It’s astounding how many people weddings employ: photographers, caterers, florists, and even designers can make a great living by focusing partially or even completely on clients planning their marriage.
Wedding invitation card design is one of the most creative areas of print design today. Talented designers pull out all the stops and create some amazingly inspirational pieces. Keep reading to see fifty astounding examples of wedding invitation design (and a few trends to watch out for).
Just looking for some inspiration for your wedding invitation or card design? No problem. Let’s dive in!
Before we launch into our huge list of invitations, it will be helpful to point out a few trends. These will help feed your creativity and teach you what you can expect clients to be looking for in a professional design.
A wedding isn’t complete without flowers. The same can be said about wedding invitations as well. Having a set of beautiful flowers decorating the design of your wedding invitations and save-the-date cards can add an extra bit of beauty to their overall look and feel.
It’s no wonder how quickly the floral design trend took over wedding invitation designs. You can see how stunning these designs look with those beautiful floral decorations.
The chalkboard design is a popular trend in greeting card designs. And it slowly made its way over to the wedding invitation over the last few months. Without a doubt, it’s a refreshing change that makes all kinds of wedding card designs look amazing.
The ability to highlight the text more clearly while keeping a minimalist look is what makes chalkboard designs truly one of a kind.
What makes watercolor designs more attractive is that it adds a certain authenticity to any kind of design. Especially when it comes to wedding invitations, a watercolor-themed design makes it look more unique and hand-crafted than other types of designs.
Watercolor invitations also have a specific minimalist look that allows you to highlight the important sections of an invitation in a colorful background without sacrificing the beauty of the overall design.
By far the most popular trend I came across was letterpress printing. This relief printing technique uses an inked, raised printing plate to create an imprinting effect on text and images.
The result is a high-quality, classic feel that is perfect for wedding invitations. It’s not always the cheapest route but it’s certainly a good way to impress your guests.
Another extremely popular trend is using a typographic treatment as the primary design feature. These layouts typically mix several types of old-style typefaces and incorporate interesting word shapes and ornate line graphics.
As you can see in the example above, it’s hard to beat a good vintage-type treatment. There’s just something so undeniably eye-catching about it!
If you’re good with a pencil, wedding invitations provide the perfect outlet for your artistic genius. Brides and grooms often love something personalized with a comically drawn version of themselves.
Recipients of these invitations will instantly know that the couple went out all on custom design rather than simply buying a cheap template.
The Whole Package
Don’t stop at mere invitations, wedding clients require lots of printed materials, and getting them all in one place with one coherent theme is an enticing deal.
In addition to invitations, you can throw in “Save the Date” cards, RSVP cards, custom envelopes, maps to the church and reception locations, wedding day programs, and “Thank You” cards.
If your clients have a decent budget to play with, try putting some creative thought into how you present the invitations. The awesome example above uses a pop-open can containing the invitation. Guests are encouraged to then bring the can to the wedding and tie it to the back of the bride and groom’s car for that classic “just married” look.
Art Deco Wedding Invitation Suite
This is a complete wedding invitation templates kit that features designs in Art Deco style, which is perfect for giving your wedding card designs an elegant look and feel. It includes templates for invites, save-the-date cards, thank-you cards, RSVP cards, and much more.
Purple Leaf – Wedding Invitation Templates
If you prefer subtle floral designs, this wedding invitation kit is perfect for you. It features a beautiful floral design mixed with purple leaves. It also includes all the necessary designs for crafting matching invitations, RSVP cards, table cards, and more.
Brown and Grey Ink – Wedding Invitation Kit
You can use this wedding invitation set to craft wedding invitations, save-the-date cards, place cards, table cards, and much more. It includes 6 different templates with matching designs.
Floral Wedding Invitation Templates
Another beautiful floral wedding invitation template kit featuring a clean and modern design. This template kit comes with a wedding invitation design, thank you card, RSVP card, and menu card designs.
Elegant Wedding Invitation Template
If you want to design an elegant wedding invitation with a high-end look and feel, this template is perfect for you. It features a stylish wedding invitation design in 2 different styles. You can also customize them with Photoshop.
Flower Brush Wedding Invitation Template
This wedding invitation template features a hand-crafted look-and-feel thanks to its brush-based floral design. It includes 2 A4 size designs in both Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator file formats.
Retro Wedding Invitation Template Set
Give a groovy retro feel to your wedding invitation design with this template kit. It includes templates for all the necessary wedding card designs. And it’s ideal for retro-themed weddings as well.
Floral Weeding Invitation Template Kit
This beautiful wedding invitation kit will allow you to create attractive invitations and cards for a modern wedding. It includes templates in both PSD and AI file formats featuring fully customizable content layouts.
Feather Sweet – Minimal Wedding Invitation Template
You can use this template to design a simple and minimalist wedding invitation. It includes 2-page designs with editable designs. The templates are available in AI, EPS, and PSD file formats as well.
Classic Floral Weeding Invitation Set
This is one of the most beautiful floral wedding invitations we’ve seen yet. It has an elegant design full of color to make your wedding cards stand out from the crowd. The templates can be customized with Photoshop and Illustrator.
DIY Black & White Wedding Invitation
A creative and clean approach to wedding invitation design, this PSD template is ideal if you’re planning a minimalist wedding. It also includes templates for the RSVP card, save the date, menu, table cards, and more.
Simple Elegant Wedding Invitation
This simple wedding invitation template features a retro-inspired design that gives a more elegant look to your invitation card. It also includes 5 other color variations of the PSD template for you to choose from.
Beige Wedding Invitation
A unique wedding invitation template for creatively sending the message across to your loved ones. This PSD template features a uniquely playful design that makes it one of a kind. An info card and an RSVP card template are also included in this pack.
Floral Wedding Invitation
Unlike other floral designs, this wedding invitation template comes with a stylishly modern design that attracts attention. The template is fully customizable using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as well.
Chalkboard Wedding Invitations
The chalkboard design is quite a popular trend in the wedding invitation design world. This template comes in 3 different color schemes featuring the same chalkboard design. In addition to the invitation template, it also includes an RSVP card, thank you card, save the date, and many other templates.
Passport Wedding Invitation
If you’re planning a playful wedding and want to send an invitation with a bit of humor attached, this is the perfect template for you. This wedding invitation is designed in the shape and style of a passport. It’s perfect if you’re planning to have a wedding abroad as well.
Grey Wedding Invitation Set
A set of wedding invitations, RSVPs, name cards, and save-the-date templates. All the templates come with minimal and professional designs. You can easily and quickly customize the design to your preference.
Watercolor Wedding Invitation
This wedding invitation template features a unique design done in the style of a watercolor painting. It also comes with all the other templates for sending RSVPs, thank you cards, detail cards, and much more.
DIY Vintage Wedding Invitation PSD Template
A fully-editable PSD template that you can customize however you like. This wedding invitation template set also includes RSVP card templates, save the date, escort cards, and more as well.
8 Wedding Invitations Pack 1
This is a bundle of wedding invitation templates that includes 8 different designs for you to choose from. All the templates feature unique and creative designs. They are also ready for print.
Fairytale Wedding Invitation
3 Colourful Vector Wedding Invitations
Save the Date Postcard Template
Blue Flowery Wedding Invite
Golden Foil Wedding Invitation
Vintage Wedding Invitation Postcard
The Ultimate Wedding Collection
Floral Wedding Invitation Suite
Wedding Invitation Pack
Watercolour Wedding Suite
The Uniquely You Wedding Collection
Wedding Invitation Template Suite
Chic, Modern & Bold Wedding Collection
Watercolor Wedding Invitation
3 Fun Pattern Wedding Invitations
Wedding Invitation Template
Wedding Cards by Tim Van Damme
Vintage Travel Wedding Invite by Katrina Sirmon
Wedding Invitation by Joshua Krohn
Wedding Invitation by Gedy Rivera
“I Do!” by Allison Grayce Nold
Invites by Matt Braun
My Wedding Invite System by Gaelyn Jenkins
My wedding invitation by Vikifloki
Wedding Invite by Samantha Wiley
Wedding Invitation by Peterbowen
wedding invitation by FireFlyGa
Jeslyn and Chris Wedding Invite by Emory Cash
Ludwig-Allmett Wedding Package by Primaluxe
Wedding Invitations by Phaedra
Typography Inspired Wedding Invitations by Sarah Parrott
Wedding Invites by Matthew Muller
Genna + Clark Wedding Suite by Andrea Mentzer
Ashley + Kevin Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Matthew Duerksen
Wedding Invite by disturbance
Mel & Joe by Nick Wavish
Vintage garden wedding invitations by Luke Morgan
Wedding Invite by Sophia Tarasova
Weddings are an incredibly special event and are a pleasure to be a part of as a designer or photographer. They provide an amazing opportunity to hone your “human-focused” design skills as you get to know the bride and groom and try to translate their personalities into a finished design.
Leave a comment below and let us know which of the invitations above you liked best. Also, be sure to leave a link to any awesome invitations you’ve designed!
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