The most common wedding invitation size is in the range of 5 1/2″ x 8″, give or take a little on each side, but have a little fun with unique wedding invitation sizing, darling soon-to-be Mrs.!
Your first step is to make sure your invitation is sized according to the largest envelope that it will be fitting in; you can send your invitation inside an inner envelope mailed inside an outside envelope or you can mail the invitation inside a single envelope alone.While sending the invitation without an inner envelope is more cost efficient, the advantage of using an inner and outer envelope is the inner envelope stays clean during mailing and can be used as a keepsake for the recipient.
If using an inner and outer envelope, many brides choose A6 as the inner envelope and A7 as the outer envelope, if mailing without an inner envelope, look into an A6, A7, or A9 envelope. Once you’ve decided the size of envelope you’ll need, you can determine the size of paper!
Think about the size you want your wedding invitation to be and how many you can get from a single standard 8.5 x 11 sheet. The more you can get from one sheet, the more money you’ll be able to save, just be sure to size your paper about 1/4” less than the envelope size to ensure a proper fitting.
Square wedding invitations are typically single cards that are larger in size and may require extra mailing postage. A notation referencing the extra postage may appear in the wedding invitation product description, but you should always take one that is completely ready to mail to the Post Office for an official weigh-in.
Alternatively, Tea Length wedding invitations are typically9 1/4″ x 4″ – a very unique size for an invitation – with a design that can be built around a vertical or horizontal layout.
Seal-and-send wedding invitations are longer in length due to their multi-panel design with the very bottom panel being a response postcard that easily detaches for guests to return. This all-in-one wedding invitation design is folded up and sealed into its own self-mailing piece using marked folding lines. They are known as being economical since they don’t require a mailing envelope and the response postcard that is attached eliminates a return envelope and saves on postage since only a postcard stamp is needed.
Pocket wedding invitations come in various sizes, especially in their pre-assembled form. A pocket for holding enclosure cards can appear on the side or at the bottom, depending on the design. The wedding invitation card itself can be square or long in length which will determine the finished size once it’s all assembled for mailing.
If you are looking for a truly novel wedding invitations, specially shaped invitations could be the answer! Examples of themed shapes include autumn leaves, seashells, luggage tags, vineyard wine bottles, playing cards, etc. If the unique shapes are compact in size, your information may be spread over several themed cards that are creatively connected by a piece of ribbon. On occasion, even enclosure cards may be in a shape closely related to the themed wedding invitation. Choosing a shape design will certainly make your invitations memorable!