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Choosing Between Semi-Custom and Bespoke Wedding Invitations

13th December 2023

Bespoke Arched wedding invitations

Your wedding invitations are the first glimpse your guests will have into the unique love story you share. As you embark on the journey of selecting the perfect wedding stationery, you’ll likely encounter the choice between semi-custom and fully bespoke designs. In this guide, we’ll explore the key differences between these two options, helping you make an informed decision that aligns with your vision for the big day.


Semi-Custom Wedding Invitations: The Personal Touch without the Overwhelm

Semi-custom invitations offer a curated selection of pre-designed templates within a house collection. The beauty of semi-custom lies in its flexibility—each design serves as a canvas that can be personalised to suit your style and wedding theme. Here’s what you can expect:

Customisation Options:
Colours, wording, and shapes are adaptable to match your preferences.
Additional embellishments like wax seals, printed envelopes, tear drop clips, and belly bands can be incorporated.

Design Tweaks:
Small design modifications such as font changes are possible, though they will incur a small additional fee.

Ideal for couples with a shorter timeline, as the basic structure is pre-designed, expediting the production process.

Our semi custom invitations are more budget-friendly than fully bespoke options due to the predefined templates.

Arch wedding invitations

Arched Mocha collection changed to olive green and grey tones

Arched shape wedding invitation suite

Arched Mocha collection

Love Story collection changed to sage green tones

Love story Wedding stationery collection

Love Story collection

Fully Bespoke Wedding Invitations: Crafting Your Unique Love Story

For those who desire a one-of-a-kind invitation suite that truly reflects their individuality, a fully bespoke design may be the perfect choice. Here’s what sets it apart:

Design from Scratch:
Your invitations are created entirely from the ground up, ensuring a unique and personalised representation of your love story.

Design Fee:
Bespoke invitations will involve a design fee to compensate for the time and creativity invested in creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

Individual Pricing:
Each item, from invitations to additional inserts, is priced separately, providing a transparent breakdown of costs.

Consultation and Moodboard:
The process begins with a phone consultation and the creation of a moodboard, allowing us to grasp your vision before presenting initial designs.

Ultimate Personalisation:
Perfect for those who wish to have complete control over every aspect of their invitations, ensuring an unparalleled level of personalisation.

Bespoke design wedding signage

Bespoke design menu and place name

Bespoke design menus

Bespoke Arched wedding invitations

Bespoke design wedding invitation suite

Choosing What’s Right for You:

Consider Your Timeline:
If time is of the essence, a semi-custom option might be more suitable, as bespoke designs can take between 8-10 weeks.

Budgetary Considerations:
Assess your budget and weigh the level of personalisation against the associated costs.

Desire for Uniqueness:
If having a one-of-a-kind invitation is a top priority and budget allows, fully bespoke may be the ideal choice.


Whether you opt for the flexibility of semi-custom or the exclusivity of fully bespoke, the key is to choose an option that resonates with your vision for your special day. Your wedding invitations are not just pieces of paper—they’re the prelude to a celebration of love, and they should reflect the uniqueness of your journey.