Sarah works as a wedding planner in the UK, but also has an avid interest in graphic design. She absolutely loves weddings, and is looking forward to her own wedding (although she’s still looking for Mr. Right).
There’s a lot to think about when you’re planning a wedding: you’ve got to arrange the location, venue, catering, transportation, and most importantly, the wedding dress (seriously, guys, don’t forget this one!).
It’s quite easy to get carried away with the big things (there’s certainly a lot of them), and often, some of the smaller details simply don’t get the attention they deserve because of this.
Your wedding invitations almost always fall victim to this problem, which is a shame, as there’s some super-creative stuff you can do with them; it just requires a bit of effort.
I’ve seen a tonne of creative wedding invitations in my time (yep, I’m the sad person who spends hours browsing through them on Pinterest!), so I thought I’d round up some of my all-time favourites below for you need a printing company to have them made we recommend fastprint for invitations.
I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I did!
#1 – Jen & Kevin
Jen and Kevin have designed an ingenious wedding invitation here; it’s not only beautiful, but also makes use of a balloon (I mean, what could be better?).
It’s quite a simple invitation overall, making use of simple yet beautiful typography, but the real genius lies in the balloon.
Once inflated, the balloon holds all the crucial details relating to the “big day”.
This really helps to set the scene for the light-hearted and fun nature of the day itself, which according to the invite, will involve go karting and Frisbee throwing.
#2 – Matthew & Michelle
It might be 2015, but if you’ve ever borrowed a real physical book from a library before (perhaps many years ago), this wedding invite will seem somewhat familiar and nostalgic.
It’s been designed in the style of a library card (you know, the ones you take little notice of and thus, usually end up incurring late fees?) and it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.
Instead of library book information (yawn), it offers a brief, time-stamped history of the couples’ life together so far.
The final time-stamp is, of course, the date of the wedding.
#3 – Mark & Daniela
Mark and Daniela were so excited about their wedding that they were, quite literally, counting down the days until the big day.
So, they decided to create this stunning and unique wedding invitation in the form of a countdown calendar.
Each day, you twist the wheel, and the calendar tells you exactly how many days are left until the big day.
What’s more, the couple were Sicilian and Dutch, so the invitation was designed using traditional colours from both locations.
#4 – Alex & Alicia
Alex and Alicia must have created one of the most fun wedding invitations ever here.
Rather than being a boring static invite, it includes a number of cut outs, which the recipient gets to put together his/herself.
It really is an adorable idea, and the cut outs of the couple are almost certainly the most adorable part, too.
#5 – Cees & Femke
At first glance, this wedding invitation from Cees and Femke might look a little on the simplistic side, but in reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
It’s actually an intricately designed piece of origami. It starts out in the shape of a heart, which has been created from a single piece of paper, but when unfolded, it reveals all of the details relating to the big day.
It’s a beautifully crafted invite, and it’s been beautifully designed, too.
#6 – Sonia & Rui
Sonia and Rui have also gone for the “transformative” design here, but this time, the transformation is a little more drastic.
As you can see, the invite starts off in the form of a beautifully crafted box, with a stunning green ribbon. However, when you start to unbox the invitation, you find a candle embedded within the package.
After a bit of work, the wedding invite actually transforms into a stunning candleholder, making it the perfect gift for guests of the wedding.
#7 – Ai Ling & Tom
Wedding invitations don’t get much more unique (or stunning!) than this beautifully crafted invite from Ai Ling and Tom.
It might seem like a bit of an odd idea at first glance, but upon further inspection, you realise just how cute the invite is.
It’s actually a recipe for “love stew”, which documents the happy couples’ recipe for marriage success. Ingredients include “1 glass of friendship” and “a knob of honesty”.
You’re right; maybe it’s a bit cringe, but definitely in a good way!
#8 – Did She Say Yes?
I’m unsure about the names of the couple with this one, but I do know that it’s an absolutely beautiful wedding invitation that’s absolutely oozing with creativity.
I’m sure you’re all familiar with the tradition of tying tin cans the back of a wedding car, but this wedding invitation takes that concept to the next level, as the can IS the invitation.
Inside, you’ll find not only the details relating to the big day, but also beautifully illustrated instructions regarding what to do with the can (i.e. tie it to the back of the car, obviously).
#9 – Ricard & Marta
If you love chocolate as much as you love weddings, then this is definitely the wedding invitation for you.
At first glance, it appears to be nothing more than a beautiful box of chocolates, but as you make your way through the box, numerous letters are revealed. Upon completion of the box, you see that the letters reveals all of the information relating to the wedding day.
It tells you the name of the couple, the date, and of course, the location.
#10 – Kelly & Ryan
If you have a love for slightly geeky wedding invitations (like myself), then you’ll absolutely love this invitation from Kelly and Ryan.
It’s quite a simple invitation, which appears to be nothing more than a bunch of tastefully arranged squiggles, yet it comes with a pair of red tinted glasses.
When you view the invitation through the glasses, everything becomes clear and the details relating to the wedding are revealed.
#11 – Luke & Ella
Some of you younger readers might be somewhat confused at this invitation, but those who grew up in the 80’s with Space Invaders will almost certainly recognise the inspiration behind the design.
Instead of “Beware the invasion” (the classic line from the Space Invaders game), the invitation instead goes with “Beware the Invitation”. Cute.
It’s a super-nostalgic invitation, that’s for sure.
#12 – Josh & Adrea
Here’s another slightly nostalgic wedding invitation from Josh and Adrea, which isn’t just a printed invitation, but also an actual record.
It features some of the couples’ favourite songs, which makes perfect sense and is also the cutest idea ever.
Obviously, the record is entitled: “Josh and Adrea Get Married”.
Thanks Sarah for the lovely guest post!
Dear readers, what’s your favorite design? Let us know in the comments below!
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