iampoppy Designs creates exclusive pieces that will forever be a keepsake of your special day. We capture your personality and voice in our hand painted illustrations, which are then teamed with hand lettering, calligraphy and/or beautiful fonts. We focus on the emotion behind your wedding, the aesthetics and the language you want to speak. We want your stationery to be everything you’ve imagined and more.
If this is the avenue for you, you can read all about the process we would go through to design your perfect stationery package and then contact us on the form below.
1. Consider wedding styling options
You’ve probably been collecting a heap of inspirational images on Pinterest, which is awesome! Together with these, your wedding theme, bouquet and venue will all play a crucial part in creating a great stationery design. A well designed wedding stationery suite introduces your guests to the style, tone and atmosphere of your wedding day.
2. Get in Contact
We’d love to hear from you and help you create something perfect. Contact us to arrange a chat, you can even pop into the studio down here in Burleigh Heads, which is a great chance to have a look at other designs and get a feel for the papers.
Once we have established your requirements and the overall look you wish to achieve for your design, a custom quote will be emailed to you. This can be subject to change over the design process, depending on your requirement and adjustments.
If you are happy with the quote and are happy to proceed with your order, a $200 or 50% deposit is payable.
3. Designing your stationery
We then put brush to paper and start to create your wedding invitations. This process usually takes up to 7 working days, as painting is a labour of love! Once we have an initial design ready, options will be emailed to you for feedback. This process continues until the design is complete, and we then send you the print ready proofs for confirmation. PLEASE CHECK ALL SPELLING, GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION! Although we strive to not make any mistakes, we are still human, (and a creative!) so can miss things. You will be required to sign a confirmation of proofing form before anything goes to print. Any changes after confirmation will incur a reprint fee.
4. Printing & Production
Once approved for production, your final balance is due. Your stationery is then lovingly made to order. We do not print all our items in house, and many designs are sent away, therefore we ask that you allow 14 days from confirmation before your designs will be ready.
Once your stationery is printed, we check all pieces and assemble the invites (Free of charge!) ready for mailing. We use couriers and Australia Post standard. We will contact you once they are ready for pick up or shipping. If you need anything sent urgently, let us know and we can arrange express. (fee’s charged)
*We do offer a seal and send service, so just let us know when we chat.
How much is wedding stationery?
There is no one answer suits all. It all depends on the design, the amount of guests and the items you are ordering. We can say that our average bride, with a full suite, would spend upwards of $1000. For the entire wedding, budgeting around $3000 for your stationery is a good place to start.
What if I have to postpone my wedding after starting the designs?
Don’t stress! This happens, and we don’t want to make anything harder than it needs to be. We are therefore totally happy to pop your job on hold and start up again once you are ready. We always take a deposit to confirm your booking, and this covers us for these times too. 🙂
Can I have an already existing design?
Sure! We know that not everyone wants a fully custom design, or has the budget. We offer designs ready to go, or even ones which can be reworked a little to resonate more with you. Our wedding shop has designs which are available to use.
Can I buy the design without printing?
Again, we understand that everyone’s budgets vary and also their styles. If you want the custom design, but would rather print at home, we can certainly help you with that. We have a range of PDF packages which will suit, and options to purchase supplies too!
What if I’m not sure on my style yet?
That’s ok. After all, we are designers, so are happy to have a wider area to create in! We will have a chat, get to know more about you and your partner and from there we will be able to help you find your way into a style which works for you both.
How far in advance should we order?
As early as possible. If you are wanting to send out Save the Dates, then 9-12 months before the wedding is ideal. Invites around 10-12 weeks before. For the design process, I would allow 4 weeks, to give us all enough time for reviews, changes and printing. As we only take on 4 clients a month, we advise that you book as soon as you know we are the right fit for you.
Any more questions, shoot us an email and we’d be happy to chat.
Request a quote
As a guideline to costs, my base custom design fee starts from $300.
Printing is in addition to this with invitations starting from $4.97 for digitally printed items and $12.97 for foil/letterpress printed items.