Invitation Ideas, Tips and Color Palettes

Invitation ideas plus wording, etiquette, mailing and addressing guidance. Also view current trends and color palettes, money saving tips and how to diy and create your own unique invitations with our free invitation templates. We offer ideas for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, bar-bat-mitzvahs, quinceanera or sweet 16 parties, as well as corporate and special events.

Vintage Green Wedding Invitation Idea with Crystal Brad

Vintage Green Wedding Invitation Idea with Crystal Brad

I love this shade of pale green ...fresh and elegant for spring and summer weddings. We used this shade for these stunning green wedding invitations created using the Vintage Leaves background card, translucent vellum overlay and Peridot green crystal brad. The...

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Beautiful Wildflower Wedding Invitations with Real Petals

Beautiful Wildflower Wedding Invitations with Real Petals

This gorgeous print uses vibrant washes of color and bold brushstrokes to render the beautiful landscape of southern Belgium. We loved the yellow-orange and blue and created wildflower wedding invitations featuring this beautiful color combination. The heavyweight,...

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Ultra Glam Feather Greenery Wedding Invitations and Dress

Ultra Glam Feather Greenery Wedding Invitations and Dress

We have been seeing feather embellishments everywhere lately!, we like the way they provide a glamorous, yet romantic look. This chic dress from  J.Crew features lush ostrich plumes and would be great for a beach wedding. Also great for a glam-beach wedding are these...

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Cool Snowflake Wedding Invitation Ideas

Cool Snowflake Wedding Invitation Ideas

Inspired by the glamorous ski wear we created these cool snowflake wedding invitation ideas using a Metallic Midnight Blue background card layered with a snow white overlay and fastened them together using a silver snowflake brad. These invitations are also practical...

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Purple Color Palette Ideas for Fall Weddings and Events

Purple Color Palette Ideas for Fall Weddings and Events

Purple was the top color in our latest color poll and we used it as a feature hue for this fall wedding purple color palette. Rich, dark purple is the dominant color, with rust orange as a secondary and metallic gold for accent. Using this formula, we created these...

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Gorgeous Fall Wedding Invitations

Gorgeous Fall Wedding Invitations

Fall is definitely my favorite season, there is nothing like the beautiful colors and crisp air of autumn. For nature-inspired fall wedding invitations, I used kiwi green as a background card, as it is a little different from the typical fall colors, and wrapped it in...

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When to Order Wedding Invitations

When to Order Wedding Invitations

Wedding invitations should be ordered three to six months before your wedding date. This allows time for proofing, shipping, assembling and addressing envelopes. We recommend bringing a finished sample to the post office to determine the correct postage before...

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Wedding Invitation Wording Basics

Wedding Invitation Wording Basics

Congratulation on your upcoming wedding! Enclosed is wedding invitation wording basics to help create your announcements. Invitations should include the hosts, request, couples' names, date and time, location and the reception information if you are not using a...

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How to Calculate Wedding Invitation Costs

How to Calculate Wedding Invitation Costs

According to weddingstats.org, the average expense for wedding invitations is between $381 to $441. Wedding invitation costs will vary based on the method of printing, quality of paper and quantity of invitations ordered. Calculate Invitation Quantity After you have...

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How to Format Wedding Invitations

How to Format Wedding Invitations

Though invitations today can include creative wording and formats, we have enclosed  an easy guide for how to format wedding invitations with the basics to get you started: The first lines start with the hosts and the request to attend, the couple's names follow, with...

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Top 5 ways to save on your wedding invitations

Top 5 ways to save on your wedding invitations

Here is a quick list for the modern bride on how to save money on wedding invitations, without giving up style or quality: Use rsvp postcards instead of the card and envelope, you will save by eliminating the envelope and save on postage. Couples are now skipping the...

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How to make invitations with fine paper sashes

How to make invitations with fine paper sashes

Invitations with sashes are an great way to add a pop of color and pattern, perfect for weddings and special events. We have provided easy instructions how to create these  unique, layered announcements. For convenience and cost savings, select from premium diy kits...

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Wedding and Event Invitation Text Tips

Wedding and Event Invitation Text Tips

For help in writing your wedding or event invitations, we have provided the basic elements of wording: Hosts of event or wedding:  the name of the host or sponsor, or if you are hosting the wedding yourself, you can word it as"Together with their parents" or "Together...

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Free Wedding Invitation Fonts

Free Wedding Invitation Fonts

Interesting typefaces are another way to add originality to your wedding invitations. We were browsing through dafont.com and found these unique invitation fonts, free for personal use! A good rule for readability is to use the more ornate type styles as an accent for...

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Formal-Invitations.com Survey Results

Formal-Invitations.com Survey Results

In a recent survey of Formal-Invitations.com's customers for the past 12 months, most of whom had limited crafting experience, an impressive 99% found the materials to be of good or high quality and 98% were happy with the end result. 87% found the diy...

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Spring Wedding Colors in Muted Blues and Gray

Spring Wedding Colors in Muted Blues and Gray

 These spring wedding colors feature muted French blue, sea glass and storm gray which give a sea-inspired, elegant vibe. An easy way to apply these colors to your wedding is to use the designers 60-30-10 formula. Apply 60% of the main color in your palette, 30% of...

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Wedding Colors 2015 for Spring and Summer

Wedding Colors 2015 for Spring and Summer

We have put together our latest wedding colors 2015 ideas for upcoming spring and summer weddings, inspired by the latest fashion trends. These color combinations vary from elegant, muted shades to bold, vibrant hues to suit your theme. How to Use the Wedding Colors...

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Purple Color Palette Ideas for Fall Weddings and Events

Purple Color Palette Ideas for Fall Weddings and Events

Purple was the top color in our latest color poll and we used it as a feature hue for this fall wedding purple color palette. Rich, dark purple is the dominant color, with rust orange as a secondary and metallic gold for accent. Using this formula, we created these...

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Chic Fall Wedding Colors in Chocolate, Anjou and Aqua

Chic Fall Wedding Colors in Chocolate, Anjou and Aqua

For chic fall wedding colors, we used a modern combination of dark chocolate brown, anjou pear green and abaco aqua blue. We applied the designers rule for easy application to the custom "Amanda" design wedding invitation from Formal-Invitations.com, using 60% of the...

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Summer wedding colors in shades of blue and silver

Summer wedding colors in shades of blue and silver

Blue a beautiful hue for your wedding or special event and is often associated with the sky and sea. Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith and truth. Light blue is associated with tranquility and calmness while dark blue represents...

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Summer wedding colors- Pear Green, Lavender and Orange

Summer wedding colors- Pear Green, Lavender and Orange

Pear green paired with lavender and sunny orange create a fresh palette for summer weddings and events. For easy application, use the designer's secret by applying 60% of the main color, 30% of the secondary and 10% for the accent color. For a pretty table setting...

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Summer Wedding Colors: Pool, Citrine and Sky

Summer Wedding Colors: Pool, Citrine and Sky

Perfect for summer wedding colors, we paired pool blue with citrine orange and soft sky blue, creating a fresh modern palette. To apply to your wedding, use the designer's trick: 60% for the main color, 30% for the secondary and 10% as the accent. For example for your...

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