Designing your invitation is the first crucial step in designing your wedding overall. You are putting a little piece of your style out there and along with the details of your big day, showing your friends and family the first glimpse of your new family. This will be something that lives on the refrigerator or reminder board in everyone’s house. You can choose to be modern and minimalist, traditionally beautiful or bright and light hearted. We recommend getting your invitations out as quickly as possible, and in order to help you do that, we want to introduce you to our favorite resources for creating personalized invitations online, so you can get invitations in the mail and start planning your big day.

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Shine Wedding Invitations

For newly engaged couples that want to stretch their design legs without doing much work Shine Wedding Invites has an incredible selection of modern and gorgeous invitation designs. They also offer a boutique service for designing a more personalized invitation. The boutique service allows you to call or chat online and speak directly with a designer who will work with you in real time and one-on-one to design exactly what you envision. They have incredible customer service so when you have an idea at 2am (like most inspired brides) you can email or chat and get it figured out so you can get back to planning (or sleeping!). My favorite feature is the envelope addressing with automated calligraphy, just imagine how much time you’ll save without having to hand address each envelope being mailed. The benefit of this larger design shop is the quick turn around time – usually 6 business days, for couples in a rush.

Paper Source

This is the big one in DIY wedding invitations. It is exactly what you might be looking for if you know you need paper products, simply created and quickly delivered. They have grown to be so large and host hundreds of templates and inspirations that you won’t have any trouble finding exactly the style and colors you are looking for. You can choose from a huge selection on envelopes, liners, labels, ribbons, accessories etc. I could go on and on about the many options you’ll have for putting together the perfect design. Creating a simple invitation will take you only a few minutes and when you tell your friends you created them yourself, they will think you may be moonlighting as a graphic designer. Don’t be surprised if they want your help designing their wedding invitations.

Wedding Paper Divas

This is one of our favorite options for inexpensive wedding invitations. They have dozens of designers working in their studio so you will find a ton of variety not just in templates but in style and personality. You’ll easily be able to find a design that fits your unique style as a couple and give your guests a taste of what they will experience at your wedding. Don’t waste time worrying about your invitations, you’ve got more important parts of your wedding to plan – the ease of the process and quick delivery from Wedding Paper Divas makes this step of your to-do list a breeze.



Etsy is everyone’s go-to shop for handcrafted beautiful goods. There are hundreds of paper press and design companies who will wow you with unique looks and creative products, but we wanted to feature a few of our favorites to give you a place to start your search. Using Etsy as a platform allows the best small design shops in the country connect with people they never would normally work with. Do you love the style of design in San Francisco or Brooklyn, but you live in Nebraska?. don’t worry, you can work one-on-one with the best designers in the world and Etsy will take care of all of the contractual, payment and delivery issues. Many shops have a variety of options with templates and quick options and more extensive personalized design packages. It’s like having a world class designer sitting at your living room table sketching your perfect wedding invitation or thank you card, except you both can be in your pajamas.