Ordering custom printed invitations is easy. In just 4 easy steps, you can have beautifully custom-printed invitations for your event – 1) Select your style and colors; 2) Get a price quote; 3) Participate in the design process; 4) Assemble your invitations, or have us do it for you.
Select your style and colors.
Choosing the set-up of your invitation is probably the most challenging part of ordering your invitations. Your invitation is the first introduction most guests will receive to your wedding, and sets the mood for the entire event. You can choose to incorporate your wedding colors into the invitation, or just choose something that represents your personal style.
Read more about getting started with layered and pocket invitations: Pocketfolds 101 – The Basics of How to Make Your Own Layered Pocket Invitations
View our Gallery of Invitation Inspirations
View samples from Envelopments, Inc. (the manufacturer’s website – note: you can also shop for blank items from the manufacturer’s site, but the prices are “different” than ours. We think you’ll like our prices better, and we offer custom printing and design.)
The size and shape of your invitation depends on the scale and budget of your wedding, as well as the number of enclosures you need to include, and your personal preference. All of the styles and sizes come in every cardstock color. Colors that are also available as envelopes are noted on the color chart.
You can also order a sample of the swatches (recommended), a pocketfold, or even a complete printed invitation, so you can see exactly what the stocks look like in person. While we do our best to replicate the colors online, every monitor is different and will display the colors differently.
Order a sample
(There are many options, so please contact us if you need help choosing the sample that is right for you.)
Still need help? Give us a call and we would be happy to make suggestions about what might work for you. 1-866-MY-INVITE (1-866-694-6848)
Get a custom quote
Once you have determined the basic components of your invitation, we will provide you with a custom quote for the costs involved. Invitation costs are based on the stock you select, number of layers, style of printing, number of ink colors, envelope printing, etc. We can work with you to create an invitation that fits within your budget.
Fill out the form below to request your custom printing quote.
The Design & Printing
Now for the fun part! You’ll submit your invitation wording via e-mail (see examples under the “verses” tab – mix and match wording or write your own). Choose the fonts for your invitation from our website, and let us know your vision for your invitations, including motifs, monograms, maps or a specific theme you’d like to incorporate. Note that adding a monogram or motif is no charge, but custom maps are extra. We’ll provide you with a digital layout (PDF format) of the entire invitation, including all the enclosure cards, printed returns on envelopes, and seal. At this point, you can make any changes necessary and we’ll provide a revised layout for your approval. The PDF layout makes it easy to share your layout with parents and other proof-readers to be sure your invitation is perfect. Once you sign-off on the final layout, your invitation will be professionally printed.
(Note that we do not offer instant “online proofing” on this website because we use real live people to create your custom designed layout – just the way you want it.)
If you’d rather do your own design (or have someone who is designing your project for you) we will be happy to assist you in designing your own artwork that we will professionally print for you. If you already have design element (a monogram or motif) that you want to incorporate or have a map, we can instruct you on the file formats we can utilize, sizing, and work with you to be sure everything turns out exactly as you envision it.
The Printing Process:
Sorry, no home inkjets here! We offer a variety of professional but affordable printing options for your custom invitations. Our specialty print services include Offset (flat printing), Thermography (raised printing), Letterpress (debossed), Foil, and Digital or Offset Color. We will assist you in selecting the printing method that will give you the optimum results for your design while keeping within your budget. Your printed invitations are “machine cut” to ensure precision results, and will be cut exactly to size and ready to assemble.
Most of our custom invitations require varying degrees of assembly. Assembly entails mounting the respective layers to the outer enclosure, inserting the information cards, and sealing the invitation. Many of our customers opt to assemble the invitations themselves. Assembling your own invitations is a great way to keep costs down, and is a more manageable “do-it-yourself” option if you’re not up for printing on your own. We can help you calculate the amount of tape you’ll need to complete your invitations if you need assistance.
Click here to watch “Assembly: The Movie” for a step-by-step guide to putting your invitation together.
If you don’t have the time or just don’t want to worry about this step, we offer professional assembly of your invitation order. We will go over pricing for assembly in your custom quote if requested.
That’s it. You’re ready to address and mail your beautiful invitations.
Ideas and helps for addressing/mailing your invitations:
Envelope Icing (custom address labels) – Part I: Overview (video)
Envelope Icing (custom address labels) – Part II: Step-by-Step How To (video)
All About Postage – The Post Office (Blog Article)
All About Postage – Custom Stamps (Blog Article)
(Tip: Don’t forget to add postage to the RSVP card/envelope before you seal your invitation and take a completed invitation to the post office to calculate accurate postage. Be sure to have your invitations “hand cancelled” to avoid damage done by the machines.)