I get asked a lot about the process of custom invitations and the invitation timeline. So, I thought I would write a quick post to fill you in on our process so that you can be prepared and informed!
The client’s initial design meeting will take place over the phone or in person at our studio in Kirkland, WA. At this meeting you and your designer will discuss your design ideas, colors, graphics and invitation timeline. You will receive a quote via email from your designer following the meeting which will break down the pricing.
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If everything looks good on your quote, we require a 50% non-refundable retainer to kick off the design process and begin your order. You’ll also receive our client service agreement and wording worksheets. Your designer will also email you over any additional resources you may need such as font options, address templates, etc.
We include an extensive proofing process with our custom designs, including 4 rounds of digital proofs. Your initial digital proof will be emailed within 5 business days of wording worksheet submittal. Make sure to pay attention to details – colors, grammar, dates/times, etc. You are responsible for giving us the final sign off before we go to print. The invitation timeline may change based on how quickly you do or don’t approve proofs!
Once your proof is perfect, it is time to give us your final approval. You will need to give us a final quantity as well as your guest addresses (if you have ordered address printing) at this time. We require the remaining 50% payment at this time in order to move your order into production.
Once your order is approved, we will begin the printing and production process. When the order is complete, you can either pick up at our Kirkland office (for local clients) or we’re happy to ship your order.
“I used Kristen for a project for my business. She was so responsive, full of ideas and options and her execution was seamless. She exceeded our exceptions with turnaround time and print delivery. If she does so well for a small business project I can only imagine how much she would bring to the table for a bride on her special day! I can't wait to use Kristen again in the future!”
"We had an outstanding experience with Kristen from the get go. She worked with us, had excellent suggestions, and was flexible. All of our guests commented on our invites on how professional they looked. We shopped around and hands down, Kristen was the best!
We cannot wait to use her for our next event.”
“Working with Kristen was so personal and simple...she showed us so many great examples of invitations and helped us find our "just right." Pricing is also amazing, our wedding planner was highly impressed and our guests raved about the quality and beauty of our invites.
Everything created was beautiful, perfect for our event design, and thoughtful.”
"Westwood Creative was everything everyone had said in the reviews. So personal, so helpful and creative, and very very timely. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants the next level of professionalism and elegance for their invitations.”
“Westwood Creative was absolutely amazing to work with! Not only were our reception signs and wedding invites beautiful, modern, and elegant, Kristen was so fun to work with and very responsive to all of our questions and proofs. We would recommend them for all things wedding - from invitations to bar menus to thank you cards!”
"Kristen designed the most gorgeous wedding invitations for us! She captured our vision so well and was very attentive to our questions and edits. Our guests could not stop complimenting us on our invitations! Would highly recommend!"