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OUR DESIGN
SERVICES

Penn & Paperie offers design services for invitations, event stationery, logo design,
and branding. 

We're ready to discuss your project
and eager to start designing! 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

WHEN SHOULD I PLACE AN ORDER
FOR MY INVITATIONS?

We recommend contacting us at least 6-8 months prior to your wedding date  - or sooner, it's never too early to start! Invitations should be mailed 2 months before your wedding and production typically takes about 6 weeks. By starting the process early on, this allows for plenty of design and proofing time! 

HOW MUCH DO
WEDDING INVITATIONS COST?

Much like wedding dresses, there is such a broad price range when it comes to invitations. Many factors can impact the cost - like printing methods, pockets, embellishments, cardstocks, etc. We tend to cater to the discerning bride who is looking to impress her guests. Our average client spends approximately  $1,500 for 100 invitations suites.  Knowing your budget ahead of time helps us put you in the right dress, so to speak ;)

 

DO YOU PROVIDE OTHER
STATIONERY ITEMS?

Yes, we do! We can create save the dates, menus, programs, escort cards - anything, you name it - to perfectly coordinate with your invitation suite. We also design invitations for other celebratory occasions, like Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceañeras, Holiday Parties, Anniversary Parties, and Birthdays. 

 

 

THE NITTY-GRITTY

Below are the step-by-step details for the custom invitation ordering process.

1. REQUEST A CONSULTATION

You can submit a request for a personal consultation on our Contact Page. We offer both phone and email consultations. If your preferred method of communication is by phone, we'll reach out via email to determine the best day and time to schedule a phone call. During this consultation, we will discuss your event, timeline, style, requirements, and budget. This is the opportunity to get to know one another, understand the nature of your project as well as your expectations. If you have any images of designs that you would like to use as inspiration, please share them with us!

2. RECEIVE PRICING PROPOSAL

We will provide you with a price breakdown for each element of your order based on the specifications discussed during the consultation. 

3. DESIGN DEPOSIT

Once the pricing proposal is approved, we require a 50% deposit to be made. This deposit is applied toward your order total. 

4. DESIGN & PROOFING

Once the Design Deposit has been paid, we will begin designing your proofs. Based on the complexity of the design, you will receive your first digital proof within 2-4 business days of your deposit payment. We are happy to provide unlimited proof revisions so that it is perfectly to your liking! If any changes in design effect the price, we will communicate this to you and add it to your remaining balance due. The overall Design & Proofing timeframe varies with each client and the number of revisions requested, but typically takes about 3 weeks. The proofing process is the time to review all of your wording, dates, spelling, punctuation, and design choices. It is important to review your proofs very carefully, as we print directly from the approved proof file. Once you approve the proof, changes cannot be made. Your quantity cannot be changed either, and any additional prints needed after the approved proof will be treated as a new order.

5. PAYMENT OF REMAINING BALANCE

Before we send your approved proof into production, we require the remaining balance to be paid. 

6. PRODUCTION

Your order will immediately move into production once the remaining balance is paid. Production time varies based on the printing method and complexity of your order. Generally, flat printed pieces take about 15-20 business days, while anything with raised ink/letterpress/foiling will take about 4-5 weeks. Please indicate during your consultation if you are in need of a rush order so that we can make sure to accommodate you.

7. RECEIVE YOUR CUSTOM ORDER

Your order will be carefully packed and shipped right to your door! Please visit our Shipping & Returns page to view our shipping details.