design process

There’s a pretty likely chance you’ve never had wedding stationery or signage created before, so you’re probably wondering “How does the proces work?” We’ve compiled this guide that we hope will help you in making your decisions.

your timeline

1. Approve your pricing proposal.

2. Approve your invoice and pay a 50% deposit.

3. Sign your contract.

4. Once the deposit has been paid you will be sent documentation to fill in e.g. guests’ names, wedding details.

5. An initial digital design mockup will be sent to you at a date agreed upon to start.

6. Advise of any changes / feedback, or approve design.

7. Sign off your final design mockup and specifications ready for print.

8. Pay the remaining 50% of your invoice.

9. Once paid, the artwork will be sent to print. View timelines above.

10. Blossie HQ receives stationery / signage and assembles if required.

11. We post items to you, or you can collect items from Blossie HQ. *Unless a different arrangement has been agreed upon.

design timeline

Semi-custom - 2-3 weeks

Custom - 3-4 weeks

*Please note you generally can not inquire and then start this process. You must be booked in to start at a specific date.

print timeline

Digital - 2 weeks

Foil - 3 weeks

Letterpress - 3 weeks

Acrylic - 4 weeks

+ Postage - 1 week

When to Start


Send out your Save the Date

Sending a save the date a year in advance to your guests is recommended to give your guests enough notice to make their plans. It is particularly important to get save the dates if your wedding has guests coming from overseas, if it’s a destination wedding, or is in during the holiday season.

This means you should order your save the dates 15 months prior to your wedding date.


Book your Stationer for Day-of Items & Invites

Love a particular stationer? Book them in now! We often get inquiries that are far too close to a wedding date which doesn’t give us enough time to complete the order and so we can’t take it on (this makes us so sad!)

At this stage, you should be organising your guest list so you know your invitation numbers, you know how many you require.


Send out your Invitations

At this stage you should be getting ready to send out our invitations. “4 months before?! Isn’t that a bit early?” I often get asked. When sending out your invitations you also need to account for postage time, the time it takes for you guests to make their plans to come and to ultimately rsvp (usually by post! So more postage time!)

Your rsvp date should be 6 weeks prior to your wedding. This gives you enough time to chase up any stragglers (haha, trust me it’s very common to have to do!) It also gives your wedding vendors enough time to make the arrangements they need to based on your guest list.


Day-of Stationery / Signage

If you haven’t, this is when you should book in your day of wedding stationery and signage such as: welcome sign, seating chart, name places and menus.

These items to then arrive to you at least one week prior to your wedding. We aim for 2 weeks prior to your wedding, but if it’s a rush order, or postage is slower than usual, you’ll usually have them about a week before your wedding.