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5 Ways to Take Your Wedding Invitations to the Next Level

Melissa Baran

Fun fact: I used to design wedding invitations before I was an editor for Style Me Pretty! They've always been one of my favorite details in the wedding process because they're the guests' first impression, but it can be a big challenge (and a lot of pressure) to decide on a design when there's so much planning ahead. My advice? Focus on one aspect of your paper goods and go from there—something that makes your invites next level. From custom illustration to fabric-printed, here are a handful of details to inspire.

Monogram It

Nothing is more personal than a customized monogram! The best part? You can take your monogram or 'wedding logo' beyond your paper goods and weave it throughout your wedding decor to carry your branding from start to finish.

Custom Illustration

We've been seeing custom couple's portraits pop up in the wedding world and they're pretty darn cute. What better way to tell the story of you than with a custom illustration of YOU!

Wax Seal

It's not just what's inside the envelope that counts—the packaging matters, too! DIY wax seals are such a fun touch and really elevate your guests' experience of opening an invitation.


Get creative with the edging of your invitations—from naturally torn to rounded to scalloped, the options are endless.

Print on Fabric

How gorgeous are these custom fabric printed invites from bride Kathryn of The Everyday Co.?! We love that she got creative with her material. An unexpected and fun twist on traditional paper and SO next level.