How It Works.

What should brides (or anyone) expect when having custom invitations and event details designed?
Many times, having custom wedding invitations designed is the first time a bride has worked with a graphic designer, and they aren’t sure what to expect. Before any project, preparation is very important to have a successful final product. Looking through a designer’s portfolio will give you a good idea of their design esthetic – we’re all different! Designing custom invitations is definitely a process – it takes time – and multiple iterations to get it perfect, so don’t be discouraged if the first draft doesn’t fit your fancy. It will get there. Trust the designer and be clear with your expectations and changes.

1. A Candid Chat About Your Day and Your Paper Details.
Finding out more about you, your big day and your ideas for invitations is where it all starts. We start with email, phone or in-person conversation. Knowing your budget and quantity is a big help in starting this process. We do ask to keep complimentary consultations to 3 hours. Any ideas you want to incorporate into your wedding theme will help in creating your special announcement and set the tone for your guests. Following this appointment, we will provide an estimate for your invitations.We MUST receive the final number of pieces before we can give an accurate estimate.
2. The Event Details.
To begin the creative process, we ask that you fill out a simple form about the details of your wedding. Such as, date, time, location, address, return address, etc. plus anything you want to be incorporated into your invitations. If you want to incorporate specific items – we can make a formal note of that on this form.

3. The Big Idea and Concepts.
At this point, we are ready to design your sample custom invitations. After reviewing samples, feedback is noted and minor revisions are made. Following this appointment, we will provide a final invoice for your invitations. At this time, we ask that you provide a 50% deposit of the total, which is put toward your final invoice. Once the deposit is received, we will start on your order!

4. Proofing & Approval.
Proofs will be provided promptly for your review. We will not start the printing process until we have final approval on all pieces. If we are printing your addresses or making label wraps, a clean list provided in the required Microsoft Excel format should be provided at this time. Once your order is complete, we will deliver your invitations or ship them to you at your cost. All remaining balances are due prior to delivery.

It is your responsibility to ensure that there are no errors contained in the final product. Something Detailed is not responsible or held liable for any errors contained in the final product after the final product has been committed to print or posted in view of the public. It is the Client’s responsibility to review the final proof and layout of all orders prior to actual printing.


Custom invitations receive special attention and are specific to your budget and theme. We believe that everyone should be able to afford beautiful, custom paper details without having to use templates, assemble stacks of paper and be over charged. We make it easy - from start to finish - creating, printing, assembling, and mailing your announcements. We don't mark up our pricing to take advantage of brides like so many wedding vendors will. Pricing is based on your specific design and within your budget after consultation. We spend time looking for the right materials, searching for the best price, creating samples, then hand assembling each invitation. Custom wedding invitations can range from $3.50 to $15.00+ each, but it all depends on your input for the design. That being said, we can work with any budget, no matter how large or small, but our clients typically pay special attention to their paper details and allocate for that in their wedding budget. There are plenty of options for brides looking for a good 'deal' - make sure to check online for who will fit your needs. We do take a lot of time working on every aspect of your designs, so please make sure to get on the calendar early!

If, in the unfortunate event, you need to cancel your order after the creative process has begun, we retain 20% of your deposit if materials have not been ordered. If your materials have been ordered, we retain the 50% deposit.

What if I'm Not Getting Married?
A Little Something Detailed also creates custom designs for baby announcements, showers, birthdays, moving announcements, and more. Custom designs start around $2 each, including the envelope.  Contact us for more information or to get a quote for your big event.