Tips For Creating Wedding Invitations

Wedding invitations set the ball rolling for one of the most memorable days of your life, so you want to get them right. From design to details, every element speaks volumes about your upcoming celebration and sets the tone. Here are some tips on how to ensure your wedding invitations perfectly fit your special day.

What Information Do You Need?

Essential Information

A wedding invitation should contain all the main information relating to your special day, including:

  • Names of the couple getting married
  • Wedding date
  • Arrival time
  • Location of the ceremony
  • Reception details

Optional Information

There is also room for optional information on a wedding invitation, depending on your preference. This can include such details as the dress code of your special day, any additional wedding events that people can attend (rehearsal dinners, post-wedding brunches, etc) and even nearby accommodation and transport options.


You should also include RSVP details which mention the date by which guests need to respond to the invite, as well as the means to do so, whether that is by phone, email or an RSVP card.

Self-Made or Company Order?

Deciding whether you want to create wedding invitations yourself or order them from a specialised company depends on what you want to prioritise. If you are operating on a budget, it may be best to create your own invitations. This can be easily done through online templates and basic graphic design. Whilst not denting your budget, designing your own invitations also allows you to add a personal and creative flare to them.

If you can afford to splurge on wedding invites, then this can really add to your whole weddings aesthetic. Ordering them from a company offers a stress-free option, with the security of knowing that they will look professional. Most companies allow customisable designs to fit your wedding theme.

Design Options

Themes and Embellishments

Your invitations should reflect the overall theme of your wedding, whether vintage, rustic or modern. Make sure that all aspects of the invitation, even the colours and typography, mirror that of your wedding’s general aesthetic.

Depending on budget and theme, you can add embellishments such as ribbons, pressed flowers or confetti inside the invitations, to add a unique flare. To further personalise, you may also wish to add a photo of the happy couple. These little additions can really bring the whole invitation together and make it stand out from others that your guests may have received.

How Many To Order?

It can be hard to figure out how many wedding invitations you need to order and there is no correct answer for any couple. The best way to approach it is to write a list of potential guests you would like to invite, including even those who you think will not attend the event. You then accumulate a vague number of how many invitations you will need to send out, but remember, you don’t need an invitation for each guest, instead, one per household or couple.

If you are worried about having too few invitations, there is no harm in ordering 10% more than you think, which can be used for last-minute additions or as a keepsake if they do not get sent out.

Any Other Cards To Consider?

Whilst you are considering the design of your wedding invitations, it would be wise to look into organising and designing any other cards that you will need for your wedding. Additional wedding cards could include:

  • Save the dates
  • Table placement cards
  • Menus
  • RSVP cards
  • Thank you cards for post-wedding

Creating the perfect wedding invitation is a blend of providing essential information whilst also adding your personal style and wedding aesthetic. With careful thought and planning, your invite will become a cherished keepsake for many guests.