If you’re planning a wedding, then you know how much is involved. Big or small, ceremonies take coordination for the location, photographer, flowers, and of course, the invitations.
For an intimate wedding with just a few friends or family members, you may decide to forego the expense and hassle of physical invitations. But you can still send something beautiful to your guests in the form of digital invitations.
These mobile apps are simple, offer attractive options, and take the work out of physical wedding invitation ideas.
For a basic invitation where you choose the background and wording from a variety of options, take a look at Wedding-Invitations.
First, tap the Designs tab on the bottom and scroll through the lovely options. Once you pick one, the Wordings tab will automatically open. Then, review categories like Fall Wedding, Children Inviting, or Religious.
Once you have your design and wording, you can adjust the font style, color, and size in addition to editing the words. When you finish, just save or share your invitation with a tap.
Wedding-Invitations is free and does contain ads. However, they are only at the top or bottom of the screen rather than taking over in full screen like many others. Plus, if you are interested in the premium version which gives you many additional designs, there is an in-app purchase available.
Download: Wedding-Invitations for iOS (Free)
2. Wedding Invitation Cards Maker by vcsapps
Wedding Invitation Cards Maker for Android is easy to use and provides tons of customizations. Start by entering optional details such as the greeting, location, and type of RSVP. Select a date and time and tap Create Invitation.
You can then choose a design by tapping the Cards button on the top right. There is a nice selection of backgrounds in all colors and styles. When you pick one, you will see any of the details you entered initially pop right onto the card. But you will also notice a slew of editing options.
Add stickers, quotes, blur, a signature, a photo, and effects. You can also choose the font style and color, plus edit or move all text blocks and other items right where you want them. Then, easily save or share your invitation.
The app does contain ads that follow you through your creation process which you can remove with an in-app purchase. But if you don’t mind them, you can create a gorgeous invitation that fits your ceremony perfectly.
Download: Wedding Invitation Cards Maker for Android (Free)
3. Wedding Invitation Cards Maker by Cruise Infotech
Wedding Invitation Cards Maker is another good, free option for your invitations. You can pick from cards or frames, both of which have plenty of choices. Open the app, tap Start, and then choose either Cards or Frames from the top.
Invitations range per taste from cute and casual to stylish and elegant. Once you make your pick, tap the text boxes to pop in your details. You can also insert romantic quotes, add themed stickers, and adjust the colors. You can save your creations to show your partner or share one right away.
This app is a bit heavy on the ads which you can remove with an in-app purchase. However, if you can get past them, Wedding Invitation Cards Maker has really pretty options.
4. Invitation Card Maker
Invitation Card Maker is a great app for wedding invitations because it also offers options for engagement, party, and birthday events.
Tap the Wedding tab at the top and then scroll down through a variety of invitations. You can choose from simple designs to those with photographs for just the right look.
When you find one you like, tap Edit and then add your details along with icons, new text or image boxes, and adjust the background color, gradient, or pattern. After you finish your invitation, hit the Checkmark and then share or save it.
If you decide to continue using Invitation Card Maker for its other offerings, you can remove the ads with an in-app purchase.
Download: Invitation Card Maker for iOS (Free)
If you like the idea of an app with more than just wedding invitations, check out Evite. With everything from Independence Day to wine tasting events, you have tons of invitation options.
For your wedding, you can either enter a term into the search box or select Browse and scroll down to Wedding Ceremony. When you pick the one you want, you will be prompted through the creation process. You’ll add a host, title, date, location, and message.
With a free account, you can save your creations, invite guests, or share your invitations from within the app. If you decide to invite guests, just allow access to your contact list and you can receive notifications when guests respond.
Evite has plenty of little extras that make it a terrific app for your wedding invitations. And best of all, there are no ads to get in the way.
One final app to check out for your wedding invitations is Canva. Canva is actually a robust graphic design tool, but it offers an excellent selection of wedding invitation templates. So after your wedding day, you can hold onto Canva for creating flyers, social media posts, logos, and banners.
For your wedding invitations, just create a free account. Then in the top navigation, scroll to and tap on Invitation. Enter the word wedding into the search box to view your options. You can easily see the free and paid templates and tap a design to get started.
Canva provides a selection of editing tools for adding your details, adjusting the font style and format, rearranging items, changing the color, and inserting images. When you finish, tap Share and then select your file type to save it.
With great features, attractive templates, and no ads, you can’t go wrong using Canva for your wedding invitations. Want another alternative? Try PicMonkey. It’s a powerful design and photo-editing tool that can help you create a stunning invitation.
Create the Perfect Wedding Invitation
If you are having a huge wedding or are simply traditional, then you may want to stick with physical invitations. But if your wedding is small or you want to do something different, try these terrific digital invitation options.
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