custom stationery

 

At the heart of it, we believe in creating work that speaks to our clients' souls, letting their hopes and dreams for the future—who they are and who they aspire to be—live and breathe on the pages of their wedding stationery. Our custom stationery is created to do just that. Through the design process, we'll not only discuss the vision for your wedding, but the vision you have for your life.

 

Fine art, old-world inspired custom stationery. Light and wispy calligraphy and botanicals, venue illustration, organic, neutral, wedding invitations by Caitlin O'Bryant Design.
Spring wedding invitations with floral and venue illustrations and calligraphy. Vintage postage, calligraphy addressing, and lush, luxury design. Photo by Julie Paisley. Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design.
Modern and minimalistic custom stationery. Modern typography wedding invitations. Peach coral wedding invitations. Minimalistic design wedding. Handmade paper wedding stationery. Designed by Caitlin O'Bryant Design.
 

timelines and investment

 

All custom stationery projects require a minimum investment of $2500. The average custom stationery client spends between $3500 and $7000 between save the dates, invitations, and day-of stationery. We take a 50% deposit upon signing of the contract, with the final payment due upon project completion. From initial sketches to assembly and final delivery, our custom stationery process typically takes 12–15 weeks.

 
 

our process

 

01. initial conversation

We'll start by getting to know you and your wedding a bit better. Our inquiry form asks some basic questions, and we like to follow that up with a broader discussion about you and your partner, what you value, and the direction you see your wedding and life heading. When we have a strong sense of the direction we should go, we'll put together a proposed quote, including a mood board and outline of the materials and design choices we think will work best for your stationery.

02: Contract and deposit

Once you decide to book with us, we'll send over a contract and invoice. We ask for a 50% deposit to be paid upon signing the contract. After these steps are complete, it's time for your stationery to be brought to life! 

03: refining the design

The sketches in the proposal act as a starting place for the final design, so we will have a discussion about what you like and dislike, and where you see the design heading. When the sketch is refined to a place you love, we'll create the final artwork, calligraphy, and layout. Before everything is sent to print, we will email you a digital proof, so you can confirm all details look correct. 

04: printing and assembly

While the stationery is being printed, we move the focus to addressing envelopes and preparing finishing touches. When the invitations are printed, we assemble everything together. Once all this is complete, the final payment is due before your pieces are shipped.

 
 

printing methods

Digital Printing

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.

Letterpress Printing

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.

Foil Printing

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 choices

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.

 

embellishment options

Calligraphy Addressing by Caitlin O'Bryant Design

CALLIGRAPHY ADDRESSING

Calligraphy is the most refined and sophisticated option for stationery addressing, elevating your stationery to a new level of elegance. Caitlin personally writes all calligraphy by hand on each envelope.

View our calligraphy addressing page for pricing

Digitally printed addressing and vintage postage on fine art minimalistic wedding stationery

DIGITAL ADDRESSING

Digitally printed addressing is a more affordable option for couples with tighter budgets. The print allows for uniformity from invitation to envelope, and still communicates thoughtful attention to guests.

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Wax seals on luxury wedding stationery

WAX SEALS

Used either on the outer envelope, or to seal thread, ribbon or a vellum wrap around the invitation suite, wax seals are a classic and elegant touch to stationery.

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Ribbon, Thread and Vellum Wraps for bespoke wedding stationery

RIBBON, THREAD AND VELLUM WRAPS

Tie the whole suite together in either ribbon, thread, or a printed vellum wrap for cohesive and elegant packaging.

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Custom illustrated envelope liner

ENVELOPE LINERS

Envelope liners create a more luxurious envelope, and are a great place to continue themes from the invitation. 

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Vintage postage and calligraphy addressing for fine art custom wedding invitations on handmade paper

VINTAGE POSTAGE

Use a curated set of vintage postage to add an elegant and artful touch to the envelope.

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