It’s no surprise that you want your wedding day to be perfect, but that can mean hours spent planning and searching out the items that you want. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the prettiest invitations, which just might save you a little time. Hopefully, you will find the perfect one in the list, but if not, it may give you some inspiration and an idea of where best to start your search.
Your invitations will be the first indication to your guests of the quality of the wedding you are planning, and that is why it is so important to get them right. Of course, you may decide to have a completely bespoke design created, but if you are planning a wedding on a budget or you simply want to save your cash to spend on other things, there are some really affordable off-the-shelf options that you can personalise with your own details.
John Lewis is an excellent place to start if you are looking for pretty invites at a surprisingly affordable price. It also offers a personalisation service to allow you to really make the cards your own. Designs range from the simple yet stylish cream CCA White Wedding Personalised Invitations, £174 for a pack of 60, to the ornate and original-looking CCA Lotus Flower Personalised Wedding Invitations. For £120 for 60 invitations, your guests can open up the petals of their own lotus flower to see the details of your big day hidden within. If you are looking for something a little different, the CCA New Love Personalised Wedding Invitations, £120 for a pack of 60, offer a splash of pretty pink to break from the typical black-on-white tradition. Whichever design you choose, you should be contacted within one day of your order to confirm your personalisation, and then you’ll be sent a proof to approve. After that, it should only take ten days for your invitations to arrive.
Debenhams has a huge range of wedding invitations on offer, ranging from the classically beautiful to the modern and amusing. This should make it simple to find something to match the personalities of both you and your other half. If pretty invites are top of your shopping list, have a look at the Debenhams Pretty Pastels range and designs such as the ‘Petals’ Wedding Invitation, which works out at £3.90 an invite and is available in a range of colours, and the uniquely British ‘Loyalty’ design. 60 of these would cost you £209. All of the invites will be delivered direct to your door, but you should allow around 16 days between placing your order and your invitations being delivered.
Polina Perri offers some exquisite designs, complete with stunning lace detailing and even sparkling jewels. The Sophie Luxury Vintage Wedding Invitations look far more expensive than their £4.21 price-tag with their delicate combination of luxury lace, satin ribbon and twinkling embellishments. The Diamond & Veil design is equally stunning thanks to its sparkling simplicity and elegant creation.
You may decide, however, that you do not want to go down the hearts and flowers route when it comes to your invitations. Perhaps your idea of ‘pretty’ is far from twee lace and ribbons. Moonpig.com is probably best known for its birthday cards, but it also has a whole range of wedding invitations, some of which are far less traditional than the norm. Because you pay per card and the personalisation is so simple, you could even decide to send a variety of different invitations to your guests. The Moonpig designs range from the elegant ‘personalised wedding rings’ invitation to the stylish yet retro ‘Match Made in Heaven’ choice. Prices start from as little as £2.99 for a standard-sized card, so you won’t break the bank even if you have an army of guests to invite.