Custom Design Process

Barn theme wedding invitation suite

Step 1

Your invitations are the first "feeling" your guests get of your big day. That's why our designs are completely customizable to fit your unique wedding brand. We strive to create something together based on your vision and our love of all things paper.   

Invitation suites are quoted based on your specific needs. Below is our standard process, but please feel free to reach out for a personalized quote. 

We truly look forward to creating something beautiful for your big day! 


Take a peek

Take a look at our semi-custom and custom paper goods and decide which direction is best for you. Then, think about what style, paper, embellishments and printing style you have your heart set on. Don't worry if you're not sure right away, we can help guide you through the process! 

Step 2

Reach out

Fill out this form and someone from the dpc team will reach out to discuss your options further. After an initial conversation, we will send over a custom proposal. If you like what you see, an official agreement can be drawn up so we can get started right away! 

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Sign Agreement & Submit Deposit

Once an agreement has been reviewed and signed we ask for a non-refundable deposit. This is typically a percentage of the agreed amount and covers the initial proof. 


We will send over a questionnaire to confirm proper word placement and phrasing as well as spelling and grammar verification.  We will also send over a spreadsheet for your guest list. If dpc will be handling your addressing, names, honorifics, addresses, etc should appear exactly as they are to be addressed on the envelopes. 

Design Time

If you select a semi-custom design, a proof will be sent via email within one week. The semi-custom designs include one initial proof and one round of revisions. These revisions should be for small text or design changes only. For custom designs, we will create a timeline, and proofs will be sent according to those deadlines. Custom designs include an initial proof and three rounds of design. Each additional round of revisions will be billed at an hourly rate, as outlined in your proposal. 

Approval & Final Payment

At this point we hope you love what we have created together and will await an official approval before printing begins. Your final payment will be due before files are printed. Orders cannot be canceled at this point.   

Printing & Assembly

You don't need to worry about the printing, we handle everything! We also offer full-service assembly services which include stuffing, addressing, embellishments, and postage. If we will be stuffing would like us to stuff your invitations, this will incur an additional cost which will be outlined on your proposal.

Typically printing and assembly can take 3-4 weeks depending on the complexity of the design. 

Shipping or Pick-Up

Once your items are ready to ship, we will provide pricing based on your desire for ground or expedited shipping service. And of course, local pick-up is always welcome! 

Rush Services

If needed, we can accommodate rush services in some cases.


If you choose to handle addressing on your own, we will provide extra envelopes for errors at no additional cost. 

Sales Tax

All orders are subject to sales tax. 

Now that you know the process, see some of our past work for our amazing couples!