Starting your wedding stationery is a very exciting milestone—it means that your date is set and your venue is booked. Now it’s time to lay on the luxe! The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizable details for your invites, but whatever you decide on will be uniquely yours. Keep on reading for our tips on how to make your wedding invitations feel even more luxurious!
1. Get Luxe with Foil Printing
There’s no better way to let your wedding suite shine than with real foil! PaperCrush has a variety of elegant foil colors that you can use across all of your pieces from the save-the-dates to your RSVP cards! Our foil colors include copper, rose gold, gold, champagne, silver, and white. Is the reflective effect not your style? No problem! Matte foil options are also available to still help you achieve the glam effect.
2. Leave an Impression with Letterpress
This printing method and the craftsmanship involved speaks for itself! Your finalized design is stamped on to the paper using an antique letterpress, which leaves a deep impression that gives your invitations a multi-sensory experience that you can both see and feel. Trust us on this one, your guests won’t want to put these down!
Tip: For a more in-depth explanation of printing methods, visit our blog post on the difference between foil and letterpress printing.
3. Get a Little Edgy with Edging
Image courtesy of Czar Press.
If you’re looking to add a subtle, yet sleek touch to your suite, you can get creative with either edge painting or foil edging! Edge painting, which uses matte ink, is painted on the outside edges of your invitations to highlight or introduce a specific color. Foil edging, on the other hand, has been used for centuries by master bookbinders who would gild the edges of books with gold. Today we use foil to give your suite a radiant, reflective finish that your guests are sure to love!
4. Bring it All Together with Embellishments
In our opinion, you can never have too many embellishments! Adding a silk ribbon, belly band, or vellum jacket is the cherry on top of your beautiful suite. Not only do they hold your wedding invitations tightly together, but it’s a great way to add a final touch of glam!
5. Add a Sneak Peak With Envelope Liners
Envelope liners are a portion of paper cut to fit inside the envelope and folds down with the flap. This is a great place to add a bit of design (such as florals, patterns, or colors) that offers a preview of what’s to come as guests open up your invitations!
6. Seal the Deal With Vintage Stamps and Wax Seals
It’s not just what’s on the inside of the envelope that counts, but what’s on the outside too! Vintage stamps and wax seals elevate your envelopes. Here at PaperCrush, we have wax seal stickers that come in an assortment of colors and designs—florals, hearts, phrases, and even custom initials. We can also source unique stamps to accent your package or even custom design them to match your suite!
We hope this gives you a few ideas to elevate your stationery! Ready to start designing your invitations?
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