Ideas for unusual wedding invitations

Receiving a wedding invitation is an exciting thing. It gives you an insight into the nuptials to come and the couple behind it.

No one wants their invitation to be an anti-climax, to have guests a bit disappointed that it’s just something like they’ve seen before.

Stationery designers and brides and grooms are getting ever more creative and imaginative in coming up with ideas for invitations. Here are some top ideas for ways you could make yours stand out.

unusual wedding invitation passport

> A passport-style design, like this one by Yorkshire-based wedding and events stationers Paper Dates, would be perfect for a destination wedding or travel-loving couple.

unusual wedding invitation passport

unusual wedding invitation passport

> OMG! I love this fun, colourful, slightly tongue-in-cheek take on the tri-letter expression that has been seen almost everywhere so far this century. This invitation is one of a whole range of unusual wedding invitations from Paper Themes, another Yorkshire business.

unusual wedding invitation OMG

> Gabrielle Jackson is a local photographer (see her work elsewhere on this blog) and the invitations for her June 2013 wedding in Leeds are possibly the coolest I’ve ever seen.

Gabrielle and fiancé Matt are music lovers and regular gig and festival goers so the couple used self-taken images and sourced vinyls from a charity shop to make their invitations.

The layout and design of the sleeve and record stickers was done by Sarah Hathway of Love My Wedding Invites. Gabrielle says they’ve had a brilliant response – hardly surprising, is it?

unusual wedding invitation record music vinyl

unusual wedding invitation record music vinyl

unusual wedding invitation record music vinyl

> I love a hand-drawn design. What could be more unique? These super-pretty floral invitations are by Hull designer Victoria Whincup. You may have read about her on these pages before.

unusual wedding invitation hand illustration

> Do you think your wedding might be an emotional affair? Then guests might find these beautiful vintage handkerchief invitations are of more use than just serving as a reminder of times and places. They are by Bird and Banner, seen on Style Me Pretty.

unusual wedding invitation vintage handkerchief

> These DIY camera film strip invitations, seen on Boho Weddings, may look a bit fiddly to make but the end result is pretty awesome!

unusual wedding invitations DIY camera film strip

> Go for a wedding invitation tea towel if you fancy giving your guests something practical and that they can keen as a memento of your big day.

unusual wedding invitation tea towel

What do you think to these ideas?

Love, Anna

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