When we say we have a vast array of finishes to add that ‘something special’ to your stationery, we aren’t joking.
From additions within the design like a bespoke monogram or a venue illustration, to then recreating this into a wax stamp or printing the venue in hot foil; the variations in the finish of the luxe extras alone are endless.
Then there’s the addition of details like hand dyed silk ribbons or printed belly bands to wrap around the invitations, gilt edges to your cards and envelope liners to create that wow factor straight away!
Finally little practical additions like printed named invitations and printed addressed envelopes for those messy hand writers out there.
This ones for all the magpies out there!
Same technique as hot foiling, just without the foil. A deep impression in the paper.
Hand drawn illustration of your wedding venue
Your initials made into your very own logo/wedding branding
The imperfect, perfect addition to your wedding stationery
Keep the details and rsvp cards close to the invitation with this luxe extra
An age-old technique that adds serious luxury to your stationery
The last step in our stationery journey, featuring you; the newly weds
Giving our luxe card stock that desired deckled edge feel
Making a statement before your guests have even seen the invitation
Add a monogram or date for the serious wow factor
Messy handwriting giving you the fear? Let us print them for you
Save yourselves stacks of time and get us to print your guests addresses
Somewhat Retro’s specialty, foiling is the pinnacle of the extras. Hot foiling is a handmade, hand pressed, hot process involving a plate; that combined with a layer of foil, creates a debossed impression in the paper.
Foil comes in metallic finishes and every colour of the rainbow. We can hot foil your names, a venue illustration, a bespoke monogram… actually the entire invite can be hot foiled, in multiple colours!
Adding hand drawn, bespoke illustrations to a part of your wedding stationery has become somewhat of a Retro Press trademark in the last few years.
More and more we find it’s a staple addition that our couples really want to feature…whether thats a venue illustration, or bespoke table names for the big day.
It’s a seriously luxe addition, but in our humble opinion, totally worth it.
Calligraphy is a beautiful and traditional form of hand lettering that’s almost rhythmic in nature.
Kate’s the calligraphy Queen here in the studio, perfecting her own style and enabling it to be added to several elements within your stationery suite.
Wax stamps; think rich golds and silvers, or bright greens and pinks, and couple that with modern monogrammed initials.
This method is created completely by hand, from melting the wax to creating the wax impression. Perfect imperfection.
Luxe extras can feature in every element of your wedding stationery.
The luxe extras list is pretty long, but all very worth considering.
Gilt edging gives that subtle air of sophistication to your stationery. It’s delicate and understated and the colour options are endless.
Envelope liners create a sense of excitement and set the tone for what’s to come; it’s the perfect extra. It’s a total luxury, but one worth considering if you want that wow factor.
Printed invites & envelopes, the luxe extra for the messy hand writers out there. Getting us to digitally print names and addresses cut out masses of time for you and the room for human error.
Vellum belly bands and hand dyed silk ribbon are just a few of the ways to finish off your wedding invitations. Both functional, and decorative; they’re a great way to hold the invite together in terms of your details and rsvp sheets.
Send us your favourite wedding snap and we’ll create a thank you card worthy of top spot your loved ones’ mantlepieces.
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