5 Reasons Why Embossed Wedding Invitations Are the Height of Elegance

Elegant and classic wedding invitations are timeless and we think they should be embossed.

Ah, embossed wedding stationery! The creme de la creme of luxury wedding invitations. You simply can't beat the feeling of running your fingers over those beautifully raised letters, can you?

First, let's talk about how an embossed wedding invitation is made. The process may appear quite simple, but it requires skill and precision to get it just right.

Basically, an embossed design is created using a metal plate that is etched with your desired layout. The plate is then placed onto the paper, and pressure is applied, which raises the design up off the paper, giving it that beautiful 3D effect. The result is a stunning, tactile design that your guests won't be able to resist touching.

Before you start planning your bespoke wedding stationery, be aware that wedding invitations come with a glossary that you need to know.  This is certainly true with regards to the different types of embossing techniques.  There are a few to choose from. Here, in a nutshell, are some of the most common:

  • Blind Embossing: a technique used to create a subtle, tone-on-tone effect. Instead of using ink, the design is raised off the paper without any additional colour or texture.
  • Debossing: the opposite of embossing. Debossing creates a depression in the paper. This technique can be used to create both a subtle effect or a dramatic, deep impression.
  • Foil Embossing: is method combines embossing with metallic foil. The design is first embossed onto the paper, and then metallic foil is added to create a shiny, eye-catching effect.
  • Registered Embossing: is a technique used to create an embossed design that lines up perfectly with a printed design. This can be a bit more complex, but it's a great way to create a truly unique, bespoke wedding invitations.

With so many formal invite styles and design techniques to pick from, why is it that embossed wedding invites remain so desirable; even in this highly digital age?

Here are the top 5 reasons why:

1. The Formality

Let's face it, a wedding is a formal occasion. You can't just rock up in your PJs and expect to be welcomed with open arms. No, no, no! You need a formal invite to announce your arrival, and what better way to do that than with an embossed wedding invitation? It screams 'I'm important!' and 'I'm elegant!' all at the same time. And let's be honest, who doesn't want to feel elegant?

2. The Luxury

When it comes to society weddings, only the best will do.  If you're getting married at a grand venue and your guests are all high-flyers, you can't send out any old invite.  It would be the ultimate social faux pas!  You need luxury stationery that will make your guests go weak at the knees.  Embossed wedding invitations are the epitome of luxury. They're like a Rolls Royce - expensive, but oh-so-worth it.

3. The Traditionalism

There's something about a traditional wedding that just screams 'classy'. And what's more traditional than bespoke, traditional wedding invitations? When you send out embossed invites, you're harking back to a bygone era when things were done properly. Your guests will appreciate the nod to tradition, and you'll feel like you're part of something special. It's a win-win!

 4. The Permanence

Let's face it, most invites get chucked in the bin as soon as the wedding is over. But bespoke wedding invites are different – especially the embossed kind.  It's like a work of art that your guests will want to keep forever. They'll admire it, stroke it, and maybe even frame it. And every time they look at it, they'll think of your special day. Now that's what we call a lasting impression.

 5. The Bragging Rights

Let's be honest, we all like to show off a little bit. And when it comes to your wedding, most of us want to show off a lot. By sending out embossed wedding invites, you're telling your guests that you've made it. You're at the top of your game. You're the king or queen of the world. Okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the idea. You'll be the envy of all your friends and family, and you'll feel like a million dollars.

So, there you have it, folks. The top 5 reasons why embossed wedding stationery should be top of your wedding stationery list.  It is so desirable. It's formal, luxurious, traditional, permanent, and it gives you bragging rights. What more could you ask for?  If you're planning a wedding and you want to make a statement, get yourself some embossed wedding invites. Your guests will thank you for it (and secretly envy you too).

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