Stationery Shopping, Simplified: How to Make the Most of The Knot Invitations

Use these clever tips to create the perfect stationery suite.
Wedding stationery from The Knot Invitations
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Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
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Naoimh O'Hare
Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
Naoimh O'Hare
Associate Commerce Editor
  • Naoimh writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in shoppable roundups from gift guides to wedding fashion
  • Before working on editorial content, Naoimh wrote storefront descriptions for some of The Knot Worldwide's many wedding vendors
  • Naoimh studied creative writing at the National University of Ireland, Galway
Updated Oct 31, 2023

IMO, the best parts of wedding planning—besides marrying your true love are: setting up your registry (gifts, need I say more?), picking out your attire for all of the wedding-related events (I love dressing up) and designing your wedding stationery (let those RSVPs roll in). Luckily, The Knot can help with it all! The Knot Invitations can fulfill all of your paper needs—from save-the-dates, to invites, to wedding programs. The selection is expansive, so you can notify your friends and family about your special day with quality stationery that fits your relationship, wedding aesthetic and budget. Excited to learn more about The Knot Invitations? Whether you've already got your eye on a design or you're completely new to The Knot's wedding planning tools (welcome, we're so glad you're here!), we're breaking down everything you need to know about ordering wedding stationery from The Knot. Discover what kinds of designs are available and how to customize them as well as why complete coordination of your wedding suite is easier than ever. We're answering all your questions below so, by the time you're done reading, you'll be ready to cross "design wedding stationery" off your to-do list.

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What can you order from The Knot Invitations?

The Knot Invitations has save-the-date cards, postcards and magnets, plus invitations, enclosure cards and RSVP cards for your special day. And, in case something unexpected happens, we have change-the-dates, too. You can also grab invitations for your prewedding celebrations, including the wedding shower and rehearsal dinner. Keep the momentum going with beautiful stationery for your ceremony and reception (think: programs, place cards, guest books, menus, table numbers, gift tags and stickers). Then, end on a high note with thank-you cards or postcards. Long story short, you can order your entire stationery suite, right down to envelope liners, from The Knot Invitations.

What makes The Knot Invitations different?

Speaking as a completely unbiased source, The Knot Invitations is different from other stationery brands because we were created specifically with weddings in mind. Our products serve all of your needs (and wants, of course) as an affianced couple in one place and—most convenient of all—right alongside the rest of our wedding planning tools you'll already be using like our free wedding websites, registry builder and vendor marketplace. But convenience isn't all we have to offer. The Knot Invitations boasts hundreds of affordable stationery designs that you can customize to your heart's content. We're also committed to representation, with two exclusive stationery collections: the Black Artist Collective and the Women's Artist Collective—more below!

What kinds of designs are available through The Knot?

The Knot Invitations have over 500 designs (yes, you read that right) in our stationery store. Our selection spans 10 different design styles, from simple and classic, to rustic or bohemian, to funny. Finding paper that represents your wedding theme and individual aesthetic is a breeze, especially since each of our designs also come in multiple colorways, so you can further customize them to suit your wedding style and season. We also now offer all-in-one invitations in addition to our standard 5x7 format. These were made to help you save money by combining an invite, RSVP card and envelope in one clean, foldable design.

Can you order free samples from The Knot Invitations?

We're big fans of "try before you buy," which is why The Knot Invitations offers three (completely free!) invitation samples for our couples. More good news: Ordering your sample wedding invitations couldn't be simpler. When you find a wedding invite or save-the-date design you love, click "Order A Sample" on its product page to have it added to your cart. You can personalize your sample to really get a sense of what your stationery will look like, too. Keep in mind, this customization feature is only available on a desktop. Trust us, personalizing on the small screen of your mobile device wouldn't be fun. Once you have three samples in your cart, insert the promo code 3FREE at checkout and voilà—all that's left to do is fill in your shipping details and not-so-patiently wait for your mail carrier.

Can you customize stationery from The Knot Invitations?

Customization is at the very heart of what we do at The Knot Invitations. We've made it easy to personalize your invitations, save-the-dates and beyond with different colorways, paper types and editing tools. You can switch up your wedding invitation wording, the font and the text size so your stationery hits all the right notes. We even provide expert design assistance at no extra cost if you—like me—don't feel super artsy or techy. So, whether you're hoping to exactly match your invites to your wedding colors or add a cute photo to the back of each card, all you have to do is ask. And you don't have to settle on a final design in one sitting. Log in or create a free account to save your drafts so you can edit them later.

Can you put photos on stationery from The Knot?

Show off those engagement shoot pictures! From full-bleed photo invitations to more subtle designs, The Knot Invitations can feature photos of you and your fiancé's beaming faces on the front or back of the card. Save-the-dates and thank-you cards also offer photo designs. Choose from full-bleed designs, images framed by beautiful artwork and collages that let you show off more than one beloved snap. Additionally, The Knot Invitations has some guest book designs with a custom photo front and center.

Does The Knot sell all-in-one wedding invitations?

Ask and you shall receive! The Knot Invitations recently released all-in-one wedding invitations so your invite, RSVP postcard and envelope are incorporated into a singular stationery card. The unique foldable format showcases The Knot Invitations' chic designs and high-quality paper in a budget-friendly foldable format. Each invite also includes three clear stickers to seal the center and both sides to comply with USPS regulations. Too convenient!

Does The Knot Invitations offer foil designs?

Dreaming of shimmering wedding stationery? Me too! Well, The Knot Invitations has us covered. Our foil designs come in gold, silver or rose gold (my favorite)—whichever best reflects the vibe of your wedding. Dozens of our wedding invitations and save-the-dates are available with foil accents, as well as coordinating RSVP cards, enclosure cards and thank-you notes. You can even spring for foil day-of stationery to add a subtle sparkle to your ceremony and reception. Just note, foil detailing does cost extra. You can expect to pay between $2.19 and $2.99 per invite, depending on how many you order. The extra few cents will be totally worth it once you see the luxurious touch in person, though.

Can you coordinate your entire stationery suite using The Knot?

Think coordination is key? Then you'll be glad to know that we offer coordinating stationery suites for your entire wedding journey, from the save-the-dates to the thank-you cards. Match your wedding invitations, response cards, envelope liners, programs, menus, gift tags, guest book and beyond. Of course, you're welcome to mix and match, too. All of our paper products are sold separately, so you can curate a stationery suite that suits your unique style.

Can you match your wedding website to The Knot stationery?

When we said complete coordination, we really meant it. One of the best parts about ordering your wedding invitations through The Knot is that you can create a free wedding website in a matching design. Browse hundreds of wedding website designs, all with space for a photo of you and your other half. One thing to note: Not every style of stationery has a coordinating wedding website design. If your heart is set on matching, browse our wedding website designs first before you shop our invitation suites.

What kind of paper does The Knot Invitations use?

The Knot Invitations offers three different paper types: signature, pearlescent and recycled. Our signature superfine card stock is a classic, with a luxe feel and matte eggshell finish. It's our heaviest paper and it suits any kind of celebration. If you're looking for stationery that reflects a glamorous, upscale wedding, then we recommend our pearlescent paper. It's delightfully smooth with a hint of luster. The Knot Invitations also has an eco-friendly option: Our recycled paper is made with 100 percent postconsumer waste. It's a cross between our signature and pearlescent options, thanks to the sturdy feel and smooth finish. While the pearlescent and recycled papers cost $0.30 more per sheet, no matter which you choose, they all have one thing in common: quality.

Do invites from The Knot come with envelopes?

Envelopes aren't just included with orders from The Knot Invitations—they're completely free! That said, if you want to personalize your plain white envelopes, they'll cost $0.60 each. We also have envelope liners to match your chosen stationery suite so you can really take the presentation to the next level. Similar to invites, we offer bulk pricing on our envelope liners, so you can expect to pay between $0.49 and $0.89.

Can The Knot Invitations address your envelopes for you?

If the thought of manually addressing your wedding invitations sounds exhausting, never fear. By springing for personalized envelopes, you can request your return address, guest addresses or both to be printed directly onto each envelope. You'll save valuable time and probably a few hand cramps, too. Here's how it works: Once you put through the order for your personalized envelopes, our team will email you a spreadsheet template. All you have to do is send it back with your guests' names and addresses.

Does The Knot Invitations offer any discounts?

Good news! The Knot Invitations does have sales from time to time, including Black Friday wedding deals. The best way to stay in the loop and snag your discount is by creating an account on The Knot and subscribing to our mailing list. We'll let you know anytime there's a stationery sale going down. Sales aren't the only answer to the question of how to save money on wedding invitations, though. The beauty of The Knot's stationery is that it's already competitively priced. We have hundreds of affordable designs to choose from (think: all-in-one invites), not to mention lots of free perks like design assistance, matching wedding websites and reprints if your plans change for any reason.

How do you contact The Knot Invitations customer service?

Still have questions? The Knot Help Center has even more answers to your queries about The Knot Invitations as well as our other wedding planning resources. We also have a live chat feature on our stationery store page, so you're able to contact the team while you browse. Finally, you can reach out to our support team by emailing help@theknot.com or calling 1-877-843-5668.

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