Custom Wedding Invitations | The Process

Gorgeous custom wedding invitation suite with pink, tropical watercolor florals.
Tropical Luxury Custom Watercolor Wedding Invitations | Photo by Matlock & Kelly Photography

If you've landed here because you’re recently engaged and you’re looking for the most perfect wedding invitations to invite all of the nearest and dearest people to the happiest day of your life... then HOORAY!🍾 Welcome welcome, so happy you're here! My name is Christie and I'm the designer and creative behind Copper Creative. I absolutely love to create and design, especially wedding invitation suites! With that being said, I create completely custom wedding invitation suites. So what does that mean, exactly? It means you don't have to fit within a certain mold. If you want coral colored flowers and all you've seen are red, I can create that for you. (I've outlined my "process" at the bottom of this blog.)

How am I different from other online invitation providers?

Let me first start off by saying there is absolutely nothing wrong with using any online invitation printer/provider. I think they offer BEAUTIFUL designs that are readily available for you to use for your wedding day! However, if you are wanting to call ALL the shots, choose your colors, style, fonts, etc. that’s where I come in. 👩‍🎨

What do I love to have in my custom invitation suites?

One thing I really love to incorporate into my designs are watercolor floral details. All of the watercolor floral details you see in my work are all hand painted by me! The process starts with me, a brush, a watercolor paper, a palette of colors, some really good tunes {current jams are by Kacey Musgraves, Midland, and Chvrches} and I let my mind go free. (Obviously the subject varies per the direction my couple points me in!)

From there, I scan the artwork onto my computer and I “digitize” the watercolor using a program called Adobe Illustrator. What this does is takes the image and makes it a “vector” graphic in which I then have to edit out all the white from the paper. Yes, the task is as tedious as it sounds, BUT this has to be done so it will print at the highest quality! (I got super design technical on ya there, but I want you to know what happens on the back end!) I then apply the watercolor florals into the design and make sure that the aesthetic of overall suite flows.

Below are a few examples of watercolor elements incorporated into invitation suites!

Watercolor florals on white paper with a wooden background.
Watercolor florals by Copper Creative. Photo by Anna Rodenbeck.

Another advantage to a custom invitation suite: all of your stationary needs will match!

Your wedding day may need some more paper elements involved. Items such as:

- Menus

- Table Numbers

- Seating Chart

- Welcome Sign

- Wedding Programs

- Thank You Cards

- General Signage

- Place cards