Which wedding invitation card to choose

What sort of cards do you want on your wedding?

Save the date - cards

are not official invitations but very important in terms of making sure your guests have marked that date in their diary for you. They are especially important if you are planning a destination wedding or a mid-week wedding, or if you have a lot of guests who will be travelling for the occasion.

Invitation cards

This piece of papery joy is what asks your nearest and dearest to attend your wedding ceremony and possibly the reception too. It contains the final times, dates and locations for the event itself.

RSVP cards

are valuable as they not only provide you with a headcount of attendees but they can also gather up additional information about your guests: dietary requirements, accommodation preferences, whether they’ll need a shuttle to the reception, what song they’d love to hear – anything! If guests are to send the RSVP card back to you, remember to include a stamped envelope for your guests’ convenience.

Why to choose our invitation cards?

We offer unique and elegant designs coupled with cutting edge technology and superb attention to detail, we are in constant pursuit of creating special memories for Australian couples.

​With over 20 years of experience in combining elements and finishing process to deliver only the best and most appropriate invitations that we hope will make your special event even more special.

Award winning designs

Working with highly creative designers who are experienced in the art of creating elegant engagement invitations that will embrace the spirit of your special occasion. From a large variety of themed, hand-picked selections you are sure to find a design that will best reflect your wedding theme and personality.

Our wide range of highest quality paper textures and special finishes such as ribbons, hand- made materials and elements will add that special touch to make your wedding invite even more special.

Using the latest technology in paper crafting, utilizing variety of techniques you can choose from laser die-cutting, embossing, engraving, foiling and many more.

Deciding upon your wedding invitation printing technique is no easy feat. Printing options are vast and with so many possibilities it can be difficult to whittle down your options. Wedding invitations bridge the gap between you and your guests, so the message they portray is of high importance. Each of the various printing methods conveys a different sentiment; traditional or cutting-edge, sophisticated or fun, formal or casual, extravagant or elegant.

Although the range of printing techniques is seemingly endless, there are four clear leaders in terms of wedding invitations; letterpress, hot foil stamping, digital (“flat printing”) and laser-cut. What are they, what are the differences, and which is the right style for you? Not only do you need to consider the aesthetics of each printing technique but also the paper type it dictates you use, the design limitations you may have, and of course the dent it will make in your wallet.

Letterpress

is the oldest traditional printing technique, dating back to the fifteenth century. However, over the past couple of years Letterpress has taken over the modern market and has fast become the go-to printing option for high-end stationery. Running your hand over the paper, you will feel the indented design below the surface. The indentation method lends itself well to thick, high quality paper that can withstand the pressure of the printing process. Letterpress printing is a classic style that proposes tradition, sophistication and opulence.

All this luxury comes with a higher-than-average price tag, as you are essentially creating your own unique stamp with the custom polymer plate. Letterpress Wedding Invitations look best on unusual textured paper which is another fee to factor in. It requires soft, thick card stock like cotton fibre or bamboo. This is because the precise patterns and lines won’t imprint well on thinner material. Letterpress is certainly not the cheapest option, but arguably the one that will leave the most enduring impression.

Letterpress is about timelessness – far from a fad or a fleeting trend, your letterpress wedding invitation will impress your guests with grandeur. Letterpress wedding invitations have been in the limelight lately as they exhibit quality in an old-style without being old-fashioned. Letterpress is an art in itself and requires a high level of skill. This ensures that your wedding invitation will be treasured forever.

Hot foil stamping

is a unique process that uses solid, metallic colours and creates a slight impression onto paper. You will see a shimmery indentation in the form of your design. Although nothing says ultra-elegance like gold foil, there is no shortage of other shades to choose from; silver, white, copper, black, pink, purple… Like Letterpress, foil wedding invitations require a heavy, high-quality paper to withstand the indentation of the print. It is an ideal printing method to use if you want to impress your guests with luxury, indulgence and elegance. Foil stamping appears to be a pretty extravagant printing method – all the connotations surrounding gold foil make us think of gold leaf, royalty and wealth. Combine this with contemporary design and you have a wedding invitation to remember.

This particular method appears to be extremely creative and a little different from ordinary matte design. Metallic foils have a shiny, lustrous finish that catch the eye and won’t fail to impress your guests. Foil stamping also lends itself well to a blank canvas – simple gold lettering on white paper works a treat. The method complements a luxe, romantic wedding.

Laser-cut

wedding invitations is a trend that has become massively popular over the past couple of years. Rather than featuring ink as the main design element, laser-cut produces paper with intricate motifs cut right in, ink-free! This high-tech skill can also be applied to other materials.

Typically used in the manufacturing industry, the practice of laser-cutting has leaked into the stationery industry and become extremely desirable. Far from an easy DIY job, designers now employ a technological method that uses a laser to cut and etch shapes into various materials. Laser paper cutting machines not only cut paper but can engrave logos or pictures into thicker substances.

The cost is entirely dependent on the design – the more detailed the design, the more time it takes to cut and therefore the dearer it will be. The most remarkable laser-cut wedding invitations are certainly the most detailed, so therefore this is not a very cost effective option. If you’re having an intimate wedding however, laser-cut wedding invitations would certainly reiterate the ‘quality not quantity’ approach.

For more images visit our website or see samples in our showroom. The price varies based on the amount, please send us your enquiry to info@cherryphotography.com.au

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