The making of an invitation

We have already talked about the importance of selecting the right invitation for your wedding and the process of placing an order with us. I thought it might be of interest to show you the making of an invitation from start to finish to give you an insight into the various stages of production.

While we are working on the layout and design of the inside of the invitation, many things are still happening. We like to have everything prepared, ready to assemble so this means that any embellishment that is going to be used is cut to size or made. For this design, we required metallic pebble paper cut to size, swing tags with the couple’s names and wedding date, strips of white ribbon and white bows tied to size.

Metallic Pebble Paper cut to size

Swing Tags featuring the couple's names and wedding date


ribbon cut to lengths and tied in bows


Once the layout has been approved and the client has sent the guest list through, printing begins. The first step is simple – printing our website on the back of the invitations. There is no better form of advertising that your product itself and when it has the potential to reach 100+ people for the majority of weddings, it is the easiest way to get your name out there.

website printed on the back of the invitation

The next step is usually to print the text on the inside of the invitation. For this design though, the client requested an insert. These are printed and cut to size.

Text printed on cards

Everything is now ready for assembly. The first step is to stick the insert into the invitation.

Inside the invitation

Now we work on the front cover design. The metallic pebble paper goes down first.

Metallic Pebble paper

Followed by the strip of white ribbon.

White ribbon band attached

The swing tag is then positioned and stuck down.

Swing Tag in position

The final touch is the bow.

The completed invitation

My work is done!


The last step is to stick all the address labels to the front of the envelopes and then we wrap everything up to keep them pristine and package them ready for collection.

Addressed envelopes ready for postage

Even though this was a relatively simple design, there were still so many steps involved from start to finish. Depending on the number of imvitations needed, it is easy to understand why stationers require weeks to complete a job. This process is then repeated if the client has ordered matching accessories such as menus, place cards and thank you cards.

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