When it comes to your wedding, invitations (as well as save-the-dates) are critical in establishing and communicating the tone of your special day to your guests. With that being said, lay the groundwork for the fabulous future festivities by sending elegant wedding invitations to your closest friends and family, especially if you're planning a ceremony that errs on the more formal side.
Your stationery is the first thing guests receive about your wedding, and like a firm handshake, you want your wedding invitation to make a great first impression. To get the point across in style, think gold foil detailing, minimalist designs, and pretty fonts to get the word out for your wedding in true sophisticated style. And, lucky for you, we rounded up the best of the best elegant wedding stationery out there, so you can officially cross mailing the invites of your dreams off your wedding checklist.
Black and White
It doesn't get much more timeless than classic black and white detailing. Plus, the stark contrast adds an extra stand-out element to your invitations. The gold foil accents dispersed throughout this stationery suite add a modern feel without detracting from the overall classic vibe.
("Striped Right" wedding invitation suite, starting at $1,800 for 100 sets, Cheree Berry Paper)
Multi-Color Art Deco
You can still channel stationery sophistication within an Art Deco theme, which is especially perfect if you're planning a corresponding wedding style. The colorful geometric designs on this invitation beautifully encapsulate this 1920s artistic period, and the color palette makes these cards a go-to for any season.
("Movements" wedding invitation suite, starting at $3,200 for 100 sets, Kristy Rice for Momental Designs)
Modern and Formal
Nothing screams "elegance" more than a solid colored card with script font, and a set of stripes on each side adds a decidedly contemporary allure to an otherwise overtly traditional style. Choose from five different card colors to sync with your wedding palette.
("Scripted Stiped" wedding invitation, $270 for 100, Carolyn MacLaren for Minted)
Minimal with a Twist
When it comes to elegant wedding invites, simpler is better. Inform guests of your upcoming nuptials with stationery that stays short, sweet, and to the point without compromising style. Printed on recycled felt paper, these minimalist invitations make a subtle statement with hand-torn frayed edges, just the right amount of negative space, and a floral translucent overlay add-on.
("Muted" invitation suite, starting at $1,750 for 100 sets, Refine)
Fall, Dark, and Mysterious
Blow your guests away with an ultra moody and modern invitation suite that's probably unlike any they've ever seen for your fall or winter wedding. The dark floral print adds a unique, soft touch that still maintains a sophisticated vibe, and the modest corresponding RSVP cards lets the invitation dominate as the main focal point. If you tend to favor a more alternative style, these one-of-a-kind invites have yours and your future spouse's names written all over them.
("In the Shadows" wedding invitation suite, starting at $500 for 100 sets, Bliss & Bone)
Clean and Unique
Elegant doesn't have to equate to standard or boring by any means. This suite's loopy font and whimsical text placement is a welcome change of scenery from typical wedding invites. Plus, it makes your names the main center of attention, as they should be. A floral envelope liner adds an extra dash of flair to the stationery set.
("Neville" four-piece wedding invitation suite with digitally printed envelope liner, starting at $1,840 for 100 sets, Jessica Downs for Bella Figura)
Festive and Fern-Infused
Build up hype for your fall wedding with hand-drawn fern detailing. Spice things up with a cool royal blue font, but stay on the chic side with effortless font styles. Gold accessories further contribute to this invitation's appeal.
("Fern" wedding invitation suite, starting at $685 for 100 sets, Hello Tenfold)
Pretty and Personalized
Add a pop of color and a personalized touch to your wedding stationery. A light font color and custom monogrammed header detailing make these invites the epitome of an elegant spring or summer wedding.
("Presley & Paul" wedding invitation suite, $8,500 for 100 sets, Poste)