My design ethos and philosophy is to approach every project with clear and concise ideas that tell your personal story. I love to work directly with my clients to create their bespoke stationery and always believe in the idea of a collaboration and great communication.
Every project and every wedding is different, which is why I work to a very adaptable design process to ensure my way of working is suitable for you and your designs.
How it works
Every design stems from great communication which is why I will love to ask lots of questions about your big day. Whether this be over a coffee local to Brighton or over the phone this is where we can get to know each other and what thoughts you may have about your stationery at this stage. I love to hear about any themes you may have, colours, flowers, location, what food you will be serving, if your having the whole shebang or a more intimate private affair this can start to form the basis of the ideas for your stationery.
Once the project outlines have been identified and your officially in the books I can begin to work on your first design proof. This will be in the form of sketches, scribbles, notes, swatches of fabrics and other reference materials based on your project. It will include ideas on paper sizes and stocks so you can really get a sense of how the design will look and function once printed. The first draft will then be sent over to you for your thoughts and feedback.
Based on your feedback I can alter any parts of the design and include other parts of your stationery once the overall look has been signed off. Here we can work together to finalise the wording, layouts and paper stocks and quantities to ensure it is absolutely perfect before signing the project off.
Printing & Assembly
Once your stationery has arrived back with me from printing for checking I can begin to assemble your invitations and work on any additions that may be included, such as hand foiling, wax seals, ribbons, belly bands and vellum covers. Once they are looking perfect I safely parcel them up and post them straight to you.
Hooray probably your favourite part of the whole process, the delivery! From here you can start to assemble those envelopes and get them posted out to your guests. I also offer a postal service if you wish for me to handle this for you.
Design is charged at my standard studio rate of £25 p/h. The cost of printing varies greatly depending on the amount of items, paper stocks, foils etc. so drop me a message here with your thoughts and ideas and I can send you over your bespoke quote.
Save the Dates
These can come in many forms and are typically sent out one year before the big day. The design can be a small insight into the overall style of your day and can give some subtle hints as to what your guests can expect.
The where, how and why are all listed on your invitations and this is where we can really go to town on your personal story and ideas. There are no rules as to what your invitations must be - the more creative the better!
On the Day
Items such as menus, table names, order of services, table plans and place cards can all follow the design of your invitations to ensure all your stationery ties together. Here we can play with more alternative materials such as acrylic, vinyl, fabrics and wood to give you some idea!
Signs and miscellanies
Welcome signs, directions, important information and order of the day signs can be created to make sure your guests are where they need to be at the right time.