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Printing Process:

Thermography - The process involves heat that joins ink and a resin-like powder together. The fusion of the materials results in the appearance of raised letters. This printing process is fast-becoming the most popular choice for invitations, because of its value and quality of appearance. This is the most affordable print process if you are looking for classic, elegant "raised" printing.

Letterpress - Letterpress continues to be one of the hottest trends in stationery.  It's been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. Letterpress is an ancient printing technique that involves printing words or designs with ink while simultaneously debossing the image into thick, soft paper. The letterpress look is elegant, stylish, high-end and nothing short of stunning.

Engraving - The paper is placed on the press face down above the inked plate. It is then printed by pressure coming down on the back of the sheet while the front of the sheet meets with the plate. This "sandwich" effect creates the raised lettering and bruise on the back of the printed paper that are both classic features of engraver.

Foil Stamping -  Printing process that fuses foil to paper. A thin layer of foil is pressed between a piece of paper and a heated die. The image on the die cuts and heats the foil, binding it to the paper. You might be thinking of mylar ballons when you think of the word "foil".  But don't be fooled.  You can find many matte-ink colors such as white or cream, which produces a gorgeous invitation.


Mygatsby was one of the pioneers of the "stacked" enclosure cards!  We created these cards specifically so these accessory cards would complement your invitation stylishly yet with function.

Small Enclosure Card: 4.25"x4.50"

  • This card is typically used as a Reception Card, Ceremony Card, Gift Registry or At-Home Card, or for any "simple" information you might be trying to deliver to your guests. 

RSVP card w/ envelope: 4.25"x5.50"

  • RSVP is derived from the French phrase, repondez s'il vous plait, meaning "respond if you please." It is a polite way of requesting a response to the invitation. It allows you to have an accurate guest count and can even help with allowing your guests to choose meal options, or any other information you will require in planning your reception.Mygatsby also nclude your name and return address printed on the envelope (or postcard  for our smaller invitations) to make it easier for invited guests to respond. Traditionally, the sender provides postage, to make it easier for your guests to respond.

Large Enclosure Card: 4.25"x6.50"

  • This card is typically used as a Directions Card, Accommodations Card, or any additional detailed information you might be trying to deliver to your guests. 

Additional Matching Accessories

The first ink color you choose is included in the price of your order (invitation, accessory cards and envelopes).  You may choose up to 2 ink colors per printed item (i.e. you can choose black & espresso for your invitation, and then gold & silver for your RSVP card, etc.).  If you use the same 2 ink colors throughout your entire invitation ensemble, you will only be charged once, across all of your printed pieces (i.e. if you choose red & gold for your invitation, RSVP card and outer envelope, you will only be charged once for that 2nd ink color).

Pricing for each additional ink color is as follows:

  • 1st ink:  No charge.  Included in price.
  • 2nd ink:  $30.00 one time charge.  This same ink color may be used across all of your invitation ensemble pieces.
  • 3rd ink and above: $20.00 one time charge for each additional ink color chosen.

*NOTE: If you have selected accessory cards, you may see 1 additional ink color charge in your total.  Don't worry, you can adjust these ink colors accordingly to your preferences when you start customizing your accessory cards.

Shining Sophistication Wedding Invitations

Shining Sophistication Ecru and Black Wedding Invitations
  • Shining Sophistication Ecru and Black Wedding Invitations
  • Shining Sophistication Ecru and Silver Wedding Invitations
  • Shining Sophistication Ecru and Gold Wedding Invitations
  • Shining Sophistication Ecru and Pearl Wedding Invitations
  • Shining Sophistication White and Black Wedding Invitations
  • Shining Sophistication White and Silver Wedding Invitations
  • Shining Sophistication White and Gold Wedding Invitations
  • Shining Sophistication White and Pearl Wedding Invitations
  • Shining Sophistication White and Pearl Wedding Invitations

Additional Matching Accessories

Production Time Estimate

3-5 Business Days - Delivery time additional
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Glamour, shimmer, glitter and all sorts of beauty are what makes this invitation stand out from the rest of the lot out there. It is elegant, timeless and available in a variety of palettes. It sends your friends and family an invitation that excellently expresses your style and sense of fashion. They will be delighted when they open a one-of-a-kind card that comes screaming sophistication and a beautiful wedding. It is perfect for that bride looking to make her wedding accessories coordinated with everything.

This invitation is hand-bordered for beauty and is delicately crafted in your choice of colors for a simple, but a dramatic card. Your wordings are beautifully written on a top-notch card that is just right for the purpose, and if you value a vintage or a rustic charm, you will love them. You can have it in gold edging and gold lettering to make it more luxurious.

Additional Information


Invitation: 5.5 x 7.75 inches

Reception Card: 3.5 x 5 inches

Direction Card: 3.5 x 5 inches

Respond Card: 3.5 x 5 inches

Thank You Note: 3.5 x 5 inches, folded



We highly recommend taking a fully assembled invitation to your post office for postage requirements before mailing. Invitation size and weight will impact how much postage is required.

Card Format Flat
Printing Type Thermography

Customer Reviews

They are beautiful!
So thrilled with the whole set, wonderful quality paper!
The torn edge is challenging to get into the inner envelope... Review by Hennessey's wedding / (Posted on 10/23/2015)
So Happy!
I love these wedding invitations, I ordered the black/ecru and the script is just beautiful. I also got the RSVP cards and Reception cards. The card stock is not too heavy, but just right. They look like a page out of an old vintage book, I'm in love! I am so pleased with the quality and ease of the order; I highly recommend them! Review by Elizabeth / (Posted on 3/26/2015)
I'm not sure I can fully express how happy I was with the way my invitations turned out...they are GORGEOUS! The website was so easy to use, the price was incredible, and the quality is amazing. I very very highly recommend The American Wedding!! Review by Marina / (Posted on 2/17/2014)
Excellent product
I am thrilled with my Shining Sophistication wedding invitations. I got the gold edging and opted for gold thermography lettering. They came out gorgeous...and they look like they cost way more than they did! I am so glad I went with the American Wedding and not a more expensive brand that doesn't even do thermography. Five stars! Review by Satisfied Bride / (Posted on 2/12/2014)