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Pinterest have you overwhelmed with invitation designs? We get it. There are so many! While we can’t help you decide between foil or letterpress, we can direct you to the best wedding invitation websites out there. These sites make it easy—and fun—to choose a templated design and customize stationery for your big day. The best part? You can stick to your budget—some start as little as $1.99 for printed suites.
Whether you go all-digital or design paper invitations online, these websites offer tons of tools and services, from chats with real-life designers to guidelines on how to properly address your envelopes. Plus, these websites will help you with other paper goods too, like your save-the-dates, thank you cards, menus, and even party favor mugs. Enjoy wedding planning from the comfort of your own couch and consider the invitations done.
Read on for the best wedding invitations that you can buy online.
Zola may be known for its registry services, but they’re also a one-stop-shop for wedding invitations. Choose among hundreds of themes, which include coordinating save the dates, thank you cards, and day-of paper goods.
Good thing the styles match your free Zola wedding website, because you can also run all your guest list management (aka RSVPs) through your customized web address. As if that’s not enough, they’re super affordable; invites start at $1.99.
Etsy, the destination for handmade goods, is also a prime spot for wedding invitations. Plenty of professional and amateur designers offer their wares, but we’re particularly fond of a few, including the shop RenCreate.
This shop has more than 100 whimsical designs for wedding invitations and matching paper goods as well as electronic templates. One of our favorites? A digital save the date you can send via text message.
Foil press, letterpress, floral or watercolor—if you can dream it, they've designed it. Minted has been a loyal standby for engaged couples for more than a decade, and it’s no wonder. Their designs range from trendy to traditional, and any theme includes matching save-the-dates, thank you cards, day-of paper goods, and, now, signage like seating charts and welcome posters.
That extends to digital too—use their online tools to make your own custom monogram and create your wedding website, where you can log guest RSVPs. As an added perk, Minted offers free guest addressing which will save you time (and money!).
With a huge range of services—from classic invitations to mugs, t-shirts, and even leggings—Zazzle will print just about anything you can dream of for your big day.
The digital design company connects engaged couples with independent designers who will customize paper goods and products to brand the wedding. There are literally thousands of templates, so it’s useful to deduce your options by searching under styles like floral or geometric. Happy hunting!
The Wedding Shop by Shutterfly
A match made in heaven, this online shop combines the ease of Shutterfly and the creative aesthetic of Wedding Paper Divas. It will help you design and produce every personalized touchpoint for your wedding, from the save the date and invitation suite to etched champagne flutes for your toast.
You’ll find the beloved Wedding Paper Divas designs in the store, which include premium templates featuring foil and glitter, gatefold cards, and custom envelopes. Plus, the Wedding Shop offers a free wedding invitation sample kit and free address printing.
You may know Vistaprint from that time you ordered business cards—they are known for their office supplies—but the site is equally as awesome for wedding invitations. It’s become a go-to for graphic designers who want high-quality printing for their finished products (attn: your friend creating your paper goods) as well as a serious shop for beautiful templates.
Plus, they have an entire wedding keepsake store where you can stock customized notebooks, coasters, calendars, and more for your welcome bags.
How about checking out stationery samples before buying online? Order Artifact Uprising’s Wedding Suites Sample Kit right to your door. The custom photo product company makes wedding invitations too, and they’ll send you a selection of their designs, Warby Parker-style. You’ll get a box of assorted paper goods and themes, including three different printing styles (digital, foil-stamped, and custom engraved) before you even begin designing your own.
Once you do, you can add day-of goods to match and even order a wedding photo book after your nuptials. For the sustainability-minded, you’ll rest easy knowing that the thick, archival paper is manufactured with wind power.
Striving for a zero-waste wedding? Send your correspondence with Greenvelope, an online invitation service with thousands of customizable designs. They curate a collection from a community of independent designers, but beyond a gorgeous, personalized invitation suite, you’ll also give back.
As members of 1% for the Planet, every purchase helps support environmentally-focused nonprofits, including the National Forest Foundation, the National Park Foundation, and Mountains to Sound. On the logistical front, their guest tagging tool means you can easily sort and filter your guest list, perfect for sending messages to specific people like the wedding party.
What started as a place for photo projects naturally lends itself to wedding invitation suites. At Mixbook, you’ll find professionally designed paper goods, many of which can accommodate a photo of you and soon-to-be spouse.
Personalize everything from engagement announcements to thank you cards—and, of course, wedding invitations in between—on paper sourced from sustainable forests. As if that’s not enough, many of the designs ship in just a few days (in case you were procrastinating).
We all love to peruse this shop, which stocks tons of greeting cards and stationery from cool, independent brands. Paper Source also offers an online design studio for your wedding invitations—choose from hundreds of designs and personalize your paper goods with typeface, colors, printing style, and more.
Don’t worry if you’re not a details person; a Paper Source designer will fine-tune the spacing and layout of your printed card and send you a proof for review. You can breathe a sigh of relief at your lack of artistic talent.
When to send wedding invitations
Katie Fischer Cohen of Katie Fischer Designs recommends sending invitations out no less than two to three months in advance of the wedding. Save the dates should be sent six to eight months in advance and destination weddings can be sent out up to a year in advance.
How to word a wedding invitation
"The wording of your invitations should match the level of formality of your wedding," says Cohen. The first line usually introduces who is hosting the wedding (whether it's the parents or the couple). The next line is about how you are inviting them. "For a formal wedding where the ceremony will be held in a place of worship, you would generally say 'request the honor of your presence'" advises Cohen." If you are getting married at your reception venue or at a less traditional location, you may write "request the pleasure of your company.'"
Next, you would add the names of the couple and then the wedding date. "The wedding date should be spelled out and follow the day of the week (for example, Saturday, the seventh of August)," says Cohen. "The time should be spelled out and written to describe the placement of hands on a clock (half-past one, instead of 1:30 p.m.)."
Next goes the place of worship or venue name and the city and state. If your reception is happening at the same place, you should include a line that says something like "dinner and dancing to follow", as well as a line indicating guest attire.