Standard & Included Options
We truly want you to be happy with your invitation which is why all of the designs in our wedding collection can be customized to perfectly fit your wedding day style. For no additional cost, you can change the paper and envelope color, ink or foil colors, wording and fonts from what is shown in the sample design. You can also customize the layout of the design or add a custom monogram.
+ Printing Methods
Letterpress is a form of printing where ink is pressed onto soft paper to produce a deep luxurious impression. A letterpress plate must be created for each color that is printed, therefore pricing is based on the number of colors used. Inks have a slight possibility of subtle color variation between printed pieces.
Blind letterpress is letterpress method where no ink is used, leaving a blank impression on the paper. While no ink is used, it is still considered a 'color' for pricing purposes, therefore most cards are considered 2 Color Letterpress. This beautiful technique is featured on our Chantilly suite.
Foil Stamping (aka Metallic Foil Letterpress) is similar to letterpress printing, but instead of ink, a metallic foil is used. Foil stamping is one of our favorite methods of printing and is the best way to achieve a shiny metallic finish. We are happy to offer Foil Stamping in the following colors: Gold Foil, Tawny Foil, Silver Foil, Rose Gold Foil, Mint Foil, Pearl Foil and Onyx Foil. Foil samples available upon request. Please contact us for more information
Flat printing is a modern and affordable form of printing where the ink is transferred to the paper using a digital image, resulting in a smooth 'flat' finish. Flat printing allows for unlimited colors and large areas of color. Although we design letterpress and foil invitations mostly, we offer flat printing to our clients who don’t have the budget, but still want a gorgeous, well-designed invitation suite from our collection. We also offer flat printed“day-of” wedding accessories.
MIXING PRINTING METHODS
Our printing methods can be mixed within an invitation suite and can even be mixed on the same piece. (i.e. Foil/Letterpress, Foil/Flat) We work with many clients who decide to have foil invitations, letterpress reply cards and flat printed envelopes. Our bright white and cream cotton stock are available with all printing methods. However, matching ink colors across printing methods is tricky, so we recommend choosing complementing shades but not identical inks. There will be a slight difference in color as well as a difference in the overall look when using multiple printing methods.
+ Paper Selections
Made from 100% pure cotton, our papers are luxurious, environmentally friendly, soft to the touch and has a subtle, beautiful texture. Any of our house paper options can be printed with any of our ink colors. Our house papers include Bright White, Cream, Pale Pink, Smoke, Navy and Black. Flat print wedding invitations are available in Bright White or Cream only.
Our standard invitation sizes are 5x7 and 6.25x6.25. There is no additional cost for choosing one these sizes. We are happy to increase the invitation size to our Royalty Size Upgrade of 5.5x8.5 and 7x7 for an additional cost. Most of our designs can be modified to fit the larger sized cards, but please contact us for details.
+ Ink Colors
Below are our digital, letterpress and foil ink colors. Any design can be printed in the color(s) of your choice. We can customize any ink color to match your event for an additional fee of $25. Denotes Foil Color*
Please note, there may be a slight variation between digital and letterpress inks, due to the handmade element and difference in printing techniques. Because all monitors display colors differently, your final prints may not match what you see on your screen.
Our standard envelopes are available in white or cream and coordinate with our house paper. We also offer an extensive selection of color and metallic envelopes for no extra cost, so get colorful! We love mixing and matching invitation and reply envelope colors. Please see our envelope color options below. *Denotes Metallic Finish
Love the invitation but don't love the font? We are happy to change fonts for you. We have thousands to choose from! The lists below are a few of our favorites. We're also happy to suggest some font alternatives based on your invitation design and event. We also offer hand calligraphy fonts for an additional fee. Please contact us for more details.
We can't say enough about how much we love monograms. They add the perfect personal touch to any event! You can add a monogram from our library below to any part of your invitation suite, free of charge! Customize with one, two or three initials. Custom calligraphy monograms are also available for an additional fee. Contact us for details.
Accessories & Embellishments
Want to take your house collection invitation design to the next level? Embellishments are just what you need - those extra details that take an invitation suite above and beyond the usual customization options. Embellishment options include die cut shapes, envelope printing, edge painting, double thick paper, liners or custom postage. All available for an additional cost in all suites of our house collection.
+ Paper Weight
Our Standard Paper weight is 110lb. and is included in the price of all of our house collection designs. We also offer the luxurious Double Thick Paper (220lb.) option in Bright White or Cream as well as our Royalty Paper (370lb.) in White or Black for an additional fee. Samples available upon request. Please contact us for more details.
You can mix and match paper weights in your order if you want to keep costs down. For instance, use our double thick paper (220lb.) on your invitation, but our standard paper (110lb.) on your reply card and reception card. If impression is important to you, you’ll get the deepest impression with our double thick paper. Keep in mind, if you choose to add Edge Painting to your order, we recommend our Double Thick or Royalty weight paper options as they will produce more eye-catching and dramatic results.
+ Shapes & Edges
Die Cut Shapes
Die-cutting is the process of cutting a card into a specific shape. We love the unexpected touch this option brings to a suite and we are happy to offer a selection of standard shapes to choose from below as well as custom options if you are looking for something specific. Please reference the name of the shapes seen below when placing your stationery order.
Add that extra pop of color to your invitation suite with Edge Painting. This customization options involves painting the side of the stationery piece with ink. Edge painting is available in all of our ink colors including our foil colors. Custom colors can be developed as well. This process is generally performed on thicker papers and therefore, our double thick paper upgrade is required. Edge Painting is currently available for your Invitation ONLY. Please contact us if you are interested in adding this option to your full suite.
+ Envelope Liners
Envelope liners are perfect for that extra added pop to your invitation suite. Below are our some of our favorites! We also have an extensive collection of solid (matte or metallic) envelopes liners to choose from. Additional fees apply.
*Can be customized in any ink color
+ Silk Ribbons
Keep your invitation and inserts together in style! Our beautiful hand-dyed silk ribbons will complete the look to complement any of our design suites. Our silk ribbon comes in your choice of 9 colors and 1.5” wide with soft frayed edges. Ribbon comes on spools and will require assembly. Enough ribbon will be provided to wrap each of your invitation suites.
Return Address Printing
Return addressing printing is available in flat print, letterpress, or foil stamping. The return address will be printed on the back flap of the outer envelope. The reply return address will be printed on the front of your reply card envelope. Your return address is printed with inks/fonts that match your suite.
Our guest addressing service creates an complete and polished look for your wedding invitation suite. Guest addressing is flat printed in black, white (dark envelopes) or colored ink designed match your invitation suite. If you decide to add this to your design suite, names and addresses must be supplied in Excel format. Please contact us for a template to use when formatting your guest addresses. Additional fees apply.
While we do not offer in-house calligraphy, we are happy to coordinate with one of our preferred calligraphy vendors to have your envelopes hand-lettered. Calligraphy costs will vary based on number of lines, style of lettering, color, envelope type and quantity, so please inquire for a vendor recommendation.
Custom Postage Stamps
Each of our house collection invitation suites has a coordinating postage stamp design. We can customize stamps with your colors, fonts, monogram, etc., so that even your stamps will be one of a kind. Once you approve your final design proof, we’ll email you a design file that’s ready to go so that you can order the stamps online all by yourself. It’s that simple!
Once you receive your postage stamp file, head over to www.zazzle.com to place your order! Files will be correctly sized, so please do not alter your file in anyway! Please note, due to differences in printing methods, colors printed through Zazzle.com may not be an exact match to colors printed on your invitations.
At Drolet Paperie, we are not responsible for determining the correct amount of postage needed for your invitation suite. Before purchasing postage, we recommend taking the final invitation set to your local post office and asking them to determine the correct stamps(s) based on the dimensions, weight, and thickness of your finished invitation suite. Please visit www.usps.gov for more information.