There’s nothing like getting a wedding invitation in the mail. The sweet, calligraphy-filled envelope has endless possibilities that give you a taste of the event design to come and offer a peek into the personalities of the soon-to-weds. Will the inside of the envelope reveal a lighthearted color palette or a wonderfully tailored monogram? Will the envelope liner pop with a playful pattern, or will classic calligraphy give the invitation a timeless air?
While all of these options leave guests gleaming when they open the mailbox, it can be a lot for a bride to digest while digging through paper samples. Even worse, once you’ve flipped through the umpteenth page of letterpress, every example starts to feel similar. Despite all of the options, there are only so many ways to combine block letters and calligraphy, right?
Enter the illustration. Couples looking for one-of-a-kind wedding invitations can make it their own with a personalized piece of artwork. A watercolor monogram on your invitation or an accommodations card with a family cat cameo could be just the ticket to making things unique. And, with a la carte wedding invitation artwork available on sites like Etsy, some custom wedding invitation touches may be less expensive than you think.
Ready to start designing? We’ve rounded of some of our favorite ways to use custom artwork to create illustrated wedding invitations full of personality.