Wedding invitations are just one of the many things you need to plan for your wedding. They represent the official announcement of your intention to marry and one of the few times recipients will receive a physical invitation to attend an event, so you want them to be special. 

In addition to being a formal announcement of your wedding, wedding invites also set the tone of your wedding. They hint towards the theme and they garner interest from your guests. Not only do they confirm the amount of guests who will be attending your wedding but they will also remain as a long lasting keepsake that represents your special day. 

It might sound like a simple task, but there are a few things that you need to consider when designing a wedding invite. 

The colour of your wedding invite 

Let’s start with the colour of your wedding invitation and no plain white isn't an option because there are too many shades of white to choose from! Your wedding invitation should use a background colour that is appealing to you and in line with your wedding theme. 

Some colour options to choose from includes: 

- Daisy 

- Porcelain 

- Ivory 

- Pearl 

- Alabaster 

- Snow 

- Cream 

- Egg shell 

- Brilliant white 

Of course these colour options are all variations of white, which is the usual option for wedding invitations, but you can do something different that is personalised for your wedding. 

Perhaps you would rather use a neutral brown, mint green or soft pink colour for your wedding invitation, it is totally up to you and how you want to personalise your wedding invite. 

The type of paper used for your wedding invitations 

The type of paper used for your wedding invite may also add that extra touch of elegance or give the impression of rustic appeal for your wedding. Your options aren't just limited to plain old card invites, there are so many different types of paper that will leave guests feeling like they have just been invited to a spectacular wedding. 

Some of your options for the type of wedding invite paper includes: 

- Silk 

- Textured 

- Harvest 

- Frost 

- Ivory 

- Pearlescent 

Each of these types of paper feel different and they all convey a different aesthetic for your wedding theme. If you are unsure of which paper type to go for, you should physically see and touch them before placing an order. 

If you would like to see and feel the range of paper types available, you can visit Print Zoo at our office in Belfast - 85 Castlereagh Street, BT5 4NF. 

The font used on your wedding invite 

The font you use for your wedding invite also sets the theme and tone of your wedding and there are hundreds of options to choose from. Whether it’s calligraphy styled or Sans Serif fonts, there is an option out there that will help you create a bespoke and personalised wedding invitation. 

Some font options you might want to choose from include: 


The Lobster font is a great calligraphy styled font that is elegant and fancy. The fun swooping swooshes add that eccentric appeal and sense of whimsicalness to your wedding invite. 

Courier New 

The Courier New font provides that clean, crisp and fresh appeal to your wedding invitations. It is quite a modern style and perfect for putting that unique twist on traditional wedding invites. 

Playfair Display 

Playfair Display is quite a quaint font, it almost feels like a title before a movie. This font is perfect for wedding invites that have a traditional approach with a modernised twist. It’s clear, appealing and elegant all at the same time. 


Pacifico is another calligraphy style font that makes for a great wedding invitation. The letter formations are exaggerated and it adds an eccentric twist to the traditional calligraphy style wedding invites. 

The size of you wedding invitations 

The size of your wedding invitation also impacts the cost to post it and the type of envelope you will require. You don't want to go too big as this will leave lots of empty space on the invite, but you also don't want to make it too small, in order to avoid guests potentially misplacing it. 

There are usually three types of standard sizes for wedding invites: 

- A5 

- A6 

- DL 

All of these sizes are perfect for fitting in the necessary information, it really comes down to preference when deciding which to go for. 

The message included in your wedding invitation 

There is room on wedding invites to add in a few personal lines, about how much their presence would mean to you as a couple for celebrating your special day. As a general rule of thumb though, the following information is usually included on wedding invitations: 

- The couples names 

- Date of the wedding 

- Location of the wedding 

- Wedding dress code 

- Option for R.S.V.P. 

- Latest date to return your R.S.V.P. 

You may also want to include a tag for your wedding or direct guests to a social media page that has been set up in order to inform guests of upcoming wedding details. 

Are wedding invitations expensive? 

Wedding invitations are not overly expensive and they are usually one of the cheaper wedding expenses. Price really depends on the type of paper, the size and amount of wedding invitations. 

For example, here at Print Zoo, we can make 50 wedding invitations, with silk paper, in size A5 for just £17. Our team of print designers are also on hand to answer any questions and help you decide on a unique and personalised wedding invitation. 

Print Zoo - for your wedding invitations 

Here at Print Zoo, we have helped many happy couples design and purchase their own bespoke and personalised wedding invitations. We work to provide a solution that fits within your budget and appeals to your style and wedding theme. 

If you would like us to do the same, you can get in touch with our friendly team here, or alternatively call in and visit our store in belfast.