We love passport wedding invitations and they are some of our best selling destination wedding invitations! Over time we’ve received a lot of questions and great feedback about our passport wedding invitations. So, here is what you need to know if you’re thinking about ordering a passport wedding invitation from us.
MAPS: Most of our passport wedding invitations have a vintage map on the inside of the back cover. We provide this map – you only need to provide one if you have a specific map you would like us to use. But, if you’d like a description under the map, you will need to provide this copy.
THE PASSPORT CARDSTOCK: We do not print metallic inks or do any gold foil with our Passports, we only print metallic cardstocks and papers, which gives the appearance of metallic ink. The metallic cardstock has a slightly shimmery finish, the more ink coverage, or the darker the inks, the less apparent the shimmer is.
INK COLORS: All of our inks are custom, so please provide swatches or inspiration boards if you want a specific color scheme – we can match to almost any color. You can email us the inspiration boards or color ideas to us with your design questionnaire and template.
THE PASSPORT COVER: All of our Passports are printed on metallic cardstocks and papers for the best quality. We always print our Passports are lighter colored cardstocks and papers, usually with medium to darker colored inks. Keep in mind the darker the cover of the Passport, the more the ink can rub off the edges from your guests handling the Passport – and trust us, they will be forever flipping through it and showing it to everyone because it will be AWESOME. That being said, we do recommend a lighter color for the cover. We know that some clients may want a traditional solid navy cover with gold or white ink. For this reason, we have a specialty white ink printed passports available here – we do not print light inks on dark colored cardstock. Also, keep in mind we are printing on the reverse side of the cover as well – if the cardstock was a solid dark color, the reverse side would not be printable.
ENVELOPE COLORS: Envelope colors can be matte or shimmer, depending on what matches your colors the best. Usually, Pearl Shimmer is the best, but when designing your invite we can recommend your best options. Envelope colors are available in our Client Resource Center by downloading the color swatches PDF.
RSVP (if applicable): Your RSVP can be a travel postcard, boarding pass, or luggage tag (templates for these are also in the Client Resource Center. RSVP boarding passes are usually mailed as postcard, but you can request that they are mailed in an envelope (there is an additional cost for the envelopes).
Our passport wedding invitations can have multiple inside pages – there are usually 4 pages inside the Passport (this does not include the cover). The order of pages is usually this: Cover, Inside Cover, Formal Invite Page, Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Inside Back Cover, Back Cover.
More pages can be added for an additional cost, though they must be added in multiples of four to keep within book format (there is an additional fee for added pages). We also offer a simpler, lower cost passport wedding invitation that has no inside pages. The number of pages you need really depends on how much information you want to include for your guests.
We offer two different passport wedding invitation sizes. Our original Passport size is 4.5×6.25″ when folded – we recommend this size if you have a lot of information that you want to provide for your guests. It’s the easiest to read and a more substantial to mail in comparison to our mini sized version. The mini passport wedding invitation, which is 3.5×5″ when folded, is truer to a real Passport in dimension. But, if you have an RSVP, the passport wedding invitation will likely be smaller in size than the RSVP — so, something else to consider.
Still have more questions about our passport wedding invitations or how to get started on your custom passport wedding invitation? Check out our complete list of FAQs.