timeless stationery documenting the most important day of your life

Wedding Invitations

Wedding invitation featuring a watercolor venue painting on the envelope liner, navy blue letterpress, door county map, hand-sewn details booklet with light blue cover and letterpress. This classic wedding invitation is secured with a wax seal and navy ribbon. The mailing envelope features vintage postage.

Creating meaningful wedding stationery that will stand the test of time

After designing wedding invitations for more than 100 couples over the past few years, I’ve really come to value wedding invitation suites that are not only thoughtfully designed and beautiful, but are classic, timeless, and full of each couple’s personality.

The feeling you receive when working with me is most important.  I want you to feel my love, care and attention when I am guiding you through the ins and outs of wording and etiquette, when sketching and designing invitations that show off your personality, and when I am meticulously assembling your wedding invitation suite with wax seals, silk ribbons, and all the works.

When your guest receives a beautiful envelope addressed to them,  it’s like a special gift.  They excitedly open the envelope to explore luxurious papers, hand-stamped wax seals, and fine silk ribbons.  Together we create and share the anticipation and excitement your guests feel knowing they are invited to your wedding day —  the event of the season!

Working with me, you will receive a stress-free experience that starts with mood boards and sketches and ends with the most beautiful pieces to mail to your wedding guests and to document the most important day of you life.

Not only will you receive meaningful wedding invitations, but you will receive more time to enjoy your engagement together because you have a professional wedding stationer handling every detail for you.

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What's Included

stress-free design experience

Wording & Etiquette

I help you every step of the way to make sure you are not offending anyone and your invitation suite is using proper etiquette.

Client Portal

Your client portal is the place for everything pertaining to your wedding invitations – contract, invoice, emails, forms, proofing, and a few special tips and guides to help you along the way.

Digital Mockup

Each proof you will receive a digital mock up to visualize your suite as a whole, plus individual images of each piece for you to review in greater detail.   

Complimentary Revisions

All custom designs receive up to four proofs (most clients only use two).  During this process, you can add embellishments like wax seals, vintage postage, silk ribbons, vellum wraps, and more to bring together your perfect wedding invitation suite.

All my couples who have to postpone due to Covid-19, receive an extra round of text revisions for wording, time, date, and venue changes.

Printing & Production

Once you approve your invitation for print, I send your pieces off to the professional printer to be printed on take high quality, thick paper.  After I receive your wedding invitations, I look through them for quality control, complete any assembly as noted in your invoice, and package them up for you!  

Shipping & Mailing

I offer assembly and mailing services for all couples.  No need to worry about the long lines at US Post Office or the trickiness in applying correct postage, I take care of mailing your wedding invitations to your guests. 

If you choose this service, I will assemble, stuff, seal, stamp, and mail your wedding invitations to your friends and loved ones.

If you would prefer to assemble yourself, I will package them up in one box.  You have the choice to pick up from my studio or ship them to you via FedEx.


Letterpress wedding invitation on handmade paper with the Adler Planetarium of Chicago illustration. This invitation suite also features a floral envelope liner, oval details card with floral border for the rehearsal dinner invitation, and mail in response cards. The wedding details card has another element of texture and color with a wedding crest at the top as a nod to the bass as a nod to the band playing during cocktail hour. The final touches are a hand dyed silk ribbon and vintage postage.



Custom Invitations: Design begins 6-7 months before your wedding date with couples securing their date 6-12 months before their wedding.

Rush orders may be available based on my current design schedule.

Most common print methods are Foil Stamping, Flat/Digital Printing, Digital White Ink, and Letterpress. 

I also offer thermography, engraving, embossing, and debossing. 

No matter the print method, I use the best printers that specialize in the specific print method.

Yes!  Let me take care of everything from full assembly, stuffing and sealing envelopes, stamping, and hand delivery to the post office on your mailing day, so you can enjoy your engagement and focus on other wedding planning tasks.

As soon as possible! The best time to order your day-of paper goods is while we’re discussing your wedding invitations. All you have to do is secure your spot — then we can chat about your details down the road.   It is best to secure your spot on my design calendar in advance!

No worries!  I have been doing my best to make this as stress-free as possible for my couples and is a different answer for each couple. 

Some things I have done for clients is create a complimentary digital postponement announcement to be emailed and shared on social media, created postponements that compliment your wedding invitations to be mailed to guests, extended timeline to give more time to make decisions based on local guidelines, and upgrade printing methods for higher end printing at small quantities.

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Custom wedding invitation design begins around $1,850  for 100 invitations, response cards, details card, mailing and response envelopes with envelope addressing. 

The average Emery Ann Couple invests between $2500 to $7500 depending on print method, quantity, and embellishments.  For more details and a custom proposal based on your specific needs and wants, please inquire below or send me a direct email at [email protected].

have a smaller budget?

Shop the Emery Ann Semi-Custom Wedding Collection for semi-custom wedding invitations and stationery to create one of kind wedding invitations for smaller budgets and shorter lead times.  

Prices start at $800 for 75 5 piece suites

Captiva Island South Seas Island Wedding Invitation with custom island sketch, wax seal, and vellum belly band in hues of dusty blue.


Timeline for Wedding Invitations & Stationery

Not sure when to start working on your Save the Dates or Wedding Invitations?  It’s sooner than you think!  Download my free Timeline for Wedding Invitations & Stationery to find out.

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