TIMING for custom wedding invitations

Please contact us to begin the custom design process for your wedding 5-6 months before your wedding 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!

How long will this take?

The design and production timeline for custom invitations is 10-12 weeks before your desired mailing date. 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. 

okay, so what's my mailing date?

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

For Save-the-Dates, your mailing date is typically 8-12 months before your wedding date.

 

WEDDING day details

Coordinating wedding day details such as ceremony programs, cocktail and reception menus, bar signage, event signage, favor packaging and cocktail napkins can also be designed to fit your custom suite for an additional fee. 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 wedding 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 wedding date to get pricing and timeline for event items if you aren't already working with us for custom 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.

 

How does this work?

the custom design Process

 

CONSULT

Hi! Hello! Nice to meet you! We meet! Usually via email, phone or in-person if you're in New York. We'll discuss your needs, style and overall paper budget. A quote will be calculated and presented to you after this meeting along with a production schedule. If you say, "Yes!" we will get to designing with a deposit of 50% of your total quote.

DESIGN

A mood board and three separate design directions will be prepared for your review after you supply us with working copy. Actual paper and ink swatches will either be mailed to you or gathered for your review during a second scheduled in-person presentation if you're in New York. After your review, we will refine the design together for up to 3 rounds until it is perfect.

PROOF

A final design proof will be delivered to you for your sign-off. At this time, it is important that you review all spelling, grammar, punctuation and event information. Your approval at this stage finalizes the design before it goes to press and your layout at this point is considered final. The remainder of your balance is due at this time. OMG you guys, it's happening!

PRESS & SHIP

Our press will be officially commissioned! All printing and production will be handled by us. Your order will be delivered 4 weeks after printer commission. It is carefully packed and delivered to you ready-to-assemble. If calligrapher commissioning and/or full assembly is required, please let us know early in the process so we can give you a rate and build time in the schedule.

 

INVESTMENT

A fully custom designed wedding invitation suite starts from $23/set for 100 sets of invitations printed in 1-color letterpress on 100% cotton paper. Custom designed digitally offset invitations begin from $21/set for 100 sets on 100% cotton paper. All printing and fine finishing for our stationery is proudly done in the United States by our trusted and talented vendors. 

One standard set includes a double-thick oversized formal invitation, a reply card, a reply envelope with mailing address, and an outer envelope with return address. The per set estimate is based on a quantity of 100 sets. If you have more sets to order, your price per set may decrease depending on the number of sets ordered. On average, for weddings with mailing lists larger than 200, per set averages are $18/set and lower. If more pieces per set are added, the pricing will vary depending on quantity.

To get 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.

Additional pieces you may wish to include to round out your suite could include save the dates, reception cards, directions and accommodations cards, welcome reception, rehearsal dinner and day-after brunch cards, event inserts such as Sangeet, Mendhi or Garba cards and, of course, thank you notes.

Upgrades to your suite can be produced such as laser cut sleeves, custom wraps, patterned envelope liners and wax seals. Upgrades to production technique such as multiple letterpress ink colors, foils, hand engraving, edge painting, beveling, and custom die and laser cutting can be commissioned. We are also happy to experiment with you and work with offbeat materials to produce a truly one-of-a-kind end result.

wedding day details

A list of the items that are the most requested for the wedding day and related events that you may consider are below. Since the needs for every wedding are different, this quote is truly custom making it hard to list a starting price. Of course, anything is possible. Contact us today for a quote. 

To Welcome

Tote Bag
Event Itinerary
Treat Packaging
Welcome Party Signage

To Wed

Signage
Ceremony Program
Refreshment details

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

Day of details from matt & maria's martha's vineyard wedding. photo credit: jenny moloney.
see more of jenny's photos from this wedding here.


NEXT STEPS

Please fill out the form below and say hello. If you're in New York City, we'd love to meet you in person to discuss your event and review samples. If you're not, we are happy to meet you over Skype or FaceTime and mail you something to look at. 

Since every event is different, a custom quote will be calculated to suit your needs and fit your budget. This quote will also include a production schedule. Once a quote is approved, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space and begin work. 

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