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What makes the perfect wedding invitation?

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Wedding invitations

Your wedding invitations are an original reflection of your wedding; this will be the first glimpse of your dream day for many of your guests.

Wedding invites create excitement and anticipation of the day and they announce one of the most important times of your life. This is why an invitation is much more than a piece of paper. You want the invitation to make a wonderful first impression and here at, Lanes Printers, we have put together a blog to make sure you create the perfect wedding invitations. If you would like to get in touch about a bulk order or for us to create bespoke wedding invitations, please click here. We can offer something a little different such as foiled wedding invitations, die cut invitations, tag shaped invitations and even personalising each invitation with the guest’s name. Keep reading to find out more!

What makes a perfect wedding invitation?

The perfect wedding invitation can involve paper changes, selecting the correct colours and even envelope etiquette! By personalising and creating bespoke invitations, the first impression people receive is a personal touch - it is the traditional way to go.

Lanes Printers offers vintage wedding invitations, modern wedding invitations, destination wedding invitations, save the date cards, and more. All of our designs are available in any colour, card and finishing technique - so we can recreate your wedding colours, hassle free! Artwork can be supplied, or we also offer a bespoke design service too, click here to view our gallery. We have been printing invitations for over 100 years, using a range of traditional and modern techniques. Everything is created in house with care and attention to ensure that your invitations are perfect in every way. Keep reading to find out how you can make your wedding invitations perfectly unique and bespoke to you.

Print and foil

Your invitations will most likely be the first contact point you will have with your guests prior to the wedding, and so that means they will serve as the starting point of your wedding theme, so they need to be thought through carefully. At Lanes, we can use lithographic and digital printing methods depending on quantity, budget and design of the card. We can use specific pantone inks to match your colour scheme too. We also have a specialist white ink printing facility which looks beautiful on bright and dark coloured cards. We also offer gold, silver and clear foiling; other colours are available on request.


There are several different paper styles to choose from for your wedding invitations, all with different textures and feel to accompany your wedding theme. Lanes offer an extensive range of paper and card stocks to suit your theme. Choose between classic whites and creams to coloured stocks to match your theme. Additionally, a brown kraft card adds a great rustic touch to your invitations. Please feel free to get in touch with us and request any specific colours or textures to see if we can create your dream invitation. In our blog, we explain our reasoning for using FSC approved paper. We can also advise on paper sizing, and we recommend consulting our blog about ensuring eco-friendly printing options.


Another option that will bring your wedding invitation alive through personalisation is digital calligraphy. This is much a better choice than illegible handwriting which is tiresome and also unreliable. Also, using guests' full names and not their nicknames when addressing your invitations will create a heartfelt touch. Here at Lanes Printers, we can make your guests feel extra special by digitally adding each guest's name to each invitation or envelope. It is a huge time saver for the busy couple with so much to do. We can also offer a mailing service which means even more ease and convenience in sending out your invitations. You may even be interested in creating your own bespoke logo for your wedding, and our blog about bespoke logo design outlines how important this is for businesses too!  Prices for our mailing service will be dependent on the size of your mailing list.

We can print all the added extras to make your special day one to remember, including:

  • Save the Dates
  • Order Of Service
  • RSVP Cards
  • Personalised Envelopes
  • Direction Cards/Accommodation Cards
  • Place Cards
  • Coasters
  • Menus
  • Seating Plans
  • Thank You Cards

Get In Touch

If there is any other specialist finishing that you would like us to include in your request, do not hesitate to ask. We can offer laminating, perforating, die cutting and much more. Prices will be quoted upon an enquiry. Lanes has been established in East Kent as a quality printing house for more than a hundred years and are always here to help and to trust with your printing.

Please read our blog on how to make the perfect winter wedding invites here



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