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The Engraved Wedding Invitation

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When a beautiful engraved wedding invitation arrives in the mail, people know it is special. It sends a signal of importance to the recipient.

Nothing captures the beautiful serifs and intricate details of wedding fonts quite like engraving. It is a time honored tradition and many familiar nuptial fonts used today have been created by engravers.

Turn an engraved wedding invitation over and look at the back. Unlike thermography or raised print designed to copy engraving, the tremendous pressure of engraving on the paper creates a sharp, tactile feel that actually “bruises” the back of the invitation.


The complete wedding invitation contains:

The invitation and inner envelope

The RSVP card and RSVP envelope

The reception card

The outside envelope and a tissue


Optional contents

Pew cards (within the ribbon), maps to ceremony, and reception.


Why engrave your wedding invitation? Unlike the catalogs, we start with your ideas!

It is difficult to be original when you must sell in quantity. To be sure, that is the philosophy of the catalog companies who must try to match what you want to what is already mass produced in a catalog. We can be so much more original.

More than taking orders (Where Bradley Engraved Fits In):

Nobody is better suited to design and produce an elegant wedding invitation than Bradley. Most places are suited to just take an order, not create one. Let us answer an etiquette question, phrase the wording, find the right color, ensure correct postage, or solve any related problem. We will also work with wedding coordinators.

Your wedding invitation sets the tone for the entire event in the eyes of your guests and should be as special as it can be. We will tailor an invitation to fit your special day better than anyplace in the Bay area.


Add an elegant dimension with specialty wedding items:

Wedding Programs – recognize participants in your wedding, remember departed family members, create a keepsake

Menu Cards – create anticipation and add elegance to your rehearsal dinner and/or reception

Informals – present yourself correctly when thanking family and friends for their generosity. Usually the bride will require maiden name informals, married name informals, and “Mr. and Mrs.” informals.

Place setting name cards – make your guests feel special and facilitate seating.