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250 Mill Street
Taylors, SC, 29687
United States

864-252-4030

Sofia Invitations and Prints brings you custom designed laser cut, letterpress, and flat printed wedding invitations and other stationery items. Sofia Sayer, founder, designs exclusively for each customer or business....creating one of a kind, high end stationery and other products. Laser cutting and letterpress printing is done in house.

Our company was founded by Sofia Sayer in 2011, after Sofia spent years designing textiles in NYC and teaching art. She holds a bachelors degree from the world known art college, Rhode Island School of Design, and a masters from The New School in NYC.

Sofia Invitations and Prints is located in Greenville, South Carolina. We make our products with our own hands on a Chandler and Price press from the early 1900's, a Kluge press from World War 2, and two modern Epilog Laser.

Inspiration and knowledge from Sofia Sayer, Greenville wedding invitation designer.

Wedding Invitation Expert Knowledge Blog for Sofia Invitations and Prints

Working With Sofia Invitations

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As an invitation designer, I like to keep educated about where my clients may be looking to purchase wedding invitations. Online wedding invitation companies like Minted or Zazzle may seem like the best/cheapest way to go. These companies may be perfect for some couples, but if you are interested in a higher quality product (we care deeply about paper and are design sticklers) I encourage you to consider working with a custom invitation designer like myself.

As a designer, the most frustrating part to me is the misconception that working with a real person/designer is way more expensive than these popular online printers. In fact, there is no extra cost to discuss with me your visions and ideas for your wedding! That is all part of the process of working with a designer from the beginning. You get to talk about your ideas, color options, and sift through options till you have exactly what you want. And we work with all kinds of budgets, it is actually possible to get a completely unique invitation design without breaking the bank. Take a look at some of the custom invitations I have done in the past!

 

We are all indecisive and that is ok!

Look at all the different options that were given to this bride. She knew she wanted some sort of pink and grey but did not know what shade and how to combine those. She also wanted something traditional but feminine, and did not know exactly what that would look like. We only use the highest quality paper stock and products. Her invitation was letterpress printed on white double ply card stock. See how she picked and chose from different colors and fonts until we got to her beautiful final creation below!

 

“I want it, I got it”

This bride and groom were visionaries. They knew they wanted copper combined with handmade paper and a loose calligraphy font for their wedding invitations. We introduced the lace, the wax stamp, and the shimmery card stock…..to create a completely unique and memorable invitation suite. Take a look at the results below.

 

Vision Boards

Here is a lovely invitation done for a local bride with great taste. She had a hard time putting into words exactly what she was looking for so she did send over a little vision board for me to work from. This is never a problem with me, I love when a bride has a specific vision for her invite as well.

 

A Favorite

This is one of my favorite collaborations I have done with a bride. She wanted some of the popular invitation elements like a vellum wrap, floral accents, wax seal, and modern fonts but wanted something extra to make her invitation unique. So I thought of adding this leather band around the invitation with the wax seal on top. A fun twist that made the invitation stand out.

 

Reviews

Communication was great. Product was on time. Price was spot on. Quality was exceptional. Overall, a wonderful experience. Everyone who received a basket with the labels was impressed! Thanks!!

— Joe Givens
Beautiful work. One of a kind.
— Chantel Sparks
Sofia was extremely helpful and easy to work with. She made sure our invitations looked exactly like we wanted before sending them out. We are obsess with our invitations and can’t wait for everyone to see them!!
— Sydney Hiles
Absolutely loved these for my invitations! It was the perfect unique touch I was looking for! Everyone has been complimenting them since I sent out my invites! Thank you so much for your responsiveness and professionalism! Highly recommend!!
— Christina Castronovo

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Cool Wedding Venues in Downtown Greenville, South Carolina

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The Old Cigar Warehouse as an amazing original Coca Cola mural on it's facade.

The Old Cigar Warehouse as an amazing original Coca Cola mural on it's facade.

Are you getting married in Greenville, SC and looking for a cool and unique event space? Here are a few that I recommend.

Zen. 

Zen offers the perfect array of stylish options for your big celebration. The space is open and unique, with rice paper lanterns hanging from the high ceilings.

Bonus: Japanese Bamboo Garden. The facility's outdoor ceremony space sits within an exciting Japanese Bamboo Garden that includes water sculptures, decorative statues, and unusual plants.

Zen in Greenville, SC.

Zen in Greenville, SC.

The Upper Room.

A newer space to Greenville, The Upper Room is located just off of Main Street downtown. They have modern and unique seating, great for photos.

Bonus: There is an amazing rooftop, open when the weather is nice.

Don't forget to check out the rooftop of The Upper Room.

Don't forget to check out the rooftop of The Upper Room.

Revel 

Revel is the only event venue located on Stone Avenue, between downtown and the Historic Earle District. The facade is modern urban, but the inside appears open and a bit rustic. It's also located next to a hip bowling alley!

Bonus: It has a cool outside promenade, artistic signage, and old whiskey barrels to add to the ambiance.

Revel has amazing decor that makes for unique photo ops.

Revel has amazing decor that makes for unique photo ops.

Avenue 

The newest event space to Greenville, Avenue was designed by the celebrated architect, Keith Summerour. If you like modern design, this place is for you.

Bonus: Avenue has an amazing view of downtown Greenville.

Avenue in Greenville SC has a tastefully designed rooftop.

Avenue in Greenville SC has a tastefully designed rooftop.

Old Cigar Warehouse

Built in 1882 and originally used as a warehouse to store cotton and cigars, the Old Cigar Warehouse was renovated in 2013 as an event venue.

Bonus: You can get some really great photos in front of the old Coca Cola mural on the side of the building.

You can't beat the old charm of The Old Cigar Warehouse.

You can't beat the old charm of The Old Cigar Warehouse.

 

 

 

Wax Seals for Wedding Invitations

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A floral wax seal from  Stamptitude

A floral wax seal from Stamptitude

You may have noticed wax seals have made a comeback. We love this! Wax seals are so elegant and memorable. Wax seals are also a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding invitations, making them stand out from the crowd. And they are surprisingly affordable! Embossing stamps for wax seals can start at $30. Wax sticks usually cost about $5 each, and are available in a huge assortment of colors. A few of our favorite companies for buying wax seals are Wax Seals, Stamptitude, and Nostalgic Impressions. Wax seals can even be used on escort cards or business cards.....just think of the creative possibilities!

A white modern calligraphy place card wax seal from  Wax Seals

A white modern calligraphy place card wax seal from Wax Seals

A blush pink wax seal from  Nostalgic Impressions.

A blush pink wax seal from Nostalgic Impressions.

Oprah's Favorite Things 2017: Gifts Ideas for Wedding Guests

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Harbour  Sea to Table Meal Kit: So Yummy!

Harbour Sea to Table Meal Kit: So Yummy!

Oprah's Favorite Things is an annual list of items that Oprah considers to be wonderful gifts for the holidays. I checked it out this year, and I noticed that many of the items on her list are excellent gift ideas for wedding guests. Are you having a tough time thinking about what you should give your wedding guests? Check out her list on Amazon, and see what we recommend here. At the very least, Oprah's list is great for inspiration.

Bellocq Chai Tea  set. I bet this smells wonderful! And check out their BEAUTIFUL website!

Bellocq Chai Tea set. I bet this smells wonderful! And check out their BEAUTIFUL website!

Montes Dogget  Cheese Trays. Works of art to serve your cheese.

Montes Dogget Cheese Trays. Works of art to serve your cheese.

Ordering Letterpress Wedding Invitations Online

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Does it seem scary to buy letterpress printed wedding invitations online? Are you worried about the quality of the printing, types of paper used, or just feeling overwhelmed with options?

Whoever you choose to work with for printing your wedding invitations, we recommend ordering a sample pack of papers and previous invitation samples. If the business you are considering using has enough work and experience "under their belt" they will be happy to send you samples. If you let them know what more about your wedding inspiration, they should also be happy to include samples that may fit your style.

You can order a sample pack from us for $20. Email us today to request one!

P.S. It's also important to think ahead when ordering letterpress wedding invitations. Letterpress printing is an art form, and printers will always have a number of jobs to do. Most companies will print letterpress invitations in approximately three weeks. If they are designing for you too, you have to allow at least a week for this process.

Custom Laser Cut Belly Bands for Wedding Invitations

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A custom city belly band we made of Boston.

A custom city belly band we made of Boston.

Custom laser cut invitation products such as belly bands, tags, pockets, or more....add a unique and eye catching touch to your wedding invitation suite. We make custom laser cut products like this right here in our studio. But what kind of laser cut product is right for your wedding invitation suite? We think belly bands (the piece that wraps around the wedding invitation) are an awesome, and affordable, way to incorporate laser cutting into your wedding invitations. All of our designs are available in a wide arrange of colors. And if you have your own artwork, you can send it to us and we will cut it for you! Here are a few images of our laser cut belly band options. Pricing starts at $1.75 each. Contact Sofia today with any questions, or visit our Etsy site to see more options www.sofiainvitations.etsy.com

A custom copper laser cut belly band with a pineapple and monogram

A custom copper laser cut belly band with a pineapple and monogram

How to Only Invite Specific Guests to Your Wedding

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Our customers often ask us the best way to invite specific guests to their wedding, in other words….how do you only invite certain guests and make this clear to them on the wedding invitation?

The most traditional way to do this is to include inner envelopes with the guests’ names. But only a small percentage of our customers choose to address their customers this way.

Instead, most couples use wording such as this on the RSVP card:

1)       A line for ____ seats have been reserved in your honor

2)      ____ of _____ will be attending

Either way looks nice on the rsvp card, and is a polite way to tell your guests to only bring who is invited.