Announcement Delightfully different wedding paper design. Unique personalized invitations by Laura Nehls. PLEASE NOTE: I HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM MATERNITY LEAVE AS OF AUG 1ST. I AM CURRENTLY WORKING THROUGH ALL INQUIRIES! If yours is still unanswered as of Aug 2nd, you're welcome to resend your message. I apologize if I have missed anything.
Delightfully different wedding paper design. Unique personalized invitations by Laura Nehls. PLEASE NOTE: I HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM MATERNITY LEAVE AS OF AUG 1ST. I AM CURRENTLY WORKING THROUGH ALL INQUIRIES! If yours is still unanswered as of Aug 2nd, you're welcome to resend your message. I apologize if I have missed anything.
Allison on Apr 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
Laura always does great work! The invitations came out beautiful and we've gotten so many compliments from our guests!
Laura on Mar 30, 20225 out of 5 stars
I love these invitations!!! Laura did a great job as usual, I previously ordered save the dates and the invitations are amazing!! My invitees are going to be blown away when they receive these in the mail. I am doing a destination wedding and so I really wanted to step up the theme and I am not disappointed!!
Denise on Mar 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
Laura is the BEST! We are having our wedding at Ypsilanti Freighthouse in Michigan and the train tickets are the cutest invites I’ve ever seen for a wedding. And let me tell you I went everywhere to make these invites and most of these wedding websites are charging an arm and leg! I stumbled across Laura’s shop purely by chance and I have given her name out to ever vendor I’m working with currently to help out other engaged couples. It’s hard out here after covid and finding great quality in a budget is a blessing. Laura did that and I am very grateful.
OWEN on Mar 22, 20225 out of 5 stars
We can’t say enough great things about our order! 1) Arrived on time and organized 2) Beautifully printed on quality textures 3) Easy to prepare with fast response time Laura knocked it outta the park and got us ahead of schedule for our wedding!
Kristen on Mar 9, 20225 out of 5 stars
I purchased these invitations for my wedding and they did not disappoint. I received so many compliments on these invitations. Laura is extremely helpful, communication was excellent. She strives to make everything just as you envisioned it. The invitations came out perfect, just as I wanted, shipping was fast. I can not say enough about them. Everything was organized, neatly packed when it arrived. I can not recommend these invites and Laura enough. I am beyond happy with my purchase.
Lauren on Mar 9, 20225 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful! Working with Laura was amazing and the invitations are everything I imagined they'd be! The samples she sent were so helpful in visualizing and deciding what we wanted. Thank you so much for such a personal experience!
Maria on Feb 18, 20225 out of 5 stars
Amazing quality, seller worked with us on our details and everything was perfect. Invitations were put together for us we just had to stuff the envelopes.
Michelle on Dec 29, 20215 out of 5 stars
These invitations far exceeded my expectations! The quality, the vibrant colors and the overall layout and tearaway RSVPs were everything I hoped for. It’s very clear that Laura is dedicated to her craft! She was very easy to work with and provided proofs/edits of the work every step of the way! I can’t wait to mail out the invites! Thanks for everything, Laura!
Delightfully Different Wedding Paper Design
LetterBoxInk offers unique, modern, and fully customizable wedding stationery with a wide range of printing techniques to fit any budget. All on high quality, heavy weight, and eco-friendly papers.
Located on the north side of Chicago, in lively Wrigleyville, LetterBoxInk is proud to use a number of local paper suppliers. Each order is personally delivered to the local post office or ups store just blocks away after being carefully designed, printed and assembled by hand. Not from Chicago? Don't worry! This small business ships just about anywhere. Previous shipments have been sent everywhere from Florida to France, California to Canada, Utah to the United Kingdom, Alaska, and Australia.
This tiny business is operated by me, Laura Nehls, a full time freelance graphic designer with experience in Scrapbook Design, Music Promotion and Marketing.
Loves keeping me company during the day and protecting my studio from the dreaded mailman.
My walking buddy to the nearby UPS Store and post office. He loves running errands.
Answers regarding PAPER, PRINTING TECHNIQUES and COLOR MATCHING are found towards the bottom of this page.
• • • [ HOW DO I BEGIN THE PROCESS? ] • • •
Please send an Etsy Convo or Email to LetterBoxInk [!at] gmail.com with:
- Desired Invitation Style
- Preferred Delivery Date / Deadline Expectations
• • • [ DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM QUANTITY REQUIREMENT? ] • • •
Small quantity orders for intimate events are more than welcome, however I cannot accept any single print (1 print) customized orders at this time. I design/illustrate each order from scratch. The amount of time/energy that goes into creating a custom design, illustrating custom maps, setting up machinery, running color tests, and the general process of getting every detail "just right" does not allow for a quick or economical single (1 quantity) print option.
• • • [ CAN I GET A CUSTOM QUOTE? ] • • •
Yes! Please contact me with your desired invitation style and invitation quantity. I will get back to you shortly. I will also happily answer any initial questions you might have at this time.
• • • [ HOW MANY INVITATIONS SHOULD I ORDER? ] • • •
You'll need to mail an invitation to each single guest, each couple (married or not) and each family. A simplified answer is "one invitation per household". If you'll be inviting 100 people, you may require anywhere between 40 to 60 invitation suites, depending on the number of single guests versus large families invited. The best way to finalize your invitation quantity is to start collecting your guest's addresses.
• • • [ WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME? ] • • •
Timing tends to vary from couple to couple. The proofing and customization process can take just 1-2 days, or 1-2+ weeks. This depends on how fast content is submitted, changes requested and approval for print granted. Once a proof has been approved printing generally requires 2-3 days with domestic US shipping another 2-5 days on top of that. If you have any timing/deadline requirements, it's best to contact me directly to discuss.
• • • [ HOW CAN I ORDER SAMPLES? ] • • •
Ordering samples is a quick and easy way to view paper, color and printing options before committing to a custom order of your own. Each listing in my shop offers the ability to order a sample packet filled with previously created prints in that style. If you wish to see multiple invitation styles or specific color combinations, please contact to arrange for a sample packet with more personalized variety.
• • • [ I ORDERED SAMPLES, WHAT'S NEXT? ] • • •
Love the samples? Than it's time to get started on bringing your design to life within a "digital proof". At this point we will discuss:
- Quote for your desired quantity
- Submission of your invitation text
- Your specific customization requests (colors, fonts and phrasing)
• • • [ WHAT IS A DIGITAL PROOF? ] • • •
This will be a digitally generated image of your custom design. Emailed to you in .pdf format.
• • • [ HOW DO I MAKE CHANGES TO A PROOF? ] • • •
You may request changes to the digital proof, as needed, via email. NOTE: All revision requests must be made via Email (no revision requests will be accepted over the phone). It is very important that I maintain digital documentation/record of all requests, no matter how big or small the change might be!
• • • [ HOW MANY CHANGES/PROOFS DO I GET? ] • • •
There is no cap on how many proofs/changes you may request, however keep in mind that with each proof the design should become closer to finalized.
• • • [ WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I APPROVE A DIGITAL PROOF FOR PRINT? ] • • •
When the digital proof looks perfect and no further changes/revisions are desired, you will give your "official approval" to print the entire order. We will print when, and only when, this official O.K. to print has been granted. At this time, final payment will be discussed.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
Returns and exchange details
To make sure you are ordering exactly what you desire, please work with me closely by requesting invitation style, paper texture and color swatch SAMPLES before placing an order!
Due to the extensive proofing and customization process we'll proceed through before anything is printed, all customers should ideally know ahead of time what to expect with their final order. Should an issue be the fault of my own, your order will be re-printed without additional cost.
• • • [ DOMESTIC SHIPPING ] • • •
U.S. and Canadian orders will be shipped via UPS standard ground (2-5 business days) with tracking number. Exact shipping costs will depend on the weight of your order. Average cost: $25 (to Canada $35 USD). Rush shipping is available and will be priced as needed.
• • • [ INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ] • • •
International orders (outside the U.S. / Canada) will be shipped via the Postal Service with Priority status, and should be expected to take anywhere between 7-15 business days. Average Cost: $60 USD (to the U.K., most European countries and Australia).
Additional policies and FAQs
- Smooth 130# ... Bright-White -or- Off-White
- Linen 100# ... Bright-White -or- Off-White
- Metallic 110# ... Pearl White
NOTE: All of the above paper weights and paper textures are lovely in their own way. I do not offer any paper that I wouldn't use for my own personal projects! Quality paper and printing machinery are of great importance to me. In my studio there is no such thing as "basic" paper, and no increased cost for "better" paper. Only industry leading paper for each printing method is offered, it's that simple! Preferred paper color / texture generally comes down to a customer's own personal taste. In the case of any doubt, please request swatches/samples before placing an order.
• • • [ WHAT PRINTING METHODS DO YOU OFFER? ] • • •
This is the most economical option, especially for small orders, due to the easy set-up and lack of required physical printing plates to be made. Digital printing allows you to print as many or few colors as you desire for one flat cost. Orders printed with this method are done so on my RICOH C5100 Professional Press (a 500 pound industry award winning machine!) The ink coverage is flush to the paper (neither indented into the paper, nor raised from the surface). Any ink color / ink color combination can be achieved, with the exception of metallic inks. A metallic effect can be achieved by starting with a metallic finish paper. Papers that can be used: 'Smooth', 'Linen' or 'Metallic'.
• • • [ WHAT ENVELOPE COLORS DO YOU OFFER? ] • • •
Envelope color choices are highlighted in the individual product listings. I do my best to find coordinating envelope colors for each project!
• • • [ WHAT INK COLORS DO YOU OFFER? ] • • •
My most popular ink color choices are highlighted in the individual product listings. These ink colors have been pre-selected to match my envelope inventory.
REQUESTING CUSTOM INK COLORS
If my pre-selected ink colors do not match your wedding day color scheme, I can mix any color you can dream up!
HOWEVER, in order to achieve the proper custom color, a mailed fabric or paper swatch of the desired hue will be requested. I will only mix custom colors if such a swatch is mailed to me for proper in-studio color matching. I cannot accurately match a color based on a photo or other e-mailed file. Color is not consistent from computer screen to computer screen.
If you are familiar with PANTONE (PMS) COLOR GUIDES. You are welcome to note a desired color by referencing it's "PMS #".
• • • [ DO YOU OFFER MORE ECONOMICAL OPTIONS? ] • • •
Love my style, but looking for something a little more budget friendly? I now offer an assortment of related, but economical designs at: http://www.zazzle.com/LetterBoxInk?rf=238343598297304903 NOTE: all invitation styles on Zazzle are templates that you will design on your own, and these orders would not be printed in my studio. For a more personal experience, stay here, on Etsy!