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Sizing your Invitations

Getting the perfect invitation sizes for your event or events is a task that many people initially overlook. Having a card that's excessively bulky or far too petite can send the wrong message to your attendees before the event even starts. To help you along with your ordering of Invitation Printing and Custom Wedding Invitations, we here at Gold Image Printing have created this handy guide to help smooth out the whole ordering process. Why even get print invitations? There are many reasons, such as their irreplaceable charm, which you can learn more about in our Gold Image Printing Blog post: The Need for Print Invitations

Have a look below to explore all the standard invitation sizes in inches and invitation sizes in centimeters through our invitation sizes chart! This is a great way to educate yourself on common invitation sizes, while also reading on to learn about each in more detail. What's the best birthday invitation size? What's a good wedding invitation size? How does this differ from a wedding invitation size chart? All these questions and more will be answered!

US Size (Inches)

Metric Size
(Centimeters)

When It Is Used Wedding Suite Uses
4" x 6" 10.16cm x 15.24cm For those of you looking for a more compact design that leaves enough room for the essentials. Ideal for intimate events, like dinners.

Standard Wedding Invitations
Enclosure Cards
Engagement Announcements
Wedding Announcements

5" x 7" 12.7cm x 17.78cm This is your standard invitation size, perfect for use in virtually any setting. You can never go wrong with this size! Ideal for birthdays, holidays, and more!

Standard Wedding Invitations
Engagement Announcements
Wedding Announcements

5.5" x 8.5" 13.97cm x 21.59cm

If extra space is what you're after, you can't go wrong with this size. Ideal for large-scale events.

Specialty Wedding Invitations: Foil Stamp, Embossed, Ultra Thick, etc
6" x 9" 15.24cm x 22.86cm

A larger invitation size that leaves plenty of room for all the bells and whistles you might like to include. Ideal for lavish or luxury events.

Specialty Wedding Invitations: Foil Stamp, Embossed, Ultra Thick, etc

4" x 6" - Compact

The smallest of the standard invitation card sizes, this also makes the perfect smaller wedding invitation card size. With invitations printed in this size, you'll be able to include everything you need, from the host and theme to the venue and starting time. Whether you're looking to keep your corporate event invitations sleek or want your private dinner to have die cut invitations that are compact but still personal, this is the right choice of invitation sizes for you! Order now!

5" x 7" - Common Standard

While there are always some exceptions to the rule, this is the choice of invitation sizes you'll find at virtually any wholesale invitation retailer. From business anniversary invitations to wedding invitations, you'll be hard-pressed to find a function for which 5 x 7 invitations don't work! This is a popular standard wedding invitation size, but that doesn't mean it is always the best option for you. Please bear in mind that some of the other common invitation sizes may work better for you depending on the amount of people attending your event, its level of intimacy, its theme or mood, and more! Get yours today!

5.5" x 8.5" - Standard Plus

From among the standard invitation sizes, this is one that frequently makes its appearance on a wedding invitation size guide. That's because it offers that same familiarity of our Common Standard invitation sizes, while also providing that bonus space to really flush out all your creativity to be printed onto the paper. You can go wild with illustrious designs that will pull people in and let them feel the excitement of your upcoming wedding. Standard Plus is also a fantastic choice for luxury or exclusive events such as gala invitations. Order now!

6" x 9" - Large

Go big or go home with invitation sizes that let you dress to impress! If you're the type of person who likes to show off all the glitz and glamor of your event right from the get go, the invitation sizes choice of 6" x 9" is right for you. Engage your target audience with Embossed Wedding InvitationsDigital Foil InvitationsFoil Stamp Invitations and more as you use our incredible suite of specialties to dazzle! Get some now!

Custom Size & Shape

For many if not most of our invitations, you can also get customized invitation sizes. Completely personalize your open house invitations for example, or go for ultra thick wedding invitations whose invitation sizes fall completely off the (above) chart! 

Not satisfied with the standard rectangular or square shape that standard invitation sizes provide? Request a custom quote and let us know you're interested in die cutting. With the die cut lines you provide, we'll create any shape under the sun!

Fold or No Fold?

This is entirely up to you of course! We recommend going for a folded design if you want more room to personalize or add a fun note to guests by hand. It also helps with the humor of birthday cards or adding a surprise element of others.

Invitation Customizations

Specialty Printing for All Invitation Sizes

No matter what your invitation sizes are, you'll be able to take advantage of our specialties! With a quick custom quote you can let us know if you're interested in soft touch laminate, embossing, debossing, foil stamping (using our foil color chart), or digital foil (limited colors)!

Looking to order a lot of different types of invitations all printed in different invitation sizes? Our corporate account will let you and your company have all your design preferences on-hand and ready to be applied to your next order!

Other Customizations

For most of our invitation sizes and types of invitations, we are not limited to the paper options that appear in the standard checkout carts. Have a look at all our paper stocks and make a request for a custom quote! In addition to paper stocks aplenty, we are not limited to the shopping cart shapes or sizes; we can do all sorts of sizes! Request a custom quote and let us know the exact dimensions you'd like for your order of invitations!

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Die Cut Wedding Invitations

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Quantity & Keepsakes

With all the big decisions made about your desired invitation sizes, the last thing you'll need to choose before proceeding is your quantity. If you have 100 guests, the knee jerk reaction is likely to order 100 invitations at your desired invitation sizes. However, things happen sometimes and you may accidentally miswrite an invitation or lose a few as you go about the enduring process of personalizing. Even if you're very careful, you may find yourself wanting to make some last minute invitations or to keep a handful of invitations as keepsakes for yourselves. We generally recommend ordering 10 to 20% extra. So instead of 100, maybe go for 120! Get started on your order of invitations now!

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At Gold Image Printing, we thrive on getting rush jobs done without making a big deal out of a next day turnaround. Since we have an amazing understanding of the real world and the timelines, we will have your jobs ready next day, just ask us. We can have your business cardsletterheadenvelopesbrochuresnotepadscatalogs next day and more while saving money. No longer do you have to beg for deadlines to be met the next day, with our more than capable machines and state of the art print and binding facility, we enjoy having your job ready for you the next day.

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At Gold Image Printing, we thrive on getting rush jobs done without making a big deal out of a next day turnaround. Since we have an amazing understanding of the real world and the timelines, we will have your jobs ready next day, just ask us. We can have your business cardsletterheadenvelopesbrochuresnotepadscatalogs next day and more while saving money. No longer do you have to beg for deadlines to be met the next day, with our more than capable machines and state of the art print and binding facility, we enjoy having your job ready for you the next day.

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Special Printing Services

At Gold Image Printing, we thrive on getting rush jobs done without making a big deal out of a next day turnaround. Since we have an amazing understanding of the real world and the timelines, we will have your jobs ready next day, just ask us. We can have your business cardsletterheadenvelopesbrochuresnotepadscatalogs next day and more while saving money. No longer do you have to beg for deadlines to be met the next day, with our more than capable machines and state of the art print and binding facility, we enjoy having your job ready for you the next day.