What’s the process?
Step 1
Your Brief
I’ve set up a contact form on the bespoke page and it’ll ask you about your themes and ideas, which pieces of stationery you’d like and the number of guests. This is a nice place to start and it will help me write you a tailored quote. All enquiries are free and non-obligatory, so if we have a chat and it’s not something you fancy, you can say so before the next step!

Step 2 Business Bits
When you’re happy to start, I’ll send you an Acceptance of Commission form (which also acts as a contract) along with an invoice for a non-refundable 50% deposit of the quote, which will need to be paid within 7 days. On receipt of the payment I will begin drawing and designing!

Step 3 Concepts
Send me your Pinterest board, photos and inspiration for your theme, colour swatches...basically as much info as you can so I can sketch ideas for your suite! Also send over all the text you’d like to be included.

Step 4 First Proof
I’ll send you a digital first proof of your invitations. At this point you can give me feedback and any amends you wish to see on the design, which I’ll apply to the second proof. Your quote includes two rounds of amends to the design and further rounds will incur an extra charge which would be added to your final invoice (this will be explained the in contract).

Step 5 Sign Off!
When you’re happy with the final designs, we are good to go to the printers! I’ll need the rest of the payment before I send to print to cover the material costs and postage.

How long will the project take?
It’ll depend on the brief and where I’m shipping to. I aim for 2 weeks design time and allow 2 weeks for the printers to do their thing, so bear 4-5 weeks in mind from the first payment. I will let you know an estimate of the project time when I send you the quote.

Can I change the colours on the template range?
As my illustrations are hand-painted, they can’t be changed. However, I can work with the type and fonts if you want to make it a bit more ‘you!’

What if I need to cancel?
If you need to cancel the project, I can do so if we haven’t already gone to print. Also the 50% deposit is non-refundable as that covers my time (details will be in the contract).

Can you keep this private?
Of course! I won’t share any imagery or information online before your big day. I would love your consent to add them to my portfolio and share them online afterwards, but do let me know if you’d like to keep it private.

Do you only do bespoke stationery?
At the moment yes, but I’m currently working on a range of templated invitations which will be customisable with a quicker turnaround.

I would rather print them locally to save on shipping. Is that ok?
Absolutely! Cutting out the middle man is great - the process would be exactly the same minus the costs of production and shipping. I’d supply you with all the print-ready PDFs you need. Let me know in the form if that’s what you fancy.

Do you supply envelopes?
Absolutely! I can include plain envelopes in a variety of colours and sizes. 

What paper options can you do?
My favourite stocks are uncoated and gesso which are my go-to’s for stationery design. They’re bright white and you can write on top of them for the guests names. If there’s a certain paper stock you fancy, we can discuss that!

Can you personalise each invitation with guests names?
At an extra cost, I can supply the printers with the names you’d like. You’d send over an excel sheet with all the names (just make sure to double check spelling!). Highlight this in the form if you want to add this to the service.

How much is shipping?
It will depend on the amount of stock and whether you live outside of the UK. I use the Royal Mail Signed For and Tracked service to ensure your stationery gets to you as safely as possible. Let me know the shipping destination in your form and I’ll calculate it as part of the quote.

Do you make decorations, props etc?
I don’t I’m afraid - despite being a designer, I’m not very crafty! I can offer on the day stationery like table numbers and place names. Check out Etsy for some amazing handmade decorations from my fellow indie businesses!

If you have any more questions, pop an email over to: hello@amyharwood.com