If you’re obsessed with the Lord of the Rings books written by J.R.R. Tolkien — or the trio of movies made 50 years later by Peter Jackson — then a LOTR-themed wedding could be the perfect way to celebrate your love.
Whether you go all out with a Lord of the Rings theme for your venue, decor and attire or only choose to incorporate specific elements, one of the best ways to prepare your guests for what to expect is with the right wedding invitation. And that means finding the perfect Lord of the Rings wedding invitations to set the tone for your special day.
Despite the popularity of the movies, there may not be as much choice for Lord of the Rings invitations as you think. To help you find the perfect invitations, or a site that will help you create your own, we’ve curated a list of all of the best places to shop. So read on to find the site — or the invite — that’s right for you.
The Best Sites for Ready-Made Lord of the Rings Wedding Invitations
We get it, not every couple has time to design their own invitations or spend time customizing and tweaking an existing template that isn’t good enough as is.
So, if you’re looking for Lord of the Rings wedding invitations that require no work other than the actual purchase process, here are the best sites to consider.
If you’re looking for elegance and luxury, then Paper Truly is your best bet. Its ready-made Lord of the Rings wedding invitation set features an inner envelope printed on felt textured paper, insert cards, RSVP cards and a leaf to use as an envelope for your invitation.
These invitations feature a printed, aged parchment background with a faded map of Middle Earth. Everything about these invitations can be customized from size and number of cards to paper types, paper colors, ink colors and fonts.
You can also order a sample pack to make sure you like them or contact the company for a quote.
These Elvish-style invites are laser-cut individually and are available in a variety of colors. You can order a sample — which includes stock, non-customizable wording and a paper color swatch book — before committing to a full order.
Once you submit an order, the company will create a digital proof for you to approve. Once any revisions are completed and final approval is given, they will cut and print your invites and ship them out to you.
Downloadable Lord of the Rings Wedding Invitations
If you have the time and the inclination to take on printing the invites, then downloadable templates are a great way to save a bit of money.
There are some great Lord of the Rings templates on Etsy — some of them available for a steal. When purchasing the invitation of your choice, you simply send the seller your wedding information such as your names, wedding date and location.
After editing the design with your information, the seller will send you a proof of your invitation to approve. Once you’re satisfied with the product, the seller will send you a high-resolution PDF. You then have the option to print them out at home or take them to a professional print shop.
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Downloadable invitation bundles
If you’re looking for the entire package of invites, save the date cards and RSVP cards, then these bundles could be just what the wizard ordered.
The 9 Best Websites for Custom Lord of the Rings Wedding Invitations
Finding exactly what you want in a ready-made invitation isn’t always realistic; especially when shopping for a less common theme such as the Lord of the Rings. Finding a site that offers custom invitations will ensure you get exactly what you want without sacrificing on a professional finish.
Here are nine of the best sites that offer custom wedding invitation options.
Bread and Jaim
Bread and Jaim is a great option for any couple who wants their invitations to literally look like a
work of art. This Etsy shop offers hand-painted invitations on cotton rag paper. The image is of your choosing as is the font, layout and colors used.
The invites come with matching cotton rag envelopes and you have the option of adding wax seals or ribbons to make it extra special. As an added bonus, the original watercolor artwork from your invitations will be mailed to you as a keepsake.
If being environmentally-friendly is important to you and your spouse-to-be, Greenvelope is worth checking out. This site emulates the experience of opening a printed invitation so your wedding guests can have a traditional and memorable moment.
The site allows you to create your own online e-vites, customize an existing one or create a custom invite from scratch with one of the site’s designers. All existing designs are created by independent artists and, while none of the existing invites are in a Lord of the Rings theme, some of the ‘romantic’ designs could be modified to work for a LOTR wedding.
Minted is like a one-stop shop for all of your wedding stationery needs. Whether you want a watercolor illustration or a map of your venue, a Minted artist will work with you to create custom wedding stationery.
The consultation is free and you’ll even receive no-charge envelope addressing, which takes a time-consuming task off of your hands.
Mixbook offers fully customizable photo wedding invitations which is perfect for couples who do a Lord of the Rings style engagement photo shoot. If photos aren’t your thing, there are a number of photo-free designs to choose from as well.
You can also choose the layout, fonts, colors, paper shape and can even tack on special features such as foiled stamped save the date cards.
Paper Source is a great option for those who aren’t as tech-savvy.
If you have trouble uploading your own design or customizing an existing template, a virtual consultant can walk you through the process. To get some help, you simply book an appointment to get help at a time that works for you. The best part? The consultation is free.
There is also a wide selection of invitations that cater to different personalities and budgets.
Shutterfly is yet another site that offers you the option of uploading your own design or customizing an existing invitation’s text and photos.
It has premium wedding card options like tri-fold, gate-fold and foil-stamped wedding invitations and you can upgrade to a coordinated set of wedding stationery that includes an RSVP card, enclosure card and custom envelope liners.
Not just for business cards, Vistaprint is a great option for custom wedding invitations. You can upload your own design or take advantage of the site’s graphic design services. If you opt for the latter, a professional designer will work with you to create a custom invitation or an entire wedding stationery suite.
If you do opt to work with a professional, you can either talk with your designer in a half-hour video chat or provide written feedback through the website with three rounds of revisions.
Zazzle is a great option for anyone who doesn’t want to mess around with uploading their own design or having to do a ton of customization. With more than 2,000 medieval-themed wedding invites, you’re sure to find one to suit your Lord of the Rings theme.
If you do want to customize an existing template, all of the templates can be easily modified to fit your theme and colors. You can also create your own from scratch.
Like many of its competitors, Zola offers customization of existing templates or the ability to create your own design.
Whether you go the DIY route by uploading a design to the site or customize an existing invite, you can take advantage of its free guest addressing, free envelopes and free shipping. This not only makes it super convenient for you, but saves you a lot of time.