Your wedding invitation will set the tone for the whole celebration. Here, a quick primer on how to put your party in the mailbox.

Monochromatic

The versatile color scheme works with art deco, contemporary, or vintage themes.

Invite with full-color archival printing, from $1,400 for 100 (includes envelopes with return-address printing), Rifle Paper Co. Silhouette-themed thermography-printed invite with envelopes, $709 for 100, BRIDES Fine Wedding Papers by Checkerboard.