If you're hosting your wedding on a farm, ranch, or in the mountains, you might consider getting your guests excited for your upcoming nuptials with a rustic wedding invitation. Sending an invitation that mirrors the rustic theme of your wedding is an excellent way to offer guests a preview of the celebrations ahead. There are plenty of ways you can add a rustic element to your wedding invites. From homages to your venue's locale to nature-inspired motifs, you can really make your invitation suite design perfectly fit your wedding vision.
Want to get inspiration for your own rustic wedding invitations? Ahead, we share 18 beautiful invitations from real weddings that give off that natural and down-to-earth feel.
A Mountain-Inspired Suite
For their elopement, brides Betsy and Shawna decided to send an invitation suite to their loved ones to let them know of their elopement in the great outdoors. “We customized the color scheme, went to our local paper shop in Charlotte, and found envelopes and a matching fern liner to tie it all together with our Colorado elopement in the mountains," they shared with Brides.
Showcase Your Venue
One couple helped their guests visualize their upcoming nuptials in Nashville with an illustration of their barn venue on their save the date, along with a fun map of the town.
A farm wedding can also be quite elegant. To give off the elevated and natural aesthetic of their Rhode Island nuptials, the couple chose to include calligraphy as well as greenery elements to the invitation design.
Give your wedding invitation suite a vintage flair with an invitation suite that feels aged with deckled edges and a tea-stained hue.
Design Your Envelope Liner
As you are looking to include different details in your suite, don’t overlook the inside of your envelopes. For this Wyoming wedding, an illustration of the plains and buffalo lend a beautifully rustic touch to the design.
Have Fun With Fonts
Add some playfulness to your camp wedding invites with a fun font. This design has a cartoon-inspired flair thanks to a unique typeface and illustrations.
Choose a Rust-Inspired Hue
Terracotta and rust shades can bring a natural warmth to an invitation suite that perfectly pairs with a rustic wedding.
Let Your Locale Inspire
For their Sun Valley wedding, one couple incorporated a custom toile with motifs from the mountain town to create a charming design to use throughout the wedding weekend.
Channel the Wild West
Symbols of cowboy boots, a bandana-inspired paisley motif, and a neutral palette come together to create a perfect invitation suite for a Western Utah wedding.
Embrace the Nature
Since the bride and groom at this Colorado wedding are nature enthusiasts, they included their favorite animals in their suite, along with a watercolor illustration of their venue to set the tone for the celebration.
Get Down to the Details
As you are working on your invitation suite, remember there are plenty of places to add a touch of rustic design. This chic invite from a Jackson Hole wedding incorporates illustrations, borders, embossing and even stamps to evoke the aesthetic.
Add Real Accents
Your invitation suite doesn't have to be all paper. Leather ties and real feathers are fun additions to evoke the aesthetic of your upcoming nuptials like a couple used for their ranch wedding.
A Modern Approach
If you are hosting a modern affair with rustic elements, consider using a soft brown hue for your invitations. Rounded edges and a textured envelope add to the natural feel of the design for this Santa Barbara wedding.
Work in Wood
Have fun with texture in your invitation suite. This otherwise light and airy invite gets a bold rustic edge with a wood backing against a piece of paper with all the details.
Create a Seasonal Forest
Hosting a winter wedding in the mountains? Take inspiration from this cool blue and gray suite. A design of white pine trees bring a rustic and seasonal flair to the design.
Invite in Animals
This hand-sketched invitation evokes the winter prairie for a farm wedding in Montana. A rough edge to the invitations and a natural brown envelope are the ideal rustic finishing touches to the design.
Consider a Foldable Invitation
This foldable invitation design is a fun way to get in all the details without needing additional inserts. A light brown tone and woodsy illustration gives it a chic and rustic edge.
If you're tying the knot in a more tropical locale, bring in a bohemian touch to your rustic invites with some fun jungle elements. Wood, feathers, and warm hues can help you maintain that natural edge.