Let's talk about pricing for hand painted wedding invitations. When designing a custom suite (meaning a completely original design, created especially for you) many factors need to be considered. Why do these factors need to be taken into consideration when thinking about pricing for hand painted wedding invitations? Well, to start with simple things such as the paper type, complexity of design, printing methods, hand calligraphy, or digitally printed calligraphy, hand painted details, hand torn edges etc... all impact the final price. If you reach out to me and communicate your budget, we can discuss the best way forward and what you can achieve. With the sheer amount of work it takes to refine a design and taking it from inspiration to a final result, throughout all the communication, admin, design work needed, creative revisions, final design cycles and production, the design itself can take anywhere from 6 - 12 weeks of constant work.
With a semi-custom design, which means, if you can see a design that you already like upon my Portfolio page, you can add your own text and make some small changes.
Whether you are ordering, 10, 25, or 500 invitations, it still takes a great deal of time, communication, design proposals, creating mock ups, revising your design not to mention production, assembly and shipping!
At least 2-4 weeks of work is involved just to develop original and finalise artwork, before going into production. That applies to every single small custom order no matter what size or scope it involves.
If you are looking for "cheap" wedding invitations, then I am most certainly not the person for you. If you like a Prada bag, or a Ferrari, you have to have the budget to go and buy that item, you cannot expect to ask them to change the lining on the handbag or car seat covers for a cheaper price! As a stationery designer I invest a lot of time into making sure that your stationery and designs are perfect. A profound amount of skill and dedication is needed, as well as outsourcing to printers and sourcing high-end materials.
As a stationery designer and illustrator all of my designs and invitations are hand made and mostly hand painted.
Think of me like a wedding cake designer, due to the hand made nature of my work, I can only take on a certain number of clients per year.
I can only do this if I can CHARGE you WHAT I DESERVE.
They are irreplaceable heirlooms and one thing that will last the testament of time and will be passed throughout time. If cared for it can easily outlast you and something that you can treasure for decades ahead. If you're interested in investing in creating your story through art on paper, get in touch and let's chat about it. The process of design can take a few weeks to months from start to finish depending upon the size of your order and what you need, so do not waste time and do get in touch!
I'm sure you would like to find out how much everything will cost. As everything is custom made, it is hard to give you an accurate number here. However I would love to hear what you're looking for, so please get in touch to find out more.
Small bespoke commissions (2-10 pieces) or custom illustrations, vow renewals, letters, vow books, place names, a few menus designs and fine art prints / paintings will sometimes be considered and can range anywhere from £900 - £1500, depending on the time needed and complexity of design to fulfil the brief.
Small elopement or destination weddings with completely custom design for 2- 10 suites start at around £4500 - £2700. Due to the small size of the suite all elements will be hand made, hand crafted and hand painted, so that there is no need for printing fees. The end price depends on how many pieces are needed within a suite and how complexed the designs are.
Semi-custom design selected from my portfolio here with:
From £6,500 - £10,000
Completely custom, bespoke designed uniquely design luxury packages start at £10,000 - £25,000.
Typically final pricing for 100 invitations can be anywhere from £10,000 - £19,000 but can easily go up to £25,000 and beyond, depending on the design scope, production time needed, printing methods and many other factors.
For accurate pricing, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide as many details as possible about what you need.