frequently asked q's

I'd love to have you design our invitations, what's the best way to contact you? 

Please fill out our design questionnaire or contact us via email (kai@golddustdesignshop.com). The more information you're able to provide in our initial communication, the better we'll be able to serve you. Please read below for more information as well. We do not offer any kind of information regarding working together via Direct Messaging on Instagram

How much does a Gold Dust wedding invitation suite cost? 

Gold Dust clientele appreciate the time and research that goes into our designs and know that one of a kind work takes time, creativity, and investment. Due to the custom nature of every project, we are not able to give a blanket cost for wedding invitations. Many factors contribute to the cost of a wedding invitation suite, not limited to the number of inserts, the print method(s), level of customization, and level of finishing.

House Collection

Our house collection suites begin at $1200 for an invitation, reply card & envelope, and outer envelope for a quantity of 50. Our collections can be priced online by selecting desired quantities + components. 

Semi Custom Design

Semi custom design ranges from $1500-$3500 for an invitation, reply card & envelope, details card and outer envelope for a quantity of 100. 

Full Custom Design

Invitations containing fully custom design of 4 or 5 card suites with assembly, envelope printing, and postage typically range between $2500-$5000. 

Design Packages

Packages including full cohesive custom stationery & day of branding and other elements typically begin around $3000.

Do you offer 'day of' branding or event branding items such as menus, programs, and escort cards?

We offer day-of items for our stationery clients and event branding packages only. We do not offer day-of items such as menus, place cards, or welcome notes if your invitations were created by another company.


If you are a stationery client we suggest continuing the design process throughout the materials of the big day to have your design cohesion flow through all creative items. You can learn more about these packages and inquire here We offer a variety of  printing methods as well as digital printing, napkin printing, laser cut signage and / or cocktail stirrers,  and screen printing. We do not allow design elements from invitations we’ve created to be used or printed elsewhere.

How long does the process take? 

Just as the scope of projects varies, so do  the timelines for design and production. We generally book up a few months in advance for semi custom work and depending on the destination of your wedding, we begin production of your style guide closer to 6-9 weeks prior to sending out your first items items. If you're interested in a custom project please contact us as soon as you have a general idea of what you're looking for - ideally 9 months- 1 year out from your event.

Design Time:

For our stock or semi custom designs, the design process for the initial concept presentation / first draft takes 1 month depending on the scope of edits requested. This timeline begins when we’re officially booked, which means a deposit has been received and we have all the necessary information and wording. We generally allow a total of 6-9 weeks for the design and revision phase for stock or semi-custom designs, though this timeline can vary depending on how quickly feedback is received.

Printing and Production Time:

Typically printing takes between 3 and 4 weeks. We are able to print rather quickly if needed, though a rush fee will apply. 

What is the difference between your house collection, and semi-custom design?

 

Our House Collection offers a lower investment level with minimal to no design edits. Additionally, some (but not all) of the designs seen on our Instagram are House Collection designs or variations of. The minimum pricing for an invitation, single insert card for a web reply and details, and an outer envelope for 50 suites generally begins at $1,200. Our Collection can be priced online by selecting desired quantities + components and includes two rounds of digital proofs (the initial proof and one revision).

Many of our clients opt for ‘Semi-Custom’ suites, combining elements of existing designs seen on our website and Instagram. There are various levels of ‘Semi-Custom’, and the amount of design edits affect the design fee. Our semi-custom designs include two rounds of revisions from the initial proofing stage. Our minimum investment level for a Semi-Custom client is $1,500. Typically, semi custom suite invitations average between $2,250 and $3,750.