banter and charm
who we are

BANTER & CHARM

Banter & Charm is a boutique design studio in southwest Michigan offering letterpress and foil stamped wedding invitations. Each design is thoughtfully crafted by Sarah Brown, the creative force behind the brand. Learn more about Sarah

Wedding invitations with elegant typography and minimal accents are Banter & Charm's specialty. Classic and traditional with a touch of vintage; timeless designs that will still be in style thirty years from now.

Banter & Charm is based in St. Joseph, Michigan, but services clients worldwide. Consultations are available via email or phone (by appointment), and distance makes no difference during the design process. If you're near southwest Michigan, please get in touch to schedule an in person design consultation - I'd love to chat with you over a cup of coffee!

THE EXPERIENCE

When you order wedding invitations from Banter & Charm, you are receiving one-on-one service from a real person - me! From the initial inquiry to the moment you receive your invitations, I will cheerfully answer any questions, and offer guidance every step of the way. Whether it's concerning your invitation wording, traditional etiquette, or you just don't know where to begin, I'm here for you.

You will be working one-on-one with me to customize every aspect of your stationery. I will personally prepare each proof, helping you select the perfect ink colors or choose a typeface to fit your style. Invitation designs can be customized to your heart's content: changing the colors, fonts, wording, and layout is included in every order.

I am infatuated with pretty stationery (I hope you are too!), and that is reflected in the materials I offer: classic cotton paper and envelopes- soft and thick, with a subtle texture that begs to be touched; handmade Italian papers in blush pink and soft gray; locally manufactured card stock in the perfect shade of sky blue. Envelopes are available in a rainbow of colors, along with liners to match. Wrap everything up with a belly band or silk ribbon topped with a wax seal. Finish it all off with envelope calligraphy and a custom postage stamp, and you have a stunning invitation suite your guests will be talking about for years.

Want to see some of this paper goodness in person? Pick out a sample pack from the shop and I'll send you a package sure to delight a paper lover like yourself.

the experience
additional design services

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Banter & Charm offers distinctive finishes like metallic gold edge painting and custom die cut shapes to elevate your traditional design from common to breathtaking. Custom monograms, hand calligraphy, silk ribbon, and wax seals are just a few of the extras available. Dreaming of something you don't see here? Let me know- I am always excited to try new materials or brainstorm ways to add a unique touch to your stationery.

For the couple that desires a creative design they can't find anywhere else, I provide custom design services for bespoke invitations. If you want to incorporate special details unique to you and your partner, or have an amazing idea for an out of the ordinary stationery suite, bespoke is the option for you!

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die cut invitations
cotton paper with edge painting
hand painted floral envelope liners
gold foil custom monogram