Your Artist for Your Big Day
Hire Allison, the artist, to paint your wedding invitation suite completely unique to your wedding.
Custom invitations are a completely personalized approach to your wedding invitations. These hand-painted wedding invitations are the first impression your guests will have of your wedding, so they set the tone for the entire event.
Finding inspiration for your custom invitations is easy. Consider the unique aspects of your wedding venue, or be inspired by the town where you are getting married. Inspiration can come from hobbies your partner and you share, or it can come from your wedding theme, the season or memories and experiences as a couple. Whatever your inspiration, Hand-Painted Weddings can bring it to life in an artistic, thoughtful manner that will be unlike anyone else’s wedding invitations.
“Allison was great to work with. Prompt and responsive. I knew from reviewing her site and the other reviews that she was creative and adaptable, but she exceeded my expectations. I needed only a small batch of engagement party invitations but felt as if I was her most important client.”Carol
Fun and Reliable Custom Process
Below is the standard process of working with the artist on your custom designs.
First we will discuss your wedding details and any inspiration you have collected while planning your wedding. Share Pinterest boards, inspiration images, color palettes, etc. with me. Consider your wedding venue or town where you are getting married for inspiration. This is a beautiful way to give a sneak peek to your guests of your big day.
If we are a good match to work together on your hand-painted invitation set, simply email me and let me know you are ready! I will send you a link to sign as well as a PayPal invoice for a $250 nonrefundable deposit. Please note that the deposit goes towards the final cost of your invitation set.
I have a fun worksheet for you to fill out where you pick your favorite fonts, colors, styles and write in your wedding day information for me to use in your designs.
Once your inspiration is collected and your worksheet filled out, I will begin sketching your 1-2 sketched concepts. The amount of sketches is based on how defined the look is from our initial chat. Your pencil sketch along with the text layout is the time to fall in love with the overall layout of your pieces. I will share the sketches with you via email for feedback.
Paint & Proof
After the sketches are approved, I will start painting your final graphics. I will also make any text edits that were discussed in the sketch phase. Once complete, I will send you 1 to 3 pdf “proofs” to proofread to make sure your invitation sets are perfect. If the edits go past 3 pdf proofs, we will discuss the additional charges.
Once the design is as desired, and the text has been proofread for accuracy and spelling/grammar, I will send you a PayPal invoice for the remaining balance. The balance of the cost will be due to Hand-Painted Weddings prior to production.
Your pieces are printed at a top-of-the-line professional printer on premium watercolor paper. If you are interested in a sample invitation set to ensure the colors are as you expect, the cost is $30. Allow 2 weeks for printing and production.
Addressing & Assembly
While your pieces are printing, we will work together on your mailing list to prepare for addressing your envelopes. I will send you an Excel template for your addresses, and will layout all of your envelopes for approval prior to production. I will assemble your invitation sets, weigh, apply postage, and mail your invitations if you choose.
Wedding Day Paper
Your invitations are complete, and now it’s time to think about your wedding day paper pieces such as ceremony programs, menus, place cards, etc. 50% of the wedding day paper cost is due at the start of the process with the balance due prior to shipment.
The normal timeline for custom design creation (deposit to delivery) averages at 8 weeks.
A Custom Pricing Experience
An example of the pricing for 100 custom invitation sets is below. Every custom project starts with a $250 nonrefundable deposit to hold your spot in Allison's calendar (only 8 spots/month). If you are interested in a different quantity than 100, please contact Allison for your custom welcome packet. The welcome packet also outlines the process of working together on custom designs in detail.
The Hand-Painted Weddings Welcome Packet contains the pricing and process details of working together on custom designs. This 8-page pdf separates out a bunch of offerings and options for you to choose from. To receive your free welcome packet please fill out of the form on the contact page and include your estimated quantity and Allison will email you your custom welcome packet. CONTACT
Every Couple is Unique. Every Custom Invitation is Unique.
At Hand-Painted Weddings, every custom project is unique and gets the artist's special attention. Be ready to share your inspiration, color palette, and wedding details with Allison, who will use all of the information to create a unique design you will fall in love with. (Click on the design to read more)
The Beauty Continues into Your Wedding Day
Work with Allison on your ceremony programs, wedding menus, place cards, signature drink signs, table numbers, welcome bag cards, and more!
“I would tell people to not be afraid to communicate the vision you have in mind for your project, because Allison can find a way to do it! I had an idea in my head of what I wanted my Save the Date to look like, but since I’m not an artist I didn’t know how feasible it would be. I was able to send Allison pictures of me and my fiancee, describe the scene I wanted to portray, and she made it happen exactly the way I had envisioned it. Highly recommended!”Meghan
Allison only takes 10 custom clients a month in order to give full attention to each customer. First come, first served. Request your welcome packet or pay your deposit today to reserve your spot.
Hand-Painted Weddings is a premier wedding invitations studio located in Philadelphia, creating unique artistic keepsakes for couples around the world. The artist creates watercolor wedding invitations for couples interested in creative, personal wedding stationery including save-the-dates, wedding invitation suites, custom map illustrations, ceremony programs, wedding menus, place cards, signature drink signs, table numbers, favor tags, and thank you cards. Destination wedding invitations, venue invitations, and other artistic wedding invitations are Hand-Painted Weddings' specialty.