There are a lot of options out there when it comes to wedding invitations, but custom wedding stationery always makes the biggest impact. It gives you a chance to tell your story, set the tone for your wedding and get your guests excited for the big day. We have a plethora of awesome designers here in the Inland Northwest and one of the great ones is Spokane based, Hoof Prints. Carrie and her team created beautiful Christmas cards for Apple Brides this year, we were so impressed with the professionalism and quality of their work.
Here is an interview with Carrie…
How long have you been in design and what is your background?
I graduated with a degree in graphic design in 2008 and have been working as a graphic designer since I graduated. I bought the printing business where I had been working as a graphic designer two and half years ago.
What is your favorite part of designing for weddings?
My favorite part of designing for weddings is one getting to know the bride and groom and to see how each one is unique and two is I get to be creative and do what I love most and thats designing. They aren’t just a cookie cutter design that you would see in the store I get to make them unique to each individual wedding!
How do couples order?
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. Because Hoof Prints is also a business printing company we may be working in the back, or out visiting customers. We want to make sure that our clients get our full attention so its best to have an appointment. When you come in we go thru what style you like, theme of your wedding, and color, paper, and envelope choices. Based off that information I can began to work up a quote/estimate. We don’t design anything until you have gave us the ok on price. Once we start designing it can take anywhere from a day to a week depending on how in depth the invitation is. Once we get the final OK from you for the design and you sign off a proof it usually takes 2-3 days to give you the finished pieces.
The invitations are NOT put together. You will get all the pieces printed and cut to size and you get to take them home to put your creative touch on them.
Do you do customized designs?
Yes everything is customized to the bride and groom and their wedding. We start with a blank canvas and ideas from the bride and groom.
What is the price range of your services?
Because everything is customized price varies depending on invitation. Some paper is more expensive than others and one style may be cheaper than another. We try to keep everything with in budget. We can do as low as $1.00/invite up to $6.00 an invite so it is very important that the bride and groom makes an appointment to discuss what they want.
What is the typical turn around time for a couple to receive their invitations?
Usually invites take any where from 2-3 weeks from start to finish.
For more information, check out the Hoof Prints website!