THE DESIGN PROCESS

 Congratulations to you on your upcoming wedding! Now that you've had a chance to browse the Darcy Hines Designs website, it's time to connect with Darcy to start the process of creating your perfect custom wedding invitations. 

CONSULTATION (4-5 months before wedding) Let's meet up! One consultation is complimentary to discuss requested designs, event details, and view samples. Darcy can meet you in her office, at a local coffee shop or discuss your needs over the phone or via email.  Following the consultation, Darcy will work to create a customized estimate based on the designs that were discussed in the consultation. Your estimate will be emailed directly to you for review as soon as possible.

CONTRACT & DEPOSIT After the estimate is approved and signed, Darcy will provide you with a design contract. The contract and 50% non-refundable deposit (which gets applied to your final payment) is required before any design work is completed.

DESIGN & PROOF Once the design contract and deposit are received, Darcy will create a proof of the design(s) and send via email. Take a while to look at it, spell-check, and make sure you are in love with it!

DESIGN APPROVAL (3.5-4 months before wedding) When initial design is approved, Darcy will email the final proof in which the client will confirm the style, layout, spelling, punctuation, etc. Client must review this carefully as Darcy Hines Designs is not responsible for errors once the final proof is approved. Charges will be assessed for re-printed already printed menus upon the discovery of an error.

PRINT & PRODUCTION After final proof approval is received, Darcy Hines Designs will send the order to print and production. Each order's print time may vary based on the design and quantity. A final invoice will be emailed to the client and remaining payment is due upon project completion. Once the project is completed, it will be available for pick up or carefully packaged and shipped to you. 

ADDITIONAL INFO Darcy Hines Designs accepts cash or check. Final invoice may vary due to design time, materials and shipping. Assembly is not included unless otherwise stated in quote. 6% Iowa sales tax applies to orders placed in Iowa. Client is responsible for any additional mailing costs associated with mailing completed design due to additional weight.

Darcy Hines Designs retains ownership of all original artwork, whether preliminary or final unless release is given in writing.