When it comes to wedding design, the fun is definitely in the details. From picking out the perfect bridal shoes to dreaming up an eye-catching altar site, these moments are where your wedding vision comes to life. Kicking it all off is your wedding invitation, which provides guests with their first impression of what your celebration will feel like.
Leaning boho for the big day? Then you’ll want paper goods that follow suit. Luckily, there are plenty of stylish ways to interpret what can be a pretty broad aesthetic. If you’re marrying in the desert, try a neutral color palette or pick shapes inspired by the rise and fall of sand dunes. After something more whimsical? Opt for brightly-hued watercolor stationery or play with feather motifs.
Read on for even more boho wedding invitation ideas that are sure to get your guests into party mode.
Line Envelopes With Something Unexpected
Natural texture is a signature of boho style, and your envelope liner is the perfect place to surprise your guests with a hint of it. Grasscloth in a neutral hue pairs beautifully with a desert-inspired color palette.
Let a Pattern Speak for Itself
A single shade can do all the heavy lifting when it’s used in an intricate pattern. Here, a serene sage gives off a boho, beachy vibe in an etched design.
Wow With Watercolor
Mimic the ever-changing colors of the sky with a gorgeous watercolor invitation suite. To up the carefree factor, keep lettering lowercase and pick a font that resembles hand lettering.
Play With Feathers
Used as a design motif or a full-on, three-dimensional accent, feathers are a whimsical touch for any boho-leaning stationery suite. To keep the look sophisticated, stick to plumage in neutral hues.
Use All the Color
While a more formal invitation might stick to a stricter color set, you’ll better capture the vibe of your boho wedding by expanding your palette. Let each insert take on its own happy hue, and you’ll wind up with a delightful, free-spirited suite.
Mimic the Desert
The easy, natural slopes of desert sand dunes are a perfect motif for a boho wedding invite. Done in bright pops of color and paired with modern acrylic, the suite style sets a playful, energetic tone for the festivities to come.
Opt for Deckled Edges
The rougher, uneven cut of this deckled-edge suite feels more organic and handmade than a crisp, straight line. The style works especially well for a boho-meets-vintage aesthetic, or for a wedding taking place at a historic venue.
Find Inspiration in Unexpected Places
For their Mexico City wedding, Katrina Oluremi Bello Debela and Samson Mazengia Debela looked to an event that occurred in the same locale over 40 years earlier: the 1968 Olympics. That year’s iconic logo design inspired a retro font choice for the couple’s wedding stationery, which looks fresh and modern when paired with bold photography.
Incorporate Leather Accents
Want to add a luxe touch to your stationery without making it feel too formal? Consider textured leather. In this stationery suite for a Texas wedding, all of the enclosure cards were delivered in a hand-punched leather envelope, which could later double as a keepsake holder—or even as a small clutch for a night out. Another boho-leaning idea to steal from this suite: the custom bandana save-the-date.
Experiment With Shapes
Many pre-designed wedding invitations are designed with a rectangular shape. For a fun deviation that still feels polished, opt for square and circular stationery instead. When done in muted brights, the not-too-stuffy-but-not-too-casual design is perfect for a cocktail attire event.
Work in a Romantic Quote
Romantic words are the perfect addition to a boho invitation suite. Select a quote that captures your relationship, or perhaps a couplet from a favorite poem, and use the phrase as a design motif on your stationery.
Follow Your Stars
Constellation and zodiac themes are still trending hot for boho weddings, and a moody showing of stars and sky is the perfect theme for your stationery. If you’ll be personalizing the design, consider incorporating constellations for the star signs of you and your partner as a subtle nod to your other-worldly love.
Do a Subtle Emboss
For a minimalist twist on the boho look, mix clean fonts with a paired-down color palette and a barely-there emboss of a tropical plant leaf. The look will feel modern and low-fuss but still convey high style.
Go Big on Calligraphy
The easy, organic loops and trills of calligraphy bring an element of romance to any stationery suite. By making hand-written moments the focus of your stationery and minimizing other adornments, you’ll also give your suite an easy-going feel that pairs perfectly with a boho celebration.
Choose a Cactus Motif
Monstera and palm leaves aren’t the only greenery option to add to your invites! If you’re marrying in a desert locale, consider incorporating cacti instead.
Get Rustic With It
A moody palette of dark blues and greens pairs well with wood-inspired accents. Swap the jungle motif shown here for firs and evergreens and the tropical-leaning look would instantly work for a celebration situated in the Pacific Northwest.
Put Wildflowers Everywhere
Roses and peonies are always pretty choices, but a boho wedding calls for a floral motif that's a touch more free-spirited. Grow-wherever-the-wind-blows-them wildflowers are the perfect fit.
Stick to Neutrals
A palette of tans, creams, and whites conveys a more chill vibe, while hints of interesting textures and patterns ensure the suite won't underwhelm.
Pick a Retro Font
The bold curve of this 1970s-inspired font pairs well with heavier shades of dark teal, sepia, and cranberry. Wood and leather accents round out the homage to the decade.
Give Rust a Romantic Spin
Earthy shades of rust and terracotta always feel at home at a boho wedding. For a romantic palette, pair the hues with layers of dusty rose and other muted pinks.
Embrace a Hippie Vibe
If you want to do boho the retro way, rewind back to 1969 and embrace the best of Woodstock. Wildflowers, bright colors, woodsy motifs ... it's all pretty groovy, right?