Chic Ink Process
The first step in our process is to contact us. You can fill out our online form, send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give us a call (425-392-3943). After you submit our contact form, we will send over a questionnaire to gather more details about your event. Chic Ink has a minimum order of $850 for wedding ensembles. (Contact us for other event minimums)
After our initial contact, it’s best to set up a time to have an in person consultation where you can look, feel, and touch all of our lovely samples. If meeting locally is not feasible, we can meet via Skype or phone. If you prefer this route, we are happy to create a custom sample box with fabrics, papers, ribbons, and font options to send to you for a small fee.
Once you have chosen your colors, fabrics, printing style, and other items like ribbons and rhinestone buckles, we will create a custom price quote for you. Price quotes are usually valid for up to 72 hours, as our design calendar can fill up quickly.
- Quote Acceptance and Contract
If you approve your price quote, your dates are reserved in our design calendar with a 30% design retainer and deposit. An online contract is also prepared to share with you timelines and requirements for creating your dream invitations.
- Design, Production, and Assembly
Now comes the fun part! With your design retainer, you will receive up to 3 rounds of digital proofs that will be hosted on a password protected page on our website. We will make the invites perfect before they are sent to production. Once you approve proofs, the remaining balance of your order is due. Design and proofing can take up to 3 weeks, production can take up to 3 weeks, and assembly can add up to 2 weeks. But, don’t worry, we will make sure that you are kept on time when we set up your contract.
Once your order is assembled and packaged, we will arrange local pick up or mail your items via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. You can also use our services of stamp purchases, envelope stuffing, and guest addressing and mailing out.
- Day of Items
Don’t just stop at your invitations at Chic Ink. We love to create an entire ensemble that you will be proud to show off. We will check in with you around 10 weeks before your wedding to talk about any items you may need for your big day like menus, place cards, seating charts, table numbers, favors, programs, and more.
- Returning Clients
There is nothing more exciting that calling our clients “friends for life”. Chic Ink is proud to offer special discounts on eligible orders for wedding announcements, holiday cards, moving cards, birthday invitations, baby announcements and more. You can read about our Chic Ink Bliss program right here.