Preparing for your Design Consultation with JKS!

Another week – another JKS blog post! Today we’re talking about the steps you can take to prepare for your JKS order! Be it save the dates, invitations, seating cards, signage or favors, the steps below can all be done prior to your design consultation – so by the time you sit down with us you’ll have all the info we need to create the perfect package for your big day!

Step One – Determine a Quantity!

This can be done in numerous ways – but our favorite is with a spreadsheet (this will come in handy when it comes time to print your invitation envelopes!) We have some template Excel sheets that we send to our couples (depending on what they’re ordering,) that look like this:

Example Excel sheet for guest count – and later guest addresses!
Example Excel sheet for table numbers

Setting up your spreadsheets this way from the get go will save you lots of time retyping things down the road.

Step Two – Setting a budget!

Sit down with your fiance and discuss what you’d like to spend on your order. This varies from couple to couple and can sometimes be hard to determine. We often have couples tell us they “have no idea” how much invitations or extras cost. All of our packages are tailored custom to our couples, and we can work with (almost,) any budget! If you come to us with a number, we’ll create packages for you based on that number. Setting a budget prior to your design consultation is SO helpful when it comes time for us to quote your package!

Quick story for you – one of our JKS couples put together all the pieces they need for their invite package on an online site and the total cost for the package was OVER $7,000.00. They were so nervous about cost when they came to meet with us, but we sat down and discussed their needs, and provided them with a ton of money saving options. At the end of the day their package from us included ALL of the pieces they included in their quote from the online company – PLUS custom design , RSVP stamps, and assembly for a fraction of the price!

Step Three – Start thinking inspiration!

This is often the most difficult part of the process for many couples. Think of it this way: when you think about your wedding day, what do you picture? Do you want an elegant black tie affair, or a casual fun vibe? Your wedding invitation and decor is your chance to convey this message to your guests. Planning an invitation that matches your vision for your big day is our specialty! Knowing your wedding theme, color scheme, and even floral arrangements can be very helpful for us as we begin the design process!

& there you have it! Three steps to make all your ordering from JKS a total breeze! Remember to follow us on social media to ensure you’re up to date on all the latest and greatest info from JKS!