If you and your future spouse consider yourselves to be somewhat of an unconventional couple, you probably want to ensure that your personalities influence and inspire every aspect of your wedding day.
From the moment that you write and send your stylish and beautiful rustic wedding invitation to the second that you bid your VIP guests a fond farewell and head off on your honeymoon, there’s ample opportunity to show off individuality, originality and creativity.
If you’re currently in the planning stage of your dream wedding, here are four clever wedding invitation ideas to help you get the ball rolling…
1. Inventive Wedding Invites
Wedding invites allow the happy engaged couple unlimited scope for the expression of style, taste and personality.
If you’re quirky and fun loving, you can show off your qualities with a personalsed wedding invitation that is highly inventive.
Instead of sticking to the usual standard card formats, think out of the box and design an original invite that features clever paper engineering, like a pop-up, 3D visuals, sculpture, mechanisms or origami folds.
There are many easy to follow step-by-step online tutorials that can inspire and help you create stunning work of art wedding invites that will impress your family and friends no end.
If you love the clever stuff, but are not so keen on fussy or fancy, you can create simple and chic wedding invites that reveal a hidden piece of string inside, with a knot that tightens as you open the card.
2. Invites For Themed Weddings
Not all rustic wedding invitations have to follow the same trend.
While you can certainly create a striking wedding invite using a standard size card and matching envelope, the overall design hardly highlights your originality.
If you want your wedding invite to stand out from the crowd, allow your imagination to run wild, and see where it takes you.
Consider swapping the traditional card and envelope combo for a prop that relates to your unique wedding theme.
For instance, if you and your beloved are big movie fans and you plan to get hitched in a ceremony that’s inspired by your favourite movie, you can send out your invites in old style film canisters.
Replicating an event ticket is another clever idea that reflects your original and creative thinking.
When you think about your wedding theme, allow your mind to wander to things, colours and objects that are associated with the general topic or idea.
Take a note of everything that pops into your head, and explore the list with your partner.
Look for the most creative and artistic ways in which you can bring together your vision, theme and unique ideas.
3. Plantable Wedding Invitations
More and more couples are opting to get married in a romantic wedding that celebrates love and the beauty of the planet.
If giving back to the environment is important to you and your partner, you can choose to officially invite wedding guests to your nuptials with sustainable wedding invitations that are elegant and organic.
Plantable rustic wedding invitations are made from eco-friendly biodegradable seed paper that is embedded with wildflower seeds.
Unlike other environmentally friendly papers that are 100% recycled, plantable invites compost when you throw them away.
Your guests can plant them in the garden or in a pot and nurture the seeds to full bloom. The beautiful plant that they grow will be a memento of your special day.
To complement the plantable invites, you can also select other matching items of wedding stationery, including RSVP cards, thank you cards and place cards.
Choose from plantable botanical flowers that are annual or perennial, fragrant herbs or vegetables.
Seed-infused papers are typically handmade, which means that the colour, texture and thickness of the paper are unique and variable.
The rougher texture is perfect for a design that features minimal typography in your favourite coloured ink.
The on-trend invites can also flaunt torn edges.
Showing your family and friends that you care about the environment, by sending sustainable wedding invitations that are plantable, may also inspire them to follow your example and to exercise their green fingers.
4. Surprise Invites
It’s a fact that VIP wedding guests are more likely to enjoy and remember your wedding if you’ve made an effort to make them feel special.
One of the cleverest, and easiest, ways to win over your guests is to surprise them with little treats.
Boxed wedding invitations are a luxurious way to invite your family and friends to join you in celebrating your big day.
Handcrafted boxed invites are generally supplied as a kit that comprises of a clear acrylic invitation and a gorgeously tactile velvet box.
The box can feature your entwined metallic monograms, or a decorative motif.
A delicate satin ribbon wraps around the box and ties up in a bow, so that the package is delivered like a gift.
There’s room enough inside to add a surprise element, such as romantic flower petals, foldout photos of you and your partner, or other little keepsake gifts.
If you love the idea of a boxed wedding invitation for your wedding, but OTT and decadent is not your style, you can always customise the idea to make it your own.
Your unique rustic wedding invitations could be beautifully presented in 100% recycled cardboard boxes that are filled with flower petals or plant seeds, and elegantly tied up with eco-friendly string.
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