As couples are increasingly using save the dates as an opportunity to share their engagement photos, wedding invitations have become the first opportunity for your family and friends to get a taste of what to expect from the wedding itself. For guests that only know one half of the happy couple, invitations are also a chance to understand the style of the two sweethearts as a unit.
Everyone likes to have an idea of what to expect when going to an event, and invitations are an ideal way to set the tone for the whole affair. No matter what style or theme you've chosen for your wedding, a unique invitation will reflect the event and get your guests excited for the celebration.
See our tips below on how to make your invitations pop! For further inspiration, click on the images from real weddings to see more of these stylish celebrations.
1. Showcase an Interesting Locale
If the venue is a highlight of your wedding, a watercolor painting or photo of the space on your invitation will up the anticipation factor for your guests. Photo by Jose Villa Photography
2. Share a Hobby or Passion
Quirky, themed invitations based on a favorite pastime shared by you and your future spouse will beautifully reflect your personalities on paper. Photo by Troy Grover Photographers
3. Reveal Your Theme or Color Palette
If you have a distinctive color scheme for your reception, matching invitations are an effective way to both stand out and tie everything together. Photo by Christine Bentley Photography