Show me your very formal wedding invitations!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

@crackktheskyy:  Commenting to follow! I’d like to see this as well..

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I did not have a black tie wedding (lol, definitely not) but I think letterpress invites are the most lovely and formal.

Like this:

Or this:

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@crackktheskyy:  I just typed “letterpress wedding invitations” into Pinterest! You could try Google image searching these to see if you can find the original vendor.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We had a black tie wedding. We went with William Arthur for all of our paper goods for a cohesive look. I liked the extra weight of their paper and the gilt edges.

 

Invites:

 

 

Program/Dinner Menu:

 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Mine will be extra thick white cotton paper with black letterpress in a simple yet elegant and traditional design (and all my other paper goods), very high quality.  Paper was very important to me 🙂 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The most classic and formal wedding invitation is folded wedding sheet that has been engraved.  I used to sell wedding invitations and loved Crane’s.  Letterpress has become much trendier these days, but both are nice.  I used letterpress and gold foil printing for my invitation.

 

Post # 13
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Worker bee

I designed and letterpressed my own very formal invitations!  I love how they turned out and it wasn’t too hard. 

Good luck finding inspiration for your own invitations!

 

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I don’t have an invitation to show you, but my sister had a blactie wedding and she did black damask over a pearlescent paper and they were simply stunning! Not a single person showed up in anything less than blacktie formalwear!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I know this thread is 9 months old, but I’m in invitation mode and I recognize many of you as active posters.

Are the pocket folders more or less formal?  I generally understand that most formal is thicker white/ecru paper with black engraving, hand caligraphered inner and outer envelopes, separate reception cards, etc, but what about the organization inside the envelope?  organized in a pocket folder or loose for greater formality?

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