Congratulations! It's time to order your stationery. This Guide includes all of the options for personalization and embellishments to create your stationery design.
The following ink colors are available for digital, letterpress, and engraved printing.
Because of the nature of letterpress and engraving, subtle variations in ink colors are to be expected and no two pieces will be exactly alike. It’s what makes them special!
Metallic colors can be used for foil and engraving print methods
Colors may not print exactly as they appear on your screen or in your digital proofs, but I am happy to provide a Pantone color code or digitally printed color palette, upon request.
Upgrade to double envelopes for your suite by adding an un-gummed inner envelope with the outer mailing envelope. Your suite pieces are inserted into the inner envelope with individual guest names listed. Then, the inner envelope is inserted into the outer mailing envelope with the guest name and address. Postage is added and the outer envelope is sealed prior to mailing.
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Do you want to add a custom illustration or have your own artwork you'd like to use?
I work with talented illustrators who can create a custom illustration for you and love incorporating client provided artwork into a design.
Send me an email so we can discuss details before placing your order.
Do you already have a monogram design you'd like to use?
Envelope liners are an excellent way to bring in color and personality to your stationery. Liners arrive to you assembled - either to the interior of your mailing envelopes or the un-gummed inner envelope if you've upgraded to double envelopes.
Solid color liners are available in the same color options as the envelopes.
Wax Seals can be added to the outer mailing envelope or as part of any of your suite pieces. Seals are made from real sealing wax with adhesive added to the back for quick and easy application.
all pieces handwritten in calligraphy
all pieces handwritten in cursive handwriting
guest name(s) handwritten in calligraphy
address digitally printed
all pieces digitally printed
Of course! After receiving your initial proof, you get two (2) complimentary rounds of revisions before your design goes to print. Additional revisions beyond these complimentary rounds incur a fee of $150 per round. I recommend printing a paper copy of your proof and putting at least two other sets of eyes on the design to catch any typos or errors! Changes requested after the design goes to print incur additional costs.
The design process takes 2-4 weeks, followed by printing and addressing. Printing is an additional 1-2 weeks for digital and 3-4 weeks for letterpress, foil, and engraving. Don’t forget to add in some extra time if you’re including envelope addressing. I also recommend giving yourself 2-4 days to stuff and seal your suite before delivering them to the Post Office.
Absolutely! Envelope calligraphy is how I got started, so nothing would make me happier than to take this off your plate. I won't need your final list until it's time to approve your final stationery design, so you'll have time to finish gathering those addresses...it can be a beast, I know!
I like to get your address list in a spreadsheet format (Excel, Numbers, or Google Sheets) and have a handy template available on the Resources page. It's a Google Sheet, which can be downloaded or copied to your own Google Drive and edited. Please share or send your list with me at email@example.com.
All orders include 20% additional envelopes for this reason, so you should be OK, but Email Me if you think you'll need more.
Unfortunately, I've discovered by trial and error that every post office judges the postage price differently. I can give you my best guess based on previous project but it’s best to wait until you receive your order and take a complete suite to the local post office where you plan to mail your invitations so it can be accurately weighed to. And, ALWAYS confirm the postage is correct with an actual person when you get to the Post Office...there's nothing worse than getting all your invitations back marked up with an "insufficient postage" stamp.
I do not offer this service because I prefer that you have the opportunity to see your printed suite in person before they are mailed. If you added envelope addressing to your order, this also gives you a chance to double check spelling and accuracy before releasing them into the mail. Don't worry, I double check all envelopes prior to shipping them to you; however, I am a mere mortal so let me know immediately if I made a mistake and I'll correct it ASAP!
Digital printing creates a smooth, flat finish of the design so the only texture you feel is the fluffy cotton paper itself.
Turnaround time for digital printing is 1-2 weeks after final approval
Letterpress printing begins by creating a plate of your design, which is inked with matte color and then pressed into the paper using antique machines. The finished product is as beautiful as it is luxurious and a popular selection for wedding stationery!
Turnaround time for letterpress printing is 3-4 weeks after final approval
Your design is etched into a metal plate and the recesses of the etching are filled with ink so that when pressure is applied to the plate and paper, the result is an embossed - or raised - impression of the design.
Engraving inks can be matte or metallic.
Turnaround time for engraving is 4-5 weeks after final approval
Foil printing uses sheets of opaque foil, a printing plate, and a heating element to press your design into the paper, similar to letterpress. Foil printing allows us to use metallic colors like gold and silver to print your stationery.
Turnaround time for foil printing is 3-4 weeks after final approval