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Bespoke Wedding Stationery - Process

ONE – Getting to know each other

We’ll begin the process with an initial consultation on the phone or in a video call to chat about your wedding plans, the kind of stationery you’re looking for, and timelines. It’ll also be a chance to get to know each other, and how we’ll work together. This will be one of many conversations we’ll have as I’ll keep you updated throughout the process. Your project is very special to me, and I want you to feel assured that it’s made with love and care. After the initial consultation you’ll receive a project proposal and timeline. To begin our collaboration, the next step is to confirm the proposal and make a deposit.

TWO – The creative stage

With your wedding in mind, we’ll gather imagery, colour palettes, themes, and fonts for your stationery and bring them together in a moodboard. It’s great to have your involvement as much as possible at this stage to best understand what you’re looking for. I’ll then visualise your stationery as detailed pencil sketches, artfully carrying the themes through each piece. Once you’re completely happy with the proposed sketches, I’ll proceed with painting in watercolour, before pairing the original paintings with lettering. During the process you’ll be sent digital images of each piece for you to review. Your feedback is important, and I’m generous with time and creativity to make sure your thoughts are heard and you love the final product. The timeline from the initial consultation to pencil sketch is approximately 3 - 4 weeks, and from approved sketch to painted layout around 4 weeks. Approval and printing can take an additional 4 weeks, bringing the total timeline to 3 months. This is a conservative estimate and every project will vary depending on your requirements.

Three - Printing and delivery

Each piece will be printed by an expert print studio, using fine quality papers and inks. As part of the initial quote, I’ll specify print costs according to the volume and type of stationery required. Printing costs are separate from the design fee, as the volumes can vary at the time of printing. For example, you may need more pages inside the order of service than you originally expected. Finally, your stationery is meticulously checked to ensure that each piece is printed to perfection, before being carefully packaged and sent to you.

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