the collection process
I know that deciding on the stationery for your big day can be a little bit overwhelming, but we are here to help and guide you every step of the way. That’s why I created this Process Guide, that will help you better understand how we work and how you can order your wedding invitations and stationery with us.
1. Browse through our Collection
The wedding stationery collection was created in order to offer great design options at affordable prices. Browse through our suites and choose the model that best suits your style and event aesthetics.
2. Customization and embellishments
Every one of our collection suites comes with a small guide explaining what can be customized as well as some carefully curated embellishment options for you to choose from. Please make sure you read our collection guide for further customization and embellishment options.
Once you’ve got a better idea on what you want, send us an e-mail and let us know of what you decided. We will answer any questions you might have and we will guide you through the customization process. Also, this is the moment when we create a customized quote for your entire suite, based on the paper options, printing method and the added embellishments.
4. Place your order
When everything is clear it is time to decide on the text and the quantity needed and place your order. At this point we will send you the contract to sign, together with our terms and conditions for you to read and approve. You will have to pay a 25% non-refundable advance once you sign the contract. The rest of the 75% remaining balance will be paid before the Production process begins.
5. Digital proofs and review
Within 3 business days from when the advance payment is received, we will send you the first round of digital proofs. Please pay close attention to them and let us know if you need us to change anything. You have 2 rounds of revisions included for the collection suites. It is also a good idea to ask a friend or family member to review them as well, a fresh pair of eyes could help spot any mistakes you and us might have missed. The reviews may take up to 2 business days to be addressed.
6. Final approval
Once everything is perfect, we will ask for the final approval from you so we can proceed further with the production. After this point the design is locked and you will not be able to make any more changes. You will also have to pay the remaining balance for your order.
7. Production process
When we receive the remaining balance payment, we will start the production phase for your stationery. We will schedule the printing process and place the orders for the materials needed in the assembling phase. Once all the items arrive, we will start the assembling process. This phase is expected to last between 10-15 days for digital print and 15-25 days for letterpress and foil press printing methods. Please keep in mind that these are approximate time frames and might vary due to supplier’s availability, stocks, or the amount of work involved in the finishing touches, but we will let you know the time frames for any specific project during the consultation phase.
Once your order is finished, we make sure that everything is carefully packed and ready to be delivered. The shipping and customs (where applicable) costs are entirely the buyer’s responsibility. We will discuss with you the delivery options once we have the order packed, measured and weighted. Please keep in mind that we are located in Andalusia, South of Spain. The delivery times vary depending on the destination and the service used but are usually between 2 – 5 business days for Europe, 3 – 7 business days for US and Canada and, 7 – 10 business days for the rest of the world.
Our standard card stock comes in 300 gsm (perfect for digital print) or 600 gsm thickness (perfect for letterpress and foil press printing) and it has a gorgeous smooth texture. Other colors and textures are available on request.
Our selection of Handmade Paper is carefully curated in order to meet the most exigent paper enthusiasts. It has a smooth and fluffy texture and natural deckle edges. It comes in a variety of colors and is perfect for digital and letterpress printing
Below is our curated calligraphy font collection. You can either choose from one of the options below or you can request a specific font (if we don;t have that font you will have to pay for the licence though). If you choose a Custom Design, you have included a budget for font and art licencing. What exceeds that specific budget will have to be paid extra.
envelope options (included with the suite)
All of the invitations and Save the Date cards have the envelope included in the price. The envelopes you can choose from vary depending on the paper used for the cards, as follows:
· For Save the Date cards and Wedding invitations printed on card stock, you can choose from our Premium Envelopes Collection;
· For Save the Date cards and Wedding invitations printed on handmade paper, you can choose from our Handmade Paper Envelope Collection.
papelosophie signature envelopes (upgrade options)
If you weren’t able to find the perfect envelope in our Premium Envelope Collection included with the Suite, or you want an envelope with a more special color or texture, you have the option of upgrading to one of our signature handmade and assembled in our studio from our wide variety of carefully curated papers.
You can choose from a wide variety of embellishments carefully curated by us to perfectly accompany your suite and to offer different options and styles.