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.