Bellyband
The bellyband wraps around all of the invitation pieces; holding together the invitation, RSVP, and extra information card making it easy to place inside the envelope and creating a cohesive and unified look. The standard collection size of our bellyband’s is 10.75” x 1.75”, however, with custom designs the width can change.

Calligraphy
This is hand lettering done by someone with a very skilled hand. It’s one of our favourite ways to address envelopes, and write the names on your escort cards.

Emblem
An emblem is a lot like a logo for the couple. There are examples of these in both the custom and collection pages of our site. A lot of brides and grooms will get rubber stamps or embossers made with their emblem to use on other pieces at their wedding. ie. napkins, menus, programs, coat check tags, favors, etc. It’s a great way of creating a cohesive look throughout your entire day.

Embossing / Embosser
This is a printing technique that creates a 3-D design by pressing paper between two metal moulds. It’s possible to use this technique in your invitation suite. Or we can have a small embosser made of your emblem or return address to use throughout your wedding and on your envelopes.

Envelope Liner
You can have coloured or patterned paper adhered to the inside of your envelope.

Escort Card
An escort card tells your guests where to sit. There are two ways of doing these. You can have cards at your reception with each guests name and their table number on them. So they would take these cards to their table and choose a seat at that table. A place card is already sitting on the table, so your guest would sit at that assigned spot.

Extra Info Card
This piece explains all the details you want your guests to know, but don’t want to include on your invitation. Typically it includes directions to the ceremony and reception locations, and hotel information. If your wedding is out of town, it can also include an itinerary or other activities planned during the week or weekend of your wedding.

Invitation
The main event! Your invitation should include who is inviting the guests (parents, or the couple), what you are celebrating (the best-day-ever!!), and then location and start times of the ceremony and reception. If there’s anything else you would like on there, please let us know! Your invitations don’t need to be sent out until around 6 to 8 weeks before your wedding. If you haven’t asked people to save the date, then you will want to send your invitations out sooner.

Letterpress
A printing process that takes blocks or plates of the invitation designs, inks them, and presses them directly into the paper. It is created on cotton paper and creates a beautiful embossed feel.

Menu
If you are having a plated meal, we suggest having a menu for your guests so they can see what will be served, and make a choice if that’s an option available to them. If you intend on having a buffet instead, and would still like your guests to know their choices, we can do a large one at the buffet table, or small cards that indicate what is offered.

Placemats
A placemat is a really great way of indicating where you would like your guests to sit at the table. This is especially useful if you don’t have any plates on the table prior to the meal. It’s also a great way to carry your stationery style to your wedding day and create a cohesive look.

Postage
There’s a variety of postage options at the post office, and they are always changing per the season. There’s lots of options, and maybe one that will work really well with the style of your invitations. If you aren’t happy with the options available, we can design custom postage.

Program
The program is what you would see at the ceremony. There is a variety of information that couples like to include on this. Typically the order of events, the names of the wedding party and parents, any readings or song choices you’ve included in the ceremony, and/or a thank you message to your guests. We can make these single or double sided if extra space is required.

Return Address
On your invitation, save the date, and thank you cards, your return address should be on the back of the envelope. Either printed, written, stamped or embossed into the flap, or on the bottom with a mailing label.

Rsvp
Need to know who is coming and who they are bringing? This is the way to do it! All these should include is the date you’d like responses by and the names of the guests invited. Not sure when you need to have your rsvp’s returned? Your venue will usually need to know exact numbers 2 to 3 weeks before your date, but check with them to be sure.

Save the Date
The save the dates can be really simple. Date and location is all that is really necessary. Typically we like to suggest sending them out 6 to 8 months in advance. However, it really depends how many guests you have travelling from out of town, and how soon in advance they need to make travel and hotel arrangements.

Table Numbers
Table numbers indicate which table is which. They are most commonly seen as numbers, but if you wanted to get creative, you could name the tables after dates you’ve been on, countries you’ve travelled to, or something else meaningful to you as a couple.

Wax Seal
A stick of wax is heated so it melts and drops a small amount of wax on your envelopes. We press a metal mould into the wax and it hardens around it to seal your envelopes. The wax comes in a variety of colours.