Truth be told, we weren't in love with the royal wedding invitation. So we asked top stationery designers from around the country to dream up some more luxurious designs—feel free to steal inspiration for your own grand affair.

"We decided to go with a design that felt traditional and subtle," says Tara Guerard of The Lettered Olive. The hand-calligraphed text is letterpress-printed in black ink and framed by a metallic gold border, while the oval shape of the invitation and response card adds an unexpectedly modern touch. Invitation design by The Lettered Olive Photo: Courtesy of The Lettered Olive

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