Home > Guides > How to make Iinvitations

How to make an invitation

Invitations are a creative and personal way to invite guests to your event. All sorts of occasions call for invitations, from weddings and birthday parties to corporate get-togethers. Therefore, how you make invitations will depend on your audience.

logo-home-barfoot-and-thompsonlogo-home-emi-health@2xlogo-home-john-hopkins-universitylogo-home-yextberkshire-hathaway

Haven't signed up yet?
Give us a try.

Google Mark Sign up with Google

By signing up you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Personalized invitations

Start designing
  • Quick and easy

    Our intuitive, drag-and-drop editor makes creating on-brand content quick and easy.

    More features
    Quickandeasy
  • Grow your brand

    Advanced template locking empowers team members to customize co-owned templates — without going off-brand, in turn helping ensure content remains consistent.

    More features
    Growyourbrand-650
  • Empower your team

    Share templates and brand assets with multiple team members and assign team roles to control who has access to what.

    More features
    Empoweryourteam_650

How to create an invitation

Step 1: Choose a design

Consider the theme of your event before choosing a design. Templates can provide inspiration on how to make invitations. Because you’re limited on space, you must prioritize which details to include.

invitations-examples-fan

Step 2. Pick the right size

Standard invitation size is 5" x 7" (or 10" x 14"), printed on sturdy card stock. However, you have the option to print vertically or horizontally. For more customization, you can choose single or double-sided, as well.

Picktherightsize

Step 3: Write your message

An invitation should answer the important questions (what, where, when) about your party or get-together, but it should also showcase some personality! Take advantage of fonts, colors, and clever headlines. And don't forget the details:

WHAT — This is the most important question to answer. If your recipient doesn't know what you're celebrating, it will lead to confusion and possibly their absence. Baby shower, wedding, birthday, graduation? Be clear!

WHEN — A good celebration needs a start date and time, but some times are more important than others. If the event is a surprise party, for example, instruct guests to arrive before the cut-off.

Write your message

Step 4: Incorporate photos

Vibrant images and colors are inviting. Colors communicate emotion, and invitations with photos are more attractive. Upload your own photos, or use our Facebook & Dropbox import to find the right ones.

Addphotosinvite

Step 5: Print your invitation

Digital invitations are convenient, but there's something special about receiving a printed invitation in the mail. Marq offers high-quality printing services, so we ship your invitations right to your door.

Print invitations

Ready to make your invitations?

Start designing

The #1 brand-templating platform trusted by over 6 million users worldwide

Find out why