Whether you’re planning your wedding, a baby shower or an anniversary party, custom invitations will help your event be truly one-of-a-kind. From paper to ink and embellishments, there are endless ways to make an impact on your guests with high-end designs that reflect the style of your day.
Custom-designed suites include the main invite and the accompanying response card and envelopes. Often, couples also choose to add on upgrades such as a wax seal, belly band or vellum overlay for an even more luxe look. This can increase your final cost significantly as it requires more time, design and materials to create.
A popular way to get a professional looking finish to your invitation is by having the design extend all the way to the edge of the paper (this is known as a full bleed in the printing industry). This can add an extra layer of detail to the suite but does require a bit more work when designing as you have to account for additional white margins and trim lines.
Another trend is adding a monogram or symbol to your invitation design. This can be as simple as a couple’s first initials or more detailed like a vintage style hand-drawn crest monogram for an elegant touch.
Once you’ve settled on a design that’s perfect for your event, it’s important to ensure your printed product looks exactly as you imagined. For the best results, we recommend working with a print shop to ensure your cards and envelopes come out looking as sharp as possible. They’ll be able to select the finest paper for your cards and trim them to the exact size, all while ensuring your design is properly aligned for the most professional finish. Etemply