Custom Wedding Invitations
Your wedding invitations are one of the first pieces your guests will see as well as one of the few tangible items that they keep. Invitations are a glimpse into your big day. They should not only be a sneak peek of your wedding day, but also have a reflection of your personalities and love story.
Together, we will create one-of-kind invitations with custom artwork and illustrations. I love working with couples that want to add special touches to their stationery. Do you share the love of books? Or love to watch baseball together? Maybe one of you is a lobsterman? I love hearing your unique story and creating fun ways to incorporate little details into your invitation suite.
Quality of work
All artwork and illustrations are created from scratch for each couple. Invitation suites are printed on your choice of luxury papers. Printing capabilities are endless; digital, hot foiling, letterpress, die-cutting, as well as many other printing method options. Whether it’s a fun and bright watercolor crest or an elaborate gold foil on velvet paper, I will always strive to create memorable designs that guests will want to save as a keepsake from your big day.
The custom design process is such a fun part of your planning experience. There is something so special about working with a designer that gets to know you and creates custom artwork and illustrations that reflect your personalities and wedding visions. I value the collaborative process and friendships I create with my couples. I listen to your story and encourage creativity and ideas.
The Design Process
Get in touch by submitting a quote request or scheduling a consultation so that I can learn about you, your style, stationery requirements, budget, and timeframe. If you have any inspiration photos or ideas that you have in mind, feel free to send them over! From there, I will create a custom proposal and send it your way. Once the proposal is perfect, I require a 50% retainer to reserve your date on my design calendar. I will then send over a form to gather all of your wedding details so that I can create your perfect invitations.
Let the fun begin! I will work on a look-book that includes a mood board, color palette, and at least 2 unique sketches of your invitation suite. You will then select the design and any changes and feedback in your online portal before I start any artwork or illustrations. This takes about 2-3 weeks from the start of the design month we agreed on.
The magic begins
Based on your feedback on my sketches, I will bring the invitation design to life with custom artwork, your color palette, and beautiful typography. We will go through multiple rounds of digital proofs to make sure the design, colors, wording, and layout are perfect. Once everything is approved I will send over a final proof + print release and then the real magic happens!
Where it comes together
Once the print release is signed, I will prep and send your invitation suite to print. Some items are printed in-house while others are printed using incredible artisans and high-quality print shops. I can then mail you the suite to assemble yourself or I can take care of stamping, sealing, and mailing to your guests for you.
It doesn’t stop there!
It’s all about the little details. I will take inspiration from your invitation suite to create beautiful day of items that will make your day even more memorable. Some items I offer are; welcome signs, seating charts, place cards, menus, favors, programs, and many more. I will pull the vision of your wedding day together by creating stationery that will show your personality and love story in the details.
When to order custom invitations
Custom artwork and design takes time. I recommend getting in touch with me at least 8 months before your wedding day to allow enough time for the design and production of your invitation suite. Are you interested in custom save the dates? Reach out at least 3 months before you would like to mail them out to guests. Please reach out as soon as possible! I take on a limited number of custom design projects each month.
Custom invitation investment
Each wedding invitation suite is as unique as you and your love story. Pricing is dependent on quantity, pieces needed, and printing techniques. The average Amour Daydream Studio couple spends $2,000 – $6,000 on custom stationery. Invitations start at $1,600 for 100 5 piece sets.