No matter what the celebration - birthdays, showers, religious milestones, graduations - our favorite thing to do at gpc is seamlessly tailor the first announcement of that momentous occasion to your every wish. Learn more about the process of the creation of custom invitations below.


Think of your custom invitations as a work of commissioned art...created just for you and curated to your every wish! Due to the beautiful and timely nature of this process, kindly note that the minimum spend on custom invitations and envelopes is $275 + tax, regardless of quantity. This investment includes:

  • A curated lookbook for your event including 3 initial design idea sketches to choose from
  • 1 additional round of proofing after initial designs are created
  • An unforgettable invitation sure to wow every guest and make for an incredible keepsake from this momentous occasion!

timeline & process

The custom invitation process is a 5-step journey:

  1. Booking. Once we nail down all the nitty gritties of your custom quote, you will receive a contract and invoice. 50% of your total is required upfront as a non-refundable retainer to cover materials costs and securing your space on the GPC design calendar!
  2. Lookbook & Sketches. Once you're booked in, you'll receive a questionnaire to let me know all of the details for your event. Upon completion, I will dive headfirst into dreaming about these invites with you and sketching! You'll recieve a personalized lookbook with inspiration images, a color palette, type options, and 3 (rough) concept sketches of your invitations. You'll review it and send back your feedback and I'll get to work refining and designing your favorite direction!
  3. Design & Revisions. Once we've honed in on your vision from the lookbook, I will craft up your first digital proof based on your feedback! You will review the proof and give feedback and revisions...changes to color, wording, etc. are all hashed out in this proofing stage. One (1) complimentary round of revision is included in your project!
  4. Production. Once designs are finalized, you will be asked to sign a final approval/print release form and pay your remaining balance then production will commence! Production typically takes 1 week for digitally printed invitations and up to 2-4 weeks for things such as letterpress and foil.
  5. Shipping, Pick Up, or Posting. Once all pieces are completed and in my hands, I will then ship the pieces to you for assembly and mailing. Alternatively, I offer assembly and mailing services for $1/invitation.
I can't wait to work with you - I already know we will create something magical!

day-of party details

Grace Paper Collective strives to be a one-stop-shop for your upcoming event! In addition to designing beautiful custom invitations, we can seamlessly tailor a range of day-of details for your party. From welcome signage to photobooth backdrops to party favors and everything in name it, we can make it happen to ensure a beautifully branded celebration to remember for years to come!

availability & lead time

The GPC custom invitation design process takes 4-6 weeks. Depending on the type of celebration, invitations should be mailed 3-6 weeks before your event. Here is a handy guide to help you determine when to get your invites in the mail! Due to these time frames, it is best to reach out no later than 2 months before your party date. Should you be working in a shorter time frame, please note that a rush fee will be applied to your inital quote, pending scheduling availability.