Selecting Wedding Invitations

May 5, 2015 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

Announce to the world you are getting married and invite friends and family to your special day with wedding invitations. The purpose of wedding invitations are to inform guests of the location, time, date, hosts and RSVPs. Choosing wedding invitations is an important part of the wedding preparation process and offers many opportunities to share a sneak peek into the upcoming theme and style of your wedding. Read on to learn more about your options when selecting wedding invitations.

letter and rose conceptColors and Fonts

Make a visual impact with color on your wedding invitations. Typically, the color choice represents the same as the ones you have chosen for your wedding. Color works in conjunction with the fonts to ensure readability such as light fonts on a dark color background or dark fonts on a light background.

Shapes and Sizesletter and rose concept              

Determine if you prefer portrait or landscape orientation for your wedding invitations. Another option to consider is novelty shapes such as circles or custom designs such as hearts. Decide on the size of your invitations from small invites or extra-large size? Other possibilities include custom folded or 3D cards.

Types of Paper

Paper comes in many different types of textures and weights. The most popular paper for wedding invitations is cardstock. The style of your invitation often determines the weight of paper. Flat single invitations may take heavier paper at weights of 80 lbs. or more. If your wedding invites are of a folded style, then your paper weight can be a little lighter around 65 lbs. and layered style invitations can go either way, heavier or lighter. Popular paper textures include gloss, matte, linen and lustrous.


The first thing people will see in regards to your wedding invitations is the envelope. You can choose white for your envelope or make it stand out with color. Choose a pointy euro-style envelope flap or go classic with a square flap. Add a special touch to the envelope liner with a pattern, design or photo on the inside of the flap.


Embellishments are the cherry on top when it comes to wedding invitations. Personalize your invites with a bit of creative flair by adding embellishments. These take many forms from simple silk ribbons to rhinestone bling accents. Pick one that goes with your wedding theme.

Wedding Stamps

Go to your local post office and inspect the current collection of wedding-themed stamps to put on your invites. Every year the post office offers several styles of first class and forever stamps with a love theme perfect for wedding invitations.

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