Your wedding invitation is the first taste your guests will see about your wedding theme and style, so choose wisely! Whether you are looking for classic invitations or more modern styles, there are wedding invitations and other paper products that fit each personality. A popular book will help you browse wedding invitations and choose the right look for your big day!
How to choose wedding invitations for your style
Wedding invitations are the first experience of your guests with the style, colors and overall look of your wedding. For some, sending invitations can be an unpleasant experience, but Bridalope is here to help! If you are looking for inspiration before making the final purchase, check out some wedding invitation ideas from our fabulous Bridalope Wedding Blog. If you are looking to find the style of wedding invitations to send, have a look at our wedding photos.
It is a good idea to send wedding invitations as soon as possible, but between four and six months before the wedding day is ideal.
Breaking down wedding invitations
To get started, you need to know what should be in your wedding invitations. Note: these are just examples and not requirements.
- The Invitation Card: It will show who - what - when - and where is your special day. Make sure it is your full name and your fiancé(e), the date and time of the ceremony and the location of the place.
- The Reception Card: This is for couples who plan their wedding not in the same place. However, it is not limited to these weddings. If you have an inbox, you can enter information about the time and place instead of the main invitation.
- The Response Card (and Envelope): Traditionally, guests fill in a RSVP Response Card for your big day. This tab can have checkboxes for presence and menu selections or have space for personal messages. The choice is based solely on preferences. Often, auto-addressed, printed envelopes have also been included so that replies can easily be sent back.
- The Directions Card: An optional card insert with directions and a map to your venue(s). If your ceremony and reception are not in the same place, opt for a two-sided book.
- The Accommodations Card: An optional insert for guests outside the city for hotel blocks or for other types of accommodation. This may be on a separate physical insert or listed on your wedding site.
- The Wedding Website Card: To eliminate multiple inserts, add all the important information to your wedding website and enter an insert with instructions to access your website.
- The Envelopes: There are internal and external envelopes. External envelopes will have guests' names, address, and return address. This is the main envelope and may be the only envelope. Some couples choose an interior envelope for more formal weddings.
Pro-tip: Take an envelope sample at the post office to weigh it in advance. This will help determine the correct shipping quantity.
When ordering the wedding invitation suite, we recommend that you also consider other wedding day paper items, including ceremony programs, menu books, table numbers, escort cards, and thank-you note stationery.