Since your wedding invitation is the very first thing that your guests will see, it should set the tone for your wedding. As the expression goes, “nothing beats a good first impression,” the same goes for your invitations. Get your guests excited about your wedding with some beautiful invitations that reflect you and your wedding day.
Real Simple Weddings magazine has a section devoted to wedding invitation styles, wording, and etiquette (it also has a lot of checklists and other helpful tips for planning your wedding and I totally recommend shelling out the $13 for a copy – the 2008 and 2009 editions are pretty similar so see if a recently married friend has a copy you can have!).
Anyway, according to Real Simple, there are four different styles of wedding invitation – formal (or traditional), semiformal, thematic, and whimsical. Here are some invitation examples that work for each of those categories:
I hope these samples inspire you with your invitation design! What type of invitation will you be going with for your wedding, and how will it reflect the style of your wedding day?