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CUSTOM DESIGN

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR CUSTOM DESIGN PROCESS

CUSTOM WEDDING FEE - $250 (includes a complimentary wedding logo + digital file for personalizing other items for your wedding)
CUSTOM EVENT FEE - $100

If you are interested in working with Artsy Occasions to design an original invitation for your upcoming event, please fill out the Contact form.  Here is what to expect from our custom design process.

(1) FIRST CONTACT
When you first make contact with Artsy Occasions, I will gather basic information that will help shed some light into your stationery desires.  An hour consultation will be scheduled.

(2) CONSULTATION
During the consultation, we will discuss the details of your event, your style, and what you are hoping to portray through your invitations/stationery.  I encourage you to share pictures, color swatches, and inspirations you have collected.  We will establish a style that best suits your needs and you will get to choose your colors, paper, fonts, wording, embellishments, and assembly method.  If you are unable to meet in person, we can communicate by phone and/or email.

(3) CONTRACT + DEPOSIT
After the consultation, Artsy Occasions will provide a digital mockup as well as a detailed pricing estimate, contract and timeline.  The contract must be signed and returned along with a non-refundable 50% deposit.  Please note that design work will not begin until a deposit is received.  Deposit will be credited to your order

(4) DESIGN STAGES + PROOFS
Your invitation ensemble will be created in a series of design stages that will be emailed to you in a digital PDF format.  All proofs are done through email unless other arrangements are made.  During the 1st Design Stage, Artsy Occasions will provide 4-6 different design concepts.  You will have the opportunity to provide feedback and will receive one complimentary round of changes.  Once the overall look has been established, the 2nd Design Stage begins with insert card concepts.  Another complimentary round of changes will be available.  During the 3rd & final Design Stage, Artsy Occasions will send a digital mockup of your invitation ensemble and designs for any envelope printing you have selected (including return address printing and/or guest address printing).  Once you are 100% satisfied with the design you have selected, the design work is complete.

(5) APPROVAL + BALANCE DUE
A digital copy of your final invitation ensemble will be provided for review and approval.  You will also receive a Design Proof printout that will include all the specifications of your order and a copy of your invoice with remaining balance due.  It is your responsibility to review that every detail is correct, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.  Once the Design Proof is signed and returned, Artsy Occasions is not responsible for any typographical or design errors overlooked by you and will not incur the cost of reproducing.

(6) PRINT & PRODUCTION
After your signed Design Proof and remaining balance is received, no further changes can be made and your order is scheduled for production.  Production times vary based on the components of your design and the assembly method selected.  You will be informed when your invitations are complete and a pick-up/shipping date will be scheduled.

 

TIMELINES FOR ORDERING

Please take into consideration the amount of time needed for custom design orders.  The design process starts from scratch, so ample time is needed to create the perfect invitation or announcement.  Please schedule your consultation within the timelines listed below:

  • SAVE-THE-DATES:  12-24 months before event
  • WEDDING INVITATIONS:  6-8 months before event
  • EVENT ACCENTS:  1-2 months before event
  • EVENT INVITATIONS:  2-3 months before event

Please see the RUSH ORDER policy if your order is needed sooner.

 

PRODUCTION TIMES

Production times vary based on the components of your design and assembly method (if that applies).  Standard turnaround time for a set of 100 of the Basic Wedding Ensemble (digital print) is 6-10 business days after proof approval.  Turnaround time for Event Invitations and Event Accents are 6-10 business days.  For specialty print orders, standard turnaround time is 14-20 business days.