Your wedding stationery sets the stage for many elements of your big day – two big ones being the style and the theme. With that in mind, it’s important to make sure such details are as fabulous as possible.
After nailing the perfect invitation wording, it’s time to ensure you have the stationary design to match. Follow your theme, but don’t be afraid to think outside the box and choose a design that truly speaks to you. After all, you can only make one first impression. Wow your guests with one (or a combination) of these 13 unique wedding invitation ideas.
1. Sketch Your Love
Nothing says adorable like having a personalized illustration of you and your partner on your wedding invitations. From simple vectors to hand-drawn sketches, pick an illustration style that represents you as a couple.
2. Explore Tropical Vibes
Infuse your wedding stationery with the tropical essence of the rainforest — ideal for the brides wanting a beach or outdoor reception. Incorporate greens and plants in your design to give your guests an idea of what your wedding theme is going to look like.
3. Travel Back in Time
If you’re thinking of throwing a vintage-inspired reception, ditch the traditional paper RSVP’s and write the invites on parchment paper instead. Give your cards a burnt or torn effect around the edges for a truly reminiscing detail.
4. ‘Tag’ Your Guests
Instead of sending out invites that will just end up getting stored or tossed away, try thinking of something your loved ones can actually reuse. These luggage tags by Picket’s Press will certainly be put to good use, especially if you’re having a destination wedding.
5. Say It With Flowers
Flowers never go out of style, regardless of which season you get married. Always a classy choice, decorate your cards with exquisite floral designs worthy of being framed.
6. Think Outside The Box
Soak It Up Cloths sends us this cute and whimsical alternative for the brides thinking of incorporating eco-friendly ideas into their wedding. Rather than your usual paper cards, these invitations are printed on a sponge cloth guests can later make use of for their household chores.
7. Let It Scroll
Recreate the magic and elegance of the medieval period by writing your wedding invitations on a papyrus scroll. Your guests will be pleasantly surprised as they unravel an elegant request to attend your nuptials.
8. Embrace Watercolors
Give your wedding invitations an artistic flair with hand-painted watercolor artwork – ideal for the artsy or bohemian bride. A simple color gradient will do the trick, but don’t shy away from using bold colors to make your invites pop even more.
9. Find Inspiration in Scenery
Find inspiration in nature by incorporating the beauty of the landscape surrounding your venue into your invitations.
10. Keep It Minimalist
No need to overdo your wedding invitations with ostentatious elements. Go minimalist and keep it simple by sticking to a monochrome design that focuses on beautiful typography.
11. Favor Your Guests
Turn your invitations into adorable gifts for your guests. A cute bookmark, a scented candle or even a box of sweets is sure to be well received as your guests get their invites in the mail.
12. Seal Your Love
A custom wax seal is a chic and stylish addition to any wedding invite. Create a monogram of you and your partner’s initials or a modern symbol representative of your love.
13. Go for an Abstract Design
Looking for a chic and modern aesthetic for the unconventional bride? Try a marble inspired design for a spectral yet elegant look your guests will love.
Do you have any other wedding invitation ideas that we didn’t cover here? Let us know in the comments — we’d love to hear from you! If you’re still in the process of wedding planning, why not check out our article on 11 Fun Ways to Spice Up Your Wedding Place Cards for more inspiration?