When it comes to wedding planning, inspiration can come from just about anywhere—including that gorgeous wedding gown you had to be asked to take off at the dress shop (we’ve been there). Your fashion sense says a lot about your personal style and can help inform everything from your cake design to your favors. Already secured the dress? Find a wedding stationery suite that’s a perfect match. We’ve rounded up our favorite pairings to inspire your invite shopping. (Search for invitations in your area here!)
Get ready to say “yes” to the stationery.
Are you always up to date on the newest trends? Looking to the runways to inspire your next #ootd? You’re a modern fashionista and the right invitation for you is eye-catching, but discreet. Foil detailing is a must, along with a tasteful mix of fonts that anchor the design, rather than a print or motif.
Angel Sanchez bridal jumpsuit, AngelSanchezUSA.com; Paperless Post Editorial II, $180 for 100 invites, PaperlessPost.com
A boho bridal style usually consists of flowing fabrics and loose silhouettes, accessorized with a flower crown, of course. If you know that blooms are going to be a big part of your reception décor, lean on their natural beauty to decorate your invitations too.
Stone Fox Bride Glenda wedding dress, StoneFoxBride.com; Tallu-lah stunning bouquet wedding invitation, $199 for 100 invites, WeddingPaperDivas.com
Traditional with new-age elegance, classic wedding invitations are simple in nature but make a big impression. The right paper and printing choice here is key: Juxtapose the simple design with a thick card stock and luxe engraving.
Carolina Herrera Mason gown, CarolinaHerrera.com; Crane & Co. Engraved Royalty Bella invitation, $1,220 for 150 invitations, Crane.com
A plunging V-neck doesn’t scare you, and neither does that head-turning high-leg slit. Bodycon cutouts? You rock them. Reflect your sultry style with a suite of intricate laser-cut designs.
Ines Di Santo Morning gown, InesDiSanto.com; Alexis Mattox Design laced together invitations, $349 for 100 invitations, WeddingPaperDivas.com
A romantic bride loves the look of natural beauty, playing with light, airy fabrics that float her from room to room. Lush florals and garlands are synonymous with romance—have them make an appearance at the reception and on the wedding suite too.
Maggie Sottero Raeleigh gown, MaggieSottero.com; Paperless Post Sylvia II wedding invitations, $145 for 100 invitations, PaperlessPost.com
Is the idea of a traditional white wedding gown uninteresting to you? Have you had your eye out for an endearing barn venue since even before you were engaged? We thought so. Make your mark on your invitation suite with a custom monogram that’s woven into your reception décor and opt for a font choice that has some handwritten charm.
Marchesa Notte Opal gown, BHLDN.com; Smock Cimarron invite, SmockPaper.com
If you fell in love with your vintage gown because of its unique lace design, let that detail dance with the rest of your décor. Lace lives beautifully as a stationery pattern, and with a detailed picture, your cake baker might be able to imitate the same design on your wedding cake.
Claire Pettibone Pearle gown, ClairePettibone.com; Beth Barr Reticella, BellaFigura.com
When glitz and glam are the most important factors in your (ball) gown shopping, an elaborate invitation suite delivered in a satin box is a must. These invitations are sure to give your guests a taste of the jaw-dropping style that’s to come.
Lazaro gown, JLMCouture.com; East Six Brooke & Nathan invite, custom invitations from $1,850, EastSix.com
If you want to feel like a princess on your wedding day—and you may or may not have dreamed about small forest animals helping you into your wedding gown—then your celebration should be anchored by that same storybook enthusiasm. A “Happily Ever After” foil invitation is the perfect combination of sweet and sophisticated.
Hayley Paige gown, JLMCouture.com; Laura Bolter Design Happily Ever After Begins invite, $260 for 100 invitations, Minted.com
Channel some sophisticated Daisy Buchanan vibes with this tea-length flapper-style dress. For the invite, you have to go flashy, and this foil, bejeweled design is just the ticket. We image Gatsby himself would approve of sending these out for one of his infamous soirees.
Temperley Bridal tatianna dress, TemperleyLondon.com; Kamal Patel bejeweled, BellaFigura.com