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Many of the couples featured in Inside Weddings share that they want to look back on all of the details of their wedding day and have them be fitting for a celebration 50 years ago, in the present, or 50 years in the future. Of course, wedding trends come and go, but if you want to have a classic wedding style with attire and décor that stands the test of time, a traditional wedding details are the way to go.
As your wedding stationery will set the tone for the formality and feel of your big day, classic wedding invitations with a traditional look will ensure your loved ones understand they're invited to witness you become married in a classic ceremony, followed by a wonderful reception. Alternatively, some couples may want to include modern details in their celebration but send classic wedding invitations to appeal to the taste of their parents, grandparents, or older family members.
Whatever your reason may be, choosing a traditional style for your wedding stationery will always present a sense of beauty and grace surrounding your event.
Take a look at some of our favorite traditional wedding invitation styles from Minted, an online custom wedding stationery site that makes searching for the perfect invitation easy. Wedding invitations can be filtered by the season, as well as your preferred color, shape, and more; however, we suggest filtering by Classic & Formal or Simple & Minimalistic to start your search for a traditional invitation design. If you want formal, luxe letterpress invitations, you can even sort by printing type.
Once you choose an invitation design, you can select your preferred paper type for the stationery, personalize the design, select matching or complementary RSVP cards and enclosure cards, choose a color for your envelopes, and send your guests gorgeous invitations with elegant guest addressing that offers the look of handwritten calligraphy – included for free!
Get started by browsing the traditional invitation designs from Minted's independent artists and designers, below:
"Hepburn" letterpress wedding invite in Moss by Toast & Laurel for Minted
"The Biltmore" foil-pressed wedding invite in Navy/Gold by Stacey Meacham for Minted
"Storybook" wedding invite in Ink by Jennifer Postorino for Minted
"Initial" wedding invite in Dusty Rose by Jennifer Postorino for Minted
"Black Tie Option" letterpress invitation in Soft Black by AK Graphics
"Elegant Flourish" foil-pressed wedding invite in Sugar by Jessica Williams for Minted
"Forever Intertwined" wedding invite for in Mustard by Lindsay Stetson Thompson for Minted
"Written Word" letterpress wedding invite in Soft Black by Stacey Meacham for Minted
"Delicate Names" wedding invites in Buttercream by Jessica Williams for Minted
"Corison" wedding invite in Classic by Kelly Schmidt for Minted
"In This Together" wedding invite in Black Tie by Lea Delaveris for Minted
"Love Story" wedding invite in Alabaster by Liz Conley for Minted
"Formal Lines" letterpress wedding invite in Soft Black by Eric Clegg for Minted
Traditionally, a printed wedding invitation should include: who is hosting the nuptials, a request to attend, the names of the couple, the date, time, and location of the ceremony, reception details, and occasionally the dress code (such as black tie).
The correct wedding invitation wording depends on a number of circumstances. One of the easiest ways to categorize the various invitation wording examples is to first decide who is hosting the wedding – the couple, the bride's parents, the groom's parents, or both sets of parents. Traditionally, the hosts' names will be listed along with a request to attend the ceremony of the bride and groom (traditionally, the bride's name is listed first). Middle names are often included on formal invitations.
The invitation for formal weddings includes the date and time of the celebration written out completely (i.e. two o'clock); however, casual weddings can incorporate numerals. The location of the ceremony is then listed, with the city and state written out (no abbreviations). If there's room, reception information can also be included on the invitation, though formal invites have a separate reception enclosure card. Should you choose to include a dress code – such as black tie – this should be placed in the lower right-hand corner.
Of course, you can make your invitation your own; however, since weddings are often formal or semi-formal events, your guests will appreciate the formality of a well-thought-out invitation detailing the upcoming celebration. We're sharing more of our favorite traditional wedding invitations, below!
"Flowing Initials" wedding invite in Ivory by Hooray Creative for Minted
"One and Only" wedding invite in Classic Bride by Design Lotus for Minted
"Calisson" wedding invite in Navy by Chocomocacino for Minted
"Just Lovely" letterpress invitation in Gravel by Olivia Raufman for Minted
"Ensemble" foil-pressed invitation in Ink/Black by Carly Reed Walker for Minted
"At Last" invitation in Onyx by Lauren Chism for Minted
"Minimal" letterpress invitation in Soft Black by Laura Hamm for Minted
"Organza" invitation in Linen by Jill Means for Minted
"Chic Monogram" foil-pressed invitation in Porcelain/Gold by Mansi Verma for Minted
"Sweet Nothings" invitation in Linen by Keen Peachy for Minted
"Upper East" invitation in Copper by Toast & Laurel for Minted
"Legacy" invitation in Pure by Design Lotus for Minted
To make the wedding-planning process as stress-free as possible, create gorgeous custom invitations online and get excited to mail them to your guests. Minted makes it easy to design your invitation by yourself, they also have a team on hand to offer help throughout the process. With thousands of designs ranging from modern to bohemian to classic available, you'll find hundreds of gorgeous traditional wedding invitations too!
For more ideas and inspiration, discover the best save-the-date card ideas, see wedding invitation wording examples, shop our favorite online wedding invites to create a custom look for your big day, and see our favorite unique wedding invitations!