Kate and Will's wedding invitation, though appropriately formal, was disappointingly vanilla in terms of design. If you ask us, these regal invitations would have been a better choice and prove that "formal" can be conveyed with lots of flair.

This invitation suite features a crown motif atop a custom monogram of the couple's intertwined initials. The entire design is letterpress-printed in gold onto ecru-colored paper. Royal Crest invitation, $925 for 100 invitation suites, emma j design

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