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WEDDING INVITATIONS BY LAURA HOOPER CALLIGRAPHY

Thank you for considering us for this special component in your wedding planning! Our invitation designs focus on the beauty of calligraphy scripts and will be customized with your desired colors, print method and, of course, calligraphy script preference to perfectly match the tone and theme of your wedding celebration. Invitations are your guests’ first peek at your special day and are the best way to let your friends and family glimpse the festivities to come.

All of our invitations feature Laura’s hand calligraphy that is digitized and laid out for printing. An invitation suite includes the main invitation, outer envelope with return address pre-printed, reply card & reply envelope with return address pre-printed. Additional cards, envelope liners, etc are billed separately.

The pricing found in this section is for invitation design & printing only. It does not include mailing address calligraphy, which must be booked separately here.

Please take a look below and email us at hello@lhcalligraphy.com if you have any additional questions.

It is standard etiquette to mail wedding invitations 6-8 weeks in advance of your wedding date. Please keep this in mind when you are ordering and selecting your desired “in hand” date, which is the date you will receive your invitations back from us. Please be sure that the date you select is at least 4 weeks after the date you are placing the order for invitation design & printing only, and approximately 6 weeks after the date you are placing the order if you are adding envelope calligraphy.

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wedding invitation prices

INVITATION PRICING

Pricing below includes custom design as well as printing.

1 color Flat Printing
100 Sets which include Invitation & Envelope + Response card & Envelope: $950.
Additional sets of 25: $30.

1 Color Letterpress or Foil Printing
100 Sets which include Invitation & Envelope + Response card & Envelope: $1,500.
Additional sets of 25: $65.

2 Color Letterpress Printing
100 Sets which include Invitation & Envelope + Response card & Envelope: $1,900.
Additional sets of 25: $85.

wedding invitation calligraphy styles

 

INVITATION CALLIGRAPHY STYLES

There’s nothing quite like calligraphy for wedding invitations! We can hand letter just your names or just a few words — and typeset the rest of your invitation in one of our invitation fonts — or Laura can hand letter all wording for a truly custom invitation. We recommend choosing one or two styles for the entire wedding invitation suite for a cohesive look.

ALEXANDRIA
LHC-Font-Alexandria

ALLEGRO
LHC-Font-Allegro

BICKHAM SWASHES
LHC-Font-Bickham-Swashes

CITADEL
LHC-Font-Citadel

COPPERPLATE
LHC-Font-Copperplate

ELLA
LHC-Font-Ella

FRANCINE
LHC-Font-Francine

ITALIC
LHC-Font-Italic

ROOK
LHC-Font-Rook

SPENCERIAN FLOURISH
LHC-Font-Spencerian-Flourish

SPENCERIAN
LHC-Font-Spencerian

SPLENDID FLOURISH
LHC-Font-Splendid-Flourish

wedding invitation font styles

INVITATION FONT STYLES

We love fonts here at Laura Hooper Calligraphy, and have lots of options for you. We’ve organized them into three categories for you: script, sans serif, and serif. For a traditional look, try pairing a serif font for the invitation body text with a script font for names. For a more modern look, choose a sans serif font. For an extra elegant look, all script is a great option. We suggest using the same one or two fonts throughout your entire invitation suite for a cohesive look.

ADIOS SCRIPT LHC-Font-AdiosScript ADORN GARLAND LHC-Font-AdornGarland ALANA LHC-Font-Alana ALLEGRO LHC-Font-Allegro ALLURA LHC-Font-Allura ANNA CLARA LHC-Font-AnnaClara ARTISTS SCRIPT LHC-Font-ArtistsScript AYA SCRIPT LHC-Font-AyaScript A YUMMY APOLOGY LHC-Font-AYummyApology BELLUCCIA LHC-Font-Belluccia BICKLEY SCRIPT LHC-Font-BickleyScript BICKHAM SCRIPTLHC-Font-BickhamScript BLACKADDER LHC-Font-Blackadder BOMBSHELL LHC-Font-Bombshell BURGUES SCRIPT LHC-Font-BurguesScript CANTONI LHC-Font-Cantoni CAROLYNA LHC-Font-Carolyna CARPENTER LHC-Font-Carpenter CENTERIA SCRIPT LHC-Font-CenteriaScript CEZANNE LHC-Font-Cezanne CHAMPAGNE LHC-Font-CACChampagne CITADEL LHC-Font-Citadel DAISY LAU LHC-Font-DaisyLau DANCING SCRIPT LHC-Font-DancingScript DEAREST SWASH LHC-Font-DearestSwash EDWARDIAN SCRIPT LHC-Font-EdwardianScript EXMOUTH LHC-Font-Exmouth FEEL SCRIPT LHC-Font-FeelScript FRENCH SCRIPT LHC-Font-FrenchScript GREAT VIBES LHC-Font-GreatVibes GRAVURA LHC-Font-Gravura GWENDOLYN LHC-Font-Gwendolyn HARLEAN LHC-Font-Harlean HOMEMADE APPLE LHC-Font-HomemadeApple LANDLIEBE LHC-Font-Landliebe LA JOLLA LHC-Font-LaJolla LA PORTENIA DE LA BOCA LHC-Font-LaPorteniaDeLaBoca LILY WANG LHC-Font-LilyWang MADELINETTE LHC-Font-Madelinette MARDIAN LHC-Font-Mardian MA SEXY LHC-Font-MaSexy MEA CULPA LHC-Font-MeaCulpa NELLY SCRIPT LHC-Font-NellyScript NELLY SCRIPT FLOURISH LHC-Font-NellyScriptFlourish PANSY BO LHC-Font-PansyBo PARFUMERIE SCRIPT LHC-Font-ParfumerieScript PEONI LHC-Font-Peoni PETRA SCRIPT LHC-Font-PetraScript RIVA LHC-Font-Riva SLOOP LHC-Font-Sloop SLOOP SCRIPT TWO LHC-Font-SloopScriptTwo STRINGFELLOWS LHC-Font-Stringfellows SWEETHEART SCRIPT LHC-Font-SweetheartScript THIRSTY ROUGH LHC-Font-ThirstyRough ZANER ONE LHC-Font-Zaner One

AMATIC LHC-Font-Amatic ARRIERE GARDE LHC-Font-ArriereGarde AT SACKERS GOTHIC LHC-Font-ATSackersGothic BABY BOSTON LHC-Font-BabyBoston BUTCHER LHC-Font-Butcher BASE OUTLINE LHC-Font-MTFBaseOutline CENTURY GOTHIC LHC-Font-CenturyGothic ENGRAVERS GOTHIC LHC-Font-EngraversGothic MATHLETE LHC-Font-Mathlete MOSSY LHC-Font-Mossy MR MOUSTACHE LHC-Font-MrMoustache SOUTHERN BELLE LHC-Font-SouthernBelle TERRACOTTA LHC-Font-Terracotta

ADOBE CASLON LHC-Font-AdobeCaslon AMERICAN TYPEWRITER LHC-Font-AmericanTypewriter AT SACKERS CLASSIC ROMAN LHC-Font-ATSackersClassicRoman BOLTON LHC-Font-Bolton BOOK ANTIQUA LHC-Font-BookAntiqua CENTAUR LHC-Font-Centaur COPPERPLATE GOTHIC LHC-Font-CopperplateGothic ECCENTRIC LHC-Font-Eccentric HANDLE OLD STYLE LHC-Font-HandleOldStyle HOBBY HORSE LHC-Font-HobbyHorse IM FELL ENGLISH LHC-Font-IMFellEnglish MRS. EAVES LHC-Font-MrsEaves RUBBER STAMP LHC-Font-RubberStamp SHADY LADY LHC-Font-ShadyLady SUGARPLUM LHC-Font-Sugarplum TRUE COLORS LHC-Font-KGTrueColors TRAJAN LHC-Font-Trajan

wedding invitation paper choices

INVITATION PAPERS

At Laura Hooper Calligraphy we work with only the finest 100% cotton invitation papers and envelopes. We offer three paper colors: Bright White, Off-White and Ecru. Each color comes in two paper weight options depending upon printing method: Standard 110lb cover, or Extra-thick 220lb cover.

turnaround times

INVITATION TURNAROUND

Please allow 7-10 business days from time you place your order for a digital proof. Once your order is approved we will prepare your files for press. Digital/flat printed orders take approximately 2 weeks for printing. Letterpress and foil printed orders take approximately 4 – 6 weeks from proof approval.

wedding invitation ink colors

INVITATION INK COLORS

Color is one of the most important aspects of your wedding. Color accentuates the theme, sets the tone and brings life to your special day. When picking your unique color palette, think about your venue, flowers you always dreamed of, and specific decor you would like to include.

Your wedding colors will bring your vision to life and combine all of your interests into a cohesive and vibrant design. Also, every color has its own personality – pink exudes femininity, green speaks nature – so your wedding colors should represent your personal style and theme. Choose a color below and see how Laura Hooper Calligraphy can incorporate even the most unique color palettes into a custom and elegant wedding suite.

Please note that since devices, computers and displays can vary greatly and are calibrated differently, all colors viewed online should be considered approximate. Ink varies slightly from press run to press run; we cannot guarantee color match for items ordered at different times. Letterpress inks are hand mixed for each order and vary slightly from colors shown on screen. Sample kits are available so that you may see ink colors in person.

Looking for a color not shown here? No problem — just let us know the Pantone number and we can mix an ink just for you (custom ink mix fee: $45).

A few tips for choosing ink colors: 1. Dark colors are best for small text and for digital printing   2. Choose one or two ink colors for your entire invitation suite for a cohesive look and feel   3. Light ink colors are lovely when letterpressed, but can be difficult to read when flat/digitally printed   4. Metallic inks are slightly metallic when printed letterpress and more shiny when foil printed.

INVITATION INK COLORS

Aubergine ink
AUBERGINE
Beet ink
BEET
Black ink
BLACK
Blossom ink
BLOSSOM
Bluebell ink
BLUEBELL
Cement ink
CEMENT
Chartreuse ink
CHARTREUSE
Chhocolate ink
CHOCOLATE
Clover ink
CLOVER
Coral ink
CORAL
Curry ink
CURRY
Fig ink
FIG
Fuchsia ink
FUCHSIA
Gravel ink
GRAVEL
Lake ink
LAKE
Mint ink
MINT
Moss ink
MOSS
Night Blue ink
NIGHT BLUE
Papaya ink
PAPAYA
Paper Bag ink
PAPER BAG
Peacock ink
PEACOCK
Persimmon ink
PERSIMMON
Plum ink
PLUM
Pool ink
POOL
Poppy ink
POPPY
Red ink
RED
Royal Blue ink
ROYAL BLUE
Sage ink
SAGE
Slate ink
SLATE
Sunshine ink
SUNSHINE
Aqua ink
CURRY
Silver ink
SILVER
Gold ink
GOLD

 

wedding invitation printing methods

INVITATION PRINT METHODS

We offer two printing methods: Flat Digital Printing or Letterpress Printing. Flat digital printing is a common form of printing, using digital or offset machines the design of your choice is inked onto the paper. Our most inexpensive print method, the ink is flush with the paper, leaving it neither raised, or indented to the touch. Best for designs where multiple colors are used for a vibrant appearance. Letterpress printing is a luxurious print technique where metal plates are used on an antique machine to “press” the ink of choice into the paper. The machine is hand-fed the paper and operated by an artisan specially trained in this craft. Letterpress is best for designs with one or two colors.

 

order wedding invitation samples

INVITATION SAMPLES

A wide assortment of samples for making your decision about ink colors, calligraphy, maps or invitations.. When you order please put in the notes which styles, colors and papers you are most interested in so we are sure to include them! If you are interested in specific calligraphy styles, maps, or invitation sets please indicate which you like as well.

Samples are perfect to see our different print methods: letterpress, flat print and foil print and to understand what makes them special.

Each sample packet is different and not all samples are available at all times. Laura Hooper Calligraphy reserves the right to substitute similar samples to aide in the decision making process, or that demonstrate similar colors, styles, or quality.

Order a sample pack