9 Next-Level Wedding Invites Utilizing Unique Materials
February 24, 2018
Adding texture to your wedding details is a trend that isn't going anywhere soon. Luckily for you, these nine unconventional materials can be easily incorporated into your invitation suite and are sure to inspire you when you're planning for your special day.
Wooden Invitations
Set the tone for your fairytale ceremony in the woods with an invitation carved out of real wood. These invitations are "letterpressed" out of birch wood and accompanied by an illustrated map and floral print-lined envelopes.
Metallic Cut-Out
Inspired by the French influence in New Orleans, this couple's wedding invitation was wrapped in a golden cut-out that matched the envelopes, which were addressed in calligraphy of gold as well.
Natural Details
If you're inspired by the location or season of your special day, consider incorporating a dried leaf or flower to your stationery. This beautifully simplistic invitation suite was a perfect nod to the couple's autumn nuptials, as it featured a dried leaf tied with copper string.
Glassine Paper
When paired with white letterpressed invitations on specialty paper, glassine paper elements give a feminine touch—especially when they feature soft floral patterns, as seen here.
Nautical Twine
Twine is a notoriously popular wedding design material, but using a striped version creates serious nautical vibes. Adding knot design elements certainly helps to tie it all together as well!
Linen Envelope
Sending invitations enveloped in linen is any unexpected choice that will get your guests excited about what's to come! Soft and natural, these beige envelopes set the tone for a more feminine, organic affair.
Pop-Up Portrait
Create a vision of what your wedding day will look like for guests by including a pop-up portrait of you and your future spouse in your chosen venue. This design is perfect for the couple getting married in a romantic place, like a European castle, as it will evoke memories of the beloved pop-up fairytale books you read throughout your childhood.
Linen Paper
Linen invitations bring a classic touch to an unconventional choice, and make for wonderful keepsakes! Frame your invitation to display in your home, or encourage guests to bring it to the ceremony in order to dab at their tears.
Wax-Sealed Ribbon
Although they are far from new to the wedding scene, wax seals and ribbons can make for an exciting and unexpected pairing when used on your invitation together. The pink ribbon's femininity is balanced perfectly by the masculine seal, making for a beautifully balanced stationery choice!

Style Me Pretty Contributor - Morgan Chamberlain is a freelance writer and social media consultant for wedding vendors in New England. She believes weddings are all about sentimental details, cohesive décor, and a well-chosen playlist to keep the party going!