Custom Design: Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect to spend?
Custom Design is for couples looking to create a truly one-of-a-kind experience for their guests. Each item is tailored to your individual needs and the sky's the limit where customization is concerned. We tailor options that will fit your budget and work with you to find the best solutions to bring your ideas to life. There is a $2,200 minimum for working on Custom designs. We're happy to run through some cost scenarios with you after a brief phone call to give you prices for the items on your wish list.
How do we get started?
Consultations are a great opportunity to discuss your ideas, find out your budget and talk about options for how we can create a cohesive suite of paper goods suited to your individual needs. It's also helpful to do a quick phone-call consultation in the very beginning to talk about the broader scope of what you're looking for. We find this helps ensure that our capabilities, costs and schedule work with your needs. Please see the CUSTOM section below for more information on this process.
How many pieces do I need to order?
A good rule of thumb is to determine the number of invitations that need to go to each household on your guest list. Reprinting is expensive and subject to large minimums so be sure to double-check your list to obtain the most accurate number. Round your numbers up if you have any doubts you may need more pieces at a later date. Wedding Invitation orders include 10% additional envelopes. If the calligrapher you are working with requests more than this amount, please be sure to order accordingly.
When should I place my order?
The following suggestions are based on typical events. If you are having a destination event or your wedding is over a holiday weekend, you may want to add time in order for your guests to make the necessary arrangements.
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Place Order by
9 - 12 months prior
5 months prior
3 months prior
6 - 12 months prior
6 - 8 weeks prior
delivered week of
Can you suggest wording?
Absolutely! We recommend consulting Crane and Co's. Wedding Invitation Etiquette Guide first to help you work on an initial draft for your invitations. Let us know if there's a situation that you're not sure how to word correctly or if you're looking for something a little bit different - we're here to help and lend ideas!
Do you offer guest addressing?
We do not offer guest addressing but are happy to share with you a list of wonderful calligraphers who we frequently work alongside.
Can you assemble and mail my invitations for me?
We sure can! Assembly prices start at $300. Please inquire for more information.
The Custom Process
Step 1 / Consultation
All clients are invited to a one-hour consultation where we can review printing techniques, talk colors and touch papers. During the consultation, we ask you to share your ideas for your wedding day and will brainstorm together options that fit your budget and event style.
Step 2 / Estimate
An estimate is prepared based on your budget and project scope determined during the consultation. This process may take from 5 - 10 business days based on the complexity of your project.
Step 3 / Agreement
Once approved, we will send you a detailed invoice will all costs. The design process can begin once the contract is signed, your 50% deposit and all of your copy / text / supplied art have been received.
Step 4 / Presentation + Proofs
Standard turnaround time for design varies from 2 - 8 weeks, due to the complexity of the project. Two design options will be presented to you for a first pass and we include three rounds of edits, within reason (changing fonts / simple layout edits, etc.). Additional proofs thereafter will incur an additional $25 fee. If you'd like to see another round of design options, there is a $175 fee for creating a completely new series of layouts.
Step 5 / Approval
Upon approval of the FINAL PROOF, we require the balance of your payment and your order will be sent to print. Inspired Goodness is not responsible for any mistakes or further changes once your final approval has been received.
Step 6 / Printing + Delivery
We will be in touch with you when your order is ready to ship and schedule delivery.
Custom Design: Terms & Conditions
Delivery and Shipping
Once your order is complete, we will be in touch to to confirm delivery information. We ship all orders UPS Standard Ground for a flat fee of $35 in the Continental U.S. If your order needs to be shipped outside this area, it may be subject to additional rates. This cost includes insurance and a signature required for deliveries over $500 (unless otherwise requested). Expedited shipping is available for an additional charge.
Copyright and Permission
Final designs and all files are the exclusive property of Inspired Goodness, LLC and may not be copied or resold for any reason. Upon final payment, all rights remain the exclusive property of Inspired Goodness, LLC. When contracting your order, you are granting us permission to photograph your items for use in the Inspired Goodness portfolio.
New York Sales Tax (8.875%) is added to orders placed in New York State. Out of state residents do not pay Sales Tax.
We accept payment via personal check, Visa or MasterCard.
If for some reason you need to cancel your order, please let us know as soon as possible. Once an order has gone to print, we cannot guarantee any refunds.
Please inquire about rush options and additional charges for any order needed quicker than our standard turnaround times.
Custom Design: Printing Methods Offered
Flat Printing / Letterpress / Engraving / Foil Stamping / Fabric Printing