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Custom Letterpress Lace Wedding Invitation

Lace is such a classic and romantic wedding element. We’re thrilled to see it making a resurgence in wedding decor these days! We recently added a bundle of new lace motif design elements to our design library and we love that this couple took full advantage of that! With a different portion of lace on each card, the overall look is high on design and personality!


We love the fine details here with the lace on the belly band that wraps all of the invitation cards together, the lace around the return address on the invitation envelope that alerts guests at first glance to this sure-to-be-gorgeous event and the overall color palette of shell and copper. What a beautiful custom design for this couple! If you would like to create your own custom wedding invitation, visit your local exclusive retailer to select your favorite elements today!

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: Savoy Natural White, 118# | Letterpress Inks: Shell and Copper | Inspiration: Lacie wedding invitation suite

Designer’s Inspiration {Calligraphy Font}

Calligraphy font for wedding invitations

We see a lot of fonts and scripts while designing wedding invitations each day. It takes a special font to sweep us off our feet! Today’s link is to a new script font that is based on calligraphy by one of our favorite calligraphers, Kathy Milici of 24 Karat Designs. Kathy teamed up with font designer Alejandro Paul on the creation of the new Gratitude Script font. We are so excited for them – and our clients who will be able to incorporate this exquisite font with an overall classic feel paired with whimsical glyphs and ornamental details on their wedding invitations.

We love the name of the font too, Gratitude. We see so much gratitude from the brides and grooms we have the honor to work with. We love the story behind the creation of Gratitude Script, which reminds us to be grateful for all of the big things {like marriages and weddings!} and little things {like how gorgeous all of those thin and thick lines will look when letterpress printed!} in our lives. Beautiful!

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!

Spring Promotion 2015 – 10% Off Wedding Invitations


We’re excited to announce the details of our Spring 2015 Promotion! Visit one of our Dauphine Press Exclusive Retailers and place your letterpress and/or foil stamped wedding invitation suite order before the end of July and you will receive 10% off!

The fine details: Offer valid through July 31, 2015 | Discount applies to printed pieces only, envelope liners and embellishments not included | Retailers must note promo code on order form: 10OFF2015 | Applies to orders placed on or after May 9, 2015 | Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts


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