18 Rustic Wedding Invitation Ideas for Your Celebration

See how to bring a natural touch to your suite.

rustic wedding invitation suite with Montana postcard, wildflower seeds, and Montana liner

Photo by Norman + Blake

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.

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A Mountain-Inspired Suite

Green and cream elopement invitation suite

Photo by Hailey Pierce

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.

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Showcase Your Venue

Invitation with barn venue and Nashville map

Photo by Nyk + Cali

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.

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Rustic Elegance

invitation suite with deckle edge and olive motif

Photo by Karen Hill Photography

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.

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Vintage Feel

linen invitation with burnt edges

Photo by Hey Beloved; Invitation by Isidore and Augustine 

Give your wedding invitation suite a vintage flair with an invitation suite that feels aged with deckled edges and a tea-stained hue.

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Design Your Envelope Liner

yellowstone wedding invitation suite

Photo by Norman + Blake

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.

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Have Fun With Fonts

woods-inspired invitation with illustrations

Photo by Hazelwood Photo; Invitation by Subi Snacks

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.

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Choose a Rust-Inspired Hue

Minted collection

Invitation by Minted + Brides; Photo by Charla Storey; Styling by Wendy Kay of Birds of a Feather Events

Terracotta and rust shades can bring a natural warmth to an invitation suite that perfectly pairs with a rustic wedding.

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Let Your Locale Inspire

An invitation suite with watercolor design

Photo by Katherine Marchand Weddings

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.

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Channel the Wild West

Nicole and Tyler's paisley-printed envelope lining

Photo by Megan Robinson

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.

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Embrace the Nature

Chloe and Jim's stationery suite with an illustration of their venue, a quote from their favorite song, and a bear and bald eagle drawing

Photo by Shane Macomber Weddings

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.

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Get Down to the Details

Wedding invitation suite with rustic elements and a mountain illustration

Photo by Liz Banfield

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.

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Add Real Accents

Madison and Devin's invitations with a feather

Photo by Michelle Beller Photography

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.

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A Modern Approach

Kenzie and Jake's wedding invitations in brown and white tones

Photo by Kaylee Chelsea Photography

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.

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Work in Wood

wooden wedding invitation

Photo by Beatrice Howell

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.

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Create a Seasonal Forest

blue invitation with pine tree motifs

Photo by Ariana Del Mundo Photography; Invitation by Heather Nagle of Red Bicycle Paper Co.

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.

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Invite in Animals

white invitation suite with animal illustrations and brown envelope

Photo by Larissa Cleveland Photography; Invitation by Jasmine Lilly Creative 

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.

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Consider a Foldable Invitation

earth-inspired invitation

Photo by The Light and the Love; Invitation by Minted 

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.

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Go Bohemian

rustic boho wedding invitation

Courtesy of Shindig Bespoke

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.

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