Custom INVITATION DESIGN CONTRACT
GET STARTED IN 3 STEPS: After an initial consultation, in-person, over the phone or email, you’ll receive an estimate with a couple of options to chose from. When you are ready to begin creating the designs for your big day, follow these 3 steps:
1) Submit the 50% non-refundable deposit in person by cash or money order, or online through an emailed invoice.
2) Submit the wording form, designs elements you are working with, and any inspiration you are considering.
3) Submit your approval to work with Gingerly Design Co. by reading and filling out the form below.
Once this form is filled out, an initial invoice will be sent to your email and once the invoice has been paid you will receive the wording form that includes sections for you to share inspiration and links you are looking at for your design. Along with the invoice, I will send out a suggested timeline, including design timeline, mail dates, and printing time.
Your deposit is non-refundable and pays for custom design, time, and project materials.
You’ve signed this document, paid your invoice, and we are ready to begin. Now what?
Once you’ve filled out the wording form, along with your inspiration, I will create a mood board for your invitations, with design elements, color palettes, and other invitation elements to consider for your suite. Along with the mood board, you will also receive a rough proof some designs for your suite.
As we continue with your proofs, I ask that you keep a prompt to your email, and respect the time that it takes to get each proof ready. Please allow 48 to 72 hours for each set of proofs, if there is a delay, I will let you know as soon as possible. All proofs are designed true to size, with colors matched to the colors they will be printed (please remember that a screen and an actual print are two different colors). If there is a color you are absolutely imperative on matching, please be provide me with a fabric swatch, paper color, or an example color that you are looking at. I highly suggest that you allow multiple sets of eyes to view each piece, looking for typos, correct times for events, or any other errors. Any typos that are not proofed and become printed are not under the responsibility of Gingerly Design Co.
It’s Perfect. You’re in love, and there are no edits left to make,
Once all of the design elements are perfect, just say so! Before making the file ready to send to the printer, I will do one last check for error, and encourage you to do it twice more. In order for your invitations to go to print, you will be required to sign off on the final proof, confirming that there are no further errors and you are completely happy with my work, and we are cleared to send everything to print. Print processing takes 7-1o business days. Everything can be expedited, but please allow for at least 4 weeks from start to finish to get your printing completed. If there is any assembly required with your job, please keep in mind that that will add about 3-5 business days.
*After final approval you will be charged $100. If the design has already gone to print, please keep in mind any plate fees will be added to your invoice and can vary in pricing. Please keep in mind that these changes will delay processing time.
*Once your order has been sent to the printer, I will send you an invoice to pay the remaining balance of your invoice. Before your final order is ready to be delivered/shipped I will inform you 24 to 48 hours before hand to let you know happy mail is on its way! Your order will not be delievered or shipped without final invoice paid in full.
THE FINE PRINT
I am a designer and first and foremost, a human being. Weddings are stressful, But please don’t bully me, I am much nicer to work with when you show me the respect I will give you.
The internet is not perfect, if I have not followed up, on any information, please reach out, I receive hundreds of emails a day, and in order to ensure I don’t miss your message, just give me a shout!
Printing is a handmade process, whether it is letterpress, foil printing, or digital printing, it is an art to be respected. From job to job, impression, color, and print can vary. In signing this contract, you are agreeing to the art and beauty behind this handmade process.
Estimates can vary from job to job, they are key to the success of every job, and can vary throughout the process of printing. If there are changes or additions or anything is out of budget, I am happy to work with you on being able to afford what you are hoping for, but with every change, the estimate is also subject to change.
Shipping is through UPS and varies from job to job, if you are looking to expedite shipping, please keep in mind, that this must be asked when approving the final proof, and will be included on your final invoice.
Payment is required when you approve your final proof. If payment is not received, the final proof will not be sent to print and will delay the estimated completion date.
CANCELLATION BY GINGERLY DESIGN CO: Gingerly Design Co, is not responsible for unforeseen circumstances, work-stoppages, "acts of God", which may make it impossible for me to complete your job in a reasonable amount of time. If there is an issue and I am unable to complete the job in a timely manor, I will refund you the deposit in its entirety. It is my intention to forsee every job to completion, but if there is a substantial reason that I choose not to move forward with any part of your project, a refund will be issued.
CLIENT CANCELLATION FOR ANY REASON: If for any reason, you choose to cancel your ordering, you are agreeing to forfeit your deposit. Any requests for cancellation will not be accepted after the final contract has been signed and the job has been sent to print. Any further ability to change artwork, quantity or cancelation of pieces are forfeited once the final proof has been signed.