Choosing your wedding invitations can be quite overwhelming, especially if you don't know where to start. So, we've put together some top tips on how to choose your invites!

Consider your wedding theme and colour scheme

If you didn't send save the dates, your invites will be your guests’ first peek at your theme. Bear this in mind when you start searching for wedding invitations, as you don't want simple stationery for an extravagant day, or vice versa.

If you are unsure of your theme or don't have one, use your wedding colour palette to give guests a feel for the style of your day. Many of our invites can be personalised with a colour of your choice - ideal for subtly announcing your colour scheme! We have 30 different colours available, so all you need to do is find a style that suits you.

A Guide to Choosing Your Wedding Invitations - Romantic Lace Heart Invitation (Image 1)

Featured Design: Romantic Lace Heart - Boutique Wedding Invitation & RSVP

Unless your wedding theme is very specific (e.g. Doctor Who), you don't really need to give hints to it. However, it can be nice to give guests an idea of the styling. For example, if you're planning a wedding in a garden venue, you might pick a card with lots of floral elements.


Consider how much you want to spend before looking into stationery, as buying invites is an easy way to take a chunk out of your wedding budget. Large invitations can also become expensive, as exceeding the standard size can increase the postage cost.

If you are looking for something more affordable, look on the websites of well-known stationers for your invites - not Pinterest, which is filled with unrealistic ideals! Being realistic can seem boring, but it’s necessary, as you don't want to fall in love with invitations that you can't afford. Here at WHSmith Wedding Stationery, we offer a range of different price points for different budgets. This means that no matter how much you're willing to spend, you're sure to find something that suits you.

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Featured Design: Rustic Floral Wreath Day Invitation


Swirling fonts look beautiful, but can be hard to read. Whilst your friends will have no trouble reading your invites, elaborate fonts may confuse grandparents or guests with impaired vision. The last thing you want is people sending RSVP cards to the wrong address because they got confused! Stick to straightforward fonts or fonts with a slight fancy touch to make your invites easy to read. Use colours to make your cards more visually appealing. If you do want to use elaborate fonts, only use these for your names.

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Featured Design: Dainty Heart Scrolls - Boutique Wedding Invitation & RSVP

Order free samples

If you're looking for wedding invitations on a budget, find stationers that offer free samples so you can check out the quality for yourself. Cheaper invites may be cheaper for a reason; watch out for flimsy card, poor quality printing, and thin envelopes. They can give off the wrong message about your wedding day. Our free samples reflect the quality of our products and are even better in real life than on screen!

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Featured Design: Woodland Love Birds - Pocketfold Wedding Invitation & RSVP