Hi! I’m Lauren Phillips.
I’ve been a custom invitation and design creative director for 7+ years. I love working with clients to bring their vision to life, and have the pleasure of working with them through various life events – weddings, babies, birthdays and other big milestones. I’ve always loved art, design, fashion and food, and I’m lucky to have a career that allows me to use my creativity to help others.
I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, went to Ole Miss (Hotty Toddy!) and moved back after graduation. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, cooking and interior design. I reside in Dallas with my husband, Ben and dog, Lola.
Policies + Procedures
Deposit and Payment:
A 50% deposit is required for all orders. Payment is due at the time of proof approval.
We offer digital printing services to address your envelopes. This is an optional service and will be included in your invitation proposal. While this service is optional, we believe it’s the final touch to complete the package – it’s also the first thing your guests or recipients will see. Proofs for addressing will be sent digitally before the printing begins. Style, fonts and ink colors will reflect the invitation suite. If you choose to have Bungalow address your envelopes, we require guests lists to be submitted in our Excel format which will be emailed to you to complete.
We work with and can recommend a number of calligraphers here in the Dallas area. They are all fabulous and offer styles from formal to funky. We are happy to connect you with one of them to handle all your addressing needs.
Standard Postage and Custom Postage:
It is always recommended to take your invitations to the post office to determine postage amount. Postage will vary based on size and weight of your envelope. Other factors like bulkiness or bend-ability will adjust the postage amount required. For instance, a square envelope will always cost more to mail than a standard rectangular envelope. While we can make recommendations on which postage would complement your invitation suite, we require all postage to be purchased and ordered by our clients.
Invitation Assembly and Mailing:
We are happy to assemble your invitation suites! Pricing for this service is based on your invitation design and quantity, and will be estimated in your proposal. Please note that this service is completely optional. Whether you choose for us to assemble your invitations or prefer to handle this on your own, once they are complete we can either ship them to you, or have them available for pick up in our shop. Shipping costs will be billed back to the client. When it comes to mailing your invitations, we recommend you take them to the post office to weigh before ordering postage (Postage rates will vary based on envelope size and weight). Postage can be purchased from a Post Office or online at the USPS website. Custom postage websites are also available. We love Zazzle.com as well as Stamps.com. Once your envelopes are sealed, stamped and ready to be mailed, we recommend taking them to the post office and ask for the envelopes to be hand canceled.