SAVE THE DATE 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.
SAVE THE DATE 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 ADORN GARLAND ALANA ALLEGRO ALLURA ANNA CLARA ARTISTS SCRIPT AYA SCRIPT A YUMMY APOLOGY BELLUCCIA BICKLEY SCRIPT BICKHAM SCRIPT BLACKADDER BOMBSHELL BURGUES SCRIPT CANTONI CAROLYNA CARPENTER CENTERIA SCRIPT CEZANNE CHAMPAGNE CITADEL DAISY LAU DANCING SCRIPT DEAREST SWASH EDWARDIAN SCRIPT EXMOUTH FEEL SCRIPT FRENCH SCRIPT GREAT VIBES GRAVURA GWENDOLYN HARLEAN HOMEMADE APPLE LANDLIEBE LA JOLLA LA PORTENIA DE LA BOCA LILY WANG MADELINETTE MARDIAN MA SEXY MEA CULPA NELLY SCRIPT NELLY SCRIPT FLOURISH PANSY BO PARFUMERIE SCRIPT PEONI PETRA SCRIPT RIVA SLOOP SLOOP SCRIPT TWO STRINGFELLOWS SWEETHEART SCRIPT THIRSTY ROUGH ZANER ONE
AMATIC ARRIERE GARDE AT SACKERS GOTHIC BABY BOSTON BUTCHER BASE OUTLINE CENTURY GOTHIC ENGRAVERS GOTHIC MATHLETE MOSSY MR MOUSTACHE SOUTHERN BELLE TERRACOTTA
ADOBE CASLON AMERICAN TYPEWRITER AT SACKERS CLASSIC ROMAN BOLTON BOOK ANTIQUA CENTAUR COPPERPLATE GOTHIC ECCENTRIC HANDLE OLD STYLE HOBBY HORSE IM FELL ENGLISH MRS. EAVES RUBBER STAMP SHADY LADY SUGARPLUM TRUE COLORS TRAJAN
SAVE THE DATE 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.
SAVE THE DATE TURNAROUND
Please allow seven 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 will ship within 15 days of proof approval. Letterpress and foil printed orders will ship within 4 – 6 weeks from proof approval.
SAVE THE DATE 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.
SAVE THE DATE PRINT METHODS
We offer three printing methods: Flat Digital Printing; Letterpress Printing; and Foil Printing.
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.
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.
SAVE THE DATE PRICING
Single-sided Map: $1.95 each
Double-sided Map/postcard: $2.95 each
Envelopes printed with return address: $1.95 each
Blank Envelopes: $.40 each
Envelope Liners: $2.00 each
5×7” Magnets: $2.50 each
4.25×5.5” Magnets: $2.25 each
3.5×5” Magnets: $1.85 each
SAVE THE DATE SAMPLES
A wide assortment of samples for making your decision about ink colors, calligraphy, maps, save the dates 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, foil printing or flat printing and to understand what makes them special.
Each sample packet is different and contains more than 15 different samples!
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.
CUSTOM SAVE THE DATE DESIGNS
Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for in our existing designs? Not to worry. Laura Hooper Calligraphy would be pleased to design a custom suite. With a variety of papers, textures and ink colors available we’ll design something unique just for you.
Please allow 4-6 weeks minimum for custom design and printing.