He asked & you said Yes! ... now what?
First impressions are everything, and the introduction to your Big Day is no exception. Choosing the right invitations sets the tone for the wedding itself.
At Waverly General Store we have been helping couples make a statement with their invitations for over a decade. Whether your date is next year or 3 months from now, let us help you design the perfect invitations, announcements for your big day.
Crane’s 100% Cotton Papers — Lettra, Kid Finish, and Imagine Finish — offer an earth-friendly paper of unsurpassed quality. Made with cotton fibers recovered from the apparel trade and the fine fibers left after ginning cotton seed, Crane papers are truly tree-free. The inherently white cotton fibers require fewer chemicals for processing and produce less waste.
William Arthur Papers -- William Arthur’s papers are manufactured according to exacting standards using only the finest hard and soft wood fibers, carefully blended to provide the soft feel, creamy texture and substantial weight associated with fine stationery and invitations. They are acid free, endowing them with archival like properties.
There are many types of printing processes to individualize your invitations. Below you'll find just a few of the options offered to create your custom invitations.
Engraving creates finely detailed lettering and designs, with slight indentations on the reverse side of the paper. Text and design are etched into a copper engraving plate called a die. Ink is applied to the die and wiped off the surface but the remains in the engraved cavity. Engraving is also a go-to for formal event invitations such as weddings, and in fact it is particularly well suited to grand social occasions.
Thermography - Sometimes referred to as "imitation engraving", thermography produces an effect similar to engraving in that it can be felt on the surface of the paper. Because it does not require the creation of an engraved plate, thermography is less expensive and faster than engraving. It offers a good trade-off between price and results for those who want to make an impression similar to that of engraving.
Letterpress - Wonderfully tactile and simply exquisite, letterpress printing has a rich, warm feel that one can't help but appreciate. Colors appear deep and rich in tone, with a luxurious matte finish. The pressing process transfers the ink and leaves a deep impression on the paper creating a three-dimensional print. Letterpress offers a contemporary sophistication that works on all types of stationery and invitations.
Foil Stamping - Shiny and lustrous, foil stamping can make a glittering impression for special projects. Whether it’s used alone or in conjunction with another printing process, foil stamping is all about adding that extra special sparkle to create an alluring combination of visuals and textures. The sparkle makes foil stamping an obvious choice for festive occasions. But used with care and incorporated into designs with subtlety, it’s an equally wonderful choice for wedding and event invitations and cards
Liners and Edging Create Your Style
Beautiful liners and edging will make your personal style show. Embossed frames, gilded or beveled edges, laser cut details, and more are the details that will help you make a statement with your invitation.
Day of Essentials
The details make the party!
Place cards - place cards can be used at any event to simplify the seating process. They can be either tented and free-standing, or flat and placed in a holder or propped against the water glass.
Menu Cards - When incorporated into a breathtaking table setting elegant menu cards bring polished perfection to any event.
Wedding Program - Wedding Programs are a great place to formally and publicly thank people who have been helpful and supportive in your lives, or pay tribute to deceased loved ones.