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What is the difference between custom designs and semi-custom designs?

Custom

  • Custom designed invitation suites are the perfect way to bring your invitation dreams to life and create your one-of-a-kind suite for your wedding or next special event.
    I consider your likes, dislikes, and details for your special event, giving you the ability to be a bit more hands-on during the design process, and you have access to some pretty awesome upgrade options, including letterpress and foil printing.
    Be warned though, to create your dream design, it takes time and I require a minimum of 6 months from your special day to meet the recommended timeline.
    In-built custom design fee is $180

Semi-custom

  • Semi custom is where you choose a pre-made invitation suite design that requires minimal customisation i.e. just names, dates, venue, and other required information.
    It has a faster turn around and is a more cost-effective option (no inbuilt design fee like with Custom). This option still allows you to have awesome print options, including letterpress and foil printing depending on the chosen Invitation Suite.
    It is perfect for that client that loves my work and still wants something of very high quality but may not have the time and/or budget for a fully customised project.

If I have my own wording, colours in mind, can you incorporate this into the design?

  • In most cases yes, you only need ask and I will try my best to incorporate these into the pre-made design. There is a minimum surcharge of $60 to change colours and/or wording.

Can I request changes to a semi custom design?

  • My semi-custom designs do not allow for any change to the design or the font selections, but the wording, colours of ink or paper can change.

Can I request a digital file of the design and arrange my own printing?

  • YES of course! I love DIY brides…!
    I will design the invitation or Invitation suite for you and you can then print and assemble on your own. I can even recommend some great print companies to save you hunting around when the time comes.
    To enquire please get in touch through the “Contact me” tab with your ideas, and the print sizes you have in mind. Prices will vary depending on the scope of the job.

Who will own the rights to the artwork?

  • By purchasing a semi-custom design or working with me to create a custom design, I am giving you the rights to use the art/design on that certain product or group of products.
    But please note that I retain all interest in the copyright of the art/design and the design cannot be reproduced on any other products without my permission.

What is your recommended timeline for wedding invitations and stationery?

  1. If you wish to order Save the Date Cards, I recommend ordering these as soon as you have your wedding date and venues booked. Ideally, you want to send these a out at least 12 months prior to the wedding, especially if guests are required to travel.
  2. Custom Invitations should be ordered no less than 6 months prior to your big day, with the ideal timeframe being 9-12 months before, allowing plenty of time to perfect the design and have them arrive in your guests’ letterbox  6-8 weeks before the rsvp deadline.
  3. Your RSVP date needs to be set at least 4-6 weeks before your big day. This will allow sufficient time to track down guests that haven’t replied, supply your venue with a head count and leave enough time to finalise any additional wedding stationery you may have ordered i.e. seating charts, place cards etc…..

Can I order extra invitations after I have received my order?

  • Yes, of course! However please note that re-order, especially small re-print runs (less than 20) can work out to be a little pricey. For this reason I highly recommend ordering some extra’s from the beginning. Ten extra is usually plenty.

How many invitations should I order? 

  • A good way to calculate how many invitations you’ll need is to divide the  number of guests you are inviting by two: e.g. Number of guests ÷ 2 = Approx. quantity of invitations.
    It’s also a good idea to order a few extra’s just in case. I recommend ordering 10 more than what you think you’ll need.