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 hello@morganrileydesign.com

What is your design process?

I first like to get a feel for the entire wedding as a whole – colors, florals, etc., mixed in with imagery of textures, fashion, interior design, and inspirational imagery that sets the mood for the event. In addition to the wedding details, I love getting to know each couples story. When it comes to crafting an invitation suite, it's the little, personal details that make it a true heirloom. This is how we’ll find the magic. This is how we’ll create something that’s truly singular. Your wedding day deserves nothing less! 

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 on handmade paper 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 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! As an artist, I like having the freedom to play with different possibilities based on your aesthetic and allocated budget.    

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 $7,000-$12,000 on all stationery for the wedding. This includes save the dates, invitations, and day-of details as well as luxurious paper and print methods and embellishments like vintage stamps, calligraphy, wax seals, etc.

How far in advance should I inquire?

I highly suggest couples reach out and book with me 6-12 months from their desired mail-out date. I am happy to still book clients with a shorter timeframe, however, it's best we have at least 3 months from the time we begin to the desired mail-out date in order to avoid rush fees. While it's important to know your wedding date, I plan my schedule off of both the wedding date and approximate mail-out date. If you aren't sure when you would like to send out your invites, 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 or a wedding where most guest will have to travel, 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 4-5 months prior. 

Ultimately this is just a guide and if you wish to mail them out sooner or later, 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.