Design Process  |  Hello World Paper Co.


Congratulations! If you are here it is because you are ready to start wedding planning! Yeah! This is an exciting time in your life and we want to keep it stress-free. Let us take care of you. When you decide to work with Hello World Paper Co., you will not only get top notch customer service, luxe wedding stationery, and attention to detail, but your investment will give back to others. We give 10% of our profits back to a different charity every month so you can work with us knowing that not only will your wedding stationery make a statement, but it will make a difference too. Ready? Let’s do this.

If you are interested in one of our existing collections or a piece inside our design gallery you can fill out this form to get a quote. Once we receive your form we will reach out to you with a hello and any more questions we have to get you an accurate quote.  If you are ordering from our existing collection, 50% of your invoice is due up front before design customization work begins and the other 50% of your order is due after printing is complete, but before shipment. See proofing below for more info.

For our totally custom designed invitation suites please set up a free design consultation with Kelly here. Once your consultation is scheduled, you will receive a pre-consultation questionnaire via email asking a few questions about your upcoming wedding and design visions. Feel free at this point to also send any inspiration photos or Pinterest boards to so that we can get a clear picture of what your design desires are.  

Having a good relationship with a trusted wedding stationer is key to your vision coming to life. Whether it is over the phone or via email, communication is vital to any successful relationship. Do not be afraid to ask questions along the way and let us really get to know you as a couple. Hearing your story will help us envision your wedding style. 

After we have chatted about your day and have an idea about what you are looking for an estimate will be sent to you via email for review.  

In order to give all of our couples the attention they deserve we only take on a limited number of totally custom wedding invitations a month. To reserve a spot on our custom design calendar the deposit is $150 and can be purchased here (this does not apply to invitations in our collection). The custom design deposit is non-refundable and does not go towards the final price of your printed invitation suite. The $150 deposit is an investment in the time and care it takes to design an invitation collection from scratch. Pricing for custom invites vary based on design.  

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Our wedding invitations start at $4 a set. This set includes a 5 x 7 inch invite printed on 120lb card stock, a 4-bar RSVP card, and white or ivory envelopes. During the design process we will be very open about design decisions that change the price of your invitation suite. Some add ons that would change the price of a suite include enclosure cards, programs, menus, escort cards, maps, envelopes addressing, letterpress printing and metallic foil. Any questions about pricing? The design consultation is a great time to chat about pricing and what you can expect.

After we have received all the necessary information and inspiration from you, we will begin the design process. Within a week we will have an initial concept for you to review. After the initial concept is sent you will have 2 more rounds of revisions. For example, if we send you the initial concept and you want to change the colors fonts, or design elements, we will then send you another revision. You will then only have one more revision to finalize your wording and/or design. Please make sure that you are proofing the designs we send you very carefully and are very detailed with any changes you would like to see in each round. If you need more than the initial concept and 2 revisions, you will have to purchase additional revisions.  


When you feel your invitation design concept is perfect just let us know that you love it and then we will set up your print files for a final review. During the final review please check over everything carefully again and have at least two other people check over the print files as well. This is where your grammar/spelling police friends and family come in handy! 

Once your final review is approved, we will send your files to print. If you need any other changes after your files are approved, you will have to pay for a reprint. Pricing for reprints vary based on your design concept.

If you are local to the St. Louis metro we will deliver your invitations to you when they are finished. If you are not local, we will package up your invites and ship them USPS priority mail with insurance. Shipping will be included on your final invoice and varies based on how many pieces your suite includes.  

I also offer invitation assembly and mailing services.  If you are interested in a total hands off approach and would love to just have it all done for you then ask us about this service during the consultation.