When you’re hosting a party, whether it’s a wedding reception or a baby shower, the perfect invitation is an important first impression. While it’s possible to send a digital text invite, custom invitation cards offer the opportunity to share a little bit about yourself and your party theme with your guests ahead of time.

Choose a design that fits your theme and personality to create an unforgettable experience for your guests. Add custom text to include the date, time and location for your event, as well as a photo or two to get your guests excited.

The style of paper can also make a difference in your custom invites. Consider a smooth or textured paper for an elegant look, or a recycled or handmade option to feel more environmentally responsible. Some printing techniques, such as letterpress, create a deeper impression in the paper to add a more classic feel.

Lastly, the type of edge you choose for your custom invitations can add a luxurious touch. A bevel cut makes the edges more visible and adds a little extra flair, while a rounded or square edge looks classic. You can also select a style edge, such as organic, perfection circle or raw edge, to suit your invitation suite’s overall aesthetic.

The final touch to any invitation suite is the addition of a wax seal, which can really give your invites an authentic touch. These can be hand-stamped or pre-made and come in a variety of colors to match your custom invitations. Etemply