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    our style

    at amelia irene design our passion is to create the best handcrafted designs that reflect style and sophistication.  We believe your event should reflect your style and personality as well as the theme of your event as creatively as possible from the Save the Date to the Thank You Card and every detail in between!  amelia irene design specializes in custom designed invitations and event design for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, showers and other special events.  The invitation is the first impression you will make on your guests.  Our handmade creations are custom designed to reflect our clients' visions and themes. With luxurious style and couture designs, our handcrafted invitations are sure to garner a response from your recipients and spark anticipation for the event. They will notice the difference and appreciate what you have selected for them as an introduction to your affair.

    amelia irene design focuses on custom handmade designs that have been digitally printed, letterpress printed invitations and couture invitations.  All of these design suites utilize the best materials available including paper from around the world, midori ribbon, and luxurious embellishments. 

    With the exception of our couture and letterpress invitations our custom design work is complimentary.  Custom Couture and Letterpress invitations require a design fee of $200 in addition to the cost of the invitation suite.

    PROCESS

    1. Initial Consultation

    First contact Amelia to schedule a consultation by email, phone or in person. Your initial consultation should occur a minimum of 4-6 months before your wedding date. On occasion we will accept clients with shorter turn around times if our schedule permits.  A nominal fee to accomodate the rush will be added to the order.  During this initial meeting we will discuss the event, your ideas, your personality and style in order to create a unique Custom design to accurately reflect you and your event. We will then email you a detailed quote and give you a specific time line for completion of your invitations.

    2. DESIGN

    Once your invitation design is finalized you can place your order by completing the Order Form, and emailing it to us. Or you can call and place your order over the phone. We require a 50% Deposit (non-refundable) and the remainder at time of shipping or pick up, we accept Visa, Mastercard or personal check if purchasing in the Raleigh/Durham Triangle area or Greensboro Triad area.  All final payments must be made by either Visa, Mastercard or in cash. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will design your invitation layout and email you a digital proof for your feedback, we will make any requested alterations and email it to you for final approval.

    3. APPROVAL, PRINTING & SHIPPING

    When the design is to your satisfaction, you will then give us approval for printing. All of our creations are professionally printed with the utmost attention to detail. After printing, we will meticulously assemble and contact you to either pick up your order (locally) or have it shipped via UPS.

    TIMING

    Please note that because all amelia irene designs are handmade, the entire design process from consultation to completion can take anywhere from 6-12 weeks depending on the design. Therefore it's important to order Samples and book your Consultation as early as possible. If our schedule permits on occasion we will accept rush orders that require less than 6 weeks turn around.  A nominal fee will be added to the order to accomodate the rush and extra hands required to complete the invitations.

    PAPER ACCESSORIES

    Don't just stop at the invitation!  Complete a cohesive design by adding paper accessories to your event.  amelia irene design creates handmade designs to accent the decor at your event.  We offer a 10% discount on paper accessories if we were selected to design your invitation suite. Our line of accessories include:

    • Table Numbers
    • Place Cards
    • Reserved Table Cards
    • Programs
    • Menu Cards
    • Favor Tags
    • Custom designed packaging for favors and gifts
    • Hand bound albums and guestbooks
    • Thank you Cards

    The majority of our work is custom in nature, however, we offer a limited number of mass produced designs that can be purchased for your event.  These provide a cost effective option without compromising great style.