Ideas on Summer Wedding Invitations

summer wedding invitations

Your wedding invitations do much more than deliver the basic facts of your event; they also assist to set a tone, establish a theme, and will be the first impression that your guests get of your wedding. Summer weddings are very special, and they deserve equally special invitations. From formal to casual to themed, here are a number of the best ideas for summer wedding invitations. {Photo credit: Brides Access}

invitations for summer wedding

One thing which is essential to know about summer wedding invitations is that they should either be mailed out early or be preceded by a save the date card. The summer weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day are usually jam packed with weddings, and for the best attendance, it is a good idea to spread the word early. If sending save the dates, they need not match the stationery you choose for your invitations, but it is nice if they tie in with the general style of your wedding. {Photo courtesy of Brides}

summer wedding invitation ideas

Summer weddings are often less formal than winter affairs. If this is true for you, let your invitations be fun and relaxed too. For an outdoor wedding, a creamy cardstock with a letterpress parasol motif in shades of orange and hot pink would be pretty. Other motif ideas include Adirondack chairs, daisies, or paper lanterns. The casual motif is particularly nice when done in letterpress rather than a flat printing, as it keeps the stationery special enough for a wedding, and avoids looking like an invitation to a barbeque. {Photo courtesy of Botanical Paper Works}

folded summer wedding invitations

If you are having a formal summer evening wedding, you will want your invitations to be as elegant as your silk gown and Swarovski crystal earrings. For invitations as glamorous as those Swarovski crystal earrings, opt for a more restrained design. One of the hottest colors for formal weddings this season is charcoal gray. Engraved wedding stationery with charcoal lettering would be chic enough for even the most grand affair. If you want to add some punch to formal invitations, opt for a tri-fold design, and wrap a deep red satin ribbon around them. The dramatic red is a nice contrast to the subdued gray tone. {Photo courtesy of Not On The High Street}

simple summer green wedding invitation design

For a modern twist, choose flat printed invitations on a square card. Don’t be afraid to experiment with asymmetrical designs, such as a stripe on one side of the stationery. The hippest invitations will use this season’s hot colors turquoise and coral. Utterly summery, bold and delightful, they make a terrific color palette for a modern wedding. Sans-serif lettering looks best with this style of invitation. {Photo courtesy of Invitations by Ajalon}

summer floral wedding invitations

An ongoing trend for weddings is the Eco-friendly wedding. Show your earth conscious style with invitations made from a paper-free material like organic cotton, or choose recycled paper stationery. A very pretty touch is to use paper which has seeds embedded in it; once the wedding is past, your guests can plant the invitations, and grow beautiful flowers rather than adding it to the landfill. This would be a lovely invitation for any style of summer wedding, and best of all, your stationery will have a life long past the wedding day. {Photo courtesy of Wedding Invitation Shop}

summer yellow wedding invitation ideas

To complete the ideas on summer wedding invitations, here we have selected some photos of invitations for summer weddings. So, enjoy and get you inspired! {Photo courtesy of Etsy}

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