Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to deciding on what to do for wedding invitations, it can be a little overwhelming. I want to make it as simple as possible for you so I have answered a few common questions for you here!
If you have any additional questions, feel free to email me at

What printing methods and paper types do you offer? 

I love combining old-world character with high-end design. I offer foil, letterpress, embossing, debossing, and digital printing. I love being able to help couples select the best printing method based on their wedding style, amount needed, and allocated budget. Letterpress and foil are my most frequent go-to's!

How custom are the semi-custom invitations?

Very custom! While withholding the overall structure of the design, each suite can be customized to fit your personal style and wedding aesthetic. I still like to treat them almost like fully custom designs where we still get to play with different paper colors, types, embellishments, and orientation. Love the Petit Versailles but want your names in calligraphy? No problem! Want a sketch of your venue? We can always add one!

Additionally, I offer two different calligraphy styles and 5 different crests that can be added to any semi-custom suite to really make it your own. View them here

What is the average investment?​

Pricing varies depending on quantity, printing method, paper type, and additional add-ons. Each invitation suite is unique to every couple which is why I provide individual quotes. The average Morgan Riley Design couple invests $5,000-$9,000 on invitations, allowing for us to work with luxurious paper and print methods as well as embellishments like vintage stamps, calligraphy, wax seals, etc.

How far in advance should I inquire?

I suggest couples reach out and book with me 6-12 months from their desired mail-out date. To ensure a smooth process, I recommend the following timelines:

  • For local weddings, I recommend mailing your Save the Dates 6-8 months prior. For your invitation suite, I recommend mailing out 10-12 weeks before the wedding giving guests plenty of time to RSVP.

  • If you're having a destination wedding, 8-12 months is more appropriate for Save the Dates so guests can book their travel plans. For the invitation suite, I recommend mailing out to your guests 3-4 months prior. 

Ultimately this is just a guide and if you wish to mail them out sooner, you totally can! Be sure to reach out to us as early as you can to avoid any rush fees.

Is your calligraphy and illustrations hand drawn?

Yes! All the calligraphy and illustrations you see are handwritten or hand drawn by me. Each suite that I create is sketched, drawn/handwritten and then digitized and designed on the computer to be printed with the amount of invitation suites needed. I also love to work with old-world, public domain paintings but I do not work with script fonts. Calligraphy addressing on envelopes or guest names on day-of stationery are handwritten with ink. 

What is included?

You have enough on your plate when it comes to wedding planning. My primary goal is to take care of all your stationery goods. All invitation quotes include the following:
  • Suite design and all artwork/calligraphy
  • Assembly
  • Direct mailing services to guests
  • Keepsake and photographer's suite (Suites with 4 or more elements will be gifted a linen, heirloom box to house your keepsake suite.)

Do you work with international couples? 

Yes, I love working with couples all around the world! We also are happy to create your invitations in any language.