THE WEDDING INVITATION & ENVELOPE
The standard wedding invitation suites include a wedding invitation and wedding invitation envelope, which will be printed with a return address on the back flap.
The wedding invitation wording includes the names of who is hosting the wedding (the bride's parents, the grooms parents, the bride & groom, etc.), the names of the bride and groom, the ceremony date, and the ceremony location.
There are several different sizes and hundreds of paper options available (see "Size & Shape Options" below for details). But don't worry, I'll suggest the paper and sizing that I think would work perfectly in your suite.
There are also several different printing styles available to make the design of your suite your very own. See "Printing Styles" below for details.
THE RSVP CARD & ENVELOPE
The standard wedding invitation suites include an RSVP card and RSVP card envelope, which would be printed on the front with the return address. The standard RSVP card size is 3.5" x 5", but other options are available, such as an RSVP postcard.
The RSVP card wording includes the date that you would like your guests to reply by, a line for their name(s), and options to let you know if your guests will be attending or not. This is also a great opportunity to include entree selections if you are having a sit-down dinner.
$600 design fee
+ printing costs (varies based on paper/size)
Guest Address - $3.00/per address
I offer a wide variety of paper options, including cotton papers, handmade papers, deckled edges, metallics, vellums, many color varieties, and different thicknesses. Clients local to Traverse City, MI can see these options in person during our design meetings.
DIGITAL PRINTING - Also known as "flat-printing", the invitation is printed in full color using a digital press. This is the most cost-eective printing option and works beautifully for designs with many colors, such as watercolor paintings.
LETTERPRESS PRINTING - The invitation is printed on an antique letterpress, and the design is actually pressed into the paper giving the design a beautiful texture. A benefit of letterpress printing is the ability to print on extra thick paper. The downside to letterpress printing is that each color is printed separately, therefore, it is more expensive the more colors you add to your design.
THERMOGRAPHY PRINTING - Also knows as "raised printing", the invitation is printed using heat to make the text raise up to the page. This is a great way to add texture to your invitation and looks especially beautiful with metallic inks (such as gold or silver). Like letterpress printing, each color is printed separately.
FOIL PRINTING - The invitation is printed using gold, silver, or copper foil and is pressed into the paper (similar to letterpress printing). This gives the design a very high-gloss metallic look while also adding texture to the suite. Like letterpress and thermography printing, each color is printed separately. We can combine any of these printing styles to create more visual interest and add more textures and colors to your suite.
SIZE & SHAPE OPTIONS
5 x 7
6 x 6
3.5 x 5
4 x 5.5
4 x 9
GUEST ADDRESSING OPTIONS
Printed Guest Addresses - digitally (flat) printed
Hand-Lettered Guest Addressing* - written with an oil-based ink pen
Watercolor Guest Addressing* - painted with a paint brush
* these options require a 20% overage of envelopes