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When it comes to custom stationery, many couples have no idea where to begin.
Wedding Design by Anika is pleased to offer two levels of design options to help couples create the perfect stationery for their special event—Custom and Semi-Custom.
Please scroll down to see the process for each design stream below.
I WANT TO GO CUSTOM
We love helping couples express themselves using paper, typography and colour!
Our clients begin the process with the completion of a 15-minute, complimentary discovery call. Since custom stationery is not within every couple’s budget or timeline, in this call, we will explore your budget, your vision, and your timeline to see how our services can meet your unique needs.
If our design services can be tailored to meet your needs, we will ask you to fill out a pre-consultation form. Once that form has been submitted, we will schedule a one-hour consultation either in person or on video chat, to work out the specifics of the stationery you require.
At your consultation, we will explore the overall design, paper, colour, and printing options available within the agreed-upon budget established at our discovery call.
Within one business week of our meeting, couples will receive an estimate that breaks down the costs for design time, printing, assembly, shipping and handling (if required), and GST. The clients will then select the options that fit within their budget to create the package that works best for them. Once the estimate is approved, clients will receive a contract to be returned with a 50% down payment before any design work is started.
Custom invitation design services start at $950 CAD per order. Day-of stationery services start at $400.00 CAD per order. Prices depend on the quantities, materials and printing processes selected by the client. The average couple spends between $2,500-$3,500 for their wedding invitations and day-of stationery.
After submitting the signed contract, the 50% down payment, and all the required text/information, clients will receive a digital proof with up to 3 concepts for their review. At this time we ask clients to choose their favourite design and to provide us with feedback and any minor text/design changes. We will revise the artwork and provide an updated proof. After this point, the design time for any further changes, will be documented and be applied on the final invoice at $120/hour.
When clients have received their final proof and signed off, verifying that all information (names, dates, times and spelling etc.) is correct, clients have the option of requesting a sample print for an additional cost (printing method and material availability dependent).
Once written approval of the proofs has been given, the balance of the invoice is due before the order is sent to print, and no edits to the order will be made once the printing process has begun.
Depending on the printing process, size and assembly time, most orders will take between 3-6 weeks to complete. Need it sooner? Rush printing and assembly options could be available for an additional fee.
Let’s Go semi-custom
We are thrilled that you have chosen to go with one of Anika’s collection designs to announce your special day!
To order, clients should navigate to the collection design that they would like to purchase. The client can then add the items from the collection that they want in their order by clicking the “add” button found beside each item. They can then identify the paper type from the drop-down menu and select the quantity of each item that they wish to purchase. Once clients have identified all items and added the order quantity (usually 1), they should navigate to their basket page and review their order. Any quantity discounts will be visible at that time. If the order is correct and ready to process, continue to the “checkout” page and fill in your billing and shipping information. At this point, all successful orders will receive an email invoice indicating that the order has been processed.
Once an order has been placed, it’s time for clients to personalize the artwork. Either head back to the item page or [click here] to view the colour options for the design. Once colour options have been selected, clients should download and complete the design customization form. This will be provided in a link upon the order completion. Clients should include any information required for their event. Any questions, or if the link is not received, please [email] us. note: All design orders will be populated with the exact information provided in the submitted form. Clients should ensure that all wording entered into the fields are correct. Wedding Design by Anika is not responsible for any errors contained in the supplied information.
Minor changes vs major changes
Minor changes apply to items that do not affect the structure of the design.
- name and personal text changes.
- colour changes (if selected from the provided colour chart)
Major changes apply to items that affect the structure of the design
- changing the font for the text
- custom colour choices
- moving and/or removing elements from the design
Each design from the collection comes with 2 complimentary proofs for minor changes. Any major changes or additional proofs will incur additional design costs.
Once clients have received their final proof and signed off, verifying that all information (names, dates, times and spelling etc.) are correct, clients have the option of requesting a sample print for an additional cost (printing method and material availability dependent). Once written approval of the proofs is received, the order is sent to print and no edits to the order can be made after entering the printing process.
Most orders will take between 2-3 weeks to complete. Need it sooner? Rush printing and shipping options are available for an additional fee.