When it comes to wedding invitations, it can be difficult to find a design that perfectly embodies you and your partner's specific style. Step outside the [card] box though, and you may be surprised at how just a little artistic flair can pay off in a big way. Illustrated wedding invitations—adorned with painterly portraits of you and your partner, your wedding venue, and on-theme designs—are the personalized touch you've been searching for.
Whether you're planning a black-tie wedding or a whimsical backyard ceremony, illustrated wedding invitations are the perfect way to share the big news. Give your guests a taste of what's to come by featuring an illustration of your wedding venue, or have your stationery designer create a portrait in the likeness of you and your love. You two are the stars of the show, after all.
Allow Etsy to be your one-stop-shop for beautifully artist-illustrated wedding invitations that you can commission and personalize for your own nuptials. Ahead, we've rounded up some of our favorite illustrated wedding invitations to ensure that your nuptials are totally one-of-a-kind from beginning to end.
Illustrate the Details
Share a glimpse of what's to come with a hand-drawn invite that depicts all the details with fun, personalized illustrations for each of the day's big events.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $196.83
Map Out Your Big Day
Provide guests with an overview of your wedding's locale with a custom watercolor map that will help them find your ceremony and reception with ease.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $350
Post a Pretty Portrait
No one will question whose wedding this invitation is for!
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Create a Family Crest
You don't need to be a duchess to have your own family crest. Incorporate key themes from your wedding or lifestyle to create a unique wedding invitation suite consisting of three custom hand-painted watercolor designs.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $230
Request a Custom Couple Drawing
We love the romantic yet playful feel of these custom couple portraits, complete with the couple's furry friend and wedding venue.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $30
Bring the Elegance With Watercolors
Sticking to a more traditional theme? Channel the royals with stunning watercolor illustrations featuring an artistic rendering of your venue—elegant script and all.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $4.92
Share a Timeline of Your Relationship
Share all of your biggest relationship milestones with your guests via romantic depictions of your favorite moments together—from the day you met to the day you exclaimed "YES."
SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $500
Tease Your Theme
Want to get your guests pumped for the party? Use a fun, on-theme illustration as the backdrop for your invite to amp up the excitement.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $10
Reveal Your Venue
Have an extra-stunning wedding venue? Give your guests a little sneak peek with this illustrated story-book style wedding invitation that includes a painterly image of your venue.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $800