design process – custom and collection

Wedding Design by Anika is pleased to offer two levels of design options to help couples create the perfect stationery for their special event.

Please select an option to the right to see our process for each design stream.


I would like to create custom invitations

We love helping couples express themselves using paper, typography and colour!

Consultation

We provide our custom design clients with a complimentary 45-minute consultation to discover who you are as a couple, and what your design needs are. Prior to the consultation, we expect that all couples fill out the pre-consultation questionnaire found {here} on our website. This provides us with a bird’s eye view of style, colours, budget, and time frame.

Quoting

Within one business week of our meeting, couples will receive an estimate that breaks down the costs for design time, printing, shipping and handling (if required), and GST. The client selects the options that fits 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 design services can range between $750 and $3,500+ CAD depending on quantities, materials and printing processes selected by the client. The average couple spends between $1,000-$2,500 for their wedding invitations and day of stationery.

Designing

Within 10-15 business days of receiving the approved estimate, contract, deposit and any text or image content required to complete the design, clients will receive a digital proof with up to 3 concepts for their design. At this time we ask clients to provide us with feedback and any minor text/design changes. We will revise the artwork and provide an updated proof within 3 business days. If necessary, a second updated proof for minor edits will be provided at no additional at cost. Any major design revisions or additional proofs will incur additional design costs.

Approving

When 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 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.

Printing

Depending on the printing process, size and assembly time, most orders will take between 3-5 weeks to complete. Need it sooner? rush printing and assembly options are available for an additional fee.

I would like to order from your collection

We are thrilled that you have chosen one of Anika's collection designs to announce your special day!

Ordering

To order, clients should navigate to the design that they would like to purchase and choose the size (if applicable), quantity, and paper type. Once chosen, please click the "add to basket" button. Repeat this step for all matching stationery items that should be combined into one order. (Most designs can be combined into matching invitation, rsvp card and save the date card sets) Once clients have added all of the items they wish to purchase to their basket, 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.

Customizing

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 color 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 receievd, 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. These include: • 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. These include: • changing the font for the text. • custom colour choices. • moving and/or removing elements from the design.

Proofing

Each design from the collection comes with 2 complementary proofs for minor changes. Any major changes or additional proofs will incur additional design costs.

Approving

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.

Printing

Depending on printing process, size and assembly time, most orders will take between 2-3 weeks to complete. Need it sooner? rush printing and shipping options are available for an additional fee.