Invitations provide guests with their first taste of your wedding style, so use the opportunity to truly "wow" them! For instantly unique invites, think beyond paper and choose unconventional materials. Text can be printed on surfaces like wood or leather, or engraved directly into the material. Subtle details, such as twine and lace, provide a quirky twist to traditional designs, and trendy techniques like laser cutting can also put a fresh spin on paper invitations.
A few of our favorite stationery designers shared their most unconventional invitations that will have you rethinking your classic paper designs! Start your wedding off on the right foot with invites featuring unique materials that let guests know your wedding will have serious style.
Put an old-fashioned spin on a modern invite! A leather pocket folder houses this lace invitation by Zenadia Design. Photo by Michael and Anna Costa
This vintage-inspired invitation by Carlson Craft features gold foil lettering printed on kraft paper wrapped in lace.
This laser-cut invitation by Invitations By Dawn features nautical stripes and an anchor detail, which is a fashionable option for a wedding on the coast or on the Fourth of July!
Love the look of leather but don't want to offend vegan wedding guests? Your wording and monogram can be printed on these faux leather invitations by Carlson Craft.
Ribbon corners are printed on birch wood invitations by Invitations By Dawn to create a stylish rustic-inspired design.
Perfect for a sassy soirée that incorporates animal prints or a rustic-style wedding, this Zenadia Design invitation is printed inside a wooden "book" and delivered in a zebra box.
Ideal for a Southern-inspired wedding, this Carlson Craft invitation is printed on textured paper in the shape of a mason jar and wrapped with jute cord.
A white shimmer card tucked inside a silk and lace pocket by Carlson Craft is perfect for a traditional formal wedding.