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Sealed with a Bow

A couple of weeks ago I did a blog post all about wedding stationery and mentioned I will doing one just on wedding invitations, so that’s what I am doing today. There are so many different styles of invitations to choose from and there are pros and cons to each of them.

Simplistic Design


If you are looking for a very simple and easy to read invitation then the one above is a great example. Having a simple invitation is great in the aspect that it’s very easy and clear to understand. You can easily personalise a simple invite with the text you use or maybe using your wedding colours for the bride and grooms name.

Sealed  with a Bow


You usually will have three or four pieces of paper included in your invite, this may consist of the invite, an RSVP card and Accommodation information, The question is, how do you want to hold them together. It looks lovely when you tie all your invitations up in either ribbon or twine. This means when it arrives your guest can open it up, and it feels like a present. The one problem you may have with this style of invitation is your guests may loose the individual pieces of card, unless you have very organised guests.


One of my favourite styles of wedding invites is when your invite, RSVP and hotel information is all included in one item. You can have individual cards that have been stuck down, which means it really easy to read and there is no way of loosing important information about the day.

Creative Invitations

If you are looking for something that’s a bit different to the traditional invitation style then why not take a look at these. The invitation on the left has been lazer cut and I personally really like this. Its very delicate and fragile, which might not be good with children for example, but it’s a lovely twist on a normal card invitation. The invitation on the right is a bit more playful and also creative. It’s a great way to really get people to engage with your invitation and remember it for years.

Hopefully this will give you a better understanding of the different style of invitations you might what to go for. A great source of inspiration for me was Pinterest, as its packed full of ideas and photographs of what other people have used. As I mentioned in the first stationery blog post, remember to ask suppliers for samples, these will increase your choices even further!  If you would like to read about general stationery, check out the previous stationery post. If you have ideas of what you would like to see next then leave them down bellow and I will see you again next Monday.

Steph x



  1. April 19, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I’m sending my save the dates this weekend, so now it’s time to decide on invitations.

    • April 20, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      How exciting, congratulations on your engagement by the way. If you have chosen a certain stationary design for your save the date cards you could always using that for your invitations as well or go for something completely different. x

    May 6, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    wagtail-designs.co.uk do lovely wedding stationery! xx

    • May 6, 2017 / 1:24 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation​, I’ll go take a look now x

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