How Much Does A Custom Design Cost?

Custom Designs & Patterns

Custom design and pattern work rates start at $175. Please email me to tell me about your project and I will then send you a custom design quote.

Custom Wedding Invitations

All of the custom design work I do for you will be completely personalized and one of a kind, working with your theme and vision for the most thoughtful day of your life. Every little detail matters and I am here to create a design suite that totally reflects your style and vision. Your wedding invitations will set the tone for one of the biggest days of your life!

Wedding invitation suites start at $2300 for 1 color Letterpress and $1900 for multi-color digital printing. These prices are based on an order of 100 invitation suites which include the invite, rsvp postcard, and mailer envelope. This price doesn't include an envelope liner or shipping and handling.

All custom orders are specially made to fit your needs. Please do not hesitate to email me about your wedding to see how we can creatively work with your budget!

Custom Welcome Totes

Giving a custom designed welcome tote to your guests for your event is extremely generous on your part and your guests will definitely take notice of the thoughtful gesture. Welcome totes are the perfect solution to the gift that keeps on giving and no one else but the people at your event will have a bag like it!

The custom design fee for welcome totes start at $300. If I am already designing your wedding invitation suite, then the design fee will be included in your quote.

To give you an idea, 50 custom designed welcome totes will be an estimated cost of $550. The price will adjust to the bag quantities, color, material options (organic or regular cotton), weight, bag color and ink colors. Don't let the above price scare you away, please know that this an estimated cost and I can put together a more accurate quote for you if you would like to proceed.

Custom designs are completely personalized and prices may vary depending on your needs and budget. I work with all budgets and can provide suggestions and solutions based upon your needs and requirements.

Let's get started!!! Please send an email so we can set up a time to meet in person or discuss over the phone the ideas for your event!


After our initial design conversation about your event, I will send you a project contract within 5-7 business days. Once all of your project details (cost, items, timeline...etc.) have been confirmed, I require a signed hard copy of the contract and a 50% non-refundable deposit will be needed to begin your custom design work. Final payment is needed to proceed with printing.


Once your signed contract and deposit is received Thoughtful Day will begin the design process. At the beginning of your project we will discuss your vision, inspiration, theme, colors, and any other ideas you may have for your event. I know all too well the little details and ideas going through your head, and am here to help you visualize and create a truly unique vision for your wedding day. Inspiration tear sheets from magazines, websites, blogs, etc. are really helpful in getting a better understanding of your vision. If we aren't able to meet in person, then emailing any images you love will be perfect. Any little details you want to share are extremely helpful!

Custom Design Information

In addition to your overall vision and theme you will need to provide the following information in an email.

  1. Your name, phone number and email
  2. Any specific wording instructions
  3. Your wedding/event date
  4. Quantities
  5. Number of colors, custom colors
  6. All of the items you want for your invitation suite {save the dates, invite, rsvp, mailer envelope, rsvp envelope, custom envelope liner for mailer envelope, thank you card, reception or direction card, weekend itinerary, rehearsal dinner invite, program, menu card, place cards, table numbers, favor tags, favor pouches, custom stamps, welcome totes, etc.}
  7. Any accessories for your invitation suite such as enclosures, ribbons, buttons, etc.
  8. Do you want your invitation suite to be assembled by Thoughtful Day?
  9. Will you want to use a calligrapher? Do you have one in mind, if not, I would be happy to suggest some of my favorites.


Custom Wedding Invitations

2-4 months (Rush jobs are available for an additional fee)
Allow an additional 6-8 weeks for your invitations to be mailed out prior to your wedding day. If you would like to have calligraphy on your mailer envelopes, please add an additional 3-6 weeks, to allow for the calligrapher's schedule.

I will show you 3-5 design variations of your wedding suite within 5-8 weeks of receiving the signed contract and deposit. At this point you will review the designs, pick a direction you love and identify any design details or wording you wish to change. Once we have discussed your feedback, I will integrate the revisions into your wedding suite and provide you with a final proof.
Any changes beyond these 2 editing rounds will be billed at $75 per hour.

Custom Welcome Totes

2 months (Rush jobs are available for an additional fee)
I will show you 2-3 design variations of your tote bag within 3-5 weeks. At this point you will review the designs, pick a direction you love and identify any design details or wording you wish to change. Once we have discussed your feedback I will integrate the revisions into your tote bag design and provide you with a final proof.
Any changes beyond these 2 editing rounds will cost $50 each.

Final Proof / Proceed to Print

Once you have approved the final proof and a signed/approved copy of the custom design is received, we will proceed with printing. Once the custom designs are approved via email, mail, or in person Thoughtful Day is not responsible for any spelling, layout, color, size, incorrect information or material errors. The remaining balance is due at this time.


Tote bag colors

Natural Canvas, Colored bags are available but very limited in colors. If interested in colored bags, please inquire to see what is available.

Tote bag size (additional sizes are available, please inquire)

10 oz. Cotton Canvas Tote - 13" x 14.5" w/ 3" bottom gusset

Ink Colors

You can choose from the majority of the Pantone Coated colors. Click here if you do not have access to a Pantone Coated Swatch book.