For an added vintage accent, get creative with postage stamps. Instead of traveling the traditional route with one stamp in the top right corner, create an eccentric collage with different designs or align them in a horizontal strip across the top of the envelope. This trend was sloshed all over wedding blogs when it came to unique ideas for invites and save the dates.
Though there are many ways to get creative with paper, it's hard to top a wedding invite imprinted on a handkerchief. Plus, these creative wedding invitations are a stylish example of how a little color can go a long way. If your wedding doesn't have a country-inspired theme like this, they are easily customized with a change in the hanky fabric pattern and unique stamp selection. Inspire your inner do-it-yourself diva with more ideas from this Texas wedding via The Wedding Chicks.
A crafty lady and blog junkie named Christine spilled the details about her wedding save the dates and invitations on Elizabeth Anne Designs' wedding blog. She made them all by hand, getting down and dirty with every last inked, sewn and stamped detail. She used vintage wallpaper as the backdrop for the vellum invite and after all the other paper essentials were stuffed into a classic brown envelope, these wedding invitations were more like a miniature package welcoming their guests to a wedding vacation.
(Photo credit: Merriment Design)
Here is another take on wedding invitations in book form. As a designer, the bride herself had a hand in this modern wedding idea and final product. It's a personable way to invite guests if your love story is particularly unique. We especially love this design because the bride and groom designed it with some help from a few friends in the business. The groom's friend created the illustrations and another friend put their story into words. See more pictures here >>
If you're looking to create a unique wedding invitation but aren't looking to take on a huge project, there are ways to spice up simple paper goods and impress your guests. 100 Layer Cake demonstrates how to turn a simple envelope into a simply gorgeous casing for your invitation. We love the calligraphy used for the address and the stamp collage for extra vintage appeal. Learn more about this project and how to do it yourself on 100 Layer Cake's blog post.
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