisions to get it just right!

Once we have your invitation design, we will adapt the design for the remaining pieces (response cards, tag, liner, etc), creating a completely unique and beautiful invitation suite.

EMBELLISH+PROOF

Once the design and layout is finalized, we will choose paper, envelope colors and any other special embellishments, such as ribbons, pockets, or stamps. A final quote will be provided at this time for your approval, along with a digital proof of the full suite.

Meanwhile, you proofread, proofread and proofread! Once you are satisfied that everything is spelled correctly and is the perfect size and color, we go to press! The final balance is due prior to the pieces going to print.