CUSTOM WEDDING SUITES

I'm so excited to hear more about what you're envisioning for your wedding invitations!

Before you inquire, please review the below information regarding process and investment.

investment

Custom wedding suites begin at $2,250 for a 3-piece suite of 100 (includes primary invitation with envelopes, details card, and RSVP card with envelopes) and the average Grace Paper Collective couple spends $3,000-$4,000 on their custom invitations. Pricing varies depending on quantity, paper and printing processes such as handmade paper or letterpress and metallic foil printing. Other price factors include additional embellishments such as maps, envelope liners, wax seals, vintage postage, venue illustrations, and any other fun extras we dream up!

 

The beauty of this investment is that everything is completely custom - think of it like buying your very own piece of art that no one else will ever have or have seen before...

lead time

The entire custom invitation process takes a minimum of 4 months from deposit to delivery. I recommend reaching out 6 months in advance when possible (8 months in advance if including custom Save the Dates). When in doubt...the sooner, the better! More time gives us ample room to source and design with the highest quality materials for your suite!

process

I like to refer to the entire custom wedding suite design process as the Great Eight 😎because it is an 8 step journey....

step two : coffee date


Once you're officially part of the gpc wedding fam, you'll receive the first of many questionnaires and a link to schedule our inital design consultation! Whether over real coffee or just the Coffeehouse Spotify Sounds playing in the background as we video chat...this is the first of many in-depth talks about your dream invitations and how I can make them a reality. You will send me inspiration images, we will talk colors, and I will get an even better feel for your vision. If I'm addressing your envelopes, I'll also provide you with everything to start compiling that list!




step one : consultation and booking


After you've reviewed the process, please head here to book an introductory call with me to discuss everything you're hoping for with your invitations! You'll recieve an introductory questionnaire to fill out before and then after we chat, I will send through an initial quote. We can amend this quote to fit your intended investment and all of the extra elements you may want incorporated in your suite (think letterpress printing, envelope liners, etc.) Then, when you're ready to book in, you'll recieve our contract and invoice. I require a 50% non-refundable retainer to secure your booking before any design work is done. This covers material costs and reserving your space on the grace paper collective design calendar. Once the contract is signed and that retainer is paid, you will officially be a gpc Bride! YAY! *Please note, the turn around on custom invitations is 10-12 weeks from deposit to guests' doorsteps.




step three : lookbook


After our initial visit, I will dive head first into dreaming about these invites with you and sketching. You will then receive a personalized lookbook with inspiration, your color palette, typeface options, and (rough) concept sketches of each piece in your suite. You may even have some design options to choose from (ie. different crest variations or envelope liner designs)! You will give me feedback to make sure I am heading in the right direction.




step four : design time


After we have completely ensured that we're on the same page as to your vision, I will start crafting up actual designs, painted and/or drawn elements, based on your feedback. Once this initial design phase is complete, I will send you your first set of design proofs to look over and swoon!




step five : revisions


You will review the proofs and give me feedback and revisions. Changes to color, typefaces, layouts, etc. are all hashed out in this proofing stage. You're allotted one (1) round of revisions within the custom design process to ensure we get your invitation suite to the point that you want to show everyone before they even hit the mail!




step six : production


Once designs are finalized, we will make sure everything is correct and you will be asked to sign a final approval/print release form. Once this is signed and your remaining balance is paid in full, your suite will move into production. Production can take 1-4 weeks depending on your chosen print method. Letterpress and foil take longer than digital.




step seven : assembly and mailing


Once all pieces are completed and in my hands, GPC will assemble, stuff, seal, and stamp every invitation for you and get them in the mail with the utmost care! Due to the extremely tedious nature of assembling custom suites with embellishments such as wax seals, envelope liners, etc. GPC requires in-house assembly for all custom suites. Should you wish to assemble your own custom invitations, a 20% overage in quantity will be required to account for any potential errors in the assembly process.




step eight : day of details


Once we have completely moved through the custom invitation process, we will move into the design and production phase for any applicable "day-of" details such as programs, welcome signs, menus, etc. by moving through an amended (less-extensive) version of these steps!





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