SHOPPING FOR YOUR INVITATIONS CAN BE OVERWHELMING.
GET AN IDEA OF THE LOOK YOU DESIRE TO MAKE YOUR INVITATION EXPERIENCE A BREEZE. YOUR DESIGNER WILL THANK YOU, TOO!
From my experience I have encountered clients having an assortment of ideas for their wedding invitations, and having them decide on a style that they most prefer can be a challenging task. It becomes a timorous task for a client to have to decide without them actually having a set style/design that they most prefer, and that is where I step in.
For me to be able to assist you, I have compiled a style list of invitations that can make your selection simple.
A decorative element that wraps around your invitation suite to hold all the cards together. This can be made of fabric, paper, ribbon or embellishments.
DEBOSSED AND EMBOSSED
This process is time consuming and expensive. Text is etched/engraved on to a plate that is then filled with ink and transferred on to paper.
Another element of engraving invitations can be engraving on wood, acrylic and or paper. These are a most cost effective process of engraving invites.
If you want to add bling to your invitations, foil stamping is key! This technique requires a design to be made into a metal plate, that then presses and transfers metallic foils on to paper.
This can be inexpensive if large quantities are required, and if you have one design to be foiled. It becomes costly if you require different plates to be made for more designs.
Laser cutting paper is a cost effective and simple way to add unique and custom design elements to your invitations. Using laser cutting means that you can incorporate intricate patterns, like lace, in to your stationery. The sky is the limit and most papers are suitable for laser cutting (even wood and acrylic!)
Pocketed invitations are also created using laser cutting!
This process involves creating a plate which is inked and then transferred on to paper. It looks the same as engraving/debossing, but can be more cost effective.
Offset printing (like Lithoprinting) stays truer to colours than digital printing. This process means the transferal of lighter colours on darker paper is possible. (Such as white inks on dark materials.)