We like to begin with an in-depth conversation about the design aesthetic and more importantly, the overall mood for the event. Oftentimes, we meet personally with clients in our San Francisco office or via phone. During this initial meeting, we like to establish a budget range for the items to be created, which gives us an idea as to what types of materials and production method will be feasible.
Once we have have a sense of the design style, we move into the concept phase. This sometimes includes a design inspiration, with images that convey texture,
mood, materials, and printing styles. From there, we design several initial, entirely customized concepts specifically to the client's budget and taste.
After feedback on the concepts, we narrow down the designs to accommodate specific requests, text changes, and style choices. We want clients to be thrilled with their design, so we don't cap the number of proofs; it usually takes two or three rounds to get the design finalized.
Once the design has been approved, we move forward ordering materials based on the provided quantity. We always recommend a 15% overage to account for last-minute additions, returns from the post office, photos and keepsakes. While virtually all of our designs are produced by our team in-house, our materials come from around the globe, so production timing can vary.
ASSEMBLY & MAILING
Yonder takes care of the entire assembly and mailing process. We offer custom digital guest addressing, as well as in-house calligraphy in a number of styles. Because our team manages all of the production, we are able to ensure the utmost quality throughout the entire process, releasing that burden from clients or planners.
We see our event work as a branding project, carrying cohesive elements throughout the life of the event. From the first save the date to the final farewell, maintaining a consistent brand ensures that guests are taken care of. Aside from invitations, we specialize in day-of items, such as menus, escort displays, place cards, welcome gifts, dance floor designs, signage for the venue, and much more. Our in-house production allows us the flexibility to work well with ever changing guest lists and last minute modifications. For events both local and afar, we can arrange for an on-site staff member to manage all collateral materials such as the delivery and set-up of signage, menu placement, seating chart management, and even styling assistance for photographers.