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Invitation Sizes — Right Size, Great Impression!

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Importance of invitations

Invitations are a tried-and-tested way of expressing a sense of gratitude to family, friends, or any special guest. These printed sheets or documents have written text that shows the importance of the guest to the host. It persuades the guest(s) to attend the occasion. Be it for personal or official purpose, an invitation goes extra miles in exciting the attendees. Not only the design, but the right invitation size is also necessary to leave a lasting impression on the recipient.

Standard invitation size

Dimensions for standard invitation sizes include:

Format Folded Card Unfolded Card
RECTANGLE A1/Baronial 3.5 x 4.88 in 7 x 4.88 in
5 Baronial 4 x 5.25 in 8 x 5.25 in
A2/5.5 Baronial 4.25 x 5.5 in 8.5 x 5.5 in
A6/6 Baronial 4.5 x 6.25 in 9 x 6.25 in
A7/Lee (Standard) 5.13 x 7 in 10.5 x 7 in
A8 5.38 x 7.88 in 10.63 x 7.88 in
A9 5.63 x 8.63 in 11.5 x 8.63 in
A10 5.88 x 9.25 in 11.75 x 9.25 in
SQUARE Small 5.5 x 5.5 in 5.5 x 11 in
Medium 6.25 x 12.5 in 6.25 x 12.5 in

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Tips to consider for creating invitation cards

The front part of an invitation remains visual. It generally includes a photo, text or a combination of both. It’s also designed to reveal the purpose of the invitation.



The back part of an invitation may include information related to manufacturing, distribution, design, or other info; if applicable. The back part can also be left blank though. In case the invitation doesn’t have a fold or no inner section, the back part of it can be used for the hand-written or printed message.

For the folded invitation, the inner or middle part holds the hand-written or printed message. This section provides the most important details such as — the event venue, who is celebrating, why is it being celebrated, and more.

It’s the final element of an invitation card. An envelope is meant to protect the card by providing it a cover. As far as the invitation envelope sizes are concerned, it’s marginally larger than the card itself so that the card could fit inside it easily. Some consider A1 envelope size for the same purpose.

Some event organizers include RSVP cards with the original invitation that let the recipients respond easily. Although it’s optional, the RSVP card comes with a flat design. It carries the information either on the front or back.



Be it invitation size, leaflet size, letter size, or poster size, it is necessary to choose the right size for the best results. There are many formats like A1/Baronial, 5 Baronial, A2/5.5 Baronial, A6/6 Baronial, Small, Medium, and much more available for invitations. 

Invitation card mistakes to avoid




Adding too much text

Some invitations carry too much text. They may seem appealing at first, but it becomes difficult for the recipient to focus on a certain point. So, it’s better to avoid them in the first place. Include a decent amount of text for a clutter-free appearance.


Misspelled details

It’s a very common but embarrassing problem to have your guests’ names misspelled. Before sending our invitations, it’s important to proofread the name and other content.


Not ordering extra envelopes

Ordering extra envelopes isn’t just a necessity but a witty step. Addressing hundreds of invitations is a tough task and you’ll need at least a few extra envelopes to correct the mistakes made during the invites.


Ordering invitations too late

To address and assemble, you need enough time. Order invitations a few months in advance and make sure you have them mailed to your recipients at least a few weeks before the event.


Choosing a generic design

You want your invitation card to entice the recipients the moment they open it. That’s what a good invitation will do. Picking a generic image could be off-putting; so go for an image that not only matches the theme but also attracts the receivers.

Where to find eye-catching invitation templates

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Invitation templates are a great escape for non-designers and designers alike. They shun the need to create an invitation from scratch. However, there are some who will utilize actual images to create a fresh invitation. Whichever way you go, there are various platforms you can pull images/templates from. 

These platforms include —

Platforms for free stock photos such as Unsplash, Pexels, StockSnap can be utilized for free stock photos for commercial use. On the other hand, Designhill, Canva, Evite, etc. are great to source invitation templates.


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Final Thoughts

Whether you’re sending a digital invitation through an email or a print design through a mail, having a professional design is pretty crucial. It goes a long way in informing the recipient about the venue, event, host, and other details. With the standard invitation size, your invitation card can leave a lasting impression on the receiver.

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