Custom wedding invitations are as unique as your wedding. Designed for your specific event, with your thoughtful details, they are sure to leave a lasting impression with your guests and be a memorable keepsake for you and your fiance.
- Work with a custom designer, not a generic, big box type stationery store. By working with a graphic designer, you’ll have more options and be able to make your custom wedding invitations as personalized as you would like. Plus, you’ll likely be able to talk directly with your designer, ensuring nothing gets lost with a middle-man.
- Timing. A custom wedding invitation takes a bit more time than a just slapping your names into some pre-made template. Since you’re not using a template, your designer needs a little more time to select fonts that work best with your design, space your personalized wording so that it’s easy to read and thoughtfully place accent elements.
- Budget. Working with a designer doesn’t mean you have to overspend your budget on your custom wedding invitations. You can easily adjust your design to fit within your budget, while still having a unique wedding invite. A basic wedding invite can be customized on a small budget, yet still make a big impact for your wedding.
- You get what you pay for, so ask questions! When it comes to wedding stationery, everything is “sold separately”. In other words, don’t assume that your invitations come with envelopes, you’ll need to provide direction on what style and color envelope you’d like. The response card (whether it be a formal folded card or a postcard) is usually an additional charge as well. Take the time to read through the FAQ section and ask questions if you’re unsure.
- Proof read. We can’t say this enough… PROOF READ! Your custom invitation has all of your unique wording, including names, dates and locations that spell check can not correct. You’re responsible for making sure everything is spelled accurately, so take the time to have you, your fiance, your maid of honor and your parents read through it before giving the final “OK” for print.
Now that the business part of custom wedding invitations is out of the way, don’t forget the fun stuff! Custom invitations can have all the bells and whistles you want:
- For starters, you have a couple different printing options — four color (typical method), letterpress (old school, one color look where the ink is literally pressed into the paper) or white ink (white ink printed on a dark colored paper). You can certainly mix and match to meet your budget and design, it’s up to you and your designer.
- Custom monogram or logo — great for use with other wedding stuff, like the cake, napkins, dance floor, etc.
- Closures — you can get all your wedding stationery wrapped in twine, ribbon, raffia, burlap, sinimay and/or a paper band
- Embellishments — crystals, wooden charms, sand dollar, transparent vellum layer, poker chip or scratch-off
- Envelope liner — a vintage map of your wedding location makes a great envelope liner for your custom wedding invite
- Backing layer — a simple backing layer can make your custom invitation feel more elegant and accent your wedding colors nicely
To start your custom wedding invitation with Serendipity Beyond Design, simply find a design on the site that you’d like to base your custom invitation from. Everything we create is extraordinary, just like your wedding!