Hi, loves! Today we’re talking about square wedding invitations and everything you ever wanted or needed to know about this unique invitation style. We’ll tell you why square invitations are popular, where to find them, what size they are, and what kind of postage you’ll need. And while we’re at it, we’ll showcase our favorite square wedding invitations from Invited By LamaWorks to inspire you. Ready to get started? Let’s dive right in…
Square Wedding Invitations
Why are square wedding invitations popular?
First things first: what’s the big deal about square wedding invitations? Why might you want to go with this style? For starters, a square wedding invite has a commanding presence! Square wedding invitations offer a larger surface area, which means you have more space for words and designs to make a lasting impression. Some couples use the extra space to include more information normally on a separate card (such as “dinner and dancing to follow immediately after ceremony”, as one example).
What size are square wedding invitations?
Square wedding invitations vary in size anywhere from 5×5 to 7×7.
What kind of postage is needed for square wedding invitations?
One important thing to know — regardless of the size you choose — is that the postage of square wedding invitations always costs more. According to Wedding Stamps, postage for square envelopes “will cost an extra $0.21 per letter in addition to the postage required for the weight and dimensions of your envelope“. For example, a 1 oz letter will require a $0.70 stamp (instead of the current standard stamp rate of $0.49). Make sure you are estimating correctly because each individual piece added to your invitation (map, rsvp card, rsvp envelope, etc.) will add to the invitation’s weight.
♥ PRO TIP: We ALWAYS recommend you take one fully-assembled wedding invitation to the post office before purchasing any postage. Ask them to weigh the invitation and tell you exactly how much postage you will need. Then buy the correct stamps for all of your wedding invitations. (You wouldn’t believe how often people make this mistake: read 7 Wedding Invitation Mistakes to Avoid for other essential tips.)
♥ PRO TIP: Take your wedding invitations one step further with custom postage! Your stamps can be personalized to coordinate with your theme, wedding colors — you can even include a favorite photo! We found these at Zazzle and love the idea. Check it out here.
Square Wedding Invitations – Designs
Before we share some of our top square wedding invitations from Invited By Lama Works, we wanted to share a little background on how Laura started her beautiful shop. Laura always had a passion for handmade art; before discovering her passion and talent for invitations, she began selling knit products before landing on invitations. As she says, “Sometimes it takes awhile to find out where your true niche is.” So true!
In 2009, Laura took the plunge and quit her day job to dedicate herself full-time to her shop. With a studio space in Illinois a few years later, she now enjoys working out of her home office to design one-of-a-kind invitations for weddings. She puts her whole heart into each custom design — and it shows! She enjoys being surrounded by her three boys at home (ranging from infant to 4 years old!) — her little helpers. She tells us behind her company name: “LamaWorks is a mash up of my name – LAura MAys”. :) Anyways, Laura is so sweet to work with and she is incredibly creative: be sure to pop into her shop often because she’s always adding new designs.
Now that you know more about square wedding invitations AND you’re acquainted a little more with our Featured Artist today, check out our top picks from Invited By Lama Works! Which one is your favorite? I think the Art Deco black and gold wedding suite is amazing; it is perfect for a Gatsby themed wedding.
These bold square wedding invitations in green and black are ideal for a modern wedding.
Here are a few others we admire!
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Share Your Thoughts!
So, are you going to buy square wedding invitations? Why or why not? Tell us in the comments section. We love hearing from you! :)