A design is something that appeals to you and is something that you will instantly love. Designing any project is a process that moves from the general to the specific, evolving more detail as the design unfolds.

At Sugar Ink Design, we will work closely with you from start to finish creating an amazing design that you will capture the essence of your imagination and idea. Here is our process.

design process

We can incorporate your personal style and overall vision of the perfect invitation with a custom design. Give us your ideas, including color choices and any samples you may have collected from magazines or online. We know that the invitation sets the tone for what's to come! We can help you put it all together, creating a unique ensemble of coordinating elements that carry the same theme throughout.

request an estimate

To submit your request for a free estimate, send an e-mail to Please include a general idea of which direction you are going in as far as design style goes... include colors, quantity and time frame. After information is reviewed, you will receive a detailed estimate. We ask that you review the Service Agreement on our website. Please print, sign and bring with you to the consultation or scan and e-mail to We require a $25 initial start up fee. If you would like to schedule a consultation, the fee will be collected at the consultation. If you choose to pay the 50% Deposit at the consultation, the $25 fee is waived. If you decide not to meet with us, we are happy to work with you via e-mail. The $25 fee still applies unless you choose to pay the 50% Deposit or full amount due. ALL payments are non-refundable.

design proofs

Once the image/set up fee is received, we will get started on designs based off of your ideas by sending you 2 different design proofs to choose from. Please keep in mind that these are only rough drafts and ANYTHING can be changed, rearranged, etc. When you have decided that you like the direction in which the design is going, we will then require that you pay a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total estimated cost and the signed contract.

review & final approval

After receiving a .pdf file of your final design, you will need to check for any errors, accuracy and any other changes necessary. All changes after final design up to 30 minutes are free, any time spent after will be included in the final price. You must approve all proofs before any designs are sent to print. The remaining balance will be due prior to printing.