So I’ve seen about a thousand variations of cream-white wedding invitations and, guys, I gotta tell you: I’m so bored! I did a wedding guest survey earlier this year and the majority of guests agreed that an interesting invitation makes them more excited to attend a wedding. So, with that in mind, I went to BasicInvite.com to grab samples of some of my favorite invitation styles that your family and friends probably haven’t seen before.
This Whimsical, Illustrated Invite
Perfect for… Laid-back, playful couples
The illustrated look of this invitation set is not only super trendy right now, but also perfectly suited to couples whose personalities and more joyful and casual. The two photo slots are convenient for couples who don’t have a lot of good photos of themselves together, and creative types could have fun with the format. The best part? Every color is fully customizable to go with your wedding style.
2. A Dark, Elegant Floral Suite
Perfect for… Couples who want a chic wedding with a little edge
This floral print on a black background is just stunning! No one expects black wedding invitations, and the photographic floral print is doubly unique. I love the ladybug detail too! This set has that “gothic romance” vibe perfect for a fall wedding.
3. That Transparent Wow Factor
Perfect for… Anyone looking to make an impact
Transparent acrylic and plastic wedding invitations have been popping up here and there on Pinterest, but most are hand made and expensive (both to make and to send). I love that these clear invitations are affordable and customizable, plus you can order clear RSVP cards to match! They’re truly impressive in person and come in multiple designs. They also offer invitations printed on real wood!
4. A Clean, Photographic Look
Perfect for… Couples who want to show their personalities
It’s probably predictable that as a photographer, I like invitations that include photos! It’s a great opportunity to make use of your engagement photos and for some guests it may be the first time they see you with your partner. The clean, simple design will work well with just about any photo and looks modern.
5. An Out-of-This-World Theme
Perfect for… Couples who love science, space, or the outdoors
Celestial imagery fits with so many themes, whether you’re having an outdoor celebration at night or just really love Star Wars. I chose to pair this with black envelopes to really lean in to the galactic inspiration.
Find It: Starry Galaxy Wedding Invitations
6. This Colorful, Geometric Design
Perfect for… Couples who love color pops or art-deco vibes
This hexagonal design is SO up my alley! I love geometric art and I’ve seen some beautiful ways to incorporate fun shapes into your wedding day, from invitations to décor. The example version of this came in soft, beachy hues, so you have a lot of control over the colors to make it suit whatever look you’re going for. (It also comes in an all-in-one “seal and send” style that’s pretty awesome too!)
Thanks to Basic Invite for giving me the chance to try out their products first hand! If you are interested in checking out Basic Invite, I do recommend them and was very impressed by the samples I received and the ordering process overall. They have beautiful wedding invitations and just about everything else from wedding coasters to free custom wedding websites. You can customize just about every color and detail of your order, which was a major plus to me! If you’ve ever struggled with getting a design right on other websites, you’ll appreciate the flexibility and control they give you. You can even select which elements you want in gold, silver, or rose gold foil! If you want to be involved and customize all the details of your invitations, this is the place to do it.
And most importantly, their designs reflect a little more about you than just the fact that you’re getting married!