It's almost here, folks! The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (a.k.a. the moment we've all be waiting for) is happening this Saturday, May 19! And if you're anything like us, you've already been super inspired by the details that have emerged ahead of the actual ceremony. One detail we are especially fixated on is their wedding invitation—a classic and formal style that feels elegant and of course apropos for the occasion. All of the 200 invitations were handprinted using English paper but American ink (such a cute nod to Harry and Meghan's long-distance love!), by royal printer Barnard and Westwood. Inspired yet? While we can't imagine you'll be asking your guests to wear "uniform, morning coat, or lounge suit" for men and a "day dress with hat" for women, there are plenty of other ways to take the the royal invitation as inspiration and turn it into something that's perfect for your big day!
Our friends over at Minted helped us with this royal wedding-inspired invitation to show some easy ways to emulate the royal invitation. Adding similar elements, as shown here, like a monogram and an emblem, or an elegant calligraphy-inspired font (if calligraphy isn't exactly in your budget!), and keeping the color palette simple and classic (golds, whites, blacks) are all ways you can easily get that royal look.
To help kick-start your invitation hunt, we've picked out seven royal wedding-inspired invitation suites so you can feel like Harry and Meghan on your big day!
Charming Go Lightly Invite
An ornate script and classic palette keeps this invite feeling polished.
If you're into a script with a little more whimsy but that still feels upscale, this is for you!
Wanna go really luxe? Opt for letterpress, like this simple and elegant invite.
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One and Only Invite
Do up your formal invite with calligraphy-inspired script and a monogram just like the royal invite, but put your own twist on it and opt for a dark colored paper with white font, instead of the other way around!
Framed Details Invite
Add a little modernity to your royal-inspired invite with an updated emblem or crest and a border that feels frame-like.
You're My Type Invite
Nothing says black tie like a clean black border (well, besides the bottom right-hand corner that literally says "black tie").
Little Wreath Invitation
Another royal touch—real gold foil!
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