3 Wedding Invitations You Need


Here comes the bride – but first, here comes the invitations. Whether you’re prepping for your shower, inviting people to an engagement fete, sending out save the dates, or thinking of all the printables you’ll need for the big day, everything from your invites to your programs to your place cards is yet another way to put your own personalized stamp on your wedding.

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Not sure where to start? Here are some amazing ideas for any paper product you’re thinking of for your special day.

SAVE THE DATES

Once you’ve booked the venue and set a date, let people know as early as possible so they can circle their calendars and make plans to attend. Try to send out your save the date cards at least six to eight months in advance – or longer if you’re planning a destination wedding so people can build your wedding into their vacation plans for the upcoming year. Below are a few cute ideas to spark your imagination!

Use Your Engagement Photos

Those cute engagement photos you snapped? They’re not just great for showing how absolutely in love you are right now. Add one to your save the date card to give it a custom touch.

Set the Mood

Your Save the Date can be used to set the tone for the event to come. Hosting a celebration at night? Use a design that gives off summery vibes. Having a live band? Pick one with a musical theme. Getting hitched by the water? Go for a beachy design.

Send a Postcard

Doing the destination wedding thing? A postcard-style invite is a cute way to get guests excited – plus to preview the venue or setting.

SHOWERS AND OTHER PARTIES

The wedding may be the main event, but many brides and grooms host or attend a number of events leading up to it – showers, bachelor parties, engagement parties, and the rehearsal dinner all commonly come with their own set of invites. Have fun with these additional events and feel free to break away with the core look and feel of your wedding – but save time (and energy) by printing them in the same place.

Stagettes and Stags

Whether you’re going to Vegas, doing a casino night at home, enjoying a girls’ night out, or having an all-day affair, there are plenty of cute designs to choose from on the FedEx Office website.

Engagement Parties

Keep it classy – go with a simple design that’ll make guys and gals feel welcome to celebrate your big news!

Showers

Since your bridal party typically handles the shower, let them steer the ship with your invites. Most showers have a theme – even something as simple as a color or décor item – and much like with your wedding invites, they can use the invitation to highlight what your unique event is going to feel or look like.

Rehearsal Dinner

If you’ve got a big guest list for your rehearsal dinner, a formal printed invitation with all the details is definitely appropriate. You may want to opt for a slightly different design than your other wedding stationery to ensure people know it’s for a separate event – but feel free to include it in your wedding invitations for those invited to this extra event for efficiency.

THE MAIN EVENT

Most brides aim to keep things coordinated to give their big day some direction. You may love a thousand different Pinterest-worthy ideas, but the trick is to set your mind on a particular theme, whether it’s a color scheme, era, venue details, or some other special element that speaks to your relationship. While you don’t have to go full-on ‘themed’ – although more power to the Star Wars weddings out there! – your stationery is a great touchstone to keep you grounded when planning other elements, like table favors, flowers, decorations, and even guest gifts.

Invitations

Your invite will usually (but not always) have something in common with other aspects of your wedding printed items – whether it’s got a similar look to your save the date, or matches the programs or menu cards at the wedding. Don’t forget about invitation inserts to outline important details, such as accommodations, booking discounts, or venue info.

Programs

Help your guests follow along during your ceremony by serving up a program that outlines the speakers and special moments (it’ll also get them set to whip out their phones for key snappable moments).

Menus, Place Cards and Other Signage

For a finishing touch, you can take existing templates and tweak them for other purposes. Simply pick an existing template and clear out event details, then customize it to outline the menu, leave instructions for selecting a table, making a toast, or signing your guestbook, to name just a few ideas. For place cards, consider using folding business cards for a cost-effective way to help guests find their spot.


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