RSVP Yes To Our Favorite Online Wedding Invitation Shops

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invites above from Paper Culture

No, you’re not a graphic designer. But creating your online wedding invitations is easier now than ever! With so many independent artists out there selling their rad designs through online invitation shops or Etsy, you literally have endless options.

These online shops make it easy (and fun!) to choose a design and customize invitations for your wedding day. Modern stationery at your fingertips? Yes! Letterpress, foiling, embossing, organic edging, envelope liners, and more are easy to access and budget-friendly. But before we share our favorite online wedding invitation shops, let’s break down invitations a bit, shall we?

When Do I Send Wedding Invitations?

Before the pandemic, wedding professionals would suggest you send out invitations between 8 and 10 weeks from your special day. This is still a solid guideline! However, given the current wedding boom, there’s no harm in getting your invitations in the mail even earlier.

Naturally, save the date cards are sent out before wedding invitations. The general rule of thumb is to send them between 6 and 12 months before the wedding. It’s even common to send the save the date cards out 12 months from the wedding if you’re planning a long engagement.

Wedding Invitation Wording

As with everything, it is all about preference and personal style. Your save-the-date cards and wedding invitations are the first tangible peeks into your wedding vibe and design. Think about the formality of your wedding. With that said, the formality can also be drawn from the wedding venue itself. If you’re planning a destination wedding, perhaps the verbiage is a bit more relaxed. Comparatively, a wedding invitation to a historic vineyard might be buttoned up + stately.

Your wedding invitation verbiage can also be dictated by who’s actually hosting your wedding. Traditionalists might have the bride’s parents hosting the wedding day, which would be the invitation phrasing is, technically, an invitation from them. Take a look at some ideas for your wedding invitation wording with variations. To point out, our wedding invitation wording ideas are just suggestions, so feel free to personalize any to suit your personal style:

Hosted by bride’s parents
Mr. and Mrs. John Green
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Rachel Green
Ross Geller
at The Venue, Los Angeles, California
on Saturday, the tenth of September two thousand and twenty-one
at five o’clock in the afternoon
drinks, dinner, and dancing to follow

Couple hosting

Together with their families,
Rachel Green
Ross Geller
request the pleasure of your company
at their marriage
on Saturday, the tenth of September two thousand and twenty-one
at five o’clock in the afternoon
drinks, dinner, and dancing to follow

Informal wedding invitation wording

Rachel and Ross
are tying the knot!
September 10, 2021
Join us at 5 o’clock
The Venue
000 Oceanside Ave, Los Angeles
Merriment to follow

Now that you have the essentials of your wedding invitation wording, see how easy it is to place the order! There are so many rad options for ordering your invitations online! Here are our favorite shops, so that you can get to printing (and partying!).

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Online Wedding Invitations from Zola

Yes, Zola has wedding invitations! (They also offer a popular registry if you aren’t familiar with Zola!). Zola has hundreds of designs to choose from and they all come with free shipping, free guest addressing, free envelopes, free matching websites, and, if your date changes, free change the dates. One other cool feature? Couples can add QR codes to their save the dates which take guests directly to the couple’s wedding website. Love that!!

Zola is also in the process of launching new invitation shapes (ex. scalloped, arched, rounded, diamond, ticket) across a number of their most popular invitations, and couples will now also have the option to add custom foil text. We love all the customizable options! Plus, Zola now offers free digital save the dates

Check out a few of our fave Zola wedding invites below…

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Online Wedding Invitations from Minted Weddings

Minted is one of our favorite spots to shop for online wedding invitations. They work with independent designers for trendy and chic wedding invitations – plus you can select custom colors for most of their invites! Love that for a custom look at an affordable price. They also offer letterpress, foil-pressed, and gloss-press! Free custom envelopes and free guest addressing are two more reasons to love Minted!

Below are a few of our favorite wedding invitations from Minted…

Galeria Wedding Invitation Suite via Minted
Just The Two Of Us Wedding Invitation Suite via Minted
July Garden Wedding Invitation via Minted

Tiger Lily Invitations

Tiger Lily Invitations specialize in personalized and handmade invitations. From modern calligraphy designs to botanical designs, this is a great Etsy shop to explore for your wedding invites…

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Modern Wedding Invitations via Etsy

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Modern Calligraphy Wedding Invitation with Dahlia Envelope Liner via Etsy

Wedding Invitations by Paper Culture

Paper Culture is another favorite brand. We love that they source all sustainable materials, offset their carbon footprint, and plant a tree with every order. If you are aiming for a sustainable wedding, this is the company for your wedding invitations!

Along with all those reasons (and see more about what makes them different here), Paper Culture will help perfect your card before you even purchase. They will help with layout changes, custom colors, and much more! See a few of our favorite designs below…

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Botanical Bliss from Paper Culture

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Rustic Forest from Paper Culture

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Foil Love Passionate Love Invite from Paper Culture

A Wild Bloom Wedding Invitations

Looking for wedding invites that offer a gorgeous designed template that you can print yourself? A Wild Bloom is for you! This Etsy shop offers over 180 editable templates you can download (for just $9.99!) and then you edit on your computer and print yourself! Perfect for a DIY couple…

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Dusty Terracotta Wedding Invite via Etsy

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Burnt Orange Wedding Invitations via Etsy

Online Wedding Invitations by Danielle Bleuse

Do you want your invites to be elegant and classy? Check out the work of Danielle Bleuse to find your dream invites…

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Letterpress Wedding Invitation via Etsy

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Embossed and Letterpress Wedding Invitations via Etsy

Basic Invite Wedding Invitations

Basic Invite offers over 1200 design templates. They offer lots of different styles: from ultra-modern to vintage, from chic to rustic, you can find it here. They also offer a Love It Guarantee: if you don’t love your final product, they’ll either replace it entirely free of charge or you may return it for a full refund, no questions asked. Great to know when you are designing and buying online!

Let’s take a look at a few of our favorite Basic Invite wedding invitations….

Moody Florals wedding invitation suite from Basic Invite
Starry Galaxy wedding invitation suite by Basic Invite

Online Wedding Invitations from Stickearte

Stickearte offers lots of design options. With designs including pampas grass, botanicals, and type treatments, there is something for everyone here. They offer digital downloads so it’s super affordable as well!

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Rust Wedding Invitation via Etsy

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Folk Wildflowers Wedding Invitation via Etsy

Shine Wedding Invitations

Shine Wedding Invitations offer elegant and timeless wedding invitations printed on thick and luxurious cardstocks in your choice of ink color. They also offer guest addressing as well as inner and outer envelopes! Say goodbye to the time commitment of addressing your own wedding invitations. :)

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Poppy Wedding Invitations via Shine Wedding Invitations

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Ophelia Wedding Invitations via Shine Wedding Invitations