20 Modern Invites for Every Style Couple

Figure out the invitation suite that best fits you.

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Photo by Taylor McCutchan

Your invitation suite serves as your guests' first glimpse of your upcoming big day. It’s an opportunity to show off your style and give them a taste of what’s to come. It may serve as a source of information, but that hardly means it has to be boring or bland. Now’s the time to let your creativity shine and send out an invitation suite that makes you feel proud and excited.

No matter what your wedding style is—be it garden or glamorous, romantic, or industrial—there are endless ways to design an invitation that’s beautiful, modern, and memorable. From the fonts to the color palette, the envelopes to the smallest personal details you choose to include, every little bit counts in creating an invitation suite that represents you, your partner, and the incredible event where you’ll say your “I do's.” 

Keep reading for some invitation inspiration, and get ready to kick off the wedding celebrations with a bang.

01 of 20

Elegance Meets Simplicity

stationery suite

Photo by Lynn Dunston Photography

A black invitation makes a statement, but that doesn’t mean it has to be overly elaborate. This invitation is a perfect example of how an elegant black card stock can be paired with the simplicity of white text with gold scripted accents.

02 of 20

Tropical Neutrals

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Photo by Lauren Fair Photography

If you’re having a destination wedding, it makes sense that your invitation suite would reflect the location where you and your partner will be tying the knot. That being said, you shouldn’t have the destination’s theme completely overshadow the reason why guests will be traveling there—you two are the stars of the show, after all. The invitation above does a great job acknowledging the destination (in this case, Costa Rica) with a colorful map and floral details, while also keeping the majority of the suite modest and neutral.

03 of 20

Modern Whimsical

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Photo by Erich McVey

If you’re feeling a whimsical wedding theme filled with cheerful colors, pretty florals, and a general air of playfulness, then you’ll love this modern whimsical invitation. The flowers add a pop of color to the white cardstock, and they act as a perfect frame for the text on the invitation.

04 of 20

It’s All In The Details

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Photo by Joel Serrato

This invitation suite is overall quite clean and simple, but its small and intentional details make it memorable and unique. The materials are hand-dyed, laser-cut, and have deckled edges, and the soft pink shade serves as a warm and welcoming color choice.

05 of 20

Bohemian Dreams

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We’re loving the warm, bohemian vibes of this invitation suite, and the fact that the couple chose to include an etching of their wedding venue in Guatemala. If this invitation doesn’t make you excited to travel abroad for your loved ones’ wedding, then we don’t know what will.

06 of 20

Be Bold

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Photo by Ari Simphukham

This couple went bold with their invitations, but all within a simple black, white, and grey color palette. These invitations are a great representation of a modern industrial wedding — they combine clean, minimalist lines with touches of eye-catching art that nod to their Japanese theme.

07 of 20

Fun and Friendly

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Photo by Rach Loves Troy 

If you’re looking for an invitation that’s laid-back, upbeat, and indicative of an incredibly fun wedding to come, then look no further than the suite above. With their modern-meets-boho look, we’re big fans of the use of gold script to glam up light blue watercolor designs. The script is friendly and approachable too, rather than being too serious or formal. Plus, we love a good illustrated map.

08 of 20

Personalize It

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Photo by Within This Day

How cool are these? This couple really personalized their invitations (the groom drew all the illustrations), but in a way that guests would still enjoy. These invitations are simply entertaining and enjoyable to look at, and that’s something that we can really appreciate. They also made confetti from his drawings and included them in the save the dates, which is such a fun touch.

09 of 20

Garden Romance

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Photo by Erich Mcvey

These invitations give off romantic, garden vibes reminiscent of a Shakespeare play, but in a manner that’s clean and modern. We think it’s amazing how such a simple invitation can accomplish so much.

10 of 20

Daring Desert Blooms

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Photo by Taylor McCutchan

With invitations this pretty, you know the wedding is going to be absolutely gorgeous. Between the edgy black envelope, the colorful desert flowers, and the neat block lettering, this invitation has truly captured a vibe.

11 of 20

Glammed Up Greenery

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Photo by Tony Wodarck

There’s something about a tropical, palm tree theme that always works for a wedding. This couple glammed up their invitation greenery with gold accents that give them a bit of a vintage, art deco feel.

12 of 20

Simple and Symbolic

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Photo by Roey Yohai Studios

These invitations are clear and to the point (which is something we can always appreciate), yet they are still unique to the couple due to the small illustrative details. From the drinks to the barn, the flags to the dog emblem, this invitation suite is anything but plain.

13 of 20

A Perfect Match

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Photo by Anna Jones Photography 

Stamps that match the invitation? We’re impressed. This couple kept their invitations neutral with pops of muted, dreamy colors for a beachy boho vibe.

14 of 20

Coastal Blues

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Photo by Valorie Darling

If you’re having a coastal wedding, a color palette that features blue is always a solid choice. This couple did exactly that, using a palette of white, gold, grey, and varying shades of blue. Not only do we love the contrast of the different hues, but we’re pretty obsessed with the custom rose-branch illustration, too.

15 of 20

A Little Bit of Everything

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Photo by Molly Peach

This invitation suite captures a few different wedding styles, and it’s done in such a seamless way. The geometric shapes are modern, the florals are boho, and the black and gold adds a bit of glam. They’re a great example of how there is no one box you need to stay in when designing your invitations.

16 of 20

Look Inside

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PHOTO BY REBECCA YALE PHOTOGRAPHY

We’ve really been loving when couples choose to use envelope liners—it’s a small thing that can completely transform an invitation suite, especially if the majority of the materials are more minimalist. Here you see an all-white invitation suite with the addition of a romantic, pink floral envelope liner.

17 of 20

Map It

map invitation

Photo by Norman + Blake

Maps are a fun way for your guests to interact with your invitation, especially when they’re hand-drawn and as cute as this one shown here. It’s the perfect addition to this whimsical invitation suite, as is the deep burgundy envelope.

18 of 20

Geometric Balance

geometric invitation

Photo by Henry + Mac

From the designs to the cut of the paper, this couple went full on geometric for their invitations. That being said, they balanced the sharp, straight lines with a scripted font that adds just the right amount of curvature and flow.

19 of 20

Keep It Conversational

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Photo by Logan Cole Weddings

This invitation is laid-back and conversational—no stuffy, old-school wedding jargon in sight. Most wouldn’t think of using exclamation points on their invites, but here it works and doesn’t come across as over the top. You can really feel the couple’s excitement at hosting their loved ones, and the joyous anticipation of all the good times to come.

20 of 20

Crystal Clear

pink acrylic invitation

Photo by Chi-Chi Ari Photography

An acrylic invitation stands out—and, quite frankly, is incredibly cool. Though it is undoubtedly modern, it still allows for the creative freedom to tie in whatever other wedding styles you’re into, such as how this suite is adorned with vibrant watercolor florals and gold lettering on the card stock.

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