Designed by Retro Press

Bespoke save the dates & wedding invites

Bespoke, luxury stationery design for your special day. Hand crafted, hand printed with love from our studio in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Next booking
May / June 2023
Designed & made in The Cotswolds
Bespoke design and print

Save the dates & Invitations made 
just for you

Your save the dates and invitations set the tone for your big day, they give a glimpse to your guests of what to expect and we think first impressions really count!

Whether you have a clear idea of a concept, or no idea at all, we work with you to create something totally unique and bespoke to you. 

Something engaging and tactile, something you want to treasure forever and that we’re all incredibly proud of.

The best bit is it’s all handmade and hand printed, so your stationery really is truly special.

The bare bones of it all

From initial enquiry through to receiving your stationery, here’s everything you need to know.

First and foremost we love to get to know our couples. We feel understanding who you are as a couple and what you’re all about is imperative to creating something totally unique to you for your wedding day.

Whether it’s taking inspiration from a suite we’ve created historically or starting from scratch, we’ll set up a call or a coffee, talk through all things you

You  just sit back and relax whilst we work our magic, printing, producing and hand finishing your beautiful stationery. All you have to do is wait for it to arrive on your doorstep. Lovely right?

Our kind of weddings

Narrowing down our ‘type’ of couple is basically impossible

Certainly one thing we can say about our couples is that they’re all definitely magpies! Hot foiling is kinda our thing and it’s very rare that it’s not the luxurious and eye-catching nature of our hot foiling that every one of our couples are initially drawn to. We’re also known for our ability within design to merge and blend typefaces to really complement each other.

If we had a pound for every time we heard the description ‘Timeless Elegance’ as the desired stationery look, we’d be sitting in the Maldives right now (or the owners of Dachshund sanctuary, one of the two). Be it bold and beautiful, subtle and soft or a perfect combination of the two; we’re the girls for you.

For all couples

LGBTQ+ & inclusive

Whether you’re a bride & groom, groom & groom, bride & bride or just simply newlyweds, we’re here for it and cater to everyone at studio Retro Press.

Save the date gallery
Wedding Invitations

Get inspired

Take a look through our gallery of archived wedding invitations; from flat sheet styles to pocketfolds & gatefolds

Set the tone

Save the Dates are the best way to secure your wedding guests

Sending save the dates ahead of your invitations is a really good idea if you’re having a destination wedding, a wedding weekend or if you’re just in one of those families or friendship groups that are always busy! They’re also just a lovely thing to do and if you can’t contain your excitement, then send a save the date… Nothing wrong with screaming about it early!

What we find best is to keep the detail to a minimum, your guests need to know the date obviously and potentially the general area. The best bit about saving the date is being able to tease your guests, just hinting about where it might be or what to expect. Save the juicy details for your invitations…

All the in details

When your wedding invitation drops through the letterbox, it’s your first opportunity to make a big impression

Invitations are amazing as they achieve two things; serving a purpose by telling your guests everything they need to know – destination, accommodation, timings, dress code etc. 

But they’re also an opportunity to paint a picture and excite your guests about what they can come to expect of your special day. So for us, your invites are super important.

We’ve been designing and creating wedding stationery for over 10 years so we’re confident in the knowledge that we know everything there is to know about getting it right.

Both aesthetically and informatively we won’t drop the ball. We guide you through the process to make sure your invitations both look amazing and communicate perfectly.

Tara & Gary
Elegant rich autumnal wedding
Aimee & Gordon
Rustic romance at a candle-lit wedding
Jo & Max
Contemporary noir design meets Cotswold wedding
Sam & Paul
Ibiza style & neon brights for a glamorous marquee wedding
Emma & Louis
Boho opulence in a fairy lit Cotswold barn
Heather & Adam
Travel inspired Cotswold wedding luxury
Wedding invitation gallery
Let's talk budgets

When it comes to wedding planning, everything always comes back to the budget

As with any bespoke service that varies in both quantities and finishes, it’s impossible for us to have a ‘price list’. Our bespoke design fee starts from £200, with print and production in addition to this. We encourage everyone to send us as detailed an enquiry as possible so we can draw up an initial indicative quote to give you a starting point. A framework to build upon if you will.

Most importantly, there won’t be any surprises, we keep costs transparent and should there be any additions or luxe extras you want to add as the design process goes on, we keep you in the loop so there’s nothing outstanding.

Save the dates

A6
350gsm card
x60
Bespoke design
No hot foiling or luxe extras

Budget £300+

Save the dates

A6
350gsm card
x60
Bespoke design
Hot foiling

Budget £450+

Invitations

5×7”
350gsm card
x60
Bespoke design
No hot foiling or luxe extras

Budget £500+

Invitations

5×7”
350gsm card
x60
Bespoke design
Hot foiling & lots of luxe extras

Budget £1300+
Sounds good so far?

We’d love nothing more than to be a part of your wedding day

Have an idea, a vision or none of that at all? Wondering if we can accommodate you? Questions about budgets?

What our couples think

Sometimes it’s better to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth

Striving for absolute perfection is our goal for our couples here at Retro Press & getting feedback is so important to us

"Just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for all the INCREDIBLE stationary we had at the wedding! You guys literally took my vision and made it a reality and everyone was complimenting it all day! The table plan, the weekend packs, the menus, the order or services it was honestly so beautiful to look at! "
"Retro Press were phenomenal! Despite a slightly short planning time frame they were able to design and create the most beautiful stationary for our wedding which beautifully matched our flower theme. The team were incredible to work with - great customer service and quality work!"
"Just wanted to say the biggest thank you Kate & Lauren- you have massively exceeded our expectations and I don’t know how you’ve managed to get something so perfect when we didn’t even really know what we wanted!"
Frequently asked questions

Any burning questions?

See our list of FAQs for what we get asked the most, but if you have a question that you don’t see an answer to, get in touch and we’ll be glad to help.

We personally wouldn’t recommend this. You want to avoid any awkwardness in case they’ve arranged time of work only to realise they are evening only… avoid that at all costs!

Yes we do… We embrace all types of design and understand that some people would like the more traditional style invite.

Absolutely! We have an abundance of past work in our archive so hopefully we’ll have a copy of what you want to see! A bespoke sample pack is £10 and you’ll get 3-4 samples within this. Hopefully the ones you want, but if we don’t have them, we’ll send the nearest to it.

Nope! Naturally, in printing, the higher the print run the cheaper the cost per unit, so the smaller the print run the more expensive it can seem. But that’s the nature of printing sadly. But if you need 5 invitations, we can do 5!

Sadly no we can’t, we don’t offer a print only service. Historically we have and it always ends up needing a lot of time taken for print set up and art work reconfiguration and more often than not would need to be started from scratch to have the best end result.

Mmmm not so easy to answer! So, a price depends on what you want, quantities, finishes, turnaround time, so many things, hence why we can’t give you a number. We have however tried to demonstrate a typical value of suites in the budget section of this page to act as a guide.

Order a Retro Press sample pack

£10

A collection of our favourite save the dates, invites and wedding stationery so you can see our best bits (and enjoy a little luxe wedding inspo).