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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—many of the sites offer all the benefits of bespoke, handmade stationery without the high price tag.
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.
Etsy: Ren Create
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.
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 also super affordable.
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!).
What our testers say
"I got my save-the-dates from Minted, then a year later used the company for my newly monogrammed stationery, four years later for my son's thank you notes, then holiday cards, my daughter's stationery...the list goes on. I love the modern, yet classic, designs and ease of personalization. Plus the quality is really unmatched. A true go-to for life!"
–Leah Wyer, SVP and General Manager
Etsy: Match Set Love Design
Match Set Love Design offers templates for invitations and other paper goods that you can customize online then turn into a PDF. The template format makes them easy to print at home or at a local print shop.
When it comes to the ceremony (and beyond), the range of designs and products will help keep your look cohesive. Match your invite design to the menus, seating charts, and even thank-you notes.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
Amazon Handmade: Pixel Impressions Personalized Wedding Invitations
Yes, it's possible to get just about anything on Amazon. Even your wedding invitations! These pretty floral cards can be customized with all your wedding details. Printed on smooth cardstock, the 4 x 6 cards come in sets of 10 (just add more in your cart to order as many as you need).
The return address can also be printed on the back of each coordinating envelope—a major time saver when you’re getting ready to address the cards and send them out! Choose from a wide range of styles and color palettes—and include cards for other upcoming events like the bridal shoer.
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.
You may know Vistaprint from that time you ordered business cards—they're well known for 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.
What to look for in a wedding invitation
When it comes to the invitation design, think about your overall wedding vibe and palette. Even if you're still in the early stages of wedding planning, it's still a nice idea to give general hints of the event to come in the invite. Since you'll have your venue booked when you send out the invites, let it be an inspiration. For example, a wedding that's being held in a rustic barn setting could feature an invite with wildflowers and distressed wood textures. Or, a city loft wedding could have an invite with a modern font and minimal design.
It's also totally OK to just go with the invite you both love, regardless of where you're getting wed! the most important thing to remember is to include all the necessary information in a legible and clear manner. Luckily, many of the online invitation sites will walk you through the design process, so it's a user-friendly and streamlined experience.
When should I send my 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 do you 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.
Meet the Expert
Katie Fisher Cohen is a graphic designer based in New York City. Her team at Katie Fisher Design specializes in bespoke invitations and paper goods for weddings, as well as corporate and private events.
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