Are letterpress invitations worth it? That’s the question we’re answering for bride-to-be, Kendall. She writes us with a question about letterpress invitations. She asks,
“Hi Emmaline Bride, I’m shopping for my wedding invitations and I’m interested in letterpress. I have always loved letterpress, but I’ve noticed they cost more than regular invitations. I guess my question is, are letterpress invitations worth it?“
Are letterpress invitations worth it?
Hey, Kendall — great question. First of all, I adore letterpress perhaps as much as you do. I always take notice when couples go the extra mile and choose letterpress invitations vs. regular printed ones. But that’s probably because I am obsessed with the details. ;) Without knowing more about your budget, it’s hard to tell you whether or not letterpress invitations are worth the extra cost for you, simply because I don’t know how much you’ve allocated for your invitations. What I can tell you, however, is why letterpress can sometimes be more expensive. Letterpress sometimes costs more because it is an entirely hands-on process. It requires the designer lots of time to get the print just right. Since it is an entirely custom and hands-on process, the cost is sometimes higher; however, the result is also a better quality and more customized look and feel of your invitations. So you have to decide which is best for you. And not all letterpress invitations are ridiculously expensive, either — shop around and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you may find. I recommend getting a sample and a custom quote, which will help you make an informed decision. You only get to choose one wedding invite in life, so if you love letterpress invitations and it means a lot to you, we say go for it. Hope it helps!
Now, for everyone else… if you’re wondering what letterpress invitations look like, here are some hand-picked letterpress invitations we’ve selected from CheerUp Letterpress Co. As you can tell in the name, Alaina is an expert in the field; she has built her successful business on letterpress. These couture invitations are perfect for weddings and, as expected, she has rave reviews from her customers. (We love working with her, too, so we know you’re in good hands!) To inspire you, we’ve rounded up our top letterpress invitation picks from her shop. These invites have a pretty reasonable price tag for letterpress and they’re insanely gorgeous. Win-win. Take a look!
Letterpress Invitations for Weddings
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