Custom Wedding Invitations

After your the last glass of champagne is finished and your wedding day has come to an end, there are only a few tangible items to save as keepsakes. Wedding invitations and day of reception details are one example of wedding items to save and share for years to come. Wedding invitations and day of details tell your marriage story and set to the tone for your events for your guests months before your wedding day. Creating a custom invitation suite that tells your story is just the beginning.


What are custom wedding invitations? What is the difference between custom wedding invitations and semi-custom? If you are looking for a seamless design experience from the start of your engagement through to the reception details, working with a stationer on custom invitations is the best fit for your overall wedding vision.  

Custom wedding invitations offer a completely customized design experience for your invitations and day of details. Your design starts from your wedding vision and using your color palettes and your overall wedding design, we create a unique invitation set and design for your wedding paper goods and details. A custom invitation consultation includes a custom color palette, any design elements from watercolor florals to handwritten spot calligraphy to custom monograms and crests to venue illustrations. Every element is considered, created and designed with your wedding in mind. 

Included in our custom wedding invitations is envelope calligraphy to ensure every component of your invitation suites is considered. 


And we extend your custom design into day of details, including your custom wedding monogram across cocktail hour with napkins and stir sticks, bringing unique paper elements and details such as vellum and gold thread to menus and elevating cocktail hour with signature drink signs and napkins and stir sticks with your unique wedding monogram. 

This is different from our semi-custom designs. Semi-custom wedding invitations are designs we’ve already created that allow for minor changes in color and wedding details. Because no additional design work is required, semi-custom invitations are a more affordable invitation option.

To request a custom proposal, paper and invitation samples or a wedding invitation consultation, please contact us.

Lively House & Home is a calligraphy, wedding invitation and event design company based in Chicago, offering elegant, modern calligraphy and day of details for your unique wedding day. From envelope calligraphy, wedding invitations, reception signs and place cards to hand painted table numbers and menus, we love making your wedding and event special and one of a kind.