About Bloomin Wedding
Bloomin Wedding and its production processes are the most Earth-friendly available. Each sheet is handcrafted from 100% recycled, post-consumer paper and embedded with wildflower seeds. We print this seed paper with natural biodegradable inks that will not compromise the seed’s ability to grow. All of our cardstock is FSC-certified and 100% recycled.
Early in 2010, we turned on our new 30kW solar energy system, which offsets all of the power we use. We are dedicated to helping you create the perfect wedding with minimal impact on the Earth.
Wildflower Seed Paper
Each seed paper item includes a diverse mix of annual and perennial wildflower seeds. These seeds have been carefully blended to ensure they will thrive in all growing regions.
Our seed mix includes:
Interested in seed paper sheets to make your own favors? Click here!
Planting instructions are included for all seed paper options. Due to the wide variation of planting locations, water, sun, and loving care each will receive, germination time and success rates will vary. If you do not want planting instructions printed on your item, a separate 2"x3.5" flat card with stock printing is available for $1.00 each. A card with your choice of font, color and planting instructions is available for $1.50 each.
Please choose your favorite planting instructions from the following list: (Note: If your item includes a seed paper embellishment, it will include appropriate instructions.)
1. Please enjoy this gift in celebration of our love. Plant this handmade seed paper, water daily and wildflowers will grow!
2. Our love will bloom like a garden year after year. Plant this entire piece of seed paper, water daily and watch your garden grow!
3. Remember this special day by planting this invitation under a thin layer of soil and watering daily. Wildflowers will begin to grow in 3-6 weeks.
4. This invitation is embedded with wildflower seeds. Soak the paper in water overnight. Cover with a thin layer of soil and water daily. Wildflowers will begin to grow in 3-6 weeks.
All cardstock options are 100% recycled and FSC-certified.
White: 130# Cover
Parchment: 80# Cover
Vellum: 100# Cover (select suites only)
All envelopes are 100% recycled and FSC-certified. Where applicable, each order includes a corresponding number of envelopes—if you need additional envelopes, please see pricing below. A 3-4 day rush for printed envelopes is available for $50. Lined envelopes are not available for environmental reasons.
Additional Blank Envelope Pricing: $.50 each
Additional Printed Envelope Pricing: $.80 each
Bloomin offers two types of eco-friendly printing for your invitations: water-based inkjet printing and vegetable-based letterpress printing.
Handmade Paper Quality
Our small-batch, handmade process ensures our seed paper will really grow! Each sheet is crafted one at a time and slight variations in texture, color or printing is not uncommon.
These subtle variations are the mark of a truly unique product. No two invitations are exactly alike and you should expect the following:
• Slight variation in paper color and thickness between pieces of seed paper
• Variation in the same ink color printed on seed paper compared to cardstock
• Random distribution of seeds that may potentially intersect text or design
Bloomin will not accept returns for any reasons that relate to the unique variations of our handmade paper. If you have any concerns about print quality, paper texture, or color representation, we can supply a printed seed paper sample for $60, plus shipping, with no order obligation.
For your convenience, we have created a
diverse palette of intriguing colors (please see our Ink Colors page). Each suite is shown with a range of suggested color palettes that complement the look and feel of the designer’s
original creation. We invite you to choose one of these palettes, or to combine up to three of our colors to create your perfect invitation without additional charges.
If you are looking for colors outside our wedding palette, we are happy to print a specific ink color for a $75 charge per color. PMS color choices are accepted, but our CMYK ink jet printing process doesn’t permit a perfect match, and we cannot guarantee one. Even when printing specific PMS with the letterpress printers, there will be a slight variation. Metallic inks are not permitted for environmental reasons. If you choose to print with custom colors, we highly suggest you order the optional $60 printed seed paper sample to ensure your chosen colors match your expectations.
We have a proprietary printing process that gently applies biodegradable water-based inks to the seed paper without damaging the seeds. This process has been carefully engineered to offer the highest print quality and germination rates. Inkjet printing is available for all products. You should expect a slight variation when the same ink color is printed on seed paper compared to cardstock.
Letterpress printing is the oldest form of printing. A custom metal printing plate is used to “press” the ink into the seed paper. We use vegetable-based inks. The debossed texture of the letterpress printing combined with the seed paper’s texture creates a stunning and tactile effect. Letterpress printing is not available for all products and photographic reproduction is not available for this printing style. Additional charges apply for custom letterpress plates based on the imprint size and detail. Generally these plates range from $50-150.
Your wedding is important to us, and we want you to know what to expect when submitting and approving your order. A proof will be sent to your email address within 2 business days from receipt of your order. Two rounds of proofing, resulting in three proofs, are included with your order to ensure all your needs are met. A $25 charge per proof will apply after the third proof, for each item in your order. If you would like to see additional fonts, colors, or wording options, a $30 per proof charge applies. Once you approve each item, your order goes into production and changes are no longer accepted.
Approving Your Proof
Numbered proofs will be emailed to you for approval. For convenience and fast turnaround times, we only accept approval by e-mail. Your order will print exactly as your proof shows.
Please double check the following before approval:
Submitting Your Wording
Please submit your wording in the body of your email. If you are not able to send us your wording electronically, a $50 typesetting charge will apply.
For non-Latin-alphabet languages, we require that your wording is submitted as an image file. It should be designed exactly as you want it to print and sized to fit the imprint area. Foreign language typesetting is not available.
Production & Shipping
Your wedding order will be ready to ship 5-7 business days from your final proof approval. The delivery date cannot be determined until receipt of your proof approval; the sooner you approve your proof, the sooner your order can ship. Rush production is available. Production timeframes start from date of proof approval.
2-3 day Rush Production: $100
4-6 day Rush Production: $50
As a standard, all orders will ship UPS Ground. If you would like expedited shipping, please indicate your shipping method preference on your Order Form.
Ground: $25 2nd Day: $40 Overnight: $75
Additional time, charges, and documentation may apply when shipping internationally.
Additional Quantities and Reorders
We will include several extra invitations with each order, to account for any nuances in the seeded paper. There is a 25-piece minimum required for any reorders. Due to the natural variation in our seed paper and printers, we can’t guarantee an exact match for ink or paper color as your first order. We always recommend ordering extras!
Samples of specific suite design are available for $20 plus the cost of shipping. Samples of specific color combinations are not available. Samples will ship within 3 days of your request.