How Do Printable Wedding Invitations Work?

If you’re wondering what printable wedding invitations are and how they work, don’t miss this post! I was chatting recently with bride-to-be, Bethany, last week with questions she had on printable wedding invitations. She – like many – was confused by the term printable wedding invitations and wanted to know how they worked. We thought this advice could help many brides out there, so today we’re sharing essentials on printable wedding invitations, how they work, where to find them, and why they may be your best choice. Once you learn more about printable wedding invitations, you’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge to work immediately: we’ve teamed up with Sandy of Noted Occasions to give away FREE printable wedding invitations to one lucky reader! Find out more…

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What are printable wedding invitations?

First and foremost, let’s talk about what printable wedding invitations are. As its name suggests, printable wedding invitations are invites that are designed for you. Instead of being sent to you via mail, a printable file is delivered to you via email or through a digital download link.

When are printable wedding invitations a better choice?

Printable wedding invitations are useful when the couple wants to…

o make do-it-yourself invitations (with help from a professional)
o have invitations printed and in-hand in a shorter amount of time
o choose the style card stock onto which the invitations will be printed
o use a particular printer / print shop

Where can you buy printable wedding invitations?

Since it’s the latest trend in wedding invitations, you can find printable wedding invitations nearly anywhere. For starters, check out the TONS of lovely printable wedding invitations in The Marketplace (hand-picked by our team!). You can also search online for printable wedding invitations. To start you off, here are a few hand-picked designs:

Pink Lanterns

printable wedding invitations pink lantern design

Deer Design

deer rustic printable wedding invitations

Mountains + Birds Design

mountain printable wedding invitations

Floral Design

floral design printable wedding invitations

Vintage Baroque Printable Design

vintage baroque printable wedding invitations

Love Birds Design

love birds printable wedding invitations

Vintage Plane Design

P.S. These are my favorite!

vintage plane printable wedding invitations

Are printable wedding invitations better in quality than traditional printed invites?

It depends. If you choose a reputable printer AND you choose a beautiful paper, your printable wedding invitations can look just as stunning as professionally printed wedding invitations.

How do I print out my invitations? I’m terrible with printing.

You needn’t be a printing expert to use printable wedding invitations. All you need to do is head to your favorite local printer with your design file. You can download the design file to a flash drive and take to a small print shop or a place like Kinkos. They have experts who are happy to help with your custom print job. Let them know the design is for your wedding invitations, let them know what you have in mind for paper type and color, and ask them for any advice they may have.

Printable Wedding Invitations: Giveaway!

win free printable wedding invitations by noted occasions

Now that you’re more comfortable with the idea of printable wedding invitations, we’re here to help you get started! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Sandy of Noted Occasions to offer one FREE printable wedding invitation design to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader. Enter between 1/6/14-1/13/14 (11:59pm EST). Winner selected on 1/14/14. The winner can pick from any wedding invitation design (value: $40) in her shop; custom colors, customization, and more included. Coordinating RSVP card design also included. You’ll receive the design file sent to you via email and you can take the file to a print shop for printing. (Want them printed for you? Noted Occasions will print them for an additional fee, paid by the winner.) No cash value. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Use entry form below to enter. Must ‘order’ design within 6 months. Must respond to winning email within 72 business hours. Good luck!

Entry Form

Happy Planning!


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January 13, 2014 5:22 pm

I absolutely love the designs with the string lights, exactly what we were looking at for our wedding invitations for a wedding this August! Thank goodness I hadn’t ordered any yet!

Leighya R
January 13, 2014 2:13 pm

Romntic floral invites are super cute!

January 13, 2014 1:31 pm

I love the chalkboard design in her shop – gorgeous!

Eileen L
January 13, 2014 12:41 pm

Love these options, thanks for the info on printables!

rebecca greeno
January 13, 2014 9:52 am

Love the outdoor wedding one. Perfect for our Tahoe wedding.

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