Unexpected Wedding Invitation Trends You’ll Love

Need a little wedding invitation inspiration?  Read about these wedding stationery ideas we love right now.

We love a good old-fashioned wedding invitation, but we also love trendsetting stationery that’s totally personalized.

Everything from the stamps to the RSVP card can be made into something unique. 

Custom illustrations, motifs or monograms, creative color palettes, paper alternatives, or even funny wording can inform guests of how much fun they’re about to have at this one-of-a-kind celebration.

Here are some of our favorite wedding invitation trends right now.

Destination Envelope Liner – Hosting your nuptials in a fun, faraway destination? Give a nod to the scenic local on the envelope liner.

Local Wildlife Illustrations – For a rustic outdoor wedding, introduce your guests to the natives with a few illustrations of wildlife they might see during their visit.

Geometric Inserts – Have fun with different shaped inserts. As long as the invitation envelope follows the usual postal guidelines (to avoid extra postage charges) you can fill the inside with any shapes your heart’s desire.

Laser-Cut Paper – For a really creative take on your invite, go for a custom laser-cut design. 

Cootie Catcher – Treat your guests to a blast from the past with a pre-folded cootie catcher tucked inside the invitation. Have a few ceremony details printed on the inside.

Love Timeline – Walk your guests through your love story with a fun timeline of events (think: first date, first kiss and the proposal story).

Passport Save-the-Dates & Invitations – If you’re hosting a destination wedding, it’s nice to give guests the 411 on local restaurants, attractions or recommended activities for their stay. Label it their personal “wedding passport” to round out the theme.

Non-Paper – Trade out paper and surprise guests with an invitation printed on a different material, like wood. 

Pennant Flags – How fun is this? Print some details on different colored pennant flags—your invitation will totally steal the spotlight come wedding season.

Handkerchiefs – You know, for all those happy tears. (And how perfect is this for a vintage wedding?)

Playful RSVP Cards – If you have a furry friend who’s part of the family, incorporate them into your stationery. An illustration of your pet with a fun speech bubble and a bit of dialogue about how fun the event will be ensuring an RSVP “yes” rate of 100 percent.

Creative Address – Make the envelope stand out with a unique way of addressing them. Another fun idea: If you’re hosting a few different events, it’s helpful to put them all on the same RSVP card—along with a “How excited are you?” fill-in thermometer. 

Bold Prints – A suite can have multiple different patterns in it as long as they hold true to a clear color palette. 

Nod to the Proposal – If you want to print something personalized on the back of the invitations, pull inspiration from your proposal. Include a picture or illustration of the location. 

Calligraphy – We love what calligraphy can do to an envelope. Case and point: This gorgeous navy and gold invitation.

Folded Elements – Wedding trend alert! Let’s talk about folded wedding invitations.

They are super versatile. Perfect amount of space to fit all of your wedding information for your guests on one card. There’s so many folded options: tri-fold, gatefold, z fold just to mention a few.

It not only saves money if you are on a budget, but you can spend the saved pennies on things such as venue illustrations, wedding maps or day of stationery essentials.

Illustrations not only get oooo’s and ahhhhh’s from excited guests that receive them on the stationery, becoming memories for years to come.

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Wedding stationery trends come and go, so you need to inject your own style and personality into them.

After all, your save the date cards and invites are the first clues that your guests will have as to how the day will pan out.

And we’re here to help in any way we can!  Get in touch or visit the shop to browse some ideas.

If you’re finding you’re scrambling for inspiration, check out our curated collections of wedding images here.  We know there will be something here to kick start your creativity!

Your day is going to be brilliant and amazing – and we couldn’t be happier for you two!

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