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89 Drew Lane
Middlebury, VT, 05753
United States

406 219 8313

The Wedding Invitation Process

Learn more about how the wedding suite creation process works at Birdwalk Press.

The Process

1. Explore

Take some time to get to know our collection, our order process, and our story.  Keep track of the styles that pull you in, and the suite configurations that feel right for your wedding.  First impressions are an important part of the design process- listen to your instincts.

Have any unanswered questions?  Drop us an email and we'll help you out.


Give us a call or drop us an email to get things started.  We've got tons of experience giving couples exactly what they want, from custom ski ticket style save the dates to invitations made with willow leaves sourced locally.  

Don't hesitate to ask anything your heart desires!


Once we've connected regarding your dream suite, you'll be asked to place a deposit and the work can begin.   Soon thereafter you'll receive a digital proof of your customized invitations, and once signed off we'll put it on our presses!

Be sure to reference our turnaround times below to ensure your guests have plenty of time to RSVP.



The Standard


The Full Suite is our expanded package, offering a few additional bells and whistles.  If your wedding is to be a multi-day event with details to share, or you simply need more space to express the feel of your special day, this is the package to choose.


Included elements:

  • Invitation
  • Blank invitation envelope with letterpress return address
  • Envelope liner
  • Reply card
  • Reply envelope with letterpress address
  • Large details card

This package includes the essential elements you'll need for a handsome and classic invitation suite.  It's the starting point for all our invitation suites, and can be easily expanded with our variety of optional additions.


Included elements:

  • Invitation
  • Blank invitation envelope
  • Reply card
  • Blank reply envelope
  • Custom return address stamp


We offer a variety of add-ons to further tailor your invitation suite to your needs.  These include:

  • Details card
  • Website card
  • Belly band
  • Silk ribbon
  • Outer envelope
  • Envelope liners
  • Letterpress printed return address
  • Custom calligraphy
  • 2-color letterpress printing
  • Foil printing
  • Real wood veneer
  • Double-thick paper
  • Custom wax seal

Refer to our Pricing page for add-on pricing.


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Our premium house paper is a soft, 100% cotton stock that's delicate and pillowy.  Made from excess cotton produced for the textile industry, it is an earth-friendly upcycled alternative to chemical-laden standard pulp papers.  We also offer a double-thick deluxe cotton stock that feels much more substantial, and highlights the elegant impression of letterpress even more.  

All suites (excluding those digitally printed) are available in one of three paper tones: Bright White, Pearl White, and Ecru.  

Some suites are available printed on real wood veneer, a handsome and unique alternative to standard paper that uses fewer trees per sheet without any of the chemical processing.  The unique grain pattern of each sheet adds an unmistakable quality of organic beauty unachievable with papers. 


Changing the color palette is one of the most effective ways to tailor the feel of your invitations.  Each and every design we offer allows you to choose your own ink or foil color, envelope color, and the color of add-ons such as ribbon or belly bands.  


In addition to customizing your name and ceremony details, we offer the ability to tailor your own wording.  Choose a specific wording from our etiquette guide, or write your own!  




Starting around $1000

We've worked hard to design the most elevated, hand-tailored, and versatile wedding suites available.  From elegant, traditional letterpress suites to modern, edgy, foil suites, our collection offers a wide variety of directions to match the feel of your wedding.

All of our suites are designed in house, and created with intention to best showcase our curated luxe papers.  Each suite in our collection is designed to be tailored, with many customizable options available from ink color to paper thickness which enable you to fashion a suite that's truly your own.  

Estimate the cost for your suite here.


Starting at $3500

Custom wedding invitations are close to our heart.  They were the motivation behind launching Birdwalk Press, and played a large part in the initial development of our company.  No project is too adventurous, and we pride ourselves in drawing from a breadth of experience in both design and printing to produce custom suites like no one else.  

We'll print on rare wood veneers.  We'll source thematic vintage stamps.  We'll use natural found materials to give it that bespoke touch.  You'll be surprised at how far and wide we'll search for the perfect envelope color.  Anything is possible, and we'll guide you through it all.

See some examples here, or contact us to get an estimate for your custom suite.





Our turnaround times are between 4-8 weeks from the time of your final proof approval.  We can occasionally accommodate shorter turnarounds with added rush fees.


No one wants invitations with misspelled names or wording errors, so we only print after receiving your explicit approval.  With every custom order you'll receive a digital proof confirming design, wording, spelling, colors, pieces, quantity, and other details.  We've even created a unique proof approval tool to make signing off on your suite painless and 100% unambiguous.


We take an upfront deposit for all wedding suites (amount varies based on printing method).  After your design is locked, we will invoice you for the final amount and then begin printing.