There are 3 ways to get started with a custom invitation
- Browse our gallery to see what styles you like best
- Email us with any questions and to set up your design consultation
- Fill out our Couture Invite Design Questionnaire so we can get back to you with prices and options!
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is your lead time and/or why is it so long?
We require 3 months minimum for a custom invitation. Each invitation is customized for the client and the timing depends on how quickly the approval process proceeds and how many invitations are needed. Invitations are carefully hand-crafted and can take up to an hour per invitation to assemble. We will provide a timeline during our consultation based on your selections.
Is there a way to get them sooner?
For a 25% up-charge and reduced approval schedule on the contract, we could do a semi custom invite in as little as 2 months (depending on the # of invitations needed). Or you can get your actual invitations done elsewhere and just purchase the box with music from us.
Do you have an addressing service?
Yes, we do! We can pack each invite in its own shipper and mail them within the United States. The shipper costs $2.25, the addressing fee is $1.50 (includes a US postage stamp on the RSVP envelope) and postage is about $3.08 per invite.
We can send paper and ribbon samples for free (in the US) if you provide the colors you want. For a mock up of YOUR invitation, we charge $100 design fee which includes a PDF with up to one change and an actual mock up of the invite with box and music sent to you for approval. If you want to see a sample of one of the designs in our gallery, it is a $25 fee – refundable when we receive the invitation back.
Do you do invitations for events other than weddings?
Yes! For any event requiring an invitation, we can add music to OR we can record your voice inviting guests to the event!
Do you do non-musical invitations?
With the purchase of at least 25 musical invitations, we can then do the remainder of them non-musical. We can also refer you to someone who does just custom invitations if you don’t want any music.
Can I just buy the music and the box?
Yes! We are happy to provide just the box and music – there are tons of sizes and colors to choose from. Minimum order is 25 and boxes must be ordered in increments of 25. We need a 4 week lead time for music boxes. View all of the box choices on our Music Box page.
Can you design pieces other than invitations?
Yes, we do save the dates and other accessory items but only for clients who are also buying musical items from us. There is one design fee for everything we do for that event.
How much does an invite cost to mail?
In the US, it is usually $3.08 when packed in a shipper box.
How are the invitations printed?
They are digitally printed at a professional print house. For an additional $2.50 per invite we can offer raised printing.
Yes, we will ship to other countries and quote shipping for that. We will not be responsible for any custom, duty or VAT taxes upon arrival to your country. We ship the packages United States Postal Service or DHL with the actual value of the invitations on them.