By Anne Chertoff
Whatever look you’re planning for your wedding there will be an invitation design that conveys that feeling to your guests. It’s very important that your wedding invitation gives your guests a glimpse of what they can expect so they know what to wear and look forward to. For example, a classic white or ecru invite with black font for a Saturday night wedding will convey a black-tie/formal affair, while a brightly colored invitation with palm trees will send a more laidback vibe. Here are some of our favorite wedding invitations by theme:
CLASSIC/TRADITIONAL by William Arthur
You don’t need to stick with ecru and black for a traditional look any more. This blush pink with copper invitation from the William Arthur Wedding III Album is very formal with its classic layout and wording.
WHIMSICAL by Elum
Whether you’re wedding has an ice cream social theme or not, couples who want a pastel color palette will love this award-winning letterpress design by Elum. Sweet Shoppe was inspired by vintage candy packaging, old-fashioned ice cream parlors and the hot trend of featuring candy and other sweets at wedding receptions and after parties. In addition to the colors and design, the wording is also inspired by confectionery themes.
ROMANTIC by b.t.elements
Priscilla, a hand painted design by b.t.elements, has a soft pastel palette featuring a wreath, monogram and pink banner image on each piece of the stationery suite. The invitation is placed on a Kraft paper backing, and all pieces fit into a Kraft paper pocket.
RUSTIC by 9th Letter Press
For a laidback rustic invite, order the Willa design by 9th Letter Press. The 2-color letterpress design features a hand drawn illustration of the venue, which can be customized to look like the place where you’re planning to say “I do.”
MODERN TRADITIONAL by Shawn Rabideau
If mom is insisting that you go the traditional route but you and your groom are look for something with a little more flair, opt for a combination of both modern and traditional design elements. The Je T’aime design by celebrity planner Shawn Rabideau’s new stationery collection features the classic invitation layout with a decorative font and bold purple – still one of the hottest wedding colors.
DESTINATION WEDDING by Meant to Be Sent
Wherever you and your guests are jetting off to for your destination wedding the Jetsetter Collection by Meant to Be Sent is the perfect travel-theme invitation suite. The complete collection includes “passport stamped” save-the-date card, tags for guest room gifts and thank-you cards. It’s available in both flat printing and letterpress.
Note: Many of these invitations may not be available until fall 2013
Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger
Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry.