A wedding is one of the most memorable moments in one’s life. It comes with a lot of planning—the list of guests, your outfits, the wedding venue, and whatnot!
Once you finalize everything, the next step is—inviting the guests. How do you do it? By handing out invitation cards, right?
And invitation cards are themselves a big deal. They matter a lot to the couple getting married.
When you send wedding invitations to your guests, you want two things:
First, and the obvious, you want them to get all the important details about the wedding such as date, time, and venue. That’s the main aim of an invitation card after all.
Second, you want the guests to receive beautiful invitations. Invitations that are unique and mark the personalities of you and your fiancé.
So you want cards that are both functional and good to look at. In this article, we have created a list of sixteen wedding card design options that will help you leave a mark on recipients.
1. Moving wedding wheel
Now the fundamental aim of a wedding card is to provide event details. But how about making the process fun for the guests?
Keep reading to know how a moving wedding wheel invitation design helps you do it.
This card design includes a moving wheel. As your guests spin it, they get all the important wedding details.
And you can customize its design with your own creativity and ideas. For example:
a. A compass wheel:
As people rotate the compass, it keeps disclosing the event details. For example—wedding date, venue, and timings.
b. A watercolor wheel:
Just like the compass design, guests need to spin the wheel to see the details. It can have different sections to disclose different details such as the date, RSVP, and location of the wedding.
2. Tech-savvy invitation
Are you a tech-lover? Then why not add a touch of technology to your wedding invitations?
Doing this will not only reflect your love for technology but also help your guests. How?
By adding a QR Code to your wedding card design. It will do a lot more than just give the details.
When your guests scan the QR Code with their smartphones, they will see:
a. Title (such as ‘wedding invitation’) and bride and groom’s name
b. Date and time of the wedding
c. Your couple’s journey videos and photos
c. Exact Google maps location of the venue
d. Option to RSVP easily. And you’ll receive an email notification for each response
Here’s a preview of what your guests will see after scanning the QR Code.
That means, unlike a regular invitation, this hi-tech invitation allows you to show multimedia (photos and videos) via your invitation cards.
Also, guests do not need to worry about finding the exact venue location. Scanning the QR Code will help them get the location on the maps application of their smartphone.
In fact, it makes responding via RSVP easier for them. They don’t need to respond via snail mail anymore.
Are you thinking—a black-and-white QR Code won’t blend with the card design? Don’t worry. You can design the QR Code by adding colors and logo to it.
3. Unfolding the wedding details
Let the guests unfold your wedding details with this fun-filled invitation design. It can feature the bride and groom with the scenic landscape they’re going to tie the know at.
And as they keep opening the card (read: unfolding it), they see a perforated RSVP section. They can simply tear it and fill it out to send it to you via mail.
4. The classic ‘message in a bottle’ card
This unique idea will be even more fun if you’re planning a beach or sea-side wedding.
Send your guests the invitations as a message contained in a bottle. We’re sure they’re going to love it.
In fact, it will be fun for them to open it and read the invitation. Many of them may even want to keep it as a souvenir for later.
5. Wooden wedding invitation
If you’re looking for eco-friendly wedding invites that don’t harm the environment, this one is for you. Such invitation cards are made using wood. And are they beautiful to look at? Definitely!
Wooden invitations carry a beautiful and natural earthly look. Simply add a bit of rustic charm to them and you are all set!
6. Jigsaw puzzle invitation
You have found your better half. Or we can say—your missing piece. Then why not let your card convey it for you?
Jigsaw puzzle invitations do the job easily. And they are fun to assemble for the invitees too. They are usually referred to as jigsaw puzzle ‘save the date’ invitations.
Here, you have to first send the ‘save the date’ piece. And then send all the remaining pieces of the puzzle.
Once guests receive all the pieces of the puzzle, they can assemble them together. And the completed jigsaw puzzle will be your wedding invitation having all the important details of your D-day.
7. Venue-centric invitation
Why just simply write the venue address on invitations when your card can make the guests get a feel of how its aura would be?
Here’s one such wedding invitation design as an example:
The vibrant colors used on this card capture the spirit of a palm spring wedding in all its beauty.
Such invitations would be fun to receive for the guests too. Or let’s just say they’ll get the idea of how the wedding event would be to make better preparations for your big-day.
8. Bold wedding invitation
To give your invitation a bold look, you can go for a festive wedding card design. To do this, you can add hand-drawn images with some bright hues to the card.
Or you can even give it an elegant chalkboard touch.
You can also use dramatic colors, such as navy blue, mulberry, or even black. Or use your own creativity and ideas to come up with a ‘bold and beautiful’ invitation card.
9. Balloon wedding invitation
Remember blowing up balloons for parties and even for fun during childhood? it was a fun activity. Or we’d rather say—it is a fun activity. Many of us still love doing it whenever we get a chance.
A balloon wedding invitation helps you make the guests enjoy themselves while finding your wedding details.
The balloon has all the wedding details. And invitees need to o inflate the balloon to find these details. No doubt, this wedding card is a lot of fun!
10. The subtle acrylic art
The good ols acrylic art is never out of fashion. In fact, most of us love it in some form or the other.
So why not add the same to your invitations. You can choose a colored or transparent piece of a acrylic to serve as your canvas. Then just add the wedding details on to it.
When the guests receive this card, they’ll be able to even display the card in their home.
11. Matching wedding cards
The bride and the groom send invitations for the same wedding. Hence, they can definitely have matching invitation cards. Of course, with some variations in the text.
Here’s an example of how:
In the picture, both cards here can serve the bride and groom’s individual preferences. And have a different color. Yet both of them carry a similar look and feel.
12. Calligraphy invitations
Are you a calligrapher? Or do you love calligraphy? Then why not add some calligraphy to your invitations?
You can easily write all the details in your favorite calligraphy style. And it is a fact that even the neatest handwriting does not compare to a calligrapher’s beautiful strokes.
Besides the text, you can also add some elements that suit the card design as a whole.
For example—you can add floral design alongside your elegant strokes.
Or you can also use watercolors to a theme that compliments the calligraphy. And makes your card look even more beautiful.
13. Map invitations
Are you or your partner a traveler? Or love traveling around? Let your wedding cards reflect your wanderlust then. Here is what a map invitation design usually looks like:
It has folded origami invitations. And these invitations, of course, have all the wedding details. And they’re fun to open!
14. Passport invitations for the journey ahead
If you’re planning on a destination wedding, then this would be the best design option for you. Throw-in the angle of travel in your cards.
Give your guests everything they’ll need to know before starting the journey. For example, the data, time, venue, etc. Just make sure you emboss all of this on a sweet-little passport style layout.
In fact, this amazing website called TheKnot helps you make these cards a reality.
15. Countdown invitation card
This is again one of the cool wedding invitations available today.
You, your friends and family are counting the number of days to your wedding, right? This card design makes the process just a bit easier.
The card here has a rotating disc. You can simply add instructions or what we call it—a call-to-action statement. It will prompt the recipients to rotate the disc to the present date.
Doing this will tell your guests how many days are left until your special moment.
16. Hint-the-destination invitation
This is especially suitable if you are going to host a destination wedding.
Rather than telling the venue location in traditional written style, let your wedding card design hint it at first glance.
For example, say you are getting married in the hills. Here, you can get the job done by the destination’s famous imagery. This way, you can design your invitation around a theme.
You can use a similar approach for a beach or any other destination for the wedding.
These are eleven wedding card design ideas for your invitations.
They will make your cards look like something more than just a collection of information. Something they can use or behold even after your wedding is over.
So you can choose the one that describes your personality the best.
Or the tech-savvy design that makes a lot of things easier for both your and your guests. And, of course, is easy to use.
Or the environment-friendly design that gives an earthy look to your invitations.
Or even the designs that help your guests not just access the wedding details but also have some fun.
In fact, you can even come up with an interesting invitation card design with your own creativity.
Whichever design your select, will give you loads of pleasure and delight. And, maybe, a surprise for your guests.
Create a hi-tech wedding invitation
If you have any wedding invitation ideas that we missed, let us know. And tell us which designs you like the most in the comments.