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Anders Printing Company

Portland, OR 97202
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Customers have called the friendly experts at Anders Printing Company "so wonderful to work with" and love the company's high quality of service and products. The company's experienced designers and technicians specialize in creating bright, bold, full-color custom printed materials for all kinds of events and use green technology to make printing safer for the environment. The company has more than 70 years of history in the community and is known as the go-to print shop for artistic custom wedding initiations, place cards, stationary, and save-the-date notices, all designed by a team of professional graphic artists for superior results. Anders Printing Company also provides expert personal and business printing services at competitive prices. Customers can view a portfolio of work on the company's website and use the online contact form to get started with a custom design consultation.

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Crave Design

Portland, OR 97218
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Customers have written rave reviews about the world-class products and service at Crave Design. The company's `owner and designer loves to provide customers with the highest quality of creative and unique wedding media to enhance and make the big day an unforgettable event using years of experience and an artistic eye to craft world-class designs for any taste and style. Customers can purchase custom made wedding invitations, stationary, posters, place cards, and save-the-date cards, all designed by hand to make a lasting impression and featuring one-of-a-kind art and creative fonts for a perfect look. The award-winning company also creates custom wedding favors, menus, and products for parties, birthdays, and all kinds of special events. Customers can call or email to schedule a design consultation.

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Ecru Modern Stationer

Portland, OR 97209
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Customers have had great things to say about the amazing selection of products and services at Ecru Modern Stationer. The company has been providing world-class custom printing services for more than ten years and specializes in crafting artistic, personalized wedding using high-quality inks and paper for perfect results. Customers can choose from a range of blank boxed cards and invitations and have their own special touches and information added in the company's on-site printing facility, or browse the extensive selection of pre-made cards, invitations, and products available in the company's stationary shop. Custom printing customers can call, email, or stop by the shop to request a consultation.

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Letterpress PDX

Portland, OR 97217
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Letterpress PDX is a custom printing and design studio dedicated to providing individuals, business owners, designers, and artists with the highest quality of custom services at competitive prices. The company's charming North Portland studio is full of antique printing equipment and beautiful letterpress samples for customers to inspect and enjoy, all crafted by hand using artisan papers and archival-quality inks for a professional finish. The company specializes in crafting custom wedding invitations and place cards, personalized stationery, fine art prints and posters, bookmarks, bookplates, and business materials and offers an extensive range of greeting cards for any occasion. Customers can browse some of the company's work on the website and call or email to schedule a custom design consultation.

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New and Blue

Vancouver, WA 98660
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New and Blue is the premier company for unique, creative, and personalized wedding invitations. The company offers an extensive selection of options for couples to choose from, available in colors to match any theme and décor and make invitations pop. Customers can select from a range of pre-made invitations styles or create custom invitations and matching envelopes using the design tool on the company's website. Customers can select traditional envelopes or choose from a range of metallic and sparkle-lines envelopes to add a special touch to any invitation. New and Blue also offers beautiful, custom designed save-the-date wedding magnets that couples can send to friends and family and provide a creative new way to ensure guests have the important details of the big day. Customers can order online or call or email the company to get more information.

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Oblation Papers & Press

Portland, OR 97209
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Oblation Papers & Press is a full-service printing and papermaking company dedicated to providing the finest quality of products using state-of-the-art equipment, traditional craftsmanship, and a commitment to green practices. Oblation produces handmade cotton paper, recycled from the garment industry, which gives customers an incredible range of unique papers to choose from for crafts, stationery, and projects. The company's letterpress print shop and by-hand papermaking mill are on view daily, making this old world paper boutique a destination spot in the Pearl District since 1998. Oblation also offers custom letterpress printing and embossing to create beautiful and unique wedding invitations and cards to give the special day a soft, artistic, and handcrafted look. Oblation Papers & Press has a charming shop where customers can find an impressive range of gifts, calendars, blank books, and handmade cards for any occasion.

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Paper Bloom Custom Invitations & Designs

Portland, OR 97201
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Paper Bloom Custom Invitations & Designs is an independent Portland printing company dedicated to making the finest products for every customer's needs. The company's owner works with couples to design beautiful and unique wedding invitations, place cards, and save-the-date cards complete with the wedding colors and custom fonts for a one-of-a-kind result. Design and printing services are also available for businesses and include special, personalized touches to make advertisements and flyers pop and grab attention. Every customer begins with an in-person or telephone consultation with the company's owner to find the ideal colors, fonts, and designs, and customers receive paper mock-ups of every design to ensure every product is perfect. Customers can fill out the contact form on the company's website to get started with a custom design consultation.

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Paperjam PDX

Portland, OR 97213
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Paperjam PDX is a family-owned digital design and custom printing company dedicated to giving customers the highest quality of products and services. The company handles every part of the printing process to ensure the finest results, from expert paper selection to laser cutting and binding for a flawless finish. The company also specializes in personalized wedding invitations, all hand-designed by an experienced graphic artist to give customers beautiful, artistic, and unique invitations and envelopes that will perfectly match the couple's vision, colors, and theme. Additional services include custom business cards, flyers, postcards, and posters. Customers can read about the available services on the company's website and call or email to schedule a design consultation with a team of experienced custom printing experts.

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Parklife Press

Portland, OR 97211
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Parklife Press has been a Portland fixture for more than a decade and offers some of the city's finest printing services with a distinctive, traditional touch. The company uses top-quality letterpress inks and shiny metallic foils to craft beautiful and unique wedding invitations and promotional materials with an artistic and creative touch, all crafted with heavyweight papers and traditional letterpress printing for a flawless finish. The company's designers also have a full catalog of motifs and graphic embellishments to make wedding invites and envelopes look fresh and vibrant and match the theme for a perfect customized look. The company also prints custom stationery, party invitations, and holiday and greeting cards for every taste and budget.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Your wedding invitation is an opportunity to make an impression on your guests. When someone receives a wedding invitation, they feel excited about what's to come and honored to be included in the celebrations. That's why many people take their wedding invitation choice very seriously and book a professional to help them through the process. Before you hire someone, review the frequently asked questions about wedding invitations below. The answers to these questions can help you make an informed decision about who to hire for assistance with your invitations, what a professional can do, and how much it might cost.

What do you need in a wedding invitation?

A wedding invitation should include essential details about the planned nuptials, clear instructions on how guests should RSVP, and a method for guests to contact the couple with further questions. Some extravagant wedding invitations come with small gifts or in decorative boxes to kick off the celebrations.

What information should be included in a wedding invitation?

At the very least, a wedding invitation should include the following:

  • The couple’s name
  • The wedding date, time, and venue
Other details you may choose to include are:
  • Who's hosting the wedding (for example, parents)
  • Any dress code
  • Venue details
  • RSVP information

What is included in wedding invitations?

A wedding invitation can include:

  • The invitation and the envelope it came in
  • An RSVP card with a prestamped envelope for people to respond
  • A picture of the couple
  • A small present (such as chocolates, candy, etc.)
  • Decorations (such as flower petals, glitter, etc.)

In what order do you stack wedding invitations?

Wedding invitations and their included cards should be stacked according to size. The invitation card is the largest, so it goes on the bottom. Tuck the RSVP card into the flap of the reply envelope on top, but don't put the card in the envelope. Reply envelopes should be addressed and stamped.

How many people should I invite to my wedding?

The typical guest count at a wedding is 100-200 people, with an average of 167. The size of the guest list is entirely up to you, though, and you can use your wedding budget as a guide. Another good rule is to only to invite people who really matter to you.

How do I choose a wedding invitation style?

Ideally, the wedding invitation you choose should match or complement the style of your wedding. For example, if you’re having a rustic, country wedding, your wedding invitation should reflect that. Additionally, many people choose a wedding invitation that features the colors they've selected for their wedding.

How much do wedding invitations cost?

The cost range for wedding invitations is $3 to $8. Factors that affect the cost include:

  • Paper thickness and quality
  • The size and orientation of the invitation
  • Whether the invitation includes a photo
  • Any custom or high-quality ink or detailing
  • Including an RSVP card and envelope
  •  Quantity

How much does it cost for 100 wedding invitations?

How much you pay can vary significantly depending on the factors mentioned above, but as a general guide, 100 invitations can cost between $300 and $800. For reply cards, you can expect to pay $75 to $150, while 200 stamps will cost $110. The total can range from $485 to $1,060.

How much should I budget for wedding invitations?

You should budget between $3 and $8 per guest for your wedding invitations. If you’re not sure if you’ll be choosing affordable or expensive invitations yet, you can use a median cost of $5.50 per guest. Don’t forget to include the price of two stamps for mailing out and returning each invitation.

How to assemble wedding invitations?

How you assemble your wedding invitations depends on how many cards you include. You may have invitation cards, reply cards, reply envelopes, direction cards, and FAQ cards, among others. Generally, it's best to place the largest card on the bottom. You can include tissue paper in between or use a loose wrap to bind everything.

What size are wedding invitations?

Wedding invitations come in a wide range of sizes to suite different tastes and styles. The most common size is a 4.5-inch by 6.25-inch rectangular card, but you don’t have to choose this size. You can go bigger, smaller, and even choose a unique shape, however, larger sizes and personalized shapes may cost more.

What size stamp do I need for wedding invitations?

The stamp size you’ll need for your wedding invitations largely depends on the envelope size and shape. Some, such as square or oversize invitations, don’t go through the post office’s sorting machines. These invitations need to be hand-sorted and require a more expensive stamp. Standard-size rectangular invitations take the most affordable stamp.

When to send out wedding invitations?

You should send out wedding invitations six to 12 weeks before your event date. However, if you're planning a destination wedding, you’ll want to send them three to four months beforehand. To help your guests plan ahead, you can also send out save-the-date cards six to eight months before your nuptials.

How far in advance can you send out wedding invitations?

If you're not using save-the-date cards, it's wise to send out wedding invitations six months or more in advance, especially if you're getting married during the summer months when people plan their vacations. When using save-the-date cards, six to 12 weeks should allow enough time for guests to respond.

How much time do you give guests to RSVP to a wedding?

Most venues want to have a final headcount and meal choices a couple of weeks before a wedding date. To give your guests enough notice so they can book your date but still meet your venue's deadline, plan on giving people just over a month to RSVP.

Do you send rehearsal dinner invitations with wedding invitations?

Some people send out rehearsal dinner invitations along with their wedding invitations. However, some couples may not know their wedding rehearsal details that early on. If that's the case, don’t let it delay you from sending out the invitations. You can always send out rehearsal dinner information later.

How do you address wedding invitations?

Address wedding invitations based on the recipient(s):

  • For families, use the family name and include each member who's invited
  • For married couples, use their shared or individual surnames.
  • For plus-ones, find out and include the person's name. If you can't, you can refer to them as “John's guest” or “Jane's guest.”

Which name goes first on the wedding invitation?

Traditionally, the bride's name goes first because the bride's parents typically pay for the wedding. But, if the groom's parents are paying for most of the wedding, you can choose to put his name first. If neither of these situations apply, you can put the names in alphabetical order instead.

Do you handwrite addresses on wedding invitations?

Some people choose to handwrite the addresses on their wedding invitations. If you don’t like how your handwriting looks, you can opt for printed stickers instead. Another option is to pay a calligrapher to address your invitations.

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