As soon your invitation’s envelope flap is lifted, your guests instantaneously receive a preview of the very special event to follow…your wedding day. Your wedding invitation is the first indication of your big day, and there’s no reason that your wedding invitation shouldn’t be just as special as your wedding ceremony and reception. It should portray an element of sophistication, class, romance and importance and signify the clarity and certainty of your love for one another, as you prepare to become husband and wife.
William Arthur is a highly well-known stationery vendor whose company began in 1949 with their Ten Bamboo stationery studio, now known as we know it, as William Arthur. Started by Philip and Rita Renning, the company began with a calligraphy and printing studio and is actually a subsidiary of one of our favorite card retailers, Hallmark Cards! William Arthur offers high-end, distinguished products printed on high-quality card stocks with a classic, understated, yet impressionable design with a slight contemporary twist. The company is based on a foundation of highly skilled craftsmanship, creativity and impression, which is simply the perfect setting for a wedding invitation to be created.
The William Arthur wedding invitation collection embodies true love and elegance in a classic collection of wedding invitations and ensembles, all with a slight contemporary edge. From save the date cards to wedding invitations, reception card, response cards, wedding stationery, place cards and wedding programs, William Arthur is with you from the day he proposes, to the days after you say “I do”. Their invitations come in a variety of sizes, shapes and designs, depending on your personal style.
William Arthur also offers unique printing processes that you don’t have options for from most other vendors. You may choose from digital printing, flat printing, thermography printing, engraved printing or letterpress printing. Digital and flat printing allows for the most cost-effective print and also lends to multiple colored patterns and designs. Thermography printing is an extremely popular print method which features raised printing at a much more affordable price than engraving or letterpress. Engraved printing is done with a copper plate which makes an impression into the card stock, which is one of the most elegant, timeless and classic printing methods. Letterpress is actually done on a fibrous and textured card stock which features your text impressed into the paper, creating a lusciously unforgettable design.
Below you’ll see a small glimpse of our William Arthur Wedding Invitations collection. Starting on the left is one of my favorites, featuring a dark blue card stock and engraved crisp white printing. Pair the invitation with a grey stock envelope with a lace inner liner. The second invitation is actually a digital print, which allows for multiple colors and patterns to be printed without the high registration fees…simply stunning for a spring or fall wedding. The third invitation features a mandarin poppy design on a bright white card stock which is highly complimented by a mandarin orange envelope with a charcoal liner…perfect for spring or summer weddings. And lastly, on the right, quite native to North Carolina, a textured ivory letterpress invitation with a gorgeous green border of dogwood flowers – simply stunning! Set the scene for your big day with an invitation that truly embodies your love and respect for one another…you’ll find nothing less in this classic and contemporary collection!