Ideas for Unique Wedding Invitations

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Ideas for Unique Wedding Invitations
Embellish wedding invites with colourful trinkets. (Hintergrund Herz image by suseque from Fotolia.com)

A beautifully crafted wedding invitation is something that guests will remember long after the special day. Pick a design that reflects the type of wedding you want to have; create an Elvis-shaped invite for a Las Vegas rock 'n' roll wedding or an embellished invite for a touch of class. Handmade invites go that extra mile to bring a personal touch to a unique wedding invite.

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Pop-up Invites

The surprise element of a pop-up wedding invitation is sure to bring a touch of humour to the wedding process and let your guests know that yours is a fun wedding that they'll want to attend. Make the invites yourself or have them made by a professional wedding company. Choose a photo of the couple for the pop-up. A vintage-looking black and white image would be great or use a sketch of the photo for a softer look.

Shaped Invites

A wedding invite is a great way to prepare your guests for your unique personal wedding theme. Pick shaped invites that reflect your personality and wedding type; consider an Elvis cut-out for a rock 'n' roll Las Vegas wedding or flip-flop cut-outs for a beach wedding. Make sure the cut-outs fit into standard-sized luxury envelopes.

Invite Boxes

Add a little something extra for a truly unique wedding invite. Create an "invite box" and bury the invitation in wrapped candy and beads. To set the scene for a winter wedding, enclose the invite in a box with snowlike polystyrene balls that will prepare your guests for a winter wonderland day to remember.

Embellished and Embroidered

If you don't want to steer too far from the traditional wedding invite look but still want something unique, opt for embellished and embroidered invites. These can be made from the same cream-coloured card as a standard invite but include a covering of colourful or clear plastic crystals. An embroidered or a crocheted invite will provide an essence of yesteryear. Sew through the card itself to create beautiful floral patterns that surround the text.

Postcard Wedding Invites

For a casual wedding day, opt for fun and inexpensive postcard invites. These can be printed on both sides with a traditional address section at the back and the words "save the date" printed on the front. It may be a simple postcard design, but remember to stick with luxury paper and colourful pressed patterns for the front. This would be a perfect invite for a young couple's backyard barbecue wedding.

The Invite Pouch

Opt for a pouch that includes the invite itself and opens up to reveal extra pockets that can be stuffed with photos, maps to the venue and "things to do in our city" information for guests from afar. A pouch invitation has all the design features of a traditional wedding invite, but goes the extra mile to excite your guests about what they can expect.

Decorative Fasteners

Wrap up a card invite like a traditional gift with luxury ribbon or signature seal stamp for an inexpensive, but unique, touch of class.

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