How To Create Wedding Invitations
This guide provides ideas for designing your own invitations, save the date cards and other personalised wedding stationery.
Discover how our specialist paper types and customisation options can make your stationery design more impressive. For example, our laminates let you personalise your wedding invitation design right down to the velvety feel of the card. Or if you’re designing rustic wedding invites, you’ll love our textured papers and kraft printed invitations.
Learn tricks on how to design your own wedding stationery to make a regal impression and impress your guests. We also reveal 3 tips to save yourself time and a convenient printing checklist for all the little extras. For example, you might want to consider printing custom cut DIY wedding envelope liners and personalised favour tags.
Make A Moodboard For Design Inspiration
If you are reading this, you probably have a Moodboard or Pinterest board for your ideas. The vision of your big day often helps to inspire the design ideas for your invitations. We have compiled the most popular wedding themes into categories and put several invitation templates in each one. Browse through our rustic wedding invitation templates, seasonal themes and modern geometric designs for inspiration.
How To Design Rustic Invitations
Rustic inspired designs usually include natural elements and wood tones. The designs are usually inspired by the venue and wildflowers that will feature in the bridal bouquet.
Best Paper For Rustic Stationery
Kraft printed stationery is fantastic for making your wedding invitations have an earthy, friendly and warm feeling. The natural brown colour of the paper is perfect for rustic designs and it’s the most eco friendly option too! If you want a truly rustic invitation design, simplicity is key. Kraft paper works particularly well with bold black font. Feel free to use our design templates in the rustic stationery templates category as a starting point for your design.
Invitation Designs For Rustic Outdoor Weddings
Check out our hitched wedding invitation which has scripted and vintage style text. The swirly freehand script captures the casual free spirited style of weddings held in teepees, forests, fields or barns. You can personalise this wedding stationery template or use it as a starting point for your own invitation design.
Designing Invitations With Flowers
Flowers that will feature in the bridal bouquet can be used in your stationery artwork to reflect the theme of the big day. Our floral templates provide ample inspiration for nature inspired designs. Incorporating the wedding flowers into your stationery designs can help to bring the theme to life through your artwork.
Signature Flowers For Wedding Stationery
Our hugs & kisses invitation template has a very simple garland. The garland and font can be copied across onto all your kraft wedding stationery to tie the theme together. It’s a simple but effective trick to achieve a matching wedding stationery package. This means that on the big day, the place cards match the table planners, favour tags and so on.
Luxury Wedding Invitation Printing
You can choose certain types of paper to make your invitations feel more luxurious. Our conqueror contour paper is popular for all wedding invitation themes and its available in cream or white. The texture adds another dimension to your design and the paper feels more natural than a smooth finish.
Conqueror laid paper has a distinctive ribbed surface which is traditional wedding stationery. The wove texture has a slight woven pattern within the paper fibres, but it is still a very smooth paper. Conqueror contour paper has a hammered effect, and the dimpled texture adds a different dimension to the design.
Luxury Laminates Add Protection And Elegance
Our luxury laminates are ideal for adding an elegant touch to wedding stationery. There is a matt laminate option which protects the design from fingerprints and dirt. The soft touch laminates have a velvety feel, ideal for adding an elegant finish to your stationery.
High Quality Wedding Invitation Paper
As a rule of thumb, thicker paper stock has a higher quality feel. We’d recommend a thickness of at least 350gsm to 400 gsm. If you want something truly special, we offer double thickness of 700gsm and colourcore paper at 800gsm which has a stripe of colour on the edge of the card.
If you want something a little different, have a look at our pearlescent paper that has a pearl shimmer.
Complete Wedding Stationery Checklist
Here is a complete list of stationery that you might want to consider having custom printed.
Enagagment Party Invite
Save The Date Cards
Bridal /Stag party invites
Thank you cards
Custom Envelope Liners
Stickers to elegantly seal envelopes.
You can also include an enclosure card for any additional information that your guests may need.
3 Tips To Save Time And Hassle
Custom Envelope Printing
We can elegantly print calligraphy style text onto your custom envelopes. Custom envelope printing adds a personalised touch to your invitations and thank you cards. We can run a mail merge so that each address is printed onto the envelopes to save time.
Wedding Stationery Design Templates
We have developed a selection of design templates to inspire you. You can take inspiration from our templates or just simply modify the text to personalise your stationery package.
Get It Done Early
We can help you to complete your stationery package early to reduce stress. Our team of graphic designers can design a full set of wedding stationery for you. All you need to do is send us your requirements and let us get to work for you. If you need a fast turnaround, we offer a quick printing service for an extra charge. Please email us once you have placed the order online.