Our custom design process begins with a consultation either in person (for clients in Los Angeles, CA) or by phone. We will want to hear all about your wedding plans, how you met, and what inspires you. Any visuals you may have are always helpful.
We will also discuss your specific stationery needs, remember to consider the following items:
- Invitations, reply cards, addressing/calligraphy for outer envelopes
- Personalized thank you notes.
- Maps or schedule of wedding events
- Programs, menus, escort cards & place cards, table Numbers, favor tags, cocktail napkins
- Rehearsal Dinner invitations
Once we have a better understanding of what you are looking for, we will put together a time-line and rough estimate for your stationery. The estimate factors in your quantity, the type of printing, paper qualities, colors, hand-done details, custom illustration and design.
We recommend starting the custom design process at least 4 to 5 months from your mailing date.
Rush orders can be accommodated at an extra cost.
Things to consider:
We suggest mailing your Save-the-dates 5-10 months prior to the wedding date. 5-7 months is suggested for weddings with few out-of-town guests. 7-10 months is suggested for lots of out-of-town guests or destination weddings.
We recommend mailing Wedding Invitations 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding date. 8-10 weeks is suggested for lots of out-of-town guests or destination weddings.
If you choose to use Antiquaria as your wedding stationer, we will email you our contract along with your estimate and time-line. Once the contract has been reviewed and approved, please sign and return it to Antiquaria along with a 50 % deposit, payable by Pay pal, personal check or money order.
Also at this time you should also provide a rough draft of the wording you would like to include in the design of your project (i.e. wording of your invitation/announcement, RSVP text, etc.)
All wording is best supplied as an electronic file.
Once we have received your signed contract and deposit, it's time to get started!
Based on your time-line, Antiquaria will present two to three design options, emailed to you as a color pdf for your review. The colors, materials and printing process will be outlined. You will then have the opportunity to provide feedback and identify any changes you want to make or new ideas you may wish to incorporate. You may send your comments via email or we can discuss them over the phone.
We prefer certain changes to be sent via email as it allows for less revision errors.
The changes are integrated into a revised version that is submitted to you for approval.
We schedule up to three rounds of design changes.
Once you have approved a version, it will be processed into a “final digital proof” for sign off.
Final Sign Off
Before printing and assembly of your invitations begin you will be sent the “final proof” by email. At this time you will review and confirm that every detail is perfect: the layout, type style, spelling, grammar and punctuation. We ask that you confirm via email or fax your approval. Once you have approved the digital proof, Antiquaria is not responsible for any future changes or mistakes.
Feel free to contact us with any other questions we can answer by phone at (512) 789-4479 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org