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30+ Ideas for Unique Wedding Invitations to Set Your Event Apart

Look to these wedding invitation ideas first if you want your wedding stationery to stand out from the crowd.

As weddings become more and more personalized, couples are eager to send their loved ones a unique wedding invitation suite in the mail that will stand out from the other wedding-season invites. Gather inspiration from these stunning and unique wedding invitations for your big day!

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Your wedding day should tell your love story, and your wedding invitation suite is the first glimpse of your big day that guests will receive. For a bride and groom who are eager to make their celebration unforgettable, it's important to select invitations that are memorable from the start. While traditional letterpress and calligraphy invitations are lovely, we encourage you and your partner to customize invitations to fit your personal style, personality, wedding venue, and overall wedding vibe. 

No matter if you're having a classic wedding in a ballroom, a rustic celebration at a farm, or a modern soirée at an art gallery, be inspired by these stunning suites. From unique printing techniques, to colorful details, to bold type that guests won't be able to miss, we're sharing 10 unique wedding invitation ideas – plus 30+ examples that you can easily shop online. Customize your favorites to fit your personal taste, as well as the style of your wedding. Happy planning!

1. Gloss-Press® Wedding Invitations 

Most of your friends and family members have likely seen foil-pressed wedding invitations; however, if you want to incorporate a unique look, we love Gloss-Press® wedding invitations. Using a luxurious new printing technique, exclusively available at Minted, the invitations showcase a subtle iridescent gloss debossed on high-quality paper invites. 

While there are a number of designs available with the gloss, these are some of the unique options you'll find:

"Palm Vibes" Invitation

Minted Palm Vibes - Modern Gloss-press® Invitation in Porcelain by Pixel and Hank
"Palm Vibes" Gloss-Press® wedding invitation by Pixel and Hank for Minted

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“Gilded Wildflowers” Invitation

Minted Gilded Wildflowers - Gloss-press® Invitation in Cool Grey by Rochelle Renee
"Gilded Wildflowers" Gloss-Press® wedding invite by Rochelle Renee for Minted

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"Refined Bouquet" Invitation

Minted Refined Bouquet - Gloss-press® Invitation in Glacier by Olivia Raufman
"Refined Bouquet" Gloss-Press® wedding invitation by Olivia Raufman for Minted

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2. Arch-Shaped Wedding Invitations 

For unique wedding invitations that guests will notice as soon as they open the envelope, consider Minted's new arch silhouette wedding invitations. Available with a number of designs from classic to modern to bohemian, the shape is the perfect way to elevate your wedding stationery and ensure you send creative wedding invitations that will be proudly displayed on your friends' fridges.

"Overjoyed" Invitation

Minted Overjoyed - arch Wedding Invitations in Almond by Jill Means
"Overjoyed" arch wedding invite in Almond by Jill Means for Minted

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“Garden” Invitation

Minted Garden - Foil-pressed Wedding Invitations in Mahogany by Leah Bisch
"Garden" arch foil-pressed wedding invitation in Mahogany/Gold by Leah Bisch for Minted

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"Oval" Invitation

Minted Oval - Wedding Invitations in Natural by Leah Bisch
"Oval" arch wedding invite in Natural by Leah Bisch for Minted

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3. Funny Wedding Invitations 

Especially if you and your beloved have had to postpone your wedding day multiple times, you may want to commemorate the new occasion with funny wedding invitations. Since many invites have more of a formal feel, comedic couples may appreciate having a unique wedding invitation that fits the theme of their memorable planning journey.

"Party Accordingly" Invitation

Minted Party Accordingly - Funny Wedding Invitations by Caitlin Considine
"Party Accordingly" wedding invitation in Powder by Caitlin Considine for Minted

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“Finally” Invitation

Minted Finally - Funny Wedding Invitations by Up Up Creative
"Finally" wedding invite in Pine by Up Up Creative for Minted

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"There Will Be a Party" Invitation

Minted There Will Be a Party - Funny Wedding Invitations by Amy Payne
"There Will Be a Party" wedding invitation in Garnet by Amy Payne for Minted

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4. Bold Color Block Wedding Invitations 

Most celebrations feature neutral colors and romantic motifs in the décor as well as the invitation suite; however, more and more couples are favoring a color palette with bolder hues and a design scheme with color-blocked details. Have fun with your wedding stationery and choose colors that step away from the traditional wedding tones.

"Bold Blocks" Invitation

Minted Bold Blocks - Modern Wedding Invitations in Sedona by Robert and Stella
"Bold Blocks" wedding invitation in Sedona by Robert and Stella for Minted

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“Bold Geometric” Invitation

Minted Bold Geometric - Modern Invitation by Morgan Kendall
"Bold Geometric" wedding invite in Mauve by Morgan Kendall for Minted

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"Archway" Invitation

Minted Archway - Modern Invitations in Forest by Jen Banks of Ink and Letter
"Archway" wedding invitation in Forest by Jen Banks of Ink and Letter for Minted

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5. Destination-Focused Wedding Invitations 

Whether you're having a destination wedding at a faraway location or close to home, many pairs choose to carry the theme of the destination through to their wedding stationery – like these beach wedding invitations. If you're hosting your nuptials near a national park, consider an invitation suite that incorporates vintage-style park posters. Other options include a postcard-style invitation or custom illustrations of your wedding venue on the invite.

"Mountain View" Invitation

Minted Mountain View - Wedding Invitations in Forest by Nam Bourassa
"Mountain View" wedding invite in Forest by Nam Bourassa for Minted

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“Amore” Invitation

Minted Amore - Wedding Invitations in Sunset by Susan Moyal
"Amore" wedding invitation in Sunset by Susan Moyal for Minted

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"Postcard from the Desert" Invitation

Minted Postcard from the Desert - Modern, Destination Wedding Invitations in Sunset by Pink House Press
"Postcard from the Desert" wedding invitation in Sunset by Pink House Press for Minted

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6. Watercolor Wedding Invitations 

You don't have to spend thousands of dollars to have a hand-painted wedding invitation created by an artist for your big day. Minted's independent designers have streamlined the process by creating stunning wedding invites with watercolor details. From abstract illustrations to fun floral elements, find inspiration from these elegant ideas!

"Painted Bouquet" Invitation

Minted painted bouquet - Foil-pressed Wedding Invitations in Rose by Karidy Walker
"Painted Bouquet" foil-pressed wedding invite in Rose/Rose Gold by Karidy Walker for Minted

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“Appalachia” Invitation

Minted Appalachia - Foil-pressed Wedding Invitations in Sepia by Meagan Christensen
"Appalachia" foil-pressed wedding invitation in Sepia/Silver by Meagan Christensen for Minted

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"Ethereal" Invitation

Minted Ethereal - Foil-pressed Wedding Invitations by Lori Wemple
"Ethereal" foil-printed wedding invite in Peony/Rose Gold by Lori Wemple for Minted

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7. Vintage-Inspired Wedding Invitations 

For couples hosting vintage-inspired weddings, these invites featuring vintage motifs and patterns will be much appreciated. We love the vintage-style invitations reminiscent of a bygone era, ideal for Gatsby-style events, weddings with Art Deco details, or a fairy-tale ceremony at a castle.

"Heirloom Branches" Invitation

Minted Heirloom Branches - Vintage Foil-pressed Wedding Invitations in Cream by GeekInk Design
"Heirloom Branches" foil-pressed wedding invitation in Cream/Bronze by GeekInk Design for Minted

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“Story Book” Invitation

Minted Story Book - Vintage Foil-pressed Wedding Invitations in Winter Cream by Jody Wody
"Story Book" vintage foil-pressed wedding invitation in Winter Cream/Rose Gold by Jody Wody for Minted

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"Art Deco Mood" Invitation

Minted art deco mood - Vintage, Modern Foil-pressed Wedding Invitations in Ivory by Anastasia Makarova
"Art Deco Mood" foil-printed wedding invite in Ivory/Gold by Anastasia Makarova for Minted

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8. Moody Floral Wedding Invitations 

Lighter colors like ivory and blush tend to dominate the color palettes of elegant weddings; however, we love when couples incorporate more unique colors. Set the tone for a unique wedding with an invitation suite showcasing moody floral elements. With so many color combinations to choose from for each invitation suite, Minted makes it easy for couples to personalize a style to fit the look of their ceremony and reception.

"Peony Crush" Invitation

Minted Peony Crush - Foil-pressed Wedding Invitations in Noir by Alethea and Ruth
"Peony Crush" foil-pressed wedding invitation in Noir/Rose Gold by Alethea and Ruth for Minted

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“Silky Way” Invitation

Minted Silky Way - Wedding Invitations in Midnight by Petra Kern
"Silky Way" wedding invitation in Midnight by Petra Kern for Minted

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"Embracing" Invitation

Minted Embracing - Foil-pressed Invitations by Susan Moyal
"Embracing" foil-printed wedding invite in Spice/Bronze by Susan Moyal for Minted

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9. Bold & Illustrative Wedding Invitations 

If your wedding will showcase unique décor, colorful accents, or tile details, incorporate the look on paper when you send out your invites. Since many pairs choose traditional wedding invitations and guests therefore expect classic invitations to come in the mail, selecting a vibrant, illustrative design for your suite with a bold color palette will instantly be memorable.

"Woodland Garden" Invitation

Minted Woodland Garden - Wedding Invitations in Daybreak by Paper Sun Studio
"Woodland Garden" invitation in Daybreak by Paper Sun Studio for Minted

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“Watercolor Azulejo” Invitation

Minted watercolor azulejo - Bohemian Wedding Invitations in Azure by Anastasia Makarova
"Watercolor Azulejo" wedding invite in Azure by Anastasia Makarova for Minted

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"The Love Birds" Invitation

Minted The Love Birds - Wedding Invitations in Teapot by Morgan Ramberg
"The Love Birds" invitation in Teapot by Morgan Ramberg for Minted

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10. Type-Focused Wedding Invitations 

If you want your suite to stay fairly classic but crave a bit of a unique flair, we recommend incorporating bold typography throughout your invitation suite. The style can also be incorporated throughout your wedding-day stationery to keep the idea going throughout the celebration.

"Amara" Invitation

Minted Amara - Wedding Invitations in Sand by Robert and Stella
"Amara" invitation in Sand by Robert and Stella for Minted

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“Modern Initials” Invitation

Minted Modern Initials - Wedding Invitations in Buttercream by Lori Wemple
"Modern Initials" wedding invite in Buttercream by Lori Wemple for Minted

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"Bold Union" Invitation

Minted Bold Union - Wedding Invitations in Mist by Everett Paper Goods
"Bold Union" invitation in Mist by Everett Paper Goods for Minted

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For more ideas and inspiration for unique, customizable wedding stationery, discover the best save-the-date card ideas, shop our favorite online wedding invites to create a custom look for your big day, see our favorite rustic wedding invitations, and browse fall wedding invitations!

Opening photo by Kevin Le Vu Photography; Invitation by Minted; Planning & Design by Harutyunyan Events; From Real Wedding: Modern Armenian Wedding Featuring a Bold Indoor Garden Theme