The Initial Conversation:

I want to hear all about you, your wedding details, your significant other and your likes and dislikes. The more I know, the more customized your invitation will be. From this conversation I am able to provide you with a tailored estimate containing a detailed description of your stationary along with a pricing breakdown.

The Design Phase:

To begin design work, I require a signed copy of the estimate, a fifty percent deposit and the verbiage you would like to use for your stationary. Once I have those items, I am ready to begin the creative process. Typically, the design phase takes 2-4 weeks. During this time, I am creating a number of distinct design options based on your style. Once a direction is selected, we work together to get it perfect.

The Printing Phase:

Once the design is finalized and I have an email approval from you, the stationary is sent to one of my trusted printers. At this time, I do require the remaining 50% to be paid. The printing phase can take 2-4 weeks.


Often, invitation suites require custom assembly. During this phase, embellishments are added and invitations are assembled; this is the detailed phase where each invitation is given personalized attention. It can take 1- 2 weeks depending on the type of assembly required.


When all the elements are complete, your stationary will be delicately packed and shipped to you. Heather Bianchi Design ships with a signature required ensuring no stationary is left out in the elements.


Please allot 2-3 months for the entire design process (this can be expedited for an additional fee). When considering the timeline, keep in mind that invitations are typically mailed to guests 8-10 weeks prior to your wedding day.


Design options are presented to you in PDF format. Once a design is selected, paper samples, ink choices and embellishment options are mailed to you.


Because each item created is customized to your individual style, your project is given personalized attention from the beginning, starting with a tailored estimate. Pricing is based on the complexity of the design, the type of printing process you select, paper choice and labor to add unique touches.


At this time, addressing is not offered. There are a number of calligraphers that we can recommend.


Letterpress printing

is an old-world printing technique that began in the 15th century. It is relief printing where a design is pressed into a sheet of paper. The result is a very tactile piece of art.


is a printing process where the design is raised from the surface of the paper. In thermography, the inked surface has a bit of a sheen.

Offset Lithography

is a printing technique in which the inked image is transferred (or “offset”) to the printing surface. It is typically referred to as “flat” printing.


Absolutely. Most often, wedding accompaniments such as menus, programs, escort cards, etc compliment the design of the invitation.


Since each order is custom designed, there are a limited number of samples. The availability of a specific sample is not guaranteed. Please feel free to contact us to see if we have a specific sample or something similar to mail you. A sample invitation costs $15 plus the cost of shipping.