Below you’ll find everything you need to know to make your decisions about printing, colors, paper, fonts, envelopes—the combinations are endless. Your wedding invitation suite will be uniquely yours.
Options are listed below in order of “budget,” “mid range,” and “splurge” for your reference—starting in order with least to most expensive.
$ – Designer-selected, 160# cover with a smooth or eggshell finish. A more budget-friendly stock while not feeling like you’ve skimped on anything. It provides a very substantial feel and lovely look. The perfect choice when using digital printing—the ink sits nicely on the stock for great color intensity. It is available in white and ivory.
$$ – $$$ – We use a beautiful, premium 100% cotton stock that takes a letterpress and foil impression beautifully. It also provides a suitable surface on which digital printing lays down nicely, with a softer touch than the other selections. It is a premium selection with a pillowy feel that comes in 110# and 220# in the colors below.
$$$ – The Love Blooms™ Collection—pillowy, recycled, and seeded with non-invasive wildflower seeds including Catchfly, Black Eyed Susan, Baby Blue Eyes, Sweet Alyssum and Siberian Wallflower. Also available in an edible selection featuring a variety of different herbs and veggie seeds—even catnip for the cat lovers.
$$$$ – Luxury 100% cotton rag paper is handmade by local artisans using remnant materials from the clothing industry. It is beautifully tactile with a true deckle edge and a variable texture characteristic of handmade paper. We offer white only for our semi-custom line. Only with letterpress and foil stamping, available in light and heavy weights.
Keep in mind your desired printing option when selecting paper color. Please read above about printing processes and paper selection, and feel free to reach out with any questions. The darker colored paper selections are only available with the foil stamp process, as it is the only one that provides an opaque coverage that will show your design on the paper.
$ – Digital printing lays the ink onto the surface of the paper. It works with either of the designer-selected stocks or with 100% cotton wove. The set up for digital printing is a faster process, so it’s the best choice for a faster turnaround time, as well being more budget friendly. We do not offer digital printing on handmade paper for semi-custom selections.
$$ – Letterpress uses raised plates to press the ink into the paper, creating an impression, or debossed affect. It is especially tactile when used on our pillowy 100% cotton wove or handmade rag papers. We don’t advise using the 160# papers with letterpress. Since it’s stiffer and more resistant to the plate impression you won’t get the desired deep impression.
$$$ – Cold foil lays on the paper surface rather than creating an impression like foil stamping. It is a more budget-friendly option than foil stamping and is a great way to shimmer and shine without a huge budget. We only offer cold foil on the designer-selected smooth stock. It comes in a wide variety of colors and is a great option for a fun look.
$$$$ – Foil stamping, uses plates like letterpress to press the foil into the paper, creating a debossed look. It’s perfect on the more pillowy cotton wove and handmade papers. It is opaque and therefore is the only option available when selecting any of the dark colored papers. For example if you’d like white printed on black or navy, foil stamping is the only method to get that look.
Selections for the semi-custom packages that permit adornment customization.
If you’re looking for a specific color that you don’t see below, ask.
We’re always happy to help.
Any designs below marked with an asterisk can be printed in the ink color of your choice. Some may not work well with lighter colors, but we’d love to work with you to create the liners your heart desires.
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fine art vase
Just as your wedding invitation sets the tone for your big event, the envelope sets the tone for what’s inside. A beautifully addressed envelope creates the excitement it deserves before it’s opened. From the moment your guests receive your invitation, they’ll know what’s inside is something truly special.
We offer both hand calligraphy addressing and beautifully-designed ink jet addressing.