custom invitations

Bespoke design for your guests' first impression to their last.

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Niru & Baku is delighted to work with a limited number of couples per year on custom invitation and event design for weddings and events.

The custom design process is for someone who is excited to establish a cohesive look for an immersive guest experience. Niru & Baku designs and produces details such as save-the-dates, invitations and event details to ensure a fully branded event. 

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Ordering Custom Invitations

How long is the custom design process?

The design and production timeline for custom invitations is 10-12 weeks before your desired mailing date. This is 5 weeks longer than the timeline for ordering Prêt invitations. We like to finish 2 weeks in advance of your invitation mailing date to give you ample time to assemble, address (or commission a calligrapher to address) and mail. All our stationery is proudly printed and finished in the U.S.

what's my mailing date?

Your invitation mailing date is typically 4-6 weeks before your event date. If many of your guests are traveling for your event, we suggest sending your invitation 6-8 weeks in advance of your event date.

For Save-the-Dates, your mailing date is typically 6-9 months before your event date.

TIMING for custom invitations

Please contact us to begin the custom design process for your event 5-6 months before your event date if you have already sent out your Save the Dates. If you have not sent them out yet and plan to, please contact us shortly after you set your date. Shorter timelines can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis. Get in touch!

i love a design you've already done. will you recreate a past custom design for less? 

We are so happy you love our work! Generally, we will not recreate past work because it takes a considerable amount of time to tailor an already-designed invitation to your unique celebration. We would rather use this time to help you come up with something original and completely perfect for you. If you would like to order a pre-designed invitation, please consider the offerings in our Prêt Collection.

Event Details

Coordinating details such as ceremony programs, cocktail and reception menus, bar signage, event signage, favor packaging and cocktail napkins can be designed to fit your Custom or Prêt suite. We've done everything from custom welcome tote bags to custom lobster bibs and pint glasses! Let us know what you need!

If you've already sent your invitations out and need event details designed and produced, we would be delighted to help you establish a look that works with your wedding decor and maintain it throughout all items for your day. 

Please be in touch with us a minimum of 8 weeks before your event date to receive pricing and a timeline for event items if you aren't already working with us for Custom or Prêt invitations. If you are already working with us, we will provide a schedule for you to follow to get back in touch for day-of items with your estimate.

A list of the items that are the most requested for the wedding day and related events that you may consider are below. Of course, anything is possible. Contact us today for an estimate. 

To Welcome

Tote Bag
Event Itinerary
Treat Packaging
Welcome Party Signage

to wed

Ceremony Program
Refreshment details
Gift Envelopes

To toast

Cocktail Napkins & Stirrers
Signature Drink & Bar Signage
Hors-d'oeuvre Signage
Escort Cards

To Feast

Reception Menu
Table Numbers
Place Cards
Favor Packaging

The Process


Investment for Custom Invitations

Opening orders for completely custom invitation design begin at $2,500. All printing and fine finishing for our stationery is proudly done in the United States by our trusted and talented vendors. 

To receive the most accurate estimate for your specific celebration, please feel free to contact us to schedule a complimentary telephone consultation. Estimates are turned around within 48 hours. We specialize in producing invitations that employ fine production techniques such as letterpress, foil, hand engraving, edge painting, beveling, and custom die and laser cutting. We can produce invitation presentation materials including laser cut sleeves, custom wraps, patterned envelope liners and wax seals. We are also happy to experiment with you and work with offbeat materials to produce a truly one-of-a-kind end result.

Need a dance floor decal? Custom bar signage? We are delighted to collaborate with your planner, florist and event designer to help produce artwork and printed goods for your wedding day that coordinate with your custom suite.