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Classic, elegant stationery styles are at the heart of sophisticated wedding invitations. From fancy fonts and timeless letterpress printing to modern and fun styles embellished with foil details, there is something incredibly special and alluring about a chic wedding invitation filled with information for the big day waiting in your mailbox.
Perhaps the invite is printed on beautiful lush paper, highlights exquisite professional calligraphy, or incorporates a grouping of vintage stamps on luxe lined envelopes; whatever the gorgeous characteristics may be, a wedding invitation should provide an exciting glimpse into the upcoming celebration.
The brilliant stationers behind this collection of invites offer inspiration for endless creativity, and the timeless stationery pieces they’ve shared with us illustrate how classic and elegant doesn’t mean boring and bland. Take a look at the incredible details they incorporate into their designs, including velvet and satin elements, precise die cutting, metal-pressed monograms, hand-drawn artwork, and real gold foil.
Be inspired by these one-of-a-kind invitations available to shop online or to be designed by a couture invitation designer to help craft your own classic invitation suite. Enjoy the process of inviting loved ones to your wedding celebration, and browse this wonderful mix of suite styles! Discover some of our favorite classic wedding invitation ideas from real weddings crafted by talented invitation designers, below:
For a classic wedding invitation with a pop of color, consider a mostly neutral invitation suite with a thin border that complements one of the enclosure cards – like "the party continues" after-party invitation in this stunning example by Elizabeth Grace. “Custom-designed invitation on premium weight stock paper featuring a one-of-a-kind monogram, letterpress printing, foil stamping with beveled edges, and laser-cut floral-inspired wrap by Elizabeth Grace; elizabethgrace.com
Don't be afraid to incorporate some texture into your traditional wedding invitation suite! This white-and-gold invitation was paired with a navy suede envelope that provides a pop of personality. “Suede Envy” suite with gold foil-printed heavy cardstock invitation and navy-blue suede envelope featuring blind embossed palm leaves by Ijorere; ijorere.com
Just because your wedding invitation is classic in nature doesn't mean you can't incorporate some fun details! We love how this suite showcases an embossed design paired with a wisteria watercolor illustration, as well as velvet elements! Custom bevel letterpressed invitation suite featuring a die-cut blind embossed gatefold invite with watercolor wisteria and velvet-lined envelope by RedBliss Design; redblissdesign.com
If you're looking for an affordable wedding invitation, consider this stunning suite from online retailer Minted. You can customize the stationery color, foil colors, fonts, and more to create a suite that fits your personality and wedding style. “Kawaguchi” wedding invitation suite in Titanium featuring a floral trellis design and real silver foil printed on Minted’s Signature Paper by Chocomocacino for Minted; minted.com
For a royal-worthy wedding invitation, look to this gatefold invitation for inspiration. We love the metal-pressed monogram closure, ribbon details, and die-cut invite, all of which will set the tone for the sophisticated celebration to come. “Classic Crest Folio” suite featuring a die-cut invitation, velvet gatefold with metal-pressed monogram closure, ribbon belly bands to hold inserts on either side, and monogrammed envelope by By Dami Studios; bydamistudios.com
For more wedding invitation ideas, see some of our favorite online wedding invitations from Minted, Shutterfly & Zola, take a look at classic and traditional wedding invitations, and browse some of our favorite destination wedding invitations with travel-inspired details!
This story was originally published as a You're Invited feature in the Winter 2022 issue of Inside Weddings magazine. To order a copy of the Winter 2022 issue, visit our library of Inside Weddings back issues available for purchase.
Opening photo by Eve Yarbrough; From Real Wedding: A Stunning Outdoor Ceremony & Timeless Reception in Georgia