Today we’re looking at wedding stationery, and wedding invites. Wedding invitations can do so much to set the tone of your day, so that people will know what type of wedding to expect. From fun cartoon styles, traditional letterpress and glamorous gilding to romantic and personalised love stories, you can find the perfect invitation for whatever your personality as a couple.
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Comic Strip Style Wedding Invite
Three Egg Design at Etsy.com
We love this very retro, very whimsical idea for wedding invites. It’s a great way to include the story of your relationship in fabulous colours and is sure to make quite the impact on your guests when they receive it! How could you NOT RSVP?!
For an equally cute but personalised alternative, think about getting a caricature wedding invitation done, perhaps based on an engagement photo? Or for a real burst of colour, try Rosy Days – Wedding Stationery, who create unique designs based on your wedding style and venue in a wonderfully fun cartoon style.
Couture Stationery Collection
Pretty as a Picture. Dublin
If you really want to inject personality into your wedding stationery, couture letterpress is a brilliant way to go. Pretty as a Picture provide a bespoke letterpress service and can design an entire range of stationery to include save the dates, table names and bridal shower invites (as above) to your specifications. They work by putting together a mood board of your style, your passions and your ideas for what you want your wedding to be like, and drafting several drawings before creating a range that’s as unique as you are.
Laser Cut Invites with Ribbon Finish
Save the Date Invitations
For a romantic and feminine feel to your invites, consider something similar to this laser cut floral edge cream invite with statement silk bow by Save the Date!
Vintage Minimalist – Calligraphy
Amelia Jane at Etsy.com
Calligraphy is a beautiful, fresh and romantic way to have your wedding invites written up. Think about hiring a calligrapher, and use simple, plain off white card for a modern look with a dreamy feel.
Fun Poloroid-Inspired Invites & RSVPs
Ello There at Etsy.com
These poloroid style invites are ideal for those planning a particularly peppy wedding day! They add a whimsical feel while also being very personal. Wedding photos are popular for thank you cards such as The Parlour Press‘s wonderful vintage-style photo thank you cards (which we definitely suggest you take a look at!), but why not use a great photo of you both as an invite too?
Traditional Monogrammed Invitation
For a traditional black tie affair, we love the idea of monogrammed stationery. This invite by Finer Details certainly gives an air of sophistication to your celebration even before your guests know where your fabulous celebration will be held!
Luxurious Gold/Silver Foil Stamping – Bella Figura Foil Stamping at Pretty as a Picture
Pretty as a Picture
Bella Figura letterpress is a style of foil stamping to create a gilded look on the face and the sides of card. This style of stationery is done by Dublin based wedding stationery suppliers Pretty as a Picture. Bella Figura can be mixed with letterpress or used on its own as all-foil printing with all foil printing (Pretty as a Picture recommends think matte gold on shiny gold for a real ‘wow’ factor!) It is perfect for a gold or silver themed wedding, for a 20s style vintage inspired celebration, or a thoroughly elegant affair.
Quirky Art-Deco Inspired Invites & RSVPs
Feather & Ink
This invite by Feather & Ink displays a beautiful modern art deco style and can be customised to your own colour scheme. It’s clean lines and contrasting colours make for a very contemporary feel to a vintage style.
Handmade Origami Booklet Style Invite
Steph’s Personalised Cards
For something with more of a traditional feel, Steph’s Personalised Cards and Designer Weddings are two stationery designers to consider. This origami style invite from Steph’s Personalised Cards is a more unusual take on the traditional.
Your Love Story Wedding Invites/Save-the-Dates
Love story invites are a major trend for 2013 weddings, and we think they’re a great way to share your personal story with your guests.
Floral Print Invite with Quote
White or Cream
White or Cream‘s Beggan wedding invite is a stunning display of graphic design for wedding stationer. We love the way the whole collection sits together, bound by a pretty floral design. The collection is simple yet intricate and the quote provides a unique and romantic feel.
Bottle Shaped Rustic Vineyard Wedding Invite, Save-the-Dates & RSVPs
Al Road on Notonthehighstreet.com
A very non-trational shape for wedding invites, this set including a bottle shaped day invite was created for a vineyard wedding in the U.S. We love this rustic look with a bit of a twist as it shows that you can really think outside of the box(y) when it comes to your stationery!
By Karen Birney
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Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.