How to Build Wedding Invitations Using Custom Stationery

August 18, 2022
How to Build Wedding Invitations Using Custom Stationery

Wedding invitations are the first big step when planning your ceremony. In many ways, the invites set the tone for the entire wedding. Because of this, couples often spend many hours planning, designing, and perfecting their invitations.

Creating, cutting, and packaging invitations on your own is time-consuming and difficult. That’s why most couples opt to work with an invitation company that allows customization of their invitation that matches the energy and style of their day. For example, couples that decide to design and order through Paperlust get access to 650+ wedding sets from over 300 independent designers.

Designing wedding invites can seem overwhelming, yet in reality, this task can be completed in four easy steps:

  1. Choose your invitation style
  2. Choose your paper type
  3. Choose your envelope
  4. Design, review, and order

Step One: Choose Your Wedding Invitation Style 

The vital first step is deciding which wedding invitation style suits you and your future-spouses wedding style the most. Paperlust breaks down the four most popular styles for couples in 2022: 

  1. Die-cut Shapes Combo Wedding Invitations
  2. Vellum Layer Wedding Invitations 
  3. Diecut Boarding Pass/ Passport Wedding Invitations
  4. All-in-One Wedding Invitations

Die-Cut Shapes Combo Wedding Invitations 

This year, Paperlust custom invitations expanded their die-cut selections, utilizing specific shapes and colors that complement their existing textured white and off-white papers. These die-cut invitations can be customized in shape (double arch, half arch, angles, square), color, text, paper, and more. It is the perfect way for couples to desiguly unique and one-of-a-kind invitation to send to guests. 

Vellum Layer Wedding Invitations 

Layered wedding invitations have been an up-and-coming trend recently, and we don’t see them fading away anytime soon! These layered sets combine vellum and matte, linen, or cotton paper and present a combination of writings on top of images. 

The vellum layer is then secured with an exclusive fastener available in gold, black, and silver. Gold, Rose Gold foil can also be applied to our vellum layered wedding invitations to add more shine and luxury to the package. The layers look is the perfect way to create a wedding invitation that is fun and classy at an affordable rate. 

Die-Cut Boarding Pass/ Passport Wedding Invitations

After the past few years of COVID-19 stunting many destination weddings and plans, travel is back! Many couples are taking advantage of the freedom to travel by planning destination weddings or incorporating hints of travel into their big day. 

Paperlusts destination and travel-themed invitations expanded recently, including a brand new passport-style wedding invitation. The invites include foil covers die-cutecut-shaped boarding pass wedding invitations. If you and your future spouse love travel you want to share with your guests, this wanderlust-inspired invitation is the perfect addition to your wedding. 

All-in-One Wedding Invitations

All-in-one wedding invitations, also called tri-fold invitations, are ideal for modern couples with busy lifestyles. The gorgeous style is classic, elegant, and neat but easy to create and manage. 

The inside of the invitation includes all the details for your upcoming nuptials, including your names, wedding date, venue, times, and other relevant information about your wedding. 

Couples may also choose to have a perforated RSVP section, which allows your wedding guests to tear off the RSVP card and send it back through the mail while keeping the other necessary information. Sending the RSVP card back would not require any envelope if it is already in postcard format, making the entire invitation and RSVP option stress-free and efficient! 

Unsure what style suits your wedding? 

At Paperlust, customers can get a free sample pack offer via email once they sign up and save a design to see and feel an extensive range of our paper types and print types.

Step Two: Choose Your Paper Type 

Once you’ve chosen your wedding invite style, you’ll have to decide the paper type for your wedding invitations. Print types offered by Paperlust include: 

  • Matt
  • Linen
  • Metallic 
  • White Ink
  • Foil
  • Kraft
  • Premium 
  • Cotton
  • Vellum 

It’s important to note that not all paper types are available for each wedding invitation selection. For example, all-in-one invitations are available in digital, metallic, foil, and white ink. 

Step Three: Choose Your Envelope

As part of Paperlust inclusive package pricing, standard white envelopes are included with packages. However, if looking for that additional wow factor to your wedding invitations, there are numerous envelope upgrades available, including

  • Colored envelopes 
  • Envelope liners 
  • Recipient address printing 

Colored envelope selections range from almond to wild rose and hunter green. No matter your wedding aesthetic, an ideal color combination will be available. 

Step Four: Design, Review, and Order

Once you’ve decided on the details, it’s time to start designing! 

Convenience is one of the most important factors for couples designing their custom wedding invitations. Paperlust allows couples to feel creative and DIY edit their invitation and stationery content online in an easy-to-use tool and take the headache out of manual data administration in terms of organizing the dispatch of invitations and reconciliation of attendees for an event. 

The tool offers free designer reviews and changes at the proof stage after checkout to ensure the order is perfected to your satisfaction. Each order also has manual quality control, ensuring variable data is correct and nothing is missing from an order.

From there, it’s done! Orders from Paperlust have some of the fastest processing times of any die-cut invitations, typically 7-10 working days. Sit back and relax after checking off that first big item on your wedding to-do list! 

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