Ideas for unusual wedding invitations
Selecting an unusual wedding invitation is a great way to personalize a wedding. Learn about several unusual invitation ideas that you can make.
If you’re looking to create a unique, one-of-a-kind wedding, an unusual wedding invitation is a great way to set the tone for the whole event. However, in a society where white linen invitations are the standard, it can be difficult to find a card that deviates far enough from the norm. Fortunately help is on the way. Read on for several unusual wedding invitation ideas.
Magnet- If you don’t want your friends and family to forget your wedding date, you’ll need an invitation that is guaranteed to stick around. That’s where the idea of magnets comes in. Instead of having your invitations printed on card stock, have them printed on magnets. The resulting invitation will serve as a reminder of your wedding date every time one of your invitees passes by their fridge. Plus, after the wedding it will serve as a reminder of all the fun and festivities.
Collage- If the standard invitation covered with scrolling writing seems a little impersonal to you, opt for something that tells a little more about the bride and groom. A collage is great for this. Bring photos, ticket stubs and other mementos from your relationship together in an interesting design, and then have the resulting collage printed as the front of your invitations. Guests are sure to be intrigued by the results and your cleverness.
Fan- If you’re looking for an invitation idea that’s a bit “cooler” than the rest, a fan might be just the thing. Purchase a bunch of Asian-style fans, and then write all of your wedding information onto the paper portion of the fan. Or if you’re looking for something a bit more custom, you can design your own fans. Just come up with a template for the fan, and you can then print all the information onto the paper of your choice, and fold it into a fan. Who knows, guests might even be tempted to bring their invitations along to the wedding as a stylish way to cool off.
Seeds- If you hate the thought of people throwing away your invitations, opt for one that no one will want to get rid of. Purchase packets of flower seeds, and then design a sticker with all the wedding information to go on the back. If you already know what types of flowers you plan to use in your wedding, you can even use packets of seeds for those flowers. Whatever seed variety you choose, guests are sure to love this useful invitation, and all the years of beautiful flowers that you have given them.
As you spend time searching for the right wedding invitations, be sure to keep your personality in mind. An unusual invitation is only “the right” invitation when it reflects the people who are sending it. It may take some time, but in the end you are sure to find an invitation that is uniquely yours. Then you can move on to searching for other unusual elements to incorporate into your wedding ceremony and reception.