How is your company different than
other invitation companies?
There are numerous stores and websites who promise they will give you a "custom" invitation. Usually their version of custom means that they'll print your name, date and location on a card that's already been designed and sold to other clients. I don't feel that is what "custom" should mean.
My invitations are completely unique to my clients and their ideas. My samples are built after the initial design consultation with my client. This ensures that each invitation is truly custom because it has been built based upon the details provided (colors, themes, etc.) and our consultations. I work closely with each client and take the time to get to know their personality to make sure that their ideas are incorporated in the end result. When my clients hire Take Note! Creations, they're hiring their own private designer devoted to delivering a beautiful custom piece of art.
What if I don't have any ideas or visions for my invitations?
Not a problem! By creating a couple of virtual sample invitations, my clients are able to see what they like and don't like. From there we can work collectively to create a unique invitation design that will be sure to impress!
What is the ordering process?
Once you contact me we can set up a time for your initial design consultation. Usually this is done in person, but for out of state orders can be done via email This consultation usually takes between 60 and 90 minutes. We will discuss all the fun details including the colors of your event, overall feel or theme and the materials you'd like to incorporate on your invitations. In-Person design consultations are $35 and are by appointment only. The consultation fee will be applied to your deposit should you choose to hire Take Note! Creations.
After your initial design consultation, I will provide you with a detailed proposal so you can see exactly how much your custom, hand-crafted invitations will cost. This will give you the option to choose an invitation style that fits within your budget.
The next step is for me to take your ideas and details and create one or two custom virtual invitation samples. This process usually takes approximately 2-3 days but can take up one week, depending on the complexity of your wishes. When I have completed the sample, another consultation will be set up so we can review the design or I can email the virtual sample to you. At that time we can make any changes you feel necessary. A detailed proposal of each sample will also be provided so you can see which style invitation fits your style and budget.
After the custom invitation design is approved, and I receive the deposit, I can start creating your beautiful pieces of art. I ask my clients for 3-4 weeks for completion of their custom invitations. Because each invitation is hand crafted, I use the time to ensure that all of your custom invitations are perfect. I do accept rush orders, however, additional charges may apply.
What if I do not live in San Diego?
If you do not live in the San Diego area, but are still interested in my services, we can have our initial design consultation via email. I can either send copy of the sample invitation designs I create for your event to you for a non-refundable fee of $25 + shipping or I can email a virtual sample to you at no charge. Contact Lindsay for more details.