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.

The text on this simple-yet-sophisticated design is framed by a string of tiny embossed white pearls. Pearl Strand invitation, $189.95 for 100 invitations, ShopatBrides.com Photo: Courtesy of ShopatBrides.com

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