Vendor Spotlight-Jam + Toast
This week we are fortunate to spend some time with Elle McCann of Jam + Toast, a creative wedding stationery company that is unique and suprisingly affordable! Check out Elle's beautiful creations below and learn how Elle got started and what she has to offer! Tell us about your company.
Hello! My name is Elle McCann and I am the designer and owner behind Jam + Toast. I recently got married and realized how quickly costs can add up for a wedding. So I started Jam + Toast to cater not only to the creative bride but also to the bride on a budget. I offer affordable wedding invitations and save the date cards.
I really love all the wedding inspiration and DIY ideas that there are with weddings. So I recently also started a wedding blog focused on wedding day DIY ideas and free printables to hopefully contribute some great ideas to the wedding community.
How did you get started in creating wedding stationery?
My degree is in graphic design so having that formal education taught me a lot of my illustration skills that I use throughout my designs. I love wedding paper goods because you can get so creative and really express the tone of the event in a simple printed piece.
What are some misconceptions about custom wedding stationery?
A lot of people think that custom wedding stationery costs a lot of money and takes really long. The way I like to setup pricing is to do it per card so you don’t have to order more than you need and can order the exact amount that you want. This helps keep cost low so you aren’t stuck with tons of extras.
Also after the design on your order is done and the proof is approved there is only a two-day processing time so your package could arrive as early as 6-7 business days.
Explain the process of creating custom wedding stationery with a bride
For a custom design, it helps me to see some of your design inspiration and cards that you like. We can then move forward and start to work on your design with the colors that you have chosen and really make it unique for you and your wedding.
Once we have worked on a design that you like and you give the final approval that everything is how you want and spelled correctly I will start printing. It takes 2-3 business days to print your order and then we will put it in the mail for you!
What other products do you offer?
I also offer birth announcements, greeting and thank you card sets and a few holiday products like hand-stamped gift-wrap, holiday cards and a calendar. In 2013, I will be launching my new stationery designs and a bunch of new products but I can’t spill any secrets yet!
Some personal questions:
Mac or PC Mac of course!
Tea or Coffee Really either as long as it has a bunch of sugar in it
iPhone or Blackberry Definitely iPhone
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