● Invitations and announcements for all occasions
● Personalized stationery
● Holiday cards, corporate and personal
● Calligraphy services (envelope addressing, place cards, signs)
● Signs, runners, and banners
● Programs, menus, and napkins
● Place cards, and guest favors
We cater to weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, anniversaries,
charity events, and any other occasion you want to make just that much more special.
We can meet you one of our home offices Malibu, CA and Seattle, WA,
or work with you remotely.
First Impressions Designs was founded in 2011 with the goal of not just providing clients
with a service or product, but also a wonderful experience that really adds something to
each client's event planning process or stationery ordering process. First Impressions
takes a very hands-on, one-one-one approach to ensure that everything is custom
designed and ordered to a client's desires. We believe in making custom products
available to everyone, so we have a wide range of styles, colors, designs, themes, and
to hear what clients have to say or contact us for more information.
How do I reach you?
Use our contact form or email us at Info@FirstImpressionsDesigns.com.
When/how was First Impressions Designs started?
After Reagan graduated from Georgetown University, she went to work doing what
she loved: event planning/management, marketing, and P.R. Reagan later received
her Master of Communication Management specializing in marketing and interpersonal
communication from the University of Southern California. At this time she decided to
open up her own events company focusing on the back-end and lead-up to the event, which is where First Impressions Designs was born. She now runs the Seattle and remote operations from her home in Seattle, WA and Jill runs the Los Angeles operations.
Why should I work with First Impressions instead of other companies?
In two words: quality and service. We believe in making high quality stationery and event accessories available to all. That means being able to accommodate a wide range of budgets, styles, themes, and events, while never compromising our quality. The other thing we never compromise is our level of service. Our customers become our family and we will do everything we can to help create your perfect product.
I'm planning a large event, how can you help?
Many companies specialize in event planning, invitations, calligraphy, envelopes, place cards, signage, aisle runners, or banners, but, not many companies provide their clients with all of the above. That means dealing with more vendors, more phone calls, more emails, and more coordination. If you are planning a large event and need many products, consider us your one stop shop! By working with one company, you can work through your vision once and there will be a cohesiveness in the details of your wedding or other event. It will save you time and energy. Not to mention, you will enjoy seeing your ideas and dreams come alive with our experience and quality products.
What are your prices?
At First Impressions Designs, we believe in making customized and personalized events and event products available to everyone, regardless of budget. In fact, compared to many popular invitation websites (that have limited customizability), our prices are far lower and our customer service is much higher.
How do I order invitations and other event accessories?
There are two ways:
You can meet with one of our invitation and event accessory experts in Seattle, Washington or Malibu, California. During the meeting you tell us what your event needs are, what your budget is, and what we can do to help. You can browse through, touch, and feel hundreds of samples. We will then work with you to create the perfect product(s) for your special occasion. We take care of all of the details, just leaving you with the joy of ordering your invitations or other stationery product! The best part is that it doesn't cost you anything to use this full-service option! To set-up a no-obligation appointment, contact us.
This option is perfect if you don't live in Seattle, Washington or Los Angeles, California or if you do but would rather work with us remotely. Just let us know what items you're looking for, your budget, and the overall vibe you're wanting. Since we're experts in all of our products, we can quickly pull a few ideas together that we think match your vision. We'll send them over to you and then move forward finding more ideas or tweaking the ones already found based upon your feedback. This option has allowed us to work with people throughout all of California, in New York, in Washington DC, in Atlanta, in Europe, in Anguilla, and more! Cut out the hours of online searching and just focus on the options that really matter to you by contacting us today.
Where do your products come from?
Several places. We proudly offer all Carlson Craft, McPherson, Tatex, Printswell, Birchcraft Studios, and Elum Umi 1 products (these companies represent most of the largest wholesale distributors of stationery and paper event products). We are experts in each of their products and can get them custom made to fit all of your needs and wishes, while taking the hassle and stress out of designing and ordering yourself. Other products are completely custom designed and create either by-hand, in-house or by our custom printing partners.
What are your turn around times?
The time it takes to receive your order depends greatly on the project. We are committed to completing all projects as quickly as possible, but it is highly recommended that you order early. When we first begin discussing your ideas and needs, you will get a specific timeline.
Do you rush orders?
We do not rush orders. 99% of issues with orders occur during rush processing. Because customer satisfaction and experience are our number one priority, we try to limit any issues as much as possible, which means not providing rush service. We recommend you order early.
We do not guarantee a delivery date. Even after it is shipped, there are often delays with the shipping companies.
What forms of payment do you accept? When is payment due?
First Impressions Designs accepts cash, personal checks or credit cards. You will receive a paper and/or electronic invoice that lists each service or product, each service's or product's cost, tax (if applicable), and shipping (if applicable).
When picking up the order in person:
A 50% deposit of the presumed total is needed to place your order and start the proofing process. Payment of the remainder is due upon receipt of the order.
When having the order shipped directly to you:
Payment in full of the presumed total is needed to place the order and start the proofing process. If further charges are incurred during the design, ordering, and printing process, that balance is due upon receipt of the order. There will be a $50 late fee for every 30 days your invoice is past due.