the collection guide

Beginning the paper process can be overwhelming, but also so exciting! We have made our process as easy as possible, and our Wedding Collection Guide is here walk you through it. You'll know exactly what to expect, and you'll have a pretty wedding suite in your hands before you know it.
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the process

Below is a step-by-step guide to the ordering, design and shipping process for your wedding invitations.

01. select your suite

I have curated a collection of some of my most requested stationery suites. Find a suite that speaks to you and your overall wedding day vision. All suites are semi-custom, meaning we can tweak them to match your color scheme and vision.

02. order and chat

As you prepare to place your order, it is important to consider your wording and color choices. During the ordering process you will be asked to complete a detailed form to capture the information we will use to create your personalized suite that features your wording, style and color selections.


Once your details have been submitted, I begin designing. Initial proofs can be expected within 7 business days of ordering your suite. Your digital proof will include all pieces of your suite.


You have 48 hours to review your initial proof and respond with any revisions. You have 2 complimentary rounds of revisions. Upon final approval, we are off to print! Please allow 7-10 business days for digital printing and shipping. Please allow up to 4 weeks for letterpress printing and shipping. Once your order ships, you will receive tracking information.


A sample of Digital Printing

Digital printing is a standard style of printing producing a smooth, flat finish. The most common printing method, digital printing is a standard style of printing producing a smooth, flat finish. Digital printing is also known as flat printing.


A sample of Letterpress Printing

Letterpress printing is done by creating a plate of your design. The plate is inked with rich matte ink, then pressed into Crane’s Lettra Cotton Paper. When running your fingers over the print, you can feel the indentation.


A sample of Foil Printing

Foil printing starts with a sheet of metallic foil, that is then pressed by a metal plate of your design into 100% cotton paper. The result is similar to letterpress. You can feel the impression in the paper. Rather than matte ink, the design is pressed into the paper with shiny metallic foil. 



Our semi-custom collection suites are priced to offer single or double ply. 

Single Ply is #120, Mohawk
Double Ply is #240, Mohawk (twice the thickness of the single ply)

paper weight

Our semi-custom collection suites are priced for white or ivory. White is a true bright white, while ivory is a soft off-white. Ivory is not a yellow, ecru paper. 
Pictured above: ivory on left, white on right.

Paper color upgrades are available. Please speak with Nellie prior to ordering if you wish to upgrade to a colored paper.  

paper color


Below is a selection of our most requested ink colors.
Please note, colors may not print as they are seen on screen. It is recommended that you review past invitation samples prior to
ordering with Nellie Sparkman Stationery.