Determining the Right Size

Wedding Invitations can be customized to a variety of sizes. In order to determine, which size will be best for your invitation, it is best to start off with the sizes of envelopes available. Once you know what sizes that the invitation must be mailed in, the main invitation card can be sized accordingly.

Envelope Sizes

The chart below shows the common sizes of envelopes available. You will want to make your invitation sized accordingly to the largest envelope that it will be fitting in.

A-1 (4 Bar) 3 5/8” x 5 1/8”
A-2 4 3/8” x 5 3/4”
A-6 4 3/4” x 6 1/2”
A-7 5 1/4” x 7 1/4”
A-9* 5 3/4” x 8 3/4”
* Not available in all colors

Inner & Outer Envelopes

You can either send your invitation inside an inner envelope which is mailed inside an outside envelope. Or you can mail the invitation directly inside a single envelope. The advantage of using an inner and outer envelope is the inner envelope stays clean during mailing and as a keepsake for the recipient. Sending the invitation without an inner envelope is more cost efficient.

If choosing to use inner and outer envelopes, many of our customers choose A6 as the inner envelope and A7 as the outer envelope. Or you can mail it without an inner envelope in either the A6, A7 or A9.

The main difference between the Announcement and Baronial Envelopes is that Announcements have a square flap and Baronials have a pointed flap.

Response Envelopes

Many of our customers include self addressed stamped envelopes to allow the invitee to indicate whether or not they will be attending the event. The sizes of these envelopes is either 4 Bar or A2 depending on the paper or color choice.

Paper Sizes

Once you’ve decided approximately the size of envelope you’ll be using, you can determine the size of paper you will need. Think about the size you want your invitations, and how many you can obtain from a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet. The more you can get from one sheet, the less expensive your project will be.

Be sure to size the paper about 1/4” less than the envelope size to ensure proper fitting. Panel Cards will give you twice as many per sheet versus Panel Folders.

A-2 Panel Card 4
A-2 Panel Folder 2
A-6 Panel Card 2
A-6 Panel Folder 1
A-7 Panel Card 2
A-7 Panel Folder 1
* Based on a Standard 8 1/2” x 11” Sheet

Based on what size you decide, you can layout your templates accordingly on the computer.