TyingTheKnots

Hand Painted Watercolor Wedding Stationery

Tucson, Arizona · 510 Sales

TyingTheKnots

Hand Painted Watercolor Wedding Stationery

Tucson, Arizona 510 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(93)

Announcement   Welcome to Tying the Knots, a studio that specializes in hand-painted custom watercolor wedding stationery. We believe in the beauty of creating with our hands. All of our stationery begins as an original watercolor painting that is created here, in our studio in the desert. We paint the story of how our couples first met, fell in love and proposals. We paint the story of the family beach house, hikes in the forest and weekend getaways.

We believe in quality. We use the finest paper products, paints, and inks to create your custom wedding stationery. We oversee each and every card that leaves our studio to ensure your stationery will be treasured for a lifetime. Our studio is fully equipped to create and print wedding suites of all sizes from intimate ceremonies to elaborate events.

I was chosen as an Etsy "Featured Artist". You can read about our studio and process of working together to create your custom wedding suites here: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2015/featured-shop-tying-the-knots/

w e b s i t e :
www.tyingtheknots.com

n a t u r e / i r e l a n d / p a i n t i n g s :
dustyshamrockstudio.etsy.com

o u r s i s t e r s t u d i o :
deserthoneypress.etsy.com

All our work is ©TyingTheKnots

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Last updated on Dec 17, 2016

Welcome to Tying the Knots, a studio that specializes in hand-painted custom watercolor wedding stationery. We believe in the beauty of creating with our hands. All of our stationery begins as an original watercolor painting that is created here, in our studio in the desert. We paint the story of how our couples first met, fell in love and proposals. We paint the story of the family beach house, hikes in the forest and weekend getaways.

We believe in quality. We use the finest paper products, paints, and inks to create your custom wedding stationery. We oversee each and every card that leaves our studio to ensure your stationery will be treasured for a lifetime. Our studio is fully equipped to create and print wedding suites of all sizes from intimate ceremonies to elaborate events.

I was chosen as an Etsy "Featured Artist". You can read about our studio and process of working together to create your custom wedding suites here: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2015/featured-shop-tying-the-knots/

w e b s i t e :
www.tyingtheknots.com

n a t u r e / i r e l a n d / p a i n t i n g s :
dustyshamrockstudio.etsy.com

o u r s i s t e r s t u d i o :
deserthoneypress.etsy.com

All our work is ©TyingTheKnots

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A little about us...

Meagan Harrington Diaz
Artist

•Solo Gallery Show in Bantry, Ireland 2013 at The Bantry House Estate
•Featured Artist, Etsy 2015
•Featured in Martha's Vineyard Weddings Magazine fall/summer 2016

•Some of Meagan's favorite things~ the smell of the forest, hiking and camping at higher elevations, a family of quail walking together in the desert, watercolors, freckles (not always, but has learned to appreciate their splash of color), our great-grandmother's farmhouse in Ireland, stream of consciousness writing, after all, we should all have a Room of One's Own.
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Melissa Merrill
Assistant Extraordinaire

•Melissa brings structure and whimsy to the studio. Her detail oriented background is an absolute asset to Tying the Knots.. A teacher for ten years, and a Master's Degree in Education Development, Melissa keeps all of the loose ends tied, I's dotted, and T's crossed- all while entertaining our thoughts with an occasional discussion on the topic of Roman philosophy and the power of kindness.

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  • Melissa Merrill

    Assistant Extraordinaire

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Last updated on July 5, 2018
WELCOME!
We are so excited to work with you!

At Tying The Knots, we are dedicated to bringing you high quality, one-of-a-kind artwork. Each item is carefully handcrafted right here in our studio. We oversee each and every card that leaves our doors in anticipation that your stationery will be treasured for a lifetime. Our studio is fully equipped to design and print wedding suites of all sizes from intimate ceremonies to elaborate events.

TRULY UNIQUE
We use your story and vision as a couple as inspiration for the paintings that develop into your custom wedding suite with all original watercolor artwork designed exclusively for your wedding.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
Tying the Knots offers many additional options:
•Specialty Sizes and layouts such as Tri-fold, Gatefold, 4-8 Page Booklets
•Guest Envelope and Return Envelope Addressing
•Specialty Keepsake Memory Book of landscape paintings you have traveled
•Custom Envelope Liners
•Hand-Painted Gold accents (a hand-painted, custom alternative to machine produced/pressed gold foil)
•Larger Original Watercolor Paintings such as larger Custom Maps as keepsakes
•Custom Tags with coordinating Baker's Twine

PRICING
All of our current printing can be found in our FAQ file, website tyingtheknots.com, or otherwise noted in our emails. We have a minimum purchase of $550 which can be reached with Design and Printing Fees combined.

1.Design Fee
Single custom watercolor designs start at $125 (Maps and Itineraries $175). Multiple custom watercolor design packages start at $325. Adding a page with only text and/or one of your existing original designs (no new illustration) $62.50, each page.

2.Printing Fee
Printing is an additional fee to be added after designs are finalized.

3.Deposit
A 50% non-refundable deposit is due once the custom request and contract have been submitted and the details of our design are worked out. Design work cannot begin until the non-refundable deposit has been submitted.

If client subsequently omits or reduces the design work and/or printing amount of any of the items we have previously determined, any original artwork that has not been printed will stay in our possession.

PAPER/ENVELOPE SAMPLES
To get the most accurate color, texture and resolution details on our paper and envelope selections, we offer a sample of our papers and envelopes. Please inquire for details. For pocketfold and gatefold samples, please refer to www.tyingtheknots.com Design Gallery for in-depth details and photographs.

PROOFING
Each custom design (each page) includes 3 proofs with 2 complimentary rounds of revisions. If necessary, we are happy to provide additional proofs at $35 each page for 5x7, $45 each page for 8x10 and $60 each page for 11x14 and up.

Each revision, light illustration revision or text revision will add 5 business days unless an expedited timeline has been previously determined which will add 3 business days, each piece. Additional information on standard and expedited timelines can be found on our FAQ file or information page on our website tyingtheknots.com

When a pencil proof has commenced, and client subsequently changes their mind in the overall aesthetic and/or the changes requested will severely alter the pencil proof, a new proof will need to be created, on a new sheet of watercolor paper, which will result in a new design fee of $125 or $175, respectively. A subsequent change in design direction of a Larger Original painting will result in a new design fee of $425+, based on the originating fee.

Once final proofs are approved, the revision process closes. If changes are requested post final approval on text such as font choices or layout of the text or content of the text, each subsequent change to proof incurs a $50 fee. We cannot alter the watercolors once added. Tying the Knots Custom Watercolor Wedding Stationery is not responsible for any misspellings, typos of our final, approved proofs, or any inconsistencies within a provided address list.

DIGITAL FILES
We believe in quality. We use the finest paper products, paints, and inks to create your custom wedding stationery. We love to oversee the printing and quality of our cards and definitely prefer to handle this final step in our studio, but if you find you would prefer a high resolution file, each file is available at $350 with the exception of the Entire Wedding Design Package. Please refer to Entire Wedding Package for details.

PRINTING/ENVELOPES
Printing is an additional fee to be determined after design work is completed, final proofs are approved and printing agreement and payment have been submitted. Orders under 50 (not collectively but each invitation count under 50, each rsvp count under 50, etc.) are subject to a $125 fee, each printing listing.
Because of the many wonderful steps involved in creating your custom stationery without the use of automated machines, there may be variations in color, and size of the final, printed product. Some cards are custom cut, some papers are mould-made, and embellishments hand-finished, all of which contribute to the one of a kind exclusivity of your final product.
We are happy to send your envelopes out before the printing of our project upon request for an additional $125. Please note:
1) We ship to the address provided at checkout
2) Because we work on multiple projects at one time, clients are responsible for keeping track of the color, size, and type of envelope mailed prior to printing schedules.
3) Save the Dates, Invitations, RSVP cards and Thank You Cards include envelopes. Outer Envelopes, Specialty Envelopes, or Supplemental Envelopes are an additional charge.
4) If we are lining the envelopes, please keep in mind most calligraphers prefer to address an unlined envelope, please refer to your calligrapher for further information before we mail the envelopes.
Although we strive to offer the highest quality products, please note we do not manufacture the envelopes and claim no responsibility for the efficacy of the closure of any envelopes supplied with our custom stationery, as well as the aesthetic satisfaction of the envelopes. Our clients are welcome to supply their own envelopes, but there is no cash value if our clients choose to omit or replace the envelopes that are provided with our custom stationery for any reason.

TIMELINES
Total timelines will vary and cannot begin until your contracts are submitted. In general, we like to have 7-10 business days per item we design for you (custom maps and illustrated timelines 10-12 business days) plus 7-10 business days to print depending on the complexity of our project, time of year and printing method you have chosen.

Each revision, light illustration revision or text revision will add 5 business days unless an expedited timeline has been previously determined which will add 3 business days, each revision. Additional information on standard and expedited timelines can be found on our FAQ file or information page on our website tyingtheknots.com

To avoid any added stress we try not offer final proofs within 2 weeks or less from your wedding date unless previously determined with rush fees. If delayed correspondence results in delayed design pencil proof feedback, delayed final proof feedback or delayed printing feedback, applicable delayed correspondence rush fees and possible expedited shipping fees will be applied.

Please understand that we cannot check in on clients that have delayed communication. We work with sensitive timelines each and every day and need to keep our deadlines with scheduled projects including communication, design, printing and shipping logistics. If we don’t hear back from clients in a timely manner, we cannot assume responsibility on checking in on these projects that will be delayed as a result.

Because we work on multiple time-sensitive events concurrently, envelope and paper selections that are featured in our paper and envelope selection sections can go quickly and might not be available without advance notice. Even with advance notice, very rarely we will receive a package from one of our suppliers that has been damaged. We will find the most expedient resolution to the delay but may not be held accountable for delays that are as a result of shipping of erroneous items, damaged items or delayed items. Although we do our very best to plan in advance, some situations are out of our control such as delays caused by weather, FedEx, USPS, UPS website malware and damaged supplies in shipment to us.

COMMUNICATION
Communication is key in developing your custom wedding suites. We love working intimately with couples and their families and understand that with some projects, many voices would like to heard. Understandably, this can create some confusion and congestion in the overall flow of a project with multiple emails and/or calls from multiple people with the possibility of conflicting ideas. We ask that our main line of communication be with the same person for the duration of our project in order to keep a fluid project pace.

Email is our preferred line of communication so we don’t miss a single detail. We also need to refer, often, to our written correspondence and files supplied by our clients, wedding planners or ourselves throughout the duration of our project.

PROJECT DIRECTION
We are happy to advise on various technical topics of wedding stationery upon request.

Upon request we offer:
1) Font files with many different fonts to choose from
2) Paper samples with envelopes and gatefold samples for purchase to determine exact color representation, texture, resolution and thickness
3) A wonderful array of wording examples, sizes and layouts can be found in our collection of work at tyingtheknots.com

Please note we cannot assume to know which size/color/layout is right for your project as each and every client has a different and wonderfully unique vision from the other. We are more than happy to open that line of communication at your request. For in-depth, personalized direction with valuable insight into specific details that align with your wedding aesthetic, many clients consult wedding planners who can advise their clients in person and in greater detail than we can with our limited digital correspondence.

SHIPPING
Our recommended shipping carrier is FedEx. We cannot assume responsibility once your package leaves our hands. FedEx is the most reliable carrier we work with.

With normal timelines (2+ weeks before the wedding date), we ship using your preference of carrier and shipping window.
Any packages that are shipped 14 days or less of the wedding date, must ship FedEx.
Any packages that are shipped 4 business days or less of the wedding date must be shipped using FedEx, overnight delivery service.

Please note, we cannot assume which mailing address is ideal for our clients. We ship to the address provided by our clients at checkout. Please double check this address before checkout and please note that shipping can occur on a Saturday if the shipping window falls on a Saturday. If a work address is given as the shipping address, please keep this in mind for Saturday delivery.

COPYRIGHT
Tying the Knots retains copyright to its illustrations, and all original artwork created for you as a result of this agreement. To the extent any such work may be deemed to be on commission by you and a work for hire, you hereby agree that Tying the Knots, and not you, shall be the owner of the copyright. By working with Tying the Knots you agree that for any reproductions of such works, digital or physical, you shall pay Tying the Knots $250 for each design, as well as the same print price as outlined in our print pricing plus 50% for each copy made and that failure to report and pay such charges shall be deemed a breach of our contract. Should Tying the Knots prevail in an action for breach of contract of this provision, you will be liable to Tying the Knots for its attorney’s fees and costs in prosecuting such a case, in addition to damages from the breach.

IDLE PROJECTS
We dedicate many hours to our clients' custom projects through communication via email and/or phone consultations and designate specific dates exclusively for each project when creating our schedules. Purchased design work that has commenced via email correspondence, and/or pencil/watercolor proofing, is valid for up to 6 weeks. If we do not hear from you during this 6 week window, projects will be considered idle or abandoned and will be considered completed and marked "shipped" through the original listing.

STUDIO HOURS
Tying the Knots hours are Monday through Thursday, 8AM-4PM MST.
Email is our preferred line of communication so we don’t miss a single detail and we need to refer, often, to our written correspondence.
We are a company of two-three (depending on our wonderful assistants' schedules), so occasionally we are out of the studio on the same dates. We notify all of our existing clients in advance of our absences and plan our projects accordingly to stay on track with our deadlines. Once our project is underway, correspondence will be conducted through our email at info [!at] tyingtheknots.com in which a running calendar of our Out of Studio Dates is listed with each email.

PRIVACY POLICY
Please let Tying the Knots know immediately if we should change your names and or dates to protect your privacy in the case that we share any designs as examples of custom work in our studio and or social media. In some cases, we may substitute or alter designs, fonts, text or placement of text on our designs for photographing purposes.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
REFUNDS
We understand your time is valuable- especially when planning a wedding. The time we devote to our clients is valuable, too. In starting each and every project, much time is devoted to answering emails and/or phone consultations, reviewing and analyzing file attachments, calculating timelines and general thoughtfulness of the concept of designs and initial questions via email or phone consultations. This is why we require a non-refundable 50% of the total project fee to begin the design. Once the designs have been finalized and the printing agreement has been submitted, there are no refunds on the remaining balance paid.

Due to the customized nature of our finished, printed projects, your printed custom stationery cannot be refunded or exchanged.
Payment
Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Etsy Gift Cards, and payments through Pay Pal. State of Arizona residents are charged sales tax.

Because of the customized nature of these projects, most wedding stationery projects require DESIGN payment in full to get your design underway.

~thank you~
Shipping
Our packages are prepared with care to ensure a safe and swift delivery*. With normal timelines (2+ weeks before the wedding date), we ship using USPS 2-3 Day Priority Mail. Any packages that are shipped 6 business days or less of the wedding date, must ship USPS Expedited Priority 1-2 Day mail. Any packages that are shipped 4 business days or less of the wedding date must be shipped using FedEx, overnight delivery service.
*While, in general, shipping arrives exactly as the carrier of choice estimated it would, we use these shipping timelines and methods in our attempts to avoid any lost or delayed deliveries. In the rare case that a package is lost or tracking is unresponsive, we like to have as much time as possible to attempt to track the package.
Additional policies and FAQs
Tying the Knots Custom Watercolor Wedding Stationery is not responsible for any misspellings, typos of our final, approved proofs, or any inconsistencies within a provided address list. Although we strive to offer the highest quality products; please note we claim no responsibility for the efficacy of the closure of your envelopes.

Timelines are such an integral and important part of our job. Please visit our information page for downloadable files on standard and expedited timelines and expenses.
http://www.tyingtheknots.com/information.html

Thank you!