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What’s in a wedding suite?

All the things! Whatever your heart desires. That’s the beauty of custom invitations, designed by an artisan, just for you. 

But, we have to start somewhere! Below are exemplary design packages of core invitation items to include as well as expanded offerings for mailing or day of. How we bring your vision to life with digitized illustration, painting, calligraphy, typography, and graphic art design elements are up to us. During the project I’ll confirm best fit printing and production materials. How does this work?

First, we will select some core motifs to riff off of, and align on the tactical elements for your design. We may include a classic or loose modern take on a heraldic crest. Often our work together influences the feel of and aligns with event design, from the venue to botanicals. We’ll land on digital mockups ready for printing. 

Then, we decide how much we want to play with printing and production. You may want to take your designs to your own printer or use paperless post to send them digitally. Most couples enlist my support in print management. We can also explore add-ons like wax, vellum, ribbon and more. I also support couture embellishments, as well as individually painting invitations. We might include add calligraphy addressing for the invitation suite, or expand into bespoke day of goods.

Read more here about the custom process. Otherwise, peruse exemplary design and printing/production packages below!



ARTISAN Design packages

Classic Core, or custom graphic art design package tailored upon request


It all starts with the classic core wedding invitation suite. This Incudes everything you need to have a fully custom, illustrated suite, created just for you.

Illustration-led Fine and Graphic Art Design. 

Creative Direction. Front of flat card design for: A9 Invitation, A6 Details Card. 4 Bar Online response request (no env needed).

Classic Printing Methods

Classic digital / indigo press printing methods for all. Single thick card stock.

Neutral recycled or cotton paper selections with matching envelopes. Variable guest address envelope printing for and single return address printing for invitation envelope.

Assembly and Mailing

Curation of inclusion of current USPS postage. Assembly stuffing postage application, and mailing on your behalf to guests.


Complimentary inclusion of one calligraphed envelope and vintage postage set for day-of flat-lay. 

Classic Package, see below for exemplary production


Then you decide on inclusion of an extras that you most yearn for… from expanded content for me to design, to paper upgrades, calligraphy, and embellishments. We might land on ‘must-have’ extras during our initial discovery call. You might decide these up front or instead book me through a 50% of the classic core package, and we can decide on extras as we go during your design sprint.

Expanded Content

A7 Save the Date. Paired envelopes, postage. 

4Bar Response Card. Paired envelopes, postage. 

Back of card designs. Elaborate family crest.

Complex production. Double thick invite. 

Calligraphed Envelopes.

Map, Rehearsal / Welcome Party Invitation Card.

Welcome Card. Vows Booklets, Program. Seating Chart / Escort Cards, Table Numbers, Place Cards. Food Menu, Cocktails Menu, Signage, Guest Books.

Thank You Card / Personal stationery to be used post-event.

Bouquet Painting.

Inquire for other possibilities.

Calligraphy Upgrades

Hand lettered dip pen calligraphy in place of printing for select content.

Paper and Printing Method Upgrades

1+ Folds added to paper (folded cards, folio enclosures, mounted elements, fortune teller menus). Hand-tearing for torn edges.

Upgrade to Hand-made abaca paper with optional deckled edges.

Letterpress or metallic foil printing.

Embellishment Add-ons

Individually hand painting (acrylic or watercolor) or gilding (mica wash, gold foil hand-application to illustration motifs) each piece. Wax seals and vellum wraps. Ribbon. Vintage postage curation and application.

Custom Proposal. See below for two examples, Romance and Full Scale. 


Pricing reference includes flat design services fee (informed by overall motif scope), plus variable curation and production costs for sets of 50 items unless otherwise noted, tailored on request


All flats in Classic Core Design illustrated and painted, digitized and graphic designed, printed on neutral luxe cardstock.

Accompanied by selected matching envelopes, with return address and variable guest address design setup and printing. Full assembly service.

Inquire for select upgrades, such as calligraphy addressing, wax seals, hand painted touches and more.

Inquire for Invitation add-ons like additional flats, an envelope liner, response envelopes.

Inquire to expand the Classic Design style into earlier (save the day) or later phase assets (day of – like menus, after – like thank you cards).



All items in Core Design, printed instead on hand made deckled or double thick torn edge paper. 

Invitation suite wrapped in translucent vellum, tied with ribbon mounted to the vellum with a hand applied wax seal. 

Accompanied by selected dark hued envelopes, with added thickness for absorbing calligraphy ink.

Hand lettered gold calligraphy guest addressing for 50 households. Return addresses incorporated into the enclosure sticker seals.

Domestic postage stamps included for mailing. Vintage postage stamp set curated for your photographer’s flat lay image. 

Hand lettered day of place cards and escort cards included for 75 guests.



Discerning clients to inquire for luxury couture pricing.

Printing and production to incorporate elements of embellishments that might include;

  • Complex format printing, for example incorporating at least one fold
  • Letterpress or metallic foil printing layered on digital designs
  • Hand painting or foil gilding each invitation, mounted card back, envelope liner, or inner envelope
  • Calligraphy love letters included in invitation suite
  • Large scale acrylic painting and lettered welcome signage 
  • Post-wedding acrylic bouquet painting 
  • 100% silk ribbon
  • Double and triple thick paper
  • Custom wax seal design and wax color matching
  • Production coordination of wedding designs on any number of welcome and day-of physical elements
  • Vintage postage stamps curated and applied for mailing as part of hand assembly.

Interested? Want to know more?

Let’s chat! I can’t wait to capture your love story