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Five ideas for unique wedding invitations

Updated: Feb 20

Your wedding invitation is one of the most important elements of your big day. It sets the tone for your wedding and gives your guests a glimpse into what to expect. Best of all, it’s a great way to show off you and your partner’s unique personality. But with what fits into an envelope being so limited, sometimes, wedding invitations can be a little lackluster. If you're looking for a way to spice up a traditional wedding invitation, here are five tips to make your wedding invitations a little less traditional and a little more trendy.

Custom illustrations

Illustrations are a fun way to add some visual interest to your invitations. Consider hiring a graphic designer to create a custom illustration that represents you and your partner. You can also ask for embellishments like greenery or a cool border, or other elements that represent the wedding theme and your relationship.

Using illustrations that are unique for your wedding adds a personal touch to your invitations, making them much more sentimental and intimate.

Unique material

Paper is a tried-and-true material for wedding invitations, but it isn't your only option — not by a long shot! Consider using a unique material like wood, leather, acrylic, or even fabric. You can still send these invitations in the mail, and they can double as a wonderful keepsake your loved ones can hold onto long after your wedding day.

Interactive elements

Interactivity is a great way to capture your guests’ attention and show them that you’re excited about their experience at your wedding. Making your invitations interactive could be simple, like including a puzzle or game on the invitation, or complex, like creating a pop-up design that your guests can assemble.

You can even add a QR code that brings them to a video or web page about your upcoming wedding when scanned.

Interesting print techniques

If you opt for a simpler material than wood or acrylic, consider incorporating unique print techniques to make your wedding invitations stand out. There are many to choose from, like letterpress, foil stamping, embossing, and more. These techniques add texture and depth to your invitation, which makes them feel more luxurious. For an extra unique invitation, consider using multiple print techniques to catch your guests’ eyes.

Non-square shapes

Going beyond just a rectangle or square can be a great way to add visual interest and personality to your wedding invitations. You can choose from a variety of geometric shapes, like triangles or hexagons, or you can experiment with die-cut shapes that are customized to match your wedding theme or motif, like a seashell for a beach wedding, or the shape of a state or country for a destination wedding.

We hope these ideas have sparked inspiration for your own invitations. Feel free to mix and match them to add your personal creative twist. Your wedding invitation is the first interaction your guests will have with your special day — so give them a taste of what to expect, in a way that reflects you and your sweetheart’s unique personalities and love story.

Whether you're envisioning a whimsical, romantic, or modern theme, we know you’ll end up with an invitation design that’s memorable, exciting, and true to who you are.

If you’re inspired about your invitations, but not so inspired about wedding venues, at Siempre, we help our brides and grooms craft unforgettable wedding experiences, with gorgeous views, an expert staff, and breathtaking interiors. Contact us about scheduling a tour today!

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