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San Jose, CA

Specializing in event stationery (but not limited to), my goal is to give you the opportunity to express your personality and style through design that exemplifies you. With over 10+ years in the design world and loving every second of it, coupled with my innate nature to help others, and being the planner at heart that I am, allow me to provide a one-of-kind design experience. Simply stated, Rita Alexis Design is smitten with all things design.

RAD Minivite FAQ

FAQs about the RAD Minivite Wedding Collection

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Welcome, sweet bride-to-be and fiance!

The Rita Alexis Design (RAD) Minivite Wedding Collection was created to help you brides-to-be who want to have that unique look, but not necessarily have to pay the full custom fee nor spend the months creating that perfect suite (although, you’d love to!)

The RAD Minivite Wedding Collection is a set of pre-designed wedding suites that are smaller than the traditional invite (simply cute-as-a-button!) and are used in unison with your website to give your guests a full experience (no extra return envelope nor postage needed!). They aren’t your run-of-the-mill traditional designs, although some lean that way. Pricing is a bit on the mini side and we will work alongside one another to semi customize your suite to represent you and your love.

Throughout, you’ll find some quick frequently asked questions to help you understand the process and the product. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at hello@ritaalexisdesign.com.

 
 

Details

 You're given  100 . If you need more, I can definitely send a new estimate with the addition of what you need.

You're given 100. If you need more, I can definitely send a new estimate with the addition of what you need.

 They are smaller than your average invite. They are around  3.5x5.5  in size (versus the 7x5 of the traditional invite). And since they are mini–hence MINIvites.

They are smaller than your average invite. They are around 3.5x5.5 in size (versus the 7x5 of the traditional invite). And since they are mini–hence MINIvites.

 It means it is  matte –so no glossy shine here!

It means it is matte–so no glossy shine here!

 Digital is the  printing process . It is printed on a digital printer (kind of like when you get your pictures printed).

Digital is the printing process. It is printed on a digital printer (kind of like when you get your pictures printed).

 
 

PROCESS

Below is an over-arching summary of the process we'll go through. 

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1   |  Choose the suite that best represents you and your love. Add to cart.

2  |  Submit wording or questions.

 
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1   |  Design process (two rounds of proof, unless otherwise noted)

2  |  Receive proofs (submit changes or move forward to next step)

3  |  Approve proofs (within 24 hours)

 
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1   |  Off to the Presses–your invitation suite is printed!

2  |  Invitation suite is shipped to client.

 
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1   |  Assemble Suites and Stamp (this is where you ask your bridesmaidsto have what I call a “production party!”

2  |  Drop in mail to be delivered to your guests.

3  |  Guests smile as they open that sweet minivite suite! 


TURN-AROUND TIME

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Total time is between 3-4 weeks.

Once we’ve solidified your order (order paid in full, wording is submitted, and you’ve received the go-ahead email from me), the turnaround time is approximately 3 weeks for process, design, print and send off to be shipped.

You’ll receive your first proof within a week of your purchase. Any changes should be submitted back to me within 24 hours. I’ll then return a new proof to you within 1-2 days. Once you receive, you’ll have 1 day to submit approval.  Any longer will result in a delay in the overall timeline. Additional proofs will cost $35. See the “custom” section for more details.

Shipping times will depend on your location. Within California will be around 2-5 days. Anywhere else is around 1+ week.


TIMELINE

Below is a general rule-of-thumb timeline for all of your wedding stationery. Add +2 months if you're having a destination wedding. You can download your own printable guide, as well!

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Order Save the Dates
7-9 months (local)

Mail out Save the Dates to Guests
6-8 months (local)

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Purchase Invitations
4-5 months (local)

Mail out Invitations to Guests
2 months (local)

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Purchase Day-of Wedding Day items:
2.5 months before wedding


CUSTOMIZATION

All collections come with font color changes and content updates. You can update fonts and colors to certain suites for an additional price. See the breakdown below.

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Font Color (included):

You may request a font color change on any design, but you must choose from the color palette list. Additional rounds are $25 per round. You are able to choose 2 options that I will mockup for you to make your ultimate selection.

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Font (Additional Rate):

You may request a font change on any design, but you must choose from the font guide. Font changes are available at a rate of $25 per design. You are able to choose 3 options that I will mockup for you to make your ultimate selection.

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Design Color (Additional Rate):

This can be a bit more challenging–especially with certain suites. As such, we are only offering color changes to the designs (from our color palette) to the following suites:

These will be be available for $45 per design.


UPGRADES

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I can definitely add on the following:

  • Envelope liners
  • Belly Bands
  • Envelope Address Printing
  • Ribbon
  • Production (I put your pieces together)
  • Rubber Stamp

In your Message or Notes to me when you purchase (or an email), please list out what you'd like to add and I'll send you over an estimate. 


 

HELPFUL TIPS FOR WEDDING STATIONERY TIMELINE AND BUDGET

– TIP #1 –
You’ll need to create your guestlist first.

– TIP #2 –
Once you solidified that, you’ll need to roundup addresses.

– TIP #3 –
Don’t forget to account for the time you (or your stationer) will have to address the envelopes.

– TIP #4 –
More importantly, if your stationer isn’t doing the production work on your invitations (i.e. putting your invites together and addressing them) you’ll need to add this extra cushion of time to your timeline.

– TIP #5 –
If you’re a worry-wart, add 2 weeks to a month to the timeline. This will allow for any ‘oopsies.’

– TIP #6 –
Postage! Remember, each invite requires postage, which cost money! Don’t forget to include that in your budget.

– TIP #7 –
And any square envelopes or thicker envelopes will cost more money to mail. It is important to take one of your invites to the Post Office to check.

 

RAD MINIVITE INSPIRATION

 

If you're wondering what inspired me artistically and creatively, you've come to the right place! So what inspired me?

ITALY.

The country of my dreams finally came to a reality when my husband and I spent a whole two weeks on this beautiful mediterranean country (proof here!) Through this amazing experience, I was inspired, revitalized, and not only from the gorgeous architecture, art pieces, or the warm, hand-gesturing culture, or the drool-worthy food (because good-lord, was it delicious)... but I was inspired by spending uninhibited time with my sweet husband. And thus came to life the Rita Minivite Wedding Collection! Each piece is inspired by an Italian city. Enjoy my labor of love!