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How to Custom Design Your Wedding Invites All On Your Own

How to Custom Design Your Wedding Invites All On Your Own

Chicks, how many times have we made your eyes roll talking about our obsession with pretty paper? We get it, there are tons more to-dos for your event beyond your invitations - but those won’t matter if you don’t have something absolutely alluring to announce said special day. Now, we won’t say that who you invite won’t show up if they get a wonky invitation in the mail, but we can say that if what they get in their mailbox gives them 😍😍😍, they’ll be even more pumped to celebrate alongside you! We caught up with custom invitation studio, Pumpkin Coach Invites, to learn more about their couture suites, their creative tailoring, and their convenience - and we can confidently say that designing with them will be one of the best parts of your wedding planning process. 

Your guests will show up to your ball because of them. 

Yup, that’s right - their invites will [figuratively] drive your guests to your big day, because they’re totally enchanting. Once again, Pumpkin Coach offers couture wedding invitations that can be customized directly on their website using an easy and visual invite builder. Couples can choose from their beautiful predesigned invites and fashion them with personalized monograms, motifs, and embellishments, like one-of-a-kind jackets, tulle mesh overlays, ribbons, and unique envelope liners. They also offer complimentary design services for any client that wants something fully custom.

How to Custom Design Your Wedding Invites All On Your Own

… And about that “small shop stationery feel” we mentioned. 

Speaking as a Jersey girl who literally lives just a few minutes away from Pumpkin Coach headquarters in the Garden State ((my family regularly goes to shows at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn is seriously the sweetest, most bespoke town around)), I can honestly say that the small shop charm is every bit legit. 

The design process is pure delight. 

That ‘easy and visual invite builder’ is just that. Easy and visual. I felt like a true graphic designer and invitation couturier, and believe me, I have zero know-how in that arena. The site allows you to start from a gorgeous preset template - which includes an invitation card, response card, info card, plus RSVP and mailing envelopes ((starting at $7.99)) - and then go to town on all the could-only-be-you tweaks. I fell in love with the Paper Rose Invitation Suite, and then prettied it up even further with ribbon and an on-point envelope liner (added costs, of course).

How to Custom Design Your Wedding Invites All On Your Own

At the end of the day, we all lead suuuuper anxiety-filled lives and wedding planning on top of that? It’s just a lot. That’s why an option like this is not only stunning, it’s stress-relieving. Imagine just getting home at night after a long day at work, uncorking a blissful bottle of red, and then sitting down to create with your PIC. The effect of the experience is like that of an adult coloring book, it feels artsy and creative and it calms the nerves. But this time, your work will go up on someone else’s refrigerator in the form of your tailor-made wedding invite. 

We found our match in pretty paper appreciators…

Pumpkin Coach Invites founder and chief designer, Agnieshka Burke, might be an even bigger stationery enthusiast than we are!! Can you believe it?! Yes! She actually founded National Wedding Invitation Day, July 16th, to fete the designers and printers who put their passion into creating one-of-a-kind invitations for your most special day. Her thoughts are, “If you have ever been to a wedding, you were there because of one thing: the wedding invitation. These pieces of paper are prepared with love, thought, and care.” And we couldn’t agree more #recognize.

How to Custom Design Your Wedding Invites All On Your Own

a chance to Win for your wedding

In any case, her team is celebrating the holiday in a big way, with a contest open to all engaged couples within the U.S. (lots of prizes and details can be found on their website). 

Head over to @weddingchicks and enter the Instagram Giveaway in 3 easy steps:

  1. Like the post
  2. Start following @pumpkincoachinvites
  3. Tag your bridal party and comment on your dream wedding invitation detail (such as colors, theme, paper, etc).

Winners will be announced on Valentine's Day (February 14th). Peep the prizes! 👇

  • 1 winner will win up to 100 invitations (valued at $599)
  • 2 winners will win up to 100 thank you cards (valued at $350)
  • 3 winners will win up to 100 save the date cards (valued at $250)

Start customizing your wedding invitation right now! We promise, it’s a blast, and you don’t have to be anywhere by midnight, either, their pumpkin coach will be by your side for however long you’d like.


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We partnered with Pumpkin Coach Invites to share some stationery magic and ways to win big for National Wedding Invitation Day! As always, thank you for supporting our sponsors!

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