Customizing the Dreamiest White Wedding Invitations with the Experts at Bliss & Bone
With your upcoming wedding date fast approaching, there are plenty of boxes to check during the planning process. One of those key pieces is your stationery, including Save the Dates, formal invitations and more. And if you want a classic option, white wedding invitations are a beautiful style couples often gravitate toward.
Some white wedding invites are a blank canvas that you can get as creative as possible with, while others are all about modern-minimalism. There are also pops of color that work particularly well with white wedding invitations. And of course, you can never go wrong with the always iconic black and white wedding invitations.
What Are White Wedding Invitations?
By our definition, white wedding invitations are online or printed stationery that features a white piece of paper. We have several online templates that have white wedding invites as the focal point, and then feature anything from muted tones to bright pops of color in the background.
As you will see later on, these white wedding invites are anything but boring. There are three-dimensional objects, shadows and more that set them apart from other white wedding invites. Plus, many of them feature colors that will coordinate with the rest of your decor and design selection.
And as with most wedding invitations, these should include the must-have details about your upcoming event. The hosts’ names, the couple’s names, date, time and venue.
Planning Your Entire Wedding Stationery Suite
Feel like you are ready to start customizing your own white wedding invitations? There are a few things you need to accomplish first. Here are a few items to check off your list as you prepare to design and send out your white wedding invitations.
Follow these important steps and you will be more than ready to kick off the wedding invitation building process:
Discuss your budget. Get together with your partner and anyone else who has offered to help pay for your wedding, and have an honest conversation about costs. How much do you plan on spending for your wedding? And how much do you expect to pay for every vendor?
Hire a planner. If you are feeling a little lost or overwhelmed, there are wedding expert superheroes who can help. A planner will dip into your wedding budget, but these pros can truly make a positive impact on your decision-making. They can leverage their connections in the industry and simply use their years of experience to simplify your entire planning process.
Confirm your guest list. Write down exactly which guests you want to attend your wedding. This might feel early in the process to do so, but you will need to have a solid idea before you explore venue options. All venues have a capacity for the number of people present, and you do not want to worry about exceeding it.
Research and tour venues. Head over to Google and start reviewing the many venue options available in your area or at a destination spot you really love. If possible, we highly recommend touring the venue, so you can get a good idea of what you can expect from an event held at every location. Along the way, take notes and remember how you and your partner feel as you walk through the venue. And if you find “the one,” make sure they have your date and meet your budget expectations. Then, submit your deposit and start imagining your dream day.
Design your wedding website and Save the Dates. Before you can get started on your white wedding invitations, you should set up your wedding website and send out Save the Dates. Save the Dates should be sent about six to eight months before you wedding, and you can easily make them match your future invitations as well. With Bliss & Bone’s collections, you can choose templates for wedding websites and Save the Dates that work well with your dream white wedding invites.
At this point in the process, you are ready to design your one-of-a-kind white wedding invitations. Wedding invitations are generally sent out six to eight weeks prior to your celebration. This way, you will give yourself plenty of time to receive RSVPs, finalize your guest list and plan out seating arrangements and table assignments for your reception. Think about your decor or other design elements that will go into your big day, and then explore your options before you start personalizing.
Examples of White Wedding Invitations
Seeing a visual of what you can expect from white wedding invitations is important. From the black-tie-friendly black and white wedding invitations to more punchy pops of color, there are a variety of interpretations within this category.
For more inspiration, here are some of our favorite examples and color palettes when it comes to white wedding invitations:
- Black and white wedding invitations templates: You know how much we love a classic. Everyone loves the black and white wedding theme (including stars Kevin Love and Kate Bock) because it is the most timelessly elegant combination imaginable. There is something so simple and chic about black and white wedding invitations, and there are nearly countless to choose from at Bliss & Bone. The minimalist design of the Bradford black and white wedding invitations are ideal for a modern affair, and the Remy template is great for a tropical themed event with a touch of greenery.
- Red and white wedding invitations templates: Maroon, burgundy, scarlet…there are so many reds to pair with your white wedding invites. At Bliss & Bone, you can customize the font color to design truly original red and white wedding invitations for your special day. Plus, the Jewel design is a perfect example of red and white wedding invitations with a deep red background and white font.
- Blue and white wedding invitations templates: Navy and royal blue and white wedding invitations are among the most popular options out there. One example of this could be the Carmella printed wedding invitation, which has an off-white paper color and is paired with navy blue font and envelope. You can also experiment with different paper and font colors to completely customize these invitations.
- Green and white wedding invitations templates: We already mentioned how a bit of green can take your island-inspired wedding to the next level. For even more ideas in this category, the Imogen template features a modern potted plant leaf and a subtle tropical background design. It’s simple, original and even has an embossed look on the white piece of “paper” that will appear on guests’ screens when they open up your invitation via email.
- Gold and white wedding invitations templates: For instant glam in your wedding invitations, look no further than metallics. We love how the background in the Celeste gold and white wedding invitations templates ties everything together. As an alternative to gold and white wedding templates, the Blair design is black and white with a champagne-colored ribbon wrapped around it.
- Tropical white wedding invitations: Perhaps unexpected, tropical weddings also work well with white wedding invitations. Just take a look at the Remy template, which also comes with monstera leaves looming over the invitation. Alternatively, the Imogen design has more neutrals and a shadow overlay and background that fits this specific theme.
- All white wedding invitations: Dreaming of a white wedding? If so, why not go all-out with white wedding invitations. While there are plenty of accent colors to work with, you can’t go wrong with a classic all-white design. The Mila wedding invitation, for instance, focuses on the blind debossing look, and only features a small amount of gray text. And if you want just a bit of color involved, the Sofia wedding invitation uses green as a subtle accent color.
From more nautical-inspired blue and white wedding invitations to the classic B&W combo, we love any opportunity to show off classic designs for your stationery suite. In addition to color palettes, there are lots of unique three-dimensional objects you can add to really make your invites stand out. These options include flowers, leaves, rocks, butterflies and more. And for even more dimension and interest, consider choosing a template with a shadow overlay. Go with the pre-programmed option, or swap in a shadow that fits your aesthetic.
With our invitation builders that allow you to change practically everything featured in your design, no two white wedding invitations will ever be the same.
Cost of White Wedding Invitations
So, how much are these white wedding invites going to cost? To figure this out, we are looking at the averages in the wedding industry right now. A printed set with digital printing can run you up to $1,200 for a set of 100, according to Brides. As for digital wedding invitations, you can expect those to cost about $1 per invitation.
At Bliss & Bone, digital white wedding invitations cost $1.20 each for one to nine recipients, or $0.90 each for 10 or more invites. And for printed wedding invites, prices start at $257.50 for 25 A7 (5 x 7 inches) one-ply cards. Another perk of printed invites? Our builder features real-time pricing information, so you know exactly how much certain options will cost you as you customize your invitations.
What to Do After Receiving RSVPs for Your White Wedding Invitations
After you send out your white wedding invitations, you have to undergo a bit of a waiting game. As you are finalizing everything else related to your special day, you’ll want to keep monitoring your responses. There are three ways people often send out white wedding invitations and request RSVPs, including:
- Printed white wedding invitation with RSVP cards: The most traditional style, these white wedding invitations should come with a few insert cards—and that includes the RSVP card. In it, you can ask guests for their replies and any additional comments for dietary restrictions or meal preferences. These are typically sent in the invitation suite, along with a pre-addressed and pre-stamped envelope.
- Printed white wedding invitation with online RSVP form: If you want a printed white wedding invitation but want to keep everything else digital, try this hybrid format. You can get the best of both worlds, while also accommodating your more tech-savvy guests. Just make sure to include details about how to RSVP on an insert card or somewhere on your white wedding invitation! Your RSVPs will get connected to your wedding website, and you can check your account for the number of “yes” and “no” responses.
- Digital white wedding invitation with online RSVP form: The most modern variety of wedding invitations is the all digital route. Keep everything online and save big on paper (and with that, money) along the way. It’s also an eco-friendly option, since you won’t be purchasing paper products like invites and envelopes for your stationery. As with the previously mentioned option, you will review the guest responses in your wedding website account.
Whether you receive RSVPs in the mail or see the numbers on your account, it is important to collect them all about two to three weeks before the wedding. If guests haven’t met your deadline, you may need to reach out and confirm their attendance for your big day. From there, you will need to send your final guest count to all relevant vendors. These typically include your planner, venue coordinator, stationer and catering staff.
It is crucial that you send the final numbers out to the vendors as early as possible, since they will need enough time to properly prepare for all of your guests. From the number of chairs for the ceremony to how many meals need to be served at the reception, a lot of this comes down to how many guests are coming to your wedding.
Matching Your White Wedding Invitations to the Rest of Your Stationery Suite
Your white wedding invitations are a key part of your stationery suite, but it is just one piece of it all. As you consider the potential designs for your white wedding invitations, you’ll also want to keep in mind that you’ll need to add the following to your stationery order:
- Wedding website: There are wedding website templates that can match your white wedding invitations, even down to the font. In it, you’ll want to include other important dates and events to have on the calendar, photos of you and your partner, recommendations about lodging and activities in the area and more.
- Save the Dates: These are the first formal contact you’ll have with your guests, and it’s possible to send these digitally or through the mail. For these ones, you want to send out the most important details: your and your partner’s names, the wedding date (or dates, if you are planning a full weekend or week of events) and the general location. You do not need to write out the exact venue name at this time; just the city and state will do.
- Rehearsal dinner invites: Traditionally, the groom’s parents host the rehearsal dinner and send out the invitations. However, you can work with the rehearsal dinner hosts and express your wishes for continuity within your stationery suite. Just like your Save the Dates and white wedding invitations, you can send rehearsal dinner invites through the mail or via email.
- Wedding menus: While some stationery items are available in printed or digital forms, the wedding menu is most commonly printed out and displayed on each guest’s table setting at the reception. These can include the various courses and even a custom logo or monogram (more on that later!).
At Bliss & Bone, we make it easy to curate a full stationery set, complete with all of the items listed above. When you shop by collection, you can review all sorts of stationery sets and determine the best one for you, your partner and your festivities. From sets that match your white wedding invitations to options with bold colors and designs, all of these options are only a few clicks away.
And for even more customization, you can also add a logo that matches the entire wedding design. Logos and monograms are special additions you can make that add to the overall effect of your celebration. They can incorporate your and your partner’s names or initials, your wedding date and even a custom drawing that showcases your flowers or another element you want to highlight. You can work with a Bliss & Bone designer to craft the best design for you, and two rounds of proofs come with every order.
Start Designing Your White Wedding Invites at Bliss & Bone
The time has arrived: Let’s get started on your white wedding invitations! After reviewing your options, click on your top choice and then “Customize.” This will take you to the online or printed wedding invitation builder, which gives you a step-by-step process to complete your project. Our team at Bliss & Bone is ready to help you with anything related to your wedding invitations, and we encourage you to use us as a resource. To learn more about our invitations and how to customize your own, contact us online or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.