20 Prettiest Wedding Invitations

Need a little paper inspiration? Take a look at our favorite (totally gorgeous) wedding invitations.
Lauren Kay the knot wedding expert
by Lauren Kay
Lauren Kay the knot wedding expert
Lauren Kay
Executive Editor, The Knot + The Bump
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Updated Sep 20, 2018
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With emailing and text messaging running the world of correspondence, there's a much higher appreciation that goes along with receiving a formally addressed piece of snail mail. That's especially true for wedding invitations. Your wedding invite is the first glimpse your guests get into your wedding style, so delight them with a couple unexpected elements like personalized stamps or brightly colored envelopes—they'll be excited to check "yes" on the RSVP card before they've even opened the envelope.

1. Rosy Red

Smitten On Paper red rose-themed wedding stationery
KT Merry

A bouquet of red roses is a beautiful way to show your love. Why not include this romantic flower and its bold hue in your invitations? This striking presentation sets the tone for a polished garden celebration.

Invitation by Smitten on Paper, SmittenonPaper.com

2. City Celebration

Regas Studio watercolor cityscape wedding invitation
Kate Sears

Saying "I do" in the big city? Give guests a sneak peek ofthe party spot and generateexcitement with a customwatercolor invitation backer—imagine pulling this out of an envelope.

Invitation by Regas Studio, RegasStudio.com

3. Serrated Script

Geode themed wedding invitation with calligraphy by Emily J. Snyder
Corbin Gurkin

Rugged stationery informsguests of your one-of-a-kindwedding style. We love that the text ofthe invitation is swirled into a jagged, circular pattern—mimicking thebeauty of a geode. (Finish the suite off with customized stamps.)

Invitation by Emily J. Snyder, EmilyJSnyder.com

4. Blushing Beauty

Cheree Berry Paper blue floral wedding invitation suite

Let your wedding colors inspire your paper suite. Gold foil detailing, blush envelopes and a painted rose envelope liner make for sophisticated and sweet correspondence.

Invitation by Cheree Berry Paper, ChereeBerryPaper.com

5. Cacti Cards

Minted southwest cactus illustrated wedding invitation suite
Kate Sears

If the southwest is your wedding destination, choose a symbol or motif from the region, like thisplayful cactus illustration. A mix of graphicand elegant typography elevates the suite,making it perfect for any formality, fromhacienda to casual ranch party.

Invitation by Minted, Minted.com

6. Sea Breeze

Ceci New York beach-inspired wedding paper

Pay tribute to your wedding locale with a beach-inspired paper suite. A custom monogram, coral edging and gold details indicate this is not your typical shore party. We especially love the octopus motif—a nice alternative to the expected seashells.

Invitation by Ceci New York, CeciNewYork.com

7. Deep Hues

Wedding Paper Divas plum painterly wedding invitation

We have a soft spot for dramatic wedding invitations, and this plum one is no exception. Go bold with colors like navy, emerald and even black for a surprisingly elegant look. Add some lightness with a soft accent color that can be used for other pieces in your suite (reply card, directions).

Invitation by Wedding Paper Divas, WeddingPaperDivas.com

8. Watercolor Dreams

Smock watercolor and poems wedding invitation suite
Devon Jarvis

Put your engagement photos to good use. A dreamy save-the-date sets the tone for a subtle watercolor design, while two lines from an E. E. Cummings poem in gold foil effortlessly tie in to the suite.

Invitation by Smock, SmockPaper.com

9. Whimsical Calligraphy

Think Rock Paper Scissors wedding invitation
Jen Fariello

Let calligraphy take center stage in rose gold foil set against a neutral background. This suite sets the tone for a romantic fete.

Invitation by Think Rock Paper Scissors, ThinkRockPaperScissors.com; calligraphy by Feast, FeastCalligraphy.com

10. Tropical Affair

Ceci New York tropical wedding stationery

Let your location inspire your wedding paper—pink flamingos, tropical green leaves and a gorgeous map build excitement for a destination wedding. Carry out location-specific motifs in your day-of paper (programs, menus, favor tags) too.

Invitation by Ceci New York, CeciNewYork.com

11. Contemporary Elegance

Foiled elegant contemporary wedding invitation

If you're saying "I do" in a gallery or modern loft space, optfor a striking but uncomplicated design. Graphic text in rosegold foil elevates this modern look.

Invitation by Foiled, FoiledInvitations.com

12. Chic Crest

Atelier Isabey custom crest wedding invitation design

Will and Kate have one—why can't you? This intricate custom crest includes the couple's monograms, names and wedding date. Include it in your wedding stationery, then remove the date and use it for years to come.

Invitation by Atelier Isabey, AtelierIsabey.com

13. Etched in Marble

Katie Fischer dark green wedding invites
Patricia Heal

A marble design is the perfect canvas for romantic copper calligraphy and limeedging, which is wonderfully complemented by a patterend envelope liner. Make it colorful, yet sophisticated, so your guests know it's going to be a party.

Invitation by Katie Fischer, KatieFischerDesign.com

14. Garden Chic

Color Me Carla garden themed wedding invitations
Kate Sears

Incorporate some flora into your paper for a chic nod to a garden wedding. (Bonus points for adding the blooms to your bouquet too.) A monochromaticpalette lends subtle sophistication to this illustrated design while a portrait gives it bespoke personalization.

Invitation by Color Me Carla, ColorMeCarla.com

15. Leaf Love

Bella Figura tropical themed wedding stationery
Kate Sears

A tropical locale lendsitself to a spirited useof color. Mix and matchthe details for a refinedyet casual soiree on thebeach—your guestswill know to pack theirdancing shoes.

Invitation by Bella Figura, BellaFigura.com

16. Airmail Motif

Cheree Berry Paper airmail wedding invitation design

This letter-loving couple carried out an airmail design in a subtle and delightful way—proof you can have fun and elegant wedding invitations. The invite is simple, while a speckled liner and striped detailing on the reply card add a bit of merriment.

Invitation by Cheree Berry Paper, ChereeBerryPaper.com

17. Romantic Shades

Paper Bloom wedding invitation suite with calligraphy details

Put a twist on a classic by adding a pop ofcolor and a dynamic envelope liner (with acoordinating belly band) to your weddingsuite. Vintage-inspired calligraphy andgraphically designed details give this invitea little edge.

Invitation by Paper Bloom, PaperBloomStudio.com

18. Dazzling Deco

Bella Figura gold foil art deco wedding invitation suite

For a luxurious style, select an ornate design in a classic colorpalette. This sophisticated suite has an art deco vibe with its simplepattern, and gold calligraphy adds atouch of glamour.

Invitation by Bella Figura, BellaFigura.com

19. Mapped Out

Regas Paper pocket wedding invitation
Kate Sears

Play up your chosen wedding destination in big (hello, maps)and small ways. A neutral palette is perfect for mixing motifs and typography,while gold foil details add a hint of formality and make each piece of the suite feel extraspecial.

Invitation by Smock, SmockPaper.com

20. Beautiful Brushstrokes

Katie Fischer design brushstroke wedding invitation

Dress up simple invitations with a brushstroke or two of your favorite color. Watercolor adds a soft glow to this blue and yellow design. Match your wedding colors, or choose a rainbow of hues (whatever color you pick, make sure the text is legible).

Invitation by Katie Fischer, KatieFischerDesign.com


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