Are you dreaming of sending out wedding invitations that truly stand out? Picture-perfect photo wedding invitations can set the tone for your big day and give your guests a sneak peek into the magic awaiting them.

If you’re thinking about creating a photo wedding invitation, here are our 7 expert tips to help you create a design that’ll leave a lasting impression.

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1. Settle on the Formality of Your Invitation

Before you start browsing through your photo collection, consider the overall tone and formality of your wedding. Are you planning a chic black-tie affair or a casual backyard wedding?

Your invitation is the first glimpse at your wedding and should reflect the vibe you want to create. If your wedding is formal, use a professional portrait with an editorial feel. On the other hand, if your wedding is more casual, a favorite image from your engagement photos will work beautifully. We’ve even seen some incredible wedding invitations that include adorable selfies.

2. Use High-Quality Photos

Quality matters when it comes to printing your wedding invitations!

Ensure your chosen photo is high resolution, preferably at least 300 DPI (dots per inch), to achieve crisp and clear printing results. Avoid using screenshots or low-resolution images sourced from social media platforms. Original images captured with a high-quality camera will ensure your wedding invitations look their best.

3. Don’t Overdo It

While it may be tempting to showcase every precious moment captured on camera, less is often more when it comes to photo invitations.

Instead of cluttering your invitation with a collage of photos, select one standout image that captures the essence of your relationship and wedding style. Save the additional snapshots to show off at your wedding reception in a dedicated photo display.

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4. More Expensive Doesn’t Equal Better Quality

Don’t break the bank on overpriced photo wedding invitations.

While some high-end brands may charge exorbitant prices, you can find equally stunning affordable wedding invitations. Search until you find your favorite and compare pricing and quality to find invitations that fit your budget without compromising on style.

5. Add a Photo on the Back of Your Invitation

Surprise your wedding guests with a delightful treat by incorporating a photo on the backside of your invitation. Whether it’s a candid shot of the two of you sharing a laugh or a romantic embrace, your guests will appreciate the personal touch. We guarantee your photo will end up displayed on their fridge or even framed as a cherished memento.

6. Think About Placing Wording Over Your Photo

Make a statement with your photo wedding invitations by incorporating text directly onto your chosen image.

Opt for invitations that allow your photo to serve as the background, with elegant typography overlaid. Experiment with different text placements to find the perfect balance that complements your photo without overshadowing it.

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7. Use Light and Bright Photographs

Keep in mind that what looks vibrant on your screen may appear dull when printed on paper.

Opt for light and bright photographs that will translate well to print. Brighten up your images if necessary, as paper absorbs ink differently than digital screens. Aim for photos with good lighting and minimal shadows for a polished finish.

With these tips in mind, you’re well-equipped to create stunning photo wedding invitations that capture the love and excitement of your special day. From selecting the perfect photo to choosing the right design and personalizing the details, your invitations will set the stage for a celebration to remember. Get ready to dazzle your guests from the moment they receive their invitation in the mail.

xoxo – the Team at Ann’s