Design Process

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First, let's talk

We want to hear it all – your thoughts, ideas and vision for your special event or celebration. That’s why every project at Create Studio begins with a complimentary consultation. Then, based on our talk, we’ll work out a timeline and budget so you know just what to expect.

One more step before the fun begins.

When planning an event, it’s always good to know exactly what you’re in for. At Create Studio, we like to finalize the details of a job upfront – the deliverables, the costs, the deadlines. Now’s the time to consider whether you need to add any enclosures to your invitation – small, coordinating booklets or cards that give your guests important information about itineraries, travel or accommodations. We’ll draw up all the details in a contract. Once you sign it and provide a 50% initial deposit, the designing begins.

Now to the good stuff

We’ll develop and present up to three design concepts created just for you and your event. Choose a design or combine ideas. Based on your feedback, we’ll make revisions to content, color and design. Then we’ll finalize the invitation and send proofs for your review, along with an approval form for sign off to release the artwork to the printer.

Printing Approval

Before your invitation goes to print, you’ll see a final proof. This will be your last chance to make any changes, so don’t hesitate to ask questions. Once you’re satisfied, you’ll sign the proofs and send them back to us by email or fax. Create Studio is not responsible for any last minute changes following approved proofs. But no design will go to print without your final sign off. Note: Revisions made after your final sign off will be billed at a minimum hourly rate of $50 per hour.

From your hands to ours

And now for the most exciting part – taking delivery of your custom-designed invitations. Once your invitations are printed, we’ll assemble them and ship them to the address you provide. You’ll be required to sign for them upon receipt. Then send them out to your guests and get ready for the oohs and aahs.