You can write a traditional wedding invitation and send it to all your guests, but you don’t have to! There are hundreds of wedding invite ideas when it comes to telling people about your wedding day, you’re only limited by your imagination. 

Whether you take a wedding invitation idea from this list or come up with your own, you simply need to remember that it is your wedding day and your opportunity to shine. 

Wedding Invitation Essentials

However, before you get stuck into choosing the right wedding invitations, you do need to make sure that you have enough space to clearly write the most important details about your wedding day. These are:

  • The date and time of your wedding.
  • Where you are going to have your wedding.
  • The location of the evening wedding reception, if this is a separate venue.
  • Whose wedding it is! It’s normal to write your whole names or even to have the invitation coming from your parents.
  • RSVP details.
  • Any extra information that your wedding guests need.

You may also like to include an extra piece of paper with directions to the wedding venue, a link to the wedding gift list, the dress code or wedding theme, (if there is one), whether a plus one is included in the wedding invitation, and accommodation options.

Some Great Wedding Invitate Ideas To Get You Started

It doesn’t matter what the theme or the budget for your wedding, you’ll find an invitation here that will fit perfectly:


Purchasing a wedding invitation and writing them by hand is a perfectly acceptable way to invite your guests to your wedding. There are plenty of different options to choose from, depending on the theme of your wedding.

You can even ‘spice-up’ your wedding invitations by using calligraphy or another script to create beautiful writing.

With a traditional style wedding invitation, all the work is done for you, all you need to do is fill in the blank spaces.

Personalized Stamp

You can purchase personalized stamps that will give all the details of your wedding. It’s even possible to add hearts or other symbols to a stamp. The beauty of this isn’t that you’ll be saving time and hand ache when writing the invitations, it’s that the stamp can be used on virtually any material.

This means you can purchase your own card, or print a specific background, and stick it to some card before stamping it.

This approach won’t normally work with a traditional invitation but is a great way of personalizing your wedding invitations, just add a little glitter and your guests will all want to know where you got the invites from! 


Another option and one which can be cherished for years is to print photos of you and your partner. You should be able to get a good one from your engagement party!

Alternatively, it is possible to mount the photo on a larger piece of card and then use your personalized stamps. At the very least the guest will recognize who is inviting them to their wedding!

3D DIY Invitation

Once you start making your own wedding invitations you’ll realize there is no limit to what is possible. You can purchase sticky felt that will allow you to add shapes, pictures, and other items to the plain card, effectively creating a 3D effect wedding invite.

Of course, this method will take time, especially if you have a lot of guests. But, if you start a good 8 or 9 months before the wedding you should be able to comfortably complete all the invitations in time to send them to your guests.

Don’t forget you can use save the day cards as soon as you have a date set, this will avoid any panic with the wedding invitations. 

The great thing about 3D style wedding invites is that there is no restriction on design, simply create, cut out, or copy the required shapes and stick them to some card. With a little trial and error, you’ll have wedding invites that look like they’ve been professionally made!

Punch The Edges

If you have limited time, a large wedding list, or just want to personalize some standard style invites then you may want to consider getting some edging stamps. These put holes in the edge of your wedding invites and create a nice effect.

You can purchase the punches in a variety of different shapes, effectively allowing you to personalize your wedding invitations in the minimal time possible.

Shape It

Another option to ensure your guest remember how they were invited to your wedding is to create unusually shaped invites.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re using wood, paper, cardboard or something else, simply cut each wedding invite into the relevant shape and add your details as required.

This could be a traditional heart shape, something connecting to the theme of your wedding, or even a more personalized shape for each guest, providing you have the time to adopt this approach.


Why you paper or card when you can use wood? Of course, it’s harder to shape wood, but, once it’s done it looks fantastic.

Wood also lasts much longer than the paper or card, this allows your wedding guests to leave their invitation on display and reminds them regularly about your wedding day.

Another good thing about wood is that you can color the wedding invites or varnish them to help them last longer.

Laser Cut

You may have seen what a laser printer can do. If you haven’t you’ll be impressed. IT can cut through paper, cardboard, plastic, and even wood. 

You’ll probably need professional assistance if this is the approach you want to adopt for your wedding invites.

The idea is to create a template on the computer. This is then uploaded to the laser cutter, effectively printing the template you’ve created.

The laser printer can cope with virtually any design and will cut straight through the material, removing sections of the wedding invite material. The result is an intricate web that displays the relevant information for your wedding guests to read. 

It looks great, is different, and very personal; the perfect combination for any wedding invitation.

Key Chain

If you really want to do something different consider getting, or making, a bunch of key chains. The key chains can have our wedding details on one side and a picture on the other. 

This isn’t just a great way to tell people about your wedding, it’s also a practical way of reminding your friends daily and it’s different. That alone will stick in people’s minds.


You may not have your own crest to put on a flag but you could make one for fun. With the aid of a printer and some simple designs, you can add your wedding invite details to a small piece of cloth and then add a wooden stick, such as a kebab stick.

Voila, you’ll have a flag that looks great and proudly pronounces the details of your forthcoming wedding.

The colors of the flag can be completed to match the theme of your wedding and you can even display flags at the wedding table, helping to carry the theme through.  

Final Thoughts 

These are just a few of the potential ideas when considering a wedding invitation. The simple fact is the best wedding invite will depend on the theme and style of your wedding. But, creating your own wedding invite will help to ensure it corresponds to the wedding you’re trying to create.

It will also help your invite and the subsequent wedding is remembered positively for years to come.

All you need to do is think about the wedding invitations ideas mentioned here and then let your mind wander; you’ll think of the perfect solution for your needs.

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