Wedding Invitation Inspiration + Tips From Our Favorite Creative Experts

An invitation suite with black, cream and gold accents surrounded by a bride's white heels, an open box with a diamond engagement ring and fresh white florals.
Photo: Amy Maddox Photography | Invitations + Stationery: Bering’s Hardware

The moment guests open your invitation, the font choice, design, type of paper and packaging tells a guest what to expect on the wedding day. Not every bride or groom has an eye for design or knows what they’re looking for, so it’s a good idea to choose a professional who specializes in fine stationery, paper goods and/or all the above.

Read on for our talented stationery vendors’ wisdom, and get inspired by their favorite invitation suites from real weddings.

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11 Creative Wedding Signs & Stationery Ideas

Photo: Blanca Duran | Stationery & Calligraphy: A Day To Remember

Wedding signs are not only a beautiful piece of decor… they are also a guide to direct your guests and help them know what to expect on your big day. Add fun, personal touches to your wedding by including creative wedding signs and stationery, which can be designed along with your invitation suite, to carry through your motif, monogram, palette and/or lettering style.

From ceremony programs to signature cocktail signs, don’t forget to ask your wedding stationery and signage designer about these 11 wedding signage and stationery ideas!

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3 Trendy Wedding Stationery & Signage Styles

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Photo Courtesy of Bering’s

Are you hiring a wedding stationery and signage designer to create your wedding invitations? If you want to keep your wedding “brand” cohesive without being repetitive explore these alternative wedding stationery and signage style options, and mix things up a bit!

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Baroque + Burlesque + Bohemian Styled Shoot

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | STYLED SHOOT

A forest clearing. A lush baroque-meets-burlesque (but oh so demure) fantasy wedding tablescape. A dreamy, bohemian bride, aglow with sunlight and sparkle. This magnificent shoot, featured in our July 2014 issue, is a true original, and a visual stunner. Meet & converse with contributors Kat Creech Events, Steve Lee Photography, EB Inc. Events and Plants N’ Petals at the upcoming 10/9 I Do! Bridal Soiree at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown, and find out how they can make YOUR wedding dreams come true. Get your tickets NOW!

Concept & Design: Kat Creech Events ~ Photography: Steve Lee Weddings ~ Location: Private Property ~ Flowers: Dream Bouquet ~ Linens & Dining Chairs: EB Inc. Events ~ Lounge Decor: Plants N’ Petals ~ China, Stationery, Props: Blue Leaf Houston ~ Cake: Who Made the Cake! ~ Gown: Turquoise by Ines di Santo from Ivory Bridal Atelier

HWB Hearts: Laser-Cut Wedding Lovelies

Behold the amazing laser—truly a bride’s best friend. First it whitened our wine-stained teeth. Then it became our can’t-do-without waxing alternative. And now? Now it’s bringing us some of the most ah-mazing paper creations we’ve ever seen (with our laser-corrected perfect vision, thanks). Such crisp edges, such smooth curves, such lacy loveliness—like those scissor-cut “snowflakes” we loved making as kids, only crafted with, well, laser-like precision. We love laser-cut wedding invitations, save-the-dates, stationery and favor packaging so darn much, it’s hard for us to imagine a time before the dawn of the laser. Which, incidentally, sounds like a sci-fi flick our future fiancé would be, like, totally into.

Credits: (Photos from Top to Bottom, Left to Right): Avie, Wood & Grain, Chartula, StoreyShop Etsy Shop, Wedding Star, Paper Orchid Stationery, Boris & Doris, 2 Paper Dolls, Made By Julene, Cookie Bits Etsy Shop, Seven Swans, The Hummingbird Card Company, Cutture