You’re a contemporary couple… why settle for traditional invites? Instead, scope out this list of the best modern wedding invitations for 2022 and 2023! We found the trendy styles you love, the designs you crave, and the modern wedding invitation wording examples you need. Read on for more + subscribe for the latest to your inbox.
Are you having trouble nailing down the right invitations for your wedding? Maybe you’re looking in all the wrong places. Traditional styles are everywhere, but finding the best modern wedding invitations is a bit trickier… which is where we come in!
When bride-to-be, Tessa, wrote us with her question, I had just the style in mind for her fun, contemporary, and non-traditional wedding. She wants to pick out invitations that reflect her and her partner as a couple, but she’s not into the same old styles. The result? This round-up features the best invitations for modern weddings. :) We go big!
Here’s her original question:
“Dear Emmaline, I’m looking for wedding invitations but I’m having trouble finding a style that suits me. I’m more of a retro girl and want fun colors and styles; our wedding will be modern and casual, fun and laid-back. I’m not sure what kind of modern wedding invitation wording to use, either. Do you know of any examples to help? Thank you for anything you can think of!”
Best Modern Wedding Invitations?
Ah, great question, Tessa! Thanks so much for writing.
When you’re looking for anything wedding-related — invitations, place cards, dresses, shoes, centerpieces, etc. — and you keep coming up short, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate where you’re looking. Many times, it’s easier to find the traditional and formal styles, but, as you mentioned, nailing down modern wedding invitations can be a bit trickier.
Thanks to your question, we were able to find the best modern invitations for weddings with non-traditional wording, fun colors, and retro vibes. I think you’re going to be relieved you reached out because you’re about to find the perfect invitation for your guests. We hope so!
Before we get to the list, here are some helpful tips for EXACTLY what to look for when picking out modern wedding invitations.
Modern design is best described with elements such as clean lines, a minimalist style, natural materials, and typically a monochrome color palette (although you can also pair your invitation with bold hues, it’s totally up to you!)
While modern may sound simple, it is anything but boring. You can give your invitations an edge by adding these unique detail elements:
: Foil-pressed designs are all the rage, but that’s not the only reason why they’re wildly popular. Foil gives your invitation that unexpected and often more casual look, adding to the overall aesthetic of your invitation suite. You don’t have to stick with traditional metallic elements such as gold or silver; you can go bold with bronze, rose gold, blue, and more.
: When shopping for modern invites, it’s not just about the wording and the colors. Look to the font itself! With a contemporary style, you’ll find clean crisp lines in typography giving it a new, neat edge.
: Geometric shapes are abound in stationery design, as you’ll see illustrated in the invitation cards below. Some of the textures and patterns you’re likely to see for modern style includes checkerboard patterns, criss-cross styles, abstract lines, and quirky hexagonal or octagonal shapes to set the stage.
: We’re seeing a huge uptick in the trend of arch shaped wedding invitations, particularly for couples going with a modern motif. You can choose an arch shape silhouette or as a design motif.
Here’s an example of an arch invitation shape (by PinkHousePress):
: Fun, playful splotches of ink or bold watercolor is the epitome of modern wedding invitations.
: Need an alternative to traditional invite wording? Design is just one part of definition of contemporary invites.
In addition to patterns and styles, pay careful attention to the wording of your invitations. You can zoom in and discover modern wedding invitation wording examples at its finest, laying out exactly what you need to say and how to say it in words that are more playful and a bit less formal.
Let’s get to it: you have invitations to choose! Enjoy!
Modern Wedding Invitations
1. Black and White Painted Trails Invite
This black-and-white design is perfect for your modern wedding invitations.
The wording includes a beautiful line of, “X and X families joyfully invite you to the wedding of…” which is less formal than a traditional invitation card. By Alethea and Ruth. Get the design here.
2. Checkered Print
The best modern wedding invitations include cool typography, fun styles, and elements you don’t find in classic cards.
This is one such example of a wedding invitation with modern wording examples including a fun intro line of, “The Wedding Day of X and X” and a welcoming, “Please join us in celebrating…” By Baumbirdy.
3. Modern Fade
This cool design is something you don’t find on just any invitation: it’s reserved for the most contemporary of styles. I love the color palette here and the way the lettering really pops! By Design Lotus.
This ticket is one-of-a-kind with its contemporary design lines and cool modern typography. I love the way it looks in orange — but you can easily swap out the color here for an instant preview. By Alethea and Ruth.
5. Modern Brushstrokes
An invitation card like this has perfectly worded elements, from “Kindly join us for the wedding of…” and wrapped up at the end with, “Dinner & dancing afterwards“.
This is simple, elegant, yet not overly formal. The design is by Jennifer Wick. You can buy here.
6. Colorful Quilt
When you want your invitations to pop, go bold on color! These invitations will stand out in the mailbox of your guests and they’ll love to open them up. Design by Morgan Kendall.
7. You Are Invited
Go contemporary with these artfully-inspired invitations. They read, “You are invited to the wedding of…” in a unique pattern. By Iveta Angelova.
8. With Joy
Around and around it goes, revealing modern wedding invitation wording — simply, “with joy” — and a lowercase font face. By Phrosne Ras.
How gorgeous is this invitation suite in black and gold? Named Neoteric, a word that means, “new or modern”, this invitation is perfect for your glam and elegant wedding that is as festive as it is functional. I like the notation on the bottom right-hand corner with dress code: black tie. By Jennifer Postorino.
The wording here is fresh and simple: “Together with our families” and “invite you to join us as we unite in marriage”. Love the brush strokes here and the easy-to-coordinate color palette. By InkblotDesign.
11. Dinner & Dancing
If you’d like straightforward wording for your invites, try this lovely design and text: “X & X invite you to their wedding“, followed by the details and, “Dinner and dancing to follow“. Nice! Beautiful invitation card by Carrie ONeal.
12. Abstract Jewels
Wow, I did not think I could pick a favorite on this list! But I think of ALL of the best modern wedding invitations we spotted, this design is my fave. :) I love the way these colors complement each other. Plus, I think it’s an excellent example of modern wedding invitation wording: “Together with their families“, your names, then, “invite you to the celebration of their marriage“. It is beautifully written and includes the families on either side, yet isn’t overly formal. By Maria Alou.
This gold gleaming arch shape is perfect for your contemporary I Do’s. By PinkHousePress.
14. Modern Marble
Ooh, I adore this marbled look that resembles a fun painting mixture. It’s so lovely and artful! I’m thinking it is perfect for a museum or art gallery wedding. By A Real Peach Studio.
15. Little Party, Lot of Love
Wow, this is such a memorable wedding invite! The arch shape, the font, the wording: “Join us for a little party to celebrate a lot of love” — it’s all perfectly fitting for a modern reception. Get it here. By Jessica Corliss.
16. Simple Floral
This is a stunning example of how a simple card gets a modern twist and edge, thanks to an artistic floral motif. Love this one! By Baumbirdy.
17. The Wait Is Finally Over
If your family and friends have been nagging you to tie the knot already, or you’ve been waiting for your partner to pop the question, now’s your time to shine! Use modern wedding invitation wording examples shown here, such as, “The Wait Is Finally Over” to convey your excitement. :) By Up Up Creative.
18. Clean Lines
Love this unique and simple invitation suite: it has a white background, a nice stylish font, a clean line detail, and a pop of gold foil. Get it here. By Robin Ott.
This quirky invitation suite is named Boheme and I absolutely love the color palette. Go bold with the gold-foil, as included in this style. Buy here. Designed by Iveta Angelova.
20. Gilded Paint
The horizontal view of this invitation makes it stand out, then add the gold foil and boom, beautiful! I love the way this invitation looks and the non-conventional wording of, “The Wedding Of” and the names with the details makes it a nice and simple minimalist style you’re sure to love. By Alethea and Ruth. You can seee it here.
21. Abstract Lines
This design plays up the abstract lines element that modern wedding invitations are known for! I especially adore the font choice here and the pop of yellow. By Wendy Chung.
The mountains are calling! If you’re planning a mountain themed wedding, you’ll want to get these invites! It features one of the most satisfactory modern wedding invitation wording examples: “X & X Request the Pleasure Of Your Company On Their Wedding Day“. Love it! Shop here. Design by Angela Thompson.
23. Wedding Rings
This invitation offers a unique element you won’t find other places: GlossPress®! It gives it that unique sheen and shine. By Alexandra Dzh.
These modern lines are gorgeous! Get these invitations here. By Pixel and Hank.
25. Tree Rings
These nature-inspired invites give a playful nod to Mother Nature via wavy abstract lines. By Alethea and Ruth.
Love the color palette here! By Oliva Raufman.
27. Center Crest
These are the best modern wedding invitations with concentration on natural colors and a fun oval-shaped design element. By Alethea and Ruth.
28. Stand Out
If you want invitations that will stand out from the others, go with these from Itsy Belle Studio named Sedona. Buy here.
Simple and sweet makes these monochromatic invitations a perfect choice for modern couples. By Carly Reed Walker. Buy them here.
Last but not least, here’s one of the best modern invitations with that arch shape we talked about earlier. This time, it’s not the cut of the invitation shape, but the motif itself. It looks lovely! By Kelly Schmidt.
And there you have it: the 30 best modern invitation wording, examples, and styles for 2022. Which design do YOU love? Did we help you pick out the invitations you were hoping for? I hope so! Tell us how we did in the comment box below.
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