FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
It is important that we get to know each other during the initial consultation. We are on a first date! We will review all of your wedding details including your color palette, inspiration and the overall style you want to achieve. I like to become familiar with you as a couple so we are all comfortable throughout the process. Following the consultation I will provide a quote. Once confirmed (with a 50% non-refundable deposit), the design process begins.
3-5 design options are typically presented, offering you the opportunity to make edits and request changes. Proofs are sent as digital PDF files and paper, ink and other materials samples available upon request. You’ll be given a shared address template to begin coordinating addresses and if they are being digitally printed you will receive a final PDF proof to approve. If we are working with a calligrapher they will lead the proof process.
Once your design and addresses are approved, your order will take up to 15 business days to ship to you.
I will work to ensure the process runs smoothly step-by-step, providing stress-free guidance from start to finish.
WHAT PRINT METHODS DO YOU USE?
We print all of our work in letterpress, metallic foil OR digital printing.
WHEN SHOULD I ORDER?
I love checking things off my list as much as the next person but ordering too early is not always the best approach. The right timing is key! I’ll work with you to develop a realistic timeline that makes sense and ensures we are on schedule to print.
Save the Dates: I recommend starting as soon as your date is finalized and venue is booked.
Wedding Invitations: We mail out 12 weeks before your wedding. I recommend scheduling the consultation 6 months before your wedding to get the ball rolling. Orders are placed 5 months before your wedding date to guarantee you receive your order in plenty of time to mail to your guests.
Baby Announcements: I recommend starting the design process 6 weeks before your due date. We aim to have all design and addressing complete so we can update birth stats as soon as baby is born for quick print turnaround time.
Stationery: We provide design options in 5 business days and orders ship in 15 business days. Something to keep in mind when you get engaged, are planning a birthday party OR need a gift!
CAN WE MEET IN PERSON?
Of course! I love meeting with clients. Our home office is located in Port Washington, NY and I take appointments in NYC as well.
If you cannot meet in person I do offer phone, FaceTime and email consultations. I am more than happy to mail samples after we chat (Sample fees may apply).
DO YOU PROVIDE MAILING SERVICES?
Absolutely! I like to make things as easy as possible. If you do not want to mail your invitations I can provide the following services:
Weigh invitation suite at USPS
Source & purchase proper postage
Hand cancel each invitation suite
Mail at USPS
A FLAT FEE OF $500 WILL BE APPLIED TO YOUR FINAL INVOICE FOR MAILING SERVICES
DO YOU PROVIDE CALLIGRAPHY SERVICES?
Yes. I work closely with a talented network of calligraphers who offer a wide variety of styles to choose from. I pair clients with the right calligrapher to match their personal needs and event esthetic. Whether addressing an envelope or designing day-of paper items, calligraphy is an option that will elevate your event.
DO YOU PROVIDE ENVELOPE ADDRESSING?
Yes. Whether we digitally print your addresses or work with a calligrapher, organization is key. I provide an address template to complete so we all have access to edit as needed in order to maintain our timeline and meet deadlines.
I HAVE A DESIGN, CAN YOU PRINT?
We do not print artwork provided by the client or other designers. However, if you have something you would like to use we are more than happy to review to see how we can incorporate your ideas into the new work being created. All printing is straight from the studio of Marissa Allie Designs OR our trusted vendors.
DO YOU OFFER RUSH SERVICES
Yes. Let’s review your timeline. Based on time of season I can send you rush service pricing options.