The Proofing Process

One of the most crucial aspects when it comes to creating your invitations and / or stationery is proofing. Here's a rundown of our ordering and proofing process:

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1. Place Your Order

You can either place your order by using the configuration options on the website or, if you need some help, we'll create a custom order for you based on your requirements.

At this stage the only information we'll gather will be:

  • Your chosen design, items, configuration and quantities
  • Your shipping details

When your order is placed we will order any materials not subject to proofing, such as cardstock, envelopes, pocketfolds, ribbon, wax seals, and so on. With this in mind it's important that you build an overage into your requirement. Our stock order rotation is fortnightly.

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2. Details Requested

Typically within 24 hours we will send you an email requesting the information we need to begin the proofing process. This email will be sent from hello@ellebeedesign.co.uk and sent to the email address you used when processing your order.

For Save the Dates and Invitations this will be all of the key bits of information relating to your day; the who, where, when and any additional bits of detail required. If your order includes personalised printing, such as the printing of guest names, envelope addressing and alike, you'll be sent a template to complete with all of this information too.

For table plans, you'll be sent a template to complete with all of your guest details and who's sitting where.

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3. Proofs Sent

From here we'll send you over the initial draft of your items, in .pdf format. For suites of items this will usually be a single .pdf file containing all elements (invitation, RSVP, inserts, belly band). 

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4. Reviews

There are two revision rounds included with every wedding invitation and stationery order we process, ensuring that you can request changes to content and minor layout adjustments. We'll work with you 1-on-1 to ensure that we're accurately reflecting any changes requested.

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5. Approval

The acceptance of your proofs is formalised by using a link on our website to confirm we can move forward with your order.

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6. Printing

Now that your order is approved you'll move into our printing and production schedule. At this stage we'll order any elements that are outsourced and were subject to proofing - belly bands for example - and begin the printing of your items.

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7. Shipping

Our goal is to ship all wedding invitation and stationery orders within 2 weeks of the sign-off being received. A courier service is used in all instances, whether in the UK or abroad.

You can check out the current lead times (from point of ordering to dispatch) for our different products here

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Still have questions?

Then please don't hesitate to contact us; you can use the live chat in the bottom corner, or contact us using:

  • hello@ellebeedesign.co.uk
  • 01905 28997