MF Creative Designs

FAQs

Pricing & Timing

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO WORK WITH YOU?

I am happy to work within all reasonable stationery budgets. Typically my clients spend an average of $2K-$3K on each project. Since each project is custom, its hard to nail down a specific cost.

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE A TIMELINE?

The design portion is 2 weeks, the proofing portion is roughly 2 weeks, and the production phase is 3-6 weeks depending on if we are doing full service assembly! Everything will be based on your event date or date needed, so we’ll work backwards from there.

WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE?

Cash or Check only please!

WHEN ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO MEET?

We are by appointment only! Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30am - 3:00pm are my in studio hours, but I am happy to meet any nights & can chat on the phone at any time! We are based in Dallas, Texas but we love to work with any & all out of towners! Give us a shout! (214.437.6974 or melanie@mfcreativedesigns.com)

Process

HOW LONG DOES THE DESIGN PROCESS TAKE?

It usually takes around 10-12 weeks for an average invitation design project. If you are aiming to send your invitations out 8 weeks before your wedding, this means you should begin the paper process around the 6-7 month mark. If you are already past that, no worries! We can try to work with your timeline & we offer rush options!

WHAT DO I NEED HAVE READY FOR MY CONSULTATION?

I will send you a questionnaire to fill out prior with all pertinent information! I would also love if you brought any pictures or ideas of styles you gravitate towards or envision for your day, event, or brand! We'll chat all the other details including quantity needed and any etiquette, as well as obviously design direction.

WHAT ALL DO YOU OFFER?

Again, the sky is the limit! Anything from logos, menus, invites, programs, rehearsal dinners to thank you notes, koozies, place cards, escort cards & signage. We can brand your event or company from the first hello to the last hurrah!

CAN YOU COPY ARTWORK FROM A SAMPLE WE LIKE?

I will not copy something exactly as that is someone else's work, but we can work together to define why you like that particular piece & try to hone in a design that is similar but reflects your event or company's specific desires!

Printing

DO YOU PRINT IN HOUSE?

I don't print myself, however I work with some of the best printers in town! Printing is an art form in and of itself!

WHAT KINDS OF PRINTING CAN YOU DO?

Man! The sky is the limit! We do anything & everything! Letterpress, flat printing, foiling, acrylic, beveled edges, edge paint, die cutting, embossing, thermography, and engraving are the basics, but we love to think outside the box! 

HOW DOES ADDRESSING WORK?

We can use variable date printing, which means printing directly to the envelope with your excel spreadsheet of addresses OR boy, I do have some amazing calligraphers we work with!