Are you planning a formal wedding? You’re probably wondering what your invitations should look like in terms of styling, colors, and motifs. And you may be curious how to word them, whether it is a traditional wedding or a modern formal event. In both cases, we’re here to help with the answers in visual form: we are sharing beautiful formal wedding invitations with samples you can utilize to word your own.
In addition, we’ll show you which accessories to put on your invites and make them as polished as possible.
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Formal Wedding Invitation Samples
Here are some of the most beautiful formal invitation samples to give you an idea of the motifs, styles, and color palettes to look for when you order yours. These are available at Minted in a special classic and formal invitation section: they make it extremely easy to sort by style.
These formal invites are for classic weddings: elegant, formal, and traditional styles. You’ll notice the wording is very traditional and classic: for the best results, use these examples exactly as shown and edit with your own individual details.
1. Framed Simplicity by Kasia Labocki
2. Ashbury by Kristie Kern
3. Autumnal Arch by Hooray Creative
4. Celtic Love Knot by Kerry Doyle – Paper Dahlia
5. Mountainview by Sarah Brown
6. Overlapping by Amy Kross
7. Luster by Stacey Meachem
8. Little Wreath by Phrosne Ras
9. Written Word by Stacey Meachem
10. Scripted Names by Hooray Creative
11. Cosmopolitan by Meagan Christensen
12. Surround by Yaling Hou Suzuki
13. Minimal Circle by Kelly Schmidt
14. Botanical Ampersand by Hooray Creative
15. Happiness x2 by Melanie Kosuge
16. True Love by Carolyn Nicks
17. Love and Faith by Louise Kay
18. Boutique by Eric Clegg
Invitation Accessories for Formal Weddings
Your wedding invitation should include the following parts:
– invitation card
– rsvp card
– enclosure card(s)
– reception card
– outer envelope
– inner envelope
In addition, you can add accessories to your invitations to make them look even more formal. These are known as Invitation Final Touches and include the following:
– Belly Band
A belly band isn’t just for looks: it holds your invitation together to make your presentation perfect. Browse designs to match your invitations here.
– Wax Seals
Apply wax seal stickers to seal your outer envelopes. They’ll look fabulous! You can browse designs here.
A bit of ribbon goes a long way in the presentation of your invites. Here are some pops of color to choose from in the collection.
For more finishing touches, browse here!