The Bridal Press Custom Wedding Invitation Process

custom special eventsWedding planning, let alone custom wedding invitations can seem overwhelming. But I’m here to make this easy. Planning a momentous event like this should be fun, not stressful. Sometimes knowing what to expect from the process is half the battle. Some want quick and easy, and for those we have the ready to order line of semi custom wedding invitations. This is a line of pre-designed packages, ready for us to drop in your information and print. This is the most budget-conscious way to go. But if you’re set on a custom wedding invitation package that’s as unique as your story is, read on…


We start your journey with a conversation, (in-person, on the phone or email), where we’ll talk about paper/colors, discuss wording etiquette, and start to create your dream package. This is where we learn about your wedding dreams, from the overall theme of the event, to the smallest details. Our goal is to learn about you as a couple, your dreams, and style, so we can bring it to life for you. 

custom letterpress wedding invitations INSPIRATION

Share with us your inspirations, which could be a family heirloom, vintage photos or special piece of jewelry. Or perhaps a poem, novel, favorite vacation spot or the story of your meeting. Let’s talk. You can also check out my Pinterest board for what’s inspiring me right now.


We’ll send an outline of your wedding invitation production, based upon our conversation, including costs for your consideration. We want you to feel comfortable with your budget. We can always make cost conscious alterations to the quote. Once you review it and agree, you’ll sign it and return it with you deposit which is usually half of the total.


You’ll get a timeline with the next steps in creating your wedding invitations and other pieces, including proofs, printing, finish and mail date.

antique letterpressDESIGN AND PRINTING

We will provide first round proofs in the initial stage of the process to be sure we’re heading in the right design direction. In the second round we’ll make any revisions based upon your feedback. We want it to be exactly what you’ve dreamed of. Finally, we will provide the last design proof for you to sign off on and shipping/delivery details will be confirmed. Final payment is required prior to printing your custom wedding invitations.


Before your wedding you can coordinate with us to design the extras for your day. From programs, signs, menus, and table numbers to escort cards and thank you notes, we’re here to make sure you’ve got everything you need for your big day and beyond.