Custom invitation designs are a great way to put your personality and style or even a specific theme in a design. There are a lot of factors that go into a custom invitation -- layers, bling, ink process, paper stock, assembly, pockets -- the list can go on. With the many different factors associated with custom invitations, it can be hard to pinpoint an exact dollar amount. You will find more information below detailing about some of the factors.


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There are many different colors, textures and patterns to choose from when you are designing you invitation. Each of these stocks are on a tier pricing system so some stocks are more expensive than others. If you were to add layers to your invitation design, that will also factor in an added cost.

Pockets are also a cost factor. Pockets, depending on the stock and style, can add cost to your invitation budget. But sometimes an invitation suite calls for a pocket. If your wedding guests need to know a lot of information, meaning lots of added cards, then a pocket is perfect to house all of the information without any of it getting lost.

If you are wanting to really spice up your invitation, you can look at laser cut invitations. These are an added cost, but they really dress up an invitation. Ask me about them and I can show you some samples!


With the amazing technology these days, ink has really come a long way. There are many different ink processes available to enhance your invitation or business. Below is a short list of processes that are available. If you are interested in learning more about any of these, please contact me!

  • Matte White Ink
  • Metallic Gold + Silver Ink
  • Thermography
  • Screen Print
  • Letterpress
  • Blind Emboss/Deboss
  • Foil Stamping

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If you want to add a lasting touch to your invitation, you can add bling! It could be subtle with just one rhinestone accent or it could be big and bold with a buckle or pendant. The choice is yours. Bling is definitely an added cost to an invitation budget, but I always say to design your dream invitation and price it out and then take away if needed.

Other ways to embellish are ribbons and belly bands. Check out the blog about this topic!

Another touch that most forget about is the assembly. Some brides opt to do it themselves to save on their invitation budget, but others would rather have someone else do it for them. Assembly is another cost that should be factored into your invitation budget.