Laura Reece

STATIONERY - GIFTS - GRAPHIC DESIGN


READY TO ORDER A SAMPLER?

Like a design on our site but want to see it physically? Sampler kits are a great way to see a design in person, feel the card stock & visualise it as your own wedding invitation. We recommend you order a sample especially if you can’t meet with us in person. We charge a standard fee of £10 per sample pack. Just find the design you like on the website and click on sampler to order. Once you have chosen your design we will use the most flattering type of card/material for the design but we will also send you some swatches for your consideration. Please note that some designs are a set design & are not available on a different type of stock. This may be due to the effect on the colour after printing.

For more information on the process please read our ‘How it works’ section below.


How it works

The process

Each product we create reflects our client’s style and relationship, whether it’s a customised or bespoke design. The variety of details and features we offer means every wedding can be as unique and romantic as the couple themselves. Below you can read our process and start your design journey.

Before you start

Aim to order your invitations at least 6 months before your wedding, and save the dates as far in advance as you wish. This gives us both plenty of time for design decisions and postage, it also covers any busy periods in our calendar. Depending on the size of your wedding, we suggest than you order around 10 extra invites. This covers any mistakes while addressing, extra unplanned guests or a few keepsake invites. Printing extra invites after your order can be expensive. 

For our samplers, there is a minimum turnaround of 2 weeks.  However, we can work to shorter notice when possible, so it’s never too late to get in touch.


Samplers

Sampler kits are a great way to see a design in person, feel the card stock & visualise it as your own wedding invitation. We recommend you order a sample especially if you can’t meet with us in person. We charge a standard fee of £5 per sample pack. Just find the design you like on the website and click on sampler to order. Once you have chosen your design we will use the most flattering type of card/material for the design but we will also send you some swatches for your consideration. Please note that some designs are a set design & are not available on a different type of stock. This may be due to the effect on the colour after printing..


Step One

The first stage of our process is an enquiry. If you have a design already picked from our portfolio you can fill in our form (this can be found at the bottom of this page, just click, save & fill it out. Return to hello@laurareece.net) and we will get back to you within 2 working days. If you would like a bespoke design just drop us an email with any details you have and we will help guide you.

If you live in locally (central Scotland) we would love to meet with you in person. After your initial enquiry, we will arrange a one to one consultation with you.

We love Pinterest and this is often a great way for you to explore your ideas and share with us any inspiration you have, be it flowers, venue, cake etc. If you require a sample this is the stage to order one.


Step Two

We will then alter the design to fit your requirements and send you a PDF version of your design for you to agree. At this stage we aim to limit the time we spend on editing to ensure we can turn around your order as quickly as possible so if you do have any changes or questions take the time to collate these all together. Included in the price are two rounds of design changes (including spelling), any extra changes are charged at a small fee. We ask that you make sure every detail is perfect, design, spelling, date etc. Please double, triple, quadruple check the proof, even better get another person to check as well. Re-prints can be costly and unfortunately, we cannot take responsibility for errors we are unaware of.


Step Three

Once you have approved the design and PDF proof we require the full payment. Once this has been received we can then print and assemble your order. We will update you along the way, sending videos and/or pictures of production before we post your items. On most occasions if you live in the local area we can arrange a personal collection.


Timing

Our turnaround time varies on your design choice, here’s how it works:

SAMPLERS - We have an minimum turnaround of 2 weeks

EDITING - Once you have received your sampler(s) just get in touch with any changes & we will
send you a PDF with your new updated design within 72 hours.

PRODUCTION - We have a rough turnaround time of 3-4 weeks so please take this into
consideration when planning your big day.

POSTAGE - We send our orders out with DPD so your order will arrive the next day once you
have received your dispatch notice. You will receive an hour slot from DPD to ensure someone
is in to receive your package

COLLECTION - If you are local you are very welcome to pop by and collect your order.