What are “semi-custom” invitations?

Semi-custom invitations are pre-designed suites with the availability to personalize the wording. Semi-custom offers a lower monetary investment, and time-friendly, solution to your paper goods.

How much are the suites?

The price per save the date is $11.00. The price per main invitation suite is $26.00. So, if you are planning to order 100 invitations, you can expect to pay $1,100 for save the dates, and $2,600 for the main invitation suite. The price for weekend items varies. To see our full pricing and specification guide, please email us at Olivia@troutdesigns.com.

I’m interested in a suite from the Semi-Custom Collection, how do I purchase?

Great! Feel free to shoot us an email at semicustom@troutdesigns.com. From there, we will send you our full Semi-Custom Catalog showing all of the items offered. For more information on next steps, see "How it Works" on the About page.

How many invitations should I order?

You typically need to order 1 invitation per household, not individual. We also suggest ordering at least 10% extra to account for any USPS mishaps. A keepsake copy, and photographer copy, are included in your order and will be sent with your suite.

When should I order my invitations?

For Save the Dates, we recommend ordering 6 weeks prior to the date you are wanting to mail them out. 

For your main wedding suite, we recommend ordering 6-8 weeks prior to the date you are wanting to mail them out. 

Typically, save the dates are mailed out anywhere from 6 months to one year prior to the wedding. Main wedding suites are mailed out anywhere from 8 weeks to 12 weeks prior to the wedding date. Timeline can be heavily dependent on your venue, and whether or not it is a local, or destination, wedding.

When planning your timeline, please consider the time it might take you to stamp, stuff, and mail your invitations. 

Can I use the Semi-custom Collection if I am not getting married at The Gasparilla Inn?

No, we require that all couples purchasing from the Collection are married at The Gasparilla Inn, or one of their respective locations. 

What’s included in the collection? 

The Collection includes three suite styles: Boca Grande Coral, Boca Grande Motif and Boca Grande Citrus. Each suite includes a Save the Date design, design for your main invitation suite, and designs for weekend items. We’ve also included two color options to choose from within the suites. 

What's offered for wedding weekend items?

For wedding weekend items, we offer the following: menus, table numbers, escort cards, place cards, weekend itineraries/maps, welcome bag tags, matchbooks, napkins, and drink signs. If you are needing something not currently offered, we are happy to accommodate.

What paper type is used for the semi-custom collection? 

We use Mohawk Premium stock for our semi-custom suites. The paper is bright white with a subtle texture. The main invitation is printed on a double thick weight (240lb)., while all other inserts are printed on single thick (120lb) weight. 

Who assembles and mails out my invitations?

You do! Trout Designs will send you a box full of your invitations ready to be stamped, stuffed, and mailed. Don’t worry - we include a fun assembly guide that provides step by step instructions.