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Who is behind Design That Flies?

Jenny Silva is the creator and sole designer at Design That Flies. Click on “Meet the Designer” tab to learn more about me.

Where do we begin?

I offer a free, no-obligation initial consultation. If you live near Milwaukee or Chicago, I would like to meet with you in person at a local coffee shop. If you live elsewhere, our initial consultation can be by phone or video chat.

What happens during the initial consultation?

We will discuss the vision and style for your event. Please feel free to bring examples of invitations or other design products that you like.

I will show you my portfolio of original designs and also many samples of different colors, paper, envelopes, envelope liners, and pocketfolds. I will also bring my computer so we can access other product choices online.

I can either create a completely new, custom design for you, or you may choose any of the designs in my portfolio.  My portfolio designs can be specifically tailored to suit your event.  For example, I can make modifications such as changing the font, color, or size.

How should we prepare for the initial consultation regarding wedding products?

Don’t feel overwhelmed. I am here to help with all of the following questions. Not all these questions need to be answered but it helps if you consider them before our initial consultation.

  • What vision do we have for our wedding? Will we have a theme or symbol?
  • What is our style? (For example, classic, vintage, rustic, contemporary)
  • What colors do we like?
  • How many invitations will we need? What is our budget?
  • What information will we include on our invitations? What wording do we like?
  • How do we want our invitations to be put together? (For example, pocketfold, single pocket, inserts, present-style)

What are the next steps?

After our initial consultation, we will discuss your timeline and I will email you a pricing quote.  I will begin designing for you after I receive a 50% deposit.

You will receive your design proofs by email.  After you approve the electronic design, I will send you an example by regular mail or we can meet again and I will show you the example in person.

After you approve the example and I receive payment for the additional 50% of the cost, your paper goods will be printed and delivered.

 

What are your prices? How is the pricing determined?

Semi-custom suites start at $5 per invitation and are typically between $5 and $7 per invitation. Full custom suites start at $8 per invitation and are typically between $8 and $11 per invitation. Save The Dates are typically between $2 and $3 per Save The Date. This is a rough estimate to give you an idea. I will work with you to create a personalized product that fits your wedding budget.  Pricing varies based on time spent for the design process, printing costs, quantity and your choices for paper, inserts, envelopes, etc.

How is our timeline determined?

Your timeline will be determined based on the amount of time needed for the design process.

For a new custom design, it will take two months from the time I receive your 50% deposit until you receive your finished product.

For save-the-dates and other invitations chosen from my portfolio with simple modifications, the process will be completed within one month.

It is best for our initial consultation to occur 6 to 8 months before your wedding day.

If you need your wedding paper items sooner, I am able to expedite the process if I have time in my schedule. For example, I have completed Save the Dates in as little as one week and invitations in as little as 1 month.

We are unsure of invitation wording and etiquette. Can you help us with this?

I have wording examples and references that I can print out for you. Also, I am able to answer any questions you may have regarding etiquette.