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Wedding Invitation Addressing Guidelines

We love hearing from the brides and grooms we work with about the excitement, the happy tears and shrieks of joy that overcome them when they open a package from us. It’s often the moment when the reality of your big day approaching kicks in after seeing your name next to your fiance’s name printed on a wedding invitation. It’s one of the best parts of our job.

The next step though, can sometimes bring that joy to a halt when you realize you have a guest address list to organize and envelopes to address. Well, we’re here to help with that too!

Dauphine Press Advice on Addressing Wedding Invitations

First of all, there’s wedding etiquette in place to help you answer all of the tough questions you might have during the wedding planning and invitation addressing process. We love that you can always trust wedding etiquette and feel confident about the decisions you make with etiquette as your guide. But, we always suggest that you trust your instincts too. If something doesn’t sit right with you or you feel you have a special case – go with your heart and what feels right for you and your family.

OK, now to the good part! Here are our favorite sources for getting everything just right and feeling confident about putting your wedding invitations in the mail:

– The Crane & Co. Wedding Blue Book is a great source for traditional wedding etiquette and all of those helpful tips are online too!

– Here’s a great link for tips from the ever-helpful Emily Post.

– With tips for addressing and beyond, this Martha Stewart Weddings article is a great read!

– And of course, all of our retailers are a great resource too!

We feel that every step of the wedding planning process should be fun and enjoyable so we hope that these tips are helpful. Happy addressing!

Client Customization – Presidio Inspired Letterpress Save the Date Card

This charming save the date card is one of our favorite custom designs. The bride and groom went through every detail in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II and chose their favorite design elements, letterpress ink colors and format to create their very own version of our trifold save the date card.

Heavily inspired by our Presidio wedding invitation suite, incorporating multiple design elements as well as the letterpress ink color palette, the final design is one that will have guests thrilled to be invited to this destination wedding.  The custom teal, inviting sea glass green and golden saffron letterpress inks are perfectly layered to show off the destination map, handsome frames and graphic center panel that will ultimately display the couple’s engagement photo.

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It doesn’t get any more personal than this! And the best part? All of this custom design is included with your order, at no additional cost, when you design your wedding invitation suite through one of our exclusive retailers.

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: Savoy Brilliant White, 118# | Letterpress Inks: Sea Glass, Saffron and Custom | Inspiration: Presidio wedding invitation suite

Suite Spotlight – Princeton Foil Stamped Wedding Invitation

We love every one of our invitation designs equally, but with this round of new wedding invitation samples for our Custom Wedding Portfolio II we may have played favorites … we love the technique of using two layers of foil stamping on our last new design, Princeton. We hope you love it as much as we do!

An epic day deserves an equally glorious and captivating invitation. The Princeton wedding invitation suite is your perfect match with an abundance of sweet romance and the most opulent elements. Printed in both pearl and silver foil on a sweet die-cut card and paired with shimmery metallic envelope liner and response envelope, this suite is like a vintage piece of jewelry saved for the most extraordinary of events.

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We created our Custom Wedding Portfolio knowing that every couple we work with would like the opportunity to customize their wedding stationery. We love creating inspiration, like the Princeton wedding invitation suite, to show you how you can dream big like two layers of foil stamping and a diecut shape! Pairing your ideas with the elements in our Custom Wedding Portfolio, you’re sure to end up with a design that is unique to you and your wedding day. Best of all, it is also designed to be fun! We encourage you to scour our website {don’t forget to check out our Search By Style feature} and meet with the experts at your local Dauphine Press retailer to get their guidance and input.

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Suite Spotlight – Stone Harbor Letterpress Wedding Invitation

We’re excited to share the third brand new wedding invitation suite that we recently added to our Custom Wedding Portfolio II – Stone Harbor! For those of you that love details, this suite is the perfect starting point. It has layers of elements that can easily be swapped out for your favorite details to create a brand new look.

Our versatile Stone Harbor wedding invitation suite is all about texture. From the subtle blind chevron pattern printed behind the navy letterpress text, to the silver metallic rope pattern on the colored paper bellyband and the repeating nautical knot pattern on the decorative envelope liner, this suite has it all! We’ve chosen motifs and a color palette with a nautical feel, but this sophisticated suite could easily be customized with a monogram, palm motif and tropical color palette for an island affair.

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DESIGN DETAILS | Size: Classic | Paper: 118# Reich Savoy, Brilliant White | Ink: Blind Hit + Custom PMS | Motifs: Pattern-152, Monogram-61, Pattern-168 + Anchor-04 | Fonts: Urw Grotesk, Old Fashioned + Niagara Engraved | Upgrades: Indigo Colored Envelope,  Envelope Liner (color #54), Second Ink on Envelope

How would you customize Stone Harbor? Are you planning a nautical theme? Or looking to create something completely unique? We would love to see how you personalize this layered suite with your favorite design elements. Remember, we just added 90 new motifs, 20 new monograms and 63 new patterns so you have lots of gorgeous design elements to choose from. Contact your local Dauphine Press Exclusive Retailer to create your custom wedding stationery suite!

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Suite Spotlight – Stratford Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Last week we shared the first of four brand new suites added to our Custom Wedding Portfolio II. Today we’re looking at the inspiration behind our take on classic black and white! 

Elegance at its best, our Stratford wedding invitation incorporates a traditional font combination in jet black letterpress ink framed by a romantic, detailed damask pattern in a subtle varnish. The “icing on the cake” is the coordinating invitation envelope in a textured black linen with our white foil stamping on the decorative return address. With white calligraphy, this suite is sure to delight guests the second they receive the mail. This alluring design is ideal for the couple looking for a contemporary take on the black tie wedding.

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DESIGN DETAILS | Size: Grand | Paper: 236# Reich Savoy, Brilliant White | Ink: Black+ Varnish| Foil: White | Motifs: Frame-79 + Frame-81 | Fonts: Engravers Open, Cantabile + Eloquence Four | Upgrades: Black Linen Envelope, Silver Edge Painting, Foil Stamping on Envelope

Accompanying these designs is an update to our custom elements with 90 new motifs, 20 new monograms and 63 new patterns. Visit your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to see our new designs in person and start designing your wedding stationery today!

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