Wedding Invitation Guide

Your wedding invitation serves as a “sneak peak” of your special day. While the content provides important information, the style of your invitation says so much more. There are numerous printing techniques, color combinations and paper types that will allow you to create a look as unique as your wedding day. Keep reading to find a few of our favorites.


Letterpress printing goes back centuries and is achieved by transferring ink with a metal press. The press is applied directly to soft, yet durable paper until the invitation design becomes heavily imprinted on the cardstock, creating a textural and chic work of art.


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An elegant and formal look where the invitation lettering is raised with a slight sheen while the back of the invitation remains smooth.  A light colored, matte cotton-fiber cardstock is a great paper to use, as it will truly show off the gorgeous lettering.


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Digital invitations are printed onto the surface of the paper and have a flat, smooth finish.  The creative possibilities are endless and can be customized to fit any wedding style or theme.


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Metallic accents are becoming a popular and glamorous choice for wedding invitations. The shimmery effect is achieved by heat transferring specialty foil onto paper. Foil can also be combined with the other printing techniques listed above to create an even more unique look.


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Tell us:  Which style invitation is your favorite? 

By: Dana Bates

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