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If you’re wondering, can we add some snapshots to our wedding invitations, the answer is… yes!
If you want to create custom photo wedding invitations but you’re not quite sure how, you’ve come to the right place. Wedding invitations with pictures are the latest trend in invites and, while the idea isn’t brand new, these templates certainly are. :)
In this blog post, you’ll discover how easy it is to customize wedding invitations — pictures included! — and edit them to your liking.
And don’t worry, while some invitations are more expensive than others, we managed to find cheap wedding invitations with photos so there’s something for every budget on this list.
Let’s get started!
Photo Wedding Invitations
First things first: can wedding invitations have pictures? Absolutely!
Thanks to modern, vibrant printing machines and quality paper, invitations with photos printed on them are more popular than ever before.
How else are you going to put those amazing engagement pictures to use?!
Photo wedding invitations are a perfect choice when you want a customizable design your guests will love! They’ll get even more excited for the festivities when they open the envelope to reveal wedding invitations with pictures of the couple. Plus, they’ll have an adorable snapshot of the soon-to-be weds on their refrigerator. :) It’s one invitation suite they won’t misplace!
In addition to the personalization factor, pictures are a great way to utilize your engagement photos.
And finally, one reason why wedding invitation templates with pictures make it easier to choose invites is you have fewer decisions you have to make. Sometimes, it can be tricky when shopping for wedding invites because there are so many designs. Too many colors. An abundance of artwork! It can be overwhelming to choose just one — or select an invitation suite you and your partner can agree upon.
But with wedding invitations with pictures on them, the photo takes up most of the design and serves as a focal point, allowing you to keep the rest of it simple. Easy, peasy.
How to Create The Perfect Photo Wedding Invitations
Creating your wedding invites is easier thanks to an easy online editor provided by Minted. The tool is easy to edit and drag-and-drop to include one photo or multiple photos with a tap or click of the mouse.
You’ll even be able to preview any edits to the photo template so you’ll know exactly how your card will look before you place an order. Try it here.
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Are Photo Wedding Invitations More Expensive?
Good news: photo or non photo wedding invitations cost close to or the same amount per invite. They are not necessarily more expensive.
As with all invite styles, there are some more luxurious options, as well as cheap wedding invitations with photos that are customizable and just as beautiful. It all depends on the size of the card, paper quality, and printing style.
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Here are some examples to inspire you.
1. Getaway by Erin L. Wilson
This invitation has a nice swooped arch shape that looks elegant with any photograph you choose. I like this up-close candid shot of the couple. So cute!
2. Photographie by Christie Garcia
Bring forth your favorite travel pics in this wedding invitation template with photo space without being overwhelming. I like the typography here: it’s nice, catchy, and modern.
3. Golden Stamp by FRANI
This invitation is as pretty as a postcard, complete with a picture that isn’t too much “in your face”. I like the black-and-white effect on the photograph here, too.
4. Bellini by AK Graphics
When you want the picture to be a nice background accent, use this template to make it look like an overlay. The gold foil on top — yep, that’s real foil — really shimmers and shines.
5. Gilded Frame by Nicole Walsh
A simple design that looks like it’s ready to be framed. I like the additional gold foil to frame the photo nicely.
6. Minimalist Photo by Nicole Walsh
This is an elegant, classic, and minimalist style with the perfect amount of space for your favorite snapshot.
7. Simply Classic by Laura Hamm
Choose a landscape card like this for a favorite photo that allows plenty of room for the exciting wedding-day details.
8. Block Print by Erin L. Wilson
When you have a perfect photo that fits into a circle shape like this, put it front and center on your invitation card. Cute!
9. Love by Shannon Chen
Here’s a photo you recall seeing earlier in this list, but now larger and more of a focal point on the card. The colorful ‘Love’ portion on the bottom makes the main event stand out without overwhelming the design.
10. Initials Circle Arch by FRANI
Go for a unique shape on this rounded card with beautiful initial detailing.
11. Picture Perfect by Jennifer Postorino
This invitation looks like a work of art, complete with a full-scale portrait of the happy couple.
12. Casual by Owl and Toad
I adore the casual aesthetic of this wedding invite complete with an adorable picture of the couple.
13. Parallel Lines by Faith Dorn
Feel free to have fun with it! Use a snapshot of you two together doing something you love. This hiking example is perfect!
14. Encadré by AK Graphics
A card like this gives an elegant look and feel to the typography with a photo that includes the two of you at the bottom. I like this style!
15. Encircled Love by Kelly Schmidt
Simple + sweet.
16. Kindly Join Us by Laura Hamm
This is a perfect example of a formal wedding invitation with picture that complements the tone and theme of an upcoming elegant reception.
17. Circle by Erin L. Wilson
These gold vines add a nice pizazz to the photo and modern cursive and serif font pairing.
18. Monumental by Jessie Steury
For a casual wedding, choose this fun invite style that is modern with a classic photograph inset.
19. Love and Marriage by Creo Study
This adorable ampersand in glistening gold foil works well for any season of the year.
20. Cielo by Anna Elder
I can’t think of a picture more perfect for this landscape oriented invitation. It’s beautiful!
21. Botanical Portrait by Kate Ahn
This example is a perfect way to save money on photo wedding invitations. The cost is less, since the card folds into itself to create an outer envelope. There’s a beautiful photo printed on the top of the invitation and the RSVP card is a postcard that is perforated and removed easily. Love it!
22. Love Arch by FRANI
Ooh, I’m loving the arch detailing here and the gold foil embellishment.
23. For Eternity by Ana de Sousa
This card has rich color, a beautiful picture, motif with initials, and brilliant typography.
24. Boutique by Eric Clegg
And last but not least, the engagement picture incorporated on this invitation makes such a beautiful statement piece!
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Let’s make them even better: here are answers to some frequently asked questions to make your wedding invites stand out beautifully.
What Kind of Photo Styles to Use on an Invitation
Up Close Portraits
You can choose an up-close portrait of the two of you or select a picture where you’re in the background with beautiful scenery around you.
Informal vs. Formal Shots
The photograph should tie in nicely with the formality of the wedding.
→ For a casual wedding, select a candid picture or photograph that resonates with your style and shows off your fun side.
→ For a formal wedding, a more elegant portrait would work nicely and tie into the overall theme and aesthetic of the event.
Choose a picture that is a favorite of you and your partner. It can be a candid shot — those are sometimes the best way to capture you in your natural element and without posed smiles. However, a nicely posed photo works well, too.
If you’d like, edit the photo to make it black and white for added elegance and a classic touch. Here’s an example of one.
Vertical vs. Horizontal Photos
Make sure the pictures you select work well with the orientation of the invitation card, whether you opt for a landscape or portrait card.
Creative Ways to Add Pictures to Wedding Invitations and Stationery
In addition to your invites, there are other ways to incorporate pictures to your wedding stationery.
• Save The Date Photos: Use your favorite engagement or proposal snapshot in your save-the-date cards.
Add even more pictures of you and your partner to save-the-dates: create a collage, use an overlay, or choose a filmstrip style for Polaroid-inspired cards. Browse additional designs here.
• Wedding Website Pictures: Add your snapshots to your wedding website to greet guests when they visit. Add your proposal story, engagement pictures, wedding party bios, and more to give your guests a personalized experience.
• Photos on Back of Invites: If you want to include more than one photo on your invitation card, you can add several pictures to the back. Select photos as your back-of-card design option and upload snapshots with ease.
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Cheap Wedding Invitation Options
You can save some money and choose a cheaper photo option simply by selecting petite-sized invitations or all-in-one invites. Here are some details on both options.
Petite Invitations with Picture
The size is a bit smaller than a classic card which equates to less ink and paper use. Therefore, the savings get passed on to you and you’re able to obtain cheap invitations with pictures for a less expensive price.
All-In-One Invitations with Photo
Another option is the all in one invitation style, which folds into itself. These cheaper invites require no outer envelope, RSVP envelope, and the RSVP card is a postcard which is cheaper postage, too. Boom! Now you can have cheap wedding invitations with photos without sacrificing an once of quality.
As a result, the soon-to-be weds get a nice price and guests receive stunning wedding invitations with pictures of the couple — and all the details they need for the main event. Win-win!
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Where to Buy Wedding Invites with Pictures
In conclusion, when you incorporate wedding invitations with pictures, you’ll ultimately make them more memorable than a traditional card with a design. Guests love the added bonus of having a keepsake picture of the couple and will look forward to celebrating with you.
Invites with pictures are unique and creative, allowing you to be the designer.
I hope these ideas inspire you to create your own wedding invitations with pictures or use one of the easy-to-customize templates available here.
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