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Design Process


I always say to my clients, your invitation is the first impression your guests have of your event.  That’s why it is so important to have an invitation that really expresses your vision and style.  The initial consultant can be done either in person or via phone or Skype.  It’s helpful to be prepared with with your color palette, inspirational images, invitation styles you like and fabric swatches.  (Pinterest is great for this!  If you have an event board you can send me a link)  During this time we will discuss your ideas, themes, and personal styles.  We will also look at design options, choose colors, paper, embellishments and printing techniques. Fill out the Pre-Consultation Form to get started

Within 3-5 days after the consultation, I will a prepare a design proposal and estimate for your review based on the number of invitations needed.  If you do not have a definite number it will be based on 100 invitations and subject to change.  If you decide to proceed the contract must be signed and returned with non-refundable 50% deposit.


Now here comes the fun part!  I will create up to three design options for you in digital format (PDF).  To begin I will need the wording you would like to use.  If needed I can supply examples to help you.  Upon receiving the designs, you can combine any elements from any designs presented.  We will then collaborate to create the perfect design just for you.


Once a design is decided on a final proof will be provided for your review.  At this time it is very important that you review all the elements, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation. After the final proof is approved changes can not be made and quantities can not be changed.  Please note that the balance of payment is due before production will begin. Please allow up to 2 weeks for production and shipping.  Additional time may be needed if TPS doing the assembly.

Additional Items

Now that the invitations are completed, you may want to consider adding complementary items such as programs, menus, table numbers, place cards/escort cards and etc.  These will help create a cohesive look for your event and express your style throughout.


The Paper Shamrock is located in Williamstown, NJ.  If you are local I’d love to sit down with you and go over your needs. If you are a farther away we can still work together over the phone or via Skype. Use our scheduler to pick a time that works for you and let’s get started!

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Existing designs also available here.