photo by heather chipps photography

AT ONE + ONLY PAPER,
we know that planning is stressful, the details can be overwhelming, and it all feels so important. That’s why we’re here - to take the stress away, and make the custom stationery process easy and fun for you!

THE DESIGN PROCESS

Our custom process is designed to be simple for you, allowing you to focus only on the details that matter - not worrying about postage rates or how long it will take for you to put everything together. This process has been tested over years of client work, and we’re always looking for ways to improve. Our goal is transparency, so you always know what to expect, and we’ve budgeted enough time to deal with the unexpected. The ideal time to reach out is 9-12 months before your wedding, but we’re happy to work with your specific timeline, and suggest ways to get your invitations out on time without sacrificing quality.

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LET’S TALK!

The first step in the process is a consultation. In addition to learning all about you and your wedding, it’s also a chance to connect. Invitation design can be a highly personal process - here at One + Only Paper we strive to have mind reading abilities, and that happens when we get to know you as a person. Consultations usually last around 30 minutes, and can be scheduled over the phone or in person. To schedule your consultation, click here to fill out a consultation request form.

WORK IT OUT

After our consultation, you’ll receive a customized estimate and timeline for your specific invitation design. We’re happy to offer advice or other options in order to help you stick to your budget - we want you to have your perfect invitations at your perfect price! After the estimate is finalized, and the contract signed, we’re ready to get started!

LET’S DESIGN!

The next time we’ll meet is to look at a digital proof of your invitation design. This is the fun part! We’ll talk about colors, papers, and fun extras, and everything will really start to come together.

PRODUCTION TIME

After you’ve approved the proof, it’s time to sit back and relax, because your work is done. Your invitations will arrive fully assembled, and all you’ll have to do is seal the envelope and pop them in the mail!

ABOUT #OOPAPER

I AM ALISON, the owner of One + Only Paper. I started this company because wedding stationery combines some of my favorite things - art, beautiful printing processes, and celebrations! I think love should always be celebrated, and my goal is that when your guests open your invitations, they will be almost as excited about your wedding as you are!

One + Only Paper was founded in 2013. After graduating with a degree in graphic design, and pursuing a career in web design, I realized that my celebratory nature was more suited for stationery design. Today, I work with brides and grooms who are so excited to be married, and know that their wedding is an opportunity to to gather all their most favorite people in one place, and have the celebration of a lifetime, surrounded by love.



RAVE REVIEWS



Alison was so sweet to work with, and she is extremely talented. I knew I wanted something personalized and I wanted to see invitations in person before choosing. She helped me personalize an invitation that I loved and was so flexible throughout all my changes and new ideas. I also loved that she worked within my budget and never did I feel pressured to buy the top notch package or choice. After loving the invitations, I also had her do my programs, table numbers, and wedding party name cards. I loved how they all complimented each other. I kept finding more for her to do because everything looked so perfect. I loved working with Allison and I would recommend her to to anyone who wants a very unique, special, and personalized wedding invitation suite. Thank you so much Alison!!



I absolutely loved working with Alison at One & Only Paper. I am not the most creative person and I was looking for someone to be able to take what I wanted and put it into realty when it came to the save the dates, invitations and programs. Alison went above and beyond what I had invisioned. She was able to incorporate my husband and I's theme of rustic/modern and create awesome invitations. Everything was perfect and I could have not asked for anything more. Mine included a personalized map, poster with our wedding hashtag for a scavenger hunt, a puzzle save the date, but still they were simple and us. Loved it ALL!

I was unable to find the wedding invitations I had envisioned at traditional stationary companies and decided to go with custom invitations by One + Only Paper. I was able to meet with Alison in person several times and discuss ideas and options with her. She created save-the-dates, invitations, thank you cards, ceremony programs, and a custom monogram that, while all were individual creative projects, coordinated to make a cohesive stationary suite.



Working with Alison of One & Only Paper was such a delightful and pain-free experience! They take much care in their work, and pay close attention to detail. They were thorough in their intake process, and went above and beyond in creating all stationery for our wedding. Alison was accessible, professional, and reliable, always hitting the timelines and giving status updates along the way.

Most importantly, they created a stunning final product. They helped me make sense of all the inspiration I put together, and how it would fit with the venue and our outfits. They did not simply implement instructions; they offered excellent guidance and vision, making the final product a perfect reflection of the day.

I could not have been happier with the stationery they created, the level of service, and my overall experience working with them.

I would highly recommend them to any bride, groom, or others looking for exceptional design and print experience!

OUR WORK


OUR OFFERINGS

INVITATION SUITE:

  • Invitation + return address printed envelope
  • Reply card + reply envelope
  • Reception card
  • Accommodations card
  • Directions card
  • Custom map
  • Secondary cards (any information you’d like to include that doesn’t fall within the categories above)

BELLY BANDS:

  • Ribbon (silk, satin, velvet, cord)
  • Custom wax seals
  • Paper belly bands
  • Custom printed belly bands
  • Custom printed invitation wraps (tissue paper, vellum, or regular paper)
  • Custom tags

ENVELOPES:

  • Guest address printing
  • Envelope liners
  • Custom stamps
  • Vintage stamps
  • Custom embosser

WEDDING DAY DETAILS:

  • Programs
  • Menus
  • Printed place cards
  • Escort boards
  • Welcome signs
  • General signage (favors, guest book, et cetera)
  • Schedule of events
  • Welcome note
  • Cocktail napkins
  • Custom match books
  • Coasters
  • Huggers

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!

  • I love brainstorming fun ideas to make your wedding unique - if you’re looking for something and you don’t see it here, reach out!

FAQ

WHEN SHOULD I ORDER MY INVITATIONS?

It usually takes around 16 weeks for an average invitation design project. If you hope to send your invitations out 8 weeks before your wedding, this means you should begin contacting your stationer around the 7 month mark. If you have already passed that deadline, never fear! We are happy to try to work with your timeline, and offer rush options (depending on our current workload) for the very last minute clients.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO WORK WITH YOU?

I am happy to work within all reasonable stationery budgets. Typically my clients budget between 6-9% of their total wedding budget, and spend an average of $2000. Since each project is so custom, I’m always sourcing new materials, but one constant is that everything you receive is the highest quality material I can find.

HOW LONG DOES THE DESIGN PROCESS TAKE?

It usually takes around 16 weeks for an average invitation design project. If you hope to send your invitations out 8 weeks before your wedding, this means you should begin contacting your stationer around the 7 month mark. If you have already passed that deadline, never fear! We are happy to try to work with your timeline, and offer rush options for the very last minute clients.

DO YOU MAKE ALL OF YOUR OWN ARTWORK?

Yes! Almost all the paintings and drawings you see are my own. I strive for a very personalized aesthetic, which means I am often creating custom artwork just for my clients. We will occasionally use work from other artists, either at our client’s request, or if the project calls for a very specific look (like vintage botanical illustrations).

DO YOU PRINT IN HOUSE?

I do not. Printing is an art form in itself, and in order to provide the best quality for my clients, I outsource my printing.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR MY CONSULTATION?

You need a wedding date, a rough guest count, and idea of what sort of style you are interested in. I ask to see your Pinterest boards or inspiration images - this allows me to get a sense of where you are visually. Everything else we cover during the design process!

HOW MANY INVITATIONS SHOULD I ORDER?

You should order 1 invitation suite per household - this means if you’re inviting a couple who lives together, they will only need one invitation suite, as opposed to 1 invitation suite per person. This works out to roughly half to three quarters of your guest count.

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE A TIMELINE?

The timeline is based on three phases - design, proofing, and production. The design phase is 4 weeks, the proofing phase is 4 weeks, and the production phase is 8 weeks. Your project dates will be based on your wedding date, so we’ll work backwards from there.

MY WEDDING ISN’T FOR A YEAR AND A HALF - WHEN SHOULD I BOOK WITH YOU?

If you have a wedding date and an approximate guest list, you can book as soon as you’re ready to! Benefits to booking early include locking in a lower price, and ensuring a spot on our calendar - since One + Only Paper does such custom work, we can only take on a select number of clients in a given season.