A personalised wedding invitation is your guests' first glimpse of your wedding, so Bride and Groom know how important it is that the wedding invite represents your style and wedding theme as well as having the perfect finish.
At Bride and Groom, we pride ourselves on providing elegant, unique and high-quality wedding invitations that truly fit your style and personality. For ease, you can shop our wedding invitation range by colour, theme and style.
Choose from a unique range of personalised wedding invitations designed to suit your wedding theme and personality. Whatever your taste, Bride and Groom Direct have it covered.
Established for over 110 years, our team of specialist designers have hand-picked and designed hundreds of designs, styles and colours.
From contemporary wedding invite designs, to rustic, vintage and everything in between, it's always good to know what the latest wedding theme trends are! Ribbons, Butterflies and Pockets are just examples of popular choices for 2021.
The most important thing is to find the right wedding invitation design for you and your big day. For some inspiration and to find the ideal design for you, head over to Bride & Groom Direct's dedicated wedding invitation section.
At Bride & Groom, we are always looking to create new elegant wedding invitation designs, to guarantee that our customers are always spoilt for choice. Our newest items come in numerous styles, designs, and are available in both day and evening form, so you are sure to discover the ideal wedding invitation that suits both you and your partner.
To explore our newest collection of wedding invitations, head over to our 2021 wedding invitations range.
At Bride & Groom Direct we have an immense range of day and evening invitations for you to select from. Bride & Groom Direct share your aim to make you wedding day as perfect as possible, and one step towards achieving this goal is by looking at our themed wedding invitations. Inspire yourself and choose a theme that mirrors your wishes today.
Furthermore, Bride & Groom Direct also offer a variety of different styles that can effectively display the personality of you and your partner. Whether you are seeking an elegant folded design, a romantic pocket invitation or the traditional flat style, you can be assured that your desired style will be right here at Bride & Groom Direct.
Are you after a specific colour to complete your dream wedding invitation? You name it, Bride & Groom Direct have got it.
Our beautifully designed wedding invitations are available in a wide variety of colours. If you're seeking a vibrant combination of purple and pink colours, or seeking a more simple but equally effective black and white combination, our colourful collections section is certain to have the colour theme that your heart desires.
For those of you who find the concept of unique, gorgeous, hand-crafted wedding invitations appealing, then look no further than Bride & Groom Direct's DIY Wedding Invitations. Our popular DIY Wedding Invitation range allows you to take control of the design of your wedding invitations, without having to deal with the hassle that comes with making your invitations by scratch. For more information on the beautiful selection of DIY Wedding Invitations that we offer at Bride & Groom Direct, look at our DIY Wedding Invitation section now.
We understand that you don’t get married every day and won’t necessarily know the traditional wordings and templates which go on a wedding invitation. To make your purchase easier when you come to personalise our invitations they are all pre-populated with standard templates so you can have comfort that your invites are in line with modern etiquette. For further tips on wordings please look at our guide to wedding wording styles.
Sometimes you just need to see and feel something in the flesh, we totally get it. Your wedding is the most important day of your life and most brides want to see every detail of their dream wedding ahead of the big event. Any of our wedding invites can be requested as samples with no charge. Simply choose the 'request sample option' when viewing any of the invitations you're like to get a closer look at. All wedding invitations come with free envelopes too.
Why Are Wedding Invitations Important? Are They Necessary?
Wedding invitations are strictly necessary. They give your guest all the information they need: who's getting married, where they're getting married, and where the reception is being held. You could tell guests one by one all these details over text, if you want, but it's far too easy to forget who you've told and who you haven't. Plus, they may miss your text altogether.
Also, your wedding should be a special day. Using formal means like printed wedding invitations makes the day more special, and a lot more special than texting your invite to somebody.
How Wedding Invitations Should Be Worded: What Should They Say?
The wording on a wedding invitation is guided by etiquette. The rules of etiquette tell you how to do things at weddings. In this context, they tell you how to formally announce your wedding through your invitation: the order things are said in, the words that are used, whose names are on the invite and where, and more. Here's an example:
Alexandra & John Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their son/daughter
at the King's Arms
1 England Drive, London, SW1
on Sunday 10th September
at 3 o'clock
Reception to follow
You're free to deviate from this however you like, but this is how invites are normally written.
How Many Wedding Invitations Shall I Order?
First, you need to figure out the bare minimum you'll need. Go through your guest list and figure it out. Remember, you can send just one invitation to a couple, rather than two.
When you have this bare minimum number, add 10% to it. This is the number of invites you should order. You need to order more because:
– The guest list may slightly change between now and the time you send the invitations out
– Some of the invitations could be made unusable, e.g. if you write them incorrectly
– You may need to resend some invitations
If you buy from an online store, you can always order more soon after your first order.
How Long Before a Wedding Should You Send Invites?
Wedding invites are traditionally sent six to eight weeks before the wedding. Two months or so may seem like a long time, but bear in mind that your guests will need to take time off work to attend. This gives them enough time to arrange this, if they haven't already (e.g. if you sent them a Save the Date).
However, you should send out invites earlier if you're having a wedding at a destination abroad. This will allow people not only to take time off work, but arrange travel. The same applies if some of your guests will need to travel from another country to be at your wedding: they should be invited early.
What Should Be Included in a Wedding Invitation
The wedding invite includes lots of information. It tells the guest who is getting married, where the ceremony is being held, and where the reception is being held if there is one. This is the core function of the invite.
An invitation should also contain an RSVP. This is a separate piece of card that the guest is intended to send back, indicating whether they'll be attending or not. This helps you make a table plan, as you'll know who will and won't be there. Along with the RSVP is usually an envelope, addressed to your own address, which most couples affix with a stamp. The idea is that the guest can mail back their RSVP with the envelope.
Can Wedding Invitations Be Emailed?
You could email a wedding invitation, if you want. However, there are several issues with doing so that mean you should stick to a postal invitation:
– It's far less special to email an invitation to somebody than to post it
– People's email addresses change more frequently than their home addresses
– It's easy to miss an email, e.g. if it goes to the junk folder, which may happen if you aren't listed as a contact
– People take emails and texts less seriously than formal postal invites
All this combined means that it's a far better idea to send a physical wedding invite to your guests than an email or a text. Besides, personalised printed invites are far cheaper than you might expect.
How to Personalise a Wedding Invitation
If you want the perfect wedding invitation, it has to be personalised. It needs to tell the guest whose wedding they're attending (yours!) and where it's being held. You can get invites that you manually fill in yourself, but these don't look professional, and certainly nowhere near as professional as one you have especially printed.
The first thing you can personalise with the designs on this page is the colour of your invite. As you'll see, many of them come in several colours; you can pick the one that best suits your wedding day. Better still, you can pick the same colours for all your other wedding stationery, so everything will match!
You can also personalise the text on the invite itself. Of course, you'll need your names on there; you may also want to put the bride or groom's parents, and you'll definitely need to tell your guests about the ceremony and reception. The invite will also have an RSVP attached, pre-filled out with your address so that guests can easily send it back.