Becky's Brides is a Birmingham, Alabama based wedding planning studio creating joyful weddings full of Southern hospitality. Thanks for stopping by.
When it comes to printing your wedding invitations, there are several routes you could take. The question is: which one is the right fit for your style and your budget. Your invitation suite is the first thing your guests see about your wedding, so you want to make sure you are making the right statement! Today, we are going to break down the most popular print options and, hopefully help you decide which option is right for you!
The great thing about digital printing is that it is the most cost effective option out there (beyond printing at home on your own personal computer which is a huge no-no in the wedding invitation world). With digital printing you are able to get high resolution printing with vivid coloring, and this process works on flat to semi-textured paper. If you are looking for gorgeous artwork at a lower cost, this is the option for you. Digital printing is what most of the watercolor style invitations are that you are seeing so frequently these days. We love a pop of color in a wedding invitation, so digital printing is one of our favorite options!
Think of letterpress as printing the imprints of an old-fashioned typewriter. When you run your gorgeously manicured fingers across the lettering, you will be able to slightly feel the raised imprint on the paper. You will also be able to see raised lettering from the back of the invitation. Letterpress brings a more traditional element to your wedding paper suite. This print works great on a deeper textured paper, where a typical digital print wouldn’t adhere. With letterpress, you will have fewer design options than you would with digital printing, but will get an amazing outcome, nonetheless. This option is more expensive than digital, but it is definitely gorgeous in its own right.
Foil Printing, or (as some call it) Foil Stamping, is a gorgeous way to leave your mark on your wedding paper suite. If you want to make a bold statement, this is the option for you. A huge difference in foil printing is this process doesn’t use ink. When you choose foil printing, you will get a design that is made from sheets of metallic foil versus typical ink processes. There are options to have some digital printing with foil overlays which are great ways to bring the WOW factor. Foil printing is the more luxurious choice and comes with the highest cost per invitation. Foil printing gives us ALL the heart eyes!