Designing your invitations can be confusing. Read our frequently asked questions for an overview of what to expect during the design process.
Which printing method is right for me?
Digital — $
Digital printing recreates colors and gradients with ease, making it the ideal choice for stationery with watercolor designs. After your artwork is created and digitized, your design is transferred from the computer to the paper using an inkjet or laser printer.
Digital printing is our most affordable print method with the quickest turnaround.
Letterpress — $$
Letterpress is a traditional method of printing that creates indentations in your stationery by inking a metal plate of your design and individually pressing it into thick paper. Letterpress adds an elegant look and rich texture to your invitation suites.
Color palettes are limited with letterpress, and multiple or custom colors come at an additional cost. For this reason, we recommend letterpress for simpler designs that focus primarily on line art, calligraphy, and typography. You may combine letterpress with digital printing or foil stamping.
Foil Stamping — $$$
Foil stamping creates a beautiful metallic shine and slight texture in your stationery. From traditional gold to fun holographic foil, there are dozens of colors to choose from.
Similar to letterpress, foil printing involves creating a custom metal plate of your design. Sheets of metallic foil are then layered over cardstock, and your design is pressed into the paper. You may combine foil stamping with letterpress or flat printing.
These are the most popular types of print methods. If you are looking for engraving, embossing, laser cutting, or other methods, we will discuss this at your consultation.
What are my paper options?
Invitation suites may be printed on a variety of papers ranging from our white house stock to premium handmade paper.
With a hint of texture and a luxurious 120# eggshell finish, our house stock is our premiere choice for digital printing. House stock is budget-friendly and reproduces watercolor designs beautifully.
Premium 100% cotton paper is recommended for letterpress or foil stamping, as it allows for a deep impression into the paper. Cotton paper is also preferred for invitation suites with hand painted pieces.
Colored card stock is typically used for suites that focus more on line art, calligraphy, and typography, rather than watercolor design. Dark colors require a white ink or foil stamping upgrade.
These are the most requested paper options, but we are capable of sourcing many different materials, including handmade paper, paper with deckled edges, real wood, fabrics, etc. If you have something particular in mind, please let us know.
What size should I select for my invitations?
We use the A-Size system when referring to paper products. Standard sizes are the most budget-friendly option, but we are happy to accommodate custom sizes.
standard invitation size
5 x 7 inches
large square invitations
6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
large enclosure cards
4 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches
thank you cards
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
standard rsvp size
3 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches
programs & menus
4 x 9 inches
Do you offer envelope addressing?
Yes, we offer calligraphy addressing and printed envelope addressing. Addressing includes complementary assembly, so you can spend more time focusing on the big picture and less time worrying about adhering envelope liners and licking stamps.
What else can you design for the big day?
Out-of-the-box ideas are our forte. If you have something wild in mind, let’s chat.
From personalized wine bottles to place in your guests' hotel rooms to cozy custom throws for a chilly ceremony, the thoughtful details are what really set your special event apart.
We are able to create all kinds of custom details just for you, including, but not limited to: itineraries, maps, envelope liners, place cards, escort cards, table numbers, menus, programs, signature drink signs, acrylic signs, chalkboard signs, seating charts, napkins, calligraphy wedding vows, rehearsal dinner invitations, labels, stationery, tissue paper, gift tags, gift boxes, thank you cards, and party favors.