35 Ideas for Unique Wedding Invitations
Getting mail that isn't an advertisement or a bill is usually seen as a pleasant surprise. But don't you want the members of your guest list to be downright excited when they open up your wedding invitation? Of course, the reason behind it should be exciting enough—you and your spouse are getting married! But the design can offer its own sort of thrill by being as one-of-a-kind as your relationship.
You'll likely spend a significant amount of time selecting, wording, and distributing the stationery for your big day, not to mention deciding on who to send it to. Make the process worth it by picking a style that you truly love, and that your nearest and dearest will want to put on display on their fridges, memo boards, or somewhere else in their homes. One of the best ways to guarantee both? Choosing paper goods that are truly unique.
Your wedding invitations are one of the first representations of your celebration's vibe, whether it centers around a color palette, destination, season, or some other theme. They're meant to inform your attendees of the event's details, but they're also a good way to get everyone excited about your big day. So, don't be afraid to turn to the rest of your wedding's elements for inspiration, even if that leaves you with a stationery suite that isn't quite "traditional." The more creative, the better!
For ideas, turn to real couples like you. The following invitations were more than just pieces of paper—they were works of art.
The groom designed these geometric invitations, which were printed and laser-cut out of cardstock. The result was unique, beautiful, and dynamic.
One Darling Day created desert-inspired wedding invitations using earthy tones and turquoise, which helped drive home the couple's theme for their Palm Springs wedding.
Arney Walker provided the invitations and calligraphy for these pink and gold invitations. While the color palette and scripting are totally classic, the dahlia illustration helps make them different.
A Nod to Palm Fronds
Luster Designs created these tropical-inspired wedding invitations, which featured palm-frond green text, a jute tie, and a printed vellum wrap that offered a nod to the wedding's tropical theme.
Illustrated Wedding Invitations
Illustrations covered everything from the itinerary to the envelope liner in this stationery suite by Wide Eyes Paper Co.
Wedding Invitations with Monogrammed Envelopes
Colorful Wedding Invitations
Tile-Inspired Wedding Invitations
A tile print decorated this meaningful Haute Papier stationery suite, which was inspired by Lebução, Portugal, where the bride's father grew up.
Moody Wedding Invitations
This bride based her entire wedding off of her artsy invitations by The Wells Makery, which showcased a mix of deep and muted shades.
Mountain-Inspired Wedding Invitations
Everything about this Rock Paper Scissors invitation suite was inspired by the mountains near the couple's wedding, from the watercolor landscape to the shape of the die-cut festivities card.
Passport-Inspired Wedding Invitations
Vintage passport-inspired invitations by Destination Wedding Invitations clued guests in on the location of this wedding.
Floral Wedding Invitations
Cheree Berry Paper dreamt up the floral design that was used throughout this couple's wedding, including all over the stationery suite.
Wedding Invitations with Cutouts
A Day in May designed this stationery suite, which was personalized with the couple's overlapping initials. The front page of the papers also featured their names cut out.
Bordered Wedding Invitations
Elements of the botanical border used on the wedding invitation were used in smaller ways on the rest of the suite.
Watercolor Wedding Invitations
These brides enlisted Jolie & Co. to design their watercolor invitations, which were finished with a lovely deckled edge. "The stationery was one of the elements of the wedding that I felt really strongly about," one woman shared with us.
Warm Wedding Invitations
We love the prominent font used on this Gus & Ruby Letterpress stationery suite, and how its warm colors—bronze, red, and pink—go surprisingly well with the dark-blue accents.
Wedding Invitations with Swatches
This bride and groom included something unique on one of their Written Word Calligraphy inserts—five circular swatches meant to represent the shades that they wanted their guests to dress in.
Wedding Invitations with Velvet
Postcard-Inspired Wedding Invitations
This groom drew inspiration from 1960s postcards to design his invitations. He then worked with Cards of Wood to print them on wood veneer.
Gold-Leaf Wedding Invitations
Photography Wedding Invitations
Photographs of the couple made these Minted invitations one-of-a-kind. The shimmering pink accents helped it pop.
Fern-Inspired Wedding Invitations
Hand-painted flora and fauna were paired with fern cut-outs for these woodsy Yeti and the Beast invitations.
Striped Wedding Invitations
Stripes made for a modern accent on these Union Press & Paper invitations.
Wedding Invitations with Watercolor Envelope Liners
Watercolor blues lined this suite's envelopes, and the cards themselves included metallic text.
Folio Wedding Invitations
Custom raw-silk folios by Regas held the wedding invitations for this cool wedding. They also contained booklets that listed the rest of the celebration's details.
Eclectic Wedding Invitations
Pieces of this unexpected stationery suite boasted different designs, making the mix uniquely eclectic.
Rustic Wedding Invitations
Painted Wedding Invitations
Talk about custom. Ellen Weldon Design created these invitations using the bride's stunning paintings.
Marbleized Wedding Invitations
Colorful, marbled paper and feather adornments made these August Blume invitations so memorable.
Creative Wedding Invitations
Details were creatively framed on these pink, white, and gold wedding invitations.
Wedding Invitations with Rough Edges
The colors contrasted gorgeously on this timeless, moody wedding stationery by Tara Spencer.
Old World-Inspired Wedding Invitations
Winter Wedding Invitations
Wouldn't It Be Lovely looked to vintage ski posters and postcards before designing this bright, fun, and seasonal stationery suite.