Wedding Invitation Printing Terms Glossary

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms Glossary

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms

Are you lost amongst the Wedding Invitation Printing Terms? Here are the explanations you need!  This short glossary will help you find your wedding invitation.  You will learn about printing techniques and see examples.  At the end, you will understand the Wedding Invitation Printing Terms used in product descriptions.

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Blind embossing is used to print in the filigree design.

 

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Blind Embossing

Blind Embossing is when an image is pressed into paper.  The resulting design is raised.  This embossing style is termed “blind” because no ink or foil highlights the design.

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A swirl and star design is debossed on this thank you note.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Debossing

Debossing is when an image is pressed into paper.  The image appears pressed into the paper.  No ink or foil is used to highlight this design either.

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Infinite Beauty - Invitation
The wedding invitation’s wrap has a beautiful die cut design.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Die-Cutting

Die-Cutting uses sharp metal rules to cut out shapes from paper.  Die cutting can be a design or wording.  The end result should be the removal of paper using a metal die.

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The silver ink on the vines defines the embossed area.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Embossing

Embossing uses ink or foil on the raised area to highlight the design.  This is similar to blind embossing.

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The wording is engraved on this simple wedding invitation.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Engraving

Engraving is a printing process  involving a metal die.  The lettering is cut below the surface of a metal die. The die is inked and wiped clean.   Ink is only left in the impression  of the die. Next, paper is then laid on the die.  The press forces the paper into the impression and the ink is transferred to the paper. When you view the back of the paper you will see a “bruise.”

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These drinking jars have been etched with a monogram.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Etching

Etching is cutting into a glass surface.  This can be performed mechanically or chemically.  The result is a change to the surface of the glass.  You can both see and feel this change.

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The angled stripes and wording are foil stamped on this wedding invitation.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Foil Stamping

Foil stamping involves using heat to stamp a special foil onto paper.  This process can be used for designs , wording , or both.  Items like wedding invitations, Christmas cards or napkins can be foil stamped.

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The lacy swirls on this wedding invitation are pearlized.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Pearlizing

Pearlizing is the process that applies luminous pearl-like finish to an invitation.  The pearl finish is usually clear unlike foil.   Many times is will highlight an embossed design.

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Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Thermography

Thermography is a type of printing that uses wet ink.  A  resin powder is added to the wet ink.  Then heat is applied to create a raised surface.  This process can be used  for wording and designs.  The raised ink is difficult to view on a screen. Order a sample invitation to see and feel thermography.

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Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Letterpress Printing

Letterpress printing is a process where images are set into a printing press and inked.  Paper is placed on the inked areas.  Next, pressure is applied to the paper.  The inked images are now printed.  The images are seen by the ink on top of the depressed design.

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These are all of the Wedding Invitation Printing Terms used to create products at Lunarink.com.  If you have a question about any of the terms, please comment below.  For more information on the invitations shown, click on their link.  Samples of each item can obtained for a fee.  Always get a sample of the product you wish to order.  You will better understand the Wedding Invitation Printing Terms used to describe it.

Most Popular Wedding Invitation Color Schemes For 2014

Most Popular Wedding Invitation Color Schemes For 2014

About your wedding invitations

Your wedding invitations are a very important part of your wedding planning.  Besides providing your guests with your details, they also convey your style and mood.  Its natural that there are certain color schemes that are in high demand.  Here are the most popular color schemes at LunarInk.com so far this year.

Most popular wedding invitation colors are:

1.  Purple Wedding Invitations

Purple is still the most popular color choice for wedding invitations.  Pantone’s color of the year is “Radiant Orchid 18-3224” a bold shade of purple with pink undertones.  Many couples are choosing to pair a soft pastel shade with a vivid bright shade like purple for a more modern twist. Below is an example:

Artistry wedding invitation from Carlson Craft

Artistry Wedding Invitation

Artistry is a true work of art!  This invitation features a bold purple water color flower.  I chose to complement this look with the wording in a pastel sage green ink.  100 wedding invitations with colored ink start at $192.75.

 

Color Block Round double sided wedding invitation

Color Block – Wedding Invitation – Watermelon

A round, white wedding invitation displays bold blocks of color on both sides.  Your wedding wording and names can be printed in white or orchid ink on this unusual wedding invitation.  100 wedding invitations start at $173.92

 

Rapunzel wedding invitation

Romantic Imagination Wedding Invitation – Rapunzel

This wedding invitation is inspired by Disney’s princess Rapunzel.  Gold and purple swirls, shimmering white paper and an organza inner envelope – it’s like this amazingly beautiful wedding invitation was taken straight from Rapunzel’s imagination!  100 wedding invitations start at $399.90, (sorry, no discounts are available.)

 

2.  Clear Wedding Invitations

Clear wedding invitation are a new trend that has gained popularity over the last two years.  Currently, I only offer this type of wedding invitation from Carlson Craft but there is a great amount of variation in the designs.  Most invitations are printed on paper adhered to a thin sheet of acetate “paper” with a design printed on it.  However, some invitations are printed directly onto an acrylic sheet itself.  Below you can view both styles.

 

Clearly Sterling Wedding Invitation in White

This wedding invitation features a clear base card with a white invitation card on top.  The base card is printed in white with a stylish Moroccan design.  While the invitation card is personalized with your wording.  Multiple base card and invitation card color options are available.  100 wedding invitations start at $262.42.

clear wedding invitation with deco design

 

Clearly Marvelous – Acrylic Invitation with Envelope

An acrylic invitation is etched with your wedding details and is enclosed in a double envelope for mailing.  The design and verse of the invitation cannot be changed due to the etching process.  Choose from multiple different color enclosure cards for an additional price.  108 acrylic invitations (no enclosure cards) start at $1057.42.

Discount Clear acrylic wedding invitation

 

3.  Pink Wedding Invitations

Pink wedding invitations are very much on trend.  Whether you choose a light blush pink or a vibrant fuchsia, this color is very versatile and pairs well with any other color.  Below are two different pink wedding invitations.

This pastel pink shimmer invitation is a true work of art with its combination of whimsical typography and a detailed frame showcasing your personalization.  Choose from ink or foil (shown below) printing in a variety of colors to make this invitation uniquely yours.  100 wedding invitations start at $119.92.

Light pink shimmer wedding invitation

Perfect Wrap Invitation – Fuchsia Shimmer

A simple fuchsia shimmer wedding invitation card is enclosed in a white shimmer embossed wrap.  Tie your look together with your choice of available ribbon colors and ink.  Gray ribbon  with black ink is shown below for a crisp style.  100 wedding invitations start at $220.43

Fuchsia Pink and white wedding invitation

 

A few final notes:

  • Prices quoted are current as of the publication date of this article and reflect the 25% discount offered at Lunarink.com if available.  Pricing can change at any time and for any reason.
  • All featured invitations are available to order as of the publication date but future guarantee of the invitation’s availability cannot be made as styles change.
  • Please email sales@lunarink.com for any invitation inquiries or to get a free quote.
  • Samples may be ordered by clicking on the invitation name and clicking on the “buy it now” button.  You will be taken to the ordering information page and can select to order a sample.
  • To place an order, please follow the same instructions for the sample and select all options you wish to receive.
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  • All invitations are from Carlson Craft.

Top 10 Gold Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Gold Wedding Invitations

Here are my top 10 choices for gold wedding invitations for Autumn, Winter and Early Spring weddings.  Wedding themes for these seasons can be inspired by nature, culture or  have fun elements of style.  But the wedding invitation should not be bogged down by large overall floral motifs.  This can make for a heavy feeling wedding invitation especially with metallic gold as the chief color.  So keep it light and fun with these gold wedding invitations.

 

McPherson’s Silver Beginnings Album

Embossed Border Golden Invitation

Embossed Border Golden Invitation

This simple yet sophisticated non-folding invitation on rich gold paper features an embossed border and your choice of motif below wording. Dark inks display your wording best for this invitation.  Size: 5″ x 8 1/2″

100 wedding invitations start at $147.67 which includes our 25% discount.

 

 Carlson Craft’s Simple but Elegant Album

Embellished

Gold Carlson Craft Wedding invitation

An embossed flourish and a pretty ribbon are the perfect embellishments! The embossed, gold shimmer wrap surrounds an ecru card printed with your wording. Tie with a pre-cut, taupe satin ribbon.  Size: 5″ x 8 1/2″

100 wedding invitations start at $294.00 which includes our 25% discount.  Price includes printed insert card, shimmer wrap, pre-cut taupe ribbon and blank double ecru envelopes.

 

 Carlson Craft Candlelight Collection Album

Golden Circles

gold wedding invitation

Take your guests back with this updated retro design! Bright gold circles are featured at the top and bottom of this wedding invitation.  A simple and beautiful statement for your wedding!  Size: 5″ x 8 1/2″

100 wedding invitations start at $147.67 which includes our 25% discount.

 

 Carlson Craft’s Blue Album

Embossed Vines on Gold Shimmer

gold wedding invitation

Perfect for an elegant autumn, winter or spring wedding.  This gold shimmer invitation adds a touch of class to your gala! Sweeping embossed vines and gold accent leaves separate your names and event date from the invitation copy. Display your wording best with dark ink colors.  Size: 5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″

100 wedding invitations start at $146.92 which includes our 25% discount.

 

 McPhersons Value with Love Album

Gold Branches & Birds Design Shimmering Invitation

gold wedding invitation

This beautiful card wedding invitation features a branch and bird design with gold accents on shimmering paper.  Add a short quotation of your choice at the top of the invitation above your wording.  Size: 5″ x 8 1/2″

100 wedding invitations start at $134.92 which includes our 25% discount.

 

McPhersons Affordably Inviting Album

Snowflakes Shimmering Gold Sep-n-Send

gold wedding invitation

Celebrate your love and the season with our snowflakes design on this economical shimmering gold sep-n-send. Design will be printed in the same ink color as your wording. Our price includes a perforated 3 piece ensemble of invitation, respond card, reception card, inner and outer envelopes and printed respond envelopes. Optional return address printing in available on your outer envelopes but is not included in the price.  Invitation Panel Size: 5 1/8″ x 7 1/8″.

100 wedding invitations start at $154.42 which includes our 25% discount.

 Birchcraft Studios

T 511LT with Brilliant Gold Ribbon

ecru wedding invitation with gold ribbon

The hearts of this ecru invitation are embossed pearls surrounded by brilliant gold foil. You can choose from multiple ribbon colors.  For this post we chose the stunning brilliant gold satin ribbon which is included with this ecru invitation.

100 wedding invitations start $166.36 which includes our 25% discount.

 

McPhersons Paper Duvet! Album

“Gold & Water” wedding invitation

gold pocket wedding invitation

A tea length pocket of gold paper features a circle frame to display your choice of design or single initial monogram printed on the water blue card inside. Invitation envelopes are water. Reception cards are navy. Informals and respond cards are water with water envelopes. Reception and respond cards also have a design selection to match up with the invitation! Respond and reception cards are non-folding.  Size: 4″ x 9 1/4″

100 wedding invitations start $255.00 which includes our 25% discount.

 

Birchcraft Studios

T1512V wedding invitation

gold wedding invitation

Your names are featured at the top of an ecru wedding invitation card. A brilliant gold foil band is etched with an intricate filigree design and  separates your names from your invitation text.  Choose a colored ink to add a pretty touch.  Size: 5 1/2 x 7 3/4

100 wedding invitations start at $128.86 which includes our 25% discount.

 

 Carlson Craft’s The Flower Wedding Line Album

Enchanting Hearts of Gold

gold heart wedding invitation

An ecru, tea-length card features an enchanting swirl design with two gold foil hearts at the center. Golden foil hearts are embossed with a lovely vine design.  size: 9 1/4″ x 4″

100 wedding invitations start at $127.35which includes our 25% discount.

 

 

If you would like to get a free estimate for any of our invitations, contact sales@lunarink.com with the name or item number of the invitation, the number you would like to order and if you would like reception or response sets.  All invitations have samples available for purchase.  Please email for help in ordering and for all questions.

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All prices mentioned are good for 30 days from the publication of this post.

 

Cheers!

Samantha

Wishing For White Wedding Invitations?

Wishing For White Wedding Invitations?

Wishing For White Wedding Invitations?  They are a traditional color and will match with any wedding colors or theme you select.  Choose a colored ink or an envelope liner for added interest.  We can also print in any English alphabet foreign language including Spanish and French.

To order invitations, click on the picture of the invitation you want.  To order samples of the named Carlson Craft invitations, click on the picture of the invitation you like and then click “request sample” to the right of the picture.  A small fee is charged for each invitation.  To order up to 3 free samples (US orders only) of the numbered Birchcraft invitations, click here and click on the item number for the invitation you like.

Here are 10 white invites with a modern twist.

S9351

A furled edge with pearl gives this bright white invitation card a hand torn feel at an economical price. 5 1/2 x 7 3/4.

$112.43 for 100 wedding invitations.

torn edge S9351 Birchcraft Wedding invitation
S9351 wedding invitations

White Shimmer Pocket

This shimmering, white pocket invitation is perfect for any style wedding. Add  a special seal to secure the pocket for added elegance.  Open: 6 3/8″ x 10 7/8″, Closed: 6 3/8” x 6 3/8.”

$249.90 for 100 pocket wedding invitations.

White Shimmer Pocket Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation
White Shimmer Pocket wedding invitations

Petite White Folder

A traditional single panel is featured on this soft white folder. This ensemble features an informal folder. Stunning in its simplicity, this invitation looks great with a combination of fonts and sizes.  4 3/8″ x 5 7/8″ (Side Fold Invitation).

$68.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Petite White Folder Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Petite White Folder wedding invitations

S6437PE

Stunning pearl edged ribbon is included with this invitation. Your names are featured at the top, while your wedding date is at the bottom of this floral embossed invitation. Like your wedding dress, this invite is a must.  This item is Princess Size: 4 3/4 x 6 1/8.

$187.43 for 100 wedding invitations.

S6437PE Birchcraft wedding invitation
S6437PE wedding invitations

S 840

Celtic pride at it’s best! This bright white invitation card features a stunning border with Celtic Knots in the corners.  Invite your guests for an Irish destination wedding away or in your own home town.  This item is Tiffany Size: 5 1/2 x 7 3/4.

$116.18 for 100 wedding invitations.

S 840 Birchcraft wedding invitation
S 840 wedding invitations

S 402

This lovely invitation has pearl stripes and an intricate pattern. Your names peak through a window on the front.  This elegant invitation is a perfect reflection of your style.  The item is Jumbo Size: 5 1/8 x 7 1/4.

$116.18 for 100 wedding invitations.

S 402 Birchcraft wedding invitation
S 402 wedding invitations

S1218

Show your wild side with this adorable invitation. The border is made out of pearl foil zebra print and is great for an elegant zoo wedding.  This item is Tiffany Size: 5 1/2 x 7 3/4.

$116.18 for 100 wedding invitations.

S1218 Birchcraft wedding invitation
S1218 wedding invitations

Classic White Borders

A classic presentation of your wording is printed in the ink color of your choice against a bright white background. Slightly raised borders create an attractive frame on this elegant invitation. 7″ x 7″

$392.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Classic White Borders Letter Press Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Classic White Borders wedding invitations

Translucent Shimmer

This white shimmer wrap invitation features a translucent overlay covering your wedding wording printed below on the invitation wrap. To add an extra touch a white ribbon ties everything together. 7 3/4″ x 5 1/2″

$236.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Translucent Shimmer Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Translucent Shimmer wedding invitation

Be Bold! – Bright White

A bright white, tea length invitation never looked so good! Your choice of two ink colors will make a bold statement to your guests. Pair your two ink colors with a combination lettering style to really show your style! A matching envelope with its own unique features will be the first sign to your guests that something special is about to happen! 4″ x 9 1/4″ (Card Invitation)

$174.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Be Bold! - Bright White Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Be Bold! - Bright White wedding invitation

Clear Wedding Invitations: A New Style

Clear Wedding Invitations: A New Style

LunarInk.com offers the latest in new wedding invitation styles and trends.  These two new wedding invitations are completely transparent with a fun and elegant flourish design printed in white or black ink.  All enclosure cards are on white, black or aqua cards and feature matching flourish designs.  You can place your order or order a sample by clicking on an invitation below.

Clear-Cut Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation
Clear-Cut Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation $265.00 for 100
Crystal Clear Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation
Crystal Clear Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation $265.00 for 100

Top 10 Asian Inspired Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Asian Inspired Wedding Invitations

Are you looking for an American made, Asian inspired wedding invitation?  These 10 invitations are sure to inspire you.  Red, gold, and copper are the dominant colors here.  I loved the patterns and richness I found in these invitations and I am sure you will love them too!

Henna

Traditional swirls and flourishes cover this invitation’s wrap with the look of a beautiful henna design. Pearl shimmer wrap with gold flourish pattern, gold-bordered pearl shimmer inside card with wording in format shown.

Folded: 5″ x 8 1/2″

$370.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

Henna wedding invitation
Henna wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Mandala

Guests’ eyes will be drawn into the gold mandala on the front of this invitation — and they’ll be entranced by your wedding plans! Red wrap, white inner layer printed with wording in format shown. Gold shimmer paper circle with gold foil embossing, pre-punched with holes for tying with pre-cut, red satin ribbon included.

Folded: 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

$470.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Mandala Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation
Mandala wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Ceremony

Rich red and bold gold will give guests a hint of the regal ceremony to come! Red wrap, gold foil pattern, wording printed inside. Tiered gold shimmer response cards, champagne shimmer enclosure cards, pearl shimmer event cards; sold separately. Secure wrap with pre-cut, red satin ribbon included.

Folded: 5″ x 6 5/8″

$295.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Ceremony Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Ceremony wedding invitation Carlson Craft

Embroidery

A sparkling foil paisley design mimics the beauty of rich embroidery. Shimmering red paper, gold foil paisley design on front flap. Wording printed inside in format shown. Pre-cut, red satin ribbon included.

Folded: 5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″

$400.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Embroidery Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Embroidery wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Lotus

A bright red wrap of gold swirls and lotus flowers adds beauty and symbolism to this invitation. Shimmering gold folder printed with names and quote on front, wording on both panels inside in format shown. Red wrap secures with cutout tab.

Folded: 4″ x 9 1/4″

$400.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Lotus Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Lotus wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Bliss

With an invitation this rich and lovely, guests will know that your wedding will be pure bliss! Shimmering gold folder, names on front, wording inside in format shown.

Folded: 9 1/4″ x 4″

$295.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Bliss Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Bliss wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Prestige

Bold red and sparkling gold — a prestigious look to begin your wedding! Large, square card of shimmering red paper, embossed panels and gold foil border.

7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″

$370.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Prestige Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Prestige wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Paisley – Copper

A stylish paisley print gets elegant with copper foil. The ecru, top-fold features your wording inside. A copper shimmer paper band wraps around the invitation, and ties with pre-cut, autumn spice satin ribbon.  Add red colored ink for extra shine.

5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″

$389.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Paisley - Copper Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Paisley - Copper wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Copper Pocket

Your invitation is enclosed in a copper wrap featuring a scroll pattern on the inside. An ecru invitation card features a scroll design through the center. Enclosure cards are available to complete this ensemble.

Closed: 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, Open: 7 1/4″ x 12 1/2″

$370.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Copper Pocket Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Copper Pocket wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Precious Metal

You deserve the royal treatment and this golden invitation is just the beginning. Your guests will be dazzled by the gold shimmer stock imprinted with your wedding information in ecru foil. This invitation ensemble features all enclosures as cards. Layout only available as shown.

6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ (Card)

$240.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Precious Metal Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Precious Metal wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Top 10 Places to Get Married in California

Top 10 Places to Get Married in California

Are you looking for the perfect wedding ceremony and reception venue in California?  Then try one of these 10 places to get married.  California is a state of many cultures and communities.  Desserts, mountains, and beaches offer California a wide variety of places to get married.  So there are many choices and everyone is welcome here.

Awash in Aqua
Awash in Aqua $547.00 for 100

Descanso Beach Club, Santa Catalina Island, California is one of the greatest hidden treasures in California.  This beach club is a privately owned beachfront venue offering wedding ceremonies and receptions on the beach or at the club between May and October.  Plan for warm weather during the day and cool breezy nights for an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception.

Ragged Point resort Ragged Point, California
Ragged Point Resort – Ragged Point, California

Ragged Point resort is located 15 miles from San Simeon on the Big Sur Coastline.  This rugged location has a natural beauty enhanced by its proximity to the cliff side and beach below.  A redwood pagoda on the cliff, over looking the ocean, is where you can have a small intimate ceremony.  The solarium with its 180 degree view is a great place for your reception.  Take advantage of their special events coordinator to plan your wedding.

Laid in Stone
Laid in Stone $181.90 for 100

The Queen Mary is a luxury liner with a deep history and there is no better place to get married than on the Sun deck or in the chapel.  The art deco styled ballrooms of the Queen Mary can accommodate any size reception and catering is offered through the ship’s restaurants.  Your wedding is sure to be a glamorous event on the Queen Mary.

Mount Shasta Resort Shasta California
Mount Shasta Resort – Shasta California

Mount Shasta Resort in California is the perfect wedding venue in both winter and summer.  Have a summer outdoor wedding surrounded by beautiful views or a warm and intimate indoor ceremony in either the Siskiyou or the Highland Room in the winter.  Their event director will help you create the day of your dreams by incorporating the wonderful catering, service and ambiance you desire.

Amber House Bed and Breakfast Sacramento, California
Amber House Bed and Breakfast – Sacramento, California

Amber House Bed and Breakfast located in Sacremento, California is a charming place for your wedding or commitment ceremony.  This Bed and Breakfast is an intimate place for a small (20 person) indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception.  Catering is done through a partner (Il Fornaio) and the event coordinator can arrange for musicians or a minister.

Lucky in Love
Lucky in Love $76.90 for 100

Wonder Valley Ranch Resort offers elegant indoor and outdoor weddings.  This venue is located in Sanger, California amid the foothills of Wonder Valley.  Get married and have your reception in the new Events Building or outside by Dalton Pond in the gazebo.  The resort has all inclusive wedding packages that including catering, food service and after party clean up.

The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn Palm Springs California
The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn – Palm Springs California

The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn is a stylish 1930’s villa.  The inn ensures the privacy of your event by closing the grounds to all except you, your guests and vendors so that you are free to enjoy your day.  After your wedding, enjoy a stay in one of the eight rooms of the inn.

Peacock Galore
Peacock Galore $370.00 for 100

San Diego Zoo is the place to go wild for your wedding day.  This is my favorite zoo in the U.S. and you will be able to have some stunning wedding pictures at this venue.  The zoo’s wedding packages include catering, admission for you and your guests, free parking, and many other amenities.

Mandala
Mandala $470.00 for 100

Terranea is an oceanfront resort in  Palos Verdes.  Luxury and sophistication is clearly a part of the ambiance for this venue but so is practicality.  Terranea offers a wide variety of ballrooms and indoor/outdoor options for ceremonies and receptions.  Also because children are often invited if not part of the wedding party, the resort has activities for them too.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey California
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey California

Monterey Bay Aquarium is a fun way to experience the kelp forests, open ocean and tide pools that are a large part of the coastal California lifestyle.  This venue located on Cannery Row in Monterey can host weddings from 30 to 300.  Catering is provided by Bon Appetit for the aquarium and an event coordinator can help you plan everything.

I hope you have found the perfect place to get married in California with one of these Top 10.  But, if you have a place you would like to suggest, leave a comment on my blog.

All wedding invitations featured in this article, can be bought here at Lunarink.com.  Click on the picture for more information, to order or to order a sample.

Peacock Inspired Wedding Invitations

Peacock Inspired Wedding Invitations

These bright blue and chocolate brown, peacock inspired wedding invitations are the perfect way to add style and color to your wedding day.  There are color  and style coordinated favor tags, seals, menu cards, table cards and place cards to choose from.  You can find everything you need for your wedding day all in one spot.  To order, click on the name of the item you like.

Peacock Galore

Enclose your invitation, direction or accommodation card and other enclosures in this bright turquoise pocket, tied together by a black satin ribbon. The shimmer invitation features a black border and peacock feathers. $370.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

Peacock Galore Wedding Invitation
Peacock Galore Wedding Invitation

Brilliance

A symbol of beauty, the peacock inspired this ecru, tea-length card invitation. Two peacock feathers, in oceanside blue and espresso, encase the wording of your invitation to add a sophisticated touch. $212.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

peacock wedding invitation
Brilliance Wedding Invitation

Brilliance Icing

Add the perfect finishing touch to your invitation ensemble with this matching envelope icing. The peacock design is printed beside the space to write your guest’s mailing information. Have your initials printed on the left side, which will wrap around to the flap of the envelope. $70.00 for 100 envelopes.

peacock envelope icing
Brilliance Icing Envelope

Brilliance Ensemble

It’s the little things that make a reception special. Add a fabulous finishing touch to your affair with these vibrant essentials.

  • Brilliance Favor Seal $42.00 for 25
  • Brilliance Favor Tag $42.00 for 30
  • Brilliance Place Card $48.00 for 25
  • Brilliance Table Number Card, Sold in sets of 48 cards. $42.00 each
peacock favor seal, favor tag, place card, table number
Brilliance Wedding Ensemble

Brilliance Menu Card

This ecru menu card features a peacock feather, a symbol of beauty and sophistication. $137.00 for 100 menu cards.

peacock menu card
Brilliance Menu Card

Top 5 Deckled Edge Wedding Invitations

Top 5 Deckled Edge Wedding Invitations

Are you looking for the newest trend in wedding invitations?  If so, check out these five wedding invitations that feature a deckled edge. A deckled edge is an uneven, feathery edge on a piece of paper. This edge is most commonly found on parchment invitations; however, other papers may also have deckle edges.  So check out these five wedding invitations and click on the name of the invitation for more information, and how to order.

ecru and navy deckle edge wedding invitation

Ecru Deckle on Navy Shimmer

Create a layered invitation with this ecru invitation card with deckled border.  An ecru card is layered on a shimmer, navy backer card. $340.00 for 100 invitations.

gold deckled edge wedding invitation

Deckled in Gold

This ecru invitation with golden deckled edges will announce your wedding beautifully. $184.90 for 100 invitations.

brown deckled edge wedding invitation

Royal Embellishments

Create a layered invitation with this ecru invitation card with deckled border featuring a royal design at the top. Ecru card is layered on a shimmer, mocha backer card. Design cannot be changed or removed and will be printed in the same ink color as your wording. $280.00 for 100 invitations.

ecru deckled edge wedding invitation

On the Edge – Ecru

The shimmery deckled-edge adds flair to your invitation wording, which will be printed in your choice of lettering style on this ecru card. $159.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

hearts and deckled edge wedding invitaion

Joyful Hearts

This bright white, top-fold invitation features two silver die-cut hearts with your names directly below. The silver deckled edge adds to the appeal of this invitation. Choose from several lettering styles and ink colors to add a personal touch to this charming invitation. $162.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Top 10 Black and Red Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Black and Red Wedding Invitations

Are you having a holiday wedding?  Get some inspiration from these 10 red and black wedding invitations.  The elegant black and white invitations really make a statement by incorporating red.  So check these out today!

black and red rose wedding invitation

Twilight Roses

Romance meets mystery with this black, vertical z-fold invitation featuring gold and red foil rose designs. Customize this invitation with the quote of your choice printed on the front top panel and wedding verse printed on the inside.  The cost of 100 invitations is $240.00.

black pocket wedding invitation

Regal Flourishes Black Pocket with Claret Backer

This irresistible pocket invitation delivers a complete package to your guests. By adding enclosure cards, your wedding day information will be assembled perfectly. The price of 100 invitations is $380.00.

Regal Flourishes also comes with a red pocket and black backer.  Click here for more details.

red pocket wedding invitation

black wedding invitation

Tied Together Forever

Tie the knot with this cute, tea length wedding invitation. A red paper accent with a black knotted bow creates a contemporary and elegant look.  100 invitations cost $289.80.

filigree border wedding invitation

French Country

This shimmer invitation card features a traditional touch with a black French country border. Add a red ribbon bow and this invitation will sizzle. The cost of 100 invitations is $159.90.

white and black tea length wedding invitation

Black Floral Borders

A white tea-length invitation card features a classic black border design that showcases your wording. To dress up the invitation choose an 18″ pre-cut ribbon in the color claret (red).  Other ribbon color choices are available.  The price of 100 wedding invitations is $156.90.

die cut wedding invitation

Cut-Out Elegance

This ecru tiffany invitation card is held by a black pocket featuring a detailed laser cut-out in the lower left corner. Add a red lined inner envelope to give this elegant wedding invitation an instant wow!  $395.00 for 100.

exotic black and white wedding invitation

Moroccan Design

Your invitation is enclosed in a black pocket featuring a morroccan design and a stripe in white. A bright white invitation card features the same morroccan design that will change with you choice of ink color. Choose a deep red ink for an exotic flair. 100 invitations cost $360.00.

red floral wrap wedding invitation

Regal Red

Change the world and go green with this red wrap featuring a blind embossed regal design. The soft white insert card and matching enclosures feature a matching regal design and are made of 30% post-consumer fibers.  The price of 100 invitations is $245.90.

simple black border wedding invitation

Bordered in Black

This bright white card features a simple, thick black border that makes your invitation really stand out! Place a red bow at the top of this wedding invitation for added charm.  The price of 100 invitations is $167.90.

red wrap wedding invitation

Wrapped in Flowers

A pretty floral design embellishes the red wrap around this invitation. The square invitation card is the perfect place for your wording in black ink. $285.00 for 100 invitations.

DIY ribbon

Wide Satin Ribbons

Are you looking for ribbon, these 5/8″ satin ribbons are the pefect finishing touch to your invitations. Each 100 yard roll will provide approximately 180 20″ ribbons or 160 22″ ribbons.

Did you find an invitation you want?  To order or order a sample, click on the name of the invitation.  I hope you found some inspiration for your wedding day.  Best Wishes!

Zebra Striped Wedding Invitations

Zebra Striped Wedding Invitations

Go wild for these zebra striped wedding invitations.  These invitations are great for a wedding at a zoo or a destination wedding.  Check them out below.

S8518

black and white striped wedding invitation

Show your wild side with this adorable invitation. The border is made out of black foil zebra print.  $134.93 for 100.

S1218

white zebra stripe wedding invitation

Show your wild side with this adorable invitation. The border is made out of pearl foil zebra print. $134.93 for 100.

Top 10 Photo Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Photo Wedding Invitations

There is no better way to personalize a wedding invitation than using a photo.  Photo wedding invitations are a great keepsake for your family and friends and a fun way to show your sense of style.  Here are my top 10  photo wedding invitations.

mocha photo wedding invitation

All About Latte Style

Value style and save with this latte and bright white, photo invitation card featuring a beautiful floral design on the front and a accent of the same design on the back of the invitation. The free matching respond cards feature the same accent design as the back of the invitation but on the front.  $179.90 for 100.

red filigree photo wedding invitation

Seeing Love Style

Value style and save with this bright white, photo invitation card featuring a scarlet filigree design on the front and back. The free respond cards are a plain, bright white card. $179.90 for 100.

pocket photo wedding invitation

Black and White Radiance

A bright white, photo, tea-length invitation is layered on the front of a shimmer pocket with a pocket on the back for matching enclosures, sold separately. $360.00 for 100.

photo wedding invitation

Something Blue Pocket

A bright white invitation is layered on top of a sky backer. A unique design is featured bordering the photo of your choice at the top, invitation wording printed below. The black pocket is perfect for adding your matching enclosures. $415.00 for 100.

fall photo wedding invitation

All Seasons Photo Style

Value style and save with this full-color, photo invitation card featuring a beautiful autumn design on the front and back. The free matching respond cards feature the same design on the front. $179.90 for 100.

photo pocket wedding invitation

Sweeping Flowers

A bright white invitation is layered on top of a lavender backer. A fun floral design is featured surrounding two photos of your choice at the top with your wording printed below. The black pocket is perfect for adding your matching enclosures. $382.00 for 100.

orange photo wedding invitation

Regal Photo Self Mailer

Value style and save with this bright white self mailer invitation with perforated respond postcards. Please include your return address for both the back flap and respond postcard. This self mailer features a regal burnt orange design along with the photo of your choice. $156.90 for 100.

black and white photo wedding invitation

Black and White Photo Finish Style

Value style and save with this bright white, photo invitation card featuring a black and white flourish design on the front and back. The free matching respond cards feature a black and white border design on the front. $179.90 for 100.

silver photo wedding invitation

Traditional Photo Style

Value style and save with this full-color, photo invitation card featuring a traditional taupe and pewter design on the front and back. The free matching respond cards feature the same design on the front. $179.90 for 100.

white and black photo wedding invitation

Black and White Filigree Self Mailer

Value style and save with this bright white self mailer invitation with perforated respond postcards. Please include your return address for both the back flap and respond postcard. This self mailer features a black and white filigree design along with the photo of your choice. $156.90 for 100.

Top 10 Blue Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Blue Wedding Invitations

Whether you love a trendy turquoise shade or a mysterious deep blue, here are my top 10 picks for blue wedding invitations.  After all every wedding needs something old, something new; something borrowed and something blue!

Moroccan

This luxurious, bright white, tea-length wedding invitation features a Moroccan-themed design in a rich color scheme of oceanside blue and eggplant. The Moroccan design is printed at the left with your wording printed to the right, separated by your initial printed at the center.

$212.00 for 100 invitations.

blue wedding invitation
Moroccan wedding invitation

Lagoon Flourish

This lagoon blue wedding invitation card features a trendy but elegant flourish design and a black ribbon tied above your wording.

$188.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

light blue wedding invitation
Lagoon Flourish wedding invitation

Love Birds on Aqua

This full-color, wedding invitation card features two love birds nestling on green and white branches on top of an aqua background.

$215.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

Aqua love bird wedding invitation
Love Birds On Aqua wedding invitation

Together

The unmistakable style of this white wedding invitation is sure to leave a lasting impression. A decorative monogram design adds the perfect touch of class to this card.

$198.00 for 100 invitations.

blue swirl wedding invitation
Together wedding invitation

Aqua Shimmer

The light, whimsical hue of aqua with a touch of shimmer makes this wedding invitation the perfect start for your day! Your choice of names or monogram are printed on the front of this top-fold invitation which features double, bright white envelopes.

$188.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

aqua shimmer wedding invitation
Aqua Shimmer wedding invitation

Rio

Color flows on this brilliant wedding invitation! Striking shades of water make your wording stand out on a bright white background.

$240.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

navy blue wedding invitation
Rio wedding invitation

Love Birds

Love birds nestle close to each other on the front of this ecru, gate-fold wedding invitation. Leaves of taupe and brown ink and copper foil grace the branches. Separate the birds to reveal a light teal invitation insert card. Also, on the inside right of the wrap you will find the love birds together again flat printed in shades of brown.

$305.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

blue birds wedding invitation
Love Birds wedding invitation

Contemporary Lagoon Style

Value style and save with this bright white, wedding invitation card featuring a contemporary circle design in lagoon and ghost on the front and lagoon circles on the back. The free matching respond cards feature the same lagoon and ghost design on the front.

$159.90 for 100 wedding  invitations.

contemporary blue wedding invitations
Contemporary Lagoon Style wedding invitation

Options in Filigree Style

Value style and save with this bright white wedding invitation card featuring a filigree design in the background color of your choice on the front and back. The free matching respond cards feature the same design on the front.

$159.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

sky blue wedding invitations

Midnight Blue

This short-fold, shimmering, midnight blue wedding invitation has a color and style as unique as you! The cover features a diagonal edge with satin ribbon in the color of your choice. Your names are printed beside the cover’s edge. All enclosures will be printed on the matching midnight blue shimmer paper and sold separately.

$380.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

navy blue wedding invitation
Midnight Blue wedding invitation

Butterfly Wedding Accessories and Favors

Butterfly Wedding Accessories and Favors

Are you creating a butterfly themed wedding?  Then check out our butterfly wedding ceremony accessories, unity candle and favors.  If you haven’t yet found an invitation that you like, check out our blog article Spring wedding invitation trends.

WINGS OF LOVE COLLECTION

Each piece in this collection features a silver-tone butterfly brooch with crystal accents.

Ring Pillow $33.90 each

BUTTERFLY RING PILLOW

Flower Basket $35.90 each.

butterfly flower basket

Guest Book $39.90 each, Add personalization for $6.00 extra

butterfly guest book

Unity Candles

Butterfly Unity Candle $47.90 each, Tapers $9.90 pair

Butterfly Candle Stand $46.90 3pc set

butterfly unity candle


WEDDING FAVORS

Butterfly Favor Card $26.90 for 50

butterfly favor card

Butterfly Bubble Favors $26.90 for 50

butterfly bubble favors


Birchcraft S1999 Fall Wedding Invitations

Birchcraft S1999 Fall Wedding Invitations

Birchcraft S1999 Wedding Invitations

This square, gate-fold wedding invitation is embossed with an elegant floral design. A satin ribbon ties this invitation together. For upcoming fall weddings, the satin ribbon comes in multiple colors to coordinate with your wedding. Ribbon colors include: burgundy, purple, gold, mocha, and claret red.  Other ribbon colors are also available.  To view, click here.

Choose from our rainbow of soy based ink colors to make a truly unique invitation. Birchcraft’s soy based inks are an eco-friendly way to invite your guests to your wedding. Our price, $202.43 for 100, reflects our 25% discount. For more info on a specific invitation or to order, click on the individual pic.

The Elegance Wedding Invitation Collection

The Elegance Wedding Invitation Collection

Every bride is looking for elegance when planning her wedding.  So why not opt for the wedding invitation that features elegance with a modern twist?  Pewter and canary yellow give this collection of wedding invitation, save the date, envelope icing and reception accessories a modern sense of style.  So go bold with these wedding stationary and reception accessories and order yours today!

yellow and gray wedding invitation yellow and gray save the date magnet

100 wedding invitations cost $212.00          100 magnet save the dates cost $158.90

yellow and gray wedding envelope icing yellow and gray reception stationary

Envelope icing cost $55.00 for 25

Favor seals cost $42.00 for 25

Favor tags cost $42.00 for 30

Place cards cost $$48.00 for 25

Table number cards cost $42.00 each

5 Chocolate Brown Wedding Invitations

5 Chocolate Brown Wedding Invitations

The newest wedding color combination to make a splash is chocolate brown and vibrant purple.  Let your imagination soar with these 5 favorite chocolate brown wedding invitations and your choice of ink colors including purple.  Check out these invitations out today!

Naturally

Your guests will feel the calming beauty of nature when they recieve this lovely invitation. The nature-inspired design adds to the elegance of this ensemble. $198.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

chocolate floral wedding invitation
Naturally Wedding Invitations

Shimmer on Mocha

This elegant mocha and ecru invitation features a mocha base card with a regal design. An ecru wrap features your wording in the ink and lettering style of your choice and ties to the base card with a mocha ribbon.  $519.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Letterpress chocolate wedding invitation
Shimmer on Mocha Wedding Invitations

Extravagant Espresso

Show off to your guests with this extravagant wrapped invitation! An espresso wrap with a round cut-out highlights an elegant ecru invitation.  $279.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Extravagant Espresso Wedding Invitation

Romantic Leaves

This top-fold mocha invitation wrap with an ecru card invitation is perfect for an autumn wedding. A laser-cut of leaves and delicate swirls grace the cover. $274.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Brown leaf wedding invitation
Romantic Leaves Wedding Invitations

Espresso Flourish

This soft white insert card is printd on paper that is Green Seal Certified, made with 100% post-consumer fibers and created without the use of chlorine compounds. This item’s paper manufacturer uses a significant amount of renewable energy resources and responsible forest management practices. The mocha wrap features a flourish design.  $245.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

elegant chocolate wedding invitation
Espresso Flourish Wedding Invitation

Top 10 Green Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Green Wedding Invitations

Green is the color that transcends all seasons.  Whether you are inspired by  fresh lime green or a saturated emerald hue, we have the right wedding invitation for you.  So check out our top 10 green wedding invitations and if you don’t find the right shade for you, try our wedding invitation search.  Happy finding!

light green wedding invitation

1.  Paisley Paradise

The varying patterns of paisley and flowers on this invitation, along with the soft shades of celery, hint at your creativity. Your guests will feel welcome to attend when presented with your wedding information on such a lovely invitation.  $215.00 for 100.

emerald green wedding invitation

2.  Damask

This bright white invitation features a damask design where vintage patterns mingle with modern lines.  $198.00 for 100.

olive green wedding invitation

3.   Bamboo Olive Pocket with Mocha Backer

A bright white invitation with a bamboo design is layered on top of a mocha background.  $380.00 for 100.

moss green wedding invitation

4.  Ornate

Simple and sophisticated, this invitation is accented with a fine filigree design. The initial of your last name is beautifully framed to the left of your wording.

olive green wedding invitation

5.  Forever Floral

This olive-colored invitation features a faint floral background with your wording printed on top. Add the final touch to this invitation with a pre-cut, mocha ribbon that wraps around the middle of the card.  $188.90 for 100.

grass green wedding invitation

6.  Palm Royale

Whether your wedding event is happening by the beach or you are having a tropical theme, this invitation mixes simplicity with an island feel.  $168.00 for 100.

sage wedding invitation

7.  Wrapped in Love – Sage

The warm, sage wrap has die cuts to hold your ecru base card in place. Show more of your style by choosing from several designs and choosing your lettering style and ink color.  $188.90 for 100.

olive green wedding invitation

8.  Green Retro

Have fun with this ecru tea-length invitation featuring a debossed olive green retro design. $145.90 for 100.

green wedding invitation

9.  A Colorful Collection

This lucky invitation is bubbling with color! Choose from a background of Spring, Cotton Candy, Hydrangea, Scarlet, or Lagoon to make it uniquely your own! $168.90 for 100.

lime green wedding invitation

10.  Electric Lace

A margarita invitation card features your verse and initials as shown with a bright white wrap featuring a lace, heart cut-out. $360.00 for 100.

Wedding Invitation Etiquette (addressing your envelopes)

When you are addressing your wedding invitations there are some simple rules to follow.  Whether your wedding is formal or casual, you will want to address your invitations properly.  Not only are you inviting your own family and friends but those of your finance(e).  Sometimes you may not even know them well due to distance or other reasons.  So its important to address your invitations properly.  After all, your wedding invitation is the first impression you make on your guests as a couple.  So don’t start things off with your new in-laws by making a mistake.

When you are addressing your envelopes, its fun to get your mother and future mother in-law together with you and your finance(e).  This gives both Moms the chance to meet if they haven’t and they can help you make sure everyone’s name, address and title are correct.  Make a little party out of it and relax with each other while you stuff your envelopes and get them ready to send off.  The chance to get everyone together informally  is well worth it and both moms will feel like they had a hand in helping with your wedding.

First, before you get started give everyone a job in stuffing the envelopes.  Find out who has the best handwriting among all of you.  Many people think its ok to send their invitations by using address labels.  Using address labels is so informal that it can cheapen the look of your invitation.  Even if you aren’t sending a formal invitation and have chosen something more contemporary, do hand address your invitations.  Your guests will notice that you took the time to send each one specifically to them.  Sometimes its the little things that make the greatest effect!

Get started with your envelopes by getting the inner and outer envelopes sorted out.  Your outer envelopes are where your return address is printed usually on the back flap.  On the front, you will write your guests title, given name and surname.  The address is written next.  Write out the full address without using abbreviations such as rural route or post office box.  For example, here is what the outer envelope will look like for a married couple:

Mr. and Mrs. John Public

58 North Main Street

Springfield, Ohio

45500

If you would like your envelopes to have an even more formal look, write out the house numbers under one hundred.  You may also include middle names for formal invitations.

On your inner envelopes, you will address them slightly less formally.  Only the names of your guests are necessary.  For close family, you can address them with nicknames like “Grandpa.”  For other guests, refer to the table below.  Make sure to name everyone who is invited including children and guests.  If children and guests are not included then omit their names.  If a single friend of yours is allowed to bring a guest, write the guest’s name especially if they have been together for a long time.  Otherwise, you will have to write “and Guest.”

The following table shows how to address your envelopes for each of your guests.  This table can also be found on page 150 of Wedding Invitations by Jennifer Cegielski.  I recommend getting a copy of this book or another etiquette book.

The Outer And Inner Envelopes

Outer Envelope Inner Envelope
Single man Mr. Gerald Thomas Mr. Thomas (or Gerald if you know the person well
Single woman Miss or Ms. Jean Price Miss or Ms. Price
Single person with guest Mr. Gerald Thomas Mr. Thomas and Guest
Miss or Ms. Jean Price Miss or Ms. Price and Guest
Married couple Mr. And Mrs. Gerald Thomas Mr. And Mrs. Thomas
Married couple, different surnames Ms. Jean Price and Mr. Gerald Thomas Ms. Price and Mr. Thomas
Cohabitating couple Miss or Ms. Jean Price

Mr. Gerald Thomas

Miss or Ms. Price

Mr. Thomas

Same sex couple

(in alphabetical order)

Mr. Joseph Albertson

Mr. Timothy Zane

Or

Ms. Elizabeth Austen

Ms. Margot Zento

Mr. Albertson

Mr. Zane

Or

Ms. Austen

Ms. Zento

Family with children under 18

(in descending age order)

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Thomas Mr and Mrs. Thomas

Lucy, Charles and Mimi

Same sex children 18+ at home (eldest first) The Misses Thomas The Misses Thomas

Or

Miss Anna Thomas

Miss Beth Thomas

The Messrs. Thomas The Messrs. Thomas

or

Mr. Alexander Thomas

Mr. Michael Thomas

Different sex children 18+ at home Miss Mallory Thomas

Mr. Andrew Thomas

Miss Thomas

Mr. Thomas

Wedding Invitation FAQ (Part 5): Ink and Printing

Wedding Invitation FAQ (Part 5): Ink and Printing

Part 5 of the Wedding Invitations 101 series concentrates on the types of ink and printing style that are offered through our Birchcraft and Carlson Craft wedding invitation lines.

hot pink ink wedding invitaiton

Both brands offer a rainbow of color inks for you to choose.  Birchcraft prints with soy based inks, except for metallic colors, for all of their wedding invitations.  So going green is as easy as placing your order.

thermography wedding invitation

Most of the wedding invitations from Carlson Craft and Birchcraft are printed using thermography.  Thermography is a printing style where a resin powder is added to wet ink and then heated to create a raised finish.  This process is less expensive then using embossing to print your invitations.  The finished product looks beautiful and has a raised feel.

If you would like more information on printing processes check out Wedding Invitations 101 Part 3 (Printing Processes).  This article goes further in depth into the multiple printing processes used by both Birchcraft and Carlson Craft.  I hope you enjoyed this article and if you have any questions please leave a comment below.