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

Use these clever tips to create the perfect stationery suite.
Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
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 Aug 25, 2022

Wedding planning involves many moving parts: your guest list, vendors, budget—and not to mention stationery. We make things easier by helping you do it all in one place (and even from the palm of your hand with our wedding planning app). When it's time to shop stationery, The Knot Invitations is your go-to destination. You can fulfill all your paper needs—from save-the-dates to invites to wedding programs—on our site, making The Knot your one-stop shop for all things wedding planning.

Want to learn more about our customizable wedding stationery before you commit? Whether you've already got your eye on a design or you're completely new to The Knot Invitations (welcome aboard!), we're breaking down everything you need to know below. Find out what kinds of designs are available, how to make your stationery uniquely yours and why complete coordination is easier than ever.

What can you buy from The Knot Invitations?

Shop entire stationery suites to match the wedding of your dreams, right down to the envelope liners. We have save-the-date cards and postcards, invitations, enclosure cards and RSVP cards for your special day. 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. (Psst, in case something unexpected happens, we have change-the-dates too.)

What makes The Knot Invitations different?

If you've googled "wedding stationery," you've seen the plethora of options available. But we love The Knot Invitations because it was created for all of your needs (and wants, of course). Plus it's available right here on The Knot, along with all your other wedding planning tools—handy, right? 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.

What kinds of designs are available through The Knot?

We have over 400 designs (yes, you read that right) in our stationery store. The Knot Invitations' selection spans 10 different design styles, from simple and classic to vintage and bohemian. Finding paper that represents your wedding theme and individual aesthetic is a breeze. Our designs also come in multiple colorways, so you can further customize your favorite one to suit your wedding style and season.

Can you order free samples from The Knot Invitations?

We're big fans of "try before you buy," which is we offer 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 on it to learn more about it. From there, select "Order A Sample" and it will be added to your cart. 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 your stationery on The Knot Invitations?

Customization is at the 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 easy-to-use editing tools. You can switch up your wedding invitation wording and the font so your stationery hits all the right notes for you. Want to take your customizations to the next level? We provide expert design assistance at no extra cost. Whether you're hoping to match your invites to your wedding colors or add a cute photo to the back, all you have to do is ask.

Does The Knot Invitations offer photo designs?

Short answer: Yes! From full-bleed photo invitations to more subtle designs, we have a handful of stunning styles that can feature you and your fiancé's beaming faces. When it comes to save-the-dates and thank-you cards, your options are even more plentiful. Choose from full-bleed designs, images framed by beautiful artwork and collages that let you show off more than one snap. Additionally, The Knot Invitations has guest book designs with a custom photo front and center.

Does The Knot Invitations offer foil designs?

Dreaming of shimmering wedding stationery? We've got you. Our foil designs come in gold, silver or rose gold—whichever best reflects the vibe for your wedding. Almost 100 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.

Can you coordinate your entire stationery suite with 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, menus, gift tags, guest book and beyond. Not so keen on complete coordination? Feel free to mix and match! 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 your stationery?

When we said complete coordination, we meant it. One of the best parts about ordering your wedding invitations through The Knot? You can create a free wedding website in a matching design. Browse over 100 different wedding website designs, all with space for a photo of you and your other half. Guests will admire the attention to detail as soon as they notice your matching website design. 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 before you settle on an invitation suite.

What kind of paper does The Knot Invitations use?

We give couples a choice of three different types of paper. One thing they all have in common? Quality. Our signature superfine card stock is a classic, with a luxe feel and matte eggshell finish. It's our thickest and heaviest paper, and it suits any kind of celebration. Looking for stationery that reflects a glamorous, upscale wedding? Then you'll love our pearlescent paper. It's delightfully smooth with a hint of luster. Finally, The Knot Invitations also has an eco-friendly option. Our recycled paper is made with 100% post-consumer waste. It's a cross between our signature and pearlescent options thanks to the sturdy feel and smooth finish.

Are envelopes included with orders from The Knot Invitations?

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 presentation to the next level.

Does The Knot Invitations offer envelope addressing?

If the thought of manually addressing your wedding invitations makes you want to run and hide, 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 time (and probably a few hand cramps too). Not sure how it all 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?

The Knot Invitations does have sales from time to time, and the best way to stay in the loop 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. Of course, the beauty of The Knot's wedding invitations is that you don't have to wait for a sale to nab gorgeous stationery at a competitive price. We have hundreds of affordable designs to choose from (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 answers to lots of additional queries about The Knot Invitations, as well as our other wedding planning resources. We also have a chat feature on our stationery store, so you're able to contact the team with your questions as you browse. Finally, you can also reach out to our support team by emailing or calling 1-877-843-5668.

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