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The latest trend in wedding stationery is… you guessed it, a wedding invitation with a photo of the couple! But before you check out these designs, we’re answering a question from Anna who wands to know, should wedding invitations have pictures?
“Hi Emmaline! I’m picking out my wedding invites and I was wondering if invitations should have pictures on them, or is that more appropriate for save the date cards? I like the idea but I’m not sure if that will look formal enough. Thank you for your help.”
Should Wedding Invites Have Photos?
Great question, Anna! The answer to whether invitations should have a photo or pictures depends largely on what you envision. As a rule of thumb, many couples forego the photo on an invite because they feel like it takes up too much of the design space, but I disagree: I think a photo on an invitation gives a warm and personal feel. Guests love to see your faces!
While motifs, themes, color trends, and designs are still wildly popular, we’re seeing couples opting for an invitation with a photo as the focal point — and for good reason.
A photo on your invite is a creative way to make a personal connection and add a custom touch to your stationery. And since you’ve probably taken so many beautiful engagement photos already, isn’t it time to put them to good use? :)
Thanks to Minted, now you can get a wedding invitation with photo — front and center! — without sacrificing style.
In their new invitation collection, there are many wedding photo invitations to choose from including the All-In-One Wedding Invitation assortment that we discussed at-length here (who can forget how brilliant there are?)
Why Should You Choose a Wedding Invitation with Photo?
It’s true that couples are choosing photo invitations because they want to share a favorite snapshot, but there are other reasons, too.
A photo invitation will:
• Make your invites stand out among others
• Add a personal touch to your stationery
• Give you the ability to completely customize your invitation suite
• Acquaint guests with your soon-to-be spouse, in case they aren’t yet familiar with him or her
• Give you an alternative to a central motif, theme, or style
If you’re not set on a color palette yet, and your theme is still being decided, an invitation with a photo instead of a design is a great way to go. And thanks to Minted, these invitations combine a little bit of both: a beautiful design, elegant photo placement, and typography you will adore.
Invitation with Photo of Couple
Photo wedding invitations are also popular this year for couples who have eloped or tied the knot in a small ceremony earlier last year, yet are planning a big reception bash this summer, fall, or winter. This makes it easy to share a favorite photo from your wedding ceremony and invite guests to celebrate your marriage at your reception.
Here is a perfect example of an invite including a photo from your ceremony. This card invites your guests to your wedding celebration following an elopement or small ceremony, which took place on a prior date. Design by Jennifer Postorino.
And also, if you’ve already taken the most amazing engagement pictures, why keep them all to yourself? :) Get those digital photos off of your phone and get them printed as photo wedding invitations online. You can even edit the wording, the colors, and more all with the click of a button for truly one-of-a-kind invites.
How to Find Photo Wedding Invitations
It’s easy to find stylish wedding invitations with photos on their website, and even easier when you sort by ‘photo’. Just click the box that shows wedding invites with pictures (click 1, 2, or 3 photos) and it will give you an instant preview of your invitation cards.
Just use this bar on their website to filter the search results:
We’ve been busy browsing our favorite photo invitations and we’re sharing 16 of our favorite designs with you today. In this round-up, you’ll find wedding invites with pictures of the couple featured front and center that’ll wow your guests.
Let’s take a look!
Wedding Invitation with Photos
1. The Arch
This invitation card features an arch-inspired design above your photo; elegant typography invites your guests to share in your ceremony with a reception to follow. By Elly.
2. Kindly Join Us
A sweet invitation to guests is made even more memorable with a photo of you two on the front. I love the entire suite of this invite: the envelopes, the response cards, and the thank you cards with a photo on the front, too! By Laura Hamm.
These stylish and modern block-style invitations feature one photo on the front and your choice of color combination. Shown in blush. By Jessie Steury.
In this example, you’ll see how lovely the coordinating pieces look altogether!
And don’t forget to take advantage of the FREE guest addressing included with your wedding invitations at Minted. Talk about a stylish addition (and a timesaver!)
4. Botanical Portrait
These elegant botanical invitations include a boho-inspired leather color of brown with stripes on the envelopes for an ultra-chic finish. I love the leaf pattern here, too, proving you can have a stylish design AND a photo wedding invitation, all-in-one. By Kate Ahn.
5. Forever One
This invitation features real gold foil that glistens in the light. It is perfect for showing off a favorite photo from your engagement on the front, like this ring snapshot as shown. Elegant typography and a mod color palette finishes the look. By Mansi Verma.
6. Modern Bliss
Do you remember that favorite photo you have of the two of you? Make it the focal point of your wedding invitations, like this design by Elly.
Wow, this invitation is one of my favorites this year! By Eric Clegg.
Don’t forget: ALL invitations can be matched to a stylish wedding website (get a free website here!) This is the coordinating website you can get with this style:
8. Climbing Vines
This card has a beautiful letterpress printing style and lovely blue vines. By Nicoletta Savod.
9. All In One Wedding Invitation with Photo
Remember when we told you about these incredible all-in-one wedding invitations? Now you can combine everything you love! Customize an invitation with a photo on the front and an easy detachable RSVP card included at the bottom. Plus, the RSVP card is a postcard, so there’s no need for an additional RSVP envelope; to make it even sweeter, this card folds into itself and mails without an outer envelope. What a brilliant idea! Design by Roxy Cervantes.
Check it out: see it in action below!
Here’s another example we love with design by Stacey Meacham. And check out that elegant gold foil: a must-have!
You can browse more designs here of the all-in-one wedding invitations with photos as a part of their design.
10. Library Square
Think back to a favorite vacation spot, a beachside photo session, or a place you love to visit. When you include a favorite photo on your wedding invitations, you’re adding that personal touch that will tell part of your story (which you can elaborate on in the ‘About Us’ bio of your website — guests love reading those!) This design is by Meagan Christensen.
11. Wedding Invitation with Photo Overlay
This is gorgeous! This is a perfect example of a wedding invitation with a photo that takes the spotlight, but with easy-to-read text and an elegant, formal style. By Mansi Verma.
12. Rustic Dream
These rustic-inspired invitations are perfect for your outdoor wedding celebration this summer or fall. By Beth Murphy.
Planning a geometric-inspired wedding? Love the look of a hexagon wedding arch, geometric details, or a modern bohemian theme? This invitation with photo on the front and hexagonal accents in gold is the perfect invite for you. By Fatfatin.
14. Love and Marriage
Half of the invitation is perfect invitation wording and a gorgeous wreath ampersand; the other half is your favorite photo for a perfect combination. By Creo Study.
You’ll adore this bold invitation style with your photo at the forefront, elegant type, and a stylish black-and-white color palette! By 2birdstone.
And last but not least, this simple yet elegant wedding invitation with a photo on the front is a perfect size, outlined with a large script ‘love’ in gold foil and modern typography. By Erin Deegan.
Wedding Invites with Pictures
And there you have it: inspiring wedding invitations with photos instead of designs! As you can see, photos on invitations is a trend we’re seeing more than ever. Pictures of the couple is not limited to the save-the-date card or the thank you notes! If you have a favorite photo to share with family and friends, make your invitation even more personal by including the picture on the card. Love this idea!
If you love an invitation shown in the article above, click on a link underneath the photo to find out more details.
If you’d like to shop the entire collection (there’s more to see!) click here to shop more designs by independent artists.
Tell us: are you putting a photo on your wedding invitations? Did you realize how many fantastic designs existed? I’m so happy to see these beautiful photo invitations. It really does add that something special to your stationery! :)
Once you’ve selected your invitation design, make sure you read these helpful articles and complete the following:
– Choose Proper Wedding Invitation Wording
– Set Up your FREE Wedding Website (and Write an Awesome Bio)
– Read these: 7 Wedding Invitation Mistakes to Avoid
And don’t forget: snag a free sample of an invitation to see it in person!
This is a post in collaboration with Minted.