There are as many wedding invitation ideas as there are wedding themes. So, be careful in choosing your invitations as they help to convey the formality of your celebration - whether it is very formal, informal, or casual - as well as the theme, if you plan to have one.
Because of the variety of wedding stationary available, you have a good deal of options on how much to spend and what your invitations will include (eg. response card, save-the-date cards, envelopes, etc.)
Invitations can range in price from very expensive to low-cost varieties based on the paper stock selected, colors chosen, embellishments, ink, and so on. You should base your invitation budget on how large the wedding will be, as well as the impression you wish to convey to your guests.
Creating homemade invitations has been gaining in popularity too because of the unlimited designs that you can construct whether by handcrafting, by using DIY wedding invitation kits, or through the use of inexpensive computer software. Making your own is especially useful for uncommon themes where you may not be able to find suitable stationary and for creatively letting your unique personalities shine through.
The wording for your invite is also important. Consider whether you will be using a short verse or not to highlight your wedding theme. Wording also conveys how formal or informal the celebration will be.
It should be noted that the words "the honor of your presence" is most often used with invitations where the ceremony will be held in a place of worship, whereas "the pleasure of your company" is used for ceremonies being held in other locations.
Below, you will find several articles providing tips and advice for buying invitations, plus ideas on different invitation designs that you can craft yourself.
Autumn Wedding Invitations
Invite family and friends to celebrate your wedding with one of these stylish autumn wedding invitations!
DIY Beach Theme Wedding Invitation Ideas
Design your own beach theme wedding invitation. Get ideas for making a seashell, beach ball, CD, or message in a bottle, along with fun embellishments for your invitations.
DIY Wedding Invitation Kits
Save time and money using these beautiful DIY wedding invitation kits. Suitable for a variety of themes, it's easy to make your own invitations.
Fabulous Western Style Wedding Invitations
Round up your wedding guests with these charming western style wedding invitations.
How To Make Seashell Wedding Invitations
Looking for a specific type of invite to match your seashell theme? Why not make your own fabulous invitations?
Make Your Own Sandcastle Beach Wedding Invitations
Having a hard time finding sandcastle themed beach wedding invitations? Easily make your own stylish invitations to fit your beach wedding theme. Here's how.
Personalizing Your Medieval Wedding Invitations
Whether you are making your own Medieval wedding invitations or looking to order pre-made designs, here are a few things you should keep in mind.
Pirate Wedding Invitations
Shiver me timbers, are you planning a pirate theme wedding? Well then, you may want to see how you could make your own pirate wedding invitations!
Stylish & Charming Beach Theme Wedding Invitations
Send out inspiring beach theme wedding invitations that will delight your guests and set the tone of your marriage celebration.
Tropical Theme Wedding Invitations
Send out these lively tropical theme beach invitations featuring exotic flowers, vivid blue waters and breezy palm trees.
Vintage Wedding Invitations
Invite your guests in style. We feature vintage wedding invitations from the Victorian era up to the 1940's.
Wedding Invitation Tips and Advice
Get some wedding invitation tips in regards to invitation etiquette, along with advice that can save you money.
Winter Wedding Invitations
Choose your winter wedding invitations from a wonderful variety of classic and/or themed invitations.