Since it's already the third day of November I decided to sort of cheat with my November Challenge. So I printed some old proofs from a bride who got married way back in September. This is a good opportunity to describe how Sara Paper works.
My normal process for meeting with a couple is this.
First meeting (which is free by the way) - We sit around, look through albums and chat about what you'd like your ideal bridal invitations to look like. Sometimes people find the perfect thing in one of the 9 Carlson Craft Albums I carry. For a standard order I collect a 50% deposit and call you when the order arrives (usually within 2 weeks). If you opt to go the custom route I ask for a $25 deposit.
Step Two - I design several samples based on our conversation. I print them and mail them to you so you have the opportunity to see them for yourself. These proofs are not "perfect" but they give you a good idea of whether you like the direction I am going.
Step Three - You pick the favorite design and I make the needed changes. I tweak, design matching cards and envelopes. If you wish I will mail you a final proof. At this time I ask for 50% deposit before I continue on.
Step Four - You pick up your invites!!!!
It sounds too easy, right? Well, I admit, it's not quite that easy. I mean these are custom invites. Sometimes it takes extra effort to "get inside" someones head. There are often ideas and suggestions along the way which add to the process. But that's okay. In the end you have invitations that reflect YOUR wedding.
So, in my examples below, Stephanie and Darin were looking for a perfect mix of her fun colors of pink and green and her desire to do an outdoorsy theme. They were getting married outside after all. So the following designs are some of her proofs. She ended up choosing a photo invite with a nice overlay but these proofs were unique and fun - just like Stephanie and Darin.