Make something beautiful.
Following completion of this form, we'll get together to discuss your likes, dislikes, desired feeling and exactly what makes this event yours.
And then it's straight to the drawing board. I'll compile a few mocks, you'll give me honest feedback and we'll print something we're both excited about.
A well-planned schedule keeps everyone accountable and on pace. After finalizing an invoice and talking through design styles, we'll set the deadlines for exchanging details, submitting proofs and pushing final pieces to print.
Below is an example of what that ideal design and print timeline looks like. Of course, life happens and sometimes we don't get started until after the ideal date. That's okay — we can adjust on the fly.
Design: 7 months prior
Mailed: 6 months prior
Design: 3 months prior
Mailed: 2 months prior
Design: 1 month prior
In-hand: 1 week prior
What’s it cost?
Listed below is a summary of commonly purchased goods. Contact me if you don’t see what you want — nothing is out of reach!
It’s important to note these costs cover design only and do not include printing or base goods. The print cost is calculated separately based on quality, quantity and size.
There’s always a chance you have the same questions as someone before you. Take a look.
If you only handle design, who handles printing?
I have a great relationship with an Omaha-based printer named Micki at Creative Press and Designs. She has connections who can handle anything from foil to letterpress and is able to get all stock and envelopes at distributor cost. She delivers to Lincoln or Omaha for free, allows local clients to pick up from her office, or ships out-of-state if necessary.
Do I have to use your print vendor?
I love working with Micki, but if you have a preferred vendor, friend, or feel confident printing at home, go for it! You only pay me for the designs—what you do with them after that is up to you. Though I highly encourage not printing at home if you want a rich, high-quality look.
What paper stock do you use?
It differs for each couple but if you’re not picky, 110# Mohawk or 110# Classic Crest is our white paper default. For a slightly thicker option near the same price, 130# Cougar or 130# Classic Crest is our go-to. This likely means nothing to you unless you commonly work with paper.
Printer paper is in the 20# range. It’s super thin and almost see-through. Your stationery will be much higher quality than what you could print at home—and the options are endless if you want something different in color, thickness, or texture.
What’s the average paper size for each piece?
Like anything custom, it varies! But here’s the default sizes unless you request something different. You can see the sizes compared against one another on the example client proofing page.
Save-the-date — 4.5 x 6.25”
Save-the-date envelope — A6 4.75 x 6.5"
Invitation — 5 x 7”
Reply card — 4.25 x 5.5”
Reply card envelope — A2 4.275 x 5.75”
Large detail card — 3.5 x 5”
Small detail card — 3.5 x 3.5”
Full suite envelope — A7 5.25 x 7.25”
Envelope liner — 9.75 x 10”
Outer envelope — A8 5.5 x 8.125”
Program — 4.25 x 11”
Thank you card — 6.25 x 9” folded
Thank you card envelope — A6 4.75 x 6.5”
Menu sign — 8 x 10”
Table numbers — 3.5 x 4.75”
Table assignments — 4 x 6”
Place/escort cards — 3.5 x 4” folded
How do you handle proofing and revisions?
I love feedback! The only way we both win is if we’re in good communication. I upload each design revision to a unique, private webpage which allows you to share designs with family and friends without downloading and attaching files. Then you can email me any edits or ideas you might have.
Envelope edits are handled through a cloud storage solution. I’ll share a link with you and you’ll click through each envelope, letting me know of any copy edits after you’re finished.
Don’t see an answer to your question? Contact me.