Inspired Invites: Wedding Invitation Ideas and Stationery

Welcome guests to your wedding in style, allowing the pretty paper and detailed designs you’ve meticulously chosen to serve as a first look for friends and family of the celebration that’s to come. Infuse the invitations (and beyond, from the save the date to thank you notes) with personal flair or go with a traditional air — whatever suits your fancy. Get inspired by these wedding invitation ideas!

By Nicole Barley | Photographs by Cayla Zahoran

Oui, Oui!

“Letterpress continues to be a growing force in the invitation industry, as they expand their designs through the use of metallic foils, colors, edging, and digital liners.” — Evvy Diamond and Amy Bass, Owners of Nota Bene

Inspired Invites - Wedding Invitation Ideas

Bella Figura letterpress invitations featuring foil stamping and letterpress ink, pink foil edging, and fleur de lis graphic element, including coaster, striped envelope, invitation, save the date, and place card. Available at Nota Bene Fine Paper Boutique. Photographed on yellow and white polka dot silk, $14.99 per yard, Loom Exquisite Textiles.

Floral Delivery

“For the client’s floral themed, vintage chic backyard wedding, we subtly incorporated her color scheme of yellow and teal into the various pieces, and played with both handwritten, calligraphy scripts and retro fonts. The vintage, retro feeling was carried through into custom signs made for the groom’s beer cart at the reception.” — Barb Johnson, Owner of More Than Words Fine Papers

Inspired Invites - Wedding Invitation Ideas

Custom-designed floral invitation set, including envelope, reply card, pamphlet for out-of-town- guests featuring raffia ribbons, and note from couple. Available at More Than Words Fine Papers. Photographed on coral Dupioni silk, $19 per yard, Loom Exquisite Textiles.

Mad About You

“Classically elegant invitations that are rich in colors and textures are the perfect way to announce your wedding. Incorporate a beautiful jewel tone into you invitation stationery in an unexpected way — a deep purple envelope printed using an ecru ink, for instance.” — Anne Lehman, Owner of Anne Lehman Design

Inspired Invites - Wedding Invitation Ideas

Custom-designed invitation suite inspired by the grandeur of Venice, featuring pearlescent paper and gold ribbon, including oversized envelope and folded invitation, “Mad Libs” card, monogram logo, and accordion program. Available at Anne Lehman Design. Photographed on anemone faux silk fabric, $24 per yard, Loom Exquisite Textiles.

Golden Harvest

“The Save the Date card does not have to match the wedding suite.” — Sara Hargreaves, Owner of Scribe Fine Papers

Inspired Invites - Wedding Invitation Ideas

Adair Wheat Wedding Suite by Bernard Maisner, newly gold engraved from a French menu, circa 1850, including envelope, invitation, coaster, and place card. Handmade bronze swirl menu holders and place card holders — horizontal, $15; tall, $20. Pre-order required. Available at Scribe Fine Papers. Photographed on pink pearl embroidered silk, $35 per yard, Loom Exquisite Textiles.

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