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6 Design Tips for the Perfect Wedding Invitations

Finding Inspiration for Your Wedding Invitation

If you haven’t created a wedding invitation before, consider looking for good examples online that can help you generate some ideas of your own. If this is your own wedding, find what styles work best for you and the overall style of your wedding.

If design isn’t one of your talents, there are many options for invitation design services online or in your local area.

You can see some great invitation designs here.

detailed wedding invitations

The images below are all courtesy of Hadley Designs. Please consider selecting them for any custom wedding design work you might need.

Is the Wedding Themed?

light blue wedding invitations

Themed weddings continue to grow in popularity. With so many pop culture movies, books, and characters, mega fans take the opportunity to blend what they love with whom they love. Having a themed wedding provides plenty of design opportunities to make a truly unique invitation.

Keep Your Wedding Designs Clean and Simple

custom wedding invitations

Before starting the design, make a list of the important information that your guests will need to see. Things like date, time, location, and any additional information shouldn’t be obstructed or take a backseat to the other elements of the invitation. Use color, contrasting fonts, and layout arrangements to make these easily readable and attractive.

The Best Wedding Invitation Designs Use High Resolution Photography

red theme wedding invitations

If you are using photography elements in your design, always make sure you check that the resolution is 300 dpi. This can be an easily made mistake for those not familiar with creating designs for print. For best results, print an early draft to see which elements are working and which need to be improved. The transition from screen to print can be tricky.

Get Creative and Personal – Use Memorable Invitations

fruit theme wedding invitations

Everyone wants their wedding to be special and unique, so why not make a memorable invitation? Be creative with your card shape, envelope, paper types, or special printing techniques. Some printers offer spot gloss, metallic and white inks, and embossing features. Adding small, subtle details can emphasize certain parts of your invitation and give it that polished, finalized look.

Printing Your Wedding Invitation Masterpiece

If you spend many hours crafting your invitation, you’ll want an experienced, professional printer to handle the rest. If you’re printing locally, get to know your print shop. Maybe ask for a tour and see in person the types of paper and printing methods they offer. If you’re using an online printer, contact customer service for additional information before making your purchase.

multiple color wedding invitations

For more wedding invitation design ideas, visit our friends at Hadley Designs.

For more design tips and trends, check out Wedding Wire’s article on popular trends for wedding invitations or get started now by uploading and/or designing your own custom invitations.

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4 thoughts on “6 Design Tips for the Perfect Wedding Invitations”

  1. My wedding will be this coming June, and I’m currently in the middle of preparing to wed invitations.I’m glad you have shared this by the way; I like the idea of being creative with the card shape envelope and paper types, I’d gladly work on that. Speaking of which, I haven’t found a wedding invitation printing service yet.

    • Hi Rachel,

      I’m glad to hear you found this article helpful. If you’re still looking for wedding invitation printing services, we do offer that service here at PGprint. Please feel free to reach out to Vicky at [email protected]. She can help walk you through the process and then you can determine if it suits your need. We also offer professional design services if that’s something you don’t want to tackle yourself.

      Brett @PGprint

  2. I liked that you mentioned before starting the design, make a lit of the important information when you are planning your wedding invitation. My sister is getting married, and we are looking for advice to help her with the invitation. I will let her know about your recommendations to help my sister to plan the best invitation for her big day.

  3. I like how you said to make a list of important information that your cards will need before you make them. My fiance and I want our wedding to be perfect and so we also want our invitations to be perfect. Forgetting important information on our invitations would be so sad.


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