Begin by inquiring through our form below. We'll be in touch to set up a consultation and learn more about you, your fiancé & your dream wedding invitations! We suggest reaching out 6-10 months before your wedding day for invitations and upwards of 12 months before if you'd like to order Save the Dates too.
During our consultation, either over phone/video conference or in person in our Lewes, DE studio, we’ll explore all the options for paper, printing methods, calligraphy styles & embellishments like wax seals and ribbon.
After our consultation, we’ll send over a proposal and contract for your review. A 50% deposit is due to begin the design process.
We will take the inspiration we discussed during our consultation and turn it into a full digital proof for you to feast your eyes on! You’ll submit your feedback, and we’ll go from there…tweaking and fine tuning your suite until it’s just perfect. We offer unlimited revisions rounds for our custom clients. This process usually takes a few weeks to a month.
Once you are 100% in love with your invitation suite, we will do a detailed last check of all wording & details before sending to print. Now it’s time to bring this gorgeous invitation suite to life!
Printing & production will take 4 to 6 weeks.
Last, but certainly not least, we will add calligraphy to your guests’ envelopes if needed! We also offer full assembly to take advantage of our years of experience in the stationery world - think perfect wax seals & precisely placed stamps. With our assembly services, your invitations will come to you ready to be handed to the Post Office. You’ll want to mail your invitations 6-10 weeks before your wedding day!
- UNIQUE & CUSTOM CALLIGRAPHY.. We never use computer fonts for our script....meaning you're invite will be completely one-of-a-kind.
- UNLIMITED revisions. We want you to be as head over heels with your invitation suite as you are with your fiancé. Therefore, we offer unlimited proof revisions so we know we have it just perfect before sending to print.
- A plethora of PAPER options & TEXTURE elements. In addition to our cotton stocks, we offer handmade paper, vellum, velvet, wood & acrylic.
- Multiple PRINTING METHODS. We offer raised ink printing, letterpress printing and foil printing. If you are unsure of which method will be best for you, we'll help guide you based on your style and budget. We are also happy to send samples so you can experience these options first hand.
- EMBELLISHMENTS. Our proposals always include the option for wax seals, curated vintage stamps, envelope liners & edge painting, just to name a few. These small details amount to lots of love for your suite once it's held in your hands.
- CUSTOM SKETCHES, MAPS & CRESTS. We work with the most talented artists to offer our clients one-of-a-kind venue sketches, custom maps and custom crests featuring any elements of your choice.
- Finally, as it was our first love, we believe that ENVELOPE CALLIGRAPHY for your guests’ addresses is the icing the cake.
Our average Lewes Lettering Co. couple invests $2800+ for 100 invitation suites, with packages starting at $2200 for 100 invitations. While we can accommodate quantities as low as 25, our minimum investment is $1800.
We suggest reaching out 6-10 months before your wedding day. We limit our services to only a handful of clients every season to give each couple a one of a kind experience.
Working with Lewes Lettering Co. was my absolute favorite part of the wedding planning process. Katy made everything so easy and organized. She completely understood my vision for our wedding suite and also offered tons of creative suggestions to make it even better. She made us TWO wedding logos that we loved so much that we incorporated both into our wedding details and she came through in the last minute when we ran into a snafu with our seating chart. I can't recommend Katy/Lewes Lettering Co. enough!
I would give Katy and Lewes Lettering Co. 10 stars if I could! Katy designed our wedding invitation suite and day of-items, and she made every step of the process so easy and fun, and of course, everything came out beautiful! Hands down, designing our wedding invitations with Katy was my favorite part of the entire process. We've since used Katy for a few smaller, non-wedding related projects, all of which turned out amazing, too! Hire Lewes Lettering Co. for any and all invite and stationary needs -- you will not regret it!!!
I had the pleasure of working with Katy to create my wedding invitation suite. She is a dream! Katy was so easy to work with and made the entire process so stress-free. Her work is GORGEOUS and I’ve received so many compliments on my invitations! Her calligraphy styles are perfect. The wax seals, crests and her cotton paper blend are stunning and make the suite so unique- I can’t say enough about how perfect this process was! I was even lucky enough to work with her for a second time to create postponement cards (pandemic problems) and they’re more beautiful than I could have imagined them. It made the process of postponing easier seeing how beautiful the cards turned out. I highly recommend Katy at Lewes Lettering Co!
I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am to have stumbled across Lewes Lettering Co. on Instagram when I first began wedding planning. Katy is a true GEM! It was such a pleasure getting to work with her to create my dream wedding stationery! Katy is so flexible, accommodating, willing to please, & helped me every step of the way! It was a treat to see her open Lewes Lettering Co. this year and her charming shop is the perfect addition to downtown Lewes!
Lewes Lettering Co. (Katy) is absolutely incredible! Katy helped us with our wedding invitations, menus, place cards, welcome packets, table numbers and other day-of details. First, I have to say how amazing Katy was throughout our design process. She was so patient with my ever-changing ideas, and really helped us create a cohesive vision. One thing that has always stood out to me about Katy’s work is how all of her designs are so thoughtful. She really took the time to get to know us and our wedding, and incorporated these little details that were unique and meaningful to us as a couple. Katy’s work is impeccable and we received tons of compliments from our guests. Designing my invitations and other day-of details with Katy was one of the top highlights of wedding planning – Katy is such a joy to work with, takes such pride in her work and creates such beautiful designs that it was impossible to not feel super excited for our big day every time we spoke with her!
You’re in the right place! Here at Lewes Lettering Co., we offer custom wedding invitations, Save the Dates, and day of options to create a cohesive look for your event.
Begin by filling out this questionnaire. Once we receive your inquiry, we’ll contact you to schedule a complimentary design consultation, either in person for local clients or over the phone for out of town clients. Together, we’ll bring your vision to life by reviewing paper swatches, printing methods, wording and more, so feel free to invite any loved ones you’d like to be involved in designing your suite.
After the consultation, you’ll receive an itemized quote and design contract. At this time, we request a 50% deposit to reserve your space. Once we receive your deposit, we’ll start designing and send you a first proof. We offer unlimited proof revisions until you are 100% satisfied with your invitations.
Our design process typically takes 1-2 months, and printing an additional 1-2 months.
For invitations, we recommend you contact us 6-12 months before your event, so you receive your suite at least 2 months before the big day.
For Save the Dates, we recommend you get in touch 7-14 months before your wedding, as they are typically mailed 6 -10 months in advance.
The design of day of details such as menus, programs, and signs should begin about 3 months before your wedding.
We are sometimes able to accommodate rush orders, so please feel free to inquire even if your wedding is right around the corner.
Absolutely. Some of our favorite suites have included maps, venue sketches and monograms created by our clients or their loved ones. Alternatively, we have a talented team of artists available to create any personalized touches you’re looking for.
We offer three beautiful printing options depending on your preference and price range. You’ll have the opportunity to view all three - letterpress, foil printing, and raised ink printing - in person or digitally during your design consultation before deciding what works best for your suite.
We can assemble, curate and place stamps, and mail invitations to streamline the invitation process for you. Additionally, we offer guest addressing with hand calligraphy or printing that coordinates with suite, tying all of the pieces together.
We’d love to welcome you anytime to our boutique located in Lewes, DE, but request you make an appointment if you’d like to chat one-on-one about your wedding invitations. Our consultations last 90 minutes on average, and we’'d like to reserve that time on our calendar so we can meet uninterrupted.
Yes, we are happy to send you paper samples and samples of past invitations! Send an inquiry today, in the link below, so we can discuss what you'd like to see in person!
Because our process is completely custom, we ideally like to begin the process 6-10 months before your big day, or up to 12 months before if you'd like save the dates too.
We always strive to have your invitations delivered to you 3 months before your wedding so that you can send them out within the 6-10 week suggested window before your wedding.
We are sometimes able to accommodate rush orders, so please feel free to get in touch even if you're wedding is right around the corner!
Absolutely! We are here for you from beginning to end - i.e. from save the dates all the way to thank you notes & everything in between! We love designing day-of stationery, like menus and programs, that coordinate so, so perfectly with your invitations! For more information & photos, check out our Day-Of stationery page to see everything we offer.
We offer three beautiful and luxurious printing methods:
Raised ink printing creates a beautiful textured ink that sits on top of the many heavy card stock colors available. We can also print your invitation on acrylic or fabric! Metallic colors look especially beautiful in raised-ink, but we can print in any color.
Foil printing is a printing technique in which a metal plate of your invitation design is heated and then stamped with enough pressure to transfer a thin layer of the foil onto the paper. Unlike raised-ink printing, foil printing will create an impression into the paper.
Letterpress is a printing technique in which a raised plate of your invitation design is inked and pressed onto luxurious cotton paper. The pressure of the transfer leaves the cotton paper with a deep impression of your invitation.
Yes, we offer two options for guest addressing your envelopes:
Guest Address PRINTING: We can print your guest's addresses directly onto the outer envelope in fonts that will coordinate with the rest of your suite.
CALLIGRAPHY: Owner and calligrapher, Katy, offers hand calligraphy services for your guest's envelopes, in the same calligraphy style that will coordinate with the calligraphy in your suite.