Ah, wedding invitations. If you aren't careful, they can get quite expensive. What I'm thinking about doing, however, is finding a great looking wedding invitation for an affordable price – yes, even if I have to go to Target. You see, there are other things on which I'd rather spend money, other avenues where I really want to go all out. Here are 7 awesome wedding invitations that don't cost a fortune – but look like they do!
I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love damask! And it's likely going to play a large part in the theme of my wedding. You always want your invitations, like your thank you cards, to match or at least complement the theme of your wedding. With a choice like this, the invitations are classic yet edgy in black and white, and stylish without being over the top.
2 The Vintage Look
Vintage is really in for weddings. People are going for an antique vibe, whether it's straight vintage or a more edgier, retro appeal. In the case of the former, something as simple as this brown and ivory styling can look fantastic. The pattern keeps it from being boring, a hazard you risk with brown, but here it's not a worry.
3 The Simple Side
Some couples prefer to call attention to the wedding itself, rather than the invitations, in which case something plain and simple will suffice. Here's a tip though: if you're going to choose something modern but rather undecorated like this, do try to incorporate a color. Here it's wine, but you can choose any color – just try to stay away from straight black and white if you want to go this way.
4 Black Tie Affair
Embellishments are great on your wedding invitations, as long as they aren't too crazy. I love these invitations, which are black, white, and silver, because they are simple yet elegant, save for that bow, which gives them a much needed edge. As you can see, the cards themselves don't have a lot of embellishment, but with that silver jacket and its black bow, lots of other details aren't necessary.
5 White Lace and Promises
Leave it to Laura Ashley, you know? Sometimes white on white is a little too pristine for me, but here, the bows and the lace overlays, translucent over the script, is really gorgeous. This is a perfect invite if you're going for a more traditional wedding. It screams bridal, and again, its white on white motif is saved from being too boring.
6 Glittering Gold Deckled
Gold is an incredibly popular wedding color as well. When you go with a gold invitation, you don't need to go all out, because the color itself does that quite well. Here, the deckle edging and the golden, translucent bow makes a perfect statement. The creaminess of the card itself is also lovely – and I'm not even a huge fan of gold!
7 Paisley Mania
Again, paisley is a lot like damask – but not quite. A lot of couples are going for a black and white motif for their ceremonies these days. This invitation makes a great choice because it's not starkly black and white. It's black and ivory, which creates a soft appeal to go with the modern design.
I really can't wait to finalize what invitations I want and send them out. Although actually, I'll probably send save the date cards first. If these aren't your cup of tea, what kinds of invitations do you think would look neat?
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