OUR INVITATION PROCESS
DESIGNER COLLECTION – Allow 6-8 weeks for the complete design service (artwork, proofing and printing).
BOUTIQUE COLLECTION – Allow 6-8 weeks for the complete design service (artwork, proofing and printing).
CLIENT LIASON (if required)
You may have an idea of how you want your invitations to look, or we can create original stationery based on the theme of your occasion. Things we look at to help co-ordinate the stationery in with the overall style of the event is theme (vintage, classic, coastal) colours, flowers, dress fabrics, code (formal, casual, black tie) event the venue can play a part in how the invitation will look.
Based on the discussion regarding your invitation we email you a quote within 2 days, giving you a detailed description of your invitation and any on the day stationery requirements. We love to show you what you will get before you procced to the next stage, so we offer an onscreen design concept (great for boutique invitations) and or a printed sample. Quotes are valid for 30 days only.
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Due suppliers increasing their prices, I advise you to pay a 50% deposit to ensure you keep the price quoted.
It is recommended a printed sample is purchased with all Boutique Invitations so you are completely happy with the final result before full production is booked in. Your invitation sample will be produced within 1-2 weeks*.
*Variations in times may depend on material availability.
ARTWORK & PROOFS
Once we have received processed your payment and received your invitation information (a form & guest list will be emailed to your convenience), we email you a PDF containing a computer-generated mock-up* of your invitation within 2 days.
You are allocated up to 2 text alterations to this proof before charges ($5/proof) are incurred. Once the final proof has been signed off no further alterations can be made.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you proofread your invitation set. Check names, date, time, venue, general wording). It’s always a good idea to have someone else check it with you. An ‘Artwork Approval Form’ will also be sent to you to fill out & return. This form can be opened in Acrobat & tick each section once you have checked your artwork. We will only accept approval confirmation via email, not by phone or by text message and your ‘Artwork Approval Form’ must be filled out correctly.
SAJARO holds NO responsibility for errors once artwork has been sent to print. It is your responsibility to check ALL your artwork.
*Please be aware that colours will appear slightly differently on screen than they will when printed.
PRODUCTION & TIMING
This process takes 2-6 weeks depending on the invitation style, quantity & production. The utmost care is taken to achieve professional results. Why does it take this time you ask? Well, there are a lot of factors involved:
- The ordering of stock – if you have ordered a sample, chances are I have the correct amount of stock to finalise your order, however, if additional numbers of invitations increase OR a change in design means different stock, then more time may be required.
- Printing – this can be a timely process & whilst all my clients are important to me, I have to also adhere to the printing company production schedules.
Your invitations can be pick up from the home studio (in Kotara), delivered to you or delivered straight to your guests. Delivery charges will apply. All deliveries are via Australia Post unless otherwise organised.