Vendor Spotlight-Something Detailed
Along with a million other details that go into a wedding, the stationary is definitely something all brides consider. From the save the date before the big day to the thank you notes that are after everything, a beautiful font and good looking paper can really make a statement. Jennifer, of Something Detailed is somebody that can definitely help you with all that. Tell us about your company:
We are a custom wedding and social stationery design company. Choosing one vendor to design all your paper details – from save the dates to invitations, programs to favors, escort cards to menus – brings a cohesive look to your wedding, making for an unforgettable event. The extra special touch of paper details makes your wedding or party unique and special!
How did you get started in creating wedding stationery?
I have a degree in advertising & graphic design and have been designing freelance for over 10 years, while having a full time career in healthcare marketing. A good friend asked me to design her wedding stationery about 3 years ago, and it snowballed from there with referral business. Since then, I have been designing wedding and social stationery for weddings and social events across the country. It's now my full time business and I love working with brides and party planners to design party details.
What are some misconceptions about custom wedding stationery?
I'll give you 2!
1) That it's fast. Designing custom invitations is definitely a process – it takes time – and multiple iterations to get it perfect, so don’t be discouraged if the first draft doesn’t fit your fancy. It will get there. Allow around 6-8 weeks to get your invitations design, printed and delivered to you. Trust the designer and be clear with your expectations and changes. The process is worth it - you'll get exactly what you dreamed of!
2) That it's not in the budget. Custom doesn't always mean expensive. If you know your stationery budget, I can help guide decisions when it comes to paper, design and printing choices, to make sure you stay in your spending range. I am here deliver a customized experience, to help and to give you the invitation you are dreaming of, that fits your budget and wedding style.
Explain the process of creating custom wedding stationery with a bride.
We start with a consultation to learn about your wedding style and stationery suite needs. That is where we talk about the different components of your invitation suite, paper types, printing options, designs and budgets. Once we have more information about your big day, I can put together a detailed estimate. When you are ready to move forward, we create a few design concepts, with different styles and fonts that you can begin to choose from for the final product. I love designing a brand for weddings - I guess it comes from my marketing background - using the colors, fonts and style to create a unique logo or monogram really creates a cohesive wedding design and style. Once the proofs are approved, we print and deliver so you can drop in the mail!
What other products to you offer?
In addition to invitations, other wedding stationery can be designed using the same fonts, colors and papers including: save the dates, place cards, programs, thank you cards, seating charts, shower invitations, favors boxes and tags, labels, schedules or welcome bag flyers, wedding monograms or logos. If it's not a wedding, we also design social stationery: party invitations, birth announcements and holiday cards.
We asked Jennifer a couple random questions about herself and this is what she told us.
Some personal questions about Jennifer:
Mac or PC Mac
Tea or Coffee Coffee
iPhone or Blackberry iPhone
Favorite Song Right Now It changes depending on my mood. I love Adele, The Civil Wars and JayZ.
With a professional background and passion Jennifer definitely seems to be handy when it comes to picking out the stationary for a bride's big day. To see more of her work check her out at Something Detailed.