You don’t want an invitation out of a binder. You’re wondering how you can make each and every detail heartfelt, personal, and meaningful, plus have everything cohesive and elegant. You’re in the right place.
Custom invitations showcase what your special day’s really about: your love story
Here’s what you can expect working with me:
- Calligraphy and artwork all done by hand first, from scratch, so you can be confident your wedding invitations are truly one-of-a-kind and reflect you personally. I don’t use cursive fonts or stock artwork. If there’s something written in script, drawn, or painted, it was done for you – and just for you. I then take the hand-done version and scan it, incorporate it into your layout, and get it ready for printing.
- High quality paper and print methods, so you can send invitations your guests will go crazy for—and that your Aunt Barbara (Emily Post 2.0) will approve of and appreciate.
- Detailed timeline, so you know when to expect everything from me, each step of the way. I used to be an executive assistant – staying on schedule for you is really important to me.
- Ten-day design intensive, so you can get your invitations from “concept” to “print-ready” quickly. No waiting around on back and forth between you and yet another vendor. I like things done – and I know you do, too!
- Interactive proofing process, so you can review your proofs and provide feedback easily, from wherever you are—ahem, even your office. Your secret’s safe with me.
- All the printed elements—not just the invitation—under one roof, so you can be sure your save the dates, menus, ceremony programs, cocktail napkins, decorative signs (and so on, and so on) all coordinate together.
How does the process work?
Fill out the invitations inquiry form with your “wishlist.”
I’ll make recommendations based on your budget and vision. You’ll get a custom quote from me based on your information.
We’ll review this together during a complimentary chat, so you can answer any questions in real time.
Decide it’s a “yes” and book my services. It’s official!
Any artwork included in your invitation is created from scratch. There are no cursive fonts or stock art used – everything is done by hand and digitized.
I provide you with a concept sketch. With your blessing, I put together a first draft proof.
We go back and forth with your revisions to move toward a final version.
You approve the final proof and we’re off to the races.
I take care of all the printing and any extra goodies we’ve dreamt up for you: envelope calligraphy, wax seals, ribbons, vintage or custom stamps. Dreamy.
You’ll have a box of pretty pieces, ready for their closeup – pixie dust included.
You get them out in the mail. Your loved ones go B-A-N-A-N-A-S in their excitement.
Cue your happy dance. Mine’s a shimmy that’s more like a full-body wiggle.
After the meeting, she had 100% follow through and responded to questions/concerns in less than 24 hours. Her first proof was perfect, beyond what we could have ever imagined. Her work is truly customized to each couple and their story. She was also really helpful advising us on color choices or even what items would be best to purchase (especially as we chose chalkboards).
She wasn’t afraid to give her expert opinion but also worked in any odd requests we had. I could go on and on but in a nutshell, if you want a true creative who is also super professional, organized, and timely, Leah is unbeatable. So much so that she’s doing our Christmas cards this year and hopefully more to come! -Rukiya
To provide the level of service my clients have come to expect, my minimum investment for custom design is $1,800.00. Full-service clients typically dedicate 5-7% of their overall wedding budget to their handcrafted paper goods, including save the dates, wedding invitations, and day-of-wedding items. Overall budgets vary a lot, depending on quantity and print method – many of my clients spend a combined $5,000.00 on their custom invitations and overall stationery package.
I only work with 15 couples annually for custom invitation designs, so don’t miss your opportunity to be one of them. Let’s tell your love story—together.
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If this is beyond a comfortable level in your budget, I totally get that – custom invitations are certainly an investment! If you’ve read this far though, I know you still want beautiful invitations with calligraphy, so check out The Collection. Shop online and make no sacrifices on the overall quality and experience.
Take me to the collection!
When you walk into Anthropologie, you know how amazing the store smells, how whimsical their merchandising displays look, and how funky their detailing is on the clothes. It’s hard to put your finger on how, but Anthro just has a feeling. That’s created from all those elements coming together thoughtfully and seamlessly: it’s greater than the sum of its parts.
Your wedding is no different. I’m here to give your guests a sense of cohesion and deeper meaning, so they get that hard-to-describe feeling of your story on your big day. Somehow it just feels like you two. Stationery is the perfect way to fit all the pieces of the puzzle together. Paper goods give unity to your overall design through color, writing style, and artwork – I’m your girl to make that happen, in a stress-free way.
Here’s what others have asked!
What if I’m working with my mom? Or my wedding planner?
Great! I love anyone on Team Couple-in-Love. I’m happy to work with anyone who’s part of your process, at whatever level of involvement you feel comfortable with her having.
My fiance and I don’t live in the Detroit area. Can we still work with you?
Yes – I work with couples all over the country. Thanks to video chats and emails, you’re basically here in my studio with me anyway.
Do you work with LBGTQ couples?
I’ve worked with hundreds of couples, and I’m truly honored to help each and every one of them – regardless of race, religious belief, gender, and family structure. My requirements for clients are twofold: kindness to everyone and love for one another. Dog lovers get bonus points.
Yikes, 5-7% of our budget seems like a lot. I just don’t think I can spend that right now! Is there a payment plan?
Yes, I don’t do any lump sum, big payments all at once. To book my services, you’ll owe a 25% non-refundable retainer. Then, each portion of your order is due upon completion of that phase. So, you’ll pay for invitations when they’re done, and then payment for your day-of-wedding goodies won’t be due until those are done later on.
Do you offer a way for me to feel the paper options? It’s such a touchy-feely thing.
If you’d like, you may order a paper sample kit for $25. This includes examples of different print options, paper styles, and envelope choices. If you do decide to book with me for custom invitations (and I hope you do), this will be credited to your order. As in, it’s free. Get yours HERE.
I have more questions – how can I get in touch?
Reach out to me HERE and I promise to get back to you really soon.
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