The invitation process begins with an in-depth wedding invitation questionnaire to determine if we are the perfect stationer for your wedding. We want to learn more about you, your wedding and most importantly your invitation needs. After we receive your questionnaire we will call or email you to discuss the next step in the invitation process.
During your consult, you will see and feel the quality of our beautiful wedding invitations and stationery first hand. You will meet one-on-one with the designer to design your dream invitation suite. We will discuss options within your budget, the difference between custom and semi-custom, paper options, print methods, etiquette and any other questions you have. ***If you are unable to meet in-person or live outside of Chicago and would still like to work with us, we recommend ordering a sample box.***
After your consult, you will receive a detailed custom proposal based on everything we discussed. You will also receive a custom timeline with dates to keep you on track. If you would like to move forward, a signed agreement and $500 deposit are required to start the design phase.
DESIGN + PROOFING
Yayyyyyy!!! It’s official… You’re officially an Invitation Architects bride. Let the fun begin and the creative sparks fly! As we begin the design phase, we will take everything we discussed and incorporate it into your invitation suite. As your vision begins to take shape, your dream invitation will come to life on paper. You will receive your first set of digital proofs within 5-7 business days. If you would like to make any changes, we will provide a second round of proofs based on your feedback.
APPROVAL + PRODUCTION
Once you’re completely satisfied with the design of your invitation suite, we will email you a final design proof that you will sign. After you approve your proofs and pay your final balance, we will schedule your order for production. The printing and production of your invitation suite may take anywhere from three to eight weeks depending on your order.
Every order is carefully packaged and inspected before it leaves our studio. We guarantee your order will arrive in perfect condition —ready for mailing. All orders ship via FedEx with tracking. You are also welcome to pickup your order if you’re local to the Chicagoland area.