Planning a wedding or special event is no small task, and your bespoke stationery is just a piece of the big planning puzzle. We realize you have likely never had custom stationery designed, let alone worked with a team of artists, but fear not, we are here to help you along each step of the way! There are lots of questions that pop up throughout the process, and we have heard them all (many times over). You can find answers to the most popular questions we get asked below, but if there is something we missed, shoot us an email and we can get you the information you need.
Momental Designs offers custom designed, hand-painted stationery for clients celebrating life’s most joyous moments. Read more about Momental Designs here.
Our process has been meticulously developed to ensure you not only love the save the dates, invitations or any stationery item we create, but that you are able to enjoy the experience of being the visionary behind each piece. Learn more about Our Process here.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we hand-paint every piece of stationery that leaves our studio! Our designs are usually complex and virtually impossible to hand draw on hundreds of individual pieces. For most designs, the original artwork is reproduced onto your chosen cardstock, then hand-painted detailing is added to the printed design. We primarily use watercolor to create the initial artwork, but then our team of artists will apply shimmer inks, textural acrylics or sometimes more watercolor to the individual stationery pieces.
Detailed pricing information can be found here, but please contact us with questions. We are always happy to provide custom pricing estimates upon request.
Our $350.00 creative fee allows our clients to experience a highly personalized design experience with our skilled team of designers. The fee includes the development of brand new artwork (with the exception of hand-drawn maps, additional fees apply). A welcome kit is also sent at the beginning of the process as well as the digital proof for our clients to approve prior to production.
The $350 creative fee is a one-time, flat rate fee that all clients pay. The fee will cover any stationery project/order related to the wedding/event (save the dates, invites and day-of stationery).
Sorry, discounts and waivers of the fee are not something we offer!
The length of time needed for the custom design process can really vary for each client. It is dependent on several factors (i.e. complexity of design, number of revisions requested, designers schedules, etc.), so we highly recommend beginning our custom design process as soon as possible, so you can really enjoy the process and not have to rush. On average we are working with our clients several months in advance of their mail date, but can work with shorter timelines, if necessary (based on availability).
Once the design process is complete, please allow four weeks for the production of your order (it is possible more time may be required depending on the specific order). Production timing is dependent on our order volume, which does increase during the wedding and holiday seasons. If you need a faster turn-around, please inquire about expedite options (based on availability).
Rush orders are welcome! Once the custom design process is complete, it typically takes 4 weeks to produce an order, but we do offer expedited options, if needed. Expedite options can vary depending on our order volume at the time the request is made and cannot always be guaranteed. Please contact our team with your desired timeline.
Each client will have the opportunity to meet virtually with one of our talented artists. The initial creative meeting is scheduled for up to 45 minutes, so it is important to come prepared for this meeting with design ideas after reviewing the welcome kit. One additional meeting of up to 20 minutes is also complimentary, if needed, however any subsequent creative meeting requests will be billed time at $75 per hour (prorated). We limit the amount of time our artists are in meetings, so they can best serve our clients by being in the studio designing.
Please be sure to send any reference images prior to the meetings, so they can be reviewed by our design team.
1. A $350.00 creative fee is required to begin the design process.
2. If enclosure cards are needed, we kindly ask for a $295.00 deposit to be placed at this point of the design process (this payment is applied to your order balance).
3. After all elements of your order have been designed, a 1/2 payment of your balance is required prior to us providing the final proof.
4. The remaining balance is due prior to shipping the order.
Momental Designs accepts all major credit and debit cards via Paypal, Shopify or Venmo. Checks are not accepted, thank you for understanding!
We do not have a minimum quantity that we require of our clients and we are absolutely happy to accommodate small orders! However, regardless of order size, all clients will need to place the $350.00 creative fee to begin the design process and are required to meet $350.00 for the minimum per stationery order (save the dates, invitations, day-of stationery are all considered separate orders). Therefore, it will be a $700.00 minimum investment when working with Momental Designs.
Yes, of course! You have the choice between a full color PHYSICAL PROOF that is mailed for your review in person ($150, includes domestic UPS Ground shipping) or a detailed DIGITAL PROOF sent via email (complimentary). A mailed physical proof is hand-crafted individually and takes time, however you will have an exact copy of your invitation in hand for approval. A digital proof features a combination of photos, digital layouts and detailed description of your order. A digital proof is the perfect option if you are pressed for time.
At Momental Designs, UPS is our preferred shipping service, which offers several different shipping speeds, including international shipping. Insurance for the value of the contents is added to all packages.
Momental Designs specializes in customized designs, so we would be thrilled to develop brand new artwork just for you! Feel free to explore our website for inspiration, but you will never be limited to a specific catalog.
Absolutely! No design is exclusive to any client, so you are more than welcome to use any design from our collection, if you so wish. You are also able to request edits be made to an existing design to further personalize it to your specifications.
Sorry, there are no discounts for using an existing from our collection!
The hand-painted detailing we add to our stationery pieces is a signature element of our work, so the cost of painting is incorporated into our pricing structure. We are not able to offer discounts should the painting be omitted at the request of our clients. We truly feel the hand-painted details are an integral part of our work, and want our clients to revel in the artistry our team skillfully applies to each individual piece.
All artwork created is the sole property of Momental Designs and may NOT be reproduced or used in any manner without the express written permission of Kristy Rice.
Absolutely! While all of our stationery pieces include high quality digital, flat printing, we also offer alternative printing methods, which include:
Thermography (raised glossy ink)
Engraving (raised ink)
Foil Stamping (slightly depressed, metallic finish)
We do offer an envelope addressing service!! The service is $3.50 per envelope, and includes custom printing of your guests’ names and addresses on the front of each envelope (one chosen font), and your return address with an artwork detail on the back. We offer high quality digitally printed addressing and are quite proud of the beautiful results!
We believe calligraphy is an art in itself, so our team does not offer in-house calligraphy at this time. However, if traditional hand-done calligraphy is a must-have for you, there are some talented calligraphers that we have partnered with over the years, who would love to collaborate with you!
UPS is our preferred shipping service, which offers several different shipping speeds, including international shipping. Insurance for the value of the contents is added to all packages.
Upon placement of your order, we will provide an estimate of shipping costs. The final shipping costs are calculated by UPS based on the weight, dimension and destination of the package. Due to the custom nature of our work, it is tricky to calculate shipping costs prior to the order being packaged, so only rough estimates can be given. Clients will be promptly notified of any balances due or overpayments regarding shipping rates, once the package has been processed with UPS.
We ship via UPS from our studio in northeastern Pennsylvania. Time in transit will depend on the shipping speed selected and destination of the package. If a specific delivery date is needed, please communicate this information with the team.
Once your package of save the date and/or invites arrive, there will be some light assembly required: Stuff the envelopes, apply postage, seal and mail.
(Envelope addressing is a service you can add to your order, otherwise we are happy to send your envelopes to you in advance for addressing upon request.)
Our pricing does not include postage, clients are responsible for supplying their own postage. We highly recommend that postage rates are confirmed by USPS to ensure the adequate amount has been applied prior to mailing.
If you are not able to mail your own save the dates and/or invites, we can take care of that for you! We offer a “Seal and Send Service” that starts at $4.75 per envelope and includes us stuffing envelopes, applying postage, sealing and mailing from our local post office. Postage rates will be billed separately based on USPS rates. (The envelope addressing service would also need to be added to the order, separate fees apply.)
We consider digital file requests on a case by case basis for clients who plan to print their stationery pieces elsewhere. We will need to collect some information about your needs to determine if the project is feasible and provide cost estimates. Please contact our team.
While we believe sending physical save the dates and invitations preserve an age-old tradition and provides your loved ones with a tangible keepsake of a cherished milestone in your life, we understand in modern times, sending an email can be much easier. We do offer digital files that can be distributed to your guests via email, please inquire for pricing and details.
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