We receive overwhelming requests by couples who wish to choose a design ‘off-the-shelf’ that can be quickly customised specifically for their event. Our gallery is just the first step in creating your ideal wedding stationery package. It includes both past custom designs as well as our collection designs, just choose your favourite and we can customise it to suit your special day, choose the ink to complement your colour scheme, change the fonts and select your preferred stock colour, all for no added cost. If you wish to take the design further there are additional options to personalise each design: add an envelope liner, return address envelopes and corner rounding just to name a few. There are more details about the range of options available for your letterpress wedding invitations.
The gallery design process
Estimate. Contact us for a detailed estimate. We will provide you with a form outlining the details and quantities of everything you require for your pre-wedding, ceremony and reception stationery. Don’t forget to read over our range of options that you may wish to include. All of our estimates are individually itemised, making it easy to stay within your budget.
Brief. When you have decided on the inclusions for your stationery and have decided you wish to work with Paper Elephant we will send you the design deposit (40% of the estimate total), a individualised timeline of the process and our client brief form. Here is where we get to know you and your partner, the more we get to know you, the more we feel we are working with old friends and designing your stationery becomes a very personal process. You can include any inspirations you may want us to consider in the customisation of your chosen design. The brief also includes a worksheet for your invitation wording.
Design. We should now we have everything we need to commence the design of your invitation, please allow a few days for the first digital proof. Initially we work only on the invitation design, as the star of the entire suite it’s important to get it just right. Once we have the invitation perfected we move onto the design of the remaining pieces by applying your approved design elements. A total of 2-3 weeks is usually required for the entire process to be sure you aren’t rushed with your decisions.
Approval. It’s getting exciting now. When all pieces are designed we will issue you with a final approval form and an invoice for the remaining balance of your stationery. When you have returned your signed approval and your payment has cleared we order the plates for your stationery, we hand mix the inks and we get down to the fun part. The printing process generally takes 3-4 weeks.
Delivery. We now trim, wrap and pack your stationery with the utmost care. We will let you know when to expect your precious package which will be sent by insured overnight express delivery (subject to delivery postcode being within the overnight delivery area). And this is when we wish we could be a fly on the wall to see your reaction when you see your letterpress wedding invitations in person.