Our Favorite No-Frills Wedding Invitations

No flowers, lace or loopy-looking fonts here.
by Andrea Fowler

Floral motifs are beautiful for romantic weddings, and laser-cut lace patterns are perfect for the vintage lover, but if your style falls on the more modern side, you're looking for something more simple. From abstract detailing to eye-catching foil designs, check out our top picks for a modern-looking wedding suite.

  1. Abstract Art

    Block art wedding invitation from Minted

    Let your invitation speak to the venue, especially if the spot is unique, like an art museum or historic building. An abstract color block design is the perfect match for a contemporary art gallery.

    Allison Cornu Brush invitation, $234 for 100, Minted.com

  2. Sweet and Simple

    Wedding Paper Divas black and white wedding invitation

    Straight to the point and yet incredibly stylish, you can't go wrong with these invites. Keep the wording short, but make sure to include your wedding website so guests can easily find the rest of the details.

    Magnolia Press Passionate Promise invitation, $179 for 100, WeddingPaperDivas.com

  3. Subtle Watercolors

    Blue watercolor and silver foil wedding invitation design

    If you want to play with a couple different trends, like watercolor and foil, go with a font that maintains clean and consistent lines to keep it modern.

    Float Paperie Lovely Ripples invitation, $254 for 100, WeddingPaperDivas.com

  4. Loop de Loop

    If you want just a little something to jazz up your invites, a few loops look playful but not too feminine.

    Kate Spade New York Charlotte Street II invitation, $159 for 100, PaperlessPost.com

  5. Clean Cut

    Vera Wang wedding invitation design from Paperless Post

    Put your names in the spotlight—after all, it's your day. Elevate your design with a thermography printing method, which raises the letters for a luxe texture.

    Vera Wang Principle invitation, $188 for 100, PaperlessPost.com

  6. Fancy Foil

    Bronze foil wedding invitation design by Paper Source

    If you like the idea of a simple invitation design, add some excitement with a metallic envelope or chic liner, like this coordinating set.

    Paper Source Andrea & James foil-stamped brush bracket invitation, $226 for 100, PaperSource.com

  7. Tied With a Bow

    Black and white Monique Lhuillier wedding invitation

    Alright, so there's a bit of "frill" here with the bow, but the level of sophistication strikes the perfect balance. And we love that you can choose from digital printing, engraved, letterpress or thermography.

    Monique Lhuillier Melrose invitation, from $557 for 100, FineStationery.com

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