From concept to completion, Whimsíque offers Stress-Free Luxury. Below are the basic steps in Whimsíque’s client-first process. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For local clients, we recommend a complimentary in-person consultation (by appointment only) with our Creative Director, Melissa. Consultations typically take 1-2 hours. During the consultation, she will get to know you and your fiancé a little better. Knowing you and your ideas for your wedding will help Melissa gauge your style and what you are looking for. You will have a chance to look at our books of invitation samples as well as paper swatches with the goal of narrowing down the papers and colors you like. Melissa will guide you through the process of figuring out the type of invite you are looking for. For out-of-town clients, consultations are conducted via Skype or FaceTime (or even just a good old fashioned phone call). Some of our best and happiest clients have come from places like Orange County (CA), Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Texas, Maryland, Connecticut, Canada, Australia and beyond.
*To maintain the personalized attention and luxe exclusivity that sets Whimsíque apart from the rest, please note that we limit the number of clients we take on. Therefore, please do not delay in scheduling your consultation.
Shortly after the consultation, we will send you a detailed quote. If you need to see other options, we are more than happy to provide revised quotes until we find something that you are happy with. Our custom invitation suites start at $1,000. This minimum must be met on the invitations (before tax) and do not include costs for Save-the-Dates, Stationery, etc.
Once the quote is squared away and you have decided to go with Whimsíque, we will send you a short contract and an invoice for a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total estimated cost. The non-refundable deposit allows us to begin designing and ordering materials. The deposit is based on the estimated number of invitations agreed to on the quote and is applied to your final payment. Once we receive the deposit and the signed contract, Melissa will start on your design.
After receipt of the deposit and signed contract, we will begin designing. Once the initial draft of your invitation design is complete, we will send you a digital version of the draft. Unlike many invitation companies, we do not limit the amount of design revisions. Our goal is for you to LOVE your invitations- not to feel pressured. Once you have approved the digital design, we will send you an artwork approval form. The artwork approval form must be signed in order to begin production. If time allows and you would like to see a sample before production begins or signing the artwork approval form, we will provide you with one complimentary sample. (Note: Additional samples and consultations are available for a nominal fee)
Once the invitation design is approved, you will need to provide us with your final invitation count. Upon receipt of the final count, we will send you your final invoice. Production begins once we have received the signed artwork approval form and your final payment. Production takes anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks (depending on the type of printing and materials). We will set dates during the consultation (Step 1) so we can ensure your invites are provided to you in a timely fashion. If you need anything “rushed” – which is anything completed in 21 days or less – a rush fee of 20% of your total order is charged to compensate for the added cost of rush shipping, printing, etc.
Once production is complete, your invitations will be delivered (or mailed) to you, and then the compliments begin!