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250 Mill Street
Taylors, SC, 29687
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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.

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Less is More: The Best Simple Wedding Invitations

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Simplicity

Simplicity is one of the founding and never failing rules in the design world. It is encouraged in graphic design, photography, interior design, painting, drawing, really any aspect of art or functionality. But as a wedding designer, it ends up being harder to keep invitation design really simple. There are so many fun ways to add in cute and eye catching elements so it is easy to go overboard sometimes. As brides scroll through Pinterest they are bombarded with a abundance of patterned envelope liners, floral arrangements, ribbons, belly bands, foil, vellum and your brain is over stimulated and overwhelmed. Although all those elements can be beautiful and elegant, sometimes the best way to get there is through a more simple design.

Check out this beautiful French invitation that embrace simplicity. This invite is called “Fleur 1” and was a collaboration with an artist in Paris named, Laura Horrocks by the PAPER/PAPER company. Beautiful work!

 
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Acrylic Vellum Invitation

Here are the acrylic invitations that I had more of a challenge with because just how simple the bride wanted it. The RSVP and envelopes are digitally printed gold with a plane vellum wrap and neutral tissue paper wrap. The acrylic invitation were done in both Spanish and English for her guest. I think they turned out very elegant despite my urge to add more colors and design elements!

 

Here is another beautiful example of a simple design by the design studio, Graphikkart. This font is more dramatic but the colors and other design elements keep it elegant and natural.

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