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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

{Wedding Details} Gray Lace Wedding Invitations

Hi there!

We're so excited to share these beautiful lace invitations with you today! We created these invitations for a bride awhile ago, and have been meaning to share. We've gotten several requests lately for invitations incorporating lace, so we thought we'd showcase the lace invitations we've done to help those brides looking for inspiration. 

One of our favorite things about these invitations is the color--the gray lace is unique, understated yet so elegant, and very romantic. The lace is wrapped around a matte gray enclosure, and tied with gray satin ribbon. This monochromatic scheme works because you've got different shades, textures, and shine.

Each component of this invitation was printed using the letterpress method. It's a little difficult to see in the picture, but there is a floral motif imprinted in the background, and then the couple's information is printed in a coordinating soft gray ink.

The couple had individual cards for ceremony directions, reception directions, and accommodations.

The rsvp cards included options for each guest to choose their entrĂ©e

The rsvp envelope was solid gray, and we printed the bride's information using a floral motif to mirror the motif of the invitation.

This photo shows another option for wrapping the invitation, without the solid gray enclosure. If a bride wanted to save a little on costs, she could simply use the lace as the enclosure (and forgo the solid paper). The invitation and accompanying cards are all wrapped in the lace and then secured with the satin ribbon. It just gives it a slightly different, but still beautiful, look.

Many times we have brides ask us how they can save a little on the cost of their invitations, yet still achieve their vision. While lace is not inexpensive, a bride could save a little on these by forgoing the card stock enclosure (as mentioned above), and also by using flat printing rather than letterpress. Letterpress printing is the most expensive form of printing, because the text is actually pressed into the paper, and each individual invitation is run through the printing press by hand. It is a very time-consuming process, with a beautiful result, and of course a higher price. So a great way to save a little money yet still achieve this look would be to use flat printing. 

We of course love the look and feel of letterpress printing, as do many brides, so if it's in your budget, that's wonderful! However we want to encourage those who want to achieve a similar look with a little lower price tag that it can be done! :)

We plan to post more of our lace invitations in the near future, so hopefully this will provide some inspiration for you! Let us know if there's anything else in particular you'd like to see, or if you have more invitation-related questions…we're happy to help!

Thanks for stopping by!

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