the wedding stationery experience

what it's like to work with me.

 Jura & Guido / real wedding invitation clients / photo by  Gus Hildebrandt   /  see the invitation suite and the wedding here on our blog

Jura & Guido / real wedding invitation clients /
photo by Gus Hildebrandt  / see the invitation suite and the wedding here on our blog

 
 

You've been all over the internet looking for that perfect someone – I'm not talking about someone to marry, you've got one of those already (haha) — I'm talking about someone to make your wedding invitations truly stunning and reflective of the love you both share. am i right?

I'm here to help make this step of your wedding planning easy & fun by making beautiful wedding stationery that you are proud and excited to send out to your guests – this is what makes the day officially official! So let's get started!



Our Process

/ Let's Connect /

I'd love for you to get exactly what you want for your invitations and I know the internet is just swamped with ideas and options. I'm going to make sure this as easy-peasy as possible for you. I work with couples all over the world to deliver stunning wedding invitations that reflect their love and style just how they want it. If you're a UK bride or getting married the United States or as far away as Australia, we can still work together. Location is not a big deal at all. High-five, internet! 

To get a detailed quote start by filling out the questionnaire and within 2-3 business days you will get a details proposal with all the price breakdowns in your email. If you'd rather book a free consultation to talk about your ideas, book a time that works for you through our consultation page. If you'd like to start the conversation with an email, you can reach me,

Amanda —  hello@silverplatepress.com

 

/ Consultation & Booking/

Once you're happy with the quote, I put together your contract and a deposit invoice for 50% of the contract. We will then have a detailed design consultation. You will get to work one-on-one with a professional wedding stationery designer (me!) to make your invitations! Even if you are choosing one of the designs I have already done (semi-custom), nothing will be printed without some obsessive kerning, (adjusting space between letters – yes this is really a thing!).

preview our contract

 

Designing & Making /

I will start designing your invitations, using your wording (I can help you with this part) and your design direction and inspiration that we talk about in your questionnaire and design consultation. You will get 3 initial design concepts and 3 rounds of changes.

The way it works if you you're choosing a design that is perfect just the way is you will get one initial design and 1 round of changes. Once you are 100% happy with the PDF proof, it's time to "sign off" and I get started on making them – using an obsessive eye for detail. I use my antique printing press (from 1936) to letterpress print invitations, however I also offer digital printing and foil stamped invitations.

You have the option of purchasing only the design file and printing yourself – once you have signed off, I will ask for the remaining amount due and then send you a high resolution (print-ready) file that you can either print yourself or take to a local printer. 

 

Shipping your invitations /

Once your invitations are complete, I will express post them to you! Shipping is free on all domestic order over $500. Before I ship them I will invoice you the remaining amount. A couple days later you will be holding your invitations in your hands for the first time! Making your wedding day officially official and setting the stage of what will be the most amazing day! 


How much do wedding invitations cost?

My hope is that no matter your budget that i'll have a solution for you to have the most beautiful wedding invitation that you will love, and be so excited to send our to your friends and family. these invitations that are reflective of your story, and what-will-be an amazing day.

/ Custom Wedding Invitations /

If you want the highest quality invitations that are designed and made just for you, this is the way to go. I will custom design your invitations and print them using my letterpress, hot foil stamping or digital printing. (your choice) All are done with the highest quality paper and ink in the whole world. Again the prices are highly dependent on the printing process you choose, the paper thickness, the number of colours and the items you want. For custom invitations and rsvp card the average price is between $1500 – $2000 for custom designed and letterpress printed. Prices vary.

 

/ From our collection /

Have you seen an invitation that I've already designed, and it's just perfect for your wedding day? I can make it for you too without the custom design time. Prices are highly dependent on the printing process you choose, the paper thickness, and number of colours, what pieces you want (like rsvp, inserts, etc.). To give you a general idea, the average price $1300–$1500. Prices vary.

 

/ Design Only /

My wedding stationery design services are $80/hour, with a minimum of one hour design time. If I were to guess, the average invitation design takes me between 3 and 5 hours, ($250 – $400) but that totally depends on the design inspiration, and the number of different cards to design – such as insert cards, menus, etc. Prices vary.