Vintage Floral Wreath Letterpress Printed Birth Announcements

Letterpress Printed Birth Announcements with photos monogram, flowers, pink, blush, newborn, wreath, calligraphy

These sweet Letterpress Printed Birth Announcements make our hearts flutter. Little baby Louise’s classic photo fit perfectly on these vintage pressed announcements. The soft pink ink captures the laurel wreath and calligraphy style font beautifully. We LOVE the elegant detail of the monogram encircled with the floral wreath. This announcement features an A7 100% cotton cranes lettra card with blossom ink and a pearl white envelope with return address printing in blossom ink.

Letterpress Printed Birth Announcements with photos monogram, flowers, pink, blush, newborn, wreath, calligraphy

We are honored work with new parents to help them welcome their babies into the world with our letterpress printed birth announcements. It is truly a joy!

Each one of these birth announcements were printed one at a time on our vintage press. The photos were attached to the announcement by hand with love.

If you are interested in ordering this design for your baby’s birth announcement please check out our Etsy store.

We also offer entirely customized designs. Whatever you envision we will work with you to create. Prices will vary depending on the project so please message us for details. If you have any questions concerning custom orders or if you are ready to place an order send an email to anna@dinglewooddesign.com.

 

 

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Orchid Suite – Classic Letterpress Printed Wedding Invitations

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The Orchid Suite Classic Letterpress Printed Wedding Invitation is a vintage bride’s dream. These black and white letterpress printed invitation are timeless and perfect for a traditional formal wedding ceremony.

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The classic black pocket enclosure folder keeps the invitation and additional cards perfectly nestled in their place. The Response card allows for guests to RSVP and also choose their food selection.

The Orchid Suite - Classic Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite, Black, White, pocket enclosure, Formal, Simple, Traditional, Vintage, Ivory RSVP

The Orchid  Suite – Classic Letterpress Wedding Invitation

110# 4.75″ x 6.75″ Size Pearl White 100% Cotton Letterpress Printed Invitation in Black Ink

A7 Black Envelope with Pearl White Envelope Liner

110# 4bar Size Pearl White 100% Cotton Letterpress Printed Response Card in Black Ink

4bar Size Black Response Envelopes

110# 3.5″ x 2″ 100% Cotton Letterpress Printed Website Information Card in Black Ink

Black Trifold Pocket Enclosure

The Orchid Suite - Classic Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite, Black, White, pocket enclosure, Formal, Simple, Traditional, Vintage, Ivory

As with all of our suites The Orchid  Suite – Classic Letterpress Wedding Invitation is completely customizable. Dinglewood Design & Press can customize the ink color, font style, envelope color or layout. To learn about our pricing and process visit our pricing guide here. If you have any questions concerning custom orders or if you are ready to order these vintage letterpress printed wedding invitations please send an email to anna@dinglewooddesign.com.

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7 Ways to Make Your Letterpress Wedding Invitations Affordable

affordable letterpress wedding invitations

You have fallen in love with letterpress wedding invitations, but perhaps the price is a bit higher than you budgeted for invitations. Fear not! We are here to help you save money and make your letterpress wedding invitations affordable! Follow these tips to keep your dream invitations on budget.

1.) Paper Thickness

Upgrading the paper to 220# Double Thick 100% Cotton Lettra is a beautiful way to make an impression with your invitation suite, but the price can add up a bit. You can save a considerable amount of money by only upgrading the invitation to 220# and keeping your response card and additional information cards as the standard 110#. This allows your wedding invitations to stand out among your other cards in their envelope. Letterpress printed wedding invitations look stunning on 110# standard paper as well and keeping all of your wedding day stationery as the Standard Thick 110# 100% Cotton Lettra can help save big time.

paper-thickness-comparison letterpress wedding invitations affordable

2.) Ink Colors

Adding a second ink color can be a beautiful option for your wedding suite, but that second ink color requires a second plate and a second run on the press, which in turn costs more money. A good money saving tip is to only include the second ink color on the main invitation and keep the rest of your items with one ink color. Another great option to bring the second color into your suite through the response envelope or main envelope.

Letterpress Printed Wedding Invitations affordable 2 ink colors

3.) Envelopes

You can really have fun with envelopes and make them great by adding customized envelope liners, return address printing, guest addressing in calligraphy, or even adding a second outer envelopes.  One main envelope is included in the cost of your wedding invitation and all of those add-ons can be stunning, but can add up in the budget department. If you love envelope liners consider using a solid color or ask us about the standard patterns available. Letterpress printing the return address is a stunning touch and can be a huge time-saver, but there are several excellent options on the market for a custom stamp that you could purchase instead.

Envelope Liner and Letterpress Printed Return Address letterpress wedding invitations affordable

4.) Pocket Enclosures,  Belly Bands and Ribbons

If you are ordering several pieces, finding a way to keep them together in the envelope is a good idea. A pocket enclosure with a belly band is a beautiful way to present your invitations. If you are looking to save though, a standalone belly band can be an excellent option. We offer belly bands with square attachments, ribbon belly bands, glitter belly bands, patterned belly bands, twine belly bands, solid printed belly bands and unprinted belly bands.

letterpress wedding invitations affordable, Pocket enclosure with glitter belly band and letterpress printed square attachment with rounded edges

5. Additional Information Cards:

Additional Information cards are very helpful for your guests. You can use them to provide the details of your reception, map directions or information regarding accommodations for your guests. If you are looking to save on additional information cards we can help you consolidate your text to fit on one additional information card. Another great option is to only send the additional information card to guests that will need it, perhaps you only need to send the accommodations card to your out of town guests. Website cards are a slightly less expensive option that can be used to direct guests to your website for information and really make your letterpress wedding invitations affordable!

Letterpress Printed Wedding Invitations affordable with pocket enclosures and additional information cards

 6. Template Designs

We LOVE creating custom designs. If you aren’t so sure what you are looking for,  you have a completely new concept or want pieces of different designs pulled together to create your invitation then a custom design is the way to go. A custom design covers up to 6 initial design concepts, then unlimited revisions of the chosen design. If you love the layout and design of one of our existing designs and you are looking to save a bit then our template design may be a good fit for you. The template design would include the exact design layout that is on the sample listing of  your choice and you can change the wording, ink and envelope colors. The template design allows for up to 2 rounds of revisions. Contact us to inquire more about our template design prices.

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7. Thank you notes

While you thank you notes are not necessarily a part of your wedding invitations they are a huge part of your wedding stationery. We love a folded letterpress printed thank you note, but the extra paper means extra cost so a great alternative can be a flat letterpress printed thank you note.

letterpress wedding invitations affordable thank you notes

If you have you have questions about making your letterpress wedding invitations affordable or you are ready to place an order please contact Anna at anna@dinglewooddesign.com. We would love to help create the invitations of your dreams!

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The Flora Suite – Modern Letterpress Printed Wedding Invitation

Flora Suite Modern Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite, Mint, Yellow, Pink, Calligraphy, Script, Romantic, Black, Floral, Rifle Paper beautiful, floral, lovely, elegant, funky,  and "colorful blooms against a light mint background

We are obsessed with this floral and elegant The Flora Suite – Modern Letterpress Printed Wedding Invitation. The colorful blooms against a light mint background are perfect for the modern, fun loving bride.

The Flora Suite - Modern Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite, Mint, Yellow, Pink, Calligraphy, Script, Romantic, Black, Floral, Rifle Paper

The font used on the The Flora Suite – Modern Letterpress Printed Wedding Invitation is playful and flirty. The rounded edges gives these whimsical invitations a softer side. A floral belly band keeps the invitation, rsvp and response envelope nestled in the main envelope.

The Flora Suite - Modern Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite, Mint, Yellow, Pink, Calligraphy, Script, Romantic, Black, Floral, Rifle Paper

The Flora – Modern Letterpress Wedding Invitation

110# A7 Size Pearl White 100% Cotton Letterpress Printed Invitation in Black Ink with rounded edges

A7 Pearl White Inner Envelope with colorful blooms against a light mint background envelope liners

110# 4bar Size Pearl White 100% Cotton Letterpress Printed Response Card in Black Ink with rounded edges

4bar Size Yellow Response Envelopes

Colorful blooms against a light mint background Belly Bands

The Flora Suite - Modern Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite, Mint, Yellow, Pink, Calligraphy, Script, Romantic, Black, Floral, Rifle Paper

As with all of our suites The Flora Suite – Modern Letterpress Wedding Invitation is completely customizable. Dinglewood Design & Press can customize the ink color, font style, envelope color or layout. To learn about our pricing and process visit our pricing guide here. If you have any questions concerning custom orders or if you are ready to order these vintage letterpress printed wedding invitations please send an email to anna@dinglewooddesign.com.

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Letterpress Client Spotlight: Flutter Events

2 color letterpress printed business cards front and back, double thick and edge painting

We first had the honor of working with Pilar Mustafa of Flutter Events when she contacted us to create Save the Dates for one of her clients. She was an absolute delight so when she came to us to create her custom letterpress printed business cards we were more than happy to oblige. Pilar is incredibly creative and wanted a business card that showed her creativity.

2 color letterpress printed business cards front and back, double thick and edge painting

Pilar had a gorgeous design in mind with gold and black ink on both sides of the card and she added a wow factor to the cards with gold edge painting. The double thick paper made the gold edge painting pop!

2 color letterpress printed business cards front and back, double thick and edge painting

Edge painting can be added to any stationery, business card, save the dates, invitations, or birth announcement order. It is a beautiful and creative way to add more color to your stationery. We can match or offer complementing colors for most of our ink colors.

For best results we highly recommend upgrading your paper to 220# double thick.

2 color letterpress printed business cards front and back, double thick and edge painting

We absolutely loved bringing these letterpress business cards to life.  If you are planning an event in the Northern California area be sure to contact Flutter Events 

2 color letterpress printed business cards front and back, double thick and edge painting

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The Conservatory Suite – Formal Letterpress Wedding Invitation

The Conservatory Suite - Formal Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite, Script, Classic, Timeless, Elegant, Traditional, Black, Grey, WhiteThe Conservatory Suite – Formal Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite is timeless. This particular suite was inspired by a sweet bride’s great grandmother’s wedding invitation. We loved helping recreate a bit of history!  This classic letterpress suite is perfect for a traditional formal wedding ceremony.

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The classic font is beautifully impressed into the pearl white cotton paper. The texture of the paper adds to the vintage classic feel of these formal letterpress wedding invitations.

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The Conservatory Suite – Formal Letterpress Wedding Invitation

110# A7 Size Pearl White 100% Cotton Letterpress Printed Invitation with Slate Ink

A7 Pearl White Inner Envelope

A7.5 Pearl White Outer Envelope

110# 4bar Size Pearl White 100% Cotton Letterpress Printed Response Card with Slate Ink

4bar Size Pearl White Response Envelopes

110# 4.25″ x 2.5″ 100% Cotton Letterpress Printed Additional Information Card with Slate Ink

The Conservatory Suite - Formal Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite, Script, Classic, Timeless, Elegant, Traditional, Black, Grey, White

As with all of our suites The Conservatory Suite – Formal Letterpress Wedding Invitation is completely customizable. Dinglewood Design & Press can customize the ink color, font style, envelope color or layout. To learn about our pricing and process visit our pricing guide here. If you have any questions concerning custom orders or if you are ready to order these vintage letterpress printed wedding invitations please send an email to anna@dinglewooddesign.com.

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Modern Letterpress Printed Wedding Invitation – Willow Suite

Willow Letterpress Printed Wedding Invitation - Blush and silver glitter

The Willow Suite is a romantic and modern letterpress printed wedding invitation. The swirling font is one of our favorites for the elegant and classy bride.  The rounded edges and 100% cotton paper bring a soft touch to these wedding invitations. The Willow Suite is delicately enclosed in a soft blush pocket folder and sealed with a stunning silver glitter belly band with rounded letterpress printed square attachment.

The Willow Suite - Modern Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite, Black, Grey, Blush, Pink, Silver, Glitter, Calligraphy, Simple, Classic

The Willow Suite Features:

110# A7 Size 100% Cotton Letterpress Printed Invitation

A7 Size Pearl White Envelope

110# 4bar Size 100% Cotton Letterpress Printed Response card

4bar Size Blush Response Envelopes

110# A2 Size 100% Cotton Letterpress Printed Additional Information Card

Silver Glitter Belly Band with Printed Attachment

Blush Pocket Enclosures

Rounded Edges on all printed items

The Willow Suite - Modern Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite, Black, Grey, Blush, Pink, Silver, Glitter, Calligraphy, Simple, Classy

As with all of our suites The Willow Suite is completely customizable. Dinglewood Design & Press can customize the ink color, font style, envelope color, layout, or even add a motif. To learn about our pricing and process visit our pricing guide here. If you have any questions concerning custom orders or if you are ready to place an order send an email to anna@dinglewooddesign.com.

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Edge Painted Business Cards and Stationery

Peacock Colored Edge Painted Stationery

Dinglewood Design and Press is so excited to announce our new edge painted business cards and stationery edge painting is the perfect way to bring your stationery to the next level. We can edge paint stationery, business cards, and birth announcements. We can also offer edge painting for our wedding invitation suites.

Edge Painting, champagne edge painting, gold edge painting

Edge painting can be added to our 110# standard thick paper, but we highly recommend upgrading your paper to our double thick 220# paper to get the best bang for you buck! If you are interested in upgrading your paper just send us a message via Etsy or email – info@dinglewooddesign.com.

edge painted business cards

The colors featured here are champagne & peacock. We can match most of our ink colors or suggest colors that would complement your chosen ink color. Contact us today at info@dinglewooddesign.com to inquire about your edge painted stationery or business cards!

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Secret to Stress Free Wedding Invitations – Timing

Stress Free Wedding InvitationsCongratulations on your engagement and welcome to the world of wedding planning! We love working with brides, grooms, mothers, friends, wedding planners and everyone in between. We have a blast creating each and every invitation and we want you to have just as much fun as we are having. Our secret sauce for stress-free invitations is sweet combination of love for what we do and a well planned timeline. Truthfully the biggest secret to stress free wedding invitations is timing!

Over the years we have learned a lot about timing and etiquette that will help keep things fun and stress free. Here are just a few of our recommendations.

Save the Dates

If you plan on using Save the Dates we recommended that you send them out 6 months before your wedding day. To meet that deadline we would ideally want to get started at least 7 – 8 months before the wedding date.

If you use Save the Dates then you can send the main invitation 6-8 weeks before the wedding and we would need to get started on the invitation at least 4 months before your wedding day.

Invitations Only

If you plan on sending invitations only you would want to send them to your guests 3 months ahead of the wedding. To meet that deadline we would want to get started  about 5 months before your wedding day.

RSVPs should be requested back  3-4 weeks before the wedding date. That allows enough time to give a head count to all of your day of vendors. It is always nice to give yourself a bit of room in the RSVP timeline because you will most likely have stragglers that you have to call.

Destination Wedding

If you are having a destination wedding OR if you have a lot of out of town guests the invitations should go out 4-5 months before your wedding day.  To meet that deadline we would want to get started 7 months before your wedding day.

Don’t Panic

Do these timelines seem impossible? Don’t panic. Take a deep breath and contact Anna at anna@dinglewooddesign.com. We offer rush production options and lots of love for our last minute brides.

Happy Wedding Planning!

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