Custom InvitationsEl's Cards
At El's Cards, we are happy to offer semi-custom wedding invitations to everyone. Every suite is designed by hand with great care in El's own signature watercolor style. The special invitation fonts we use are our very own-and are totally exclusive to El's Cards. Each of our font styles are created from El's own calligraphy. If you like elements from a couple of different invitation suites, we are happy to mix and match designs for you. You can really make it your own. Many times this can be done without a design fee. Just ask!
El has had the privilege of working with many couples and creating completely unique invitation suites just for them. She is happy to put paintbrush to paper just for you if there is something special you have in mind! Whether it is a scenic wedding location, an interesting wedding theme, a painting of your own wedding bouquet, or something else entirely, she would love to work with you. Each package is designed exclusively for our couples depending upon your own needs, so pricing will vary.
So you get an idea of the process, El will take your idea and create 3 invitation designs from which to select your favorite. After you have chosen one of these, she will use that design as a base to create the rest of your invitation suite.
General pricing is as follows:
**$400 for initial 3 designs, then $100 per hour (El's current hourly rate) for rest of the suite completion. We estimate between 2-5 hours as the average, depending upon how many pieces you need- and how many revisions you request.
**100 4-piece suites after design is created start at $595. A 4-piece suite includes invitation/envelope with return on the flap and reply card/your address on the front of that envelope. The minimum print order for a custom invitation is 75.
Please note: Due to copyright laws and the need to protect our work, we do not permit our designs to be printed outside of the El's Cards studio, and will never give permission for this to be done. Thank you for understanding.
If you are interested in a hand painted, personalized map, this is a great additional feature to the custom invitation suites. They go beautifully with our invitations because the map takes on some of the invitation features...and they are all created with each couple in mind. Sometimes our couples like to print a schedule of events on the back. Anything is possible!
We also offer hand calligraphy and complimentary assembly as part of our invitation services. Our couples love having the project of putting the invitations together taken off their plate! We consider this to be one of our best offerings (and so do our couples!).
We are located on the seacoast of New Hampshire, but have worked with brides and grooms all over the country. Initially, it is best to set up an appointment to meet-either in person at El's studio or on the phone. We would love to discuss your invitation ideas and set the wheels in motion for your own custom design. Please do reach out to set up a meeting. We look forward to putting something together for you!
After we meet or chat, you can get the ball rolling by making your deposit by credit card here.
"El has been a pleasure to work with from day one! I was introduced to El after seeing invitations she did for a friend. She has since been extremely accommodating, helpful, and flexible! She is willing to go above and beyond for her clients. Her artwork is so unique and beautiful! Since my invitations have gone out, I’ve gotten countless compliments on their creativity and beauty. I look forward to working with El in the future and highly recommend her! She’s made this process such an ease.”-Katie-Cambridge, MA-2016 (sunset view invitation with blueberry liner)