See the Formats page for an explanation of the
formats and references mentioned below
DESIGNS & TYPEFACES
Each design is an artwork suite which applies a
co-ordinated style to a complete range of
stationery items. We have a wide variety
covering most periods and styles; almost all
are shown on this site. Each Design comprises:
front cover (for folding invitations, service books
and menus, with appropriate lettering), invitation
artwork, also used for menu interiors, response card,
place card, thank-you card, letterhead,
place card and gift tag. Other items, such as
save-the-date cards, can be made up using
graphics adapted from one or another of the
components listed above.
Here is a list of the designs, with links to their
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Each design has a particular typeface* associated
with it. Each of the design pages includes a sample
of the relevant typeface. Use of the associated
typeface is not obligatory; you can change
it to another one at no extra cost.
*The word font is often used for a type-style
(e.g. Bembo, Caslon, Arial). Strictly speaking,
however, a font is a a set of characters,
belonging to a specific typeface, in a particular
size; thus '8-point Arial' and '12-point Arial'
are two distinct fonts of the Arial typeface.
All items can be worded in any way you please.
When ordering by post or e-mail, please include
the wording desired either in the body of the
message or as an e-mail attachment (preferably
in Word '.doc' format – not '.docx', please, as our
computer cannot read this format). Our main site
includes an online order form with boxes where
you can type in the wording for each item.
Invitations These can be worded in any way
you please. We do not undertake to give instructions
for wording, since there are many online and other
sources for these.
Bilingual invitations are a speciality of ours, We
recommend using the 'folding front/interior'
formats, styles E or F, for these, so that the two
texts can balance each other on the two inside
panels. We have typefaces for Greek, Hebrew
and Russian/Cyrillic, together with all the accents
required for French, German, Spanish and the
For languages which use the Latin alphabet,
there is no extra charge for bilingual typesetting;
for other tongues, add £20.00.
Response cards The artwork samples show
the normal wording for these, but this can be
modified in various ways at no extra cost; for
example, you can use the response card to
offer your guests menu choices or to find out
if they require special diets or help with
transport or accommodation.
Orders of service A service card and a
4-page service booklet both allow three pages
for the text of the service or ceremony (the
difference is that the booklet, with its paper insert,
allows for a separate title-page which you can use
to list the people taking part).
How many pages? In a normal 4-page booklet
or card there is space to give the full words of up
to three hymns and to list the opening and closing
music, signing-of-register music (if any), readings,
prayers and address, with names of minister,
readers and musicians if required. A full
Roman Catholic Mass, with readings and prayers
set out in detail, usually calls for twelve pages.
(Additional pages always come in groups of four.)
Special notes on American service programs
In the U.S.A., it is apparently normal to include
full details of the participants, giving not only
their names but their relationship to the couple
- ‘Mother of the Bride’, ‘Best Friend of the Groom’
etc. This list usually requires a page to itself
and may well spread over two pages. The details
of the ceremony will normally call for a further
two pages, thus filling the basic insert.
If it is desired to include the text of a reading,
this may have to be printed on the inside back
cover; allow GBP15.00 (about $24.75) for this