Everyone wants to be unique on their wedding day, and your wedding invitation is one more way to show your personality, style and the unique design of your wedding. Choosing a non-traditional wedding invitation can show just this. Many couples opt for an unconventional style; a non-traditional wedding invitation that defines their vision
Oslo Press http://www.oslopress.com
specializes in unique wedding invitations of wood veneer or paper. Their wood invitations are laser engraved with an original design, while the coordinating elements to the invitation suite re-created using paper and letterpress.
The wood invitation sets combine the use of rich wood veneer and elegant paper, making them some of the most unique and creative wedding invitations around. Each individual invitation is made of wood veneer that has been engraved with a design. The design is enhanced by the grain of the wood and each invite will be truly unique due to the natural variations found in the wood grain. The impression created by letterpress is enhanced by using soft paper, such as their house paper made from recovered cotton fibers, and provides a tactile print with a well defined three-dimensional look. Just as each piece of wood will be unique, so too will each paper item that comes off the press – leaving you with an invitation suite that is full of character, texture, and timeless beauty.
Night Owl Paper Goods http://nightowlpapergoods.com/
offers a large selection wood invitations with many coordinating accessories of eco-friendly wood and letterpress wedding invitations, note cards, gifts and goodies.
Artful Beginnings http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtfulBeginnings
makes fabric wedding invitations and special event invitations using a variety of unique and unusual materials such as 100% Belgian linen fabric, 100% Cotton Sateen, wildflower seeded paper, treeless paper, 100% recycled paper and others.
Acrylic, paper and metal for a wedding invitation? From The Wedding Guys where “cutting edge” takes on a whole new meaning. Sarah Glad with A Milestone Paper Company https://www.amilestonepaperco.com/
created this unique design with inspiration from the Le Meridien Chamber Hotel in Minneapolis, MN http://www.lemeridienchambers.com/
lobby bar painting ‘Seabird’ by Gary Hume. There are four layers to the invitation which encompass paper, acrylic, paper and metal and each invitation was wrapped with a ‘polka dot’ band with the guests name clearly printed on the band for special delivery to the guests.
For those that want a sweet and edible invitation, how about customized, engraved chocolate? Logos on Chocolate http://www.logosonchocolate.com/
can customize your chocolate invitation (just be sure to have your information printed on your customized wrapper as a reminder of your special day after your invitation is devoured by your guest).
If chocolate isn’t your thing, how about a cookie invitation from Favor Affair http://www.favoraffair.com/Search.aspx?q=cookie%20wedding%20invitation
? “Guests will have a hard time forgetting this sweet invitation. Laced with sprinkles, accented with two toasting flutes and covered in fine Belgian white chocolate“, this sugar cookie will take edible invitations to the next level. Your cookie is personalized with your names and includes RSVP information for guests to respond.
Forever Fiances http://www.foreverfiances.com/
has a wonderful selection of handmade plantable seeded paper, which will grow wildflowers or garden herbs. Their 100% recycled plantable wedding invitations will keep your day a beautiful memory. With selections of their All in One Invitations (send and seal), save the date cards, thank you notes, and plantable keepsakes, your guests will be sure to remember such unique and beautiful invitations.
For the truly unique invitation, here is a wedding invitation that turns into a record. Folded just so, this card turns into a manually operated paper record player that plays a song recorded by the future bride and groom. Designer Kelli Anderson at http://kellianderson.com/blog/2011/04/a-paper-record-player/
wanted to create something original for the wedding of her friends Karen Sandler and Mike Tarantino.
All extraordinary weddings deserve an extraordinary wedding invitation such as the stunning designs of Lela New York http://www.lelanewyork.com/
where your couture designs are as special as your wedding. These couture wedding invitations were designed with Ivory silk outside and Gold silk inside. Lela New York's Gatefold Silk Box Invitations were custom designed right down to the lace detail that reflected the brides couture lace gown.
Another couture wedding invitation not be missed is from Event House http://www.eventhousedesigns.com/
where a remarkable fusion of silk, ultra luxe papers, peacock feathers and fine jeweled embellishments complete the look of this couture wedding invitation. Each guest received a complete silk invitation suite including the formal wedding invitation card mounted on 100% silk dupioni with a keepsake gold foiled wedding bookmark. Each invitation ensemble also included a custom response card, a private wedding itinerary card, travel reminder and of course a complimenting reception card.
There are many factors to keep in mind when choosing your wedding invitations such as color, shape and style, but the bottom line is going to depend mostly on the design, your budget and also how you will be distributing your invitations. You want to make sure the presentation of your wedding invitation sets the mood for your wedding and correctly portrays your vision.