Ideas for your Wedding Stationery

Thinking of ideas for your wedding stationery? Over the past few months at Spark this very blog has tried to promote the freshest ideas so you can have creative wedding stationery perfect for setting the tone of your event. This post features links to past blogs so you can kind find a specific idea or just learn more about letterpress along the way!

First we should start off with why Wedding Stationery is important. It not only sets the tone of your event (starting with a great Save the Date) but is a great memento for years afterward! Here is our wedding stationery time-line. Letterpress requires a bit more time than traditional flat or digital printing, so just be aware.

New this year is Prairie Paper - aka seed paper - which could be a fresh take on your invitation! Have your guests plant their invitation once the wedding is over and have a great reminder of your special day.

Thinking of trying to save a bit of money? Postcards are a great option! Use a postcard for a save the date or as a reply postcard and save the money on envelopes - also the more eco-friendly option to save on paper waste.

Trying to think of your wedding colors? Our great designers wrote this Insight (design only blogs) on Colors.

Don't forget other fun, creative artwork! Vintage maps (Domestic and International locations) can not only show your guests where they would be going, but provide a creative patten for your piece.

My personal favorite - letterpressed photos showcase you, as a form of art. Use an engagement photo for your save the date, or have a honeymoon inspired thank you card.

Day of items? Why not have a one of a kind coaster or gift tag to complete your wedding ensemble, starting with the save the date!

As always, please feel free to email with any thoughts or questions!

Free Letterpress Love for the Summer

We’re all about sparking your interest in letterpress, and what better way to do that than by sharing some free letterpress love.

Free Envelopes with Your Order

Any order of 75 envelopes or more will receive 25 envelopes at no additional charge. This offer may be used only once in an order.

Free Belly Bands with Pocket Folds

Our pocketfolds (a.k.a. envelopment, pouch, folder that holds your wedding invite and insert cards) come with a string and button closure that we just love. But, if that's not your thing, then just ask us to skip the string and button and swap for a belly band wrap instead! The belly band wrap literally wraps around the pocketfold to hold close. All of the wedding love designs feature belly band wrap options.

Here's how it works. When you purchase...

Unprinted Pocketfolds, receive an unprinted belly band wrap. One Color Letterpress or Two Color Letterpress Pocketfolds, receive an unprinted or 1 color belly band wrap.

Upgrades do not apply with this special offer. Belly bands cannot be swapped for any other item.

Offers end July 31, 2010. These special offers do not apply to orders placed before June 2, 2010.

National Stationery Show Wrap-up

It was so exciting to complete another National Stationery Show. Connecting with our retailers, potential and existing, was one of our favorite parts. We currently have retailers in 45 locations, and are working on the second wave of releasing our new custom albums. It was a very good feeling to leave the Show with many, many cards in hand of people interested in carrying Spark. Now that we are back home, we are seeing the applications come in from all over and will be speaking with all of you soon.

If you are a retailer considering the Spark custom albums, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions. We were so thrilled to meet all of you and want to have you feel good about choosing Spark.

Valerie (the creative sister) & Diedre (the organized sister)

Retailer Profile: The Village Invites

The Village Invites
New York, NY

Owner: Jaye Kotze
Length in business: 4 years

Why did you choose to carry the new Spark albums: loved the custom options, pricing, designs, whole suites shown, printing is good...
Favorite design from new albums: Natalya


Average client: No average client!
Strength as a retailer/store: personalized service, experience, and good aesthetics

We have been working with Jaye and Linda at The Village Invites since 2005. They offer savvy design sensibility and personal service for creating beautiful custom stationery. We have enjoyed the custom projects they have sent our way and look forward to future creations!

Wedding & Stationery Love Albums have arrived!

I think we were all a bit teary-eyed yesterday here at Spark. Yeah, we're an emotional bunch, and I don't mind admitting it! We all took a moment yesterday to watch them unload the 90 boxes of albums. The second the receipts were all signed we tore into the boxes to find one of each of the four albums we ordered. I think half the excited was just in knowing that they turned out how I had hoped.

It was such a fun process to design something we actually didn't have to make for once. The albums are made out of recycled chipboard and have colorful spines. I like to keep certain things simple, so you'll see our Spark squiggles in the background and then just our logo on the front cover. I wanted the eco-friendly materials we chose to stand out a bit. Even the interior pages are made out of chipboard.

Sure, the albums are huge and they always seem bigger in person than when you are planning them out in Illustrator. BUT we know our current and new retailers will just love them when they see how expanded our new sets are because we certainly didn't hold anything back when dreaming about these albums. Each of the 20 wedding and event suites features 20 pieces (oddly enough). We wanted each and every customer that is shown the album to see a lot of the additional pieces that we feel would make your wedding/event stationery feel more complete – beyond the traditional 4-piece set. Each suite features everything from save-the-dates and pocketfolds to day-of items like programs, menus and coasters. Check out the wedding section of our web site to see how each design suite comes together. (I promise to tell you more about the Stationery Love Albums in a future post.)

I have to say there's something to be said about seeing all of your hard work really start to come together. It has been weeks now that we have been watching the new designs come off press and there were days where I'd wonder if we would ever be able to see the finish line. When the albums arrived - without incident - I could definitely see that finish line.

All of us at Spark can't wait for you to see the photos we are working on of all the completed pieces! Of course, we really hope you'll visit one of our retailers to see everything in person. We'll let you know in late December and will continue to update our web site with all of the great people we've found to represent our line.

Win a Planner, a Photographer and Stationery for Your Wedding Day!

April Foster Events, Grise Photography and Spark Stationery are excited to announce...

We will be giving one lucky couple the following package:
  • A full planning package from April Foster Events
  • A photography package from Grise Photography
  • A Letterpress Invitation Suite from Spark Stationery
Total Value: Over $7000!

Visit for entry details. Submissions are due by February 20, 2009.