Invitations today offer incredible flexibility for both wording and layout. The best way to find the perfect wording and layout is to browse the selection at The American Wedding Website. You can quickly and easily flip through a large selection, and there is typically a great amount of variety than you will find in traditional wedding invitation albums.
The quintessential reflection of your upcoming nuptials, wedding invitations capture the essence of the bride and groom, and are a key component in the formal announcement of your engagement. Coupled with engagement announcements and save the date cards, wedding invitations are the backbone of your wedding stationery suite. Finding the perfect invitation can be a daunting task, but also one of the first completed items you will receive for your wedding.
Personalization capabilities have come a long way. Not only can you customize wording and layout, but you can also choose different color and graphics combinations to create truly unique invites to match your style. From ribbons and bows, to pockets and wraps, layered invitations to embossed designs, the options are endless.
Understanding the different printing options will help you immensely. Here is a quick summary of the different print techniques:
Digital Press - The text and graphics are printed at the same time, resulting in a flat printing final product.
Sweet Memories Wedding Invitations Your words of invitation are printed below your picture for sweet memories of your wedding day.
Wrapped in Love Wedding Invitations A Black flourish design creates a dramatic setting for your invitation wording. The card is then tucked into a Black wrap and sealed with a label featuring the bride and groom’s first names.
Vertical Framed Photo Note Cards A colorful border provides the perfect frame for your favorite photo. These multipurpose notes can be used for weddings, anniversaries, graduations, birth announcements, etc. The possibilities are endless! Your horizontal text is printed below your photo.
Thermography Press - The text is printed using a special printer that typically results in raised lettering, depending upon the equipment used. The raised lettering is more chic than the flat printing achieved with a digital press.
Cecilia 2-Layer Wedding Invitations These invitations are traditionally styled and feature an elegant emblem at the top personalized with your first name initials. Available as a single panel invitation or you can add a backer for the layered look. Choose from a wide array of paper colors to reflect your own personal style. Style: Reception and respond cards are flat; Thank you cards are folded Ink
Letterpress - A custom die (or more often, multiple dies) are created that punch the text and pattern into the cardstock. Thicker cardstock is required, and this is a very manual/intensive process with many steps involved.
Intricate Florals Wedding Invitations Flowers and vines surround your good news on this elegant wedding invitation. Your wording and surrounding design will be letterpressed in your choice of color.
== Wedding Stationery Components ==
Park Bench Invitations She said yes and so do these lovely invitations that adorn a happy couple sitting on a park bench together.
She Said Yes Invitations These invitations definitely spell out your message to anyone you may want to announce your engagement to.
Save the Date Cards
Small Save the Date Photo Magnets Have fun while giving a lasting memory of your special day with our small save the date photo magnets. White envelopes included with these elegant magnets.
Colorful Cluster Save the Date Cards A colorful cluster of flowers adorns these cute cards with just enough style and color.
Bridal Shower Invitations
Present Stack Invitations A tall heap of presents in the corner and the future bride stacking them up is a perfect message to send the girls that you want to invite.
Vintage Bride Invitations A classy looking invitation with a chandelier hanging from the ceiling makes this invitation perfect for a vintage wedding.
Bachelorette Party Invitations
Wrapped With Love Wedding Invitations Your words of invitation are printed on a single panel card, which is then enfolded by a White wrap with curved edges trimmed in Black foil. Tie it closed with one of our ribbons, or add a ribbon or seal of your own choosing.
Stylish Wedding Invitations The initial of your new last name takes center stage amidst a delicate floral design on a single panel card. This card is then tucked into a folder in your choice of color and tied in a sumptuous coordinating satin ribbon. Plain accessory cards complement the invitations. Color Choices: Black folder w/ Hot Pink ribbon; Black folder w/ White ribbon; Pink folder w/ Black ribbon
Square Folio Pocket Invitations Your wedding invitations should be as unique as you are. The vertical folio style is a contemporary style wedding invitation that’s as striking as it is elegant. Available in 15 paper colors, 25 ink colors to inspire your creativity. Create the perfect invitations with a few clicks. Printed Layer: 5.375 x 5.375 Postcard RSVP: 4.25 x 5.50 Reception: 4.25 x 4.50 Additional Info Card: 4.25 x 3.50
Thank You Cards
Heartfelt Thank You Notes A pretty heart in stunning foil graces these thank you notes. The inside of these cute notes is blank for your personal, handwritten message and come with matching envelopes.
Design Your Own Thank You Notes Design your own thank you notes with any design using the typestyles and ink color of your choice. Create matching address labels.
== Additional Wedding Stationery Components ==
- Place Cards
- Table Cards
- Menu Cards
- Custom Postage Stamps
Your Initial Seals Use these personalized seals on shower invitations, wedding invitations, thank you notes and much more. These cute envelope seals add a special touch to any occasion.
Clear Wedding Seals Our clear wedding seals are perfect for personalizing just about anything. Your first names and wedding date are printed in your choice of ink colors.
Tread lightly lest you offend. There are many components to the complete wedding stationery suite, and each has its own etiquette requirements.