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© 2020 BY LITTLE DOVE STATIONERY

The Process

Wedding planning can be stressful, but my philosophy is that wedding invitations should be the easy part. I've been doing wedding invitations since 2016, and I've fine-tuned my process down to a science, one that will leave you feeling loved and supported the whole way.

 

After all, it's your wedding day and you deserve a little extra.

SELECT

Choose a design you love. Submit an inquiry and receive my pricing form within 24 hours.

DESIGN

A designer will work with you on your selections to personalize the colours, wording and details.

PROOF

You'll receive a digital proof.

You have three rounds of edits so we can get things perfect.

SEND

Your invitations will be printed and sent to you as soon as they're ready!

Photo by Charmaine Mallari Photography

PHASE ONE: SELECT

 

The first step is to select and pay for your wedding stationery. You can submit an inquiry through my online form and I'll send you my pricing information within 24 hours. 

 

I'll need a signed contract and a 50% deposit before I get started on your project (the remaining 50% is due before I send your items to you). 

 

PHASE TWO: DESIGN

 

I'll send you a link to your online portal where you can fill out the information I'll need to get started on your wedding invitations. There, you'll fill out your wording (check out my blog posts for more information on wedding invitation wording or wedding RSVP wording). You'll also select any items that I need to order, like your envelope colours, wax seal design, ribbon, or vellum.

If you have requested envelope addressing, at this point I'll require your list of recipients as well. Addresses must be provided in Word or Pages format following my guidelines. Envelope addressing is often a crucial bottleneck, so the sooner you can get me this list the faster you'll receive your invitations.

 

Once I receive your filled out documents, I'll order your supplies and begin designing your invitation suite.

PHASE THREE: PROOF

When your design is available, you'll receive an email with a link to view the digital proof. You'll either approve of them entirely, or send me back corrections. I'll give you three to five days to do this (it's ok if you take longer, but your printing schedule might be affected if you do). You have three rounds of proofing to request any changes.

​Once all digital drafts are approved, bam... everything goes to print!

 

PHASE FOUR: SENDING

Once the finished product is available, including every invitation, RSVP card, save the date, envelope, menu, program, and whatever else you might have ordered, I'll double check everything: each item for scuffs from printing, each envelope for the correct address, all numbers to ensure every item is accounted for. 

Then I will package them up nice and secure and send them to your address, where you'll assemble and send them.

PAPER + ENVELOPES

I use 120# cotton paper, which is soft and medium thick.

ENVELOPE COLOURS

 SHIPPING POLICY

Our product ships internationally. Shipping is calculated at checkout and is based on weight and destination. 

  • Shipping prices do not include local duties and fees to destinations outside of Canada. If you're outside of Canada, I encourage you to consult your local post office authority. 

Canada Post usually quotes me 2-4 business days for mailing within Canada, depending on where you're located. I always require a signature upon delivery, so if you're not home it will be delivered to the nearest Canada Post pickup location.

While we take take great care to package your product attentively, Little Dove is not responsible for the product once in the hands of the postal service.

 RETURN POLICY

  • Due to the custom nature of our products, Little Dove is not able to offer refunds under any circumstances.

  • Errors: It is the customer's responsibility to thoroughly review all digital proofs. Errors arising on products created from proofs that were approved of by the customer will not be refunded under any circumstance. I would be happy to reprint the product(s) at the customer's expense and I'll do my best to find you a good price for that.

 OTHER POLICIES

  • REPRINTS: The minimum reprint quantity is 10. The customer will be responsible for all shipping costs incurred from reprints. I highly recommend ordering 10-20% extra items in your initial purchase to avoid such fees. 

  • VARIANCE: Due to the handcrafted nature of Little Dove's wedding invitations and other stationery products, items may vary slightly from piece to piece.

  • SCREEN RESOLUTION: Computer screens vary in resolution. For this reason, our products may appear differently in real life than they do in photos and digital proofs on your device.