Options for Dempsey & Carroll Wedding Invitations
Our selection of wedding invitations ranges from the most traditional to
the very modern. We offer three basic sizes, and we can also modify other
products to create a unique invitation.
All of our wedding invitations are available in either a flat or foldover
format. The flat card is similar to our Classic Correspondence Card in
thickness. With the very traditional foldover format, the text is printed on
the front, and the inside is left blank.
- Classic. The Classic is the most traditional size, and the
Classic foldover is our most traditional invitation.
- Flat or Foldover: 4-1/2" x 6-1/4"
- Inner Envelope: 4-9/16" x 6-1/2"
- Outer Envelope: 4-11/16" x 6-11/16"
- Embassy. Larger than the Classic, the Embassy is our most popular
- Flat or Foldover: 5-1/2" x 7-1/2"
- Inner Envelope: 5-3/4" x 7-3/4"
- Outer Envelope: 5-7/8" x 7-7/8"
- Empire. The Empire is our largest size of wedding invitations.
- Flat or Foldover: 6-1/2" x 8-3/4"
- Inner Envelope: 6-3/4" x 8-15/16"
- Outer Envelope: 7-1/16" x 9-3/16"
- Other Sizes. Sometimes our clients prefer to create wedding
invitations from other sizes of stock we carry. These options can make a
wedding invitation more modern. These sizes do not have inner envelopes, but
they can be made from any of our paper colors.
- #3 Card or Foldover: 4-1/4" x 6-3/8"
- #5 Card: 4-7/8" x 7-1/8"
- #7 Card: 3-3/4" x 7-1/4"
Beyond the size of your invitation, there are many other options to
Paper Color. All of our invitations are available in two paper
colors: White or Ecru. Ecru paper is the most traditional for a wedding
Paper Thickness. Sheets of Dempsey & Carroll's standard 1-ply paper,
which features our watermark and is used for note sheets and letter sheets
in our social stationery line, are used for the folded invitation. These
sheets can then be bonded together to create thicker cards for our flat
wedding invitations. The flat invitation is also available in a 4-ply
thickness (see our Deluxe wedding line) and in a 6-ply thickness (see our
Opulent wedding line).
Ink Color. Though Black ink is the most formal, a medium to dark Grey
is one way to soften the look of your invitation. Vibrant color can also be
used to create a more modern or informal look. All of our standard inks are
available, and we can also match any color of your choosing.
Motifs, Crests, and Monograms. The entire range of Dempsey & Carroll
signature motifs is available to adorn your invitation. Popular motifs using
metallic ink include the seashell, bee, fleur-de-lis, and doves, among
others. Any of our standard motifs can be run in a custom color, though some
of our dies are created specifically for metallic ink.
Dempsey & Carroll can also work with you to create a die based on a family
crest, event logo or custom design. Our engravers will create a separate die
for each color in the design, as well as a "bump," which raises the image up
from the paper. Joint and single monograms are another way to graphically
personalize your invitation.
Typeface. In the product pages on our web site, you will find many of
our most popular typefaces, but we have dozens from which to choose. You may view
them by clicking here.
Beveling, Gilding, and Paneling.
Wedding invitations on card stock, from 3- to 6-ply, can be beveled, which
means cutting the edge at an angle. Beveled and non-beveled edges can be
painted a metallic color, called gilding, or a matte color. A panel, which
is an embossed "frame" near the edges of the paper, is usually used only
when there is no other edge treatment.
Envelope Liners. Tissue is the traditional lining for the inner
envelope. We offer a range of complementary matte and tissue colors but can
also line envelopes with one of our custom printed liners or with other
papers you provide.
Other Stationery to Consider
is only one part of a wedding stationery wardrobe. You may consider ordering
other components at the same time:
- Save the Dates
- Response Cards and envelopes
- Reception Cards
- Directional Cards for enclosure with the invitations
- Place Cards, Escort Cards (which provide a table number) and Menu Cards
for the reception
- Bridal shower invitations
- Personalized bridal party gifts
- Foldover Notes for Thank Yous
- Joint stationery for after the wedding: cards, sheets and calling cards
How to Locate Our Wedding Invitations
For each of our three sizes of wedding invitation, we have several options
in our galleries, based on our three card thicknesses and whether a standard
motif is to be used. Please
click here to view our primary wedding gallery.
Should you require any assistance with your wedding invitation, or if you
would like customization options not included in our online products, please
do not hesitate to contact a member of our sales staff. Dempsey & Carroll is
open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00
am to 6:00 pm Eastern time. Also, we stay open until 7 pm on Thursdays.
Please call us at 877-750-1878, and we will be happy to assist you over the
phone or to schedule an appointment for a visit to our store at 1049
Lexington Avenue in New York City.
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