The speed at which we move through this world quickens every day, and I believe that we must find moments of stillness, of connection of beauty. Paper can set the tone and bring in an intimacy that not many other elements can. When it comes to your wedding, the first thing that people will see is your paper. Whether that be Save the Dates or Invitations, the word invitation itself beckons so much warmth and love which is what we want your guests to feel.
WHAT IS FULL CUSTOM?
Our Full Custom option is perfect for couples who want a completely original suite,
created just for them – no templates involved.
Each suite is designed from the ground up, ensuring a fresh and unique result. Our goal is to capture your story and style, making sure your paper goods tell of your love in a way that is specially fit for you. We use colors, design elements and imaginative concepts to create the first initial tactile experience your guests will have of your wedding day.
We work with a limited number of custom clients per season, booking between 10 and 15 weddings annually.
Our custom invitation suites start at a minimum of $2,800. This is a starting point and will be updated as we refine your full custom design. Pricing will then be adjusted to align with the level of detailed customization, total invite count & design work you desire. This can involve a variety of printing processes, such as letterpress, emboss & foil. Also bespoke elements like ribbons & wax seals, along with unique shapes & high quality paper, as well as my time, knowledge, experience to create something that is fully unique to your story.
On average, clients spend $4,000-5,000 for a custom wedding invitation suite and $6,000-8,000 for all of their wedding stationery (save the dates, wedding invitations & day of wedding paper).
There may be no better way to communicate what we do than through images. As you browse our site, take a few moments to let your eyes linger here, and see if you can get a feel for our signature touch.
Timeline & Process
The first step is to submit an inquiry form so that we have a good understanding of what you are looking for. Once received, we will reach out to connect with a phone consultation, either with the couple directly or their event planner/designer.
This is when we will discuss your overall wedding aesthetic and talk through specific must haves for your design. I want to make sure we are fully aligned with your vision and that you understand how the process works. We will walk you through the timeline, talk through any questions, and nail down what you are looking for.
If, following our initial call, you decide to proceed, there are just a few simple steps to reserve your date on our calendar. We will forward our Custom Design Contract for your review and signature. Additionally, we kindly request a non-refundable retainer that will reserve your spot in our books. This retainer will be credited towards the final balance and can be conveniently paid through a provided payment link.
Once those two steps are complete, you are officially booked and we are ready to start designing your suite!
After getting a better sense of your design preferences and style, we proceed to the proofing stage - where the creative fun really begins.
We draw inspiration from our conversations about your aesthetic, images you have shared through Pinterest or a design deck created by your planner, as well as the concrete details you may have already finalized for your celebration, such as the venue, rentals, and floral.
The initial proof will start with two design options to choose from in the first round. Proofs are designed to scale and include any embellishments we discussed, like wraps, custom postage, liners, wax seals, etc. From there, we’ll pick one option and refine it.
We provide four rounds of proofing: the initial round, the second proof, the third proof, and the final copy. Any additional design revisions beyond these stages will be subject to a $50 charge.
After approving the design, we'll send you a detailed invoice and a payment link for your review. We then kindly request a 50% payment based on the estimated total for your invitation suite. Production begins as soon as payment has been received. This is the part where ideas and paper dreams become real!
Our production timeline varies for every order, based on the complexity of the suite. Our team will always estimate a completion date after proofing, but a standard estimate is 3-4 weeks.
Other bits to consider:
Stuffing, Sealing & Stamping:
After the printing process is complete, we'll ship all the items directly to you. If you prefer not to handle any assembly, we can take care of affixing stamps, assembling, and mailing the invitations on your behalf. If you like vintage stamps or calligraphy addresses, just let us know, and we'll make it happen.
In addition to invitations, we also offer day-of materials like ceremony programs, menus, signage, escort cards, and more, all designed to match and enhance your wedding's overall aesthetic.