Wedding planning is exciting…but also stressful. Especially if your time and budget are tight. A lot of time and money can be sunk into a wedding planner. A lot more couples are opting to take the DIY route with their wedding–wedding invitations included.
Here are also 19 DIY wedding invitation templates, save-the-date templates, and bridal shower templates to make the road to your big day just that much easier.
All of these templates can be downloaded as high-quality PNGs when you create them in Venngage using our online invitation maker.
Wedding Invitation Templates
A DIY wedding invitation offers a first glimpse into what your wedding will be like. That’s why many couples use it as an opportunity to showcase their wedding theme.
If you start with a wedding invitation template, you can swap out the images, icons, fonts and colors to fit your wedding theme. And if you find a template that fits your theme already, even better!
Floral Frame Wedding Invitation Template
Spring and summer weddings mean flowers, flowers, flowers! This vibrant floral wedding invitation template is perfect for a garden wedding and is the perfect example of a spring design.
Overlaying a semi-transparent square on a photo background is a simple way to create an elegantly framed invitation design.
Onyx Wedding Invitation Template
Just because it’s a wedding doesn’t mean you have to fall back on classic bright and pastel color palettes. For a luxurious wedding invitation with a hint of mystery, you could use a dark color palette like in this wedding invitation template.
Pair a dark background with light colored font to create a striking contrast in your invitation design.
Beach Wedding Invitation Template
Beach destination weddings are a classic for a reason. They’re romantic and exciting. This sea-colored wedding invitation template will sweep your wedding invites away to a tropical beach.
Sea shell icons add a splash of cartoon-y fun to this design. You could easily swap out the icons for new ones that fit your theme. Venngage’s icon library offers over 40,000 icons to choose from!
Rustic Wedding Invitation Template
Do you want your wedding invitation to have that down home feel? Then this template is perfect for you. The wood panel background looks like a cabin wall, or maybe a dock on the lake.
Play around with vibrant font colors–bright, bold colors like teal or hot pink make for the perfect color accents on an otherwise subdued invitation design.
Modern and Stylish Wedding Invitation Template
This tasteful, modern wedding invitation template looks like it could be right off the page of a design magazine. Impress your guests with the bold fonts and flowers accents and a strong spring design.
You can adjust the transparency of images, like in this template, to create a subtle mirrored effect.
Save the Date Templates
Before sending out wedding invitations, many couples opt to send out a save the date invitation to let guests know they will be invited to the wedding. They’re like teaser trailers before the big reveal.
Save the date cards typically have less information than the actual wedding invitation. The focus is on the date and the location. Specific details can be saved for the wedding invitations.
Here are some save the date templates to prep people for your wedding.
Pink Roses Save the Date Template
Roses are a classic symbol of love. That’s why they’re perfect for using in your save the date card design.
This little save the date template combines a lovely script font with a simple white border for an elegant design. If your wedding theme features a different type of flower, simply search Venngage’s image library for a photo, or upload your own background and drag it into the template.
Classy and Minimalist Save the Date Template
This simple yet elegant save the date template is perfect for couples who don’t want their invitations to be too in-your-face. The clean lines and modern font are perfect for a wedding that’s classic but not dated.
Photo Save the Date Template
Did you and your partner take some adorable engagement photos? Your save-the-date card is the perfect place to showcase one of them (maybe even a couple of them).
This simple image frame save-the-date template balances bold text with a picture of everyone’s favorite couple (you two, of course!).
Flower Bed Save the Date Template
A beautiful row of flowers at the foot of this save the date template add a little flare to what would otherwise be a very simple design. Small, unexpected accents like this are perfect for creating an original and eye-catching save the date card.
Search for images and icons in Venngage that reflect the theme of your wedding. Choose a soft, neutral background color so that your visual accents will really pop.
White Flower Save the Date Card Template
Have you always dreamed of a white wedding? Then this save the date card decorated with soft white flowers is perfect for you.
The warm gold text box and white heart icon pulls the design together. If you want to change the color scheme, you can paste the hex code into Venngage’s color picker tool to get the exact color you’ve chosen for your wedding.
Bridal Shower Invitation Templates
The big day is coming up and it’s time to shower the bride-to-be with some attention. Gather up the squad with a classy (or quirky!) bridal shower invitation.
Pink Pastel Bridal Shower Invitation Template
This neutral, delicate bridal shower invitation design is sure to appeal to a bride who enjoys the finer things in life. The invitation design is clean, minimalist, and lovely.
Balancing a neutral background with one image in the corner is a great way to create a classy, uncluttered design.
Cartoon Flower Bridal Shower Invitation Template
Quirky and colorful, this bridal shower invitation is perfect for a fun-loving bride-to-be.
Depending on the bride’s style and interests, you could pick all sorts of different themed icons to “shower” the card with–sweet treats, boozy drinks, even cute animals! Look for the perfect flare to reflect the special lady you’re celebrating.
Floral Wedding Shower Invitation Template
The dreamy flower background and storybook fonts give this wedding shower invitation template a soft and inviting look. A semi-transparent border is a lovely way to add a little something extra to the spring-inspired design.
Swap out the background for your own, or simply write out your own heartfelt message. Your wedding shower invitations are bound to make your recipients smile. They can be part of your future wedding photo collections.
Bright Red Bridal Shower Invitation Template
This invitation template looks like it could be an old-timey movie poster, or an invitation to a jazzy bash. If you use big decorative fonts, images aren’t always necessary to create a design with wow-factor.
Pick artsy, interesting fonts that people won’t expect. Just, please, don’t use Comic Sans (it’s bad luck).
Off-White Orchid Wedding Shower Invitation Template
The soft, creamy color palette of this wedding shower invitation is peaceful and uplifting. If you’re a couple who doesn’t like to make a big scene, then this understated wedding shower invitation might be just what you’re looking for.
Don’t forget to include your wedding registry information on the card!
Tea Time Bridal Shower Invitation
Is the bride a classy lady who enjoys a lovely afternoon tea? Everyone has at least one tea-obsessed person in their life.
Warm cups of tea abound in this bridal shower invitation. You can create a quirky pattern for your invitation by using the same icon over and over, but changing the color and the size.
Simple Bridal Shower Invitation Template
Does the bride you know prefer more understated designs? Then she will appreciate this simple but lovely bridal shower invitation template.
The soft color scheme, single ribbon and cute heart icons make this card lovely on its own, and easy to customize.
Triangle Design Bridal Shower Invitation Template
Is the bride a bit of a diva? Then her bridal shower card should be as bright and bold as she is.
This modern triangle design paired with some sassy script font makes for a card that makes no apologies about being in your face. You know your squad is going to have a great time at this bridal shower.
Bubbly Wine Bridal Shower Template
Cheers to the bride-to-be! A bridal shower is the perfect opportunity to pop some champagne, so why not highlight that in the bridal shower invitations?
If wine isn’t your thing, you could easily swap out the icons for beer, tea, juice (if that’s your idea of a good time)…whatever suits the bride’s tastes!
Wedding Invitations Wording Tips
When you’re planning your wedding, you really want to craft the perfect invitation that represents both you and your future spouse. Your wedding invitations can serve as a significant introduction to both of you. It is also the first impression your guests will have of your big day — so it’s essential to get the wording just right. Not to put more pressure on you than you probably already have!
But fear not, we’re here to help with that. We’ve compiled a list of wedding invitation wording tips to guide you through the process. Whether you opt for a traditional, modern, or quirky invitation, we’ve got you covered!
1. Keep it simple, start with the basics
Your wedding invitation should be easy to read and understand. Avoid using overly complicated language or hard-to-read fonts. Stick to the basics, like who’s getting married, when and where the ceremony and reception will take place and any additional event details.
Your invitation must include some basic information, such as:
- The hosts or request line: this is where you typically write, “Together with their families” or the names of those hosting the wedding.
- The couple’s names
- The date and time of the wedding
- The venue
Here’s a simple example to illustrate this:
Together with their families
Emily Rose and James Warbler
Invite you to celebrate their union
Saturday, 12th June, 2023
At 4 PM
The Evergreen Estate
123 Park Lane, Anytown, Anystate
2. Use a consistent tone
The tone of your wedding invitation should match the overall theme and vibe of your wedding. If you’re planning a casual, laid-back celebration, use an informal tone in your wording.
Example: “Let’s party! Jane and John are tying the knot, and we want you there to celebrate with us!”
However, if you’re going for a more classic and elegant wedding, opt for a formal tone that conveys the importance of the occasion.
Example: “The honor of your presence is requested at the marriage of Jane Smith to John Doe.”
3. Personalize your invitations
Make it really your own. You want to look back in that memory box and see something uniquely the two of you as a couple. So don’t be afraid to inject your personality into the wording. You can do this by incorporating a favorite quote, a line from a song, or even your own unique phrasing.
Example: “Two less fish in the sea! Join us as we celebrate the love story of Jane and John.”
4. Mind the etiquette
While it’s essential to make your wedding invitations your own, there are a few etiquette rules to consider. For instance, if your parents are hosting the wedding, it’s customary to include their names on the invitation.
- Use full names and titles: address your guests with their proper titles, and avoid using nicknames or initials. For example, “Dr. Jane Smith and Mr. John Brown.”
- Avoid writing “and guest”: if you’re inviting a single friend with a plus one, it’s more polite to address the envelope with the guest’s full name instead.
- Spell out numbers: when writing the date, time, or address, it’s customary to spell out all numbers. For example, instead of writing “August 8,” write “August Eighth.”
5. Consider your RSVP method
Today, there are various ways for guests to RSVP to a wedding, including via mail, phone, or online. Make sure you clearly state how you’d like your guests to respond and provide all the necessary contact information.
Example: “Kindly respond by August 1st using the enclosed RSVP card, or visit our wedding website at www.janeandjohnswedding.com.”
6. Proofread, proofread, proofread
Before sending your wedding invitations to print, double and triple-check for any errors or inconsistencies. If possible, have a friend or family member review the wording to ensure everything is accurate.
7. Remember the additional information
While the main purpose of your wedding invitation is to inform guests about your upcoming nuptials, it’s also an opportunity to provide them with any additional information they may need.
Example: “Black tie optional. Hotel accommodations are available at the Grand Hotel, mention ‘Smith-Doe Wedding’ for a discounted rate. For directions and more details, please visit our wedding website at www.janeandjohnswedding.com.”
8. Include a personal note
A great way to make your wedding invitations stand out is by adding a personal touch, such as a handwritten note or a custom illustration.
Example: “We can’t wait to celebrate our special day with you and create lasting memories! Love, Jane and John.”
By incorporating these elements, your guests will feel the warmth and thoughtfulness you’ve put into your invitations. Remember, there’s no one-size-fits-all method for wording a wedding invitation. These tips and examples are simply a jumping-off point to help you create an invite that suits your unique celebration. With some planning, creativity, and attention to detail, you’ll craft an extraordinary wedding invitation that sets the stage for your big day and serves as a cherished keepsake for years to come.
Create Invitations For All Occasions
Why stop at DIY wedding invitations? Personalized invitations work for all occasions! Show the people in your life that you appreciate them with a heartfelt invitation that speaks to your own creativity.