COLLECTION GUIDE  

 

This guide is designed to help answer any questions you may have about the semi-custom design process. It will also cover all the options you have for paper, colours, calligraphy styles, and text, as well as question we are frequently asked about The Collection. Please read it thoroughly before submitting your order. 

For questions and additional customisation, please contact us

1. Ordering  |  2. Options


1. Ordering

 

One: Select your suite and fill out the details in regards to style and colour. Items such as envelope addressing, wax seals, finest twine & details card may be added on via the Embellish page.

Two: Complete your purchase via the checkout. Once complete, you will receive an email confirming your order. We will be in touch within the following 1-2 business days with a Wording Submission Form to complete. 

Three: Once the Wording Form has been received, we'll send you the design proof within 5-10 working days. 1 digital revision round is included for minor changes to text and calligraphy. Any additional edits after this will incur a fee. Once final design is approved, it will be sent to print. Generally invitations take 3-4 weeks for printing and an additional 1-2 weeks if Embellish items are added. Your finished goods will then be shipped via the address submitted at the checkout (unless otherwise notified).


2. Options

 

PACKAGE OPTIONS:

Save the Date

Includes Save the Date card and outer envelope.

Invitation 2-Piece Suite

Includes Main Invitation and outer envelope in your choice of colours.

Invitation 4-piece Suite

Includes Main Invitation, RSVP Card and outer envelopes for each, in your choice of colours. 

 

* Calligraphy addressing / Digital addressing / Wax seals / Twine / Vellum wraps may be added from the Embellish page. Details cards are available with each Collection


PAPER OPTIONS:

 

300 gsm Deckled Edged Card 

Cream Italian paper with a soft felt finish and deckled edges.The deckled edges are obtained by naturally & carefully tearing the sheets, an ancient method which dates back to the XIV century. 

Main Invitation 4.6" X 6.9" |  RSVP Card 3.4" X 4.8" 

As seen in Aureate & Luminous sample photographs 

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270gsm / 540gsm Cut Edged Card

This paper is a luxurious cut edged stock with a delicate eggshell finish. Available in 270gsm for digital printing or 540gsm for letterpress/foil printing. 

Available in 3 colours - Blanc, Pale Gris or Taupe. Or for a small additional cost, over 50 coloured stocks are available upon request - please inquire. 

Main Invitation 4.9" X 6.9" | RSVP Card 3.4" X 4.8"

As seen in In Bloom sample photographs

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Michaela McBride Calligraphy Coloured Stocks

CALLIGRAPHY OPTIONS:

Every piece of calligraphy is handwritten, especially for your suite - making it as unique as your fingerprint!

 

Classique 

Classique is our original script. Organic and delicately rounded letterforms.  

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Petit

Petit is our all lowercase script and features flowing letterforms with long simple flourishes

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Trés Orné

Trés Orné is a timeless script with larger capitals and detailed flourishes.  

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FONT OPTIONS:

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COLOUR / PRINT OPTIONS:

Ink Colour (for digital + letterpress printing):

Digital Printing: The design is digitally printed onto the card. Great for medium-dark ink tones and works well on lighter coloured cards. Not available for metallic printing.Available on our Deckled Edged Card or 270gsm Cut Edged Card. 

Letterpress printing: The design is 'pressed' into the card, leaving a deep impression which you can feel with your fingertips. Perfect for lighter coloured card-stocks, however works beautifully with both light and dark ink tones. Not available for metallic printing. Available on our Deckled Edged Card or 540gsm Cut Edged Card.

Should you wish to use a custom tone, select 'other' when purchasing and leave a note with desired tone.

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Foil Colour (for foil press printing):

Foil Press Printing: Similar to letterpress printing, as the design 'pressed' into the card using sheets of foil. Perfect for printing metallic tones, and works beautifully for both dark and light card-stocks. Available on our Deckled Edged Card or 540gsm Cut Edged Card.

Other foil colours are available upon request. Including white + black foil.

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Envelope Colour:

Select one of the ten following colour options. Envelopes are a high quality 120 gsm card-stock, featuring a deep V back-flap.

Note Please: You will receive an additional 10% of envelopes with your order if not including envelope addressing. Digital printing is not available on our Noir envelopes, 

Dreaming of a custom envelope colour? For a small processing fee, we have access to over 100 different tones, feel free to reach out for options.  

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Michaela McBride Calligraphy Colour Palette Options

WAX SEAL OPTIONS: 

 Colours available: Antique Gold, Copper, Rose Gold, White, Black  Dreaming of a custom design? We can create one for you! The best part? You get to keep the wax seal as a memento afterwards. Reach out to enquire about cost. 

Colours available: Antique Gold, Copper, Rose Gold, White, Black

Dreaming of a custom design? We can create one for you! The best part? You get to keep the wax seal as a memento afterwards. Reach out to enquire about cost. 


All designs are The property of Michaela McBride Calligraphy