Custom, Digital and Printed Invitations

San Diego, California · 2366 Sales


Custom, Digital and Printed Invitations

San Diego, California 2366 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Specializing in elegant and stylish wedding invitations, bridal shower invitations, birth announcements, baby shower invitations, birthday invitations and more!


Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

Specializing in elegant and stylish wedding invitations, bridal shower invitations, birth announcements, baby shower invitations, birthday invitations and more!

Inviting Invites

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Inviting Invites

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Your Fabulous Event Begins Here!

Hi! I’m Sandra — thanks for stopping by!

I’ve been designing invitations since 2006 (WOW…how time flies when you love what you do!). In my Inviting Invites shop you will find designs you'll love from classic to contemporary and all at a price you can feel good about. I love what I do and that love is reflected in the quality of your invitation. Please enjoy my Etsy shop and take a look at the many invitation designs that I offer.

♥ Exclusive Designs
I am driven to design the finest, highest quality unique invitations you can find online or in stores. Whether you are looking for the hottest new trends or prefer to stay classic you will find it all here. With so many styles, you are bound to find the one that is perfect for you.

♥ Detail-Oriented and Flawless Finished Products
I am committed to providing my customers the best quality and the best design. I am detail oriented and take time and effort to make sure your design is perfect and flawless. If you order printed invitations from me, you will find the paper cardstock and envelopes to be of the highest quality.

♥ Fast and easy!
At Inviting Invites, my goal is to provide you with the simplest, most enjoyable invitation ordering process. I work to perfect that process every day so that your shopping experience with me is easy and stress free. As you can see from my reviews, my customers love the quick and easy ordering process.

♥ I have two boys that are adorable, smart and love their mom. They were my inspiration to start my invitation business. It all started with their birth announcements and birthday invitations...and soon I'll be doing their graduation invitations. They grow up too fast!

♥ My husband, two boys and I live in beautiful sunny San Diego, CA where the weather is always perfect.

♥ I have a sweet tooth! I love ice cream and Reese's peanut butter cups!

♥ I am obsessed with Pinterest and am constantly dreaming of new invitation designs and parties that I can have.

♥ Etsy is an awesome and addicting site, I love it!

♥ I love to work out and that’s what I do every morning. Just started a kickboxing class which I love…but boy do I work up a sweat!

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 13, 2017
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm PST | CLOSED Sat/Sun and holidays
I do my best to return messages within 2 business days.
Weekend convos may not be returned until Monday, as crafting orders and spending time with my family keeps me away from the computer.

I cannot be held responsible for lost e-mail. Some spam filters just won't let me through! Please check your spam/bulk folders for messages from me. If you haven't heard from me via e-mail within 24-48 hours, please convo me through etsy and check your convos for my response. It also helps if you can add "sandra{at} into your email address book.

>>>Make sure you stop back often as I'm constantly adding new designs! <<<

• Purchase the non-refundable deposit listing .
• In the deposit listing's description there is a list of info that I need for your order.
• Copy/paste that list into a convo ore email, fill it out and send it along with your text for your invitation.
• You'll receive a digital proof in 2-4 business days (let me know if you're in a rush).
• After viewing your proof tell me if it's approved or if it needs changes.
• Once it's ready to print I will send you a paypal invoice for final payment. Final payment must be received prior to order going to print.
• I order the invites to be printed which usually takes a 2-3 weeks. Return address printing will take an extra day or two. Assembly will take 1 week.
• Once they're shipped you will received tracking info to the email address you entered into your custom Etsy order. It usually takes 3-7 business days once it's shipped.
• The deposit will be put toward your total purchase.

PROOFS: receive in 2-4 business days
SHIPPING: approximately 3-7 business days depending on where you live and the timeliness of USPS OR FEDEX
The ordering process is similar for other types of invitations and announcements, contact me if you have any questions.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Please understand due to the differences between the web environment that you are viewing designs and the printing environment cards are produced in, VARIATIONS in colors is inevitable.

I encourage you to print a proof copy of the High Resolution file at home or at a 1hour photo lab before submitting your full print order. It's easier to proof wording and colors with a hard copy vs. proofing on screen. Inviting Invites is NOT responsible for typos/spelling errors or undesired colors once the FINAL proof has been approved by you. I'm happy to correct these oversights, but I will not refund your money for the prints you had made.
Photos should be 300 dpi or higher for proper print quality. I cannot be held responsible for photo quality. Do not use photos taken with a camera phone.

Because payment is for my work customizing the design only, I do have to charge a fee to switch designs after a card is customized. There may also be a charge for switching sizes after a request has been made, due to the extra time it takes to reformat. Because payment is for my work only, I cannot offer a refund once a card has been designed.

All of my cards are customizable, but have only been print-tested in the original colors. If you choose to change colors, you are responsible for print quality in those colors.

You are allowed THREE (3) rounds of proofs.
Please be specific in the initial email with the details and requests you have. I want to get your proof right the first time to limit the time you're waiting for the final product! Little details often get over looked (such as dates/times/typos). I’m happy to correct this at anytime! If the mistake is mine, I will correct and it will not count towards your 3 proofs.
(*NOTE: After the 3 rounds of proofs, a $10 charge will be subjected to each proof following. Please allow up to 24hrs for each additional proof)

I will fully uphold the legal rights of photographers. It is illegal for me to use images that are copyrighted without the permission of the photography or company that holds the copyright. By submitting me photos, you agree that you are the photographer or have permission in the form of a copyright license from the copyright holder. You also agree to take full responsibility for any misuse of copyrighted images and agree to not hold me liable for any misuse of copyrighted images.

Because I own the digital file, I often display customer cards on my blog ( or on etsy ( I always change phone numbers and addresses. If you wish not to have your card displayed, please let me know AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE.

Chose between my color palette or a color of your own. For a custom color send me a link to the website that displays your color swatch or attach it to a message. However, the best way to receive a good match is to mail me a color swatch. I cannot guarantee an exact match, but will come as close as I can. Colors viewed on screen are not precisely the same color when printed. Look at it on multiple monitors if possible.

Try not to use shades that are similar in color intensity. For instance, a light blue against a light purple won't show up well, especially if one is text and the other is a background. Or navy blue against black, or a similar orange and pink hue. If you can't read it well on screen it will be even harder to read when printed.

ENVELOPES: The colors on the invites are obtained by printing floodcoats of ink on white paper, therefore color envelopes are difficult to match the invitations. If you want colored envelopes I recommend using a complimentary color or tint instead of trying to match them exactly.

COLOR ACCURACY: While all Inviting Invites are professionally printed on the highest quality digital presses in vibrant ink colors, we cannot guarantee 100% color accuracy for any sample shown. Actual colors on our printed pieces may vary slightly from the sample prints and photos shown here, due to differences in paper stock used for each type of piece, and printer calibrations. On reorders, while the original order will be referenced, an exact ink match is not guaranteed. Refunds or Discounts will not be extended for color variations.

I have a wedding invitation sample pack available for purchase so you can feel the paper and printing methods used (blue box on my shop home page). These are random samples, not all invitation designs are available.

I can print return address on the back flap of the invitation envelope. I also offer guest address printing on the fronts of the envelopes. Additional fees apply. Please inquire.

I can customize anything else you may need. Separate reception cards, direction cards, thank you cards, program, table numbers, bridal shower invites, save the date cards, individualized stationary, etc. are all available upon request.

My shop name and web address will be printed on the back of ALL printed cards with the exception of wedding invitations.

Questions? Please contact me (Sandra) through a convo or email me at Sandra [at] I look forward to hearing from you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept all payments made via PayPal (*you do not need a PayPal account to pay with a credit/debit card). Payment is expected immediately upon checkout. If payment is not received within 48 hours of purchase, and no communication is made, the transaction will be canceled without notice. If an order has been placed by mistake, or if you have simply changed your mind, PLEASE contact me to let me know.

*Note: you do not need a Paypal account to submit payment with a credit card. Paypal will also process a limited number of credit card purchases even for non-members. To pay using credit cards via Paypal when you don’t have a Paypal account:
--At check out, confirm your address.
--Choose Payment Method as PAYPAL. (later they will ask for your Credit Card info)
--Click on “Pay with PAYPAL”. (Ignore the box that asks if you have a Paypal acct.)
--Now fill out the section that asks for your credit card info.

California sales tax (8.00%) will be collected on California purchases only. This amount will be calculated via PayPal at checkout.

Production on your custom item will begin once final payment is received.
For wedding invitations an initial deposit is required for all orders and will be applied to the final total. Once the design is approved your order will be printed as soon as the rest of the payment is received.
We ship within the United States.
NO International Shipping at this time.

Shipping costs include cost of shipping materials, insurance, postage and handling fees. Your order is handled with care so it arrives to you safely. I ship via Priority Mail or FEDEX (for larger orders) so once it's sent it should arrive to you within 7 days. I cannot be held responsible for shipping delays or lost packages. Please allow enough time if your ordering falls around a busy postal time such as holidays.

Digital items are sent via e-mail as a .jpg file (within 48 hours).
Refunds and Exchanges
WEDDING: Because the designs are customized returns and exchanges are not available. If colors are a concern order a wedding sample pack from our shop or order a custom printed proof of your invite for $25. Colors are not guaranteed to be an exact match, but I will try and come as close as possible.

DIGITAL ORDERS: Please have one sample card of your design printed before having ALL of them printed. If the colors don't turn out the way you had in mind, I would be happy to adjust them and send you a new proof, but I CANNOT refund money for the cards you already had printed. Colors vary based on your computer monitor and your photo processor, so printing a sample is strongly encouraged!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE proof and then double proof your design. I am unable to refund any design - digital or printed once approved by you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Q: Can you change the colors shown on the invitation?
A: Yes, on most items any colors can be changed. See product description for details.

Q: Do you design programs, escort cards, table numbers, etc.?
A: Yes, if it’s not on the site contact me with the details of what you need including quantity and I will send you a quote.

Q: Do you ship outside the US?
A: Not at this time.

Q: What is a "JPEG file"?
A: The JPEG file is another name for a digital photograph. This file will allow you to print the invitation/announcement just as you would print a regular photograph at a local lab of your choice, or at your home. Print as many as you need for the price of normal photographs!

Q: What is a "bleed"?
A: You need a bleed if you are going to be have your item printed at a professional print shop. When any image or element of the invitation touches the edge of the page, the artwork actually needs to EXTEND beyond the trim edge. It needs to be extend by 1/8" (which is called the bleed area) . For example, if your invitation size is 5x7, your final PDF file size will be 5.25x7.25". The printer will then trim your invitation down to 5x7"

More information

Last updated on Jun 13, 2017
Frequently asked questions

What file type should I choose?

**PRIOR TO ORDERING, please be sure to check with your printer to see what their file requirements are so that you get the correct file type.

► JPG – for printing at a photo lab like COSTCO or WALMART, or using a photo printing program on your computer. I would recommend printing on matte photo paper if that is an option.

► PDF (2 PER PAGE) – For printing on an 8.50x11.00” page with crop marks to show where to cut. You would choose this option if you are taking these in to be printed at an OFFICE DEPOT, STAPLES or FEDEX, or if you are planning on printing on your home printer. Print on white cardstock.

► PDF (1 PER PAGE WITH BLEED) Print Ready PDF file with 1/8" bleeds used at professional print shops. Print on white cardstock.

What is a digital invitation?

It's an invitation you can print at home, take to a local copy shop or email. It's provided as a JPG or PDF with two to a page or PDF w/ bleed.

How do I send you information to personalize my order?

Add the item to your cart. In your Etsy cart, there is a small box to enter text below the item that you are ordering. It will say "Note to InvitingInvites" above it. Enter the information there or you can simply email me directly at after checking out. Please reference your Order # in the subject line.