HUNGRY HEART, INK NOW OFFERS PRE-MADE, SEMI-CUSOMIZABLE INVITATIONS. VISIT OUR SEMI-SUITE SHOPPE TO GET STARTED.
What do we do?
Working one-on-one with clients, Tara ensures that every invitation is a different experience and something you, your family and friends will cherish forever. We work with curated, existing online resources to bring you a uniquely designed invitation at a competitive price. Hungry Heart, Ink also provides many services in the special event’s realm, and outside the realm of weddings.
We offer a custom design experience. No matter what, you will have an invitation layout and final design that no one else can order from us. However, rather than creating your artwork (florals, patterns, decor) from scratch, these assets are specially curated from all over the design community—that is our secret for keeping our prices so affordable for custom work. What does that mean? All that means is we did not hand-draw those flowers you see on your invitation, but we searched high and low for the perfect fit for your custom job.
We specialize in: invitation suites; envelope recipient addressing; wooden stamps; escort/seating cards and/or signs; program signs/prints; save-the-dates; table numbers, menus; thank you cards; hashtag and drink signs; brochures; vinyl decals and a number of other paper goods.
Below is a list of extras that can be added to your invitation package for an additional cost. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about any of these extras. We’ll need to know the quantity and the complexity of the design to give you an estimate.
Belly-bands, gate cards, invitation backing, vellum, wax seals, paper seal, tags with string, custom drawn crest, ribbon or twine, envelope liners, envelope recipient addressing, return address labels, return address stamps (or any wooden handle stamp).
Menus (our default size is 4” x 9”, if you had something else in mind, let us know), welcome letters, programs (flat, folded or large sign), place/escort cards, seating charts or other large signs (24” x 36”), small signs (8” x 10”), hang tags, favor decor, vinyl printing.
Don’t see your idea here? Just ask. We love doing custom, never-been-done-before jobs. With a little more detail, we can work together to create a custom quote and bring your idea to life. Email us to learn more.
Below are some additional questions that come up quite often, if you have any more questions do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com.
How much will my invitation suite cost?
We realize surprises are no fun unless they're parties. It is very difficult to give you your exact price based on all of the different customization options available, but we can try to give you a ballpark. Below is our standard five-piece suite. It is also available in a four-piece (sans the detail card). This is our bare-bones package. It includes your standard invitation with a matching envelope and recipient addressing (liners and return addressing extra), a detail/ceremony/accommodation card (or not), and an RSVP card with a matching envelope.
5-Piece: $975* for 125-150 qt. | 4-Piece: $895*
When should I start to think about invitations?
As soon as you’re ready! There is no time too soon. I’ve worked with brides a full year before their wedding to get everything done in advance and I’ve worked with brides on a tight timeline (I was that bride, too!) The entire design and printing process can take anywhere between 8-16 weeks. Since you want to send your invitations out about six weeks before the event, we highly recommend you start your custom process at least five or six months in advance.
Do you do rush orders?
Yes! Just let us know the minute you know what you need and when you need it. Anything sooner than eight weeks out is considered a rush job and can be done for an additional $200.
Now that we’ve got the basics covered, let’s talk about the process.
Get in touch. Everyone’s project is wildly different. I have yet to meet a bride, or any client, that had the same vision as another client. Let’s talk about your goals for the project, your vision, and your plans. This is when you’ll tell me your story. Share every bit of inspiration you have: your wedding colors, flowers, everything that has made your heart melt! Once we get to talking, we can work out the final pricing and work that into an invoice and a contract. We require a non-refundable 50% deposit to get started. This initial deposit goes towards your final bill.
We get to work. Once the deposit is in and we know what you want, we will start to compare ideas. It’s important to make sure we’re on the same page. At this time, we require the wording for all pieces. If you’re a little stuck on wording, we can help, but we can’t do it for you without as much detail as possible. After the wording is in, we get to designing. Please allow four to six weeks for the initial proof. From here, we will work together to refine the proof until you are absolutely in love. Please keep in mind, the more time that is spent in the design process and between approvals and the final approval, the more time your project will take.
The final proofs. Take your time with the final proofs. Go over every word to make sure every detail is correct (like times, venues, that sort of stuff) then make sure everything is spelled correctly. Once you sign off on the final proofs, we can begin the printing process. Helpful tip: when proofreading, don’t read left to right, your brain has this funny habit of assuming words are spelled correctly when reading them down the line in a sentence. Read right to left so that you aren’t reading sentences, you’re just reading words. Also, try calling in a friend or two (or anyone who has not yet read or seen the invitations) to get a fresh set of eyes on the words. It is very important to proofread before the final approval. After it is approved and sent to print, we are not responsible for any typographic or design errors found post-approval.
Last, (but not least)
Print time! After the final proof is signed-off and approved, we require your remaining balance for the job. Then comes the most exciting part (and the hardest part for impatient people like ourselves): print time! Once we have your final prints in our hands, we give them a full inspection to make sure everything is up to snuff before sending them your way. Please allow two to four weeks for printing (letterpress and foil landing on the longer side, digital on the shorter), and an additional week or so for shipping. We will keep you updated every step of the way!