party coasters

Letterpress Birthday Invitation Coasters

As well as wedding stationery, we also do every other type of stationery here at Retro Press, from home, business to parties and anything else you can think of!!

The letterpress coasters have always been a very popular choice of product for sending out Save the Dates. They are so different, unique, beautiful and also sturdy which means that  your guests are less likely to misplace them or discard of them! They are definitely fun ways of sending out an invitation, so we have now created a birthday party range and will be adding it to it all the time. What better way to get your guests into the spirit of things other than sending them a better matt?! The two that you see below, you can find on the website and you can obviously change all of the finer details and colours to match with what you want.

Another nice way of utilising the beer matt is to actually have them on the tables of your actual event/ party/ wedding. I have designed this one below which can be changed into any number you wish and in any colour too. If you have any enquires please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Personalised Birthday Party Invitations

Our personalised design service is not just limited to wedding stationery here at Retro Press... We do it all, from home cards, moving cards, business cards and specifically, I want to draw your attention to personalised party invitations in this blog post. 
It's very easy to buy shop bought invites these days and these are good for ease and cost efficiency. If however, you want to create the right tone and vibe to your party, I think it's essential to get your invitations made to order. 
As with all of our wedding stationery, nothing is off limits- we can design either traditional or modern invitations depending on your requirements. The ones that I will showcase today were designed in the style of the luggage tag label. As you can, my client had matching letterpress THANK YOU coasters to send to her guests after the big event. If you would like your very own bespoke invitations, don't hesitate to get in touch.

How to Order your Personalised Letterpressed Coasters

We have designed a range of coasters with lots of variety for you to choose from. We've got the very traditional styled designs, to the more modern and bolder styles. After working with many clients over the years, we thought it was a good idea to have some template designs in which you can adjust to make your own. We do a whole range of different colours, so you may really like one design, for instance 'Louise', but want in bright yellow to match your colour scheme. We want to make things as easy as possible for you whilst still being bespoke and personal. There are no quantity restraints so anything is possible. We aim to add three new designs a month, whether it be Save the Dates, thank you or 'Eat, drink & be married' coasters. 

The digital designs that you see online will be translated into beautiful, hand crafted letterpress coasters. Each and every one is individually hand printed. The images below give you a little idea of the process.

Have a look at the below images to see some examples of the final products.

All the Save the Dates and Thank you coasters come with envelopes to match. The eat, drink and be married coasters as well as the advice coasters come without envelopes. Please have a look at the rest of our designs on our website. If you particularly love a particular design but want to change the wording slightly, this is not a problem, just let us know in the order form. We are also very happy to design your coasters from scratch, just get in touch with your ideas/ what you want. 

Bespoke Party Invitations

As well as wedding stationery, business stationery and such, we also do personalised party invitations. A birthday party is as good an excuse as any to go all out! So why not make it that even more special with your very own bespoke invites?! 

I'm sure everyone remembers being at school and receiving those fun, brightly coloured invites that you used to excitedly take home to mum and get her to help you to cut off the end and fill in to return the next day! And don't get me started on party bags....!!! But for me, there is still something so incredible about receiving an actual invitation, be it formal or not. It's like receiving a postcard I suppose- there has been thought and effort behind it. It is much much easier nowadays to Facebook someone, send a group invite, etc, granted... But is it memorable? Start as you mean to go on I say :)

So ideas for invites...

1. You go F U N and something a little different... Beer matts. These are great for obviously pub/ bar venues. They are small, contained, thus you won't be wanting too much info on them. They are sturdy, thus not easily thrown away/ lost. 

2. You need a little more info for your guests, you want a RSVP slip, etc... The travel invite, tied together with ribbon/ string. These are easy to take apart, fill in relevant info and send back to you. Keeping it a nice succinct invite with it altogether. Still very fun, contemporary and unique.

3. Go traditional, something a little more formal. If you're feeling really swanky, go gold foiled; truly classy, a little bit more expensive however. But in any case, keep to a more 'structured' style of invitation, maybe including a picture, an image of your venue or a motif...

So as you can see, so many options! Please do get in touch if you want any quotes/ have any questions, we'd love to help make your event something to remember (and in a good way!)