‘Shop Talk: Our Graphic Designers Share their Fave Wedding Invitations

Image via 100 Layer Cake.

Looking for an wedding invitation that possesses charm, personality, and won’t be easily forgotten? You need a professional. We asked our crack team of graphic designers to advise us on how to make a memorable RSVP request, and what their favorite invitations of the moment are.

Their bit of advice? “Consider how an invite or envelope works on its own, as well as how they all work as one big collection,” our designers said. “The sets pictured above are a good example of how to carry a design look and feel across multiple pieces.” Identify design elements that you love (such as the juxtaposition between hard and soft lines in the first collection, or the diagonal stripes in the second ) and see if they can be translated to fit each paper’s size, shape, and purpose.

Image via Bridal Musings.

“We love this simple yet clever ‘tie the knot’ announcement by Christina Moralego — such a great concept! The invite is designed so that the wider you pull the card apart, the tighter the knot grows. If you’re looking for an unconventional invite, think about interaction as a design element! It makes the guest feel involved from the start, and takes your card from an information source to an experience.”

“Designer Erynn used to intern for Missouri-based shop Hammerpress, and recommended this seafaring invitation pressed by founder and groom Brady Vest. Everyone on the ModCloth team dug the poster-style presentation of the invitation, as well as the layers of ink and classic Hammerpress ornamentation.”

Image via Oh So Beautiful Paper.

“The stationery from Florida’s Rifle Paper Co. never fails to make our heart skip a beat, and these wedding invitations were no exception. We love how the custom scripts, hand-lettering, and painted floral illustrations featured throughout the stationery gives off a polished yet wonderfully hand-done quality to the set.”

Top row of images via Fine Print Only, bottom row via Oh Beautiful Paper.

“Who needs a hanky at a wedding? Everyone. We love the idea of a wedding invite being a keepsake and something meaningful that guests will want to hold on for its design and functionality.”

Viewmaster invitation by Etsy seller Melangerie Inc. Record player invitation via Kelli Anderson.

“This customized Viewmaster and paper record player invitation (that actually plays like a record!) may be a little over the top for some people, but you can rest assured these won’t end up in the garbage. Like the knot-tying invitation, we love how these invitations interact with recipients, but also tell the story of the couple in a really fun way.”

For more wedding invitation inspiration, check out our wedding pinboard, “To Have and To Hold” on Pinterest!

About Jenn

Jenn's first career aspiration was to be a dinosaur. After her kindergarten teacher informed her that couldn't happen, she decided she would be the next best thing: a writer. Aside from writing, Jenn loves chambray shirts, all cacti, and good typography.

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2 Responses to ‘Shop Talk: Our Graphic Designers Share their Fave Wedding Invitations

  1. Christen DeGonzague (@christenldg) 04/16/2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Those are lovely! I’m so much more into DIY than I was when I got married three and a half years ago… I wonder what my wedding would look like NOW!

  2. Naomi 04/16/2012 at 7:44 pm #

    Love the ‘tie the knot’ announcement! Incredibly clever.

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