Custom Wedding Invitations, What's the Process?

Photo by Jen Rodriguez

Photo by Jen Rodriguez

Thinking about custom invitation design, but want to know a little bit more about what you’ll be getting in to? This blog post is all about what that process looks like for Sophia Loves Letters brides (and grooms)!

Step One

We chat about your vision, your story, and your wedding! I synthesize all that we talked about into a mini mood board and proposal for you to review. If you like it (fingers crossed) we make it official with an agreement, your deposit is due, and then the fun begins!


Step Two 

I send over a questionnaire for you to fill out so I have all the important details about your wedding! After that I get to work on your sketch proofs. Sketch proofs provide an overview of your suite, and show all artwork and calligraphy that are included. You get unlimited rounds of sketch proofs, so that I can make sure we get things just right before creating all of the artwork.


Step Three

Once you approve the sketch proofs, I bring them to life! I create all the calligraphy and artwork included in your suite, and deliver a full color proof for you to review. This is the time for fine tuning, and ensuring that all of the information on each piece is correct. Three rounds of revisions are allowed to make sure everything is perfect before it gets sent to the printer!


Step Four

 Your invitations come to life! The final approved design gets sent to the printer, and I wait not-so-patiently for all your pretty paper to be printed. It’s sent to me to do a final quality check, and I add any embellishments (wax seals, calligraphy addressing) that you chose.  Once all of that’s finished, I carefully pack up your suite, and ship it to you!