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Corporate Policies

Corporate Policies

 

Services Provided

We have experience working with local clients, cross-country and overseas. We communicate by sending physical samples, digital samples, via e-mail, and also over the phone. Many of our clients enjoy meeting with us in person at our our studio so they can see, touch, and feel our design samples, while others simply know exactly what they want and feel comfortable making decisions based on images. Whatever your style is for making decisions, we are happy to work with you if provided with a reasonable time frame.

All of our products are custom, handmade pieces. We provide unique, personalized invitations, event programs, menus, place cards, table cards, escort cards, printed addressing, hand calligraphy, custom map design, corporate announcements & event invitations, gift tags, picture cards, holiday cards, guest books, personalized gift/hotel baskets & more. If you require a unique service involving anything that requires a more personal touch - call us!

Samples

Invitation samples are $25.00 each. One sample will be credited to your order.

We carry samples in a variety of colors. When ordering (online or by phone) please specify the colors you wish to see in your sample. We will make every effort to match your color request if it is available, however, in order to quickly provide you with a physical sample we may choose a sample from our inventory and include swatches in your indicated paper choices.

Swatch samples are available separately at the cost of 2 swatches for $1.50.

Please note: Once your invitation design & materials are selected, you will need to call us to place an order and submit your deposit. After you have done so, your proof approval process will begin and your final invitation proof will be the complete version of your invitation in your exact design selections.

In the case of rush orders, electronic & digital imaging will be used to speed up the design process.

Minimum Order Requirement

There is a $200.00 minimum order requirement pertaining to 50 invitations or more.

Returns & Cancellations

Due to the unique qualities of custom invitations, an order cannot be reduced, returned or cancelled after production begins. The invitation quantities designated when placing your order determine the supplies & services required to fulfill our agreement in a timely fashion. This includes purchasing supplies and entering into contracts with outside sources.

If an order must be cancelled before going to production, your deposit will be held. Design fees, calligraphy fees, and any amounts billed by outside contracts are non-refundable. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that all text portions of your order have proper spelling, grammar & the colors of materials is correct based on the digital proofs and/or samples they are provided with before indicating their approval to send the job to production. Style on a Budget will not be held responsible in any way for errors in spelling, grammar, color or any other printed item once the proof has been approved for production by the client. The client agrees to pay any and all costs in the event that an order needs to be reproduced due to errors that exist in proofs that received client approval and understands that the current stock availability may require product substitutions and/or rush fees to be added to your order.

Due to changes in product availability, from time to time substitutions of similar products may become necessary in order to meet your order completion deadline.  You will be notified as soon as possible if any component has been discontinued or is back-ordered and a reasonable effort will be made to find the very best substitution.  If a product cannot be found to meet your satisfaction and you wish to cancel your order at that time, your deposit will not be returned.

If you choose to modify your order after production begins, a $30 fee will be assessed for each modification to your order. If you wish to cancel your order after production begins, your deposit and any amounts obtained to fulfill outside contracts will not be returned.

Pricing

The price of a design, be it an invitation set, ceremony program or announcement, is directly related to the materials and services required to produce the order to your specifications. Invitations start at $0.95 each, with most designs including standard options falling in the $2.00 to $3.00 range. With the addition of upscale embellishments, calligraphy services and upgraded printing options, an invitation set could be priced from $6.00 to $30.00 or more. All other items are priced in a similar fashion. The design team is always working on ways to improve the value our products. If you are able to provide us with your ideas and a reasonable budget, we are willing to work with it!

Deposits and Payments

For orders totaling $500.00 or less, full payment is due when your order is placed.

For orders totaling $500.00 to $1000.00 please make a $500.00 deposit at the time of your order.

All orders over $1000.00 should make a deposit equal to 50% of their order total.

All international orders should be paid in full at the time your order is placed including estimated shipping charges.

Your deposit will be credited towards the final balance due.

Payment of any remaining balance is due upon completion of your invitations. Your order will not be ready for pick up or delivery until payment has cleared. Please mail your payment in advance using the approved payment method of your choice allowing appropriate delivery time and a minmum of 3 business days for your payment to clear our bank. Credit card payments will be process over the phone; please call during business hours.

Payment for accessory items (programs, reception cards, menus, personalized stationary, etc.) is due in full at the time your order is placed. If you have ordered invitations, an estimated quantity and the overall design selections should be provided when you pick up your invitations. Quanitites for these items are expected to be modified once the majority of your response cards have been returned and the exact totals are due no later than 1 week following the date indicated on your response card or a minimum of 3 weeks prior to your "in-hand" date for those items. If you requrie special arrangments, we ask that you call in advance for our approval or your quantities will not be able to be reduced and rush fees may apply to those items.

Under no circumstance will your order will not be available for pick-up, delivery or shipment unless payment has been approved or cleared. Late payments may result in a delay of your order. Style On A Budget will not be held responsible for any delays as a result of untimely payment.

Acceptable forms of payment: Cashiers Check or Money Order, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover and PayPal*. For local customers, personal checks will be accepted and must clear prior to pick-up, delivery or shipment.

*PayPal payments should be submitted to: aingalls@styleonabudget.com

Standard Options

An invitation set will always include one each of the following: invitation, response card, mailing envelope, response card envelope) A discount will be given for a post-cards style response card or no response card or an insert of another kind will be approved on an individual basis.

Upgrades

Inner/Outer Envelopes, Lined Envelopes, Color Printing, Offset Printing, Raised Thermography, Engraving, Letterpress, Hand Calligraphy, Printed Addressing, Custom Monogram Design, Custom Inserts, Custom Map Design

Additional Fees

Color Printing Fee - $50.00 per group - invitation, program, table cards, etc. up to $200.

Addressing - $0.25 per envelope, i.e. Return Addressing $0.50, Complete Addressing $0.75.  Please download the "addressing" excel file which can be found in our menu under "tools". This format is required for addressing, escort cards & place cards. Style on a Budget will not edit your spreadsheet.  Therefore, be sure to submit it to reflect proper etiquette i.e.  No abbreviations for state names, streets, etc. 

Monogram Design Fee - $75.00, Includes 3 revisions after which a $30.00 revision fee will apply for each modification.

Map Design - $150.00, Your map deisgn can include general locations (airports, malls) & geographic locations (lakes, rivers) that will assist with general navigation. Includes up to 6 custom locations if space is allowed by the specific map area & size. Up to 3 revisions will be provided after which a $30.00 revision fee will apply for each modification.

Inserts - $0.40 each, Common inserts are a reception card (suggested for a separate location from the ceremony or for guest limitations), directions, accommodations, map, travel guide, rehearsal dinner, bridal luncheon, gift opening luncheon, donation cards, at home cards, pocket itinerary cards for the wedding party, or any detail requiring special attention.

Two-sided Printing - $25.00, per individual use. (does not apply to programs)

Rush Fee - 20% of the order total or applicable items. See also Rush Orders & Digital Proofs

Revision Fee - Up to 3 design revisions are included in all orders. $30.00 will be charged for each additional revision.

Order Timeline (4-12 weeks)

Current customers - [Go to Order Checklist]

Determine your "in hand" date - subtract 4-6 weeks from your event date. Factor in time to address your envelopes unless we are providing this service for you and time to apply postage prior to mailing. This is your "in hand" date. Then add approximately 4 weeks for production time. This is the LATEST recommended date to place an order for custom, handmade invitations at our studio. Orders with less than 4 weeks production time will be charged rush fees.

Initial Consultation

Order sample or place order/deposit & receive an exact design sample

Choose a design from the gallery. If necessary, modify the design elements to fit your needs. ASAP - submit all text you would like to include in your invitation if you wish to see it in your sample design. Typically a sample will be completed in one day to one week, however, if materials will be specifically ordered for your sample it may take up to 3 weeks to prepare your sample. All samples are $8.00 each and two samples will be credited to your order.

To All: After your deposit is made, your invitations components will be ordered.  The customer will be held responsible for any revision that will require additional design materials to achieve your desired product and will be billed for such.

It is important to remind you that the invitations you are ordering require varying amounts of production time.  All invitations are hand made in house and are not mass produced.  Endless design modifications and proofing will delay the estimated production time initially determined for your order.  The best way to assure that your order progresses in a timely manner is to submit your text in a near print ready manner, i.e. checking for spelling, dates, times, etc.  Style On A Budget will accommodate 3 design revisions, after which, you will be charged a $30.00 fee for each additional revision and the order completion date may be modified if necessary.

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Rush Orders

All orders with a time frame of 4 weeks or less prior to your "in hand" date is considered a rush order. All rush orders must be pre-approved. We are always happy to accommodate rush orders whenever possible. Please contact us so we can help you make selections that will fit your timing requirements.

Prior approval is required for any adjustement to the information deadlines specified in your agreement. Please submit your program text, and spreadsheet files by the date indicated on your agreement (typically 1 week following your RSVP date). Unless given advance approval by your design team, a minimum of 1 week following your final proof approval is required for production and assembly for all accessory items. If sufficient time is not provided, you have the option of changing your "in hand" date to avoid rush fees. Style On A Bduget will not be held responsible for rush orders resulting from a clients failure to send text in a timely manner, failure to respond to proofs in a timely manner, and making excessive changes to the product design which cause delays in production.

Sample Feedback

Provide us with your feedback as soon as possible. Style On A Budget will not be held responsible for rush orders resulting from delays in placing your order after a sample has been sent.

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Digital Proofs

Submit text portions for your invitation and accessory items by the dates indicated on your order agreement. Once your text has been submitted, pdf. formatted proofs will be sent to the e-mail address or they will be faxed for your print approval.

Return your changes in a timely manner by phone or listed in an e-mail. You must send your print approval by e-mail before we will begin printing any order.

We guarantee that your order will be completed within 2 weeks following your final proof approval or by the specified completion date on your order agreement. Style On A Budget will not be held responsible for any incurred delays resulting from a clients failure to send text in a timely manner, failure to respond to proofs in a timely manner, making excessive changes to the product design, late deposits or late payments. Any delays resulting from your negligence may require a modification to the orders completion date to provide sufficient time for printing and assembly or will be billed applicable rush fees.

Your proofs will be the pre-print drafts of your invitation. The product that you will receive reflects the proofs that you approve. We suggest that you take proofing very seriously and have multiple people assist you with this task.  It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that all text portions of your order have proper spelling, grammar & the colors of materials is correct based on the online proofs, samples and/or digital images they are provided with before indicating their approval to send the job to production. Style on a Budget will not be held responsible in any way for errors in spelling, grammar, color or any other printed item once the proof has been approved for production by the client. The client agrees to pay any and all costs in the event that an order needs to be reproduced due to errors that exist in proofs which have received client approval and understands that the current stock availability may require product substitutions and/or rush fees to be added to your order. The cost of reprinting (materials, expedited shipping & printing) after the digital proofs have been approved will be at the clients own expense.

Due to changes in product availability, from time to time substitutions of similar products may become necessary in order to meet your order completion deadline.  You will be notified as soon as possible if any component has been discontinued or is back-ordered and a reasonable effort will be made to find the very best substitution.  If a product cannot be found to meet your satisfaction and you wish to cancel your order at that time, your deposit will not be returned.

If your final product reflects an error that is not evident in the approved final version of your proof, please contact us immediately and we will correct the error and complete the order to meet your specifications.

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Shipping & Delivery

All shipping fees are the responsibility of the client and will be added to the final balance due prior to pick-up, delivery or shipment of your order. An estimated shipping & handling amount is initially added to any order that will require shipment and the amount will be finalized when your order is accurately weighed for shipment and your shipping option is selected. Locally, most clients prefer to pick up their items in person. You should make arrangements when submitting your final payment one week prior to completion. Style on a Budget primarily uses U.S.P.S Priority Mail & Express Mail, however, other arrangements can be made with an alternate carrier service depending on your order needs. Extra attention is placed on the packaging of your order for shipment to ensure that it arrives to you in excellent condition; however, Style on a Budget does not guarantee that your order will arrive on time and/or without damage. Orders will typically arrive within 2-3 business days with Priority Shipping Service and overnight with Express Mail Service. A tracking number will be provided to you via e-mail and your order will require a signature for delivery. If you or someone else is not present to provide a signature, the package will be available for pick up at the indicated address on your "attempted delivery" post card. Shipping insurance is available upon request for any shipment and will be added to the clients shipping bill if requested.

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