a guide to semi-custom
Choosing semi-custom invitations does not have to be difficult, but I can understand if it is a bit confusing. To help with that, I've created this guide for you.
how to order
Each semi-custom suite has it's own page with all the options. You choose how big of a suite to have and which add-ons you want.
- Choose the 2 piece, 4 piece, or 5 piece suite. Or choose the Save the Dates.
- Choose which add-ons you would like.
- Once your order is placed, you will receive a digital design proof within five business days. (Time may increase depending on schedule.)
- Once the design proof is approved for print, production on your order will begin. Production time varies between 3-4 weeks to 6-8 weeks, depending on availability.
The standard 80# stock is a super smooth cardstock. With this paper type, your design will be printed single-sided, with no back design. It's thinner but more cost effective.
The duplexed 160# stock is also a super smooth cardstock. With this paper type, two 80# sheets are duplexed together, to create a thick piece with a front and back design.
This textured paper comes in Ivory or White and has a beautiful natural deckled bottom edge. Your design can be printed single-sided or double-sided. Due to the light texture of this paper, it cannot be foiled, and can only be flat digitally printed.
foil or digital?
Left: Flat Foil Printing
This foiling method is not embossed into the paper like traditional foiling, but instead is a flat finish on the surface of the paper using a heat transfer technique.
Right: Flat Digital Printing
This method of printing is a flat printed design on the surface of the paper.
frequently asked questions
What's the difference between semi-custom and custom invitations?
Semi-custom invitations are pre-designed with the option to make a few changes such as: custom calligraphy, color changes, and additional add-ons. Custom invitations are fully customizable. A sketch is created with your vision in mind, and anything is possible.
How many invitations should I order?
You should order one invitation per house-hold, not per person. Ordering a few extra is always a good idea too. You'll need some to keep, some to take photos of, and some for last minute additions to your guest list.
Any add-ons that you buy with 'assembly' in the name includes complimentary assembly. This means that I will assemble the add-ons with your invitations, and ship them to you ready to put in the envelope. If you do not purchase any add-ons with 'assembly' in the name, then you will have to assemble them yourself.
How many changes can I make to the design proof and what kind?
You can only make one minor change to the design proof. Wording, colors, etc. Additional changes can be made for a fee of $50 each. The design itself is pre-done, and cannot be changed. If you're looking for something more, please contact me for a custom stationery order.
Can I receive the design files to print myself?
Unfortunately, no. I do not offer printable files for my invitation designs. I prefer to control the quality of the printing.
Can I customize the design?
Not the semi-custom designs. If you're looking for a custom design, feel free to contact me for custom stationery.
Where's my fandom? I don't see it.
If you don't see your particular fandom, it just means I haven't created it yet. No worries though! Feel free to contact me about some custom stationery so we can get your perfect invitations made.