1. Nautical Stripes

Nautical Stripes

If you would like to re-create any of the featured invitations above, simply reference the image number in
your design request notes on the order form. Image number can be found by clicking on the image.

• PAPER OPTIONS •

White & Ivory Pearl, Silver Metallic, 100% Cotton, and Kraft papers increase price.
Complimentary paper swatch books are available upon request.

• CARDSTOCK & ENVELOPE COLORS •

Colors may vary between your monitor and the final printed piece. For accurate color matching,
please request free color swatches prior to ordering!


STANDARD CARDSTOCK & ENVELOPE COLORS

FOR BACKING LAYERS  •  ENVELOPES  •  SOLID ENVELOPE LINERS  •  POCKETS  •  GATE & PETAL FOLDS  •  FAVOR BOXES

Indicates color with metallic/shimmer finish.


SPECIALTY GLITTER & FOIL CARDSTOCK COLORS

FOR BACKING LAYERS & ENVELOPE LINERS

Glitter and Foil paper is single-sided with solid white backing. Glitter does not shed!


EMBOSSED WOODGRAIN CARDSTOCK & ENVELOPE COLORS

FOR BACKING LAYERS • ENVELOPES • ENVELOPE LINERS • POCKETS • GATE & PETAL FOLDS
Woodgrain


REAL WOOD BACKING LAYERS

For rectangular or square backing layers only.
Wood Layering

• FONT OPTIONS •

When selecting custom fonts, we recommend following these guidelines:
Block fonts are best used for smaller size text, or paragraphs for legibility.
Script font are best used for larger text that you’d like to stand out, like names or titles.
There are exceptions where some block fonts work best at a larger size, and some script fonts are perfectly legible at smaller sizes.
If you choose a font with fancy alternates (swashes), we’ll use our design expertise to appropriately place fancy alternates.
SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR POPULAR TEXT LAYOUTS & FONT COMBINATIONS

Still unsure? Select your first choice when filling out your order form. Once you see your initial proof, you may request changes.





• TEXT LAYOUT •

Text layout can change the look of your invite depending on whether you want a traditional look, or something more fun and modern.
Below are popular text layouts and font combinations. If you like a layout but want to swap a font to something different, custom font choices can be selected on order forms.
Keep in mind the proportions of your design, taller layouts may not work well with all designs.
Option A is the traditional wording layout which utilizes paragraph formatting with all dates, times, etc. spelled out.

• INK COLORS •

Colors may vary between your monitor and the final printed piece. For accurate color matching,
please request free printed ink color chart prior to ordering. All ink colors are printed matte. For metallic inks, see foil colors below.


• HOT-STAMPED FOIL COLORS •

Foil stamping can replace any part of the design that’s shown as a solid color, like text (best for larger text, like names), or borders.
Foil Stamping adds $1.00 per card (one foil color only per card).
Minimum order for foil stamped items is 50 pieces and is only available on Smooth, Felt, or Pearl papers (not available on Linen).


• CUSTOM PATTERNS •

Patterns are available for envelope liners and backside printing on flat cards, or anywhere else you’d like to incorporate them!
Patterns are custom printed in your choice of colors. Envelope liners are custom-cut to fit in our envelopes.
The option to add liners is listed on envelope order forms. If you’d like to order custom pattern paper sheets or envelope liners by themselves, please contact us with your order specifications for a price quote.



Foil Patterns below are available for envelope liners only.

• WORDING HELP •

If you have any questions about invitation etiquette or wording, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to help!

HOSTING & NAMES

You’ll want to start your invitation wording off with who’s hosting, generally a reflection of who’s paying for the wedding.

If the bride’s parents are hosting:
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Smith
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter…

If both sets of parents are hosting:
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Jessica Ann
to
Michael Jacob
son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Swanson…

-OR-
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Smith
and
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Swanson
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their children…

If just the couple themselves is hosting:
Jessica Ann Smith
and
Michael Jacob Swanson
request the honor of your presence
at their marriage…

Everyone is pitching in or you’d prefer neutral wording w/o parents names:
Together with their families (or parents)
Jessica Ann Smith
and
Michael Jacob Swanson
request the honor of your presence
as they exchange wedding vows…

MIDDLE NAMES

Including middle names is your choice but you’ll want to be consistent when doing so for both bride and groom, and not one or the other. Including middle names can give a more formal appearance to your invitations, but is not required. Abbreviations should not be used, so if you choose to include middle names, the full name should be spelled out.

HONOR vs. PLEASURE

The phrase “request the honor of your presence” is traditionally used if a ceremony is in a place of worship. “Request the pleasure of your company” is used for a ceremony in a non-religious location.

PUNCTUATION & CAPITALIZATION

Punctuation is not used at the ends of lines. But, commas may be used within the lines (between day/date, city/state, etc.). Only proper nouns should be capitalized (names, church name, streets, etc.), except at beginning of a new sentence, like “Reception to follow”.

DATE & TIME

When writing the date and time, the days and numbers should be spelled out as follows:
Saturday, the first of January
two thousand fourteen
at five o’clock in the evening

Some of our designs, especially those with an emphasis on typographic styling, may differ from this format for the sake of aesthetics.

Your invitation should list the start time of your wedding as the time the first person in your wedding party plans to walk down the aisle. This is the time you would like everyone to be seated. Do NOT list the start time of your wedding earlier in hopes to avoid late-comers. Most people know to arrive early to weddings and you do not want to make your guests wait longer than they had planned. Instead, appoint an usher to stand by the door and prevent late-comers from interrupting your ceremony. Anyone who shows up late should wait patiently outside until an appropriate time to be seated so they do not interrupt the processional and should always make their way to their seat through a side aisle.

LOCATION ADDRESSES

When listing the ceremony address, spell out all words (Street, Avenue, State/Province, etc.). Only the street address, city and state should be listed. The zip code should not be listed on the invitation.

RECEPTION INFORMATION

If your reception will be held in a different location than the ceremony or at a later time (not immediately following) we encourage you to include a separate reception card along with your invitation to differentiate between the two events .
If you don’t use reception cards, you may put “Reception immediately following” or “Reception to follow” on the last line of the invitation. This means the reception will be at the same place as the ceremony.

ATTIRE

If there is a dress code requirement, let your guests know by making a note in the lower right-hand corner of the invite or on a reception card; “black-tie,” “cocktail attire” or “casual attire” are all acceptable. It’s not required that you list a dress code on your invitation; in fact, most people don’t unless it’s a requirement.

REGISTRY INFO

It is inappropriate to include registry information on your invitations. Despite convenience, including registry info on the wedding invitations or save-the-dates is considered impolite because it appears as though you’re asking for gifts. Registry details should be spread by word-of-mouth from the wedding party, parents, and close friends. This information can also be appropriately included on your wedding website! It is appropriate, however, to include registry information on invitations for gift-giving events such as bridal or wedding showers.

RSVP CARD INFO

Reply By Date:
Kindly reply by June 15th
The favor of a reply is requested by June 5th

Party Names:
M_______________________________
Name(s)__________________________

Attendance Options:
Accepts with pleasure / Declines with regret
Will be there / Unable to attend
Happily accepts / Sadly declines
Wouldn’t miss it! / Can’t make it

If you need a total headcount:
Total Attending ____
Total Attending: Adults _____ Children _____

If you need to limit the number of guests:
We have reserved _____ seat(s) in your honor.

To include meal selections:
Please indicate number of each entrée: ______ chicken _____ beef ______ fish
Please initial each person’s entrée choice: ______ chicken _____ beef ______ fish
(please note on your order form if you would like to include meal character silhouettes or text)

Other details you may want or need to know in advance from your guests:

For destination weddings:
Please let us know where you’ll be staying ___________________

If you’re providing transportation for your guests:
Will you need transportation to and from the hotel? ____yes ____no

Song request for the reception: ____________________________________

Which weekend events will you attend?
______ welcome cocktail hour
______ rehearsal dinner
______ farewell brunch

RSVP DEADLINE

You will probably want to have a final headcount at least 2-3 weeks prior to the wedding so you can coordinate with your caterer, finalize seating charts and place your order for place cards and other reception items well enough in advance for printing and shipping. The unfortunate reality of weddings is that not everyone will RSVP on time, if at all, and you will have to set aside some time to track down stragglers and get their response via phone or internet. Just because your RSVP deadline 3 weeks prior does not mean that your guest list will magically be finalized by that date so we recommend setting your “please respond by” date at 4 weeks prior to give yourself some breathing room.

NO CHILDREN

It is considered inappropriate to write “no children” anywhere in the invitation suite. Along the same lines as gift registry information, you shouldn’t blatantly state “no children” on your invitation but you can let people know ahead of time by word-of-mouth or through your wedding website. If you must list this information, it is mildly acceptable to list your reception details as “Adult Only Reception” or by adding a line to your response card that read “Total # of Adults Attending: ___

According to etiquette gurus, you should address your invitations correctly, to each guest by name, and guests should understand that the invite is meant for only those mentioned. However, there are a lot of people who, unless they have been through the wedding-planning process themselves, may not be familiar with addressing etiquette and may make their own assumptions as to who is invited. If you get some response cards back that list children’s names, you should politely call them and explain that their invitation was intended for the adults in their household only and that you hope they can still attend.

If your guestlist includes a lot of people who have children, you may consider hiring or arranging for a group babysitter.

“AND GUEST” or “PLUS ONE”

If a guest isn’t married or in a serious relationship, it’s perfectly acceptable to invite them solo. Most guests will understand that without “and Guest” or another name on the invitation means they aren’t invited with a plus-one. If you end up with any response cards that list guests you didn’t plan for or additions that were not on the guest list, it’s perfectly acceptable to call them and explain that you’re having an intimate wedding and, unfortunately, were not able to allow everyone to bring a guest.

• LASER CUT COLORS •

Laser cuts come from a different manufacturer than our other paper products. Colors shown below may vary when compared side-by-side with the same color listed on our standard matte and metallic color charts.

Please contact us if you would like a sample swatch of any laser cut colors.
Lighter paper colors may show slightly darkened edges from the laser.

• LASER CUT STYLES •

Laser Cut styles are larger than our other invitations. Rectangle styles are 5.5×8.5″ and fit in A9 envelopes.
Square styles are 5.75″ and fit in a 6″ square envelopes. Square styles require additional postage to mail.





Like this design but don’t see the item you’re looking for? Additional matching may be available by special order!
Custom sizes/shapes/styles of most items, letterpress or foil printing, signage/banners, etc.
Please contact us with a detailed message about what you’re looking for and we’ll let you know what’s possible!

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