I love textured, luxury, touchable printed matter— things that don’t look like they were hastily produced in mass, likely to end up in trash bins shortly after a glance. Given that you’ve found your way here, I imagine you get that. Letterpress sings a siren song to you. It highlights craftsmanship using high-quality materials. Custom and hand-made, yet durable. Haven’t you ever gotten a card or invitation in the mail that you wanted to leave hanging on the fridge indefinitely, or better yet, frame?
As lovers of this history-rewinding art, we relish in time-tested processes and goods. Seeing new iterations of old things plucks the base-strings of our quality-loving hearts. For folks like us, the value of letterpress is plain. For DIY brides who love vintage, beautiful things, or those who simply seek to create a lovely highly-custom wedding day, letterpress is often an easy choice.
For others that haven’t had the scales of their eyes removed (A bit overstated? Okay, fine), allow me to take this persuasive argument in a different direction.
Let me first start by saying, I planned a wedding on a tight budget and in a super-short amount of time. I know what it’s like to have to make hard decisions between multiple good things. I’m certainly not saying I did everything right, but I can say that, ultimately, my husband and I sought to make decisions for our wedding based on some immutable guiding principles.
God highly values marriage, and we have license to celebrate that.
Our wedding points to an ultimate Supper of the Lamb— a feast!
That said, there are many ways that marriage can be viewed intentionally and reverently in the planning process (with a non-existent budget or a high-end one). A wedding can most certainly be sincere and beautiful without some of the trappings that modern culture has advocated. From my tiny corner, I just want to pipe up to remind you that marriage is a God-created, God-approved, and God-blessed institution. During what can be an overwhelming season, I hope you can try and remember that, and incorporate beauty to reflect that in whatever way you see fit.