Everything you need to know about becoming a Flamboyant Bride
Firstly, congratulations on your engagement! These are exciting times and perhaps even a little overwhelming for busy couples!
I believe that the wedding invitation and stationery order process should be an effortless, easy and exciting process, whether you decide to go with the semi-custom Studio Collection, or opt for a totally bespoke design.
To help you to decide which service is right for you, find out more about the key steps in each process and what input you need to provide also, in order to make it a smooth and easy process.
The Studio collection is menu priced, so you can easily work within your budget. This is perfect for the couple who demand a beautifully designed and printed suite, tailored to their wedding, but don’t require something totally unique. Browse our Studio Collection today.
The Bespoke Design service is perfect for couples who are looking for something that uniquely reflects their style! This is a popular service because no two weddings are the same. This does require a greater time investment and prices start from £100 for a totally bespoke invitation (design only).
The Order Process
Semi-Custom Studio Collection
1Ordering – It is recommended that you start the process by ordering a sample pack, so you can see the papers and print up close. When you’re ready to order, simply select the design that you’ve fallen in love with and then build your suite by picking the items of stationery that you require and selecting the quantity required for each item. When ordering, you can also select added extras, such as an envelope liner, printed envelopes etc.. All items and extras are menu priced so you can make your selections according to your needs and budget. Browse the Studio Collections.
If you need two information cards, or both a day and evening invitation, simply add two separate quantities of these items to your basket. Please submit your wording and any details via email, together with your order number to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Turnaround Approx 1-2 Days)
2Design Process – Once your order has been received, the design process can start, where I work with you to make your stationery perfect. On many of our designs, colours, fonts and images can be tweaked/ changed, so if you love a design but want it changed a little, get in touch! Small tweaks are included in the price but substantial changes may attract a further charge. Get in Touch Today!
Once you are happy with your design, you will receive digital proofs of your stationery order, which you will have to approve before it goes to print.
(Turnaround Approx 2-7 Days)
3Printing – Once you have signed off on your proofs, your stationery will be sent to the print specialists who will make sure everything is printed perfectly.
(Turnaround Approx 3-7 days + 4-6 days for foil)
4Delivery – Once your stationery has been packaged, it will be sent by a tracked next day courier service, so that is safely transported and so that you receive it as soon as possible. You will also receive a tracking number via email so that you can follow your parcel’s progress from A to B.
(Turnaround Approx 2-5 days)
The entire process for ordering a typical 3 piece invitation suite from the Studio Collection is an estimated 3 to 3.5 weeks, from start to delivery, with up to 4 to 4.5 weeks for special finishes and added extras.
Please note that the standard turnaround times are approximate, as each project is different. They also depend on the season, number of orders and revisions made, foiling etc. If you require a rush order, this will attract an additional charge. Please email to check the current turnaround times and to ensure your deadline can be accommodated.
The Order Process
Bespoke Stationery Design
1The Consultation – Take a look at some previous client work to get a feel for the possibilities and you will need to order a sample pack so that you can see and feel the paper, print and details in person. It is important that you get an understanding of the quality before you place your order. When you decide to place an order for your invitation suite, the full amount that you paid for samples will be deducted from the total amount.
Gather your ideas, mood boards, colour swatches and please fill out the short custom design form to outline your ideas. I will then arrange a complimentary consultation call with you at a mutually convenient time to discuss your ideas further and to clarify any details. Following this call, an estimate will be prepared, based on all the details that we discussed, which will be forwarded to you by email.
2Make a Booking – If you have your heart set on being a Flamboyant Bride & Groom, and are ready to proceed with your order, the next stage is to book! Don’t wait because in order to provide a very personal service, I choose to work with only a small number of bespoke clients per month. Once you have selected the items to be included in your order, an order agreement file will be sent by email, that you will need to sign electronically, together with your invoice for payment. To begin the design process and to secure your booking with me, I require a 50% non-refundable deposit payment. Once received, you are officially booked and the fun part starts!
3The Design Process – Once booked, we will send over our Wording & Details form, where you will need to provide all your wording and details for each item of stationery ordered. The design process officially begins once your completed form has been received. Digital PDF proofs are sent via email.
4The Final Approval – After a thorough check through of your design, you will be asked to sign off on your final proof by electronically signing our final agreement file. This states that your order is ready for printing. Once your signed final agreement has been received, you will receive your final invoice for payment. Upon receipt of payment, your order will then go to print.
5Stationery Delivery – Once your order is complete, we package it up and send an invoice across for payment, for your shipping. As delivery costs are weight and destination based, this cannot be determined until your stationery has been printed. We will notify you of the cost and at the same time confirm the address that you would like your stationery shipped to. The stationery is always sent by courier and a signature is required upon receipt.