CUSTOM INVITATIONS AND EPHEMERA FOR WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

services:

invitation suites

save the dates

event signage

event collateral

hand lettering

wedding logos + monograms

How it works:

1. Get in touch!

Send me an email! Include as many details about your event as you wish--the more inspiration I have to work with, the better! Once I look over your request I will be in touch to schedule a design consultation (usually over the phone, though I’m happy to communicate however you feel most comfortable).

2. Establish Project Timeline + Design Direction

Tell me your vision! We’ll discuss all of the details you’ve provided me in the request form, the look + feel you imagine for your day and how I might help to bring that idea to life in your paper goods. After we discuss the creative direction I will put together a contract that includes a cost estimate and projected timeline for delivery. Additionally, at this time you should also provide a rough draft of the content you would like to include in the design of your project (i.e. invitation copy, RSVP details, etc.).

3. Design + Print Process

Once you accept the contract, a 50% deposit is required to start the design process. I will present the first round of the design within 3 weeks and from there we will work closely to fine-tune the design until you are happy with the result! Up to three rounds of revisions are included in the original cost estimate; any more may incur a fee, but 2-3 rounds are typically sufficient.

4. Proofing

Design proofs will be sent as digital pdf files for you to review. I will request that you submit any comments and changes with these proofs and I will make the necessary adjustments until you love the finished product!

5. Printing + Delivery

Once you have signed off on the final design (I’ll ask you to confirm all spelling, punctuation, details, etc.) the final balance will be due before we proceed to print. Once the digital proof is approved for production, South Elliott Studio assumes no responsibility for any mistakes or further changes. I will do all of the necessary coordinating with the printer to ensure everything turns out beautifully! Once the printing is finished, I will send your printed wedding suite altogether in one shipment. If you add any additional collateral items, those may be delivered separately.


FAQ:

When should I get started?

Because custom designs take a lot of time and care, I recommend contacting South Elliott approximately 8 months before your big day. Save the Dates should be sent out 4-6 months prior (6-8 months in the case of a destination wedding) and invitations should be sent out 2-3 months prior to the wedding.

What are my paper options?

South Elliott Studio has pre-selected a few preferred paper stocks as options for our clients. All the papers I offer are premium recycled papers that are both FSC + Green Seal certified. Swatch samples are available by request!

  1. Signature White: Crisp white stock with a smooth matte finish that allows for colors to really pop! Processed chlorine-free and 100% post-consumer. 100lb, 270 gsm. $$

  2. Signature Natural: Slightly off-white stock with a smooth matte finish. Nice if you’re looking for a little bit of a vintage feel. Processed chlorine-free and 100% post-consumer. 100lb, 270 gsm. $$

  3. Premium White: Extra thick, luxurious white stock with a smooth finish that gives an elevated feel. Processed chlorine-free, 100% post-consumer and made with wind power. 130lb, 352 gsm. $$$

What are your environmentally friendly printing practices?

South Elliott Studio has selected a wind power-operated printer based in Brooklyn, NY that is committed to environmentally conscious printing. All of their products are printed on papers that are recycled (South Elliott has selected all 100% post-consumer recycled stocks for our clients) and use non-toxic dry inks on their digital presses, which follow strict emissions standards and produce no hazardous waste. Additionally, South Elliott provides only digital proofs which cut down on paper use.

Do you offer letterpress, foil or embossing?

Most of my work is created to speak through the design rather than the print methods. While I adore the beautiful printed pieces created using these processes, I currently only offer digitally printed items.