the custom wedding invitation process
What is it like to work with us on your invitations?
The process of working with Design des Troy on your wedding stationery suite is a bit different than with a traditional stationer. We work with you to design a bespoke stationery experience — from invitations to seating cards — that reflects your wedding day and ideally your personality.
If it is convenient and you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, we love to meet with our potential wedding couples to hear more about the wedding you are planning and learn more about what pieces you’ll need designed. It gives us an opportunity to get to know you a little and also to show you some of our past work in person and discuss printing options. These days, we are having our meetings over zoom and will happily mail paper/print samples as needed.
We will work with you to create the invitation suite of your dreams — the sky’s the limit. Our standard invitation suite includes the invitation, information card/map, reply card and thank you cards, but pieces can be added (or removed) as needed.
If there is a design from our portfolio that you are drawn to, we can reimagine and customize that design for your wedding. We can change, fonts and colors for you or even add custom illustration. Assuming the final design doesn’t deviate too far from the original, this can be a much more economical option.
We print using a variety of methods including digital, offset, letterpress and foil. Some of our designs use a combination of multiple printing processes within the same piece! We are experts in printing and will make recommendations as to which method will work best for your design and budget.
Creative and extremely talented, Design des Troy took the time to make our personality shine through in our wedding invitations. Highly recommended.
Everything was great! You made everything so easy, it all came together so well. I can’t imagine changing anything or doing anything differently if I had to do it all again.
Owen and Samantha of Design des Troy created my dream wedding invitation. I’m a printer who married an antique postcard and ephemera show promoter. A professional graphic layout and beautiful artwork was very important to both of us. Design des Troy asked the right questions and took the time to know us in order to come up with an invite that was personal and meaningful. The lettering and background had a vintage style that we loved. We even printed extra invites to distribute as a collectible at our ephemera shows. The wedding invitation they designed is my favorite memento of our wedding day.
Samantha and Owen were great to work with. We asked for a simple but classy invitation design, and they sent us a lot of unique ideas for color and layout. They really got what we were looking for, and we were totally happy with the end result.