This inspiring guide to Nontraditional Wedding Invitations comes to us from Greenvelope (Seattle, WA), purveyor of chic, digital invitations. Enjoy!

While there’s nothing wrong with classic wedding stationery styles, we absolutely love how non-traditional renditions are trending. From contemporary color palettes and abstract design to unique graphics and unexpected materiality, nontraditional wedding stationery is perfect for any modern couple wanting to make a bold, beautiful statement. Continue reading to see our favorite non-traditional trends, or explore all of our wedding designs here.

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Unique Color Palettes

Whether it’s a single pop of color with varying intensities or a bold combination of contrasting hues, unexpected color palettes can make a seriously chic statement. This modern approach to color ventures far beyond typical color pairings—like black and white or cream and blush—to create a design that’s strikingly new and totally original.

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Unexpected Materiality

Non-paper mediums—like iridescent acrylic, aged wood, or frayed fabric—have become an applauded trend in wedding stationery. Often used to generate a unique first impression or hint at an overarching wedding theme, unexpected materiality is ideal for couples who value an added touch of meaningful creativity.

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Bold Graphics

Often expressed through unexpected imagery, statement graphics, and deliberate white space, this trend is perfect for storytelling. Whether the focal point of the design is expressed through a luscious floral bouquet or vibrant tropical leaves, this style is perfect for any thematic wedding or creative couple ready embrace their style and make a statement.

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Nontraditional Wording

The words on a wedding invitation can be as much about design and personal style as they are informative. This trend can take many forms, from using typography as an artful graphic element to crafting the invitation wording as a story instead of a series of statements. We love how modern couples are breaking the mold and using nontraditional wording to set the stage for their special day.

Greenvelope.com unites modern, sophisticated designs and integrated event management tools through eco-friendly paperless invitations. Each invitation mimics the traditional paper variety—think textures, di-cute edges, and gold foil. The bonus of Greenvelope is a robust offering of built-in features that make event planning effortless and accurate. To learn more about Greenvelope, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile, call 1-888-505-2588, or visit their website.