Classic Wedding Invitations Stand the Test of Time

Are you the type of bride who wants wedding invitations you’ll cherish for decades to come? Choosing a classic design might be for you. Classic wedding stationery remains a favorite choice for many brides because it’s always in style.

Features of Classic Wedding Invitation Design

4 key characteristics of classic wedding invitation design are evident in our Classic I wedding stationery collection, and include:

FORMAL WORDING ETIQUETTE

classic-wedding-invitation-wordingClassic style is instantly recognizable when a wedding invitation follows more traditional wording. While etiquette is ever evolving, choosing a traditional format remains a timeless choice.

NEUTRAL COLOR PALETTES

classic-wedding-invitation-designClassic wedding invitations tend to use color with more restraint, but neutral doesn’t mean boring. Put a twist on classic color palettes with embellishments that pop or add on-trend shimmer like we’ve done here in ‘Regal‘ with layers and linings in anthracite and gold.

CLASSIC TYPOGRAPHY

classic-wedding-save-the-dateClassic typography is usually centered and symmetrical, favoring balance, as well as serif and script-style typefaces.This classic Save-the-Date from ‘Unity‘ beautifully highlights the stunning quality of a classic typeface engraved in ecru on black paper.

MINIMAL PATTERN & ARTWORK

classic-wedding-invitationsWithout overt illustration and artwork, classic design can still convey a theme through well-placed motifs and minimal pattern.  In ‘Maritime‘, the sophisticated tone of a classic coastal wedding is evident from an understated yet elegant engraved shell motif as well as the use of navy and gold.

Classic Wedding Invitations: Timeless Suites Highlight Craftsmanship

All of Kleinfeld Paper’s wedding invitations pay close attention to fine printing with exquisite papers. Applying a mix of specialty processes—engraving, letterpress, foil stamping, thermography, blind embossing, to name just a few—adds sophistication and luster to design elements, with a steady eye on luxurious craftsmanship. No matter what your style, you’ll have plenty of designs to choose from. When you shop in store with a Kleinfeld Paper retail partner, you’ll also have great flexibility to customize paper, printing, colors, and other embellishments to get just the look you want.

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How to Assemble Your Wedding Invitations

Wedding invitations properly addressed and expertly assembled leave no doubt that you’re taking extra care towards making your big day so special. Here’s a handy guide for assembling your invitations and proper placement inside their envelopes:

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  1. OUTER ENVELOPE – Also known as the mailing envelope, it protects your beautiful invitation, as it is the envelope that gets sealed and stamped. A return address can be pre-printed on the back flap, and lining is optional. Address this envelope formally, preferably in professional calligraphy or with pre-printed guest addressing.
  2. INNER ENVELOPE – This envelope is optional and doesn’t require a mailing address, but each guest’s name should be calligraphed or printed on the face of the envelope. Insert the inner envelope face up into the outer envelope, unsealed.
  3. INVITATION – The invitation is inserted into the inner envelope (or mailing envelope if no inner envelope) with text facing up. Vertical cards are typically turned so the top of the card is on the left.
  4. ENCLOSURE CARD(S) – Additional enclosure cards get stacked from largest on bottom to smallest on top with text facing up.
  5. RESPONSE SET – The response card is tucked text facing up under the flap of its envelope, which is pre-addressed and stamped. Response postcards and online response cards don’t need envelopes.

Optional embellishments like layers, envelope linings, belly bands and ribbons come already assembled, unless otherwise requested.

Customize Your Wedding Invitations

Our retail partners are as passionate as we are about making your wedding invitations perfect for you. When you shop Kleinfeld Paper in person, you’ll enjoy more customization options, expert etiquette guidance, and personalized customer service.

 

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Get the Look: Alteration to ‘City Lights’ Wedding Invitation

There’s a lot to love about this handsome design from our ‘City Lights’ wedding invitation suite, part of the new Modern wedding stationery collection. In this alteration, we simply changed the paper color and skyline. How would you alter yours?

modern-wedding-invitationInvitation by Kleinfeld Paper || Newlyweds by Bisous Events via Style Me Pretty || Ring by Plenty to Declare via 100 Layer Cake || Cake from Green Wedding Shoes || Shoes from Sposto Photography via Style Me Pretty

The appealing urban tone of this wedding invitation design is elegantly rendered in matte silver foil on navy paper. We kept the sophisticated mixed modern typography and changed the skyline for Toronto, Canada, on the invitation. That same city skyline motif can be used again on other wedding stationery pieces, as shown in the original suite, such as place cards and in the return address on coordinating correspondence cards. Choosing from our growing menu of city skyscape motifs is a wonderful custom detail to consider for your own city wedding venue!

Wedding Invitation Alterations

This sophisticated urban look was achieved with 3 simple alterations to the ‘City Lights’ wedding invitation design:

  • Switched paper from grey to navy
  • Changed the skyline motif for Toronto
  • Chose a coordinating silver envelope lining

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Create Your Own Wedding Day Look

At Kleinfeld Paper, our menu of embellishment options offers limitless ways for you to customize any wedding invitation design for a special look that works for both your personal style and budget. The best way to find out about all your options is with the knowledgeable expertise of one of our fine retail stationery partners.

Bookmark this Blog for more inspiring Alterations in this ongoing series, and find more inspiration from previous Alterations on Pinterest.

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Friday Feature: ‘Meadow’ Modern Wedding Invitation Suite

Today’s featured modern wedding invitation design, ‘Meadow,’ is a study in contrast, with a fresh and contemporary take on a dashing floral look. See for yourself up close …

Meadow_01 Meadow_02 Meadow_03 Meadow_04 Meadow_05 Meadow_06 Meadow_07Eugenia Couture Gown via Kleinfeld Bridal || Shoes by Rebecca Yale Photography via Style Me Pretty || Groom by Jill Thomas via Grey Likes Weddings || Centerpiece by Maya Myers Photography via Style Me Pretty || Ring by Erich McVey Photography via Style Me Pretty

Big and bold art and typography play against a diminutive typeface in letterpress on soft cotton paper, giving this contemporary suite a textural, rustic quality. The wild-flower botanicals in green and yellow make a splash in different ways—on the backer of the invitation, on the envelope lining of the save-the-date, on the bridal shower invitation, and in a thin frame on the reception menu. Bold calligraphic script on the save-the-date is met by all-lowercase text on the invitation, both balanced by the energetic pop of color from their floral embellishments.

Customize Your Modern Wedding Invitation Suite

Love the look of this invitation but maybe in different colors? Change the typeface, change the paper, add a layer or pocket, and more. Shop in-store to see this suite (and others) in person, and get expert guidance on the most complete selection of printing and customization options. Find a trusted Kleinfeld Paper stationery retail partner near you!

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It’s All in the Details: Flush Mounted Wedding Stationery

Want to take your wedding invitations from plush to flush?

flush-mounting-wedding-stationeryFlush mounting wedding stationery at Kleinfeld Paper is an embellishment option available exclusively through retail partner stores that adds thickness to paper for wedding invitations and other pieces. Multiple plies of paper are fused seamlessly together for an ultra-plush look that guests can feel when they hold it in their hands.

flush-mounting-wedding-stationeryWhile flush mounting makes a style statement all by itself, it’s also a beautiful way to accentuate other embellishments like edge painting (above in copper, below in silver) and diecuts.

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Here’s a few other things you might like to know about flush mounting for wedding stationery:

  • How is it done? We fuse multiple plies (sheets) of paper together and trim the edges so they are perfectly flush.
  • What kind of paper can be flush mounted? We can flush mount any paper, but we recommend choosing a thicker stock for a more noticeable result.
  • How long does it take? Typically this process adds an additional 1-2 days to normal turnaround times. Your wedding stationery consultant can provide more details.
  • Is it available for die-cut shapes? Yes.
  • Is it available for any stationery? Yes, we can flush mount any of our standard size flat cards.

Customize Your Wedding Stationery

Our retailers are as passionate as we are about making your wedding invitations perfect for you. Find one of our stationery partners near you, and book a complementary consultation. When you shop Kleinfeld Paper in person, you’ll enjoy more customization options, expert etiquette guidance, and personalized customer service.

 

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Wedding Stationery Style at any Budget: ‘Unconditionally’ Alterations

At Kleinfeld Paper, we’re all about choices. When you shop with one of our wedding stationery retailers, you’ll have extraordinary flexibility to customize your wedding invitation suite to your taste AND your budget.  Choose different print, paper, and embellishments to get you the look you love at a price you can afford. Take a moment to see how the alterations below change the pricing of this wedding invitation suite:

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Unconditionally,’ wedding invitation suite from the Romantic collection, showing different choices in paper, printing, embellishments, envelopes, and enclosures that change the pricing.

The design doesn’t change, but the pricing does!

We make it easy to customize your favorite wedding invitation design based on what matters most to you. For example, ‘Unconditionally’ seen above, is shown in store with ‘Premium Options,’ including engraving on plush paper, edge painting, bellyband, and even guest addressing.

The alteration with ‘Moderate Options’ shows the same stunning look but in thermography, a more economical printing alternative to engraving. Different choices in paper and embellishments change the pricing further. The third alteration with ‘Basic Options’ retains the gorgeous design, but digital printing, different embellishments, and fewer enclosures  make it more economical for smaller budgets.

Customize Your Wedding Statonery Look for Your Budget

It helps to know what affects the cost of wedding invitations. It’s even better knowing you can change pretty much anything to customize the design you love within your budget. Each of these alterations showed how pricing changes with different choices in paper, printing, embellishments, envelopes, and enclosures. Kleinfeld Paper’s philosophy is simple – when your starting point is beautiful design, flawless printing, and exquisite papers, the result will be nothing short of perfection! Our retailers can help you make the the right decisions that work best for you.

 

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Perfect Pair Round-up: 4 Wedding Invitations with Designer Dresses

Check out the latest round of ‘Perfect Pairs’, featuring a mix of wedding invitations and designer dresses from Kleinfeld Bridal. Do you see a match perfect for your wedding day look?

Casual Classic

classic-wedding-invitationsA fresh mix of classic with modern sensibility! Gorgeous script typeface pops in color on the wedding invitation, like the whimsical flower on the bodice of this sweetheart Tara Keely ball gown.

Ballroom Romance

romantic-wedding-styleThis look says ‘power romance”! We work up a stunning, tone-on-tone effect with a foil-stamped lace pattern in pearl on the wedding invitation and bridal shower invite. It’s the perfect prelude to gorgeous textures in this Maggie Sottero embroidered-and-tulle ballgown.

Sweet & Sultry

letterpress-wedding-invitationsSimply gorgeous look! Sweet yet sultry, we’ve matched classic elegance with romantic flair. A damask pattern in clear letterpress on the wedding invitation and save-the date echo the dramatic lace detail on this v-neck sheath gown by Pnina Tornai.

 Garden Fresh

modern-wedding-invitationsThis is such a fresh look for spring! Splashy, bright botanicals pair well with both a diminutive typeface (on the invitation) and calligraphic script (on the save-the-date) in black letterpress. It’s a perfect match for this smartly-styled Eugenia Couture dress.

Create Your Own Perfect Pair with Kleinfeld Paper Wedding Invitations

At Kleinfeld Paper, we can help you customize the perfect look for your big day. Our trusted stationery retail partners are located around the country and ready to walk you through the very wide selection of options to help you capture your unique wedding day style! For more inspiring Perfect Pairs in this series, bookmark this Blog, and find more on Pinterest.

 

 

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Friday Feature: The ‘Bold Love’ Modern Wedding Invitation Suite

Today’s featured wedding invitation design is ‘Bold Love,’ a striking modern wedding invitation suite that plays with pops of color, patterns, and shapes.  Take a look …

modern-wedding-invitations modern-wedding-invitations modern-wedding-invitations modern-wedding-invitations modern-wedding-invitations modern-wedding-invitations modern-wedding-invitations modern-wedding-invitationsPaloma Blanca Gown via Kleinfeld Bridal || Shoes by Gaia Photostudio via Carats & Cake || Hair via I Know Hair || Boutonniere by Kendall Hanna Photography via 100 Layer Cake || Ceremony by Elizabeth in Love via Hey Gorgeous

This suite opens boldly with a geometric black-and-white envelope lining, followed by a monogrammed pocket in a classy tonal black-foil-on-black-paper. The invitation’s minimalist typeface balances an oversized typeface used for the bride and groom’s names. A triangular pocket contains an energetic assortment of enclosure cards. Hand bordering in red and a round die-cut menu on red paper add pizzazz to this exciting suite.

Customize Your Modern Wedding Invitation Suite

Love the look of this invitation but maybe in different colors? Change the typeface, change the paper, change the die-cut or pocket, and more. Shop in-store to see this suite (and others) in person, and get expert guidance on the msot complete selection of printing and customization options. Find a trusted Kleinfeld Paper stationery retail partner near you!

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Create Your Unique Wedding Invitation Style

Brides have different styles, and so do we.

Grounded in an aesthetic that stands the test of time, Kleinfeld Paper retailers offer three wedding invitation collections for a range of wedding day styles—Classic, Romantic, and Modern. The magic comes in the flexibility to customize a design from a tremendous range in options. Papers, specialty printing processes, color palettes, typefaces, and a menu of embellishment details allow our wedding invitation suites to be made-to-order just for you.

wedding-invitation-styleTop: ‘Regal‘ from the Classic collection, exemplifies a refined sense of elegance and balance that never goes out of style. Traditional wording etiquette, minimal artwork, and classic color palettes and typefaces keep the focus on fine printing and craftsmanship.

Center: ‘Antoinette‘ from the Romantic collection, is brimming with decorative accents. The collection features a sophisticated mix of florals, flourishes, and frames, with softer colors and sweeter sentiments. Fresh typography, open and airy layouts, and on-trend touches deliver across the romantic style spectrum.

Bottom: ‘Regatta‘ from the Modern collection, exemplifies a pared-back, less-is-more focus and trend-inspired elements, yet entices with the unexpected through color, graphics, typography, and layouts.

Create a Wedding Invitation Suite for Your Unique Style

When visit your local Kleinfeld Paper retail partner, you’ll have access to their expert guidance in exploring a collection of albums that serve as a wonderful showcase for endless alterations. There’s really nothing to limit what you can do with our extensive menu of fine printing, papers, and embellishments put at your fingertips. Find a retailer near you to get started creating a look you love!

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Our Biggest Wedding Stationery Sale of the Year

Wedding Season 2017 is here … and so is our biggest wedding stationery sale of the year!

wedding-stationery-saleNow, for a limited time, when you shop online or with Kleinfeld Paper retail partners, you’ll enjoy special savings. Whether you want personalized face-to-face service or the convenience of online shopping, you’ll find a superior level of style, selection, and craftsmanship in paper and printing.

Save Online …

wedding-invitation-saleWe put hundreds of wedding invitation designs right at your fingertips. Ordering is easy–mark your favorite designs, personalize with your information, and preview how it looks on-screen. (You can save your work along the way if you need to come back later.) You’ll always receive a digital proof to approve before we process your order. If you need help, a live Customer Service pro is here for you during regular business hours (EST) via online chat or by phone toll-free.

Save In Stores …

wedding-stationery-saleWith this limited-time offer, now is the time to #ShopSmall for your wedding invitations:

  • Save $200 on orders of $1,000 or more

  • Save $75 on orders of $500 or more

  • Save $25 on orders of $250 or more

When you shop through a retail partner, you’ll also be able to:

  • Touch and feel luxury papers and see fine printing bring designs to life
  • Explore additional customization options available only in-store
  • Enjoy etiquette expertise and professional service from experts who do it every day!

Our retail partners are ready to work specifically with you. They’ll guide you through our very versatile wedding stationery collection with an eye towards your personal style, wedding day details, local trends, and of course, budget. Now is the best time to create something uniquely beautiful for your wedding.

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