VERY Unique Wedding INVITATIONS

Honestly, we get it. After all the months you’ve spent deliberating wedding colours, persuading your cousin’s ex-boyfriend’s sister-slash-graphic-designer to create your wedding monogram and Facebook messaging all 300 of your wedding guests in order to track down their addresses, you just don’t have anything left to give your wedding invitations. At this point, they just need to show up, look nice and leave you to pursue more enjoyable wedding pursuits like coming up with clever table names and picking out your cake topper. The truth is, in the glittering world of bridal gowns, banquet halls and Swarovski swaddled centrepieces, wedding invitations often take the backseat to their more glamorous counterparts. They’re sort of like those guests seated at that infamous Far Away Table — your mother’s yoga instructor, relatives you see every 10 years but still had to invite — present, but certainly not front and centre on the biggest day of your life.


There’s hardly a better example of how wedding invitations are often overlooked than Kate Middleton and Prince William, whose super-detailed Royal Wedding extravaganza included English field maple trees brought into West Minster Abbey, a bouquet bursting with symbolic blooms (including “Sweet Williams”) and reception tables named after meaningful locations to the couple. Their wedding invitations, however, looked sort of like business cards.


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Wedding stationers were devastated. Afterall, wedding invitations are the first impression of your entire wedding! In response to such travesty, some of the world’s most renown studios even released their own editions of the Royal invitation, proclaiming the importance of those little slips of paper tasked with revealing the treasured details of a bride’s wedding day.


For some brides, however, invitations are the priority, and they set out in search of designs destined to live on on Pinterest boards and gilded frames. We think all brides should aspire to stationery greatness and for that reason we set out in search of hand-drawn illustrations, lavish calligraphy unseen since the Declaration of Independence and DIY masterpieces that make up wedding invitations that are truly one of a kind. Take note of these inspiring stationers and their jaw-dropping work.


 


A destination wedding is introduced with clever custom airline tickets


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Utilizing festive rock candy candy and dried red peppers, these innovative invites from Gus and Ruby introduce a celebration’s “Sweet and Spicy” theme.


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Hand-embroidered invitations from Rifle Paper Co. are perfect for a crafty couture celebration!


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An outrageously original invitation by L’Office Optimiste requires guests to blow up a balloon to learn the celebration details.


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Check out the rest here…some AWESOME and unique invites♥

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 1:29 am
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love the balloon idea!

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 1:40 am
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I have made invitations for friends for years. . .


Some had calligraphy and vellum with bows to attach the two pieces together. Others had bouquets or a simple flower, but honestly this go around for my own event I wanted clean and elegant just like my wedding, so I went with the standard Box type


I think they do reflect the nature of my ceremony and event quite nicely.


Now my thank you cards on the other hand, well they will be drooled over. I am still working on the design. I think putting the effort in the thank you makes more sense because this is how you show your guests that their presence really made your day special.


They will all be hand written in calligraphy using a colored pigment and will be put into a hand lined envelope and sealed with a swirled red and gold sealing wax that I make by mixing the two waxes in the melting pot and poured gently and when pressed swirl together.


Thank you notes - they really are the most over looked.

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 1:53 am
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Wow! How different! Wonder how much the postage would be to send these invites?


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Posted on January 17, 2013 at 2:02 am
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I sent scroll invitations to an event a few years ago and used a long jewellery box to hold it and they were $1.50 each. I would imagine around $2 to $3

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 2:07 am
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Your thank you cards sound like they will be gorgeous!!! cant wait to see how they turn out :)


 

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 4:18 am
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Great inspirations!

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 5:17 am
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These are reallly cool!

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Posted on August 19, 2013 at 3:41 am
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 Theses are great!  

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 10:10 pm

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