50 Fresh Summer Wedding Invitations
Summertime: The season of pool parties, barbeques, camp outs, and (of course!) weddings. What better time of year to tie than knot that when the sun is shining and the grass is green? Summer wedding details are always a dream to coordinate, especially when they include festive elements like outdoor lounge areas, summer signature drinks, gorgeous wedding party ensembles, and the perfect paper goods to highlight the season.
As you start planning your summertime celebration, the best place to start (after you pick a date and venue, that is!) is with your invitation suite. And, since you're tying the knot during the hottest season of the year, pretty much anything geared towards light and bright goes. Opt for a set that's bold and colorful, sweet and subtle (we like watercolors), or covered in seasonal flowers (you can't go wrong with peonies and dahlias). This is also your chance to indulge your love of all things nautical. From sailor stripes to invitations covered in oceanic maps, there are so many ways to bring your love of the beach into your summertime suite. Believe us, your guests will love a summer-themed note as much as you do.
If you're looking for a way to kick off the best summer event of the season, look no further than the following invitation suites from real weddings. Start your own paper suite search with an idea or two pulled from these amazing, warm-weather sets that just so happen to be perfectly suited to the season. Here are all of our favorite wedding stationery ideas for summer nuptials.
From the floral illustrations to the elegant hand-lettering, and bright, airy color scheme, this invitation suite by Simply Jessica Marie might just be one of the prettiest summer ensembles (it was inspired by Anthropologie!) we've seen yet.
Little Piece of Italy
A citrus-themed set, complete with a map of Italy's most enviable areas, screams warm-weather (and celebration!).
This black and yellow suite (designed by the bride and printed by UNO.LA), is bound to remind guests of a common summer sight—bumble bees.
"Summerize" a traditional suite—this clean, classic beauty was created by Oak & Orchid—with a hibiscus envelope liner.
Plenty of Blooms
Make like J. Ro Co and dress up a pink-themed invitation set with an in-season bloom. You can't go wrong by choosing one of summer's most beloved flowers: the garden rose.
Sure, arid deserts exist all year round, but there's something about the warm-weather season that makes a cacti-themed suite feel even more appropriate. Whether you're getting hitched in Arizona or are simply a succulent fan, these cacti, monstera, and palm-leaf notes (by Vine Island!) are sure to inspire.
Forget "open sesame"—these foldable floral cards, by Benevent Planner, make the expression "open anemone" more appropriate.
While butterflies dominate the majority of this wedding's day-of paper goods, the invites, created by Ben Kendall, feature another popular summer motif: pineapples.
These calligraphed Shimmer and Stain acrylic slabs may be see-through, but the seasonal stamps, help to highlight the warm-weather season.
Getting hitched in Hawaii? These Julie Song luau-inspired invites—complete with Hawaii's state flower, the hibiscus—say you are.
Planning a summer wedding doesn't always translate to sending out floral-filled, sunset-hued suites. This gray, nautical-inspired set by Minted is subtly-seasonal, without going over the top.
On the other hand, if majorly-floral is your thing, a yellow, red, and orange mum and lily border, seen on this Stephanie Fishwick invite, might be more up your ally.
Adding a map of your venue's surrounding body of water to your paper goods? It doesn't get more summer-ready than that.
The best part about transparent invites? These show off their surroundings (and bold K. Dunks Creative calligraphy!) and look even better when placed by summery objects, like oysters.
Lighten up moody navy invites (these are also from Minted!) with laser cut-outs. It pairs perfectly with a Mediterranean tile-inspired motif, as evidenced by this patterned save-the-date.
This cheerful stationery suite by Goodheart Design is all about the palette. The peach and blue color scheme feels fresh, modern, and oh-so wonderful for a summer wedding day.
Is there anything better than a summer wedding by the sea? These gorgeous, ocean-inspired invitations from Kate Paulson Creative lead us to believe there is not.
Watercolor details and lettering lend a fresh, open-air feeling to these summer wedding invitations from Nicole Miyuki. The color palette is soft and right for the season.
A pop of color always seems like a good idea for warm weather celebrations, and this coral palette definitely fits the bill. The watercolor florals and lettering by Lazaro Press & Design just add to the seasonal ambiance.
Simple and classic stationery can be a gorgeous addition to a summer wedding. Don't these marble invitations by Paperzest look cool enough to keep even the most intense summer heat at bay?
Gold-foil hand-calligraphed lettering by Julie Song Ink brings a hint of metallic to this amazing summer invitation suite—the best complement to its incredible floral motif.
A summery design doesn't have to include all the brightest colors. Instead, this soft, blush stationery suite from Kelsey Malie Calligraphy adds a pop of color to the celebration without feeling too over the top.
Bold and Bright
Nothing says "summer" like a Palm Springs wedding. And this invitation suite by Amber Moon Design is just the bold, bright, and slightly whimsical detail this season and this celebration deserve.
Something about this invitation suite (the red, white, and blue color palette, perhaps?) feels utterly festive for a midsummer wedding. Stationer Mekala Tinnin of Tie That Binds created the ensemble on recycled textile paper and added an extra statement with a lush floral envelope liner.
Much of this summer suite was inspired by the couple's wedding location—the bride's parents' estate. Lettered Olive added laser-cut details and a gorgeous, subtle color palette reminiscent of all those summer greens to complete the display.
This soft blue color palette will make your guests think of just one thing: An ocean-front destination. Cotton Paperie designed this letterpressed suite using several shades of blue and thick cotton paper.
Bright colors, cool motifs, and fun and quirky details all come together for this wonderful summer invitation suite by Momenti Design Studio. The extra-fun save-the-date card included a QR code guests could scan to watch a sweet save-the-date video.
The pale blue and white stripes, and bright blue accents on this summer invitation suite definitely bring the wedding's Caribbean location to mind. Lulu & Roo added a pelican detail to the ensemble in honor of the birds the couple saw when first visiting their venue.
These vibrant, cactus-covered wedding invitations from Katlem Design are ideal for a summery, Southwestern-inspired wedding. The envelope liner continues the theme beautifully!
Laser Cut Look
A fun and fresh way to bring the summery look of your venue straight to your wedding guests? A laser cut invitation like this one from Cheree Berry Paper.
Is there anything more summery than summer camp? These rustic, summer camp-ready wedding invitations were a collaborative effort by the bride and her mother, and turned out just right for the season.
Elegant and Elevated
Pay homage to your ballet days with a monogram (this one was created by Aerialist Press!) inspired by pointe shoe ribbons.
"She has absolutely beautiful work and was so gracious and helpful in getting us all squared away with our invitations and other paper goods," says this suite's bride of Venamour's Lisa Hedge, who designed her pretty floral stationery.
This bright yellow-and-green invitation suite, from Cheree Berry Paper, includes gold foiling and custom illustrations, a die-cut lemon reply card, and a playful mini "Dos and Don'ts" handbook ("DO join us for a welcome dinner," "DON'T worry about driving home").
Looking for something decidedly modern? Take inspiration from this Minted suite, which features an abstract jewel design in different shades of blue.
Name a more dynamic summer color combination than blue and white. Phyllis Roth of By Invitation Only Designs designed this china pattern-inspired letterpress stationery, including an invitation sent in a pocket-fold and a save-the-date featuring the couple's monogram.
Look to the stars for paper suite inspiration. Here, Keri Bronk uses images of the moon as a major motif.
Talk about top-notch presentation! This couple's invitations from Brown Linen Design were sent out in a wooden cigar box filled with the details of their destination wedding weekend. The inside lid of the box featured an aerial-view photograph of the Observatory at Alta Lakes and where exactly the wedding day activities and festivities would take place.
If you're getting hitched in the woods, these TPD Design House letterpressed invites, with rustic twine, laser-cut wood pieces, and other forrest-inspired accents, might inspire your own.
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