“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking,” Miranda Priestly famously uttered in The Devil Wears Prada, yet while it’s true that flowers are often associated with that season, that doesn’t mean they can’t be used during the rest of the year, too. No matter when you’re getting married, there are so many inspired ways to incorporate florals into your wedding decor, from the centerpieces to the guest book to dresses worn by your wedding party. And let’s not forget the invitations—beautiful, delicate designs or bold botanicals will wow guests and set the tone for the whole event.
Another advantage to choosing a floral invite is that there's a lot of variety out there. While some couples might prefer to send their guests cards featuring just a few minimalist petals, others might want more dramatic invites covered in lush, gorgeous flowers. According to Kelli Teglas, a wedding and event planner based in Westchester, New York, the type of floral invite that works for you will depend on not just what season you’re getting married in, but what colors and styles you typically gravitate towards. “In spring, it’s the big blooms— blushes, pinks, greens—then in summer it’s more of the wildflowers and bright colors,” she explains. In fall, it’s “more of the deep colors—marigold, maroon, deep red —and in winter, whites, and greens with the spruce and wintergreens mixed in.
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Kelli Teglas is a wedding and event planner based in Westchester, New York.
Ahead—options that range in style and can work for any season of the year. So, if you love everything floral, take a look through this list and find the invite that best fits your wedding vibe.
Read on for the best floral wedding invitations.
Minted Angela Marzuki Wispy Wedding Invitation
Part of the Minted + Brides collection, this beautiful hand-painted invitation features a delicate floral garland framing the text (and making it pop!). Choose from one of four lovely color schemes for the flowers—or pick your own hue from the large list of free custom options. And don’t forget to check out the matching floral RSVP cards, programs, and thank you cards, too, among other offerings.
Shutterfly Fairy Tale Wedding Invitation
The name doesn’t lie: These dazzling wedding invitations truly feel like they’re out of a fairy tale. Two dozen flowers of different types line the top, sides, and bottom of the card (along with some elegant greenery), and both the pale pink and dark gray color schemes for the invites are wow-worthy. If you want to feel like a princess at your wedding, get the party started early with these magical cards.
Shutterfly Deeply Beautiful Wedding Invitation
Whether you decide to go with the dark green or the red color palette for these invites, you really can't go wrong. The array of florals surrounding the center rectangle gives the invites a celebratory, warm feel, while still keeping your guests’ eyes firmly peeled on the calligraphy text. Choose from several trim and paper options to make it your own.
Sienna MaiInvitations Blush Floral Wedding Invitation
How gorgeous are these handmade floral invitations? These pretty cards come complete with cute personalized tags, elegant rustic twine, and envelopes. Bonus: they're available to purchase as individuals or sets, so you'll be able to customize the amount to what you need.
Minted Cindy Reynolds Wild Peonies Wedding Invitation
Another stunning offering from the Minted + Brides collection, this invite features bold, painterly flowers surrounding the main text, highlighting the words and making them even more eye-catching. Each of the eight color themes available features both a different background hue and a different floral hue, so go through the options carefully before making your selection—or choose from one of the many custom color varieties available.
Penelope's Paper Pantry White Floral Summer Wedding Invitation
These fully customizable invitations feature a top border of fluffy white roses and pale pink hydrangeas, accented by dark greenery. The florals go perfectly with the gold print calligraphy and coordinating green text underneath, and the matching RSVP card displays the same attractive design, just in a slightly different pattern. Add on other matching paper goods, like enclosure cards and thank you notes, for an additional cost.
Zola Camellia Wedding Invitation
If you're looking for a floral invitation that’ll stand out from the pack, then this is the pick for you. These stunning cards feature a marbled background, elegant typography, and romantic anemones, ranunculus, and other blooms that sit above the text. Choose from four different color schemes, three foil colors (or no foil), seven paper types, and two silhouette options to make these invites feel fully like your own.
Zazzle Sunflower and Roses Wedding Invitation
Especially fitting for a rustic barn event or a summer wedding, these invites feature watercolor sunflowers, roses, and eucalyptus greenery that spans across the card. The barn wood frame underneath the wreath adds to the invitations’ lush, elegant look, as do the beautiful shades of burgundy and navy blue used for the flowers. And at a great budget price, these invites are a true steal.
Zola Napa Wedding Invitation
Each of the three gorgeous color schemes features arches of lush flowers on the top and bottom of the card, elegantly framing the text. Don’t forget that you can customize the foil color, paper type, and silhouette to ensure that everything about these floral invites matches your tastes.
Zazzle Dusty Purple and Silver Gray Floral Wedding Invitation
These floral wedding invitations are serious stunners, thanks to the watercolor flowers, greenery, and branches framing the top and bottom corners of each card. The florals themselves are designed with a lovely dusty purple and dark plum palette, and the silver-gray watercolor accents add contrast and a unique texture.
Shutterfly Fresh And Floral Wedding Invitation
Looking for a more monochrome palette? This invite features a bouquet of white and cream flowers mixed with lush greenery on each side of the gate-fold card. When guests open this uniquely shaped invite, they’ll be greeted with illustrations, two pages of text, and a photo of you and your significant other. How cool is that? And don’t worry—the matching response cards and address labels are simpler, but just as pretty.
Paper Source Wisteria Wedding Invitation
If you love the idea of florals, but are looking for a more streamlined, yet rustic, design, these invitations could be a perfect choice. Along the top border, wisteria drapes down over the text, echoing the patterns of string lights hanging from a barn or other outdoor venue. If the colors aren't in your wedding palette, you can change them up (along with other style options) when you go to personalize the invites.
Paper Source Egret Garden Wedding Invitation
This two-toned digital wedding invitation, available on Papersource, features a full border of colorful, vibrant flowers framing the text at the center of the card. The bold, modern design is balanced with muted colors, so doesn’t steal attention away from the words themselves. Check out the coordinating response cards, info cards, menu, and stationary to see the florals repurposed in different but equally attractive ways.
Go Print Plus Spring Wildflower Wedding Invitations
The floral designs on this colorful handmade invite are intricately detailed and bound to capture your guests’ attention. The colors and floral designs feel especially appropriate for a spring wedding, but that’s not to say you couldn’t pick this option for an event in any season.
Coral Balloon Bright Floral Wedding Invitation
These romantic and fun invites from Etsy are a perfect match for a laid back garden wedding. The pastel-hued flowers and accompanying greenery form a circular border around the text at the center of the card, to it's easy to read the essential info. We also love the vibrant floral patterns on the enclosure, RSVP, and thank you cards that complete the suite.
Minted Tanya Nipat Blooming Garden Wedding Invitation
These foil-pressed cards from the Minted + Brides collection aren’t your typical floral invitations. The rectangle of text is layered on top of a mesmerizing watercolor bouquet of pink, purple, and green blooms (you can also pick a different color scheme from one of the five options provided). No matter which design you go with, you’re going to end up with invitations that boldly stand out from the crowd.
Zola Castellina Wedding Invitation
If you're going for an elegant, yet whimsical vibe for your wedding take a look at these pretty invites. A line of hand-painted pansies peek out from the card’s right side, giving a fun, colorful feel to the invite’s otherwise simple and modern design. Pick your favorites from the wide selection of color schemes, foil colors, paper types, and silhouettes to customize the invites however you wish.
Zola Woads Wedding Invitation
For anyone having a black-tie event—or who just wants to incorporate darker hues into their wedding decor—these invites are definitely worth checking out. The landscape-oriented cards feature a delicate wreath of white roses and greenery across the bottom, creating a frame for the text at the center. The rest of the invitation suite is just as attractive, especially the thank you cards, which have room for a photo underneath the florals.
What to look for in a floral wedding invitation
First, think about the style you are hoping to create for your wedding, along with the venue. Are you getting married in a rustic barn, a backyard garden, or a modern loft? While floral invites tend to skew more romantic and traditional, there's lots of opportunity to modernize the style for a contemporary affair. And don't forget to consider the time period when your wedding is taking place—it can be nice to incorporate seasonal blooms into the invite if possible so it feels coordinated with the wedding decor.
Why should I go with a floral invite over another design?
“Floral invites sets the tone of the wedding," says Teglas, noting that the bigger blooms, like roses, are especially great for creating an elegant, romantic vibe that will last through the wedding itself. Most weddings use florals in decor, so it's a universal theme that carries through from beginning to end.
What are some other special ways I can integrate florals into my wedding decor?
“Florals can be integrated into everything at a wedding—the welcome sign, ceremony pews, arch, personals, flower girl flowers,” and more, says Teglas. One idea, she adds, is to have your guests throw petals as you and your new spouse head to cocktail hour. Another option is to have “small bud vases on the tables, floral arrangements for the gift table and escort card tables.”
There can also be flowers incorporated into the centerpieces and even the wall behind the band or photobooth. “Carrying the florals through the entire wedding keeps the event cohesive and helps tell the story of your wedding,” notes Teglas.
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