Creative wedding invitations are an excellent way to express your individual wedding style. Choosing just one design has to be one of the most difficult and overwhelming decisions of the wedding planning process, but don’t let it be. Enjoy this time and be creative. I found it helpful to narrow the decisions down by theme and taking it from there. This way there are less choices and you can focus on the designs within that category.
My wedding invite experience was fortunately a positive one. All my guests boasted how they knew the invites were from me before they even opened it. They had my retro style, favorite colors, and personal touch to them. Don’t let your invites get lost in the shuffle, create or choose a design that represents your unique style that your guests will admire.
Retro / Vintage Invitations
Throwing a Rockabilly bash or channeling your inner Miss Monroe? Be inspired by these retro and vintage themed creative invites sure to make your blast from the past event one of a kind.
Rustic / Woodsy / Farm Invitations
Are you more of a tree hugger? Check out these creative wedding invitations sure to satisfy your inner green goddess. Consider choosing paper that contains recycled, post consumer waste, or is FSC certified, in order to reduce your carbon footprint while informing your guests (without the guilt) of your upcoming nuptials.
Get even more creative with eco-chic wooden invitations. These modern, yet folksy cards from Night Owl Paper Goods are a clever way to announce your wedding plans to your guests without the fear of tearing or absorbing water damage through the mail. Believe me, these invites will be noticed!
Modern Creative Wedding Invitations
I love modern wedding invitations and personally identify with this style most because of my wanderlust spirit. These are not your mother’s invites. They are perfect for the urban chic, boho, or adventurous couple who wants to keep the wedding information straight and to the point without the fanciness of the traditional wedding invite.
Check out this creative wedding invitation by Minted. It’s a unique minibook! This awesome package contains up to seven pages that can be personalized with photos, travel information, and details about your wedding day, all on matte paper and bound with chic grommets. This is a fantastic option for those of you planning destination weddings and very easy for your guests to carry around for the day of festivites. (I always seem to misplace directions and hotel info that are loose!)
Flowers as we all know, are a major staple of any wedding. Floral designs can cross over into every style category, so why not creatively include them in your wedding invites? The styles below are excellent ways to incorporate flowers while highlighting unique aspects of your personality. I love the vintage flair of the silhouettes on the left and the bold watercolor choice of the design on the right.
I’m drooling over this botanical floral letterpress invite by Minted. This is a fun, creative option for those of you looking to kick your traditional wedding invitation up a notch. Letterpress invites are printed with vintage presses on soft paper, creating beautiful impressions that have amazing texture. The cost is a little higher, but well worth the investment.
Photo Inspired Invitations
What can be more creative than a photo shoot with your partner that can later be used as a wedding invite? This invitation option can be very inexpensive and a fun way to take a break and bond with your mate during the chaos of wedding planning. It’s also totally unique to you and obviously no one can duplicate the “featured” couple. So get creative and get silly. Show your guests how unique you and your partner are!