Wedding Invitations

Your wedding is a special day and what better way to set the tone and feel of your celebration than with spectacular custom invitations and paper goods!

Our letterpress paper goods are printed by hand in our studio, using our vintage, cast iron printing presses. We love hearing how you met and your plans for your special day – and that is why each wedding suite we work on is custom designed, specific to your personalities and celebration.

Beyond invitations, we also can work with you on custom favor boxes, coasters, napkins, day-of wedding signage, place cards, seating charts, address stamps, and much more.

Want more info? See our frequently asked questions below.

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If you’d prefer to chat in person or on the phone, please set up an appointment by emailing or calling 319.455.6113.

Frequently Asked Questions

I love the idea of having letterpress wedding invitations. How do I get started?

We love to chat first to get an idea of what your wedding will be like and what your expectations are for your wedding invitations. Whether you know exactly what you want, or are clueless when it comes to invitations, we’re here to help you and your partner.

Once we chat in-person, on the phone, or online, we put together a quote for your invitations. If the quote works for you and your partner, a deposit is required and the design process begins. An initial draft and two rounds of revisions are included in all wedding invitation orders.

Once the design is approved, everything moves into production and final payment is due at completion of the project.

How much do letterpress invitations cost?

The beauty of letterpress printing is that you can do so many different things, which means the costs can vary quite a bit depending on paper stock, number of colors, and the various pieces included within a suite. In general, most custom designed wedding invitations begin around $850. Please contact us for a quote. 

When should I be ordering save-the-dates and wedding invitations?

Four to six months before your wedding date is when you should start the wedding invitation process. This insures that we have plenty of time to get all the details correct and aren’t rushing to get them in the mail. If you would like to send save-the-dates, we should start that process eight to ten months before the date. Destination wedding save-the-dates are often sent out earlier. That process should start twelve months out.

When should save-the-dates and wedding invitations be mailed?

Save-the-dates should be mailed 6-8 months before the event date. Destination wedding save-the-dates are generally sent out 8-10 months in advance.

Wedding invites are usually mailed 6-8 weeks in advance. Destination wedding invites are usually sent 8-12 weeks before the event.

Can you print from an already created design?

We offer design services for all of our clients, but are also happy to print a design or logo created by someone else, provided it is a press-ready file and the original artist has granted permission for use. 

I found the perfect invitation. Can you recreate it?

We do not recreate other designer’s work. We can work with you to create something inspired by the look you found, but cannot ethically copy another person’s work.

Can you design and/or print other items for our wedding?

Definitely! We love incorporating details from your paper goods throughout the entire wedding. We do menus, place cards, favors, programs, signage, and more! We’ve even used design elements for buttons and pint glasses as well. 

Can you print on envelopes?

Yes! We can pre-print return and guest addresses on envelopes. Guest addresses must be provided in a specifically formatted spreadsheet.

What about calligraphy or wax seals?

We can incorporate custom wax seals within or on the outside of your invitations. For hand written calligraphy, we work with two local calligraphers to address wedding invitations. 

Is invitation assembly included?

We can certainly assemble, stamp, and provide your invitations ready to mail. Please let us know if you would like this included in your quote. 

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