OUR INVITATION PROCESS
DESIGNER COLLECTION - Allow 6-8 weeks (not including 1-3 weeks RSVP time) for the complete design service.
BOUTIQUE COLLECTION - Allow 6-8 weeks (not including 4-6 weeks RSVP time) for the complete design service.
:: STEP 1 :: - Client Liaison (if required)
Call 0403 343 610 to discuss your requirements &/or to book an appointment. Our appointments generally go for 45mins.
You may have an idea of how you want your invitations to look, or we can create original stationery based on the theme of your occasion. Things we look at to help tie the stationery in with the overall style of the event is theme (vintage, classic, coastal) colour, flowers, dress fabrics, code (formal, casual, black tie).
:: STEP 2 :: - Quote
Based on the discussion regarding your invitation we email you a quote within 2 days, giving you a detailed description of your invitation. If you are happy with the price & wish to see a design concept, a $20 artwork investment is required, which is included in your invoice if you proceed to the final stage.
Due suppliers increasing their prices, I advise you to pay a 50% deposit to ensure you keep the price quoted as your quote is only valid for 30 days.
:: STEP 3 :: - Design Layout / Mock-up
Happy with the quote? Wonderful news & welcome aboard!! Once we have received your $20 artwork investment & your wedding invitation details, we email you a PDF containing a computer-generated mock-up* of your invitations within 2 days.
Not sure how your invitation should be worded? You can select one of our sample wedding invitation & gift card wording from our list, or make up your own - there are no rules.
*Please be aware that colours will appear slightly differently on screen than they will when printed.
:: STEP 4 :: - Sample Invitation
Your invitation sample will be printed/produced within 1-2weeks*. It is recommended a sample is purchased with all Boutique Invitations so you are completely happy with the final result before full production is booked in.
*Variations in times may depend on material availability.
:: STEP 5 :: - Payment
LOCK IT IN. Due suppliers increasing their prices, I advise you to pay a 50% deposit to ensure you keep the price quoted.
Happy with how your sample looks? Fantastic!
Email your guest list to us so that we can finalise your order.
Once full payment of your invitations has been processed, your artwork will be created and emailed to you as a PDF file for approval.
:: STEP 6 :: - Artwork & Proofs
Once your guest list has been inserted, we will email you a PDF containing final artwork for printing within 2 days. You are allowed up to 2 text alterations to this proof before charges ($5/proof) are incurred. Once the final proof has been signed off no further alterations can be made.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you proofread your invitation set. Check names, date, time, venue, general wording). It's always a good idea to have someone else check it with you. An 'Artwork Approval Form' will also be sent to you to fill out & return. This form can be opened in Acrobat & tick each section once you have checked your artwork. We will only accept approval confirmation via email, not by phone or by text message and your 'Artwork Approval Form' must be filled out correctly.
SAJARO holds NO responsibility for errors once artwork has been sent to print. It is your responsibility to check ALL your artwork.
:: STEP 7 :: - Production & Timing
This process takes 2-6 weeks depending on the invitation style, quantity & production. The utmost care is taken to achieve professional results. Why does it take this time you ask? Well, there are a lot of factors involved:
- The ordering of stock - if you have ordered a sample, chances are I have the correct amount of stock to finalise your order, however, if additional numbers of invitations increase OR a change in design means different stock, then more time may be required.
- Printing - this can be a timely process & whilst all my clients are important to me, I have to also adhere to the printing company production schedules.
:: STEP 8 :: - Delivery
Your invitations can be pick up from the home studio, delivered to you or delivered straight to your guests. Delivery charges will apply. All deliveries are via Australia Post unless otherwise organised.
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