wedding design experience

collaborative, authentic, one-of-a-kind

We believe in the powerful impact of first impressions,  that being one-of-a-kind is more valuable than gold, and the best way to serve others is with love.

we design for those

in love

save the dates
wedding invitations
programs
calligraphy
table numbers
escort cards







seating chart
day-of signage
custom monogram
custom wax seal
return address stamp
custom postage stamps



wedding favors
calligraphy banner
thank you's
custom memory book
one year postcard

I mean, honestly.

what the heck are some of these things? 

let's explain

We encourage you to think of East + West Designs as your one-stop-shop for all of your wedding stationery needs. We don't just limit ourselves to paper—we have the skills and resources to produce much more.

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Below is a list of the various services and materials we can create for you.

We encourage you to think of East + West Designs as your one-stop-shop for all of your wedding stationery needs. We don't just limit ourselves to paper—we have the skills and resources to produce much more.

services

our

Below is a list of the various services and materials we can create for you.

save the dates
wedding invitations
programs
calligraphy
table numbers
escort cards







seating chart
day-of signage
custom monogram
custom wax seal
return address stamp
custom postage stamps



wedding favors
calligraphy banner
thank you's
custom memory book
one year postcard

I mean, honestly.

what the heck are some of these things? 

let's explain

calligraphy

Interested in having you and your sweetheart's names written in custom calligraphy for your invitations? Or perhaps you'd like a seating chart that has your guest's names all written out by hand? Maybe you want all of your addresses hand-written for that personalized touch to wow your guests?

All of these scenarios would require calligraphy—the art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush.

Lucky for you, co-owner, Samantha, is a trained calligraphy artist ready to customize your materials for you.


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escort cards

So, you've decided to have a seating chart, but you have no way to let your guests know exactly where they're supposed to sit. Allow us to introduce you to the escort cards.

These handy, adorable little guys mark your guests seats so no one gets confused about where to sit. Design them to coordinate with the rest of your stationery or have them hand-lettered for a personal touch.

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day-of signage

Day-of signage is anything and everything from your seating chart, a welcome sign, the signature cocktail list or really anything that you want to be on display at your big day.

You come up with what you want it to say and we'll make sure it looks the part.

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custom monogram

Give your wedding it's very own identity with a custom monogram. Think of your monogram as a logo for your big day that could be used on a variety of elements.

For example, you could use the monogram on your invitations, a seating chart, party favors, bridesmaid swag bags, water bottle wraps, menus—honestly, the options are endless!

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wedding favors

Treat your guests for making your wedding a day to remember. 

It doesn't have to be anything extravagant or over=the-top—unless you want it to be. Whatever you decide, we can make sure it fits your big day. Whether we create the packaging, design a cute tag or order you something completely custom, we'll make sure it fits your personality.

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your search is over. I simply cannot recommend enough. great family business. great customer service. great attention to detail. great artistic talent. great price.

Paige B.

First, we set up a phone call with you to talk about our process, pricing, and expectations up front. Treat this phone call like speed dating—we both are deciding whether we're a good match to design for your big day. If it all goes well, by the end of the phone call we'll schedule a time to meet in person.

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process

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Phone Call

We love to meet up, grab a coffee or a beer and talk about what you’re envisioning for your wedding paper goods.

At this meeting, we'll take a look at samples from previous clients, pick out your colors, touch and feel all the paper options, discuss the pros and cons of wax seals and decide whether to use a belly band or a pocket envelope.

This is your opportunity to let us know what your likes and dislikes are so that when we start designing, we know exactly where to start and what might be a good fit for your big day.


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let's chat

 After our meeting, we give you time to think everything over and decide whether we're the right fit for your wedding.

If that answer is "yes!", we will send you a quote + an invoice for the deposit covering all the things we discussed at our in-person meeting.

We will also send a contract laying out the expectations that will require your e-signature before we begin the design process.

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sign here, please

Once we've received your deposit, we start designing!

We create two to three completely different options for you to choose from. If nothing quite fits, we have unlimited edits, so you can send us corrections and we'll create something new or we'll make some slight adjustments to make it work.

These are your wedding invitations, so we want you to be 100% in love with what we create for you.

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time to design

After we've nailed down the design, we print, pour wax, tie bows, and completely assemble your invitations for you.

We will even put them in the mail for you if you’d like so you have one less thing you have to worry about. Because, girl, we know you have a lot on your plate when you're planning a wedding.

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signed, sealed, delivered

Now that your invitations are in the mail and guests are starting to send in RSVPs, it's time to start working on day-of designs.

Any programs, menus, tags, signs, or escort cards for the day-of are created a few weeks before the wedding day. By keeping the same design elements from your invites, these wedding day items are tied into the look and feel of the entire event.

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day-of designs

Your day-of designs have arrived from the printer, been delivered to you and are now all set up for your big day.

We also save a sample of your invitation to give to your photographer for all the detail shots on your wedding day. This invitation also doubles as a special keepsake to hang on to for years to come.

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yay!

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lauren & sam were by far one of the best decisions we made for the wedding. they got our invitation vision and executed it flawlessly. modern, sophisticated designs that were uniquely us. they really brought the wow factor at a reasonable price.

julie d.

There are a lot of pieces and parts to keep track of for your wedding stationery.

7-8 months

timeline

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below is a brief timeline so you know when to get started on your various stationery materials.

before the wedding

MEET WITH STATIONERY DESIGNER

6 months

before the wedding

SEND SAVE THE DATES

3-4 months

before the wedding

START DESIGNING INVITATIONS

4-6 WEEKS

before the wedding

SEND INVITATIONS

2-3 WEEKS

before the wedding

FINALIZE + PRINT ALL DAY-OF MATERIALS

2-3 WEEKS

AFTER the wedding

FINALIZE + PRINT CUSTOM THANK YOU CARDS

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the planning process was fun (who knew?!) and their communications was top notch. i'm a busy mom, have a very busy career and planning our wedding was something i wanted to be as stress free as possible...this duo is incredible and i'm so glad we decided to use them for our stationary needs!

elizabeth s.

investment

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Our wedding invitations range anywhere from $7 to $18 per invitation suite. We have a minimum cost of $750 for custom wedding invitations. All invitations are estimated based on paper, printing and customizations.


contact us

If you're interested in receiving a custom estimate for your big day, please send us a message on our contact page and we'll be in touch.

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lauren and sam have a tremendous amount of talent and they were a joy to work with. they were very prompt with returning emails and answering any questions that we had. we met lauren a few different times and she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. they both helped us stay in our budget and were openly communicating with us every step of the way.

tasia d.

faqs

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Below are some frequently asked questions.

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How much do custom invitations cost?

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What is your turn-around time?

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Will you do calligraphy for my addresses even if I don't book you for the stationery design?

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How much does calligraphy cost?

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If I schedule an in-person meeting, where do I meet you?

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What is an 'invitation suite'?

Custom wedding invitations range anywhere from $7 to $18 per suite. We require a minimum of $750 for custom wedding invitation design. Learn more about our services and materials here.

For wedding invitations and other paper goods, it tends to take about two weeks for your items to be printed. If your invitations require special printing techniques such as thermography, letterpress, foil stamping, etc., we ask for a minimum of three weeks. 

Absolutely! We offer calligraphy as it's very own service, so you can book us for all of your calligraphy needs even if you don't need any paper goods. 

It depends on what type of calligraphy you're interested in. If you'd like your addressed hand-written for your invitations, it ranges from $2 to $5 per envelope. 

Fun fact, we work out of our homes! So, we like to meet our clients-to-be in coffee shops if possible. But, if coffee is not your thing, we'll let you pick your poison and go where you like!

An 'invitation suite' is a fancy term for the entire wedding invitation package. Included in a typical 'suite' is the invitation, a reply card and matching envelope, a details card, and a mailer envelope

have more questions?

contact us