Wedding Invitation Ideas – Top Invitation Styles

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Choosing the right style for you wedding invitation is self-gratifying and as a couple, is something that you should definitely consider for your wedding. But choosing a unique and innovation style for your wedding invitations can be a challenge. With that being said, we’ve dedicated this article to make the process much, much simpler. Let’s get started.

Defining the Style of Your Wedding

The first step that you should take when deciding on your invitation style is to determine the style of your wedding. Also make sure to gather all of the specifics- date, location, and formality. You should have a relatively clear idea about what type of wedding you’re going to be throwing. For example, is it a modern wedding? Is it going to be formal? What time of day is it going to take place? If you can answer these questions then you’ll be that much closer to dictating the invitation styles for your wedding.

Keep in mind that you can also be creative with your invitations if you want.  For example, Julia Graf shares an extremely creative way to make original wedding invitations in the video below:

Choosing Your Colors

Color plays a huge role in the style of a wedding invitation. Essentially, you’ll want to include colors that best reflect your wedding’s theme. Keep in mind that traditional designs come in cream or ivory. Black or gold is also quite common and is a formal look that a lot of couples like to use. One of the best ways to really increase the color contrast on your invitations is to use metallic fonts and liners. Just make sure that the letters in your invitations are readable.

The most popular wedding colors this year are shades of lilac.  See this amazing color incorporated in all facets of a wedding by clicking HERE.  If lilac is not to your liking, has also created an interesting tool that can help you find your wedding colors HERE. When using the tool, try different color combinations to see which best match your taste.

Shapes and Sizes

The average size of a wedding invitation is about 5 inches by 6 inches. These rectangular cards are quite commonly used but do keep in mind that you can use a variety of shapes and sizes for your own invitations. For example, you could experiment with circular invitations or even ones that are scalloped. But just do keep in mind that if you do decide to send out unorthodox sizes that you’ll need to pay more for shipping.  USPS rules on non standard letter sizes can be reviewed HERE.

Make it Legible

Probably one of the most important things you should remember about your invitations is making them legible. Aside from the design and patterns associated with your invitation, try to make sure that the ink isn’t something that is annoying to look at. Be sure that the color contrast between the ink and background is far enough to be distinguished by your guests. Fluorescent colors tend to be ineffective in conveying messages and can be difficult to read. Stick to blue or black ink and only used specialized ink in specific areas of the invitation.

Keep Elements Spaced Out

One of the best things you can do to make your wedding invitations more stylish is to space out the various elements in your invitation. Try to convey all of the information that you need to convey in as little information as possible. If you attempt to squeeze too much information on the page then it is going to hinder your guest’s ability to capture the important stuff. This is why it is absolutely essential to space out elements on your invitation as much as possible. To more white space you have, the easier it is going to be on your guest’s eyes.

Start Early

Keeping all of these tips in mind, try to start on your invitations as soon as possible. In general, you should be planning your styles and designs at least six months prior to your wedding. If you can do this earlier then it would be ideal. The reason you want to start as early as possible is because you want to have time to make any necessary style changes to your wedding invitations.


As you can see, there are many tips and considerations that you’ll need to remember regarding the styles for your wedding invitations. Keep in mind that you don’t need to stick to orthodox styles and designs. Try out different colors and formats, and experiment with different kinds of fonts.

Do you have any tips or ideas on what brides should consider when selecting their wedding invitations?  If so, we would love to hear about it below!