Non Paper Wedding Invites


If you’e dead set on having a wedding that does not adhere to the rules of tradition, why not cap your nonconformity with alternative wedding invites. Besides, just how truly “alternative” can an invite be if it’s made of paper?

On that note, I’ve scoured the net to find non paper wedding invitation ideas that you can adapt and personalize to suit your wedding theme.

1. Earth friendly fabric wedding invitations

Fabric wedding invites are environment-friendly and are a refreshing change from the typical ones printed on paper. Artful Beginnings on Etsy has a great selection of fabric invites including handkerchief save the dates and other textile wedding accessories.

Coral & Brown Wildflowers Fabric wedding invitation set, $257.50 from Artful Beginnings

Teal Wildflowers fabric wedding invites, $80 from Artful Beginnings

Scroll wedding invitation, $175 from Artful Beginnings

2. Eco-Chic Wood Wedding Invitations

Wood is another great medium you can use for your wedding invites, after all it’s technically paper in it’s most raw form. Night Owl Paper Goods has a fantastic selection of very cute wood wedding invitation designs. You can even submit your own artwork and they will print it on wood for you. These wood invites would work well for nature-themed weddings.

Owl Picnic from Night Owl Paper Goods

Zinnia Reply Card from Night Owl Paper Goods

Wood Aqua Starfish Save the Date Card from Night Owl Paper Goods

3. Invitations made of Plexiglass or Acrylic

Plexiglass wedding invitation image courtesy of The Wedding Guys

Acrylic is a useful, clear plastic that resembles glass but is much lighter (it’s only half as heavy as glass), more durable, and can be shaped easily to suit your needs. The example above is an invitation designed by A Milestone Paper Co. which was able to integrate acrylic, paper and metal in one solid design. The entire ensemble comes in a metal clam box. You can read more about how this invite came about on The Wedding Guys.

4. An invitation made of… chocolate?!

Chocolate wedding invitation image courtesy of Chocolate Graphics

So here’s an idea:  make a sweet, memorable statement and have your wedding invitation molded on chocolate! There are companies, like Logos on Chocolate for instance, that accepts orders for customized chocolate candy gifts using your logo or message (see example below). It’s something all your recipients will appreciate for sure. Just remember to print your wedding details on the customized wrapper so that your guests won’t forget to attend your wedding after they’ve eaten the invitation!

Image courtesy of Logos on Chocolate

5. A cookie wedding invite

Since we’re on the subject of edible wedding invitations, here’s something I chanced upon on the interwebs: a cookie wedding invitation.

Cookie wedding invitation image courtesy of Favor Affair

You can order one exactly like this from Favor Affair or, to save on cost and make the invites even more personal, bake them yourself and have an artist friend ice on the text for you. The great thing about this is you can make the cookies in any shape and color you want easily.

Wedding Cookies image courtesy of It’s All About Weddings

I hope you enjoyed and were inspired by the various non-traditional wedding invitation ideas I shared on here. If I come across some more I will blog about them another time!

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3 Comments

  1. What a fabulous round-up! Cookies and chocolate…oh yum!

    Thank you so much for featuring our wedding invitations, reply cards and save the dates, all made from eco-friendly, sustainably-harvested wood!
    While they’re not quite as tasty as chocolate or cookies, they are eco-chic and oh-so lovely!

    You can view our whole selection online here: http://bit.ly/WZ2Ps. And as a big thank you to you and your readers, we’re offering FREE shipping on all wedding orders placed before the end of July! Simply enter the coupon code “ecowedding” at check-out.

    Have a super lovely week!

  2. Thank you for featuring my fabric invitations – I received a number of orders for that particular invitation in June and always wondered about a referral site – your blog is a great source and inspiration!

  3. Come see my invitations! I’m awfully proud of them!
    http://hearttypat.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/one-way-to-create-wedding-souvenirs/

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