Photo: Erich McVey Wedding Photography
Look at you, you've got a ring on your finger, a spring in your step, and you're all set to start wedding planning–congrats!!! Once you've secured your venue and know your wedding date, it's time to lock it in with all your nearest and dearest with some super-cute save the dates. When ordering your save the dates, it's a good idea to find your dream stationery designer, the one that will be designing your official wedding invitation suite (and yes, you should hire a stationery designer, even if you're eloping!). You want all of your guest correspondence to be cohesive and give your guests a feel of what they have to look forward to with your wedding on their calendar. Let's start with a little inspiration–we've rounded up ten of the most insta-worthy invitation suites and stationery designers that the industry has to offer. From bright and modern to soft and vintage, we've got something for every wedding design.
Now that you've got all the inspo you need to create your dream invitations, it's time to start collecting addresses. Here's a trick to collecting all the info you need in one easy step.
Kelly McDevitt Design
Photo Credit: Jennifer Sanders Photography
A classic invitation suite like this one never goes out of style. But timeless doesn't have to be simple, we love the playful fonts and the envelope lining on this elegant suite by Kelly McDevitt Design.
"I believe in thoughtfully blending your overall wedding vision with a personalized design to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind invitations that are a reflection of you and your fiancé. My timeless designs are carefully curated with high-quality paper, artisan printing methods, and elegant finishing touches. As one of life’s most significant moments, I wholeheartedly understand how meaningful each piece of your wedding day is to you. Together, we will present your guests with a memorable “first look” at your wedding day." - Kelly McDevitt
Photo Credit: @stettenwilson
Invitations are a great way to introduce your wedding color palette to your guests before they even arrive at the wedding. We love the beautiful watercolor illustrations on this invitation suite by Paper Refinery, and we're all about a wax seal!
"The one-woman shop, owned by Holly Weaver, takes a limited number of projects each year in order to provide a custom, in-depth experience for selected couples. Gathering with purpose is important and she believes that your invitation isn’t simply a carrier of logistics. It’s the first opportunity you have to set the tone for your day, and, if done well, it should tell a story. Each piece is designed with meaningful details to create and leave a lasting impression, and executed with the highest quality materials on the planet."- Paper Refinery
Wide Eyes Paper Co.
Photo Credit: @mayaloraphoto
Nothing beats a custom watercolor illustration of your venue (bonus points if you use it multiple times)! Wide Eyes Paper Co. is known for their whimsical illustrated invitations and we can't get enough.
"Located in Sunny Southern California, WEP specializes in unique, custom illustrated Wedding Paperie. Inspired by adventure, travel, and the great outdoors, we specialize in custom watercolor landscapes, whimsical maps, and illustrated portraiture. Our team of designers and artists aim to redefine non-traditional wedding stationery by creating one-of-a-kind wedding suites for couples all around the globe."- Wide Eyes Paper Co.
Blake Design Studio
Photo/Invitation Suite: @blakedesignstudio
If you're going for that vintage elegance look, then you absolutely have to go with deckled edge invitations like this suite by Blake Design Studio. It gives them that perfect old-world touch. We love that this designer also offers multiple colors in this rich paper!
"Our pieces are made for today, but with tomorrow in mind. We want you to be able to keep them, and for years to come, look back on them in your home and remember. Remember how you felt, how happy and excited you were, and to be transported back to that special moment in your life. Because life is made of these moments."- Blake Design Studio
Photo Credit: Calvo Photography
"At Azure Invitations, we take pride in honoring this tradition with deep creative discovery. We believe that amongst the clutter of bills and advertisements, your guests should find a beautiful invitation to escape their everyday, celebrate with loved ones and reconnect. Our goal is to make sure this correspondence, sent from your heart, is designed to distinctly echo your sentiments and your style. Because it may seem like a small gesture, but your guests will always treasure the way you made them feel."- Atelier Azure
Photo/Invitation Suite: @a.e.paperie
Specializing in modern invitation suites, A.E. Paperie is the perfect designer if you're looking for something fun and vibrant or sleek and minimalist.
"A.E. Paperie is your destination for thoughtfully created art and stationery that celebrates your memories, spreads kindness in our community, and brings joy to your special moments. Whether you are looking to create something entirely unique or you'd like to start with one of our pre-designed invitation suites, we work one-on-one with you to create the statement for your love story. Signed, sealed, and delivered...We are always and forever here for you and yours."- A.E. Paperie
Ashley Bunton Design
Photo/Invitation Suite: @ashleybuntendesign
This whimsical invitation suite showcases everything we love about Ashley Bunten Design from the custom stamps to the dreamy watercolor illustrations!
"I'm passionate about creating bespoke wedding stationery that is beautiful, memorable, and sets the tone for your special day. I am committed to capturing my clients' aesthetic and creating a luxury invitation suite that your guests will be honored to receive. Using only the highest quality materials and unparalleled attention to detail, the outcome is a beautiful piece of artwork serving as the first glance into your wedding day."- Ashley Bunten
Check out their portfolio on Wedding Chicks.
Betty Lu Paperie
Photo/Invitation Suite: @bettylupaperie
If your planning a luxe ballroom wedding, then this soft pastel invitation suite by Betty Lu Paperie with gilded embossing is the perfect fit. We love the floral envelope liner and the vintage stamps!
"I’m here to help you create the perfect wedding invitation—even if you’re not paper obsessed or well-versed in etiquette—so you can check them off your list and keep waltzing toward your wedding day. Through our thoughtfully designed collections of luxurious elegant and classically traditional paper goods, we create stationery that paints a picture of your wedding day–long before your guests' first glass of champagne."- Valerie of Betty Lu Paperie
Check out their portfolio on Wedding Chicks.
CUTTING IT UP
Photo/Invitation Suite: Cutting It Up
How fun is this football-themed invitation suite by Cutting It Up, complete with a custom ticket? Cutting It Up offers the most authentic and elegant ticket-themed invitations for the most avid sports fans, because you deserve them! Cathy (owner of Cutting It Up) was a Baseball Bride herself and specializes in sports themed, one-of-a-kind, invitations and other wedding stationery worthy of a true MVP.
"I have worked with wonderful couples and families to create the perfect stationery for celebrating at sports venues across the country or infusing just a little of their team spirit into a more traditional celebration. I look forward to doing the same with you!"- Cutting It Up
Photo Credit: @thecrakes
Work with your wedding stationery designer to incorporate your entire wedding color palette into your invitation suite, like this one from CalliRosa. It creates a beautiful, cohesive feel and sets the tone for the whole event. We also love these custom sketches that include the florals that are going to be featured in the arrangements at the wedding and the venue itself on the envelope liner.
"Charlotte, designer and calligrapher, will work with you to craft luxury wedding invitations with your love story in mind, weaving in personal details and touches to make your invitations unique to you and your love. CalliRosa creates modern invitations with a timeless elegance. While approaching your invitations with a sleek and modern style, Charlotte always adds an artisanal touch - wax seals, venue illustrations, and calligraphy are all created by hand, especially for your wedding stationery."- CalliRosa