Standard Invitation Suite Dimensions
(all items may not be included in every suite, see listings for details)
Invitation: 5" x 7" (fits A7 envelopes, 5.25" x 7.25")
Small enclosure cards, RSVP cards: 3.5" x 5" (fits 4 bar envelopes, 3 5/8" x 5 1/8")
Large enclosure cards: 4" x 5.5"
Program/Menu: 4" x 8"
Save the Dates: 4" x 6" postcards (front and back designs)
Can I order printed invitations from Printable Wisdom?
Yes! You can find our printed packages at this link.
Ordering and printing details
At checkout, select how you will be printing these files – (1) at home, (2) at a printing shop, (3) using an online printing company.
You will put in your wording details when checking out.
Proofs will be sent to you by email within 2 business days. You will then have the opportunity to request any edits that need to be made.
After you approve the designs, the high resolution files will be emailed to you.
If printing at home
Your files will be provided as PDFs on a letter sized page (8.5″ x 11″) with multiple designs per page so you simply print and trim them using the crop marks provided (this also helps you conserve paper!). You can print as many as you would like.
*Tip: Most print shops will cut your invitations out for you for a small fee!*
When printing, heavy weight paper is best (at least 100 lbs). You can select glossy, matte, shimmer, or textured – whichever suites your style! It is recommended to use white or neutral light colored paper for the best results.
Make sure to purchase new ink before printing your files – old ink tends to not flow as well and it may impact the quality of your invitations.
If you choose to take your files to a printing/copy shop
You will be sent PDF files, with multiple designs per letter sized (8.5″ x 11″) page with bleed and crop marks. After printing, the shop will then cut them out for you along the crop marks provided, usually at no extra charge or for a small fee. Simply load your files onto a USB, and take them to the printing shop.
It is a good idea to do a test print for each design before ordering large batches.
When printing, heavy weight paper is best (at least 100 lbs). You can select glossy, matte, shimmer, or textured – whichever suites your style! It is recommended to use white or neutral light colored paper for the best results. Some print shops even have options for embossing, letterpress, etc. Discuss this with your printer if you are interested in these options.
Recommendations for print shops: Kinkos, Staples, OfficeMax
If you choose to use an online printing company
You will be provided with JPEG files - two versions, one with bleed and one without. Check with your printer to see which they prefer.
I recommend ordering a sample of each design before ordering large batches to check for print quality / compatibility.
When ordering, I recommend ProDigital Photos, or Catprint.com
If using ProDigital – select the correct size “Plopper” card and load your images in, following the instructions.
At Catprint, select “Custom Sizes” from the bottom, and proceed with your order.
Make sure to select the correct size for each item in the suite – ProDigital Photos has all of the standard PW Design sizes available, and Catprint.com lets you select your own size.
Where should I get envelopes and paper?
PW Design Invitations fit standard size envelopes.
Envelope Sources: PaperandMore.com, CardsAndPockets.com
Paper Sources: http://www.paperandmore.com/, http://www.officemax.com, http://www.lcipaper.com/
What wording should I use for my invitations?
It is entirely up to you! That’s the beauty of printable invitations – complete customization!
Find samples of wording options here.