Modern + Contemporary Wedding Invitation Ideas

Be inspired by this collection of stunning contemporary invitation suites for your celebration.

From save the dates to wedding invitation suites, as well as extras for your morning-after brunch or cocktail hour, take a look at these colorful, bold, and contemporary wedding stationery styles!

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Modern wedding  invitations and stationery pieces are looking fiercer than ever! Take a look at this strikingly gorgeous group of save the date ideas and invitation suites showcasing impressive details, including contemporary color schemes, watercolor details with flair, glistening foil elements, cool custom designs, and sleek typefaces. These new styles, many created by hand by sought-after stationers and artists, are meant to inspire your upcoming nuptials. Get excited to introduce the concept of your big day to loved ones!

With clean lines, bold lettering, and personalized elements, you are sure to see something that will spark creativity for your celebration. Be sure to also consider additional details you would like to include in the suite – from invites for a welcome cocktail party to note cards for the morning-after brunch. You can also incorporate coordinating paper goods throughout your wedding day, such as napkins, coasters, throw pillows, and more. Be as unique as your own love story, and don’t worry about traditional wedding styles if that doesn’t fit your personalities. 

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 styles! Take a cue from some of our favorite modern and contemporary wedding invitation ideas from real weddings crafted by talented invitation designers, below:

Classic Wedding Invitation Ideas

Custom Multicolored Invitation Suite

Multicolored Invitation Suite by Elizabeth Grace

For a modern, contemporary wedding invitation with a pop of color, consider incorporating the same text color but various hues for the stationery within your invitation suite's enclosure cards, envelope, and even cocktail napkins – like this custom example by Elizabeth GraceVibrant multicolored custom invitation suite featuring double-thick stock paper, envelope with monogrammed liner, brunch and parking inserts, personalized program, menu, and cocktail napkin by Elizabeth

Colorful, Modern Wedding Invitation

"Painterly" Invitation by Papier

Couples desiring a modern look for their wedding invitation will love this bold, colorful invitation featuring a color-blocked style that can easily incorporate the hues to come in your wedding décor. “Painterly” colorful modern wedding invitation by Papier;

Foil-Stamped Classic Invitation

"Monique & James" Invitation by East Six

For a classic-meets-modern wedding invitation design, consider incorporating a regal-inspired scroll as well as contemporary type faces! “Monique & James” one-color foil-stamped invitation printed on classic two-ply stock paper and matching envelope by East Six;

Custom Watercolor Rose Invitation Suite

Red Rose Invitation Suite by Ceci New York

Your wedding invitation should set the tone for your wedding, so consider this stylish suite if you're having a rich, red floral theme! We love the laser-cut details with a modern phrase (Let's Fall In Love) as well as the hand-painted watercolor roses. Wedding invitation suite featuring a custom laser-cut folio and hand-painted watercolor roses from the Ceci Couture collection by Ceci New York;

Foil Brushstroke Wedding Invitation

"Paintbrush" Wedding Invitation

If you're looking for a simple, modern wedding invitation, look no further than this black-and-white invitation design with contemporary gold-foil brushstroke detailing on top. “Paintbrush” wedding invitation featuring foil brushstrokes and modern typesetting from the Neil Lane collection by Paper Source;

Customizable Save the Date

"Moon Song" Save the Date by Chelsea Petaja for Minted

If you're looking for a save the date, consider this artistic, contemporary option 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. “Moon Song” customized save-the-date card in Midnight and matching lined envelope showcasing complimentary guest-address printing by Chelsea Petaja for Minted;

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Graffiti-Pattern Wedding Invitation Suite

"Gabriella & Peter" Invitation Suite by Atelier Isabey

This modern invitation suite pairs the classic letterpress printing style with modern foil stamping and a bold graffiti print perfect for a couple hosting a contemporary city-style soirée or for a New York destination wedding invitation“Gabriella & Peter” invitation suite featuring foil stamping and letterpress and flat printing with a modern graffiti pattern by Atelier Isabey;

Bold, Contemporary Wedding Invitation

"Editorial Inspired" Invitation by Paper Culture

Another great simple, minimalist wedding invitation idea is to go with a black-and-white stationery style that highlights bold initials for a contemporary, editorial-inspired look. “Editorial Inspired” eye-catching contemporary invitation design by Paper Culture;

Modern Hand-Painted Watercolor Invitation Suite

Watercolor Invitation Suite by Momental Designs

Work the colors of your wedding décor into the invitation design by adding watercolor details in your desired hues on the invitation, RSVP card, and envelope liner for a cohesive look. Modern, hand-painted watercolor wedding invitation, response card, and matching envelope with liner featuring shimmering gold highlights by Momental Designs;

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 Spring 2022 issue of Inside Weddings magazine. To order a copy of the Spring 2022 issue, visit our library of Inside Weddings back issues available for purchase.

Opening photo by Dmitry Shumanev Production; Bridal Salon: Mark Ingram Atelier; Planning & Design by Natalie Sofer Weddings & Events; From Real Wedding: A Luxury Fall Black-and-White Wedding in Beverly Hills