• July 24, 2024

How to Elevate Your Custom Invitations

From a hand-drawn monogram to a glamorous design etched on acrylic, these custom invitations will make your guests feel like they’re getting the royal treatment. The shop’s fill-in-the-blank cards also offer space for you to share essential wedding details—and you can even keep the party going with matching RSVP and thank you cards.

Depending on the package you choose, this stationery designer will use a fusion of watercolours, acrylic paint, calligraphy and luxurious embellishments to create artful and opulent designs. “It’s a great option for couples who want to have something that is unique to them,” says founder and creative director Emily Hollensteiner.

If you have a specific vision in mind, start by creating a Pinterest board so you can identify your style and pick designers who fit with your aesthetic. Then, be prepared to spend some time experimenting with fonts and text sizes until you get the look you’re envisioning.

Digital printing (aka flat printing) is a cost effective and flexible method for printed invites. There are no limits to what can be created on this process, which is perfect for watercolors, photos, typography, and detailed illustrations.

Another way to elevate your invites is with a bevel cut, which gives the edges of your paper a more polished, finished appearance—and it’s an easy upgrade to add to your invite suite. A bevel cut can also make a paper more rigid and sturdy, so if you’re planning on using them to mail your invitations, it may be worth having them weighed at the post office to figure out what kind of extra postage you’ll need. Etemply

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