20 Prettiest Wedding Invitations

Need a little paper inspiration? Take a look at our favorite (totally gorgeous) wedding invitations.
by Lauren Kay

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. 1. Rosy Red

    Smitten On Paper red rose-themed wedding stationery
    photo by 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. 2. City Celebration

    Regas Studio watercolor cityscape wedding invitation
    photo by Kate Sears

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

    Invitation by Regas Studio, RegasStudio.com 

  3. 3. Serrated Script

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

    Rugged stationery informs guests of your one-of-a-kind wedding style. We love that the text of the invitation is swirled into a jagged, circular pattern—mimicking the beauty of a geode. (Finish the suite off with customized stamps.)

    Invitation by Emily J. Snyder, EmilyJSnyder.com  

  4. 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. 5. Cacti Cards

    Minted southwest cactus illustrated wedding invitation suite
    photo by Kate Sears

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

    Invitation by Minted, Minted.com

  6. 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. 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. 8. Watercolor Dreams

    Smock watercolor and poems wedding invitation suite
    photo by 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. 9. Whimsical Calligraphy

    Think Rock Paper Scissors wedding invitation
    photo by 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. 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. 11. Contemporary Elegance

    Foiled elegant contemporary wedding invitation

    If you’re saying "I do" in a gallery or modern loft space, opt for a striking but uncomplicated design. Graphic text in rose gold foil elevates this modern look. 

    Invitation by Foiled, FoiledInvitations.com 

  12. 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. 13. Etched in Marble

    Katie Fischer dark green wedding invites
    photo by Patricia Heal

    A marble design is the perfect canvas for romantic copper calligraphy and lime edging, 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. 14. Garden Chic

    Color Me Carla garden themed wedding invitations
    photo by 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 monochromatic palette lends subtle sophistication to this illustrated design while a portrait gives it bespoke personalization.  

    Invitation by Color Me Carla, ColorMeCarla.com 

  15. 15. Leaf Love

    Bella Figura tropical themed wedding stationery
    photo by Kate Sears

    A tropical locale lends itself to a spirited use of color. Mix and match the details for a refined yet casual soiree on the beach—your guests will know to pack their dancing shoes. 

    Invitation by Bella Figura, BellaFigura.com  

  16. 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. 17. Romantic Shades

    Paper Bloom wedding invitation suite with calligraphy details

    Put a twist on a classic by adding a pop of color and a dynamic envelope liner (with a coordinating belly band) to your wedding suite. Vintage-inspired calligraphy and graphically designed details give this invite a little edge. 

    Invitation by Paper Bloom, PaperBloomStudio.com

  18. 18. Dazzling Deco

    Bella Figura gold foil art deco wedding invitation suite

    For a luxurious style, select an ornate design in a classic color palette. This sophisticated suite has an art deco vibe with its simple pattern, and gold calligraphy adds a touch of glamour.  

    Invitation by Bella Figura, BellaFigura.com

  19. 19. Mapped Out

    Regas Paper pocket wedding invitation
    photo by 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 extra special.  

    Invitation by Smock, SmockPaper.com  

  20. 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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