At Socially Designed we treat your wedding invitations and stationery to be as unique as you are. There are no two couples exactly the same, so your wedding invitations and stationery should be one of a kind also. Your save the date and wedding invitations are the very first impression that your guests will experience, in regard to your special day. We design each piece to portray the design, theme and ambiance of your wedding day to everyone on your guest list. We work closely with our clients to ensure the most unique design for your wedding invitations and stationery. Our creations get the utmost attention to detail, as everything that comes through us is hand assembled to ensure perfection.
We offer the following custom services for your wedding:
• Save the Date
• Invitation ensembles, including enclosure cards and printed envelopes
• Envelope stuffing and mailing
• Weekend wedding guides
• Seating cards
• Ceremony programs
• Table plans
• Table numbers and names
• Favors and favor tags
• Custom labels
• Embellishments and fabrics
• Hand and computer calligraphy
• Guest identification
• Wedding themed signage
• Donation cards
• Guest hotel favor boxes, door hangers and welcome letters
• Food identifier cards
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery Process
In most cases the custom design process takes approximately 3 to 4 months from the initial consultation to the mailing of the wedding invitations. Ideally, we like to hold our initial consultation with a client 6 to 8 months prior to their event.
We start with a complimentary in-person, phone or email consultation to discuss the customer’s wedding invitations and stationery vision. The customer would be asked to fill out our client information form with the details of their event to help develop the invitation’s content, target any style preference and select paper.
After the consultation, a 50% design deposit is required to start the custom design process. The deposit is non-refundable but is credited towards the customer’s wedding invitations and stationery order. After a contract is signed and deposit received within 10-14 business days, we create a custom digital mock-up of the invitation. The digital mock-up is an electronic version of the invitation design that will give the customer an idea of what the actual wedding invitations and stationery will look like. These digital mock-ups are emailed to the customer for review. After review of the digital mock-up, the customer has the opportunity to submit feedback on the designs, letting us know what they liked and/or what changes they would like made. We then send the customer a digital mock-up of the wedding invitations with the changes made. We require a 3 day response time after any emails are sent to the customer. This ensures that the entire project stays on the timeline provided. If we do not get a response within the 3 day requirement period, any extra charges for rushing materials will be addressed and forwarded to the customer.
A physical mock-up of the wedding invitation is available upon request but does incur an additional cost, depending on materials and turnaround period requested.
Once we receive final approval in writing, by phone or email, we ask that the customer make a balance payment of the estimated total. If an order is cancelled after production has begun, we will retain a 50% fee.
Once the order is complete, we can either hand deliver* the customer’s wedding invitations to them, ship the invitations (shipping rate is billed to the customer) or for an additional fee, we can address, stuff and mail the wedding invitations and stationery to the customer’s guest list. These fees are due prior to “delivery” of the product.
*Hand delivery is limited to a 30 mile radius from the 08050 zip code for no additional charge. Special arrangements for delivery requests beyond the 30 mile radius will incur additional charges based on job size and mileage.