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The Custom Process

Our Process
1. You love what you see - but how much will this cost?
The first question most brides and their families ask is price. Everything we do is custom, and without knowing a lot of details, it can be hard to put together an accurate quote. Below is a sample range of costs for our invitation suites:

Sample pricing for letterpress invitations
Quantity of 150
Starting around $3,000 and ranging to $15,000+ (as with anything you can make it as expensive as you want to!) Most of our brides spend between $4,000 and $7,000
This includes the design and production of your invitation suite, which consists of the invitation card, reply card and envelope, mailing envelope, postage and hand addressing. Any additional cards, printing processes, or details will add cost.

If you are comfortable with our price range (or if you have a specific budget, please let us know!) we can move forward with setting up a meeting to discuss your vision, show you examples of paper and other invitations we have done, and hear about the plans for your big day. We want to hear all the details so that we can create an invitation that is perfect for YOUR day!

2. Proposal
After we meet we'll put together costs based on the design options we discussed in the meeting. We normally give a couple of pricing options based on paper weight, different printing processes etc. We will send an email with detailed pricing and option descriptions for you to review and give feedback. We require a non-refundable 50% deposit in order to get started on our design work.

3. Design Phase
Your designer will get started on creating the perfect custom invitation for your event. We will discuss and schedule your mail date and back up the design and printing process from there. You will receive an email with 3 options for your invitation, please review and let us know any revisions or feedback. We want your invitation to be perfect, so we don't limit the number of revisions. While we aren't able to offer hard copy printed proofs of these designs, we can provide samples of other invitations that have similar papers, processes, colors, etc. Once we have landed on a design you love, all parties will carefully proofread the invitation. You will then send your written approval to move forward with the printing process. Once we receive approval and begin production any revisions needed including those to correct typos or wrong information will incur additional cost. So proof carefully!

4. Production
Once we receive your written approval of all the invitations pieces we move on to ordering paper, envelopes, ribbons - all the pretty things! Each suite takes a different amount of time to produce, and we love to have at least 4 weeks of production time. In many cases we can work much faster if needed, and this can all be discussed in your initial timeline. Final payment is required before delivery or mailing of invitations.

We print each piece by hand and ever so carefully. We love our antique presses and the inherent beautiful inconsistencies that letterpress produces. No two pieces are exactly identical, small variations from one sheet to the next make it unique and make your invitations unique. When placing an order with us we know that you love letterpress too and accept and look forward to these small variations.

We also take care of stamping, stuffing and mailing about 90% of our invitations, which makes it easier for you to sit back and wait by the phone and mailbox to hear from friends and family about how excited they are to celebrate with you!

5. Day of Pretty Paper
Once your invitation is in the mail it's time to focus on your 'day of’ paper goods! There are endless things we are able to create for you, so you can pick and choose as few or as many as you want. Take a look at our Wedding Gallery above where we've included just a few of the possibilities.
 
Here is a list of some of our most popular ‘day of’ items Pick and choose just a few, or we can do it all! Don’t see what you are looking for? Let us know and we will be able to help!
 
Ceremony program
Escort cards or escort chart (to help everyone find their table)
Place cards (only if you are assigning who sits in which seat at the table)
Menus
Mr. and Mrs. chair signs (for the couple)
Cocktail napkins
Wine, coffee, or beverage cups (disposable)
Koozies
Guest towels for the bathroom
Welcome signs
Just married sign for the send-off car
Amenity guide (to put in the bags at hotels for out of town guests, which would tell the schedule for the weekend, things to do, etc.)
Fun labels for goodies in your hotel bags
Tags for wedding favors
Food station signage
Bar signage
Design for dance floor (we do not produce or install)
Design for band facade (we do not produce or install)
Some brides like to come in for a meeting to go over their day of paper needs and some just like to send us a list and we take it from there! We will discuss your vision and toss ideas around via email, phone or at a meeting, then we will put together an estimate for you for each item discussed to make sure everything fits into your budget. We will send an email with detailed pricing and option descriptions for you to review and give feedback before we proceed with production. We require a non-refundable 50% deposit in order to get started on our design work. 
 
Next, we get to work designing all the beautiful details that make your wedding unique and special! Similar to the invitation, we will send you pdf proofs for your day of items. We normally only send one or two options for these items since we have already established the look for your wedding. Once everything is approved, we will begin production. Again, please proof carefully - once we receive approval and begin production, any revisions needed including those to correct typos or wrong information will incur additional cost. 
 
We like to deliver everything to you or your planner early the week of your wedding, at which time final payment is due. This allows for all the pieces to get to where they need to be in plenty of time for you to relax and enjoy your wedding week with family and friends!

6. Ready to get started?
We love to hear that! Just fill out our contact form below with as much information as you can and we’ll get back with you as quickly as possible. Please note that during our busy season it might take a little longer to hear back from us, but don’t worry, you're on our list and we’re SO excited to "meet" you and hear all about your wedding or event!