The Wedding Invitation Handbook: Wording, Design, Printing

Julie Holcomb

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Many engaged couples want their invitations to reflect top-quality artisan style rather than a mass-produced design. This thorough guide covers all you need to know to ensure your invitations are creatively perfect. It will also prove invaluable for specialty artisan printers who produce work for nuptials. All the elements of wedding stationery are covered here, including the invitation, envelopes, reception cards, ceremony cards, reply cards, and more. Guidance on wording, envelope addresses, design, and printing allows you to confidently make correct choices. Examples include wording for every type of observance, whether it be a traditional, blended, or same-sex marriage, or a non-religious or commitment ceremony. This is a key reference for anyone planning their union, as well as small letterpress printers, calligraphers, and others who offer similar handmade invitations.

Size: 5 1/2" x 8" | 30 illus./diagrams | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764356100

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Julie Holcomb has been practicing the craft of letterpress printing for more than 35 years. Her invitation work has been featured in wedding magazines including Bride’s and Martha Stewart Weddings. Her work has won many awards. It is in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, and has been exhibited in galleries around the world including The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Julie is the founder and proprietor of Julie Holcomb Printers. Her letterpress wedding invitations are available at fine stationery stores nationwide.