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 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. With your ideas committed to trust, I'll create a tailor-made aesthetic through digital proofs that include sketches (for full custom), a color palette, design direction, and inspiration images. You'll also receive a realistic mock-up to see how your invitations will appear in real life once completed. 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. 

How custom are the semi-custom invitations?

The Cafe Collection is my collection of semi-custom designs carefully curated to easily modify to fit you’re one-of-a-kind wedding.

While keeping the overall structure of the design, we can transform each suite with my expertise by curating and culling different paper, print methods, and embellishments. We can even change up the orientation of the card and add crests, calligraphy, or venue illustrations to any design. You provide your story, inspiration photos of your entire wedding, and elements you love - and I do the rest. As an artist, I love having the freedom to play with different possibilities based on your aesthetic and allocated budget.    

Additionally, I offer 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. Semi-custom invitations start at $1,000, and full custom starts at $2,000, regardless of quantity. The average Morgan Riley Design couple invests $7,000-$16,000 on all stationery for the wedding. This includes save the dates, invitations, and day-of details as well as luxurious paper, print methods, and embellishments like vintage stamps, calligraphy, wax seals, etc. to really make your invitations personal.

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 3-4 months 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 4-6 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. As a full service stationer, I take pride in delivering an effortless experience. Below are some examples of the complimentary services provided for all wedding projects:

  • Design aesthetic development
  • Custom calligraphy and illustrations
  • Assembly and mailing services
  • Keepsake and photographer's 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. 


There is no limited quantity, only a minimum investment.