For this Christmas wedding, the couple added a religious accent to their invitations—a green, velvet band bearing a debossed cross.
This cool wedding invite is designed by the bride and groom like it is a modern brochure. Each piece carries beautiful images and typography and although I’m not sure if the images in these wedding invites are of the bride and groom’s own album. That would be great way to personalize it though, wouldn’t it?
This is a brilliant idea to send a wedding invitation inside an old metal film canister. It takes a bit of winding up to get the whole strip in but it is going to leave guests in awe when they pull out the full invite. Even the canister itself can be designed to be part of the wedding theme.
Cheree Berry Paper dreamt up the floral design that was used throughout this couple’s wedding, including all over the stationery suite.
This groom drew inspiration from 1960s postcards to design his invitations. He then worked with Cards of Wood to print them on wood veneer.
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The colors contrasted gorgeously on this timeless, moody wedding stationery.
Vintage passport-inspired invitations clued guests in on the destination of this wedding.
Here’s an engraved invitation, though not on paper. The invitation is engraved and cut into a 4 mm clear acrylic sheet while the envelope is separately designed and printed with a digital printer. The invite is designed by the groom himself for his wedding back in 2013.
Let your guests have some fun and scratch the date of your wedding on your invitation card. Here’s a handy DIY guide for you to create this with metallic acrylic paint and dishwashing liquid.
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Here is an island-inspired wedding invite. The breathtaking Greek island of Amorgos has the perfect sandy beach and picturesque backgrounds for wedding ceremonies. And all that is clearly shown in this quaint, down-to-earth and truly lovely wedding invite.
Hand-painted flora and fauna were paired with fern cut-outs for these woodsy Yeti and the Beast invitations.
Instead of a regular card that guests will take only one look then put away, why not let them build the invite themselves. Oh, don’t worry, it will be fun! Like this cutout teepee invite that you can put together with sticks and glue. And it doubles as a nice desk ornament.
Here’s another idea you can use to spice up the traditional wedding invite. How about using a Viewmaster to deliver the invitations instead? Put your pictues into a custom image reel and send it off with the wedding card, and of course a Viewmaster. Guests can check out your photos and have a bit of fun themselves.
Illustrations covered everything from the itinerary to the envelope liner in this stationery suite by Wide Eyes Paper Co.
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Kitkat Pecson created this Adventure for Two wedding invitations for couples who love to travel as much as they do each other. The invite basically tells the whole love story with colorful maps and cultural references as the backdrop. Couples who have gone through so much to be together might also be able to appreciate the ambition of this design in trying to depict their journey towards marriage.
This bride based her entire wedding off of her artsy invitations by The Wells Makery, which showcased a mix of deep and muted shades.
Any successful concoction is made up of the right ingredients and the right methods – relationships included! Hence, it is perfectly fitting for a wedding invite to be made into a recipe. This one is a recipe printed on what looks like a chopping board, great for a foodie couple.
Colorful, marbled paper and feather adornments made these August Blume invitations so memorable.
Watercolor blues lined this suite’s envelopes, and the cards themselves included metallic text.
Amy aka the bride created these invites to her surprise wedding under the guise of her two year old’s birthday party. With a pair of 3D decoder glasses, guests can get looped in on the double celebration they will be attending.
A tile print decorated this meaningful Haute Papier stationery suite, which was inspired by Lebução, Portugal, where the bride’s father grew up.
An invite in a can – now tell me this isn’t interesting. Apart from serving as an envelope for the wedding invite, guests also receive instructions to tie the cans to the back of the couple’s car for the ceremonial “Just Married” drive-away.
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For paper goods that’ll stand out to your guests, get inspired by these creative stationery suites.
Here is another invite fit for the couple who loves to travel. It is basically a map to the wedding venue printed on a hankerchief. And despite what you think of the material, the outcome looks stunning, plus, unlike other wedding invites which end up as part of the decor or get thrown away, you can actually reuse this wedding invite.
Karen is a rights advocate lawyer, and Michael is a Grammy-nominated sound engineer. Music brought them together so it is only fitting that their invite should be delivered in music form. Their invite is a record player, that when spun, will play a song they wrote together. Watch the video to see how this amazing design works.
These brides enlisted Jolie & Co. to design their watercolor invitations, which were finished with a lovely deckled edge. “The stationery was one of the elements of the wedding that I felt really strongly about,” one woman shared with us.
Elements of the botanical border used on the wedding invitation were used in smaller ways on the rest of the suite.
This bride and groom included something unique on one of their inserts—five circular swatches meant to represent the shades that they wanted their guests to dress in.
These ocean-inspired invitations were adorned with calligraphy and watercolor accents. The couple’s initials were also placed in the top corner of the envelopes.
Custom raw-silk folios by Regas held the wedding invitations for this cool wedding. They also contained booklets that listed the rest of the celebration’s details.
Photographs of the couple made these invitations one-of-a-kind. The shimmering pink accents helped it pop.
This wedding invitation made of a record with a creative sleeve will show your love for music and vintage things. The wedding invite itself is printed on the record, which is made of paper so it doesn’t play like the one you saw previously, but still, how often do you see your name printed on a record?
Pieces of this unexpected stationery suite boasted different designs, making the mix uniquely eclectic.
How about sending your wedding invites like a polaroid. A polaroid sleeve keeps your wedding photo, the invite, RSVP card, map to the venue and other “pieces” of information together in this cute, modern and cheeky way to ask people to save the date.
The season is here and you probably have received a wedding invite or two a couple of months back. A lot of work goes into the preparation for a wedding ceremony and while some wedding invitations are printed or handwritten, they carry a personal touch.
Here is an incredible and unusual invitation that serves as a makeshift countdown timer to the wedding day itself. The card has a front wheel that the guest can turn to correctly indicate how many days are left to the wedding day itself. The couple has since tied the knot, back in 2012.
Stationer Alissa Bell hand-applied gold leaf to this letterpressed wedding stationery.
Wouldn’t It Be Lovely looked to vintage ski posters and postcards before designing this bright, fun, and seasonal stationery suite.
These wedding invitations however have taken the personal touch to another level. Some of these creative invitations will blow your mind, be it the do-it-yourself teepee, an edible invitation card, one inside a can and even a record player that you can play. I’m not going to spoil it any further, take a look for yourself.
This invitation with an amazing-looking sleeve contains all the favourite love songs from the couple inside a vinyl record. A truly personal approach and a heartfelt way to tell the guests how they want them all to be part of their moment of unity. The sleeve also shows the groom and bride’s illustrated portrait inside a heart.
Now here is an invite that may leave you out of breath. It’s a Save the Date sent via balloon. The details are printed onto the balloons, then all you need to do is pick a color. Now that’s what I call a bubbly invitation.
We love the prominent font used on this stationery suite, and how its warm colors—bronze, red, and pink—go surprisingly well with the dark-blue accents.
“I stared at the invitation box for an hour when I got it,” shared this bride, who was that impressed. The Amber Moon Design suite included calligraphy by Curlicue Designs, plus the couple’s crest by Emily J. Snyder.
Everything about this Rock Paper Scissors invitation suite was inspired by the mountains near the couple’s wedding, from the watercolor landscape to the shape of the die-cut festivities card.
Details were creatively framed on these pink, white, and gold wedding invitations.
Your wedding invitations are one of the first representations of your celebration’s vibe, whether it centers around a color palette, destination, season, or some other theme. They’re meant to inform your attendees of the event’s details, but they’re also a good way to get everyone excited about your big day. So, don’t be afraid to turn to the rest of your wedding’s elements for inspiration, even if that leaves you with a stationery suite that isn’t quite “traditional.” The more creative, the better!
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Prints of the English landscape lined the light-blue envelopes holding the invitations for this Jane Austen-inspired event.
A Day in May designed this stationery suite, which was personalized with the couple’s overlapping initials. The front page of the papers also featured their names cut out.
Want to tell your love story and send a wedding invite? Do it in an infographic, and put the ceremony details in the back. The 14.8cm by 42 cm long infographic, bearing vintage illustrations, is folded twice and fitted into an custom envelope. Over 400 couples all over the UK have told their story in this form.
Tell your guests that you’re going to get married in a form of an edible board game! The game board elements, spinner, tokens and playing cards are all cookies and you can actually play the game. It’s a “sweet” way to invite your friends to your wedding party.
Talk about custom. Ellen Weldon Design created these invitations using the bride’s stunning paintings.
Getting mail that isn’t an advertisement or a bill is usually seen as a pleasant surprise. But don’t you want the members of your guest list to be downright excited when they open up your wedding invitation? Of course, the reason behind it should be exciting enough—you and your spouse are getting married! But the design can offer its own sort of thrill by being as one-of-a-kind as your relationship.
For ideas, turn to real couples like you. The following invitations were more than just pieces of paper—they were works of art.
This wedding stationery featured a blend of Turkish and Californian elements (including lanterns and citrus), much like the rest of the couple’s celebration.
You’ll likely spend a significant amount of time selecting, wording, and distributing the stationery for your big day, not to mention deciding on who to send it to. Make the process worth it by picking a style that you truly love, and that your nearest and dearest will want to put on display on their fridges, memo boards, or somewhere else in their homes. One of the best ways to guarantee both? Choosing paper goods that are truly unique.