FREE Wedding Invitation Template

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FREE Wedding Invitation Template & Details Card

{I originally shared this post on my other blog, Upcycled Treasures}

We went the DIY route for our wedding invitations and I absolutely LOVE the way they turned out! They were put together using a combination of pocketfold envelopes, ribbon, buttons, lace and twine. If you are looking for a vintage or rustic-chic look than you may choose to incorporate all or some of these materials into your own invitations. Brace yourself, this is a looooooong and very detailed post. You may need a cup of coffee…or three.

Update: Due to the amount of information in this post I decided to split it up into several parts, which you can access the via the links at the bottom of this post.

The Fonts & Vectors I used:

You can reference ALL of the fonts and vectors {with links to sources} I used via this post.

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How to add text to the templates:

I include high resolution PNG Files for both templates – set up as 2 per page at the bottom of this post. I used Adobe Illustrator to create our invites, but you can use whatever image editing software you have.

Most people that edit the template or purchase designs from my shop, prefer to open the files at picmonkey, unless they have a program they use and are comfortable with, because it tends to be user friendly. You can add your own text with their fonts {or access your own}, then re-save and print them out. I would definitely recommend trying that out first before downloading any software you are not used to.

You may want to google how to add text to the whatever program you choose to use, or you can view my tutorial on how to add text to the templates using PicMonkey HERE.

Please keep in mind that these are flattened templates, so none of the design elements can be moved, edited or deleted. The downloads available are a 5 x 7 high resolution wedding invitation template AND 4 x 5.5 Details Card in PNG format {with 2 per page}. Personalized text will need to be added with your own editing software or at picmonkey.com.

You can visit my shop for additional color options and matching templates, and my FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions about my templates.

“The Details” Enclosure Card:

I created a “details” card to go inside the pocketfold invitation. Since most of our information is located on our wedding website, and we are having a fairly small wedding {50 guests}, I decided to ask guests to RSVP via our wedding website, rather than send a separate card and envelope.

However, you can use a “details” card for directions, accommodations, reception info, things to do, etc. Or you can create separate wedding enclosures such as your RSVP card and envelope, and then another enclosure with a map and directions just as one example. Side Note: If you are looking for a great, FREE, wedding website you should check out wix.com, that’s what we use and it’s my favorite out of all the ones I looked at.

For the details card we cut kraft cardstock sheets into 4 x 5.5 and then printed directly onto the pre-cut sheets. Afterwards we used the Fiskars Corner Craft Punch to add a little detail to each card. Here is what our details card looks like:

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The fonts used on The Details Card above are Things We Said and Abadi MT Condensed, which are included on my post about the FREE fonts used.

Materials used for our invitations:

Here is a list of all the materials we used to make the invitations. Most of this stuff we already had, and everything else I either bought online or with coupons at JoAnn’s.

I purchased the lace through this Etsy shop and purchased my buttons from Pick Your Plum when they had a super awesome deal on personalized buttons. I had “happily ever after” engraved on them. Of course, the color and amount of each product will depend on your style preference and how many invitations you need to send out.

InkJet Printer {or print from a local/online print shop}

A7 Peach Metallic Square Flap Envelopes

A7 Steel Gray Himalaya Pocket Invitations

Brown Kraft Cardstock #70lb

White Cardstock Paper 110lb

Jute Twine

Narrow Sheer Pink Ribbon

Buttons

2 Sewing Straight Pins

2″scalloped lace

Fiskars Corner Punch: Romantique

Paper Trimmer

CraftBond Repositionable Glue Sticks

Scissors

Avery 2″ Clear Round Labels

We used the 110lb white cardstock paper because we glued the invitations down onto kraft paper and then onto the pocketfold envelopes. However, if you are using just the invitation, I would recommend printing on the heaviest cardstock paper you can find and afford. The thicker the invitation, the better it will look and feel, just make sure if you are printing from home that you check to see the heaviest cardstock you can put through your printer.

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Here is what our wedding invitations looked like all finished, including an enclosure card I created. By the way, you should probably know that technically anything BEFORE 6pm is considered AFTERNOON. I got my information from the wrong source and put evening on our invitations, woops. :) They are your invitations and you can word them however you like, but I figured I should share that little tip of info. Also, I accidentally left the arrows on our invite facing the wrong direction {boooo}, but did fix it for you in the free invitation download!

FREE Vintage Poster Wedding Invitation Template - A Handcrafted Wedding

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Here is what the FREE wedding invitation template and details card will look like when filled out. There are some slight changes from the one I actually used and you can download the templates via the buttons below.

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Download FREE Wedding Invitation Template and Details Card:

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All designs are for personal use only and remain the copyright of A Handcrafted Wedding, and cannot be resold or redistributed.

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 You may also want to check out these related posts:

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You can visit my shop for additional color options and matching templates, and my FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions about my templates.

All designs are for personal use only and remain the copyright of A Handcrafted Wedding. They cannot be resold or redistributed. Full Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning if click through and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps me run and maintain this site, so thanks for your support! View My Privacy Policy here.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Katie, I love your invitation so much thank you for sharing. I have been successful in downloading the template as a PDF however I am unable to convert it to a workable document. I have downloader your suggested fonts. Any suggestions on how to successful convert the template so I can edit the information, any ideas would be of use, I have tried multiple on line programs. Thanks in advance!!

    • Katie @ A Handcrafted Wedding says

      Hi Alexandra, the template is a flattened PDF, meaning nothing can be edited or changed, but text can be added on top of it. So you can basically enter the text you want into the blank spaces of the template. I use Illustrator for pretty much everything, but you should be able to use Photoshop, or Adobe Reader X {where you “sign” and add text}, just to name a few. Hope this helps!

      ~Katie

  2. Kitty says

    Hi Katie,

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you for sharing this and the links to all the fonts and graphic elements! These invites are absolutely gorgeous – you did an awesome job on the design! I’ve just finished putting mine together in a slightly different colour scheme in Illustrator and I have to say I adore them! Thank you so much, they’re perfect for our wedding and I cannot wait to post them out.

    Thanks again,
    Kitty

    • says

      Hi Kitty! I’m so happy you found this post helpful and that you put your own invites together, congrats!
      Thank you so much for the kind words and enjoy the rest of your wedding planning :)
      ~Katie
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  3. Courtney says

    Hi Katie
    I know it is a flattened PDF file but is there no way of changing the mint colour to a blush/dusty pink?

    Thanks so much

    • says

      Hi Courtney, I’m so happy to hear you like the template :) I actually offer several other colors in my shop, including dusty rose and blush pink.

      You can always print out the free swatches I have available in the freebies section to test the colors before purchasing. Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Thanks!
      ~Katie
      Katie Nathey recently posted…Rustic and Romantic Handcrafted WeddingMy Profile

  4. April says

    The embellishments seem like they would make it difficult to mail. How much did each cost to send? Love this, thanks!

  5. Gabby says

    Hi Katie

    Great job on the invites! Just wondering… how much did it end up costing on average per invite for you?

    Gabby

  6. says

    Hello! Can I please ask what font you used in the main body of text for the details card? It is pretty! Could I also get the details card and invitation template in a different colour (dark red)? I saw options to buy a different coloured invitation but not for a details card?

    Thank you!
    Rebekah

    • says

      Hi Katie!

      Thanks for letting me know the font :) Would you please be able to make available (I couldn’t see it in the shop) a Details template in GOLD, and could it please be the details care with the banner going across the top, rather than the one with the wreath? Just because I need as much space as possible to write and I think the banner takes up less space :)

      Thank you!!
      Rebekah

  7. Liz says

    Hi Katie! Stumbled upon your talented creation and was curious if you provide templates with colors that are NOT in your shop. My wedding is in December and the primary colors are charcoal gray and a dusty rose purple, something I call elderberry that I found on Pinterest. Do you provide such a service? Please email me and let me know!

    • says

      Hi Liz,

      Yes, I create custom colors as well. If you have a color in mind or a photo of something you want me to color match I can create a page of sample colors for you to test print, and then we can use that to go off of. When you order the invite from the shop, you would just select the option for the custom color and then can email me directly with more info. Let me know if you have any other questions :)

      ~Katie
      Katie @ A Handcrafted Wedding recently posted…FREE Printable Will You Be My Bridesmaid or MOH CardsMy Profile

  8. Nicole says

    Katie,
    I am so excited to make these invitations. You have made this so simple and fun! I bought the chalkboard template and have just figured out how to put all text on. I have two questions…
    1. Is there any way that you could give a run down on all the fonts you used for the text that we fill in? love your choices!
    2. What template would you recommend to match the chalkboard for the details card?
    Thanks so much!!!
    Nicole

  9. says

    Thank you so much for sharing all of this! I was so stressed about wedding invitations and making my own because I’m on a right budget, but thanks to you I can now sleep easy. It is so kind of you to share all of your hard work :)

  10. Katie says

    I love these invitations! Where did you get the “happily every after” buttons? I appreciate your time and help!!!

    Katie

    • says

      Hi Katie,

      I actually ordered the buttons off of Pick Your Plum, they have daily deals and were offering engraved buttons so I decided to customize them with “Happily Ever After”. Unfortunately, it’s not an ongoing thing, but you may be able to find something similar if you google “engraved buttons” or something similar. Even so I would still keep an eye out on their site, I was able to get some really great items for our wedding at really low prices. pickyourplum.com – it’s similar to jane.com.

      Hope this helps!
      ~Katie
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  11. says

    Hi Katie.
    I’m having a small wedding and think these are just great. I’m mailing approximately 50 invitations and would like to know about how many yards of lace did you purchase? I’m not sure how much I should get. A ball park figure would be so helpful to get an idea!

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS WITH THE WORLD!

  12. Delilah says

    Oh my gosh you are amazing! I’ve been looking for DIY ideas and my biggest issue has been finding paper at a decent price. Your links to paperandmore are absolutely perfect, thank you! And your tip about the afternoon/evening bit was one I was unaware of and heeded ;)

  13. says

    Hi Kate (or anyone else),

    I am not very good with computers and to be honest I am embarrassed to say I do not know how to add in my details to the free template… Could someone please give me break down steps on how to do this.

    Thank you so much in advance.

    • says

      Hi Sarah, you will need to open the files in photo editing software such as Adobe Reader, Photoshop, or online with PicMonkey. If you are not familiar with any of these programs or know how to add text using them, then you may just want to google “how to add text to {insert program you plan to use}”.

      Hope this helps :)
      ~Katie
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  14. Elaine says

    Hi Katie,

    Thanks for sharing this. It is super useful and I have almost finished designing the card with your template. May I know how I can set the printing size so that it will fit into an A7 paper? Or I have to print it on an A4 paper and crop them one-by-one? Look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks a bunch!

  15. Shahad says

    Love your templates.. I just have a question.. Do you buy the card and get it mailed to your address or you get the template for free and mailed to you email?

    Thank you!

  16. Winter says

    I LOVE these invites. I was able to find graphics and such on dafont.com which were pretty close to the ones you used, and created my own original invites and RSVPs in Word. I am so happy with how they turned out, even when I compare them to invites I’ve considered buying, I like mine better because I know there is nobody who is going to be sending out the same style of invites as me.Thank you so much for sharing the layout. It was a huge help and I had so much fun making my invitations :D

  17. Ruxandra says

    Hi, Is there any way I can change the preset words in the template? I need the invitation in another language. Thank you a lot

  18. Juliet says

    Hi Katie!

    Thank you so much for this beautiful, extremely useful post! I wanted to find out what kind of printer you used for your invitations. I have an old printer and I am looking to update it to one that can print on pre-cut/custom cut Cardstock. Looking to use your template for my upcoming wedding in March! Any info you can give would be awesome.

    • says

      Hi Juliet, I have an older Canon Pixma {the 410 series}. You may want to compare how much it costs to get the templates printed at a place like Office Max or Staples though. I printed ours from home because I was impatient {I printed them out at like 2am} and because I was happy with the color, but if you don’t plan to use the ink that much it may make more sense just to get them printed locally, and they will look a bit crisper. With that said, I still think ours looked great. Hope that helps :)
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  19. Lauren says

    I am going to be purchasing this DIY invite and details card in blush (or coral. have to consult the fiancé!) the moment my paycheck clears! This is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for! Will you be selling a matching RSVP card to match the blush and coral?

  20. Brianna Jefferson says

    I just wanted to thank you so much for posting this. I am on a serious budget and needed to make my own stuff for pretty much everything. I have spent all morning searching but this was free and so easy thanks to you! And I used pickmonkey.com. It was a great recommendation. Thank you for helping decrease my stress before the big day! :-)

  21. Nicole says

    Hi Katie! I was just wondering if you ever made a wedding program template? I looked for it but couldn’t find it. Just wondering if I am missing it or if it isn’t on the website. Thank you! :)

  22. Katie says

    Hi Katie – WOW! These are wonderful! and have helped settle the long debate about invites in our household! Thank you!!

    I’m using photoshop to edit and it’s working fabulously! I just wanted to know whether you could send me a list of the fonts you used… I’ve been using lots of free downloads, and it’s not quite got the same feel!

    I especially love the ‘and’ at the bottom of the invite “Dinner and merriment to follow” but I don’t even know where to begin looking for this font!!

    Thank you again – and I hope to hear from you soon! Need to get these out asap lol!

    Katie

  23. Carina Oliver says

    Dear Katie, I am in love with your vintage templates and I really want to buy one, so I followed your advice and I downloaded the free template to start get familiar with it , but I cant download this picmonkey for some reason:( so I unable to add or change the free template…. Do you have any advice of what can I do? Is there any other editing software would you reccomend?

    Thank in advance, Carina

  24. Hannah says

    I think I sent you an email but don’t know if it worked. I was wondering if you could send me a list of the fonts that you used on the mint wedding program? I LOVE the layout and don’t want to change the look, but I do need to change a few things.

  25. Kasey says

    Hi Katie-

    First off- THANK YOU! We will be using these for our wedding invites. One question- Which font did you use for the time (numbers- 4:30)? I can’t find it anywhere.

    Thanks!

  26. Tiffany says

    Hi there,

    I absolutely love these invites! I was looking in your shop for colors that you have for the invite on this page, with lavender and mint but did not see them. Those are our wedding colors, wondering how I would get those colors with the templates? Or would it be a custom?

    Thanks so much!

  27. Laura Moon says

    Hi I love these invites!
    Do you have a template in your shop with wording for a Reception Only invitation in the same style?
    Thanks,
    Laura

  28. Margaret says

    Hi Katie!

    I LOVE the invitation! I saw on the shop you have the invitation, menu, and detail template. Is there a way I can get the entire invitation set in gold? How much would that cost?

    Thanks!

  29. Hannah says

    We have managed to design our invite using your free template and I’m now in the process of getting them printed and buying all the extras, what width ribbon did you use with them?
    Thanks!

  30. Liz says

    I love these invites! We’re on a really tight budget for the wedding and these have come out looking amazing! Perfect for our informal barn wedding! Thank you so much for sharing.

  31. says

    HI!

    Love the invites!! I was wondering if you had a tutorial, or information on how you made the Grey folding enclosure card that everything is glued to??

    I would love to know, great work!!

    James

  32. Nicky says

    Hi Katie,

    i really love your invitation template. We’re from germany and i can’t find anything like this on german pages :)
    Now i’d like to ask you if there’s anyway to change the tempplate exept of the empty spaces. Not all of our guests are speaking english, so they may not be able to understand everything.
    I would also pay for it :)

    greetings Nicky&Silas

  33. Liz S says

    Hi Katie,
    I love these and I’m adapting for my own wedding this fall! However, I noticed that Paper and More’s listing for A-7 pocket envelope says:
    “We would recommend having the Base for this flap cut to 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and center on the flap. ..Please note a 5″ x 7″ card would be too large to use as a base card.”
    However, the design templates are in a 5″ x 7″ format. Would a 5″x7″ just sit closer to the edge, as is pictured here (which I think is perfect!), or did they change their pocket envelopes such that I’ll have to change something with the file to make it fit?
    Thanks in advance!

  34. Janelle says

    I have done the invitations successfully, but the details card… prints out so small. What settings are you printing these at? Every time I change the setting, they still print out so tiny, it could fit in the palm of my hand!

    • says

      Hi Janelle,

      The details card is set up the same way as the invitation and is either 4 x 5.5 if you are printing the single template or it’s on an 8.5 x 11 page if printing multiples per page. My only guess is that the template was somehow accidentally re-saved in a different size or format from the original. Can you re-save the original and compare the size to your edited version? I have heard of someone having issues with PicMonkey when they “shared” the revised version rather than “saving” it, which then compressed the file once it was sent to their email. I would check your settings and unfortunately, you may have to re-save the original template and re-edit it. I hope that helps. Feel free to email me if you have any other questions, but this definitely is not a normal issue as the templates are all high res and normal sizes.

      Thanks!
      ~Katie
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  35. melissa says

    Hi,

    Your invitations look great. I was wondering where you purchased the pocketfold envelopes from?
    thank you :)
    Mel

  36. Angelica says

    I dont know if im doing this wrong, however i click on the “download template” and it just sends me to another page. The design is bigger and there are two of them but i cant actually download it.

  37. Theresa says

    Hi Katie,
    This has been so helpful! I know this question has been asked but I can’t find the post…..Could you tell me the color code you used for the mint color?

    Thank you!

  38. says

    Hi Katie,

    Is it possible for you to send me a copy of the editable version of the free rustic wedding invitation template please? The one you have above in mint, however I’d like to be able to edit the color of all verbiage if possible. My admin rights are locked on my computer so I cannot download pic monkey. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
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