Custom Design

Unique, personalized invitations, stationery and cards – just for you.

At the moment I am unable to accept custom invitation design projects.

About Coco Paperie Designs

All custom designed invitations, cards or personal stationery are letterpress printed on a C&P 12x18 Old Style on 100% cotton paper created from recovered cotton materials. This means our invitations, cards and stationery are hand-crafted with less impact on the environment.

Letterpress is an old-fashioned printing process where moveable raised type or polymer plates are inked and printed directly onto the paper (each sheet of paper is hand-fed through the printer). The press prints with an impression giving the paper a beautiful tactile quality. The cotton paper we use (Crane's Lettra) takes this impression very well.

Getting Started: The Design Process

If you are interested in working with me on a custom design, contact me for an estimate. Please provide some information about your wedding, design needs and your timeframe. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

After an initial consultation to find out more about you, your style and your wedding, I will make some suggestions and provide you with a rough estimate — all based from our conversation.

Once a deposit is made and a contract is signed, I will begin the design and provide 2 rough design options as a PDF. You can make any refinements to a selected rough design. Once the design has been refined, 2 minor rounds of changes (this does not include changes to colors or typefaces) are allowed. Each additional revision will be billed at an hourly rate.

Once a design has been refined, I will provide you with a final PDF to review. This is when you will be asked to carefully review for spelling, directions, etc. At this time I also ask to confirm quantities and send an approval via email with the proof. Once approved, I will schedule your press time.

Depending on the complexity of the design (embellishments, calligraphy, etc. can add extra time) it can take anywhere between 4-8 weeks for the delivery of your invitations, stationery or cards. Each design is unique and we will provide a more accurate timeline for your design. (Typical turnaround for a simple 1-2 color design can take about three weeks.)

Final payment is due once your design has been completed. Payment must clear prior to shipping.


Pricing varies depending on the complexity of the design, the number of ink colors and the press run. Special papers, calligraphy services and hand-drawn maps are available and will be an additional cost. Printing costs are separate from custom design rates.

Custom Options

  • Calligraphy
  • Embellishments (grommets, ribbons, etc.)
  • Folds
  • Illustrations, Photographs, motifs, monograms, etc.
  • Ink
  • Larger or atypical sizes (standard invitation size is 5x7 inches)
  • Paper
  • Pocketfold envelopes
  • Rounded Corners
  • Typefaces


Our standard is Ground shipping. If you require expedited shipping, please let us know. Additional costs will incur.

Thank you!

At any time you have questions, please email me.