Customization Guide

Our Wedding Collection offers a range of thoughtfully curated suites. Each suite allows customization options for Printing Method, Paper, Envelope Color, Ink Color(s), and embellishments. We recommend that you choose a suite that best captures your wedding style and customize it from there. If you don't see anything you like, we can create a suite for you from scratch. 

1. SELECT YOUR SUITE

PROCESS

Let us know your information, design selections, and wording in our Questionnaire. We’ll use this to create your personalized digital proof. We have several recommendations for wording and etiquette below. Once received, we will send you an invoice; 50% is due to begin the design process. 

2. QUESTIONNAIRE & DEPOSIT

Once a deposit is received, we will send you a pdf proof within 3-5 days. Up to 3 rounds of proofs are included with your order (2 rounds of edits after initial proof).  For custom orders, allow at least 10 days for proofing. Up to 5 rounds of proofs are included (4 rounds after initial). 
Printing begins after you sign off! The remaining balance is due before shipping or pick-up. You’re done! Throw a stamp on it and kiss em goodbye!

3. PROOF & SIGN OFF

PRINTING METHODS

Our bread and butter! Letterpress printing is a technique in which an inked plate is pressed (debossed) onto soft cotton paper. This creates a beautiful, textural element to your invitations. Fine details print beautifully with this method. Inks are not opaque, so we recommend foil stamping for dark papers.

letterpress

Flat printing is a form of printing where the ink is transferred to the paper using a digital image, resulting in a 'flat' finish. We offer flat printing to our clients who don’t have the budget or time for letterpress and foil, but still want a well-designed invitation suite from our collection. We also offer flat printed Day Of wedding stationery.

flat printing

Similar to letterpress, but instead of ink, a hot plate will stamp metallic foil onto the paper, creating a shiny metallic effect. This is ideal for highlighting design elements you want to stand out and can be combined with letterpress printing. This method also works best for printing light "inks" (matte foil) on dark papers, because foils appear opaque on dark papers.

foil stamping

PAPER

Our standard house stocks range from 110# - 122#. They are made from cotton and are super soft, and they letterpress and foil beautifully.

STANDARD 1-PLY

Available in our 1-ply stock only. We are able to print on our house paper and deckle them after printing for a soft, romantic handmade vibe. We currently cannot print on handmade paper you supply.

DECKLED

Stand out with our sturdy 2-ply cotton paper (left). Ranging from 196# - 236#, we love this stock because we can get a nice, deep impression. Suitable for letterpress and foil print methods.

DOUBLE THICK 2-PLY

PAPER COLORS

*Navy and Black papers are only available with foil stamping.

 Don’t see it? This is just a sample of papers we house in our collection. Let us know if you’re looking for a specific color and we will try to source it for you.

LETTERPRESS INK COLORS

Please note, there may be a slight variation between digital and letterpress inks, due to the handmade element and difference in printing techniques. Because all monitors display colors differently, your final prints may not match what you see on your screen. For custom Pantone ink mixes, a $45 fee will be applied. 

FOIL COLORS

ENVELOPE COLORS

More colors available upon request. *Metallic/Pearlescent finish.

The invitations in our house collection are just a sample of what you can create with our designs. Use it as a starting point for your invitations, but make it your own with our customization options.

FONTS

CLASSIC SCRIPT OPTIONS

MODERN SCRIPT OPTIONS

BLOCK TEXT OPTIONS

WAX SEALS

Edge Painting (2-ply papers only)
Die Cutting
Envelope Liners
Vellum Wrap
Satin Ribbon
Silk Ribbon
Belly Band
Custom Stamp Design
Custom Map Design
Custom Monogram Design
Return & Recipient Addressing

OTHER EMBELLISHMENTS

Etiquette Guide

Bride's parents inviting

INVITATION WORDING EXAMPLES

Mr. and Mrs. David Thomas Jacoby
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter

Michelle Katherine
to
Michael Gavin Jones

 son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Phillip Jones

 Saturday, the eighteenth of June
two thousand nineteen 
at half past four in the afternoon
 
The Wedding Room
5434 Wedding Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland

 Dinner and dancing to follow

GROOM's parents inviting

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Phillip Jones
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of

Michelle Katherine Jacoby
to their son
Michael Gavin Jones

 Saturday, the eighteenth of June
two thousand nineteen
at half past four in the afternoon
 
The Wedding Room
5434 Wedding Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland

Reception to follow

BOTH parents inviting

Mr. and Mrs. David Jacoby
and
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jones
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of

Michelle Katherine
to
Michael Gavin Jones 

 Saturday, the eighteenth of June
two thousand nineteen
at half past four in the afternoon
 
The Wedding Room
5434 Wedding Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland

Cocktails, dinner and dancing to follow

NOTE: The bride’s parents come first

COUPLE inviting

Together with their families

Michelle Katherine Jacoby
and
Michael Gavin Jones

request the pleasure of your company
at the celebration of their marriage

 Saturday, the eighteenth of June
two thousand nineteen
at half past four in the afternoon
 
The Wedding Room
5434 Wedding Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland

Merriment to follow

- Any time BEFORE 6pm is considered
“in the afternoon”
- No “and” needed when writing out the year
No zip code needed on invitations
- Names of married couples are on the same line
- The names of divorced couples are on separate lines with mother of bride listed first.
- Indicate deceased parent(s) with “the late _”
- If possible, try not to put your website or registry information on the invitation and save that for the insert card


TIPS

REPLY CARD

WORDING & TIMELINE

Your "respond by" date depends on your venue, but typically is set about 1-2 months prior to your wedding date. Feel free to get creative with the wording, but here are some ideas:

Accepts with pleasure / Declines with regret
Joyfully accepts / Regretfully Declines
I’ll be there! / I’ll celebrate from afar!

LIMITING # oF GUESTS

If you would like to limit the number of seats held for the household, we indicate this by writing:

We have reserved _ seat(s) in your honor.
(You must fill in the # by hand)

Another strategy is to write in each invited guest name on the Reply Card (basically pre-fill it out for them) so it's clear who is invited.

MEAL OPTIONS

If you need to collect meal options, we usually request guests to initial next to their entree choice.

Please let us know what the choices are when filling out our invitation questionnaire.

We can also use graphics to indicate meal options instead of writing out "Beef, Chicken, Vegetarian" - please request this in the questionnaire.

ADULTS ONLY

If your wedding is adults only, some polite ways of informing guests are as follows:

Adults-only affair.

We love the kids, but we request this to be an adults-only event.

Please note this will be an adults-only celebration.

We respectfully request no children at the reception.

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children – thank you for your understanding.

DETAILS / ADDITIONAL CARDS

If you would like to include an additional card for a map, accommodations, or general information, this is the space to do so. Some ideas include:

Reception Info
Parking or Valet Information
Maps
Hotel Block
Transportation
Attire
Website
Registry
Rehearsal
Welcome Dinner
Farewell Brunch
Weekend Itinerary 




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How to Order

1. Fill out our Invitation Questionnaire 
2. We'll reach out to you with a proposal to confirm your order details
3. Once we receive your 50% deposit, we will send you a personalized PDF Proof that you can review, make changes to, and/or give us approval to print!


LET'S GET YOU HITCHED!

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