our process

 

 

 

GETTING STARTED

Working with the ladies of Fete Collection ensures that you have a trusted stationer at your disposal to keep the paper piece of your event on track, within budget, and beautiful (after all invitation shopping should be fun!).  If our schedule allows, we are happy to take on projects at any stage of their timeline, but we most enjoy starting the process at the beginning with couples when they are ready to send out save the dates.  This allows us to be involved right from the start and help create wedding paperie that perfectly sets the tone for the entire day. We are happy to work with clients over the phone, via email and through Skype, but we recommend coming in to our studio whenever possible so that we can walk you through our entire process and you can touch, feel and see examples of everything we have to offer!

CONSULTATION

Each project begins with a complimentary consultation in person, via phone, or email.  Prior to the appointment, we’ll ask you some questions via email to learn more about you and your celebration.  During our consultation, we will review our timeline, papers and print methods with you and learn more about your style, preferences and budget.  If meeting in person, you will have the opportunity to touch and feel all of these options.  If chatting over the phone or via email, we are happy to send you a sample pack prior to the meeting.

PRICING

Either during the initial consultation or via email after the appointment, we will put together pricing details for you.  Our pricing is based on card size, quantity, print method, number of colors used, and paper stock.  The pricing will be broken out into line item detail so you can determine exactly what works for your vision and budget.  Our design and proof process begins with payment of a 50% deposit and acceptance of our terms and conditions.  Payment can be made in person using cash, check or credit card, via online invoice, or Venmo.

PROOFING

You will receive your first round of full color, electronic proofs 3-4 business days from when the order was placed (6-7 business days if the order includes custom calligraphy).  From here, we can discuss any changes you would like to make to any aspect of your project and revisions usually take 1-2 business days   Two additional rounds of proofs are included in the original price, extra proofs after that are $40 per round.  Full timing of the proofing process will be up to you and how quickly you respond to any updates we make to your order.

APPROVAL & PRODUCTION

Once you are 100% happy with your full design, you will submit your final approval and we will send you an invoice for the balance of the project.  At this point, we also require your guest addressing list if you’ve included it in your order.  Printing takes approximately 2-3 weeks, depending on print method.  We will provide you with specific dates around when your order will be complete at the time of approval.  Rush services are available and typically are an additional 20-25% of the final order.

DELIVERY

Shipping takes 2-5 business days depending on location and costs $25 for standard shipping.  Rush services are available.  Orders are delivered to us for in person pick up or can be sent directly to you via UPS or FedEx if you prefer.

FINISHING TOUCHES

If you order includes hand calligraphy, we will work with you to coordinate the timing and details of that process.  We can also work with you to create custom postage stamps or even source vintage postage stamps for your envelopes. Additionally we offer full invitation suite assembly and mailing services. Pricing is dependent on quantity and number of pieces an order includes.