Chances are you will have to assemble wedding invitations as most printed invites arrive flat and need to be folded or assembled before you begin organizing any extra inserts. If tissue paper happens to be included with your order, place one sheet of it so it lays directly on the invitation covering the wording which may be on the front or inside depending on the style.  All other enclosures will be either tucked inside if it’s a folded invitation or placed on top if it’s a single card with all inserts facing the same direction so the wording goes towards the bottom of the envelope.

Wrapped Up in Vintage Wedding Invitations

Wrapped Up in Vintage Invitation

Of course, pocket wedding invitations are assembled differently if there is a separate pocket to hold any enclosure cards.

Here is the suggested order to follow to assemble wedding invitations but keep in mind your invites may not include all of these pieces:

  1. Reception card is placed directly on top of the invitation wording with its printing facing you.
  2. Response card is tucked underneath the flap of the response envelope with the print facing you so it becomes one enclosure. Place on top of Reception Card (or invitation wording if reception card is not included). The top of the envelope should be in the fold of the invitation (if applicable). Don’t forget to put a stamp on the response envelope or response postcard.
  3. Map or Directions Card should be placed on top of the Response Card with any church directions being on top of any reception directions.
  4. If an Accommodations Card is being included, that should be placed on top of the Map Card with the printing facing you.

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You may want to handwrite all the addresses on the inner & outer envelopes (keeping matched sets together) prior to stuffing. Remember…the handwriting on both envelopes should be the same.

If your invitations came with an inner envelope, place all items with the print facing the back of the envelope so it’s immediately visible when opened by the guest and with all folded edges inserted first. This envelope will remain unsealed…with even the flap left untucked. If you ordered a color lining, this will be the envelope that has it. If you don’t have inner envelopes, simply follow these steps for inserting pieces into mailing envelopes.

Finally, place the inner envelope inside the outer envelope with the handwritten guest names facing the back of the envelope and seal. Remember to have a return address on the outside of your mailing envelope, preferably on the back envelope flap.

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For a nominal charge you can have a return address printed on the outside flap of the outer envelope. This will save you extra handwriting and ensure return delivery by the Post Office if the envelope is undeliverable to the intended guest.

If you ordered seals to complement your wedding invitations, place each one over the tip of the envelope flap so it looks like it’s sealing the envelope.

Be sure to view or print our handy guideline when you are ready to assemble your wedding invitations.

How to Assemble Wedding Invitations

How to Assemble Wedding Invitations

Greenery wedding invitations are predicted to be trendy this year along with greenery being featured in wedding décor, bouquets, floral arrangements, etc.

When it comes to invitations, there are many creative ways you can use greenery as part of your design.  Green foliage such as plants, leaves or even vines can add natural beauty.  Luscious tropical leaves scattered around the edges of this invitation card create a simple nature-inspired look – Jungle Love Invitation.

Green Wedding Invitations Jungle Love

Jungle Love Invitation

Having a border that appears as a frame around the wording is another elegant way to highlight greenery as part of an invitation design.  Here, florals mixed with various shades of green leaves and vines create a wreath border on this Boho Botanicals Invitation.

Unique Wedding Invitations Boho Botanicals

Boho Botanicals Invitation

A certain season of the year can also be symbolized by the type of greenery used in your design.  This Winter Berries Invitation is an excellent example and visibly sets the tone for a winter wedding.

Greenery Wedding Invitations Winter Berries

Winter Berries Invitation

For a truly unique look, why not blend several shades and colors of greenery together.  This Garden Glamour Pocket Invitation does just that with its bright, whimsical design all neatly wrapped together into a pocket style.

Green Wedding Invitations Garden Glamour Pocket

Garden Glamour Pocket Invitation

I hope you have found a few inspirational ideas for featuring some nature-inspired greenery on your wedding invites.  Feel free to browse all of our available greenery wedding invitations.

Did you also know that there’s an actual color named Greenery which is Pantone’s color of the year for 2017.

 

With all of today’s styles and designs, bridal shower invitations can be as unique and personal as the invitations to the actual wedding.

To help with your shower invitation planning, here are answers to questions you may already have and a few questions you may not have considered…

Is there a theme for the shower or an overall theme for the wedding? 

Whether it’s a kitchen shower, bridal tea, garden luncheon, brunch, lingerie shower, couples shower, etc., you may be able to find a matching shower invitation design.  The design along with the wording you choose will also reveal to guests the type of shower you are planning.

Bridal Shower Invitation Lets Do Brunch

Lets Do Brunch Invitation

What information is included on the invitation?

Typically included are the bride’s name (or both names for a couples shower), the names of those hosting the bridal shower, the date and time as well as the name and address of the venue or location.

Knowing how many guests will be attending ahead of time can be helpful in your planning so consider including an RSVP phone number or email address at the bottom of the invite.

For a surprise shower, be sure to also mention that prominently on the invitation so guests know the secrecy of the party.

If the wedding couple has completed gift registries, those stores can be listed on the shower invitation or on a separate insert card.

Bridal Shower Jar of Flowers Invitation

Jar of Flowers Invitation

What are some unique ideas when it comes to wedding shower invitations?

Including a recipe card for sharing a favorite recipe or an advice card for sharing marriage advice with the shower invites is a great way to have guests create special mementos for the newlyweds to cherish for years to come.

Wedding Shower Marriage Advice Cards

Marriage Advice Cards

Bridal Shower Recipe Cards

Recipe Cards

Bridal Shower Invitations Hearts Aflutter

Hearts Aflutter Invitation

 

 

 

 

 

Bridal shower invitations announce the celebration that will be held to shower the bride with gifts before her wedding day so make sure they are uniquely special to fit the occasion.

Feel free to browse all of our available wedding shower invitations  and shower accessories to fit your event.

Be sure to check out our Pinterest board showcasing unique ideas for a wedding or bridal shower – http://www.pinterest.com/prntdcreations/bridal-shower/.  We also offer a handy, printable checklist that can be used for planning a shower – http://www.printedcreationsweddingstore.com/pdfs/Bridal-Shower-Checklist.pdf.

 

The answer to that question is also usually the answer to this question…Who’s hosting the wedding?

Together Forever Wedding Invitation

Together Forever Invitation

The name(s) of those who are paying, or helping to pay, for the wedding are typically listed on your wedding invitations just before the line that reads ‘invite you to share with us‘ or ‘request the honour of your presence‘ or something similar, depending on your choice of wording.  This may be you and your fiancé or it may be one or both sets of parents.  It may also be both you and your parents combined meaning all of you should be listed as doing the inviting.

If you and your fiancé will be hosting your own wedding, you should be listed as inviting your guests.  You can still also reference your parents or list them by name.  Both options are shown in these sample verses…

BRIDE
and
GROOM
invite you to share in the joy
when they exchange marriage vows
and begin their new life together
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

~~~

Because you have shared in our lives
by your friendship and love, we
BRIDE
and
GROOM
together with our parents
invite you to share
the beginning of our new life together
when we exchange marriage vows
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

~~~

BRIDE
and
GROOM
together with their parents
BRIDE'S PARENTS
and
GROOM'S PARENTS
invite you to share in the joy
when they exchange marriage vows
and begin their new life together
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

If parents will be hosting the wedding, there are typically three scenarios that could apply to your wedding invitation wording as shown in these sample verses…

Bride’s parents

BRIDE'S PARENTS
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
BRIDE
to
GROOM
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

Groom’s parents

GROOM'S PARENTS
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of
BRIDE
to their son
GROOM
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

Bride and Groom’s parents

BRIDE'S PARENTS
and
GROOM'S PARENTS
invite you to share in the joy
of the marriage uniting their children
BRIDE
and
GROOM
This celebration of love will be
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

If either the bride’s or groom’s parents are hosting the wedding but happen to be divorced, here are some sample wordings…

Divorced parents hosting wedding together (TIP…mother’s name is listed first if she is also paying towards the wedding)

FATHER’S NAME
and
MOTHER’S NAME
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
BRIDE
to
GROOM
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

Divorced parent and new stepparent hosting the wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johnson
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of {his or her} or 
{mother’s name or father’s name} or {their} daughter
BRIDE
to
GROOM
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

Divorced and remarried parents both hosting wedding

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
and
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johnson
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of {their} or 
{father and mother’s names} daughter
BRIDE
to
GROOM
This celebration of love will be
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

Since this is just a sampling, feel free to browse more examples of formal wedding invitation wording on our website.

Are you looking to add a little glitz and glam to your wedding?  Why not start with gold wedding invitations.

Gold can simply be used as a subtle accent to a design or it can be the main focal point.  Featured here are just a sampling of wedding invitations to show how gold can be creatively used in modern designs beyond just being an ink color choice for your wording…

On this trendy Coloring Craze Invitation, gold is used to elegantly highlight the floral border that surrounds the wording.

Gold Wedding Invitations Coloring Craze

Coloring Craze

For a truly unique look, the invitation card for this Fancy Detail design is attached to a gold shimmery base card whose beautifully detailed laser-cut border surrounds the wording on all but one side.

Gold Wedding Invitations Fancy Detail

Fancy Detail

This Shine Through Invitation showcases the look of glittery gold with its two layer design.  The sparkly gold backer card shows through as a border around the edges of the top white layer and through the die-cut ampersand design in the center of the names.

Gold Wedding Invitation Shine Through

Shine Through

When you want to emphasize the main design feature, even if it’s simply a ‘love’ phrase, highlighting it in gold foil is the perfect way to do so as on this stylish Whimsical Watercolor Invitation.

Whimsical Watercolor Wedding Invitations

Whimsical Watercolor

Classic and elegant are the only way to describe the look of an invitation when black and gold foil are combined as on this Ritzy Style Invitation.  This is definitely a shining example of glitz and glam.

Black and Gold Wedding Invitations Ritzy Style

Ritzy Style

Rose gold is another metallic look that is currently trending when it comes to weddings.

As you can see, when it comes to using gold as part of an invitation design, the options are many…especially if you choose to combine gold with another color you are featuring as part of your wedding.  You are now invited to browse our wide selection of available gold wedding invitations which includes the designs featured above.

Be sure to check out our Pinterest board showcasing unique ideas for a gold wedding theme – http://www.pinterest.com/prntdcreations/gold-wedding-theme/.

Although save the dates come in a wide variety of different designs, there are some notable features to many of the newer, trending styles…

Sharing photos has become very popular when announcing your upcoming wedding date.  Whether you are sharing 1, 2, 3 or even a collage of photos, you are sure to find the perfect design.  This particular save the date card, Round ‘Em Up!, has room for a strip of 3 photos.

Save the Date Cards Round Em Up

Round ‘Em Up!

Just as double-sided wedding invitations are now becoming a modern trend, so are 2-sided save the date cards.  What’s printed on the other side depends on the design.

Sharing your favorite photo is a clever use of the two-sided design with all your save the date details printed on the flip side.  On this modern choice, Pure Portrait, the photo is accented with the phrase ‘Save the Date’ along with your wedding date.

Save the Dates Pure Portrait

Pure Portrait

Save the date magnets are another great option since they let guests conveniently display them on their refrigerator for safe keeping as a quick reminder and lasting keepsake.  This Country Style Save the Date Magnet is perfect for a country or rustic themed wedding.

Save the Date Magnets Country Style

Country Style Magnet

For those who would like to have all of their wedding stationery pieces follow the same theme, many wedding invitation designs have a matching save the date as shown with this Whimsical Rustic design.

Photo Save the Dates Whimsical Rustic

Whimsical Rustic

Even though design trends may change, the basics remain the same so be sure to check out our blog post on Save the Date FAQ’s.  You may also want to check out our Pinterest board showcasing unique ideas for save the dates – http://www.pinterest.com/prntdcreations/save-the-dates-cards-magnets/.

Now that you have been introduced to some of today’s trends, feel free to browse our entire selection of Save the Dates.

When it comes to modern wedding invitations, you may become familiar with the phrase ‘flip it’ which refers to turning over an invitation card so you can view the other side which isn’t always blank.

Double sided wedding invitations are now becoming a modern trend.  What’s printed on the other side depends on the design.  Here are four creative examples of how the second side of an invitation can be used.

The back side can match the design that appears on the front as shown on this charming rustic Inspiring Lace Invitation.  Along with the design, the couple’s names and/or their wedding date may also be printed.

Double Sided Wedding Invitations Inspiring Lace

Inspiring Lace Invitation

Sharing a photo is another clever use of the 2-sided wedding invitation layout.  On this chic design, Shiny Love, the photo is accented with a romantic saying along with their names and wedding date.

Photo Wedding Invitations Shiny Love

Shiny Love Invitation

Seal n send wedding invitations offer a unique version of a two sided design.  Since this style has the response card attached and folds up into its own mailing piece, the reverse side is printed with two return mailing addresses…one for the invitation itself and another for the return mailing of the response card.  This Love Never Ends Invitation also includes a design printed on the back to match the design on the inside.

Seal and Send Wedding Invitations Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends Invitation

One of the most unique ways to use the other side of an invitation is for the reception and/or accommodations information as on this modern Vogue Velvet Invitation.  This will eliminate the need for inserting separate cards showing those details.

Modern Wedding Invitations Vogue Velvet

Vogue Velvet Invitation

Now that you have become familiar with some of the creative designs of  modern, double-sided wedding invitations, feel free to browse all of our available modern wedding invitations.

Laser cut wedding invitations, with their intricate detail, are the perfect example of true elegance.  When combined with other design elements, laser-cut designs can complement a wide range of wedding themes.

Here are just a few samples of the many different ways to feature a laser cut design on wedding invitations.

Adding a laser cut wrap is an ideal way to add beauty and reveal your wording to guests as shown in this romantic design – Sumptuous Rose Invitation.

Laser Cut Wedding Invitations Sumptuous Rose

Sumptuous Rose Invitation

A floral design is another stylish way to use laser cutting on wedding invites.  On this particular design, Floral Swag, the laser cuts are blended in among the flowers and vines creating a gorgeous pattern that surrounds the printed verse.

Lasercut Wedding Invitations Floral Swag

Floral Swag Invitation

Ornate and decorative perfectly describe this Through the Shimmer Invitation with its laser-cut pocket design that matches the printed corner designs on the invitation card and its ensemble pieces.

Laser Cut Wedding Invitations Through the Shimmer

Through the Shimmer Invitation

On this Linen Love Invitation, the detailed laser cut frame design brings the entire border to life uniquely showcasing the wording in the center of it all.

Lasercut Wedding Invitations Linen Love

Linen Love Invitation

Between the select invitation samples highlighted here and the video below that explains this unique process, you are now more familiar with this creative design choice.   Feel free to browse all of our many available laser cut wedding invitations.

Watercolor wedding invitations are a refreshing, elegant trend featuring soft washes of color.  Often times it may appear as though the color was brushed onto the paper.  They are also a versatile design choice that can fit a variety of wedding themes.

When it comes to invitations, watercolors can be used in several different ways to add beauty to the design.  Several colors can even be mixed together creating the background as shown in this warm, romantic design – Blushing Watercolor Invitation.

Blushing Watercolor Invitations

Blushing Watercolor Invitation

Florals are another stylish way to use watercolors on a wedding invitation.  On this particular design, Fresh Flowers, not only are an assortment of colors included but also various shades within the same color palette which creates the look of a watercolor print.

Watercolor Wedding Invitations | Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers Invitation

Artistic style can also be created with the use of watercolors.  This Watercolor Swish Invitation uses the color to cleverly highlight the ‘&’ symbol on the invitation itself and the heading words on the matching ensemble pieces.  This particular design lets you choose your shade of watercolor to match your wedding.

Watercolor Swish Invitation

Watercolor Swish Invitation

One of the most unique ways to use the watercolor trend is to have it highlight a special area of the invitation design.  On this Leafy Lace Invitation, the watercolor seems to bring to life the laser cut tree as the focal point of the design.

Leafy Lace Watercolor Invitation

Leafy Lace Invitation

I hope you have found inspirational ideas for featuring some beautiful watercolors on your invites.  Feel free to browse all of our available watercolor wedding invitations.

Be sure to check out our Pinterest board showcasing unique watercolor wedding ideas – http://www.pinterest.com/prntdcreations/watercolor-wedding-trends/.

The look of burlap has become quite popular due to the recent trend of country, rustic, vintage and even barn wedding themes.  Whether it’s just the look of a burlap texture or it’s the real thing, there are many ways to accent your wedding with burlap.

Wedding invitations can be just the beginning.  In fact, it could even start with save the dates having the appearance of burlap or being inserted into an actual burlap pouch.  Lace can also add a touch of romance when combined with burlap.

As shown below, the theme can continue to wedding accessories, favor bags, a banner for the littlest ones in your wedding party to carry down the aisle, wine bags used as table numbers, etc.

Burlap Wedding Theme

Not to be forgotten are your thank you notes.  Their design can also match your wedding theme and share a photo with guests from your special day.

Burlap Lace Photo Thank You Note

Burlap Lace Photo Thank You Note

If you are planning a wedding theme that may feature burlap accents, you can find many more ideas on our Pinterest board – http://www.pinterest.com/prntdcreations/burlap-wedding-theme/.   Feel free to also browse all of our available burlap wedding invitations & accessories.