5 Vellum Wedding Invitation Ideas You Can Do

Oh the Many Uses of Vellum. . .

Translucent vellum paper – it’s versatile, it’s intriguing, it comes in a spectrum of colors and patterns, and it can be used in oh so many ways to decorate and enhance wedding invitations.

From classic to modern, subtle to bold, if you want to use vellum in your wedding invitations, we have an idea to inspire you!

The Classic Vellum Overlay Design

One of the most common vellum invitation designs is a simple overlay. The words are printed directly on the card will be faintly seen through lightweight translucent paper. Plain & delicately draped over invitation wording, a vellum overlay adds softness and intrigue to a design.

How Its Made

For more ideas on attaching vellum overlays visit Decorative Ways to Adhere Vellum Without Adhesive

Silver, black, and white gate fold wedding invitation with clear vellum overlay

Print On The Vellum Overlay

Print directly on a vellum overlay for a sharper, bolder look. Your wording will pop while still allowing the invitation card below to peek through. Perfect for placing over decorative paper or photos, printed vellum overlays are the best of both worlds.

How Its Made

wedding invitation with cream floral patterned vellum wrap

Decorative Vellum Wrap Design

Create a Wrap with your vellum! Not only does a wrap keep your invitation ensemble neat inside of your envelope, it’s also just plain pretty. Wrap around the front and secure with ribbon, or wrap it around the back and secure with adhesive. It’s your wedding, it’s your design

How Its Made

  • LCI Ecru & Pop-Tone Grapesicle Card Stocks
  • Sukashi Cream Floral Vellum – 6 3/4 x 11
  • 1/4 Inch Double Face Cream Satin Ribbon

Modern tiffany blue, black, and white wedding invitation with black vellum personalized belly band

Your Wedding Invitation With A Chic Vellum Band

The vellum belly band is a lighter, more streamlined take on the decorative vellum wrap design. The band shown here is personalized, but it looks nice plain too!

This invitation is a spin on the DIY Banded Invitation Suite. For a detailed materials list, assembly instructions, and printing templates, visit the full tutorial.

How Its Made

Heavy weight translucent vellum paper wedding invitation

Heavy Weight Vellum Paper Cards

A very simple way to incorporate vellum into your invitations is to just print right on it, leaving you with modern, translucent cards.

The invitation card shown here was printed on a heavy weight 48lb vellum. This is significantly heavier and sturdier than the vellum shown in the previous examples (17-29lb sheets), and is the equivalent of a 65lb card stock.

How have you used vellum in your invitations? Post a comment and tell us about it!


  1. simone says:

    I realy love this “Decorative Vellum Wrap Design (Sukashi Cream Floral Vellum)”.
    I would like to know de price. Can u help me? Att, Simone

  2. simone says:

    Hi, sorry about my english and about my questions, but i have many doubts.

    I live in Italy, and here i can’t find vellum wrap, just pocket.Thats wy i’m looking for invitations in net.

    Let me explain what i really want, so maybe you can help me.
    I desire one vellum wrap (floral, lace white or cream) and inside just one paper (white or pearl with the text + and one delicatede ribbon .

    can you understand me? can you help ? Att, Simone.

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Simone,

      We offer floral vellum in a variety of sizes and colors. The 5 1/4 x 11 vellum works well as a wrap around a 5 1/8 x 7 (A7) card. Please find our A7 traditional cream and white cards here:

      5 1/8 x 7 (A7) Traditional Blank Cards

      We also offer lots of invitation ribbon in various sizes, colors, and in satin or chiffon.

      Although we do not offer a floral vellum wrap invitation in a kit, you can pick and choose your own components from the links above.

      Please let us know if you have any questions!

  3. Laura says:

    Hello! Does anyone know where I can find damask patterned paper like this one in this invitation? I live in Romania, but I can’t find it anywhere here or on the entire internet … Can anyone help me please? I really need this for my wedding invitations.

  4. raciela ramiro says:

    hi. im from the Philippines. I would like to ask if you have vellum papers printed with white swirl or damask design measuring 8.5×11 inches? I am planning to use it for a wine glass lampshade.
    thank you.