All posts filed under: Invites + Paper

Zola paper wedding invitation suite in Eastwick Wreath, Eastwick Vine, Eastwick Layer, and Eastwick Frame designs

Tips For Beautiful AND Budget-Friendly Wedding Invitations

Fact #1: if you want people to come to your wedding, you have to let them know about it. Fact #2: wedding expenses add up faster than ants on a forgotten lollipop.   While we can’t do anything about the inevitability of Fact #1, we can help you figure out ways to make the crushing truth of Fact #2 feel more manageable—specifically when it comes to wedding invitations and save the dates. This is one wedding item you can’t skip entirely, but lucky for you, we have some seriously good news to share (drumroll please): Zola now offers fully customizable, Read More

Zola wedding invitation designers, from left: Alexandra Fortune and Kelly Lipovich
Zola wedding invitation designers, from left: Alexandra Fortune and Kelly Lipovich

Behind the Cards: Meet Zola’s Wedding Invitation Designers

It’s officially here: Zola’s new, exclusive collection of save the dates and wedding invitations has arrived! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Invites + Paper, a beautiful, personal, and affordable line of paper save the dates and wedding invitations that compliment our free wedding websites. Since we introduced wedding websites in 2017, matching save the dates and wedding invitations have been the #1 request by Zola couples. Now, with Invites + Paper, our couples can choose from over 150 invitation suites in a range of stunning designs that will suit any and every type of wedding style.  To learn more Read More

Zola weddings invitations in various designs

What’s Your Wedding Invitation Style?

You might know your preferences when it comes to fashion style (classic with a preppy flair), lunch style (food truck tacos all the way), and musical style (late ‘90s R&B jamz). But what about your wedding invitation style? Your wedding invitation, along with your save the date and wedding website, is the first piece of information you’re sharing with your guests about your wedding’s look and feel, so be sure you’re sending the right message. The style of your wedding invite should match the overall vibe of the celebration, whether that be formal and elegant or laid-back and funky. If Read More

wedding invitation envelope with black calligraphy and multiple stamps next to a black and white striped ribbon

How To Address Wedding Invitations

Confused or intimidated by how to address wedding invitations? Don’t worry—we feel you, and you’re not wrong. The way you address your wedding invitations is crucial not only for etiquette’s sake (you don’t want to offend your new great aunt before you’re even a part of the family, do you?), but for logistical reasons as well. You’re sending a message, quite literally, about who is invited to your wedding. If you address your wedding invitations inaccurately, your guests might get the wrong idea about who exactly is expected to show up on the big day… and there’s absolutely nothing more Read More

Wedding Invitation Wording 101

Your wedding invitations are the only thing your guests see before the big day arrives, so crafting thoughtful invites is a great way to get your guests pumped for the upcoming celebration and share a hint of what’s to come. So it’s essential that your wedding invitation wording be on point—you don’t want any blunders here. Here are the four jobs your wedding invitation wording has to do:  Convey all the critical information about who’s getting married, when, where; Recognize the hosts of the wedding and/or the parents of the couple, if desired; Convey the tone and formality of the Read More

Zola paper wedding invitations and save the dates including the Blake Frame and the Woads Frame designs

How To Choose Engagement Photos for Your Paper Suite

Props to you: you wisely decided to spring for engagement photos to document your days post-proposal when you walked around deliriously happy and the phrase “cost per head” wasn’t rattling around in your brain like a marble in a jelly jar. After carefully deciding what to wear on your engagement shoot, we bet you looked glowing, gorgeous, and totally in love. Now, apart from framing a few of those lovely pics for your living room gallery wall, what else are you going to do with your engagement photos? Put them on your save the dates and wedding invitations, of course! Read More

Zola paper wedding invitation and two save the date cards in Sparrow Bloom design in color Cranberry
Save the date and matching invitation in Zola's Sparrow design

Save The Date Wording Examples

So now that you know a bit more about STDs (it still doesn’t get old)—that’s save the dates, for those of you who are new here—let’s talk about how to actually write this thing. Save the date wording should be short and sweet, and communicate just the basic information guests need to know: who is getting married, where, and when. The save the date should prompt guests to do the following:  Check their calendars. Write down your wedding date on said calendar. Begin to think about attending your wedding, especially if travel is necessary. You should also make it clear to Read More

Zola paper wedding invitations with coordinating response cards and envelopes in sage green, black, and purple floral motif

The Dos and Don’ts of Wedding Invitation Wording

Incorrectly wording a wedding invitation isn’t the worst thing you can do, but commit a simple spell check error and you might as well wave your wedding dress or tuxedo shirt like a surrender flag and head for the hills. Sorry, did we make you nervous? Don’t be. Here are a few wedding invitation dos and don’ts to keep in mind, organized by the different wording components such as names, dates, and times, along with examples to steer you in the right direction. Use the below links to skip to the exact wording guidance that you need:  The Dos and Read More

wedding invitation suite with dark gray envelopes and white calligraphy

The Anatomy of a Wedding Envelope

This isn’t rocket science, folks—a wedding envelope is not that much different than a regular old envelope in terms of what you write on it and how you use it. But a wedding envelope DOES enclose and transport a very valuable piece of paper: your wedding invitation. So at the risk of being extra informative, we’ve broken down exactly what you should write on (or stick to) your wedding envelope and where, so you can craft your wedding envelopes with peace of mind. Come on: envelope with us! Anatomy of a Wedding Invitation Envelope: Return address Your guests are being Read More

Paper wedding invitation and response card with envelopes sold on Zola in the Violin Portrait design

The 3 Things You Need To Know About Response Card Envelopes

We’ve already given you the general rundown on wedding invitation response cards: what they are, what they should include, and how you should word them. But if you’re knee-deep in wedding invitations right now (we hope not literally, although you never know), you probably need all the advice you can get on the finer minutiae of your invitation suite. Fear not: here is all you really need to know about the response card envelopes. 1. Include Postage If you want your guests to actually put your response card in the mail and send it back to you, then you’re going Read More