Keep It Simple with 9 Understated Invitation Suites

Discover elegant invitation designs that play up the importance of simplicity.

While some current wedding trends emphasize brightly colored décor and larger-than-life details, there are many contemporary couples that would rather host a timeless soirée. If this is something that appeals to you and your sweetheart, there is likely more “classic” wedding inspiration out there than you might believe. Perhaps you’re more of a traditional pair, or maybe you find beauty in the understated details – either way, selecting your wedding elements with this motif in mind is important throughout the planning process.

If you’re organizing a more traditional vow exchange, one of the most pertinent aspects in conveying your concept to friends and family is your invitation suite. Guests oftentimes look to the invites for the level of formality of the wedding – rather than the save the dates, as they are typically more playful and casual. You’ll want your mailed paper goods to embody your motif so that attendees know what to expect and, most importantly, what to wear. For an understated event, see some of our favorite simplistic invitations below from real weddings. Be sure to click on each photo for further inspiration. Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios

Photo by Brian Leahy Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Photo by The Observatory; Planning & Design by SoCo Events; Rentals: Nüage Designs


Photo by Artisan Events; Planning & Design by Hope Weis Consulting


Photo by Cassi Claire Photography


Photo by Carasco Photography; Planning & Design by SQN Events

Photo by Cooper Carras Photography; Planning & Design by Alyson Fox for Levine Fox Events; Invitations & Calligraphy by Lehr & Black


Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.


Photo by Ryan Ray Photography; Planning & Design by EverAfter Events

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Authored by: Megan Simpson