New Ideas for Old Wedding Invitations

We’ve covered a couple of the great style of modern wedding invitations. This includes embracing a little bit of the old and capturing the rustic nature of some wedding invitations. But what happens when you decide you really aren’t interested in a modern version of an old style? There are options here as well. And you will certainly be surprised to learn that they aren’t much different, or more complicated than the methods we have already covered.

Many of us will certainly have access to somebody close than can help with the editing. And creating a new wedding invitation from an old one is a simple process if you have the right skills.

You will need:

  • A little time
  • The right software, some sort of image editing software will be required that allows you to edit the invitation
  • A scanner, or if you are comfortable a good camera
  • An old wedding invitation

And the last point is the most important one. We’ll be creating our new modern wedding invitation template from this old careworn design. The process is simple.

  1. Carefully scan the old invitation the best you can. Make sure that you get everything on the scan that you can. Otherwise you will need to recreate part of the invitation for your template and that is harder than taking away part of it.
  2. Remove all of the text that doesn’t fit with your wedding. This may only be a small portion, the important wedding dates or it will be the entire text, the choice is yours.
  3. Once you have a blank template to work with it is time to start putting on your wedding details. Make sure you pick a fitting font. Whatever you do, do not pick a modern font intended for web or print media. This will create an unfitting effect that will leave you disappointed in the end.
  4. Make sure you check your spelling, sizing and other print related factors before you have the cards printed. If you will be printing your own wedding invitations you will be more free to experiment but if you have a printer handle the job for you you will have a costly mistake on your hands if you don’t check them first.
  5. Once you have everything ready print the invitations. Choose a fitting paper, there are many artisan and other papers types that you can pick that further give the effect on an old invitation.

I found this page of tips interesting for creating your own wedding invitation templates.

Photo Credit: Korie Lynn Photography

The results were really impressive and Korie’s photo shows all of the texture you can create right at home.

So don’t worry if you can’t afford a professional wedding invitation, you can DIY just as well and for a fraction of the price!

Why Are Wedding Invitation Templates Right for You?

Many young couples have realized that they don’t need to spend weeks working with a printer organizing their wedding invitations. Nor do they need to spend countless hours of their precious time trying to create their own wedding invitation layout in a complicated image editing program. No, they have realized how much more time and cost effective it is to create their own wedding invitations from a freely accessible template, complete with sample wording and other features to help make your job as easy as possible.

Find the right wedding invitation from all of the templates can be a difficult task. That is why we’ve put together a breakdown of what you can expect from all of the different styles. Find the right wedding invitation and get the most from your templates.

Before I continue let me tell you what a template is and isn’t.

  • A wedding invitation template is:
    1. A perfect opportunity to get what you want from the invitation without the added amount of work.
    2. An affordable alternative to getting expensive invitations designed by a professional designer.
    3. A highly unique and adapted invitation printed to your specifications.
    4. Easy and fast option to a once time consuming and stressful process.
  • A wedding invitation template isn’t:
    1. Not 100% unique. Somebody may have modified the template to fit their wedding.
    2. Free. You will be present with the option to create the invitation exactly like you want. Once you’re done you will have the option to purchase the final product.

Pros and cons

There are a lot of reasons why you would choose to have one of the template printed for your wedding. Here is a small list of the Pros and cons of designing your wedding invitations from a template.


  1. They offer you an affordable high customized experience you would normal have to hire a professional designer to achieve otherwise.
  2. No minimum order.
  3. The provide you with a large selection of easy to customize templates allowing you room to test and experiment with different alternatives before you settle on the final design.
  4. Low printing costs and professional quality, printed and shipped right here in the USA!
  5. And many more reasons including: free envelopes, printing handled within 24 hours after you place your order and a hassle free return policy.


  1. The easy to use editor requires basic computer experience.
  2. More templates than you can choose from.
  3. Freely available templates that anybody can use rather than individually designed layouts.

Types of Wedding Invitation Templates

One question you may have about getting the fitting wedding invitation is: “do they have what I want?” And the answer may vary, but for the majority of wedding themes you will find the perfect template ready to be personalized with your text with just a little bit of browsing. That is because we have a wide assortment of all of the most popular wedding invitations right here. But what makes the right invitation? Wording is one thing. But there is more.

Let’s look at a few of the most popular categories and styles of wedding invitation to get a better idea of what is available to you.

Rustic Wedding Invitations

For a long time now country and rustic themed wedding invitations have been one of the most popular choices among the themed wedding crowd. The reasons for this vary as much as the couples getting married. But there is one stand out reason why you should consider these beautiful options.


By far the most unique and varied styles of invitations you will see come in the rustic, or one of the sub themes, corner.

Here you will find the most room for expression, creativity as well as selection. Many of the other wedding invitation templates you will see here play on the traditional themes that wedding create. Rustic weddings are different in the respect to personal freedom.

Rustic weddings are often less formal, more friendly and generally more fun that many of the weddings celebrated in the past. But that doesn’t mean that they do not have their place. These styles of wedding do and we will look at them again in a moment.

First let’s look at some of the other styles and options available in the rustic wedding invitation set.

Country Wedding Invitations

There is often some confusion, a little skepticism and maybe some dismay when visitors find out there country and rustic are not the same thing. A country wedding invitation often has a very different look and feel compared to the rustic counterparts that you might not even think that they belong in the same category. But they do.

Rustic is the parent category for all things, well for lack of a better word. Rustic. A country template on the other hand is a more specific type of rustic wedding invitation template that often incorporates features you would find around a barnyard.

So what is the big difference?

First they go more in the direction of farming, often including aspects of a cowboy, country and western flare as well as horseshoes that doesn’t necessarily work with the general rustic category.

They also have a more Fall related theme, though this is not always the case, which is why you will often find them incorporating symbolism from the Fall. Sunflowers, fallen leaves and other things may adorn these types of country templates. For anyone planning to get married in the late Summer, or early Fall you might want to explore these templates to find your wedding invitation.

Woodland Wedding Invitations

This is definitely one of the most frequently used styles of rustic weddings. Especially since many of the outdoor weddings we celebrate today take place in the presence of trees. Either in front of one or surrounded by them. We have a wide selection of these to share with you.

And the rustic aspect is undeniable when you look at the many different color schemes you can choose from. From rich greens to the earthy brown of a forest floor. The woodland templates should be one of your first stops when it comes to finding a rustic invitation.

Traditional Wedding Invitations

Before we continue we should look at this from a different perspective. Namely what is traditional? Is it a look, a trend or a style from years ago? If you agree then I think that you will agree that they really aren’t traditional, they are vintage options. And we have lots of them as well. But years ago the styles that we often cite as being traditional were merely contemporary wedding invitations. So with that what should we be looking for when we say traditional wedding invitation in the context of a template.

First and foremost what people mean when they say “traditional” is not that the template should be old, rather that they are looking for a simpler template. And that might be better phrased as elegant.

But if it is elegant, then you can find that just as easily among the rustic options. A truly elegant template is one that makes you feel comfortable, one that has the simplicity to present you and your further spouse to the world at large. And that cannot be summarized with a single word. So to give you some options lets look further at this extensive selection of wedding invitations and the templates that you’ll find in these categories.

Black and White Invitation Templates

You can replace black with a deep off gray and white with an ivory of other light color for a traditional elegant design.

This color scheme can be found in just about any category of template so it isn’t naturally directly connected to the “traditional” but it is often associated with it. We’ve got plenty of them throughout the site for you to customize so you don’t have to pick one theme over another. Just pick the one that you like and let the rest take care of itself.

Vintage Wedding Invitations

Again wedding themes aren’t anything new and neither as a certain style of invitation. If you have spent any amount of time searching through the wedding invitation options from the past decades you will see that there is a wide amount of variation even a hundred years ago.

Again there is a lot of options here and room to express yourself. We have plenty of options in this category of template that allow you to craft a look and feel that is just right for your wedding. All it takes is a little time spend deciding what you would like to focus on in your wedding.

Once you do that you will have an easy time finding the right invitation for your celebration.

You will even find vintage examples of a more rustic invitation, who knows maybe your grandparents had an invite that is still popular today!

Here is one way you can easily pick the winning template from all of the selection:

  1. Decide on the look for your wedding (you probably have already done this)
  2. Select several possible categories of template that will fit with your theme
  3. Pick a short list of templates before you settle on your invitation and then pick from them

Thanks for reading!

Sample Wedding Invitation Wording for Your Template

There are many ways to say the same thing. When it comes to wedding invitations there are many ways to say the same thing properly. As with most aspects of a wedding their are certain traditions, or at the very least, guidelines you should follow to make things go smoothly.

Here we will look at what you will need to do to properly word your wedding invitations so that you don’t spend more time than you need and they sound the best they can. Let’s begin.

Who is Making the Invitation?

The person or people making the invitation to the wedding are the key factor in deciding how the invitation should best be worded. So here is a list of the most common forms of wedding wording to get you started.

The Bride and Groom

Today it is common for the bride and the groom to make the invitation to celebrate the wedding with them. This is what the standard wording should look like.

Together with their parents
Samantha Waters
Brendan Jefferson
request the honour of your presence at their marriage
on Saturday, the fifteenth of July
two thousand fifteen
at three o’clock in the afternoon
Venue Name
Venue Address Line 1
Venue Address Line 2

The Bride’s Parents

This is one of the most common forms of wedding invitation wording around. It is also one of the best ways to word the templates you will find here.

Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Michaels
request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
Jennifer Grace
William Moore
son of
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Moore
Sunday, the tenth of June
two thousand fifteen
at three o’clock in the afternoon
Venue Name
Venue Address Line 1
Venue Address Line 2

With Divorced Parents

Today many people often ask who they should word their wedding invitation when the parents of either the bride or the groom have divorced. Depending on who will be making the invitation it is important to get the wording right to avoid any up comfortable moments during the ceremony or reception. Here is an easy wording you can apply to the wedding invitation templates here on the site.

With joyful hearts,
Donald and Patricia Connors
invite you to the union of his daughter
Ashley Connors
Trevor Donovan
on Sunday, April eighteen
two thousand sixteen
at five o’clock in the afternoon
Venue Name
Venue Address Line 1
Venue Address Line 2

With the wide mix and diversity of the modern family there are many ways to say the same thing. The one that works for you situation may not be the one that works for everyone. By taking a few minutes to acquaint yourself with the many different ways to word your wedding invitations you save yourself from accidentally phrasing the invitation to celebrate the union of your children the wrong way.

P.S. Some of you have asked for more alternative, more modern and more varied types of wording for your invitations. The Knot has a wonderful resource with more examples that may fit better with your ceremony. It is definitely worth checking out.

Freely Editable Wedding Invitation Templates

What makes the perfect wedding invitations? The perfect template. And that means one thing. Selection. And we are pleased to say that we have plenty of wedding invitation templates for you to choose from.

Once you have browsed through the templates and found the one that you’re interested in, it is time to start editing it to fit your wedding. You are free to edit any of the invitations you find here on the site without obligation. Test your wording, position your important details and other aspects of your wedding invitation with ease. After you have completed the look and ensured that you have all of the important details on the invitation you can choose to continue to checkout. You will have a number of options to further enhance the look and feel, producing a final result you can be happy with. And depending on the quantity you require you may even be eligible for a discount.

By choosing the right invitation template for your wedding you are ensuring that you capture the look and feel that you really wanted. There are plenty of options out there that may appear right at first, only to have the wrong look or feel when you actually begin editing it. By being free to choose and edit any of the templates you get a digital proof of the invitation before you click order.

This helps you find the perfect invitation without the hassle of going to a printer, and in the end can very easily save you time and money.