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  • Writer's pictureAlyssa Napier

How to Print Your Wedding Invitations

Updated: Oct 16, 2022

You've found the perfect template! You took the time to personalize everything and you're happy with your wedding invitations. Now you're wondering...where am I going to print these?! Here are a few different places to print your wedding invitations and our thoughts on the best.


Prints of Love (preferred printer)

Professional printing is (in our opinion) the best option. You know you'll be getting high quality invitations and more paper options. Prints of Love will ship your invitations for free (U.S. only) in 3-4 days and give you FREE envelopes! Want eco-friendly printing? Prints of Love will plant a tree for every order placed!


How to Print with Prints of Love:

  1. Start by clicking here

  2. Select "cards" for printing invitations

  3. Select "wedding" for the occasion, then "flat" for card type

  4. Select the correct card orientation

  5. Select the correct card size (our invitations are 5"x7")

  6. Select a quantity

  7. Select "free envelopes" if you want FREE white envelopes

  8. Select your card stock finish (matte, gloss, or linen)

  9. Download your invitations from Canva as PDF-PRINT

  10. Upload your files where it says "Upload your Design"

  11. For front and back invitations, download the front & back pages separately and upload them separately onto Prints of Love where it says "Upload Your Front Design" and "Upload Your Back Design"

  12. Click "Add to Cart"


Photo Centers

A super budget-friendly option is getting your invitations printed as pictures at place like Walgreens, CVS, Costco, and Walmart. Keep in mind that your invitations will be printed on photo paper, not heavy duty cardstock.


Print Shops

Place like FedEx, UPS, Staples, and Office Depot are another option for printing. Most will let you upload your own designs online and have different options for printing. For example, Office Depot has matte, gloss, pearl, and recycled paper to choose from.


At Home

If you think printing at home will be the cheapest option, here are a few things to consider. Can your printer handle the weight of the cardstock you chose? Are you going to print directly onto pre-sized paper or cut every invitation by hand? Do you have a tool to cut multiple invitations at once? How much will the ink cost you? If you feel equipped to take on the task of printing invitations at home, go for it! But if you're like me and want to save the time and energy it takes to figure all of this out, send them to a professional.


If you want to print your invitations at home, here are some instructions:

**Please note: there is no two per page printing option directly in Canva**


Printing Single-Sided Invitations Onto 5"x7" Cards:

  1. Download page as PDF-PRINT & open in Adobe Acrobat Reader

  2. Select "Size" --> "Actual size"

  3. Check the box for "Choose paper source by PDF page size"

  4. The Document size on the right (above the image) should be 5.0 x 7.0in

  5. Select "Portrait" orientation

  6. Print directly onto 5"x7" cards

***We recommend doing a few practice prints before printing multiple copies***


Printing Single-Sided Invitations, 2 per Page:

  1. Duplicate the front page so there are two pages of the front page in Canva

  2. Download all pages as PDF-PRINT & open in Adobe Acrobat Reader

  3. Select "Multiple" then Pages per sheet: 2

  4. Select "Horizontal" page order

  5. Select "Print page border" if you'd like the invites to have an outline to cut

  6. Select "Portrait" orientation

  7. Print

  8. 8. Cut & trim your invitations

**We recommend doing a few practice prints before printing multiple copies**


Printing Double-Sided Invitations Onto 5"x7" Cards:

  1. Download page 1 as PDF-PRINT & open in Adobe Acrobat Reader

  2. Select "Size" --> "Actual size"

  3. Check the box for "Choose paper source by PDF page size"

  4. The Document size on the right (above the image) should be 5.0 x 7.0in

  5. Select "Portrait" orientation

  6. Print directly onto 5"x7" cards

  7. Download page 2 & repeat

  8. Flip over cards to print the back page

**We recommend doing a few practice prints before printing multiple copies**


Printing Double-Sided Invitations, 2 per Page:

  1. Duplicate both the front and the back page in Canva and make sure they are in this order (Page 1 - front, Page 2 - front, Page 3 - back, Page 4 - back)

  2. Download as PDF-PRINT & open in Adobe Acrobat Reader

  3. Select Pages per sheet: 2

  4. Select "Horizontal" page order

  5. Select "Print page border" if you'd like the invites to have an outline to cut

  6. Select "Print on both sides of paper" and "Flip on short edge"

  7. Select "Portrait" orientation

  8. Print

  9. Cut & trim your invitations

**We recommend doing a few practice prints before printing multiple copies**


Please note: print settings may vary depending on your printer. This is meant to be a guide to help you with printing from home.


So...what are you thinking? Let us know how you're printing your invites in the comments!

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