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Invitation 101 » Invitation Styles


There are two things to consider when choosing a style for your wedding invitation:

(1) the amount of information you need to communicate to your guests and
(2) the look you’re going for for your invite.

Remember to select a style that would best organize your information while allowing you to be creative and consistent with the tone of your wedding.


Loose Cards

Cards with the wedding details printed on single sheets. Often stacked and then inserted into envelopes.

Recommended use:
• Simple invitations going for a classic feel
• Going for a minimalist look
• Invites need to be released as soon as possible





Pocketfolds are used to stylishly organize cards. They can be made plainly of thick paper or wrapped in fabric/special paper.

Recommended use:
• For out-of-town weddings
• Destination weddings or weddings with more than the traditional number of parties or events.
• Events that span a number of days




Folding is done when you want to condense a lot of details in a single sheet of paper, preventing any chance of losing cards.

(1) Bi-fold – Folded once, opens like a book.
(2) Tri-fold/Z-fold – Folded twice, forming a Z shape and 3 segments
(3) Accordion – Folded thrice, forming 4 segments




Boxes are covered with colored fabrics, printed canvasses or indigenous materials to serve as the housing of the invitation cards. These invitations that come in lavishly customized boxes denote elegance and opulence.

Recommended use:
• Enclosing items with the invite (trinkets, souvenirs, gimmicks)
• Expression of class and significance
• Making a statement.




For an invitation concept that does not follow any standard in size, shape, paper type or color. Examples are scroll, passport, boarding pass, origami, and other unconventional invitations.

Recommended use:
• Those who want to be unique
• Freedom in expressing the theme of the event

Carlos and Socorro Wedding Invitation