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YOUR GUIDE TO

Congratulations! It's time to order your stationery. This Guide includes all of the options for personalization and embellishments to create your stationery design.

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PAPER OPTIONS

All stationery designs are printed on 100% cotton stock. This luxurious paper holds rich, deep impressions and has a soft, tactile quality that lends itself well to all of our print methods. 

Color

WEIGHT

White + Ivory

White is a true bright white, while Ivory is a soft white.
Ivory is not as yellow as ecru. Order a sample box to see the paper colors in person before you order.

Paper color and weight selection is a personal preference, so I recommend ordering samples if you're unsure which one is right for you.

SINGLE + DOUBLE thickness

Paper weight is measured in pounds. Single-thick paper (shown on top) is 110 pounds and double-thick paper (shown on the bottom) is 220 pounds.

ink colors

digital + letterpress + ENGRAVING

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!

foil + ENGRAVING

Metallic colors can be used for foil and engraving print methods

rose

rust

terra
cotta

camel

HUNTER

moss

eucalyptus

GLASS

denim

navy

sand

taupe

night

charcoal

dove

gold

champagne

pewter

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.

envelopes

Even though there is nothing more timeless than matching white or ivory envelopes, we love receiving non-white envelopes in the mail and want to give you colorful alternatives when sending out your paper.

All envelopes are digitally printed in a matching or complimentary ink color as your suite design and dark envelopes are printed using digital white ink.

white

ivory

nude

pale grey

cashmere

spice

blush

old rose

rosebud

claret

racing green

sequoia

mid green

cool grey

COOL BLUE

STEEL

navy

black

dark grey

Double Envelopes

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.

calligraphy styles

As a calligrapher, my stationery designs feature handwritten calligraphy for the script elements (the portions inside the boxes). I handwrite everything first, and then digitize the writing so each order is truly unique!

BEAUFORT

COPPERPLATE

CHARLESTON

DRIFTWOOD

EDISTO

SAWGRASS

SPARTINA

Font options

The font options for the non-script portions of your stationery (shown inside the box below) have been hand selected and can be used interchangeably with all suite designs.

mrs. eaves

antique

mrs. eaves all caps

hoefler italic

minerva

raleway

gotham all caps

aire italic

Monogram

The Celeste suite features a monogram as part of the design - a script or type style monogram on its own, with a crest or wreath, or (if a monogram isn't your jam) a drawing of an oak tree or a cross.

MONOGRAM STYLE

SCRIPT

TYPE

WREATHS

LAUREL

OLIVE

IVY

Crests

Rose

peony

IVY

mossy oak

live oak

Cross

DRAWING

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?

Great! I am always happy to use an existing monogram if you already have one. If you're wanting a more traditional style monogram, I highly recommend Shuler Studio

Send me an email so we can discuss details before placing your order.

Embellishments

Add a little something extra to further customize your stationery with any of these embellishments

Envelope Liners

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

PRINTED

Solid color liners are available in the same color options as the envelopes.

FLORAL 1

MARSH

MAGNOLIA 1

ROSES

FLORAL 2

MAGNOLIA 2

WAX SEALS

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.

Wax Colors

Wax seal designs

Silver

gunmetal

pewter

copper

antique
gold

gold

champagne

white

mother of pearl

vellum

vintage rose

rose

Mulberry

wine

hunter

sequoia

thyme

eucalyptus

dusty blue

indigo

navy

black

carbon

cafe

clay

linen

live oak

Mossy oak

script

type*

CROSS

*matches the font used in the suite design

ENVELOPE ADDRESSING

The final piece of the invitation puzzle is envelope addressing, so let me be your one-stop-shop and take this final to do off your plate!

Full Calligraphy

CURSIVE HANDWRITING

PART HAND CALLIGRAPHY

PRINTED

all pieces handwritten in calligraphy

all pieces handwritten in cursive handwriting

guest name(s) handwritten in calligraphy
 address digitally printed 

all pieces digitally printed

Will I get to see a proof before my order is 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.

How long does the process take?

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.

I don’t want to address my envelopes, can you help?

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!

How should I format my address list?

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 hello@lowcountrypaperco.com.

CAN I ORDER MORE ENVELOPES IN CASE I MESS UP WHILE ADDRESSING?

All orders include 20% additional envelopes for this reason, so you should be OK, but Email Me if you think you'll need more.

Can you tell me how much postage I’ll need?

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. 

Will you stuff and mail my invitations for me?

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!

Frequently asked questions

Ordering stationery - especially for a wedding - can be a LOT. This might be the first time you're sending out formal invitations to a large event and you don't know what you don't know. Don't worry, I'm available for a phone or Zoom call before we get started to walk you through the process and answer all your questions.

And, hey, if you know what you need and you're ready to start your order, go ahead and submit an order form!

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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