Most Popular Wedding Invitation Color Schemes For 2014

Most Popular Wedding Invitation Color Schemes For 2014

About your wedding invitations

Your wedding invitations are a very important part of your wedding planning.  Besides providing your guests with your details, they also convey your style and mood.  Its natural that there are certain color schemes that are in high demand.  Here are the most popular color schemes at so far this year.

Most popular wedding invitation colors are:

1.  Purple Wedding Invitations

Purple is still the most popular color choice for wedding invitations.  Pantone’s color of the year is “Radiant Orchid 18-3224” a bold shade of purple with pink undertones.  Many couples are choosing to pair a soft pastel shade with a vivid bright shade like purple for a more modern twist. Below is an example:

Artistry wedding invitation from Carlson Craft

Artistry Wedding Invitation

Artistry is a true work of art!  This invitation features a bold purple water color flower.  I chose to complement this look with the wording in a pastel sage green ink.  100 wedding invitations with colored ink start at $192.75.


Color Block Round double sided wedding invitation

Color Block – Wedding Invitation – Watermelon

A round, white wedding invitation displays bold blocks of color on both sides.  Your wedding wording and names can be printed in white or orchid ink on this unusual wedding invitation.  100 wedding invitations start at $173.92


Rapunzel wedding invitation

Romantic Imagination Wedding Invitation – Rapunzel

This wedding invitation is inspired by Disney’s princess Rapunzel.  Gold and purple swirls, shimmering white paper and an organza inner envelope – it’s like this amazingly beautiful wedding invitation was taken straight from Rapunzel’s imagination!  100 wedding invitations start at $399.90, (sorry, no discounts are available.)


2.  Clear Wedding Invitations

Clear wedding invitation are a new trend that has gained popularity over the last two years.  Currently, I only offer this type of wedding invitation from Carlson Craft but there is a great amount of variation in the designs.  Most invitations are printed on paper adhered to a thin sheet of acetate “paper” with a design printed on it.  However, some invitations are printed directly onto an acrylic sheet itself.  Below you can view both styles.


Clearly Sterling Wedding Invitation in White

This wedding invitation features a clear base card with a white invitation card on top.  The base card is printed in white with a stylish Moroccan design.  While the invitation card is personalized with your wording.  Multiple base card and invitation card color options are available.  100 wedding invitations start at $262.42.

clear wedding invitation with deco design


Clearly Marvelous – Acrylic Invitation with Envelope

An acrylic invitation is etched with your wedding details and is enclosed in a double envelope for mailing.  The design and verse of the invitation cannot be changed due to the etching process.  Choose from multiple different color enclosure cards for an additional price.  108 acrylic invitations (no enclosure cards) start at $1057.42.

Discount Clear acrylic wedding invitation


3.  Pink Wedding Invitations

Pink wedding invitations are very much on trend.  Whether you choose a light blush pink or a vibrant fuchsia, this color is very versatile and pairs well with any other color.  Below are two different pink wedding invitations.

This pastel pink shimmer invitation is a true work of art with its combination of whimsical typography and a detailed frame showcasing your personalization.  Choose from ink or foil (shown below) printing in a variety of colors to make this invitation uniquely yours.  100 wedding invitations start at $119.92.

Light pink shimmer wedding invitation

Perfect Wrap Invitation – Fuchsia Shimmer

A simple fuchsia shimmer wedding invitation card is enclosed in a white shimmer embossed wrap.  Tie your look together with your choice of available ribbon colors and ink.  Gray ribbon  with black ink is shown below for a crisp style.  100 wedding invitations start at $220.43

Fuchsia Pink and white wedding invitation


A few final notes:

  • Prices quoted are current as of the publication date of this article and reflect the 25% discount offered at if available.  Pricing can change at any time and for any reason.
  • All featured invitations are available to order as of the publication date but future guarantee of the invitation’s availability cannot be made as styles change.
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  • All invitations are from Carlson Craft.

Wishing For White Wedding Invitations?

Wishing For White Wedding Invitations?

Wishing For White Wedding Invitations?  They are a traditional color and will match with any wedding colors or theme you select.  Choose a colored ink or an envelope liner for added interest.  We can also print in any English alphabet foreign language including Spanish and French.

To order invitations, click on the picture of the invitation you want.  To order samples of the named Carlson Craft invitations, click on the picture of the invitation you like and then click “request sample” to the right of the picture.  A small fee is charged for each invitation.  To order up to 3 free samples (US orders only) of the numbered Birchcraft invitations, click here and click on the item number for the invitation you like.

Here are 10 white invites with a modern twist.


A furled edge with pearl gives this bright white invitation card a hand torn feel at an economical price. 5 1/2 x 7 3/4.

$112.43 for 100 wedding invitations.

torn edge S9351 Birchcraft Wedding invitation
S9351 wedding invitations

White Shimmer Pocket

This shimmering, white pocket invitation is perfect for any style wedding. Add  a special seal to secure the pocket for added elegance.  Open: 6 3/8″ x 10 7/8″, Closed: 6 3/8” x 6 3/8.”

$249.90 for 100 pocket wedding invitations.

White Shimmer Pocket Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation
White Shimmer Pocket wedding invitations

Petite White Folder

A traditional single panel is featured on this soft white folder. This ensemble features an informal folder. Stunning in its simplicity, this invitation looks great with a combination of fonts and sizes.  4 3/8″ x 5 7/8″ (Side Fold Invitation).

$68.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Petite White Folder Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Petite White Folder wedding invitations


Stunning pearl edged ribbon is included with this invitation. Your names are featured at the top, while your wedding date is at the bottom of this floral embossed invitation. Like your wedding dress, this invite is a must.  This item is Princess Size: 4 3/4 x 6 1/8.

$187.43 for 100 wedding invitations.

S6437PE Birchcraft wedding invitation
S6437PE wedding invitations

S 840

Celtic pride at it’s best! This bright white invitation card features a stunning border with Celtic Knots in the corners.  Invite your guests for an Irish destination wedding away or in your own home town.  This item is Tiffany Size: 5 1/2 x 7 3/4.

$116.18 for 100 wedding invitations.

S 840 Birchcraft wedding invitation
S 840 wedding invitations

S 402

This lovely invitation has pearl stripes and an intricate pattern. Your names peak through a window on the front.  This elegant invitation is a perfect reflection of your style.  The item is Jumbo Size: 5 1/8 x 7 1/4.

$116.18 for 100 wedding invitations.

S 402 Birchcraft wedding invitation
S 402 wedding invitations


Show your wild side with this adorable invitation. The border is made out of pearl foil zebra print and is great for an elegant zoo wedding.  This item is Tiffany Size: 5 1/2 x 7 3/4.

$116.18 for 100 wedding invitations.

S1218 Birchcraft wedding invitation
S1218 wedding invitations

Classic White Borders

A classic presentation of your wording is printed in the ink color of your choice against a bright white background. Slightly raised borders create an attractive frame on this elegant invitation. 7″ x 7″

$392.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Classic White Borders Letter Press Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Classic White Borders wedding invitations

Translucent Shimmer

This white shimmer wrap invitation features a translucent overlay covering your wedding wording printed below on the invitation wrap. To add an extra touch a white ribbon ties everything together. 7 3/4″ x 5 1/2″

$236.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Translucent Shimmer Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Translucent Shimmer wedding invitation

Be Bold! – Bright White

A bright white, tea length invitation never looked so good! Your choice of two ink colors will make a bold statement to your guests. Pair your two ink colors with a combination lettering style to really show your style! A matching envelope with its own unique features will be the first sign to your guests that something special is about to happen! 4″ x 9 1/4″ (Card Invitation)

$174.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Be Bold! - Bright White Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Be Bold! - Bright White wedding invitation

Cool Thank You Notes

Cool Thank You Notes

After celebrating your engagement, bachelor/bachelorette party and wedding, you will need to send out thank you notes to everyone.  So the best way to save money, is to choose a set that is blank and write your own message to each guest.  Below are 10 blank thank you notes.  Click on a picture to order.  No samples are available at this time.

Flourish Thank you note Carlson Craft

Flourish Thank You – Blank Inside

White thank you cards with damask design in black foil. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Sold in a package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $18.90 each

Perched Birds Thank you note Carlson Craft

Perched Birds Thank You – Blank Inside

Aqua thank you cards embossed with perched birds design and thank you in black foil. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Sold in a package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $22.90 each

Floral Thank you note Carlson Craft

Floral Thank You – Blank Inside

White thank you cards with brown and white floral design and pastel highlights. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $16.90 for 50

Cherry Blossom Thank you note Carlson Craft

Cherry Blossom Thank You – Blank Inside

White thank you cards with pink and brown cherry blossom design. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $16.90 for 50

Natural Thank you note Carlson Craft

Natural Thank You – Blank Inside

Textured, ivory thank you cards with floral bouquet in shades of brown. Made from 30% post-consumer fibers. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $25.90 for 50

Modern Aqua Thank you note Carlson Craft

Modern Aqua Thank You – Blank Inside

Modern, aqua thank you cards printed with “thank you” and flower design in a coordinating color. Matching colored envelopes are included. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $24.90 for 50

Floral Blue Thank you note Carlson Craft

Floral Blue Thank You – Blank Inside

Light blue thank you cards with white flowers next to “Thank You.” 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $16.90 for 50

Lime Trimed Thank you note Carlson Craft

Lime Trimmed Thank You – Blank Inside

White thank you cards trimmed in lime. Matching colored envelopes are included. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $22.90 for 50

Black tie wedding gown Thank you note Carlson Craft

Black-Tie Thank You Note (Blank)

Use these fun tux and gown thank you notes as part of your wedding ensemble.

Price: $24.00 for 50

Seaside Jewels Thank You note Carlson Craft

Seaside Jewels Thank You – Blank Inside

Thank you cards with bright yellow beach chairs and ocean design. 4 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. Package of 50 cards and envelopes.

Price: $16.90 for 50

Clear Wedding Invitations: A New Style

Clear Wedding Invitations: A New Style offers the latest in new wedding invitation styles and trends.  These two new wedding invitations are completely transparent with a fun and elegant flourish design printed in white or black ink.  All enclosure cards are on white, black or aqua cards and feature matching flourish designs.  You can place your order or order a sample by clicking on an invitation below.

Clear-Cut Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation
Clear-Cut Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation $265.00 for 100
Crystal Clear Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation
Crystal Clear Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation $265.00 for 100

Top 10 Asian Inspired Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Asian Inspired Wedding Invitations

Are you looking for an American made, Asian inspired wedding invitation?  These 10 invitations are sure to inspire you.  Red, gold, and copper are the dominant colors here.  I loved the patterns and richness I found in these invitations and I am sure you will love them too!


Traditional swirls and flourishes cover this invitation’s wrap with the look of a beautiful henna design. Pearl shimmer wrap with gold flourish pattern, gold-bordered pearl shimmer inside card with wording in format shown.

Folded: 5″ x 8 1/2″

$370.00 for 100 wedding invitations.

Henna wedding invitation
Henna wedding invitation - Carlson Craft


Guests’ eyes will be drawn into the gold mandala on the front of this invitation — and they’ll be entranced by your wedding plans! Red wrap, white inner layer printed with wording in format shown. Gold shimmer paper circle with gold foil embossing, pre-punched with holes for tying with pre-cut, red satin ribbon included.

Folded: 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

$470.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Mandala Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation
Mandala wedding invitation - Carlson Craft


Rich red and bold gold will give guests a hint of the regal ceremony to come! Red wrap, gold foil pattern, wording printed inside. Tiered gold shimmer response cards, champagne shimmer enclosure cards, pearl shimmer event cards; sold separately. Secure wrap with pre-cut, red satin ribbon included.

Folded: 5″ x 6 5/8″

$295.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Ceremony Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Ceremony wedding invitation Carlson Craft


A sparkling foil paisley design mimics the beauty of rich embroidery. Shimmering red paper, gold foil paisley design on front flap. Wording printed inside in format shown. Pre-cut, red satin ribbon included.

Folded: 5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″

$400.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Embroidery Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Embroidery wedding invitation - Carlson Craft


A bright red wrap of gold swirls and lotus flowers adds beauty and symbolism to this invitation. Shimmering gold folder printed with names and quote on front, wording on both panels inside in format shown. Red wrap secures with cutout tab.

Folded: 4″ x 9 1/4″

$400.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Lotus Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Lotus wedding invitation - Carlson Craft


With an invitation this rich and lovely, guests will know that your wedding will be pure bliss! Shimmering gold folder, names on front, wording inside in format shown.

Folded: 9 1/4″ x 4″

$295.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Bliss Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Bliss wedding invitation - Carlson Craft


Bold red and sparkling gold — a prestigious look to begin your wedding! Large, square card of shimmering red paper, embossed panels and gold foil border.

7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″

$370.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Prestige Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Prestige wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Paisley – Copper

A stylish paisley print gets elegant with copper foil. The ecru, top-fold features your wording inside. A copper shimmer paper band wraps around the invitation, and ties with pre-cut, autumn spice satin ribbon.  Add red colored ink for extra shine.

5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″

$389.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Paisley - Copper Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Paisley - Copper wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Copper Pocket

Your invitation is enclosed in a copper wrap featuring a scroll pattern on the inside. An ecru invitation card features a scroll design through the center. Enclosure cards are available to complete this ensemble.

Closed: 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, Open: 7 1/4″ x 12 1/2″

$370.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Copper Pocket Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Copper Pocket wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

Precious Metal

You deserve the royal treatment and this golden invitation is just the beginning. Your guests will be dazzled by the gold shimmer stock imprinted with your wedding information in ecru foil. This invitation ensemble features all enclosures as cards. Layout only available as shown.

6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ (Card)

$240.00 for 100 wedding invitations

Precious Metal Carlson Craft wedding invitation
Precious Metal wedding invitation - Carlson Craft

5 Favorite Autumn Wedding Invitations

5 Favorite Autumn Wedding Invitations

If you are getting married this Fall, then its time to pick out your wedding invitations.  Get inspired for your wedding with the colors of Fall!  Reds, oranges, lime greens, yellows, and browns all echo the colors of fallen leaves.  So add these vivid colors to your wedding theme with one of these 5 favorite Autumn wedding invitations from Carlson Craft.

Red Wedding Invitation

red contemporary wedding invitation


Have some fun with this contemporary red wedding invitation.  Give your guests a hint of what’s to come with this fun and refreshing wedding ensemble. A contemporary daisy design printed in a stunning color combination makes a fashionable presentation to your guests.  $212.00 for 100.

Orange Wedding Invitation

orange wedding invitation

Blooming Blossoms

As the Autumn blossoms come out, get inspired with this bold color.  A bright white invitation is layered on top of a pewter backer. A blooming blossom design is featured. The bright white pocket is perfect for adding your matching enclosures.

Lime Green Wedding Invitation

lime green pocket wedding invitation

Earthy Elegance

Show your nature-loving side with this Kraft invitation mailer and invitation card featuring a grassy design in green. The invitation mailer has a pocket on the inside to place all your enclosures for your all-in-one convenience.  $360.00 for 100.

Ecru Wedding Invitation

creme wedding invitation

Fall Floral

An elegant invitation that is sure to set the tone of your wedding. This ecru invitation is beautiful with a floral fabric accent that gives it that special touch!  $196.90 for 100.

Brown Wedding Invitation

brown wedding invitaiton

Shimmer on Mocha

This elegant mocha and ecru invitation features a mocha base card with a regal design. An ecru wrap features your wording in the ink and lettering style of your choice and ties to the base card with a mocha ribbon. All enclosures will be printed on ecru stock. $519.90 for 100.

Wedding Invitation FAQ (Part 5): Ink and Printing

Wedding Invitation FAQ (Part 5): Ink and Printing

Part 5 of the Wedding Invitations 101 series concentrates on the types of ink and printing style that are offered through our Birchcraft and Carlson Craft wedding invitation lines.

hot pink ink wedding invitaiton

Both brands offer a rainbow of color inks for you to choose.  Birchcraft prints with soy based inks, except for metallic colors, for all of their wedding invitations.  So going green is as easy as placing your order.

thermography wedding invitation

Most of the wedding invitations from Carlson Craft and Birchcraft are printed using thermography.  Thermography is a printing style where a resin powder is added to wet ink and then heated to create a raised finish.  This process is less expensive then using embossing to print your invitations.  The finished product looks beautiful and has a raised feel.

If you would like more information on printing processes check out Wedding Invitations 101 Part 3 (Printing Processes).  This article goes further in depth into the multiple printing processes used by both Birchcraft and Carlson Craft.  I hope you enjoyed this article and if you have any questions please leave a comment below.

Wedding Invitation FAQ (Part 2): Folding Styles

Wedding Invitation FAQ (Part 2): Folding Styles

This wedding invitation article will help you get familiar with how invitations fold.  As you have seen from our website, there are hundreds of different invitation styles.  I hope this article helps you to make the right choice in wedding stationary.  As always. feel free to contact me with your questions and comments.

How do wedding invitations get folded?

Wedding invitations can be folded in many different ways.  The type of fold is often a part of their design.  Here are some glossary terms from Carlson Craft with examples of each style.  For more glossary terms visit


Invitation cards do not fold, your wording is printed on the front.

card style invitation


Invitation folders are folded once, either to create a top or side fold. Your wording is printed on the front.

folder wedding invitation


A sheet of paper folded twice to create a four-paneled invitation is considered French-folded. This fold is most common with parchment invitations.

french fold wedding invitation


A short-fold is created when a sheet of paper is folded once, not exactly in half, forming an invitation with a short front panel and longer back panel.

short fold wedding invitation

Tri-Fold (Gate-Fold)

A tri-fold is created when a sheet of paper is folded twice to form a three-paneled invitation. Both outside panels are folded inward to cover the center panel.

gate fold wedding invitation


A z-fold is created when a sheet of paper is folded twice in accordion fashion to form a three-paneled invitation.

z fold wedding invitation

Wedding Invitation FAQ (Part 1): Introduction

Wedding Invitation FAQ (Part 1): Introduction

For those of you who have an upcoming wedding and are shopping for your wedding stationary, you may be a little confused.  Here is my first article in a series on Wedding Invitations 101.

When you are looking for a wedding invitation, no matter whether its DIY or printed for you, look at the paper.  Most stationers have samples either in the store or you can order a sample.  Take the time to really get the feel of the card stock your stationer is offering.  Its worth the time and investment to do so.

Quality card stock is an important part of selecting your wedding invitation.  No matter the color of your card stock it should have a heavy feel to it.  So before buying a DIY invitation set.  See if you can see and feel the paper before buying it.  It will be easy to tell if your wedding invitation is DIY, if the card stock is not of a high quality.

At Lunar Ink, we have samples available for both of our invitations brands Carlson Craft and Birchcraft.  To order a sample, click on the appropriate button for the type of invitation you are interested in.

If your heart is set on making your own wedding invitations, we have many DIY kits starting at $29.99 that can help you.  The paper is the same as our regular wedding invitations, you just provide the printer and the assembly.  We also have many options that are budget friendly as well.  Our Carlson Craft Simply Sensible Wedding InvitationsBudget Packages, and Value with Style Invitations, will meet your needs.

With our Simply Sensible lines of invitations, you can order wedding invitations as low as $36.90 for 100 invitations.  These budget friendly invitations come in multiple styles, colors and price ranges.  There is something for everyone.  So good luck and best wishes to all of you and we hope you enjoy shopping with us!

Stay tuned for my next article “Wedding Invitations 101 part 2” on invitation folding styles and thermography.

5 Romantic Wedding Invitations

5 Romantic Wedding Invitations

Are you looking for wedding invitations that are romantic and chic?  Try ordering one of these invitations in pink, red or burgundy.  Not only will they impress your guests, but they will become a cherished keepsake for you!

pink daisy wedding invitation

Dizzy Daisy

A pink z-fold invitation insert tucks away perfectly into this translucent pocket featuring a bright fuchsia daisy on the front. The insert has a pre-cut ribbon in the color of your choice: lemon, black, white, silver, blush, magenta, bay, breeze, navy, purple, olive, sage, orange, ginger, claret, mocha, or passion tied at the top.  The size of the invitations is 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ Pocket, 3 5/8″ x 9 3/4″ Insert.  The price, (167.90 for 100), includes printed insert, translucent jacket, 12″ pre-cut ribbon in the color of your choice and blank, double, white envelopes.  The translucent enclosures will match the translucent wrap with the fuchsia daisy design.

read heart wedding invitation

Shooting Hearts

Romance is in the air when you choose this cherry foil hearts invitation. Your names are featured at the top of this bright white 5″ x 6 5/8″ card.  The price of 100 invitations is $112.41 making this sweet wedding invitation a steal.

pink and black wedding invitation

Contempo The background color of your choice peeks through the black wrap revealing your names and wedding date. Use the verse shown or write your own custom verse to make this invite all your own. The swirls add a bit of flair to the entire ensemble, with the enclosure cards featuring the same color swirl on a white card. Background colors available: Celadon, Cotton Candy (Shown), Freesia, Sea, and Palm. This wedding invitations is 5″ x 8 1/2″ in size. The price, ($305.00 for 100), includes printed base card, blank wrap and blank, double, white envelopes.

red wedding invitation

Simply Stunning – Red

Amaze your guests with this beautiful red invitation. The invitation card features bright white matching enclosures, notes and envelopes. Elegant white flat ink will surely highlight your invitation wording. This red invitation is the ultimate in distinctive wedding stationery. The size of this card invitation is 5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″. Our price, ($154.90 for 100) includes printed invitation and blank, double white envelopes.

burgundy wedding invitation

Pearl Entwined Hearts

Two pearl entwined hearts introduce your names and favorite verse on this bright white invitation with burgundy roses. Your guests then open the invitation to share in the news of your special day.  The size of this wedding invitation is 4 3/4″ x 6 1/8″.  The price of 100 wedding invitations is $125.91.

Silhouettes Menu Card

Silhouettes Menu Card

Silhouettes Menu Card Menu Card

This white menu card sports a ravishing design and makes for an attractive addition to your fashionable affair. For names printed at top, please enter in the first line of copy.
$137.00 for 100 menu cards.
Click to order now.

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