So many weddings have similar elements—decor, structure, symbolism—that it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. One way to make your event distinctive is to create a truly unique wedding invitation—one that will catch the eye of every invited guest and secure a good turnout for your celebration. Discover how to make your wedding invitation stand out!
Comic Book Style Invitations
Do you have a friend who is an artist or illustrator? Hire that friend—or a professional—to craft a one-of-a-kind wedding invitation for you, comic-book style.
One couple’s invitation featured the two of them as a zombie-killing team with the tagline ” ‘Til Death do us part.” Another featured a graphic-novel feel, while another was designed like a comic strip. The broad variety of graphic art styles means that you can play around with format and feel until you land on a design you love.
If you want to incorporate modern technology in your invitation, consider filming a wedding invitation video and sending it out to all your prospective guests. You’ll need a paper version too, for elderly relatives and friends—but you should be able to reach most of your intended guest list with a creative video invitation starring the two of you.
Themes abound for this kind of invitation. You could go with black-and-white movie, Old Hollywood glamour, Indiana Jones style adventure, thriller, or rom-com. Talk to a videographer to get more ideas for the project.
Mug Shot Invitations
An invitation that looks like a police file pairs well with save-the-date cards featuring fake mug shots of you and your spouse-to-be. The format enables you to include all pertinent event details while setting the tone for a fun, casual, out-of-the-box kind of wedding. A “Wanted” poster invitation could also do the trick if you’re going for a more rustic outlaw aesthetic.
Unusual Materials for Wedding Invitations
Your wedding invitation could maintain a traditional format while being set apart by the use of unusual materials. Burlap, vellum, metallic foils, fabric, string, ribbons, and buttons, are just a few options. Some couples choose to incorporate acrylic, mother-of-pearl, leather, or crocheted lace. While these invitations are definitely more expensive to fabricate and mail than the plain paper versions, they are worth the money if your primary goal is to make a statement and stand out from the crowd.
Photographs and Art for Wedding Invitations
You can commission a one-of-a-kind photo or a piece of art to use for your invitations. Photos, sketches, and water-color paintings lend themselves well to this type of design. One couple arranged a romantic photoshoot that included a fun, surprising Easter egg—a velociraptor hiding in the trees in the background.
One way to make your wedding unique is to hold it at a spectacular venue. Nanina’s in the Park has beautiful interior rooms and stunning grounds that are sure to wow your guests. To schedule a tour or to find out more, feel free to contact our event team at the estate anytime.