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Unique Wedding Invitations & Event announcements

melissa nyssen With an enchanting transformation takes place, an alchemy of sorts. Plain cards turn into beautiful and distinctive designs. By mixing modern, vintage and earth-friendly components you will end up with a unique invitation sure to get raves. Our unmatched variety of premium papers and exquisite embellishments will enhance your personal style, whether you decide to go dreamy and romantic or chic and modern. Inimitable luxury for a fantastic affordable price can be yours. You can create a card so charming your guests will save them. Let your imagination soar.

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Our family-owned stationery boutique is dedicated to providing unique invitations for those who wish for something different.'s original announcements feature luxurious layers of fine papers adorned with distinctive ornamentation for texture and interest, making them stand out from typical flat cards. Our invitations are available as affordable diy (do-it-yourself) invitation kits or custom printed, to fit every budget. View our blog for wedding invitations ideas and like us on Facebook for updates and exclusive promotions just for fans.

DIY Wedding Invitations Kits

We provide everything needed to make affordable invitations with an expensive look and feel using our exclusive diy wedding invitations. The high-end look of these announcements is achieved by using a heavyweight card layered with a printable overlay, adorned with a unique embellishment. Select from over fifty cards, including rich solids, sparkling metallics, vintage and modern prints or handmade cotton petal paper. The invitation overlays are available in translucent vellum to reveal the card underneath or a crisp white, for contrast. The overlay is also provided in standard- sized sheets for easy printing (no tiny sheets to feed!) ...just download our free template, print and cut. Beautiful embellishments add the unique look to these layered invitations, select from chic grosgrain and satin belts with metal buckles, intricate metal charms, natural lokta, glamorous metallic cording with glass beads, delicate unryu sashes, decorative and crystal jewel brads, real skeletonized leaves, silky marabou feathers, exquisite lace, embroidered jacquard wraps, miniature silk flowers or beautiful fine papers sashes. Our announcements were designed to be made easily with our tried, tested and ready-to-go supplies, step-by-step online instructional videos will guide even the most craft-challenged bride. Our diy wedding invitation kits include the card, printable overlay, embellishment and envelope or you can mix and match invitation components to create your own personalized one-of-a-kind design.

Printed Layered Invitations

No time to do-it-yourself? Choose from our beautiful layered invitations featuring luxurious papers and unique embellishments, and we will print the overlay to your specifications, assembly is also offered as an option. There are three steps for ordering custom printed layered invitations: first select from our exclusive invitations kits or mix and match invitation supplies to create your own design, view our blog for wedding invitation ideas. Next, add the add custom printing on overlay, envelope printing, corresponding cards and/or attaching if desired, the price will vary based on quantity ordered. Lastly, fill out the Personalization Form to specify your fonts, artwork and wording. After you have checked out and we receive your order and form, we will email a proof within two business days, your order will not be printed until the proof is approved by you. The overlay will be printed in matte black ink, please allow 2-5 business days for printing and/or assembly.

Printed Full-Color Invitation Cards

We can also create gorgeous full-color custom invitation cards, to use alone or as a custom card for our layered invites, printed to your specifications. Select from our exclusive designs and substitute a color, font or illustration, at no extra charge, or we can use your artwork or photos. After we receive your order, we will email a .pdf file for you to approve then ship printed cards five business days after approval. The cards are also offered as a paperless invitation for you to print or email ...perfect for save-the-dates, rehearsal dinner or showers.

Earth-Friendly Recycled Papers Since 1991

Every effort is made to offer the most earth-friendly invitations since we started in 1991. Our envelopes, white overlays, reply cards and cover stock are made from recycled invitations100% post-consumer recycled fibers, the heavyweight cards are 30-100% recycled or tree-free recycled cotton. We are an approved business by Green America and have been featured in Bride's 75 Best Wedding Sites, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bridal Guide, Instyle, Bridal Bargains and the Style Channel. is Upfront. Find us on Google+.

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"I love Formal Invitations. I wanted something unique and I couldn't find anything until I stumbled across this site. They have a very good and affordable selection of invitations for DIYers or assembled..."

"The quality of the papers was superb and the assembling instructions easy to follow. The end result was so impressive that one guest even added a note to his reply saying our invitation was without a doubt the most beautiful of the many they'd received this year "

"I just wanted to thank you so much again for the gorgeous invitations! I'm already sending them out and getting many, many compliments on them! People don't believe me when I tell them they were assembled by me and came from your online store..."

"...I received so many great compliments about the invitations I purchased from your website last year, that here I [placed] an order for another upcoming event....Just wanted to thank you. I am now in receipt of the order and everything was delivered as order. Thank you very much and will be back soon with future orders."

"I was so pleased with the order. After our invitations were done and sent out, everyone remarked how beautiful and professional and unique they were! I would definitely order these again."

"their supplies are terrific and high quality. invitations are beautiful, affordable, and look fantastic. i made about 80 invitations for less than half of the cost, and with handmade paper. it was nice to have a handmade touch from both my assembly and the paper itself! thanks again."

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