Getting a custom invitation suite gives you the opportunity to create one-of-a-kind stationery that sets the tone for your wedding or event. You’ll be able to customize colors, paper stock, inks, embellishments and more. You can also choose a unique finishing technique like foil stamping, embossing or engraving that adds a beautiful metallic finish and extra elegance to your design.
Another perk to going the custom route is that your invites will look hot off the professional press. The best way to achieve this is to choose a design that “bleeds” which means that the color extends all the way to the edge of the paper, rather than leaving a white margin. This may not be a huge deal for DIYers, but it will give your invitations that finished and polished feel.
A professional print shop will also be able to trim the paper, assemble your invitations and seal your envelopes with ease. They can also help you select the perfect paper, and recommend different embellishments to add in. Plus, they’ll be able to handle last-minute guest additions, lost or forgotten invites and address corrections.
Semi-custom options start with a base design and then you can upgrade them with items from the semi-custom handbook at an a la cart cost. They’re a great option if you want to save money on your wedding budget, but still have the quality of a professionally-printed suite. They’re also ideal if you plan to add extras like belly bands, wax seals or vellum overlays. Etemply