The 6 Best Places to Request Free Wedding Invitation Samples

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Free wedding invitation samples are mailed out by many of the companies that print wedding invitations so you can get an actual look at the design, color, and the paper for invitations you may consider using for your wedding.

These wedding invitation samples will also give you some design ideas if you plan to make your own wedding invitations or send one online. They're also great examples to help you with the wording on your final invitations, no matter where you decide to order them from.

All of these wedding invitation samples are free with free shipping. In the descriptions, we've noted how many samples you can request and if you need a promo code during checkout. A few of the websites will require you to enter your credit card information even for an order that totals zero.

Tip: You won't be able to personalize most of the wedding invitation samples, they'll come with sample text or a blank area where the text would go. If you're serious about ordering from one of these companies and would like a proof with your wedding details, we recommend calling or emailing them to see if they'll send you a complimentary sample.

The Wedding Shop at Shutterfly

A set of wedding invitation samples with flowers


The Wedding Shop at Shutterfly has two different ways that you can get free samples of their wedding invitations and stationery.

The first way is to order a free sample kit. This is a curated group of various designs that allow you to see how the paper feels and what foil stamping looks like. The free sample kit also includes a 40% off coupon. You'll need to enter a credit card to get the deal but it's 100% free, and you won't be charged.

Another way to get free wedding invitation samples is to pick out 5 different designs with your own wedding details printed on them. Simply choose your invites, enter your personal details, and then add them to your card. Use code 5WEDINVITES to get them mailed to you for free. This offer excludes foil-stamped and glitter invitations.

Minted's Invitation Samples

A set of wedding invitation stationery


Minted Weddings also offers two ways to get wedding invitation samples. You can order a free wedding sample kit that includes five designs and swatches of their premium paper.

Minted also mails out free wedding invitation samples in your choice of design. You'll also get to pick design color and paper type. Keep in mind that the samples won't have any personalized text or photos on them.

To choose which samples you get, find one you like and click Order a Free Sample underneath the thumbnail. Choose the color and any other options available before adding it to your cart.

After you've chosen which free wedding invitation samples you'd like to receive, enter the code 10FREESAMPLES during checkout to get a $10 samples credit. Each of the samples will also come with a matching RSVP card and envelope. Free shipping is included.

You will need to enter your credit card information for this freebie. Make sure that the order says $0 before you submit it.

Vistaprint's Invitation Samples

Ordering free wedding invites from Vistaprint


Vistaprint has a free wedding invitation sample kit that includes various invitation samples in different finishes and sizes, samples of an RSVP card and save the date card with custom envelopes, Samples o programs and menus, and paper samples.

These free wedding invitation sample packs are available in the U.S. and Canada.

MagnetStreet's Invitation Samples

Wedding invites with flowers and lace

Magnet Street

MagnetStreet has some unique wedding invitations that are all printed on magnets.

You can get a free sample pack 3 free wedding invitations and a swatch of your wedding colors.

Elli's Invitation Samples

Elli wedding invitation samples


Elli will ship you one free wedding invitation sample or save the date sample that comes with an envelope, matching response card, and response card envelope.

You'll need to enter the code SAMPLE during checkout to get a sample of your chosen design. Shipping is free and no credit card information is required.

The American Wedding's Invitation Samples

Free wedding invites on their website
The American Wedding

Pick any 5 wedding invitation designs out at The American Wedding and they'll ship you samples of them for free. Click Add to Cart after you've chosen which wedding invitation sample you'd like and then add that invitation to your cart. No discount code is required.

They also have a free wedding invitation sample kit that includes paper samples, a color chart, and more.

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