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Summer Wedding Invites

What invitations should we choose for a summer wedding?

Summer weddings mean sunny ceremonies, receptions late into warm nights, ice-cold cocktails, and natural landscapes in bloom. Capture all this and more in an equally beautiful wedding invitation.

Zola’s collection of wedding invitation templates are sweet as summertime. Discover wedding designs featuring seasonal motifs like sunflowers, palm fronds, and lemons. You might also consider scenes like a mountain sunrise or beach full of seashells.

Whether you’re having a sandy wedding by the ocean or a barbeque on a ranch, Zola has a variety of invitation ideas and inspiration for your summer wedding.

When should we send out our summer wedding invitations?

The typical time to mail wedding invitations is six to eight weeks before the big day. This gives guests enough notice to RSVP, make arrangements and purchase wedding registry gifts. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. If you sent out save the dates, typically mailed seven to nine months in advance of the wedding, you have flexibility to send invitations later. If you are having a destination wedding, on the other hand, it is better to send your wedding invites well in advance, 12 weeks before the wedding day, to give guests more time to prepare.

For a local summer wedding in July, for example, send out your invitations in May. For a destination wedding in July, send your invitations in April.

What other wedding stationery do we need?

Save the dates are a crucial piece of stationery for a summer wedding because many people plan summer vacations well in advance. Choose a save the date that matches your wedding invitation design and send it out at least eight to nine months before your wedding. This will not only ensure guests plan summer travels around your wedding, but also build excitement around your celebration.

Additional stationery will help your wedding run even more smoothly. From day-of programs and menus, to post-celebration thank you cards, easily create everything you need at Zola.

What are the most popular wedding invitations styles?

From bohemian and botanical to minimalist and modern, there are gorgeous wedding invitations of all styles on Zola. Here are some of our most popular invitation categories:

What are the most popular wedding invitations colors?

Whether you're going for classic white or a bright array of hues, Zola has the most popular wedding invitation colors for every wedding style. Checkout some of our most popular color categories.