Frequently Asked Questions
How much time should I allow for Wedding Invitation design?
It is preferred that you inquire 6 months to a year before your wedding to ensure we can fit you on our design calendar. Your wedding invitations should go out in the mail 6-8 weeks before your wedding, Save The Dates can go out as early as you book your wedding, but ideally no closer than 6 months out.
Can you source my papers/envelopes/items for me?
We handle all of the sources and printing of materials for clients. That is why you’re coming to a Custom Invitation Designer!
What printing methods do you use?
We work with almost any type of printing method and we love to combine them for a more elevated look and feel. Some of our favorite printings methods are
Digital Printing: The most cost-effective option, can be in any color and on almost any paper.
Letterpress: Letterpress uses a custom plate to make a deep impression into a thick, often cotton, paper for a luxurious textured feel. Each color used is separate pass on the printer, each pass will add to the total cost.
Foil Stamping/Printing: Foil can be added to your suite by stamping with a press (like letterpress), printed on flat, or hand-painted with paint or leaf. The most cost-effective option is foil printing.
Engraving: Engraving creates an impression raised off the paper that is pressed from the back with a copper plate. This is the most traditional form of wedding invitation printing and one of the most costly.
Feel free to read more on these printing techniques here.
Do you require a down-payment or a deposit?
We create a comprehensive proposal based on our initial meeting and then collect a 50% design retainer before we begin working. We know things are bound to change throughout the process, so we are always updating the proposal for you! The final invoice will be updated for your final design and choices. This payment will be due before shipment or pick up of your goods.
Will you send out my invites for me?
Yes! We will stamp, stuff, and seal invitations for all postage charges + an additional fee depending on the amount of assembly involved. Otherwise, we always send finished pieces packaged safely to you.
Do you source vintage postage?
Vintage postage is an excellent add-on to your invitation suite! The cost is usually 3-6 times more than the required postage of your suite. We can always mix and match vintage stamps with current ones to bring the cost down.