What Size Are Wedding Invitations?

Get a breakdown of common invite sizes and styles.

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Starting to think about your wedding invitation suite design? Along with the style, inserts, and other important text you'll need to include in this special mail, you should also consider what size your invitations will be. Wedding invitations are more than just normal letters. While the standard size of wedding invitations is a 5"x7" card, they can greatly vary in scale according to how much information you need to share and what kind of design you love.

"I think the size of the invitation truly all boils down to design and legibility," shares Damilola Okuboyejo, creative director of the stationary company By Dami Studios. "If the suite has a lot of design, then I would say opt for a slightly larger card in order to not compromise legibility."

Okeboyejo does note that paper sizes have been increasing over the years. "I think this change occurred for several reasons. The main reason being invitations started including a lot more design which meant less room for text." She said her studio's standard size when she started 13 years ago was 5"x 7". Today, it has increased to 7"x9" suites with 5"x7" inserts. "I have noticed our clients tell us how impressed they are by the size. But, I think 7x9" is as big as it should get," the stationer says. "Any bigger and it would be a standard sheet of paper."

Want to learn more about how to determine the best sizes for your wedding invitations? Read ahead to see a breakdown of factors to consider.

Meet the Expert

Damilola Okuboyejo is creative director of the luxury custom invitation and stationary company By Dami Studios.

Learn About Invitation Sizes

Want to choose your invitation suite size? First, you need to know about the different kinds of invitation styles.

Standard Invitation

As Okeboyejo noted, the standard invitation size is a 5"x7" card. This can be oriented both vertically or horizontally depending on your preference. This classic style should have enough room for most of your text as long as the design isn't too elaborate.

Tall Invitation

With more information to include, you might consider choosing a tall invitation. Also known as a thin or skim invitation, this 4"x9" style is helpful if you have plenty of logistics to include and don't want to create any additional inserts.

Large Invitations

If you want a bold design or have more information to include, a large invitation could be your best bet. They come in around 6"x8" or occasionally 7"x9" in dimension.

Square Invitations

It is possible to also include all your wedding details on a square card. While they can vary in scale, around 5"x5" is the standard for this design.

Booklet Invitations

Booklet invitations are a fun choice for couples who want to keep all their wedding info in one place and want to get creative with the design. With multiple pages, these invites can be closed by grommets, string, or ribbons.

Other Invitation Pieces

In addition to your regular invitation, your suite can include different cards filled with different information. These are usually smaller in scale than your main invitation. A details card can hold information about additional events, the wedding website, or registry information. Your suite also could include a map that can help guests navigate your wedding location. Another final piece is the RSVP card, which should come with an envelope the correct size.

Other Factors to Consider

As you are choosing your invitation sizes, you should keep in mind a few things. First, you want to make sure that it can fit any necessary information you wish to share. If you want the design to be more of the focus, it's important to include a details card or direct guests to your wedding website to get more info. Additionally, you must consider your budget. Not only do larger invitations or those with more detail cards cost more, they also require more stamps for postage. Consider the cost of sending one invite multiplied by your number of guests to see if a larger design is worth it for your bottom line.

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