collection design guide

 

Your guide to ordering semi-custom wedding stationery from our collection, including information on pricing, customization options, embellishments, order timelines and process.

 

customization options

Laurel Semi-Custom Wedding Invitation by Caitlin O'Bryant Design.

fixed features

General Layout

Card Size and Orientation

Artwork

Font

Customization options for our semi-custom wedding stationery collection. Caitlin O'Bryant Design fine art wedding invitations and calligraphy

customizable features

Wording

Printing Method and Color

Paper Choice and Color

Envelope Color

Embellishments

Envelope calligraphy addressing by Caitlin O'Bryant Design

optional embellishments

Calligraphy Addressing

Printed Addressing

Envelope Liners

Illustrated Vellum Wraps

Ribbon or Thread

Wax Seals

 

printing methods

Fine Art Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design.

digital printing | $

While digital printing is the most affordable option, it’s also the most flexible option. Digital is great for printing texture, highly detailed illustrations, multiple colors, and works on a wide range of papers.

Fine Art Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design.

Letterpress Printing | $$

Letterpress uses an inked, raised plate with the design to press into each sheet paper individually. This process leaves an impression of the design in the paper. Letterpress also allows for custom mixed inks.

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foil printing | $$$

Foil printing uses a raised plate with the design, similar to letterpress. However, instead of ink, metallic foil is used. The result is a beautiful metallic print of your design pressed into the paper.

 

paper options

Matte Cardstock

matte cardstock | $

A high quality, thick paper that comes in a wide variety of colors, including white, cream, grays, and blush.

Used for digital printing.

Crane's Lettra

crane’s lettra | $$

A classic cotton paper that takes a beautiful impression from letterpress. Available in pure and natural white. 

Used for digital, letterpress and foil printing.

Handmade Paper

handmade paper | $$$

Handmade paper comes in many varieties. Our standard is a white cotton paper with gorgeous deckle edges. 

Used for letterpress and digital printing.

 

Calligraphy Styles

Antiqua Calligraphy Style by Caitlin O'Bryant Design

antiqua calligraphy

Soft, delicate and romantic, our signature Antiqua style is the essence of fine art, blending old-world charm with contemporary refinement.

 
Caroline Calligraphy Style by Caitlin O'Bryant Design

caroline calligraphy

Caroline uses her clean control and thoughtful flourishes to create an overall sense of whimsy and finesse.

 
Petra Calligraphy Style

petra calligraphy

Designed to compliment a minimal, modern aesthetic, Petra is clean and polished, with just the right amount of flourish and space for a breezy, light feel.

 
Opal Calligraphy Style

opal calligraphy

Inspired by vintage handwriting and the age of letters, our Opal style brings heart, charm, and character to every letter for a sense of genuine elegance.

 
 

timelines & investment

 

From design to assembly and final delivery, our suites from our collection typically take 6–12 weeks to produce, depending on printing method and embellishments. We recommend booking around eleven months before your wedding date for save the dates, and five months before for invitations.

The investment for semi-custom suites begins at $575. The average semi-custom client spends between $1000 and $2000, including embellishments like wax seals, ribbons, and addressing.

 
 

our process

 

01. purchase through shop

Start by choosing the design and suite size that best fits your needs. Select your quantity, paper choice, and printing method, and add to cart. A form will pop up, asking for some basic information for your invitations, including names of the couple, host names, venue name, etc. Fill this form out, and complete your purchase. We will email you either same or next business day to confirm details and allow you to add on any embellishments or addressing you’d like. If you choose to add anything, we’ll send you an invoice for the remaining amount.

02. design and proof

Once we have all the necessary information, we will design your suite and send over an initial proof within five business days. One round of minor revision is included, if necessary. Additional rounds of revision cost $100 each. In proofs, we ask that you double-check spelling and information for any errors, and confirm everything looks correct. Once it does, you will sign off, and we will send your files to print!

03. embellishments and assembly

When your files are at the printer, we will begin to prepare any embellishments or addressing you’ve ordered. Once your pieces are printed, we will assemble everything together and ship your stationery to you!