custom letterpress wedding suites
I love working with couples to create custom designed wedding stationery just for them and seeing it come to life, printing the old fashioned way on my antique Chandler & Price platen press.
Whether you are looking for a simple invitation or a full wedding suite, your stationery will reflect you as a couple and the style of your wedding day, modern or traditional, the options are endless. Luxurious papers and hand mixed inks come together to create something tactile and truly special. Your custom designed and letterpress printed wedding suite will be a keepsake that you will treasure in the years that follow.
If you are interested in letterpress wedding stationery, please fill in the form below. Don't worry if you don't have all the details yet, we can work on that together while creating your custom suite design. Or feel free to email me directly at email@example.com
Your custom wedding suite design process
Capturing your wedding day
Choosing to go with a custom designed suite is the first step towards creating a stunning introduction to your wedding and a keepsake that you will treasure in the years that follow. My background as a graphic designer will ensure that elegant typography and illustrations are beautifully crafted to reflect you as a couple and the style of your wedding day. I would love to know about you and your partner, your personal style and what the overall mood and theme of your special day will be. Images are helpful, feel free to send me links to Pinterest boards, your venue and anything else that inspires you and reflects your vision.
Your suite design
There are many things to consider and I will happily assist you with advice along the way. There is a helpful form below where you can fill in your details and thoughts about your wedding style along with your suite requirements. Once I have these details from you I will be able to provide you with an estimate to create your suite, a proposal outlining the creative process and timeline for design and production.
Once you have accepted my quote you will be invoiced for the non-refundable deposit to secure your space in the calendar. From here I will require all of the details that are to be included in your suite and we will decide on the wording and tone you would like to use. I will then begin the exciting design phase, bringing your unique vision for your wedding to life. Your quote includes up to three rounds of revisions. Once you are happy with the design I will send you a final digital copy of your entire suite for approval. Please allow up to six weeks for this process.
The next exciting phase and part that I adore is printing your suite. Seeing the designs, paper and inks come together is truly magical. Before this magic happens is when your final payment and delivery fees are invoiced. Please allow up to six weeks from this payment to completion of printing. Delivery of your wedding suite is generally one week tracked courier within New Zealand and three weeks tracked postage internationally.
You should allow up to 12 weeks from initial consultation to delivery of your invitations. The best thing to do it work back from your wedding day, decide when you would like to send out your invitations and get in touch with me about three months before that. Most couples generally send out their invitations 6-8 weeks before their wedding day. If you are wanting to send out Save the Dates these will need to be sent out much earlier and are a great idea if you have guests travelling from afar or if you are having a destination wedding as it allows them time to plan their trip. You would send these out about 6-8 months before your wedding day. If you are on a tight timeline please let me know and depending on my schedule I may be able to work some magic for you!
There are so many different variables with letterpress that can change the cost of the overall finished product. Things to consider are the number of colours in the design as each colour requires it's own printing plate and set up. The paper stock the invitations are printed on and how many different items you would like. With the main cost being the set up, the larger the quantity, the cheaper the unit price becomes so I don’t charge a per item price. As a guide, a two piece suite consisting of a one colour invitation and outer envelope letterpress printed with your return address starts at $1,070 for a quantity of 100. This price includes your custom design which can then be applied to other items in your suite that you require.