Wedding invitations are your guests’ first impression to your wedding day. From the colors to the vibe to the style, each detail helps set the tone of what guests are to expect at your Palm Beach wedding.
Working with a local wedding invitation designer to create custom invitations will not only impress guests, but ensure that the pieces easily and accurately convey all the details. One of our favorite Palm Beach invitation designers is Andrea of Chirp Paperie.
All of Andrea’s work is spectacular! She specializes in hand-drawn and painted pieces, which she digitizes in order to create a custom suite of products. If you can think it, she can create it.
A big thanks goes out to Chirp Paperie for sponsoring this article and in general being awesome. Now check out some of our fav pieces and how you can work them into your Palm Beach wedding!
1. Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Suite
Lilly Pulitzer’s iconic brand started right here on Palm Beach, so it comes as no surprise that this couple was inspired by their bright and colorful prints. This custom hand-drawn theme is perfect for a Palm Beach wedding at The Colony Hotel! #spillthejuice
2. Tropical Elegance
Who says you can’t have a tropical black tie wedding at the Flagler Museum? This couples gorgeous invite showcases thermography printing and is perfectly accented by coordinating, hand-painted belly band and envelope liner. We love the palm fronds!
3. Classic Nautical
This couple loves boating, so a nautical theme was a natural fit for their Marriott Singer Island wedding. Their clean and simple design was jazzed up with a fun, glitter envelope liner. If you love this suite but want a different vibe, pick a different liner. You can easily go rustic or traditional – it all depends on your choice.
4. Traditional Opulence
Pocket fold invites are definitely a favorite of ours and this elegant, letterpress invite doesn’t disappoint. Since letterpress printing was used, it does increase the cost. Adding the glitter belly band lets guests know it’s a formal, yet fun affair at the Flagler Museum.
5. Hand Painted Map
This is a great addition to any invitation suite! You can customize the map to show hot spots, activities to do and where to go. Once created, they can be used for save the dates, invitations, welcome bags, etc. Have fun exploring town to pick what place to feature!
6. Floral and Foil
We love everything about this invitation. From the hand-painted florals to the gold foil envelope liners to the custom monogram, it all comes together to make this invitation a show stopper without being too formal.
7. Rustic Beach
If you are having a wedding on the beach, why fight your surroundings? Embrace it like this couple did! Including a starfish, burlap, and raffia in a craft box is a great way to showcase your venue and show the importance of the event.
8. Watercolor Passport
This couple knew they needed to give a lot of travel info to their guests for their destination Palm Beach wedding, so they keep it all together with an adorable “passport” to accompany their Save the Date. Doesn’t the gorgeous watercolor look like the ocean?
9. Geode Inspired
Super on trend, this custom designed invitation suite is based on a beautiful green geode. We love the incorporation of the green as is coordinates with the golf course backdrop for this Wanderers Club wedding.
Tips for Working with a Wedding Invitation Designer
1. Start Shopping Early
Custom invitations take time to create! Since invitations should be mailed 2-4 months in advance of the wedding day, you’ll need to start working on your design 4-6 months. Start initial meeting 6-8 months so you aren’t rushed.
2. Starting Cost of Wedding Invitations
Ready-Made invitation sets start at $3.50. Custom Invitations start at $4.50 + $200 design fee. Pricing can go up based on the little extras. Having a one of a kind design allows you to have exactly what you want on your wedding invite and is an amazing keepsake for your wedding day.
3. Coordinating Paper Goods
Deciding on your wedding invite design can lead you down a path of inspiration for other coordinating paper goods for your wedding. From table numbers, save-the-dates, menu cards, seating charts, ceremony programs and beyond, working with the same designer can guarantee a cohesively beautiful aesthetic for your wedding decor.
4. Bring a Clean Invite on your Wedding Day
It may be an afterthought, but since you’ve already hired an amazing Palm Beach wedding photographer for your wedding, be sure to bring a clean, un-mailed version of your wedding invites to your wedding day so they can photograph it!
Chirp Paperie is an amazing local local Palm Beach invitation designer and we can’t recommend them enough. For more info on scheduling an appointment for your custom save the dates and/or wedding invitations, check out their website www.chirppaperie.com.