Personalized Wedding Invitation Ideas to Impress Your Guests

Personalized Wedding Invitation Ideas
Personalized Wedding Invitation Ideas

So, I really don't think it's any secret that I think your wedding invitations are so important to your overall celebration. As I've probably said a million times, your invitations are the first glimpse your guests get into the overall vibe and style of your wedding day.

That means your invitations are the perfect opportunity to add your unique, personalized spin that will impress your guests!

Here are a few ideas to personalize your wedding invitations:

Word choice. Your word choice is a perfect place to personalize your invitations! Use word choices that you and your fiancé would use in real life. If you'd like to keep your invitation card more formal, the perfect opportunity to play with your word choice is on your response card.

Custom illustrations. Whether it's an illustration of you and your fiancé, your favorite flower, or the church you'll be married in, custom illustrations are a beautiful way to personalize your invitations. Not only will a custom illustration give a glimpse into your unique celebration, the illustrator's style will also provide visual details to the overall mood of your wedding day.

Materials. Believe it or not, the materials absolutely matter when it comes to your final invitation suite. Imagine a gorgeously designed traditional invitation with classic black typography and a detailed illustration of the church on a luxurious textured card stock with letterpress printing and a classic gold envelope. Now imagine that same design printed on a hot pink card stock with black envelopes. They give you a completely different idea without even changing the design, right? Be open with your stationer about the overall mood and style you have planned for your celebration, and your stationer will be able to offer material options that best suit your style.

Typography. If you're having a formal ballroom wedding celebration, your invitation design should most definitely speak to this style! It would seem a little silly to have a handwritten font style, wouldn't it? For a formal ballroom celebration, consider a traditional Copperplate calligraphy typefaces. On the contrary, if you're planning a laid-back reception at your family farm, a formal calligraphic typography would seem out of place and a modern, handwritten font may be more suitable.

Envelope liners. Envelope liners are a wonderful surprise element to include in your invitations. When it comes to envelope liner patterns and design, the sky's the limit to what you can include! Think: a custom monogram, your wedding date, a pattern used in your linens, a photo, and tons of other options.

Custom monograms. If you ask me, monograms will never go out of style. The great thing about monograms is that they can be designed to be formal or informal. Your monogram can include things you enjoy doing together, your pets, your wedding date, a favorite icon - there are endless ways to design a monogram around your style and the atmosphere of your celebration!

Now that you're armed with these personalized wedding invitation ideas, how would you personalize yours?

Visit the galleries to see some of the ways I've worked with ADR couples to customize their wedding invitations and stationery!

Personalized Wedding Invitation Ideas
Personalized Wedding Invitation Ideas