Custom watercolor save the dates, invitation suites, maps, itinerary cards, welcome signs, escort cards, place cards, table numbers, ceremony programs, menus, and other day-of signage. Please see the gallery Instagram feed for examples.
For a custom quote please email email@example.com, as prices will vary depending on many factors, including quantity, sizes, paper weight, amount of original artwork required and extras like use of letterpress, metallic foil, extra enclosures, envelope liners, belly bands, ribbon, curated stamps, etc. You can also download the pricing guide to calculate your own quote.
What can be included in an invitation suite? Generally, a suite includes a 5" x 7" invitation with a matching printed envelope, a 4.875" x 3.5" RSVP card with a matching printed envelope, and a 4.25" x 5.5" details/itinerary card. Possible additions are envelope liners, ribbon, vellum overlay, wax seals, letterpress, metallic foil, deckled edges, extra enclosures, belly bands, curated stamps, and more. We can discuss all the options!
What kind of paper do you use? There are many different options to choose from, but initially you will choose between #120 card stock and 28 pt double thick card stock. Standard for day-of signage is white regular #120 card stock. If you have something else in mind, there are other options available.
When should I place my order for custom wedding invitation suites? The sooner the better to reserve your spot, as it depends on availability! After a consultation, you will receive a specific time slot for the design process, receiving and approving digital proofs, and printing and delivery time. The whole process generally takes about 8 weeks, but depends on the amount of original art required and your response time.
How do I submit a custom order? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the process and timing?
1. Once you decide to book, you'll receive a proposal/contract to sign, make a 25% deposit, and an agreed upon time will be reserved for your creative process. You will receive a questionnaire so that I can get an in-depth understanding of what you're looking for in your save the date, invitations, etc., and we'll schedule a design consultation.
2. I send you a look book consisting of a mood board, color palette, and a list of design ideas. From there, I create initial digital proofs, and then rework them based on your feedback. Each package includes unlimited revisions. This usually takes 2-4 weeks, depending on your response time and number of revisions needed.
4. If you require physical proofs, it will be an additional charge and will add about 1-2 weeks to the total timeline, but it is possible. *Please note proofs for letterpress, metallic foil, and belly bands are not available.
5. Once you've approved your design and I've received your final payment, I'll send your order to print! It will take about 2 weeks for you to receive everything, depending on any final touches, such as ribbon-tying or wax seal stamping, that you may have ordered.
Do you take care of assembly and mailing? Assembly services are included; however, I do not offer mailing services.
Do you include postage? Typically, I do not include postage for the invitation envelopes, but I can help curate stamps. I recommend adding stamps to your RSVP envelopes, so your guests can easily drop them in the mail. If you move forward with this, you will be charged for the cost of that postage, and they will be added during assembly.
How can I make a payment? If you're purchasing an item that's available online, you can enter your card information as you normally would or use PayPal. If you're paying for a completely custom item, I will send you an invoice via email and you will have the same payment options.
Is there anything else I should know about pricing and payment? I am required to charge New Jersey sales tax when applicable, which is 6.625%. Also, since all custom designs require hand-painting and are unique, once you've approved your design, all sales are final. Quotes do not include sales tax or shipping costs, which will be added later.
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Hi, I'm Jane! I'm the watercolor artist and designer behind Plainly Worded Studio. I absolutely love helping couples create the wedding stationery of their dreams. The more detailed and personal (think venue and dog portraits and custom crests), the better. My job is to give your wedding a unique, cohesive and branded look. I live in Hoboken, New Jersey, with my boyfriend, Jake, and our two Australian Shepherds, Penny and Millie.
I also love: trying new restaurants in New York and Hoboken, Broadway musicals and concerts, diving into a good book (my first job was at a publisher), road trips and exploring new cities, spending summers in Fire Island, and the occasional weekend hike.
"Jane was the best vendor we worked with throughout our wedding process. We started out wanting to use her for our invites and then we ended up using her for everything - stationery for bridesmaids gifts, menus, seating charts, signage. She is incredibly talented, timely, efficient, and fun to work with. We cannot recommend her enough!" - Anna H.
"I cannot say enough good things about Jane and Plainly Worded Studio!! She is so talented and was incredibly helpful in bringing our vision to life. Jane designed and painted a map for us to use as a Save the Date and invitation envelope liner for our upcoming wedding. Her work is beautiful and reasonably priced, and she was always very quick to respond and happy to make any edits we requested. Jane also printed the Save the Dates and pre-addressed envelopes for us and they arrived already stuffed and ready to mail. If you are looking for a talented and lovely illustrator look no further!" - Allison D.
"I cannot not say enough good things about Jane and the incredible work she does. Jane designed our wedding programs, welcome sign, welcome packets, and a host of other custom paper details throughout the wedding, and everything was absolutely exquisite! We were blown away by the detail and quality of the work - we even kept all of our table numbers because Jane had done such a beautiful job with them! Everything she did added such a wonderful, personal touch to our wedding - people were so moved by her work and are still commenting on how beautiful everything was. We honestly can't imagine our wedding without Jane! Highly recommended!" - Rebecca W.