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Gold and Silver on Your Wedding Invitations at Three Different Prices

Tips & TricksJenn Jurf

Gold and silver are wonderful colors to accent any wedding! It’s a nice touch to incorporate these colors into your invitation suite to tie everything together.

This post will break down the 3 different ways to add gold and/or silver to your invitation suite at 3 different price points - Digital Printing ($), Letterpress ($$), and Foil Stamping ($$$).

Digital Printing ($)

The beauty of digital printing is that you can print almost any color, including watercolor drawings, at the push of a button. Digital printing is the most cost effective print method for this reason. This method makes it easy to change colors of the text to gold or silver and print without any change in the pricing.

Please note: silver is a very light color and therefore, we only recommend silver ink as an accent color for borders, lines, etc. rather than your main text (i.e. your names or other important information).

Classic Gold and Navy Wedding Invitation

Classic Gold and Navy Wedding Invitation

Letterpress ($$)

Unlike digital printing, letterpress is a very hands on and handmade process. Once your designs are completed during our digital PDF proofing process, your information is converted into a plastic or steel backed plate that will be used on our hand-fed presses. The press can only carry 1 ink at a time, meaning that each color will require its own plate, setup time and hand-fed time on to the press. Because of this, your letterpress pricing will fluctuate based on the number of colors in your design.

We use a metallic gold or silver ink when pressing these colors. The letterpress impression leaves a slight shadow and impression that you can feel, therefore, you’re welcome to include your main information in gold or silver without the risk of losing legibility.

Elegant Burgundy Floral Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Elegant Burgundy Floral Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Foil Stamping ($$$)

Ahh the shine we all know and love! Foil stamping is extremely popular as it not only creates an impression like letterpress but it creates a shine on your invitations as well.

Foil stamping is a similar process to letterpress, however, we use real foil that is heat transferred on to each card we press. Due to the high heat, we must use copper plates rather than a plastic or steel material used in letterpress and therefore, the price of foil is at the highest price point.

Elegant Blush Floral Wedding Invitation with Foil Details

Elegant Blush Floral Wedding Invitation with Foil Details

I hope this breakdown is useful in your wedding planning journey! Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you need advice on the best method for your invitations.

Elegant Burgundy Floral Letterpress Wedding Invitation

InspirationJenn Jurf

The Elegant Burgundy Floral Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite features a romantic script font and sans serif typeface. The modern geometric border is done in a gold metallic letterpress for a subtle contrast to this design. Paired with our Burgundy Poppy Envelope Liner to give this design a floral vibe that’s perfect for spring, summer and fall weddings.

New Design: Classic Navy & Gold Wedding Invitation Suite

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I’ve been loving the navy and gold look lately! Probably because it’s clean, classic and can be useful for weddings all year around.

Today, the Classic Navy & Gold Wedding Invitation joins the collection. This suite features an elegant diamond border in navy ink and a classic gold script font with playful flourishes.

The design is versatile and can be used for formal destination weddings, garden weddings, and both indoor and outdoor weddings.

We paired this invitation design with a simple navy blue envelope liner.

Top it off with guest and return address printing to give your suite a cohesive look from start to finish.

The Classic Navy & Blue Invitation design is shown on our standard Classic Crest 110 lb. white card stock. Learn more about the different paper and print options from this post or request a sample kit today so you can see and feel all of our paper options before placing your order.

The Classic Navy & Blue Wedding Invitation is also available in matching reception stationery. From menus to place cards to thank you cards, we have everything you need to create a cohesive look for your wedding stationery.

You may also like these designs….

Copper Monogram Wedding Invitation Suite
Elegant Script Wedding Invitation Suite
Black and White Floral Wedding Invitation Suite
Pink Watercolor Floral Wedding Invitation Suite

Mix & Match: Hexagon & Modern Greenery Wedding Invitations

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Welcome to the first inspiration installment here on the blog! This section is dedicated to share with you the endless possibilities of mixing together different designs to create something new and unique for your special day.

Today’s design inspiration comes from a recent client. She envisioned this combination completely on her own and my jaw dropped once I saw it all come together!

She mixed together our Hexagon Wedding Invitation with the envelope liners from the Modern Greenery design for her Massachusetts wedding. She customized the script font throughout the suite to give the design a more formal feel rather than the original modern design. We also customized the colors to add more navy blue and gold throughout the suite to match her wedding design. To top it off, we printed on natural white paper to give it a softer, spring time touch.

Names and additional personal details have been changed.