Amelia Wedding Invitation - A5 Foil, Modern Design
Amelia Wedding Invitation - A5 Foil, Modern Design

Amelia Wedding Invitation – A5 Foil, Modern Design

Who knew there were so many options when it came to choosing the right type of paper for your wedding day?

 

Without sounding too much like Christian Bale in that iconic American Psycho scene, the paper type you choose can make all the difference to how your stationery is perceived.

 

“Look at that subtle colouring. The tasteful thickness.”

 

Now, let’s get back on track.

 

Your wedding day is a special event. It’s a day worth remembering and you want every detail to reflect just how much love, energy, and effort has gone into organising your big day.

When it comes to designing your wedding invitations, you might at first be overwhelmed by just how many paper options there are. From vellum and gloss to kraft or smooth cotton, there’s more paper choice out there than you may be expecting.

In this handy guide, we’ll give you a glimpse into each of the different types of paper you may come across when choosing your wedding stationery. Choosing the best paper type for your wedding invitations just might be the special detail that elevates your day.

 

Different types of paper for wedding invitations

 

Vellum paper

Sophia Wedding Invitation - Vellum Wrap, Foil Lettering Invitation with a Wax Seal & Belly Band

Sophia Wedding Invitation – Vellum Wrap, Foil Lettering Invitation with a Wax Seal & Belly Band

One paper type you may see a lot of while searching for the perfect wedding invites is vellum paper. Vellum paper has a smooth, translucent look. This paper type adds a touch of luxury to your special day with its delicate translucency.

Vellum wedding invitations are perfect for elegant weddings, elevating the sophistication of your big day with its timeless appeal.

Whether you’re embracing a modern aesthetic or a minimalist design, vellum offers a sleek backdrop for your wedding invites. This paper type can enhance the aesthetic of your wedding without being over facing.

We offer a range of wedding stationery wrapped in vellum. With a choice of plain or printed vellum wraps, these invites offer a luxurious touch to your wedding day.

Browse our range of vellum wedding invitations.

 

Cardstock paper

Cardstock is a classic paper type for your wedding invitations. This paper type is sturdy and durable thanks to its thickness.

Cardstock wedding invitations lend themselves nicely to an array of wedding themes. From traditional and formal weddings to modern, minimal days. Cherish your special day with a cardstock wedding invitation that can be easily customised to suit the theme of your wedding.

Looking for customisable cardstock wedding invites? Our Jane modern wedding invitation is the perfect choice thanks to its wide range of personalisation options.

 

Kraft, recycled or wood grain paper

Sienna Wedding Invitation - Kraft Rustic Pocket Invitation with a Wooden Heart Brooch & Hessian Twine Bow

Sienna Wedding Invitation – Kraft Rustic Pocket Invitation with a Wooden Heart Brooch & Hessian Twine Bow

A more authentic choice of kraft, recycled, or wood grain paper is the ideal choice for rustic weddings that favour a natural, earthy, or sustainable theme.

These types of paper offer a more down-to-earth feel compared to other wedding invitations. Made from eco-friendly materials, kraft or recycled paper invitations are perfect for environmentally conscious couples who want to create a sustainable special day.

But these invites aren’t just for those who are eco-conscious. The coarse, natural texture of kraft adds depth and character to your wedding invitations. This authentic material sets the tone for a genuine, heartfelt day of celebration.

If you like kraft wedding invitations, you might like our Sienna square pocket kraft wedding invitation.

 

Foil

Amelia Wedding Invitation - A5 Foil, Modern Design

Amelia Wedding Invitation – A5 Foil, Modern Design

With a metallic sheen, foil wedding invitations add an air of luxury and glamour to your wedding day. Foil elevates the elegance of your wedding day, making it a great choice for a modern and stylish day.

Foil wedding invites offer endless possibilities for creativity. From incorporating intricate designs to ornate motifs and elegant text, foil adds extra depth to your wedding invitations. The metallic shine of the foil complements matte or textured backdrops, adding subtle sophistication to your invitations.

Our foil wedding invitations can be created in your choice of foil colour, letting you match the invite to your wedding theme.

The Amelia foil wedding invitation is a stunning choice for your special day.

 

Laser cut paper

Isabella Wedding Invitation - Lasercut Bow Pocket Modern Detailed & Intricate Design

Isabella Wedding Invitation – Lasercut Bow Pocket Modern Detailed & Intricate Design

Laser cut wedding invitations add an artistic elegance to your wedding stationery. This paper type is perfect for adding a breathtakingly beautiful touch to your special day. Laser cut paper exudes romance, sophistication, and enchantment.

Laser cut paper is the best paper type for romantic, elegant weddings or whimsical weddings with a feel of magic. These style wedding invitations add a timeless beauty to your special day.

Made with laser cut technology, this paper type can feature intricate, lace-like designs and delicate filigree motifs. Whether you prefer a classic lace design or a modern, laser cut charm, these invitations add a definite “wow” factor to your wedding.

If you like laser cut wedding invitations, you’ll love our Isabella rectangular laser cut invite.

 

Pearlescent paper

Mia Foil Pocket Eyelet Wedding Invitation includes 2 information cards - RSVP & Gifts slip cards shown

Mia Foil Pocket Eyelet Wedding Invitation includes 2 information cards – RSVP & Gifts slip cards shown

Pearlescent paper adds opulence to your wedding invitations with its shimmering surface and irresistible iridescence. Pearlescent paper is the ideal paper type for glamorous and luxurious wedding days.

If you picture your special day as being a dreamy atmosphere of romance, pearlescent may be the best paper type for you. Pearlescent paper is infused with soft shimmery tones for an ethereal finish.

Pearlescent wedding invitations are available in an array of colours from classic ivory to opulent dark blue, meaning you can match the tone to your wedding theme. This paper type is well matched for timeless, classic weddings or modern celebrations.

Elevate your wedding day with the Mia foil pocket eyelet wedding invitation.

 

Glitter paper

Isla Wedding Invitation - Decorative Envelope Pocket Design

Isla Wedding Invitation – Decorative Envelope Pocket Design

If you want your wedding invitations to shine, you may want to choose glitter paper. Glitter adds sparkles and extravagance to your wedding invitations. This paper type is great for those who want guests to know their wedding day is the main event. The dazzling glitter design is bound to turn heads.

Glitter invitations are perfect for weddings with a glamorous theme. These wedding invitations also work great for winter or festive celebrations, where sparkles are a seasonal favourite. If you want to add a touch of magic to your wedding day, choose glitter invitations.

Despite its bold appearance, this paper type is also versatile. Glitter invitations come in an aray of colours and can complement your chosen wedding theme.

Add elegant charm to your wedding stationery with the Isla envelope style wedding invitation.

 

How to decide which paper type to choose for your wedding?

 

Deciding which paper type to choose for your wedding invitations isn’t a task to be taken lightly. As you choose the best paper type for your wedding invitations, you’ll want to consider several factors to make sure your stationery aligns with you vision, theme, and budget.

To make sure you choose the right type of paper, keep these tips in mind:

 

Define your wedding theme and style

 

Start by thinking about the overall theme and style of your wedding. Are you planning a rustic outdoor wedding, a glamorous ballroom celebration, or an intimate and charming ceremony?

Your paper choice should complement and enhance the aesthetic of your wedding day. Design a mood board for your wedding day to help you see what paper type would best fit your chosen theme.

 

Take the season and venue into account

 

Before settling on your chosen wedding invitations, consider the season and venue for your wedding.

A winter wedding may call for more luxurious materials such as foil, glitter or pearlescent paper. Meanwhile, a spring celebration might suit lighter options such as vellum or light coloured cardstock invitations.

Similarly, kraft wedding invitations might work well for a wedding ceremony held in a country barn — this card type could tease the aesthetic of your wedding venue, giving guests a hint at what to expect from your special day. A wedding reception held in manor house or modern hotel may suit laser cut or foil invitations that reflect the elegance of your chosen location.

Once you have booked your wedding date and venue, consider which invitations will best suit your wedding season and location.

 

Keep your budget in mind

 

Some paper types may be more expensive than others. When deciding on your wedding invitations, be mindful of your wedding budget.

While options like foil and laser-cut invitations may be luxurious, their intricate nature can often mean they are more expensive. Meanwhile, standard cardstock or kraft invitations can be a more cost-effective choice without losing their beauty.

Know your wedding stationery budget when choosing your wedding invitations. This will help you choose a design that works well for your needs. At Unique Invitations, we offer a range of budget-friendly wedding invitations.

 

Remember personal preference

 

Your wedding day is all about you. When choosing the best paper for your invitations, think about what you prefer. Do you like classic elegance, modern simplicity, or whimsical charm?

Your wedding invitations should reflect your unique style and personality as a couple so be sure to put your preferences in the limelight.

 

Finding the perfect paper type for your wedding invitations

 

Enjoy planning your wedding invitations and finding the perfect paper type for your stationery. Choosing the perfect paper type is a significant decision that sets the tone for your special day.

Whether you opt for the rustic charm of kraft, the timeless elegance of foil, or the intricate detailing of laser cut paper, your wedding invitations will create a lasting impression on your guests.

Take time to explore different options and request samples so you can find the perfect invitations for your wedding day.