Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Cymbidium Orchid Wedding Invitation Set

It doesn't stop at the orchid invitation. You got to have the orchid menus, the orchid table numbers, the orchid place cards, the orchid program fans, orchid water bottle labels, orchid CD favors, it's endless! Even though it seems like design overload, by making your theme consistent throughout your event, you set the tone of your wedding, and it will actually look like you put some thought into it!
The Cymbidium Orchid is commonly used in weddings. The delicate petals and exotic colors add appeal to this flower. So if you are using this flower in your wedding, consider it for your stationary! This design was originally created for friends of ours that got married in 2007. She simply gave us a picture that she took from the internet: Then I designed her invitations around that picture. You might have seen this design in previous blogs. The original invitation was printed flat on a 4-color printer on top of white canvas paper to bring out the Cymbidium design. I was never able to do this same design in thermography or letterpress until now. The new design is now a 3-color design and will be printed in thermography. There is a 2-color version for those who would like to splurge for letterpress. Don't forget to complete the look with all the other details. Below shows it displayed in our exclusive Paper Crew A7 pocket-folder in a matte fudge chocolate. Our folders come in any color. You pick the paper from over 3000 swatches! The envelope features our unique "Over the top" Invitation Address Labels, shown here on metallic paper, consistent with the paper used for the invitation. This label wraps over the top of the envelope (hence the name) and includes your return address as well as your guests' names and address. I simply give you an excel spreadsheet to follow. You fill it out and email it back to me. Your envelopes will come addressed using the same fonts and design as your invitation! This is definitely worth the money AND TIME!
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We have a reception set that includes: menus, table numbers and escort cards or place cards. The reception set is a great add on to any invitation order. You will be surprised to see that you can add these details for less than you thought. I know that below is a cheesy Photoshop picture of our menu on a place setting. But imagine what this would look like without it! Did you spend all that photography money to show nothing but white linen?! Jazz up your tables with a little design. Your white tables and photographer will thank you for it!The escort cards/place cards are also printed with your guests' names and table number, even entée. There is another excel format that I have you follow that will merge to all the cards. Another time saver if you were planning on writing them yourself, or even better another money saver if you were planning on spending the average $1.00 each for caligraphy!

Don't forget about that ceremony program. The boring letter half programs just don't cut it anymore! Do you have a flower that you'd like to make program fans out of? Shown below is an orchid program fan. Back side shows the coordinating orchid design and the front is the program information. Spruced up with different coordinating ribbon. Now tell me if your guests will throw this away? I think not!
By now you just can't stop yourself. You want EVERYTHING to coordinate! Offer your guests water bottles with your custom Cymbidium orchid design. They'll be so overwhelmed that you thought of something so small and praise you for your attention to detail. Believe it or not...water bottle labels start at $0.35 each. That's right folks...add that to your order while you're at it!So your guests get the awesome invitation, then go to the wedding and fight over the flower program fans, then take a sip of water from the water bottles with your custom labels, they go to your reception and see their name on the coordinating escort card, find the table with the matching table numbers, go to their seat with the matching this time they are believers that you do this for a living. Of course the favors would match! The CD comes in a fudge chocolate pocket with a cute little saying on the paper band. The CD itself matches the theme...yet again. Add your song list to the back of the pocket or even on the CD! Do what you want...that's what we're here for! Tweak it to the left, make it green, add more flowers, take some out. It's all up to you!
As a bride, when you are ready to order your invitations, think of it as ordering your entire stationary set. Getting all of your printing done by one vendor (US!!!) will insure the consistency you want in your wedding and reception.
If it has paper...we do it!
Invitations • Save the Dates • Magnets • Thank you Cards • Photo Cards • Favor Labels • Wine Bottle Labels • Envelope Lining • Seating Charts • Rehearsal Invitations • Welcome Packages and itinerary • Program Books • Program Fans • CD labels • DVD Cover Labels • Menus • Table Numbers • Book Markers • Kid's Menus • Match books • Guest Books • Flower Girl Paper Boxes • Ceremony Tissue Packs • AND SO MUCH MORE! Get a quote today by emailing us at

Email me the following information and we'll get back to you by the next business day with a quote!
1) Quantity of invitations
2) Any additional custom pieces that you desire for the invitation (i.e.
direction card, reception card, any other inserts, ribbon, embellishments, pocket folders, labels, etc.)
3) Any additional stationary you will be ordering to
coordinate (i.e. programs, escort cards, menus, thank you cards,
save-the-dates, etc.) as well as estimated quantities of each
4) Deadline for mail out
5) Event Date
6) Full information and the best time to call you (Please include: phone numbers and address)

We can normally calculate a quote from the information above.
We look forward to working with you on every aspect of your stationary! Email us today!
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1 comment:

Twired Jen said...


Love thos invitations! However I'm wondering if the lettering could be done in PURPLE vs fuschia?

I'm having purple orchids at my wedding with accents of chartruese.