Shopping for wedding invitations can feel overwhelming, but don’t fret – I’m here to help. Use this Collection Guide as your starting point to learn about your options, process for working with me, and timeline. Once you’ve given this a once-over, making your selections at checkout will be a breeze!
Review all the options you have to build your dream wedding invitation. Design, color, print method, bells and whistles… make it work for your aesthetic and your budget.
Fill out the order form with your desired quantity and customizations. Based on your selections, the grand total will automatically populate at the bottom, including tax and shipping.
Hit “submit and next” to finish checking out. You’ll pay for your order and you’re officially a booked client. Yay!
I’ll send over a questionnaire immediately to get all the nitty-gritty logistics information from you for your wedding (names, dates, times, attire, etc). You’ll receive a full digital proof mockup within 7 business days of submitting your completed questionnaire.
One complimentary revision is included with your package, should you need to make any changes. Once everything looks perfect, you’ll sign off on the final proof approval.
Your invitations will be printed to perfection, based on all the specifications you’ve customized. Everything will ship to you via FedEx, so you can put them together and mail to your loved ones! Cue happy dance!
I’ll be in touch with you about wedding day stationery at this time, too. This way, your menu, ceremony program, cocktail napkins (and the list goes on…) can all coordinate with your invitation, with the help of an expert. Just as it should be.
The total process takes approximately 6-9 weeks from ordering date until you have your invitations in hand, assuming you fill out your questionnaire and review proofs in a timely manner.
Your first proof arrives within 7 business days from receipt of your completed questionnaire. Please respond within 48 hours for on-time production. One round of revisions is included, should you need any changes. Additional revisions are available, billed at $75 per round.
You approve the final proof and we’re off to print! Production time varies based on the chosen print method. Timing below is once proof approval is submitted.
Digital printing: 2 weeks
Letterpress or foil stamping: 3-4 weeks
Envelope calligraphy adds 2 weeks to production time after the printing turnaround time
Order arrives to you, shipped via FedEx (typically 2-7 business days in transit)
Included in your Package
Each invitation package includes:
Main invitation: 5×7″ card
Main envelope: Euro-flap (pointed flap) envelope for invitation with return address printed digitally
Response card: 3.5×4.875″ card
Response envelope: envelope for response card with recipient address printed digitally
All cards are printed on 100% cotton paper for a luxurious, elegant wedding invitation. Your package includes a full digital proof mockup, as well as one complimentary revision if needed. Shipping your order to you is already included in the package pricing – but postage for each individual invitation is not.
Pricing ranges greatly based on overall quantity, your chosen print method, and any embellishments you’ve added. Base pricing starts at $785.00 plus tax for 75 invitations.
The Print Methods
The pricing of your wedding invitations package is based on your chosen print method. Here, learn a bit about each of your options.
Digital Printing – $
With ink flat printed directly onto paper, digital printing is your most budget-friendly option. There is no texture left here with the printing – it is smooth on the surface of the paper. This is the print method used for your envelope printing as part of your package.
Letterpress Printing – $$
Letterpress is a centuries-old artisan process. A plate is made with your design, and that’s pressed (by hand) into the paper with ink. Your invitations have a deep impression and texture with your design. I’m proud to say that our letterpress printing is done by another small business here in Michigan!
Foil Stamping – $$$
Like letterpress, foil stamping is another hand-done process. You’ll get the same gorgeous texture and impression, but instead of colored ink, the imprint is in your chosen metallic. Dreams of light-catching gold come true! Swoon.
The Calligraphy Designs
With the Collection, I’ve stayed true to my roots as a calligrapher first. Your options here are based on designs that are text-centric, simple, and elegant – no fuss.
With either selection, you’ll have your choice of four calligraphy styles. Each element is written out in calligraphy by hand for the two of you, and then scanned in for the production of your wedding invitations.
These designs aren’t trendy. They’re purposefully classic, elegant wedding invitations that you’ll still love when you show them to your grandchildren. Be proud of them today – and treasure them for years to come.
All Script Invitation
This design features an all-script main invitation card. It doesn’t get much more elegant than this. Regardless of calligraphy styles, the couple’s names will be flourished more heavily than the rest of the invitation, so as to stand out.
Script Headings and Monogram Invitation
This design pairs script headings (names, venue, attire), paired with the rest of the text in a coordinating block font. At the top, the couple’s first name or surname initials are intertwined in a monogram emblem.
Each main invitation is paired with a response card in the same style. Samples of my calligraphy styles are included below, but you may also see other examples of them HERE.
Modern rounded and upright
Modern narrow, bouncy, and slanted
The Paper Colors
You have your choice between a bright white paper and a soft cream paper.
The Ink Colors
Your ink color will be the color of your wedding invitation design throughout all elements. The options have all been carefully selected to be classic and elegant, to highlight your day’s overall aesthetic. If you choose digital or letterpress printing, the colors are matte; if you choose foil stamping, the colors are metallic. For foil stamped invitations, you’ll also have your choice of digital ink colors for your envelope printing.
The Envelope Colors
Your envelope is the first thing your guests see – make an impression with it! I only use Euro flap main envelopes, with an elegant pointed flap. Having the envelope color stand out from the rest of the recipients’ junk mail and bills is an easy way to elevate the overall experience. Each color is designed to pair beautifully with the ink colors, for tons of options to mix and match.
Upgrades to the Main Invitation Card
The base package includes printing on single thickness cardstock in a 5 x 7″ size. The main invitation card is the focal point, going up on the fridge! Why not make this piece a little extra special?
Increase the size to A9
With this upgrade, the main card is increased in size. This makes for a bold statement and certainly won’t get lost in the mail pile. Your main envelope is also upgraded to fit with this card size accordingly. If you aren’t doing a separate reception card (see below) but your ceremony and reception are in two different locations, this is a suggested upgrade.
Increase the thickness of the cardstock
With this upgrade, the main card is increased to double thick cardstock. Single thick paper is suitable, but this upgrade is highly recommended to make sure that your main card is ultra-luxe and elegant.
Added Insert Card
There are lots of reasons why you’d want to incorporate an added 4.25 x 5.5″ card. Having some extra space, these cards are perfect for everything guests need to know without having to be on the main wedding invitations.
other events (rehearsal dinner/brunch)
transportation, accommodations, website logistics
reception, if different than ceremony location
The insert card will be printed on your same choice of white or cream cardstock and in the same calligraphy style and ink color to match the rest of your invitation suite.
You’ll have your choice of desired print method on this as well, which determines the pricing.
Guest Envelope Addressing
Your package already includes the return address pre-printed on your main invitations, but the guests’ addresses are up to you. If you’re up for it, this can definitely be a DIY project – but know that it does take time! Otherwise, I’m happy to handle it for you, in one of two ways.
Digital Envelope Addressing
With this option, your guests’ addresses will be digitally printed in the block font to coordinate with your wedding invitations. These will match all other elements that have a block font incorporated.
Calligraphy Envelope Addressing
With this option, your guests’ addresses will be individually written by hand in calligraphy by me. This will coordinate with your chosen calligraphy style from the rest of your wedding invitations and each one will be a little work of art.
Let’s take your invitations from “beautiful” to “next level amazing.” These little extra touches elevate the overall design.
These add a nice pop of contrast and elegance to your main envelopes. These are available in the same colors as the inks, so you can mix and match. Liners come pre-mounted to your envelopes. Make a wow-worthy statement before your loved ones have even gotten to your main invitation card.
A belly band holds each of the elements together. It’s not a requirement but does add a nice touch. Belly bands are 1″ wide and long enough to wrap around your wedding invitation. They’re easily assembled by wrapping around the main card and affixing the back flap with a small strip of double-sided tape.
These always add a touch of elegance to your invitation envelope. Do it without the hassle! These 1″ diameter wax seals are self-adhesive. All you’ll have to do is peel off the backing and stick in place. Please note that wax seals add postage requirement, due to added weight and thickness.
Get your list done first! You need your guest list before diving into paper goods. Remember, invitations aren’t one per guest. They’re one per household, so double check your list. For example, if you have 150 people on your list, you may only be mailing 85 invitations or so. Order a few extras to have on hand (approximately 10). Why? People move, your folks add on more guests, and USPS loses mail sometimes. Better to have a couple of extra sets than not enough!
How do I know what our design will look like?
After placing your order and filling out the questionnaire for your information, I’ll put together a complete digital proof mockup of your wedding invitations. You’ll be able to see each element in your chosen calligraphy style and color, all put together. This way, you can visualize the end result!
What about our address list?
If you’ve ordered guest envelope addressing (either digital or in calligraphy), I’ll need your address list. Along with the questionnaire, you’ll receive instructions on how to submit this. All information is kept strictly confidential.
We’re last minute! How do I know we’ll have enough time?
Total time takes about 6-9 weeks – more information on the timeline above. If you’re on a time crunch, digital printing will be the fastest option – and skip the envelope calligraphy (since that adds production time). Rush options may be available for an additional fee – please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll see what can be done to assist.
Do you work with same-sex couples?
Yes, obviously. <3
What about postage and assembly?
I don’t include postage for your wedding invitations and your individual pieces will be unassembled in the box sent to you. It is your responsibility to determine and purchase the required postage and take care of assembling the invitations. However, I know this is likely your first time doing this, so in each box, I include a full instructions sheet for assembly, with helpful tidbits about mailing with USPS!
We want our wedding day stationery to match, but I don’t see that here.
Yes – I want it to coordinate for you, too! I offer day-of-wedding stationery to clients who have purchased their invitations with me as well, so everything is seamless from start to finish. Once your wedding date gets closer, I’ll reach out at the appropriate time about ordering any wedding day paper you’d like. Think guest menus, ceremony programs, cocktail napkins, thank you notes… the good stuff.
If you want Save the Dates too, please email me at email@example.com and I can make that happen as well!
Is there some fine print we need to know about?
By placing an order, you confirm you’ve read and agree to the Collection Terms and Conditions. Nothing crazy, but my lawyer (ahem, thanks dad) said that needed to be on here.