Wedding Planning

Hand-Drawn Wedding Invitations

Hand-Drawn Wedding Invitations



If your style falls somewhere in the space between Pride and Prejudice and The Royal Tenenbaums, then hand-drawn wedding invitations might be just the ticket for your big day.





Illustrated wedding invitations can be romantically vintage or brightly modern. To make them feel utterly like the both of you, you can have them custom-designed to fit your event, or if you want a more affordable option, you can choose a ready-made illustration.


Often paired with simple handwriting, these hand-drawn invites feel unique and creative.  Especially because of their usually floral motif, these illustrations are cheerful and happy–perfect for a wedding day!






If you and your honey are less ‘garden’ and more ‘woodsy,’ find a hand-drawn invite that reflects your style and interests. This forest and vineyard invitation (above) suits a Northern California wedding perfectly.  The camp-themed invite below would be a terrific match for a rustic wedding at the local state park.  I don’t think you’ll have too many regrets with the toasted marshmallows on the RSVP card!






Of course, these illustrations can also feel very peppy and fun. The combination of a floral wreath with a blackboard-style background (above) is very on-trend right now.  And this bright floral and banner combo below has an addictive level of whimsy.  Seriously, it makes me want to go find my colored pencils and create.






For a modern look to your hand-drawn wedding invitations, opt for a black and white color palette (above) or a minimal floral touch (below).






Are you all about the font?  You can still have the feel of illustration without elaborate drawings. This dotted line design above complements the simple font well. You can also opt for tiny illustrations around your monogram or headers, as shown in the Kraft paper design below.





If you love hand-drawn, but have want to go a different way with your invites, you can also enclose personalized illustrated maps of the area surrounding your venue. Although these are often enclosed with your invitation, you can also send them out separately after you have received your RSVPs.







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