Invitations

The traditional time period to send out your wedding invites is 6-8 weeks before the ceremony. Ideally, you would have already sent your save the dates 4–6 months in advance, which allows guests the perfect amount of time to send back an RSVP card, while still giving you an accurate count of who is likely to attend on your wedding day.

Running behind on your wedding planning? No problem! Most of Zola’s invites can be sent to you within 5-10 business days, so you’ll still have plenty of time to mail your custom wedding invitations to guests after you receive your order.

There is more to a wedding invitation than just the invitation itself. You can think of your wedding invite as more of a wedding starter kit. Contained inside the wedding envelope is all the info your guests will need to celebrate with you on your wedding day. Here’s a list of what couples often include in their wedding envelopes:

  • The invitation
  • A self-addressed, postmarked RSVP card
  • Enclosure card(s)

At Zola, your wedding invitations come with free matching wedding envelopes. As always, enjoy free shipping, free guest addressing, and, if your date changes, free change the dates with all save the date and invitation purchases.

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:

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.

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Your wedding invitation is your guest's first look into your special day. You don’t want your invite to be overwhelming, so stick to the basic information and keep your wedding invitation wording short and sweet. Here are some details couples often include when customizing our templates:

  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the couple
  • Date and time of the ceremony
  • Location of the ceremony
  • Location of the reception (if different than ceremony site)

Remember, you can always include an enclosure card with additional important info. You can also share your wedding website URL on your wedding invitations to direct guests to find even more details they need, like your schedule, hotel block info, FAQs, and more. At Zola, you can match your invitations to a free, beautiful wedding website where guests can get all your wedding info, shop your Zola registry, and RSVP online—all in one convenient place.

Your wedding invitations should be an expression of your personal wedding style or theme. Many couples choose to make their wedding invitation design an artistic focal point of their big day, as the invitation is one of the pillars of your wedding journey.

Creating wedding invites as unique as you two is fun and easy at Zola. You can choose from eight different paper options (like recycled, pearlescent, and linen), countless font styles, luxurious foil accents, and tons of beautiful backgrounds and styles. We are always updating our site and adding new beautiful, affordable wedding invitation templates to help you find your perfect design and make your decision process a breeze.

From recycled to pearlescent, linen, double thick, and more, each of our paper types offers a different gloss and thickness—there’s truly something for every couple, style, and wedding theme. Not sure which paper type to go with? Order a free sample pack to touch and feel our paper in person. Or customize one of our wedding invitation templates and get a free personalized sample to see your wedding details printed IRL before you order. You can order free sample wedding invitations anytime. Love your design? Place your full order in one click!

A common way for couples to design their invitation and wedding stationery is to start with a template and customize it to make it unique. Our fabulous wedding invitation templates are all super easy to personalize with your wedding details. This is an especially great option for people who have a hard time choosing a wedding invitation design.

Still not sure where to start? Match your invite to your wedding theme. Set the tone for your big day with a romantic calligraphy font or whimsical watercolor design. You can also create your own design and upload it to Zola to take advantage of our free guest addressing, free envelopes, and free shipping. Whether you’re choosing a custom wedding invitation or popular design, remember: this is your special day, and Zola is here to help you get the wedding invites you want.