If you’re planning a wedding, a baby shower, or an anniversary celebration, a custom invitation shows that you care and is a welcome departure from the standard store-bought variety. It also makes your guests feel like they’re in on a secret and will help set the mood for the event.
Custom invitations can be made with a variety of colors, finishes, paper types and textures. A few of the most popular choices are:
Foil stamping is a printing technique that involves pressing a heated metal plate through ink on the paper to create an embossed or raised impression. This can add a metallic finish to your design and is often used for more formal or luxury events.
Dip dye is a dying process that’s done by hand, leaving color behind on the paper. It can be used to leave a single strip of color or an ombre effect, which is especially beautiful on handmade or duplexed (extra thick) paper.
Hand-lettering is another option to consider. It can be done digitally or by hand with calligraphy or script fonts and is a great way to add a touch of personalization to your invitations. Adding a wax seal is an elegant finishing touch to your suite and can be a fun way to add an extra element of surprise to your guests’ mailboxes. However, be sure to weigh the costs and benefits of adding this extra detail before choosing it for your suite. Etemply