Before deciding on which invitations to get, the couple needs to set their wedding budget and figure out how much is allocated for invites. Having a custom designed card will make invitations unique but it will also cost much more. Many invitation ordering websites offer basic stock invitations with the only customization being the names of the couple and the location. The size of the invitation will depend on the type of envelope that is going to be used. If there are custom envelopes to go along with the invitation, then the size and shape does not matter. But if buying envelopes different from the style or size of the invitation, pay extra attention to make sure the envelope fits.
Engraved. This type of wedding invitation is usually very expensive and reserved for very formal weddings. Engraved invitations are usually used to announce a very traditional style of wedding. This type of invitation is costly because an engraver must first carve the image or message into a copper plate, ink the plate, and then push the plate down onto the paper. This creates the raised lettering on the paper. Because of all the steps needed to create this type of wedding invitation, this method is time consuming and you will need to wait weeks for your invitations to be ready. Embossed. Embossed invitations are very classy but also very expensive. Similar to engraved invitations, the raised print on this type of wedding invitation looks impressive but may be hard on your budget because of the technique used to create this type of invitation.