Floral Wedding Invitations
Thank you for visiting Eden Invitations! As our name suggests, we have a love for the beauty and goodness found in nature. As well, we also love letterpress, and sharing the beautiful aesthetic of it with each of our clients.
We use Crane’s Lettra 100% cotton papers as well as soy-based inks and various dried flowers, including dried lavender. Each piece is printed on an antique Chandler & Price letterpress and pressed flowers are then applied individually by hand.
If you would like to see them for yourself, wedding invitation samples are available for purchase in our Etsy store. Designs can also be customized for bridal showers, baby showers, quinceañeras and bat mitzvahs. We enjoy creating beautiful things and hope we can do that for you!
Who We Are
Eden Invitations is a design and letterpress studio with a love for modern floral wedding invitations. We specialize in fine handmade letterpress invitation printing for weddings, celebrations and other occasions. Our creations are made using 100% cotton tree-free paper, soy-based inks and low-Volatile Organic Compound cleaners.
We first started creating letterpress invites for wedding events in 2006 and continue to print a limited number of orders each year on our hand-fed, vintage Chandler & Price press. Since then, our business and love for it has grown, however we still retain our small size and personal customer service. We invite you and hope that you will also share our love for letterpress!
Letterpress is a printing process dating back centuries and is often used today for wedding invitation printing and other fine stationery. This process, known as relief printing, uses ink applied to a raised surface to impress a graphic design into paper. The result is a richly textured impression that gives letterpress its distinctive appearance - making an impression of its own.
Since relief printing is a centuries-old art form created on century-old presses, each piece is going to have its own unique and subtle character. There will be slight variations in impression, ink color and especially in the pressed flowers we use. These variations are part of what gives letterpress its distinct beauty.
All of our flower invitations and enclosures are printed on Crane's Lettra 100% cotton paper with coordinating envelopes, matching font types and ink colors.
INVITATION ADDRESS ETIQUETTE
As you write out your guest list, keep in mind the following guidelines of good wedding invitation etiquette. For mailing and return addresses, all words and any numbers less than twenty should be spelled out, such as "Post Office Box" or "Eleven Pinewood Court." Though some abbreviations (Mr., Ms., Jr., etc.) are acceptable, specific etiquette should be used for social and professional titles. If you desire a more personal style, you may want to address guests by their first names. Since it can take some time to compile your list, be sure to start early to give yourself plenty of time.
The task of addressing invitation envelopes is traditionally done by hand. Having a calligrapher address them can add a distinct elegance to your stationery, however, you'll want to be sure to do your homework before you choose who to hire. The calligrapher will need your order and completed address list a few weeks before you plan to mail them. You may also have them inscribe place cards or any other personalized items you might need.
Complement the style of your occasion by using themed or vintage stamps. Themes such as love, flowers or those found on various collectible stamps can be a nice addition to your invites. Once your completed invite ensemble is ready to mail, be sure to weigh it along with any enclosures to make sure you're not under or overpaying for postage.
You may request to have the post office hand cancel your invites. Having this done can add a more personal touch to your guest correspondence as well as help prevent any unwanted barcode markings or damage that machines may cause. There is usually no extra charge, but be sure to contact the post office that will be canceling them to confirm and ask whether or not they provide this service.
Have your stationery imprinted with a romantic postmark from one of the towns listed. To have them postmarked, just ship your box of stamped, addressed invites to the post office of your choice. Address the first line of the package to "Postmaster" followed by the city, state and zip code on the lines below. Also, be sure to include a detailed note with your request to have them postmarked accordingly.
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