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Top 10 Most Loved Wedding Invitations from Shine

By Ashlea

Top 10 most popular wedding invitations Trying to find the perfect wedding invitation? We are here to help! We complied a list of our most popular wedding invitation designs to make wedding planning just a bit easier!

There are so many gorgeous designs to choose from and each and every one is totally color customizable! It was hard to choose just ten, but without further ado, here are our top 10 most loved wedding invitations designs for 2015!

1. 1940s Wedding Invitations

Vintage wedding invitations in mint

The classic script font on our 1940s wedding invitations create a classy and retro look on these elegant and traditional wedding invitations. Between the mint wrapper, scallop envelope liner, and timeless script font used for the text, this invite has just the right amount of classic design elements to create an elegant look. The wedding invitation design is so simple and classic, it is sure to stand the test of time. Customize your 1940s wedding invitations with a pop of color with our envelope liners and belly bands.

2. Modern Initials Wedding Invitations

Modern wedding invitations in mint and gray

Our Modern Initials wedding invitations are the perfect amount of modern flair while keeping a vintage and romantic feel with soft mint and gray. We adore the way the alternating colors are layered on each enclosures borders to create a beautiful effect! These Modern Initials wedding invitations create a soft modern look, complete with a contemporary monogram!  This particular design looks amazing in several colors, perfect for your unique day!

3. Flowing Script Wedding Invitations

Mint calligraphy wedding invitations

For an elegant and chic wedding invitation, look no further than our Flowing Script wedding invitations. Our Flowing Script wedding invitation design is absolutely stunning! Complete with gothic typefaces and a hand-writing inspired calligraphy font, these gorgeous Flowing Script wedding invitations feature typography that will stay classic for years to come, yet still have a modern, whimsical feel.

4. Script Elegance Wedding Invitations

Elegant script wedding invitations

Our Script Elegance wedding invitations are the most classic of them all! Featuring a gorgeous flowing script to highlight the couples name with just the right amount of modern flair. We paired our Script Elegance wedding invitation design with a sans serif type used in the body copy to create a clean, simple look. These wedding invitations are absolutely perfect! Soft jade is the perfect color to keep these classic invitations timeless with a vintage touch.

5. Urban Glamour Wedding Invitations 

Black and White Striped glam wedding invitations

Looking to make a bold statement at your upscale city wedding? Look no further than our new Urban Glamour Wedding Invitation design! These glamorous black and white wedding invitations have an urban feel that will be perfect for your big day. Complete the statement look with a bold striped envelope liner! For a more softer look, add a blush envelope liner or even change the text to our pewter color!

6. Vintage Romance Wedding Invitations

Vintage Romance Navy Striped Classic Elegant Wedding Invitations

Our Vintage Romance wedding invitations are perfect for your Gatsby themed day! A unique and romantic large script font forms the bride and grooms names on these vintage inspired wedding invitations. Add a pop of color by adding a color to your large script names or keep it simple and add a blush or soft jade envelope liner in one of our many patterns! The possibilities are endless with a wedding invitation as gorgeous as this one!

7. Modern Circle Logo Wedding Invitations

Coral ombre wedding invitations with circle logo

A unique script is paired with a classic block font to create a timeless invitation design. The Modern Circle Logo wedding invitation design features  a contemporary circular logo that is used throughout the suite to tie all the pieces together and create a brand for the bride and groom’s big day! Using similar colors and alternating the borders on the wedding invitation, response card, and additional enclosures give this Modern Circle Logo wedding invitation design a pretty ombre effect.

8. Vintage Glam Wedding Invitations

Vintage wedding invitations

Our Vintage Glam wedding invitations are perfect for a simple, elegant, modern affair, or even a vintage inspired event! The vintage, retro-inspired script font and mix of gothic and modern typefaces, create a style that is both contemporary and a bit retro, all while staying classic and timeless!

9. Romantic Script Wedding Invitations

romantic calligraphy wedding invitations in blush

Equal parts romance and whimsy, these romantic blush wedding invitations are a gorgeous combination that we absolutely adore! The elegant, yet whimsical handwritten calligraphy font is truly the highlight of these Romantic script wedding invitations. Perfect for a garden wedding or an elegant fete, these Romantic Script wedding invites will surely make an elegant impression while still being playful.

10. Antique Vintage

vintage wedding invitations with navy stripes

These gorgeous Antique Vintage wedding invitations feature an antique engraver’s block font to create an a vintage, classic feel while still being modern and contemporary.  A beautiful script font is used for the Bride and Groom’s names on our Antique Vintage wedding invitations making these perfect for a classic and timeless wedding!

Be sure to check out our website, Shine Wedding Invitations, for more wedding invitation designs! Let us know your favorites in the comments below!

Wedding Invitations with Southern Flare

By Brittany

Hello to all the southern brides! This is the invitation design for you. With the large elegant script on top and timeless body copy below it, these invitations are sure to excite your guests for your special day by giving them the southern feel you are after. Our Southern Script Wedding Invitations are shown in black ink with a taupe wrapper/belly band chevron envelope liner. You can fully customize these invitations to match your color scheme using any color from our color chart!

large script wedding invitations wedding invitations in taupe

These Southern Script Wedding Invites are southern and elegant. All of the invitations you see on Shine are offered with matching enclosures as well as addressing options, and day-of accessories! These can all be added on to your order so you can complete your invitation suite. We also offer day of accessories such as, programs, place cards, and menus.

cream wedding invitations southern wedding invitations

Nothing says southern like an elegant script on a shimmer paper. All of our invitations and stationary is flat printed onto our signature white shimmer cardstock. The paper has a beautiful white base and a sublte shimmer finish. The shimmer is just enough to be elegant and does not distract you from the beautiful script.

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Find out more about the Invitations with a Southern Feel that we offer, please visit Shine Wedding Invitations. You can also browse our blog for more invitations that have a similar feel!

Wedding Invitation Components and Pieces

By Autumn

Ever wonder exactly what components go into a wedding invitation suite?  Which pieces you need and which you don’t?  We’ve got your answers right here!  Check out our handy dandy infographic on the most common wedding invitation components and pieces, then read on for a more detailed explanation of each.

Wedding Invitation Components - Wedding Invitations Pieces

Common Wedding Invitation Pieces and Components

Wedding Invitations:

If you’re going to be having a wedding, then you certainly need an invitation!  Typically sized at 5×7″ (US standard), your wedding invitation will fit into a standard A7 (7.25×5.25″) envelope with a 2.5″ flap.  On the invitation you will list the hosts, the couple, and the ceremony date, time and location.

The envelope will list the invited guests and their address on the front, and your return address on the back flap.  You can hand write the addresses, hire a calligrapher, or if you will be purchasing your wedding invitations from Shine Wedding Invitations, then we recommend that you use our easy and convenient guest addressing service, where we print your return and guest addresses in fonts to match your invitation suite.

Response Cards:

Response cards are included as an easy way for your guests to accept or decline your invitation.  Sized at 3.5×4.75″, standard response cards fit into A1 envelopes (3.625×5.125″).  Printed response cards are highly recommended for your wedding invitation suite.  On this card there will be a line for your guests to reply, a response date, and entree choices if applicable.  The name line is traditionally denoted with an “M” and the guests are expected to fill in the rest of their title (Mr. or Mrs.) and names.

We also recommended pre-printing your return addressing and pre-stamping the envelope for your guests’ convenience.  Some older etiquette books say that the guests are supposed to take care of that part, however in today’s busy world it’s best to make it as easy as possible as for your guests so you get the majority of your responses back.  Plus it’s just plain nice!

Small Enclosures:

Both enclosures are inserts that go along with the main invitation.

The small enclosure (coming in at a miniature size of 3.5×4″) can be used for any variety of information that you’d like to share with your guests.  It is often used as a reception card, denoting the time and address of your reception, if it is at a different venue than the ceremony.  If your reception and ceremony are in the same location, the small enclosure card can also be used for registries, future address, wedding website, morning after brunch details, parking, or any other brief information that will help your guests.

Large Enclosures:

The large enclosure is normally used for listing accommodations for out of town guests if you have blocked off rooms at a hotel nearby.  It can also be used for brief directions, rehearsal dinner information, activities, or any other information that would help your guests coordinate their attendance.

If you are having a large rehearsal dinner or a morning after brunch, putting that information on the large or small enclosure along and including it in the invitations of the invited guests is a very convenient and cost effective way to get that information to your guests.  It saves on postage and keeps everything cohesive as the enclosures will match your invitation suite to a T.

Invitation Wrappers (Belly Bands):

Invitation wrappers, also called belly bands, are straps used to bundle your invitation suite and enclosures.  Our invitation wrappers are made out of a text-weight white shimmer paper stock (the same paper stock used for our envelopes).  For most of our wedding invitation designs, the wrappers can be customized in a solid ink color, or can stay white with black or colored ink for any text or graphics.

 

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