50 Examples of Wonderfully Designed Wedding Invitations

by on 28th June 2011 with 11 Comments

It’s astounding how many people weddings provide employment to: photographers, caterers, florists and even designers can make a great living by focusing partially or even completely on wedding-related clients.

Wedding invitation design is one of the most creative areas of print design today. Talented designers really pull out all the stops and create some amazingly inspirational pieces. Keep reading to see fifty astounding examples of wedding invitation design.

Trends

Before we launch into our huge list of invitations, it will be helpful to point out a few trends. These will help feed your creativity and teach you what you can expect clients to be looking for in a professional design.

Letterpress

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By far the most popular trend I came across was letterpress printing. This relief printing technique uses an inked, raised printing plate to create an imprint effect on text and images.

The result is a high quality, classic feel that is absolutely perfect for wedding invitations. It’s not always the cheapest route but it’s certainly a good way to impress your guests.

Vintage Typography

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Another extremely popular trend is using a typographic treatment as the primary design feature. These layouts typically mix several types of old style typefaces and incorporate interesting word shapes and ornate line graphics.

As you can see in the example above, it’s hard to beat a good vintage type treatment. There’s just something so undeniably eye-catching about it!

Custom Illustrations

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If you’re good with a pencil, wedding invitations provide the perfect outlet for your artistic genius. Brides and grooms often love something personalized with a comically drawn version of themselves.

Recipients of these invitations will instantly know that the couple went out all on custom design rather than simply buying a cheap template.

The Whole Package

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Don’t stop at mere invitations, wedding clients require lots of printed materials and getting them all in one place with one coherent theme is an enticing deal.

In addition to invitations you can throw in “Save the Date” cards, RSVP cards, custom envelopes, maps to the church and reception locations, wedding day programs and “Thank You” cards.

Unique Packaging

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If your clients have a decent budget to play with, try putting some creative thought into how you present the invitations. The awesome example above uses a pop-open can containing the invitation. Guests are encouraged to then bring the can to the wedding and tie it to the back of the bride and groom’s car for that classic “just married” look.

The Invitations

Wedding Cards by Tim Van Damme

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Vintage Travel Wedding Invite by Katrina Sirmon

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Pennsylvania Wedding by Lydia Nichols

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Wedding Invite – final letterpress result by Boris Forconi

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Wedding Invitation by Joshua Krohn

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Wedding Invitation by Gedy Rivera

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Wedding Invite – Close Up by Josh Sullivan

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“I Do!” by Allison Grayce Nold

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Invites by Matt Braun

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My Wedding Invite System by Gaelyn Jenkins

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My wedding invitation by Vikifloki

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Wedding invitation by J3fton

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Wedding Invitation by XtrDesign

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Wedding Invitations by Kostadin Kostadinov

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Wedding Invite by Samantha Wiley

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Wedding Invitation by Peterbowen

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wedding invitation by FireFlyGa

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Andrew & Aly’s Wedding Invitations by Seth Nickerson

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Brooke and Michael Save the Date by Ghostly Ferns

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Jeslyn and Chris Wedding Invite by Emory Cash

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Ludwig-Allmett Wedding Package by Primaluxe

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“Did she say yes?” – Wedding Invitation by Chris Trivizas

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Martha’s Vineyard Wedding Invitation by Sarah Parrott

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Wedding Invitations by Phaedra

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Typography Inspired Wedding Invitations by Sarah Parrott

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Wedding Invitation .01 by Wormsinfected

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Wedding Invitation by RafaelVictor

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Wedding Invites by Matthew Muller

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Set Sail Wedding Invitations by Sarah Parrott

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Genna + Clark Wedding Suite by Andrea Mentzer

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Wedding Invites by Skylar Hartman

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Wedding Invite 1 by Justin W. Siddons

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Our Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Matt Omohundro

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Sydney Wedding Invites by Greig Anderson

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Tying the Knot – RK+MM Wedding Invitations by Urban Influence

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Wedding Invitation by Wundercloud

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Ashley + Kevin Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Matthew Duerksen

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Wedding Invitations by Jeremiah Shaw

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Wedding Invite by disturbance

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I Do’s Wedding Invitation by Eric Carver

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“Crete” – Wedding Invitation by Chris Trivizas

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Wedding Card by Peter Becker

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Mel & Joe by Nick Wavish

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My Wedding Invitation

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Vintage garden wedding invitations by Luke Morgan

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Wedding Invite by Sophia Tarasova

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Y+S wedding by Farah Assir

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Tarjetas de Nuestra Boda by burun DANGA

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Beñat y Ainhoa by La caja de tipos

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Wedding Invitation by Nicole Ziegler

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Conclusion

Weddings are an incredibly special event and are a pleasure to be a part of as a designer or photographer. They provide an amazing opportunity to hone your “human-focused” design skills as you get to know the bride and groom and try to translate their personalities to a finished design.

Leave a comment below and let us know which of the invitations above you liked best. Also be sure to leave a link to any awesome invitations you’ve designed!

Comments & Discussion

11 Comments

  • Emil Lunnergård

    The tin-can thing was really cool!

    Also the Wedding Cards by Tim Van Damme looked great!

  • Bruno

    I designed mine… Would you like to see it? : http://abulafio.deviantart.com/art/My-Wedding-invitation-124450864

  • James

    I just came across these (http://owlthousand.etsy.com) the other day and really liked them, especially this save the date (http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_570xN.249067793.jpg).

  • http://www.peonygraphics.com Laura

    Beautiful collection!

  • http://myframecity.com Joe

    I love the idea!

  • http://duckthemes.com Musa

    Very Lovely designs and love the designs especially Vintage Typography it is awesome. Thank you very much for this one.

  • http://www.salaberriobena.com Chema

    Engraving hand-made invitations http://chusatambo2011.tumblr.com/

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    My friend is going to marry, so i have something beautiful to show him. Thank you! :=)

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    I know this website offers quality dependent articles or
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  • Desmond

    Can you send me a pronchure of the samples you have?
    The concept I need is Ludwig-Allmett Wedding Package by Primaluxe(full options).

    Thanks

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