It's a question we are asked quite a lot: How big should my wedding invitations be? Well, as you might have suspected, there is no set rule, and much will come down to personal preference. Below we’re diving into some common wedding invitation size types and considering what goes into the decision making process.

 

The influence of envelopes

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There are a series of standard sizes which you can expect invitations to come in - and that comes down to the envelopes! Custom wedding invitations can cause problems when it comes to finding matching envelope sizes, which is why they are often found in sizes A6 (4 3/4" x 6 1/2"), A7 (5 1/4" x 7 1/4"), A8 (5 1/2" x 8 1/8") and A9 (5 3/4" x 8 3/4"). You may also see sizes C0 to C10 and A10.

 

What does this mean for your wedding invitations?

If you want an unusually shaped invitation or any size invite which is outside the standard envelope sizes, you may want to opt for custom invitations.

 

How to choose your size

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With many standard invitation and envelope sizes to choose between, how should you go about selecting the right size for you? There are a number of factors which will naturally lead you to the right size. These considerations include your budget. If you want to keep your invitation costs minimal, then use a standard size which doesn't require custom envelopes. There are also restrictions in the UK for minimum and maximum sizes which can be sent through the mail, so you will need to factor this into your considerations. Similarly, if you are sending invitations abroad, you will have to be mindful of local size restrictions.

 

Reflecting your personality

How will your wedding invitation size reflect your personality as a couple? Will you go for a more modest size, which appears discreet, humble and classy, or a larger invitation which simply cannot be ignored and showcases your wedding as a big, fun and unmissable event. Sometimes, the design and the amount of information you want on the invitation will lead you naturally to a comfortable size.

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Those are just a few of the important considerations for settling on a wedding invitation size. Remember, size isn't everything! And don't forget to leave some budget for thank you cards after the event.