Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life so you will want everything to be absolutely perfect. When it comes to selecting a wedding invitation you will want something that fits in with your theme and has the look and quality that you want. You may have something in mind such as a colourful butterfly invitation to match your wedding decorations. However have you considered what type of card you would like for your invitation? Here are some examples of the different types of card you are likely to find for wedding invitations.

Hammer Card Wedding Invitation

Hammer card has a texture running through it that looks as though it may have been hit with a hammer to give it an effect of not being smooth. This usually comes in a thickness of around 300gsm for a good quality feel and is a popular choice for wedding cards.

Glossy Card

Glossy Card is a good choice if you are having invitation printed with some high resolution detailed graphics. Image quality will come out best on a glossy surface and give the feel of shiny brochure like presence. With glossy you should also notice a reflection in the card when you move it in light similar to a photograph. This is a good choice to make those sharp images stand out and give your wedding invite the glitzy glamorous feel.

Gloss Lustre

Lustre is similar to the glossy card with a shiny appearance. This card is geared more towards a pigment ink and gives remarkable print quality with a 300gsm thickness and has real photobase card. Enhanced layering technologies gives the cards a vibrant and traditional feel and finish. The UV absorbers and ozone protectors were specifically designed for the lustre product. The main difference between the gloss and the lustre is the way it interacts with the light. The gloss gives a reflection like a photograph when moved in light were as the lustre produces a magical gleaming shimmer giving it the mark of quality and elegance.

Linen Card

The linen card is an excellent choice for a more traditional feel. When you look at a magnified view of the material it has weaving lines to give the card its texture. It has a quality feel and gives the perfect texture for the invitation designs with the old fashioned paper style backgrounds.

Smooth Matt

The smooth card is an obvious choice if you don’t want something with a texture or a glossy look. It isn’t the best for printing sharp images or high resolution but if you want something more plain looking and non-flashy then this would be a good choice. The texture of the card is smooth and is of a standard thickness.

Felt Card – Cheap Wedding Invitations

The felt card is another good alternative for a textured feel. It isn’t too different from the linen card or the hammer card. Running your finger along its surface reveals some slight bumps in the texture to give it that feeling of quality.


The pearlescent card has a very expensive look and feel with its shimmering surface. This card stands out as unique from the rest and has a glittering kind of surface. Cut from a thick card stock the pearlescent has a high quality feel, look and style. This is the perfect card to make your wedding invtes stand out and give your guests a first class impression.