banter and charm

INVESTMENT

When you order wedding invitations from Banter & Charm, you're getting more than paper and ink. You're receiving one-on-one service from a professional with years of experience (me!) From the initial inquiry to the moment you receive your invitations, I will personally attend to your order and offer guidance every step of the way.

First impressions matter. Your wedding stationery is your family and friends' first look at your big day, so let's make it count. I am infatuated with pretty stationery (I hope you are too!), and that is reflected in the materials I use: classic cotton paper and envelopes- soft and thick, with a subtle texture that begs to be touched; handmade Italian papers in blush pink and soft gray; cardstock in the perfect shade of sky blue that is manufactured locally. For a truly luxurious feel, you can upgrade to double thick paper. Envelopes are available in a rainbow of colors, along with liners to match. Every piece in your order is professionally printed with meticulous attention to quality. I offer unique finishes, like custom die cut shapes and edge painting. Top it all off with envelope addressing and a custom postage stamp, and you have a wedding invitation suite sure to impress your guests.

wedding collection designs
letterpress collection
foil stamped wedding invitations
letterpress invitations

The designs featured in Banter & Charm's wedding collection are just a starting point. You can customize everything: change the paper, envelope color, ink colors, wording, fonts, and more to create your dream invitation. All at no extra cost!

HOW IT WORKS

With so many options to choose from, the pricing guide can be a bit overwhelming. If numbers make your eyes cross, simply request a quote and I'll send over pricing for your specific needs.

Everything is available a la carte, so you can have all the options you desire (and none of the ones you don't need).

Pricing for each piece is dependent on the print method and quantity ordered. The higher the quantity, the lower the cost is per piece.

Flat printing is the most affordable printing option. Letterpress and foil stamping are more costly, since each piece is hand fed through a printing press one at a time. Letterpress and foil orders are also priced per ink or foil color (a separate printing plate and additional run through the press is required for each color).

For a set of 100, pricing starts at $485 for flat printing, $825 for letterpress, or $1040 for foil stamping.
This includes the invitation, rsvp, and blank envelopes with the standard customization options (changing the wording, colors, and fonts). View the invitation customization guide to see all your options.

I'm happy to provide options in a variety of price ranges, however most Banter & Charm couples allocate at least 6% of their total budget (or $1600-$2000) to wedding stationery.

Shipping is an additional cost, and is determined based on the size and destination of your order.
6% sales tax will be added to all orders shipped within Michigan.

A base set includes the invitation and RSVP card on 100% cotton paper with matching blank envelopes. All items are available to purchase separately; please view the complete pricing guide for details.

base set pricing

Collection designs are any designs shown in Banter & Charm's wedding collection. Pricing for collection designs includes changing the wording, colors, and fonts, along with your choice of paper and envelope color. View the invitation customization guide to see all your options.

wedding collection designs
letterpress collection
foil stamped wedding invitations
letterpress invitations

For 100 sets, pricing starts at $485 for flat printing, $825 for letterpress, or $1040 for foil stamping. A set includes the invitation and RSVP card on cotton paper with matching blank envelopes.

The Gilded Collection is a subset of the wedding collection that pairs a non-editable foil element with personalized flat printing. Only designs shown in the Gilded Collection qualify for this special pricing. Upgrade to a design with custom foil for $200 per item.

Flat printing paired with foil stamping is offered on Brilliant White or Soft White cotton paper in 118# cover weight.

You can choose unlimited standard ink colors for the flat print portion of the design. Choose from gold, silver, rose gold, or copper for the foil portion.

foil stamped wedding invitations
wedding envelope addressing
white ink envelope printing
white ink on navy envelopes

For 100 sets, pricing starts at $570 for Gilded Collection designs. A set includes the invitation and RSVP card on cotton paper with matching blank envelopes.

What is a semi-custom design? Basically, it is taking any design from the wedding collection and making it your own. The following four versions of the Hope design show some adjustments you can make to personalize any design.

The first version on the left is the original design, shown in 2-color letterpress. The second version is also in 2-color letterpress, but this time the fonts have been changed, and the placement of the lace graphic was also adjusted. The third version features another font and type layout change, and this time the bride chose gold foil stamping for the lace graphic. The last version features a horizontal layout, along with changes to the ink color, fonts, and lace graphic placement.

Original Design

semi custom invitation example

Color Change, Lace Moved

pearl white paper

Added Foil Stamping

double thick paper

Switch to Landscape Layout

2 ply letterpress paper

For 100 sets, pricing for semi-custom designs starts at $485 for flat printing, $825 for letterpress, or $1040 for foil stamping. A set includes the invitation and RSVP card on cotton paper with matching blank envelopes.
This is the same price as a collection design! There is no additional charge for semi-custom designs.

Bespoke invitations are a custom design created from scratch just for you. If you're looking for a creative invitation you can't find anywhere else, want to incorporate special details unique to you and your partner, or have an amazing idea for an out of the ordinary stationery suite, Bespoke is the option for you!

While I'd like to create a custom design for every couple, please take a look at my work first to make sure our aesthetics match up. My specialty is classic and traditional designs with elegant typography and minimal accents. If you are looking for a custom watercolor illustration or something with an ultra modern vibe, we may not be a good match. (But I would LOVE to recommend a fellow stationer that is!)

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bespoke wedding invitation
custom monogram invitations
bespoke letterpress wedding invitations

Custom design fees start at $200 for Bespoke invitations. This cost is in addition to the price of the stationery and any upgrades you select. Please request a quote and provide as many details* about your project as possible so I can prepare pricing for your project.

*Sending inspiration images is a great way to give me an idea of the type of design you'd like. But I will not copy another designer's work, so please do not ask.

This is where you can take your invitation suite from exceptional to extraordinary. Hand calligraphy, custom maps, unique die cut shapes, double thick paper, edge painting, envelope liners, and more.

Pricing varies depending on the upgrades or add ons you choose. View page 10 of the pricing guide, or request a quote and mention the specific options you'd like.

custom die cut shapes
floral envelope liner
metallic gold edgepainting
custom map designs

Flat Printing || $2.25 per set

Envelope address printing starts at $2.25 per set for flat printing. This includes your return address printed on the back flap of the mailing envelope, mailing address printed on the front of the RSVP envelope, and individual guest mailing addresses printed on the outer envelope. Flat printing is available in dark inks on light colored envelopes.

White Ink || $3 per set

Dark colored envelopes can be printed with white ink using a specialty flat print method. White ink envelope printing starts at $3 per set for return, RSVP, and guest address printing. White ink is only available on Black, Slate, Chocolate, Paper Bag, Eggplant, Wine, Navy, Emerald, Peacock, and Crimson envelopes.

Hand Calligraphy || ~$3 per envelope

I am happy to partner with a few trusted calligraphers to offer hand calligraphy. Pricing varies based on the style and calligrapher you choose, but you can expect to spend around $3 per envelope for a hand calligraphed guest address.

Letterpress & Foil Stamping

Letterpress or foil stamping is available for your return address and RSVP mailing address. Refer to the individual pricing found in the Letterpress and Foil Stamping sections of the pricing guide.

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wedding envelope addressing
white ink envelope printing
white ink on navy envelopes

Continue your invitation theme on your wedding day with coordinating day of stationery! Every suite in Banter & Charm's wedding collection features programs and reception stationery (like menus, table numbers, escort cards, or signs) to match your invitation. Pricing includes changing the wording, colors, and fonts. Menus and programs are also available in letterpress or foil stamping.

View page 12 of the pricing guide or request a quote for details.