Wedding invitations are an interesting part of the whole Big Day operation. They’re the first thing that people see as a representation of your union (besides your engagement ring and perhaps engagement photos), and they can say so much about your personality and/or the type of wedding you’ll be having. Some of my friends took this very seriously, looking high and low for the exact right invites. Some have made their own, while others have ordered from handmade vendors. Still, I have a few friends who aren’t exactly paper or design enthusiasts, and after deciding to focus more of their attention on other details, went with very simple, traditional invites from Hallmark or even an online printing site like Snapfish. To each their own, for sure!
For me, I love handmade things and treasure unique and personality-driven design, but also know my limitations when it comes to crafting paper things for myself, so I know that one day, I will be purchasing my very own handmade cards. In helping other friends search for their own special set, I have saved many of my favorite designs that I would like to share with you today. Though this list is 37 deep, (thankfully? scarily?) it doesn’t even being to skim the surface on what all is out there! Take it for inspiration and then set out to find your own perfect invites. Oh, and congrats!
This eco-friendly invite set is made using archival inks from Upup.
This hand-drawn invite comes on thick textured card stock. From See the Skyline.
This modern set includes a map for tricky locales. From Creative Start Design.
If you’re into water and the animals that live inside of it, you might get inspired by this letterpress set from Reb Peters.
If the recent feather craze is in your wheelhouse, check out this Native American-inspired invite from Champagne Press.
Throwing a chic and preppy affair? Try out these yellow and blue striped invites from Julie Hanan Design.
These super-unique invites are made from linen fabric. Your guests won’t have seen these before! From Artful Beginnings.
If vintage-inspired is your thing, consider these circular invites from Go Go Snap.
This rustic printable is feminine without being over-the-top girly. From Casala Studio.
Book nerds might enjoy this library card-inspired set, from 0 Names Left.
This illustrated set has a total Wes Anderson vibe. From Amy Heitman.
Planning a rustic, outdoor affair? You might enjoy these simple invites from Seaborn Press.
Into comics? Check out this comic strip-inspired design from Three Eggs Design.
This hand-drawn save the date card is romantic and whimsical. From Color Me Caria.
This adorable bird wreath invite from Amy Heitman has me feeling the need to get married in nature.
This crisp, modern design can be customized in any color your heart so desires. From Kel Elizabeth Design.
This custom invite includes your love story – however you want to tell it! From Anthologie Press.
A vintage lace doily adorns this romantic, rustic invite from Postscripts.
Want some options to mix and match for guests? Give this set from Daniel J Bradley 11 a go.
This custom “English rose” set is perfect if your affair might include tea and ladylike actions. From Jolly Edition.
Classic elegance with simple adornments – that’s what these simple and beautiful invites say to me. From Lou Tinen Events.
One of my personal favorites from Rachael Kienhe Designs.
If you’re both writers, you may enjoy this typewriter invite set from Couture Details Design.
Another illustrated set, Arthur’s Plaid Pants will really capture you and your honey.
Having a destination wedding? Get right to the point with these invites from Paper Please Studio.
If brown paper bags always make you feel giddy, you might enjoy this set from Truly B Designs.
Another English-inspired invite, this sweet and soft set from Three Eggs Design is elegant and simple for the modern bride.
Feeling lucky in love? Shout it from the rooftops with this cute set from Little Spark Creations.
Wildflowers and hand-drawn designs accompany this set from G and G Paper Studio.
This adorable save the date from Kerta Studio will have you dreaming of The Jetsons.
Want to represent your home state front and center? Check out this invite from A La Carte Studio.
If you’re looking to buy printables, check out this modern and sleek invite from Em Papers.
Having a “northern romance”? You might like this set from Ready Maker Design.
Digging the ombré craze? Check out this watercolor set from G and G Paper Studio.
If you want a special touch for your custom map, check out this amazing invite from Cecelia Hayes.
Getting married on the beach? You might like this ocean-inspired set from Passion Paper.
If you’d like to include a personal photo of you and your partner, consider this customizable set from Love Letters Paperie.