Paper Sizes When Making Invitations

Paper is usually purchased in A4 sheets but invitations can be created in all sorts of sizes, both rectangular and square.



[two_third_last] The simplest option is to make a card by folding an A4 sheet in half, this size becomes A5. You could also cut an A4 to make two flat A5 invitations, they will measure 148.5mm by 210mm.

Example of an A5 invitation:

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DL is created by cutting or folding and A4 sheet in thirds. The result is a tall invitation, or a brochure style card. DL measures 99mm by 210mm.

Example of a DL invitation:

First Holy Communion invite




A5 folded in half makes a great size for birthday cards and folded invitations. If cut, the A6 size paper is perfect for invitations, wishing well cards, rsvp cards or more. A6 folded in half makes a perfect size for place cards. A6 measures 105mm by 148.5mm.[/two_third_last]




145mm is a standard sizing of square envelopes and you can get two squares from a single piece of A4 paper, or a folded card of the same size. Square cards and invitations are eye-catching and elegant.[/two_third_last]




125mm square is also a standard paper size. As with the larger 145mm, you can get 2 pieces or a folded card from an A4 piece of paper. Smaller and more delicate, a flat piece of 125mm is great for wishing well cards, rsvp cards or save the date cards. As with all these paper sizes, they can also be used as invitations.[/two_third_last]




C6 is a rectangular size slightly larger than the A6 paper, at 114mm by 162 mm. C6 is used occasionally but A6 is much easier to create from A4, so is preferable when making your own invitations.[/two_third_last]
The standard sizes are best used when purchasing standard envelopes to send your invites and cards. However, custom sized envelope templates can be printed onto A4 paper, using Microsoft Word for example, and cards or invitations could be any size you wish to use.