The first impres­sion of a wed­ding starts with the invi­ta­tion. Chan­fash­ion will teach you where to order wed­ding invi­ta­tions, how to com­pose the text of a wed­ding invi­ta­tion, whether it is nec­es­sary to use tem­plates for dec­o­ra­tion. We have col­lect­ed pho­to ideas for wed­ding invi­ta­tions by styles, among them wed­ding invi­ta­tions of stars. Let’s get start­ed!

Where to buy wedding invitations?

You can buy wed­ding invi­ta­tions in one of three places:

  • wed­ding salon/shop
  • print­ing house
  • hand-made work­shop

In salons, wed­ding invi­ta­tions are sold along with acces­sories for them. But the range is rather lim­it­ed. The qual­i­ty will also not be up to par. There­fore, we rec­om­mend con­tact­ing pro­fes­sion­al print­ers. For you, they will select the appro­pri­ate option or devel­op an indi­vid­ual lay­out.

Hand­made mas­ters are capa­ble of even more: they will hand-paint, make a name stamp and tie the invi­ta­tion with a sprig of laven­der. Just talk to the artist and you will be sur­prised how many non-stan­dard approach­es to the design of invi­ta­tions he will gen­er­ate. Do-it-your­self wed­ding invi­ta­tions always look advan­ta­geous against the back­ground of stan­dard mul­ti-cir­cu­la­tion cards.

Salons, shops and work­shops of your city are pre­sent­ed in the Chan­fash­ion Cat­a­log. We have col­lect­ed ser­vice providers in one place. It is more con­ve­nient to choose from a sin­gle data­base based on the reviews of oth­er cou­ples. Go to the Wed­ding Invi­ta­tions sec­tion and choose.

How to choose wedding invitations?

Here are six points to help you choose wed­ding invi­ta­tions:

  • Con­sid­er style your hol­i­day. An invi­ta­tion is a hint to guests. The look of the invi­ta­tion reflects the style of the wed­ding. Clas­sic invi­ta­tions are print­ed on thick light paper, they com­bine ele­gant twist­ed fonts and strict book fonts, a lot of clean space around the text, hand-drawn mono­grams. An exem­plary exam­ple: invi­ta­tions from Mila Kunis and Ash­ton Kutch­er. AT glam­orous invi­ta­tions have a lot of glit­ter, styl­ized cur­sive fonts and sub­tle detailed pat­terns will look good. style invi­ta­tions Mod­ern are not shy about nat­ur­al tex­tures, strict geom­e­try, artis­tic illus­tra­tions and are encour­aged to exper­i­ment with form. Rus­tic craft paper, ink cal­lig­ra­phy, flo­ral ele­ments, even fresh flow­ers in the design will con­vey well.
  • Add indi­vid­u­al­i­ty. Ask the artists to depict things sym­bol­ic for you. If you like to trav­el, design wed­ding invi­ta­tions in the form of a card. If you’re crazy about Game of Thrones or Doc­tor Who, beat it. If you love Har­ry Pot­ter — styl­ize the post­card as a “Maraud­er’s Map”. Lily Allen was not shy about iron­ic Pho­to­shop in her invi­ta­tions.
  • Define col­or scheme. All wed­ding print­ing should be in com­mon col­ors: invi­ta­tions, seat­ing plan, name cards for guests. These col­ors are dupli­cat­ed in the design of the wed­ding and dress code.
blue and gold wedding invitations
Cosmos stars wedding invitations
  • Form and size. Tra­di­tion­al wed­ding invi­ta­tions are rec­tan­gu­lar cards. Square, round or carved invi­ta­tions look orig­i­nal. But be pre­pared to spend extra on non-stan­dard envelopes for them.
  • Eval­u­ate the text of the invi­ta­tion to the wed­ding on read­abil­i­ty. Guests should not strain to make out what is writ­ten. Use a con­trast­ing back­ground and leg­i­ble font.
Tropical wedding invitations
Mexican style wedding invitations
  • Con­tent — it is impor­tant. There are no strict require­ments for the text of invi­ta­tions. State key infor­ma­tion in plain lan­guage. A wed­ding invi­ta­tion tem­plate can be a start­ing point for writ­ing your own text. Take some time and find words for your guests that will def­i­nite­ly move them. From the main infor­ma­tion in the invi­ta­tion it is cus­tom­ary to indi­cate:
  1. Their names
  2. Time and place of the cel­e­bra­tion
  3. The recip­i­ent
  4. Request or wish: “we will be pleased if you keep the over­all style: blue, pink and gray tones”, “We will be glad to see you”

Do not over­load the cards with unnec­es­sary infor­ma­tion. So they lose their ele­gance and become clut­tered.

See also
Pirate style wedding
Wedding invitation text template
Wedding invitation text template

How much do wedding invitations cost?

The price of wed­ding invi­ta­tions varies, and with­in wide lim­its. On aver­age — from 15 to 50 hryv­nia. Thick tex­tured or design­er paper, metal­lic print­ing, white-on-dark print­ing and addi­tion­al per­son­al wish­es increase the price.

Hand­writ­ten cal­lig­ra­phy costs extra mon­ey.

Don’t keep these details in your head, just put them in . On chanfashion.store, you can add and remove wed­ding expense points.

Hand­made wed­ding invi­ta­tions are paid by the piece. They will cost more than order­ing from a print shop. In the lat­ter case, you pay for the lay­out and print­ing.

Paper plane wedding invitations
Wedding invitations

Ideas for wedding invitations 2017

Color

Each year, the Pan­tone Insti­tute choos­es a shade that will set the pace for fash­ion and par­ties for the next 365 days. At least 365. Marsala still up to date as of 2015. rose quartz and serene blue — shades of 2016 — moved to the next year. And the col­orists of Pan­tone chose juicy as the col­or of 2017. Greenas a sym­bol of suc­cess­ful new begin­nings.

Lettering — luxurious calligraphy

The cal­li­graph­ic font is unique because the artist draws it by hand. The text of the invi­ta­tions is applied with ink or ink. Just look at this dra­mat­ic black and gold invi­ta­tion let­ter­ing for John­ny Depp and Amber Heard.

celebrity wedding invitations
Wedding invitations black and gold ideas

Watercolor

Light and weight­less water­col­or always looks gen­tle, so it is pop­u­lar for wed­dings. Jes­si­ca Simp­son chose water­col­or for her invi­ta­tions.

celebrity wedding invitations
Wedding invitationsWatercolor peonies

Geometry

Mod­ern, bold and with char­ac­ter. An indus­tri­al or mod­ern wed­ding usu­al­ly dic­tates geo­metric­i­ty. Be inspired by Kandin­sky, Mon­dri­an or Male­vich. Exper­i­ment with mut­ed shades of pop­u­lar col­ors: it’s all about angles and lines.

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How to get rid of the mother-in-law?

Botany

Must have for Eco wed­ding. Such invi­ta­tions are self-suf­fi­cient, there­fore they do not require sophis­ti­cat­ed and bulky decor. Try using craft paper as the basis for a flower pat­tern.

Monochrome

Min­i­mal­ism and an empha­sis on form: type­faces and sil­hou­ettes. Per­fect for mod­ern style. Mono­chrome invi­ta­tions were cho­sen for her wed­ding by Zooey Deschanel.

stone texture

The tex­tures of pre­cious stones and mar­ble have burst into design trends. Noble and aris­to­crat­ic. Use these invi­ta­tion back­drops for a boho or glam­or wed­ding.

wedding invitation agate stone texture
Marble texture wedding invitations

double envelope

The enve­lope is part of the invi­ta­tion. Your friends open the enve­lope and imme­di­ate­ly eval­u­ate the over­all impres­sion. The styl­ized inte­ri­or looks stun­ning. And if she repeats the pat­tern on the let­ter, it’s twice as strong.

wedding invitation yellow
purple wedding invitations