Wedding invites are great, and the first way, to showcase the theme and vibe of your wedding. And though the traditional red/gold combination on thick card stock is still popular, many couples are opting to play with something fun and experimental.
These days, wedding card designs have gotten a lot trendier. From using eco-friendly invitation cards, and seed paper invite to choosing to go the paperless way with e-invites, the options are endless. But the main trend ruling our hearts and social media is the use of illustration. Illustrated wedding invites with interesting artworks are winning hearts over and inspiring boundless creativity amongst new couples.
Scroll down and feast your eyes on these enchanting bespoke illustrated designs that are sure to make a lasting impression on guests!
Fresh & Latest Illustrated Wedding Invitations
Caricature Video Invite
Designed by Wedding Cards by Ishita, this stunning caricature video invite featuring Kritika Khurana (thatbohogirl) is one of our favourite ones this season. Whether they're set against the backdrop of your favourite movie scene, your favourite destination from your travels or something subtle and elegant, invitations with caricature portraits are a fabulous way to design your wedding invite. It’s light, fluffy, and bound to cheer every recipient!
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Illustrated Wedding Passports!
One of the most unique wedding invites we've seen of late, these wedding passports illustrated by Pink Whistle Man are absolutely breathtaking! Each passport was intricately hand designed with elements inspired by the couple's life along with the future wedding celebration and very joyfully named 'The United States of Matrimony'.
Animated Wedding Invite
Simple yet extravagant, this animated wedding invite is a fun way to announce your big day. Mix illustration with animation and bring forth a stunning e-invite for your guests!
Persian Art Inspired Illustrated Invite
Designed by Ameer Ali, this gorgeous invite is a mix of the couple's caricature paired with traditional Persian art against a plain backdrop. We're especially fans of the use of red and the hand-illustrated jewellery in the bride's picture.
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Bring Your Likeness To Your Invites
Incorporating your likeness into an illustrated invite is much in vogue nowadays. Personalised invites and illustrations like these aren't just a great way to ask your loved ones to 'save the date' but are also keepsakes from your wedding to cherish forever.
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An Invite Which Incorporates A Digital Portraits
Add a punch of personalisation by incorporating your digital portraits into your wedding invite! Created for the wedding of content creator Hamsha Thavaseelan, this illustrated invite comes with an additional Tamil Wedding Ceremony Program that lets guests follow along and understand the religious aspect of their wedding!
A Bright & Dreamy Illustrated Invite
Your wedding invitations are the first glimpse of your wedding celebrations. But they can also be used to give a glimpse of your past! Talk about entwining the backdrop of your love story into your beautiful wedding invitations.
A Pantone Shade Card Save The Date!
A unique and creative way to tell your guests to save the date. Adorned with pastel hues and floral illustrations, this Pantone Shade Card inspired invite was created for the vibrant and amazing Anisha Verma, the founder of Riwaaz-e-Rishte, and her beau Sumit Vijhani.
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An Animated Digital Invite You Wouldn't Want To Miss
Designed by The Pragmatic Art for Sagarikaa and Rohit, a bombastic Jodi of a South Indian chic and Rajasthani gabru, this animated invite with watercolour illustration has us won over with its ethereal energy!
Integrate Your Proposal Story In Your Digital Save the Date
Another exciting trend we've seen these past couple of months is couples incorporating elements of their proposal into their save the date invites! It's just another way of making your invite more personalised and festive.
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A Colourful Mehndi Illustration!
If you're looking for an illustration that captures a moment from your wedding, then let this vibrant mehndi illustration serve as inspiration. From the outfits of the bride and groom to the intricate details of golf, pink and blue and the work on the bride's hairstyle, this piece is nothing short of stunning. Plus, the background with umbrellas, lanterns and dholki and even the mandala pattern just adds to its amazing beauty.
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An Illustrated Invite That Weaves A Story
From welcoming their guests to the destination of their wedding to weaving an entire narrative around each and every function along with the theme, this couple's invite by the Pink Whistle Man is an absolute dream to witness.
Personalised Iyengar Wedding Invitation
The bride and groom on Oonjal elevate the aesthetics of the wedding invite. Moreover, the details on the costumes, garland like andal kondai, madisar, thiruman give authentic appeal to South Indian iyengar wedding invite! The happiness terminating from the card brings out a liveliness to it that will only relate the receiver's heart with joy.
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Rajkumar Rao And Patralekha's Gorgeous E-Invite
For Rajkumar Rao and Patralekha's wedding, the extremely talented Radhika Pitti came up with a gorgeous e-invite dotted with personalised elements. When such an elegant and breathtaking e-invite is being delivered to your guests, how can they even think of skipping the wedding?
A Unique Wedding Cocktail!
This couple took the save the date invites to the next step by turning it into a whole concoction that no one can get enough of! According to its designer, The Pragmatic Art, 'This unique invitation is a concoction of the couple’s solid foundation of love and friendship for each other and also their love for food. Spiced with personal ingredients of trust and strength, a heady Wedding Cocktail was created.'
A Walk Down Memory Lane
This utterly unique concept by Hieco by Simran Monga is sure to take you on a walk down memory lane. Influenced by retro Indian aesthetics and local imagery, every card is accompanied by beautiful images that represent a particular ceremony along with certain retro element that are bound to make you nostalgic.
Illustrated Invite That Showcases Joy & Colours
If you're a fan of doodles and colours, then an illustrated invite like this one should definitely be your choice! They are super convenient, thoughtful and so dreamy that you’d definitely be doing it for your own wedding.
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