party invitations

First Birthday Invitations 💕

Here at Retro Press, it's not just about wedding stationery... It's everything; party invitations, Christening invitations, Anniversary prints, Christmas cards... You name it, I do it! And that's what I love about my job- everyday there's something new and different to design, a new client or couple to meet (whether on the phone or in person) and I embrace it all!
I recently had the pleasure of designing some First Birthday Invitations for a couple who in fact I had worked closely with on their wedding invitations from 2 years ago. The theme was gold and baby pink, to be fun but stylish (of course).

First Birthday Invitations

If you have something special in mind, please don't hesitate to get in touch, I'd love to hear your ideas!

James Bond themed Wedding/ Celebration Invitations

Here at Retro Press, we thrive on designing different things upon request. We have designed some very traditional styled wedding invitations and we have designed some very contemporary invites too... Anything is possible!
The invites that we are featuring in this blog piece have been based upon a James Bond styled party to celebrate the couple in question's marriage. They have been design especially for the couple and we have hand printed black foil onto black paper to create these classy, stylish and 'Bondesque' invitations. As they are black on black, it was quite difficult to capture the look and feel of them... If you'd like to see the quality and finish of them, please get in touch and we'd be more than happy to send you a sample.

Bespoke Christmas Cards for SFC Group Events

I'd say that the majority of the work that we do here at Retro Press is wedding stationery... But we do also do a lot of corporate work.
We recently designed some bespoke Christmas cards for SFC Group. They are having a huge Christmas party, mainly for staff. The theme is Moscow in a Winter Wonderland. They are having Vodka luges, snow ball machines and much much more. The brief was to design some colourful/ unique invitations to match the theme and vibe of the evening...

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.

Wedding Fonts

Getting the right wedding font is very important as this is what determines the style of your wedding invitation. We thought we'd make life a little bit easier for you and separate a few fonts into categories for you; traditional, modern and the 'letterpress look'. Of course we have many more fonts and if there is a particular one you have in mind, we can easily get hold of it for you.

For more information on getting your bespoke wedding invitations, please go to our website. There are many many different options.

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!)