Design Process

STEP 1

CONNECT WITH US!

Are you local?  Ready to come and see me?! I can’t wait to meet you and show you the end­less design options! Sim­ply sched­ule your com­pli­men­ta­ry con­sul­ta­tion online by click­ing here.

Not local? That’s okay!  Sched­ule a phone con­sul­ta­tion by click­ing here.

Just have a ques­tion?  Send us an email or give us a ring!

mnini@cupcake-graphics.com | 215.579.5845 (office) | 609.477.4300 (cell)

STEP 2

THE QUESTIONNAIRE

Pri­or to your com­pli­men­ta­ry con­sul­ta­tion, regard­less if in-per­son or by phone, we will ask you to fill out a quick ques­tion­naire so we can bet­ter under­stand what you are look­ing for.  This is sent via email and sub­mit­ted online.  Very sim­ple!

STEP 3

IN-PERSON COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

Dur­ing your com­pli­men­ta­ry con­sul­ta­tion, we will review the design process, time­line, col­or palette, cre­ative direc­tion, bud­get and eti­quette.  You will be able to see, touch and feel a wide vari­ety of invi­ta­tion sam­ples, paper tex­tures, print­ing tech­niques, swatch­es and embell­ish­ments.  Col­lec­tive­ly togeth­er we will cre­ate a wed­ding invi­ta­tion suite that artis­ti­cal­ly rep­re­sents you and your sig­nif­i­cant oth­er as a cou­ple and sets the tone for one of the most impor­tant days of your lives!

PHONE COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

Dur­ing your com­pli­men­ta­ry con­sul­ta­tion, we will review the design process, time­line, col­or palette, cre­ative direc­tion, bud­get and eti­quette.  Since the beau­ty of our invi­ta­tion suites are much more val­ued when they are seen in per­son, we will send you sam­ples of what was dis­cussed.  We will also cre­ate a dig­i­tal idea board for you to make sure we are all on the same page.  Col­lec­tive­ly togeth­er we will cre­ate a wed­ding invi­ta­tion suite that artis­ti­cal­ly rep­re­sents you and your sig­nif­i­cant oth­er as a cou­ple and sets the tone for one of the most impor­tant day of your lives!

STEP 4

PROPOSAL, DEPOSIT AND GATHERING CONTENT

Short­ly after your con­sul­ta­tion a pro­pos­al will be pro­vid­ed to you via email and avail­able to view online.  The pro­pos­al will out­line every­thing we dis­cussed dur­ing your con­sul­ta­tion, as well as pro­vide you with addi­tion­al upgrade options that you can opt in for by sim­ply click­ing on the check box next to each item.  Upgrade items include but are not lim­it­ed to address print­ing, enve­lope lin­ers, embell­ish­ments, full mail ser­vice and more.

Once the pro­pos­al is accept­ed we ask for a 50% non-refund­able deposit so we can start order­ing your stock.  Short­ly after the pro­pos­al is accept­ed we will send you an email with next steps that will cap­ture all the infor­ma­tion we need to start design­ing.  We lit­er­al­ly walk you through the entire process.

STEP 5

PROOFS, REVISIONS AND APPROVAL

Once you pro­vide us with all the infor­ma­tion we need, we will pro­vide you with dig­i­tal proofs of your entire wed­ding invi­ta­tion suite.  We ask that you proof­read your proofs and pro­vide us with revi­sions in one email.  We will then pro­vide you with revised proofs inclu­sive of those revi­sions at no addi­tion­al charge.  Two rounds of revi­sions are includ­ed in the design process.  Addi­tion­al charges will apply for addi­tion­al revi­sions, but are rarely need­ed.

STEP 6

PRODUCTION AND PAYMENT

Sit back and relax!  Once you approve the final design, our pro­duc­tion depart­ment will start the print­ing and assem­bling process.  We will noti­fy you via email as soon as your invi­ta­tions are either ready to be picked up or shipped.  We always put an entire wed­ding invi­ta­tion suite togeth­er so that you can take it to the post office and have them mea­sure and weigh it so you can be sure you have the cor­rect amount of postage.  We also pro­vide you with “next steps” or instruc­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions on the best way to com­plete assem­bly and the right tools to use to seal your envelopes.  We try to make this process as seam­less and stress-free as pos­si­ble for you!