Wedding invites are a gorgeous piece of mail and they also build your guests’ anticipation. And after you become a Mrs., they’re a pretty wedding keepsake just waiting to be framed.
Luxurious papers, sweeping calligraphy and thoughtful details — these are just some of the things we love about wedding invitations. Here are some of our favorites featuring current trends such as watercolor, foil-pressing and marble paired with classic looks like calligraphy and letterpress.
These soft watercolor invites almost seem to bloom out of the paper. Botanical touches and pastels are the perfect touch for an outdoor garden wedding, naturally. The colorwash addressing on the envelope is the finishing touch. Invitation design + photography: Brightroom Studio Design
It’s gorgeous when colors work together in wedding event design, so why not in your invitation suite as well? The layering shades of pink and purple work together to create a gorgeous combination. Then add a custom watercolor map and a subtle hand-painted gold edge … we’re in love. Invitation design: Anticipate Invitations
Delicate vellum and dramatic gold on black create an almost regal wedding invitation suite with a masculine touch. Invitation design: Linen & Leaf, Photo: Sleepy Fox Photography
Minerals, gemstones and geodes are totally on trend for 2016, and these invitations embrace that theme. A jewel-like sapphire blue palette makes them even more crush-worthy. We love the idea to include a favorite romantic quote, too. Invitation design + photo: Lovely Paper Things
Another trend drawn from natural materials, it seems marble has been showing up on everything from dresses to iPhone cases lately. So perhaps it’s no surprise it has found its way into wedding invitations. Copper foil and black letterpress text on marble, these are classic meets current. Invitation design: Bliss & Bone, Photo: Mikkel Paige
Texture for days in these letterpressed and embossed invitations. The glittery liner is just one more bit of glam, and will be a delightful surprise to the recipient. Perfect for weddings in and around Christmas or New Years Eve. Invitation design: Bespoke Letterpress
Longing for the traditional look of calligraphy, but want to incorporate other techniques you love as well? This invitation set has you covered, with sweeping script letterpressed right into the paper stock for delicious dimension. Elegantly understated, this is a timeless design. Invitation design: Brown Linen Design
Custom-made for an Icelandic wedding, these stunning invitations, complete with holographic northern lights and star charts, are the perfect touch. We can’t stop staring at these. Invitation design: Ladyfingers Letterpress
For a modern feel, keep it airy and the color palette simple. The skyline and monogram complete the fresh, current design of these wedding invitations. Invitation design: Bloom Invites