Design Process

My process is all about a great customer experience. So whether you choose the custom route or go for a Studio Collection suite, I will take very good care of you! The only thing that will differ in the process is a shorter timeline if you're choosing from my customisable designs.

If you like the sound of what you're about to read and think Smitten with Ink is the right fit for you, please fill out the Stationery Questionnaire and let's get started! If you would like to know more before reaching out, my Design & Pricing Guide is full of details about the process. And if you still have questions, please do contact me and I'll happily answer.

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Let's connect!

By filling in the Stationery Questionnaire you can tell me all about your upcoming event.

The Design & Pricing Guide is for you to get a better understanding of my process, design packages and pricing. Have also a look at the Customisation Guide to get a familiar with paper and printing options and all the finishes that will make your suite unique.

Phone consultation

After your initial inquiry and review of my Design & Pricing Guide, we will schedule a phone call to discuss the package/details you wish to go for. This consultation is your opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to get really specific about what you are after.

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Design proposal & estimate

With a better understanding of your vision and your style, I will send you a design proposal as well as an estimate and a contract. On signing the contract, a deposit of 50% of your estimated design cost is due.

Design timeline

It is time for you to sit back and relax, you’re in good hands!

You will have access to your custom timeline so you will know exactly what to expect and when.

The process includes:

  • First proof

  • First round of revisions

  • Second proof

  • Second round of revisions

  • Final proof

The consultation phase is so thorough that two rounds of revisions have proved to be enough.

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Production & assembly

Once you have approved and signed off the final proof, it is time to send off your designs to print and it is so exciting to see it all come to life. The final payment (including shipping costs) is due at that time.

If you have opted for in-house assembly, I then take care of assembling your invitation suite (stuffing, stamping, sealing & sending out your suites).

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Happy mail!

Today you get to open your own bespoke wedding invitation.

Your timing is key!

Booking custom invitations


A minimum of 3 months* before send out i.e. 5 months before your wedding day.

Design Process

Digital proof with 2 rounds of revision

Design sent to print

5-7 business days


2 weeks for calligraphy envelope addressing

Receive your order!!

Don't forget invitations need to be sent 8-10 weeks before your wedding day.

*Best is to get in touch as soon as you have your big day date so you can secure your spot in my diary and be booked in!