Looking for vintage wedding invitation ideas?
We've got 20+ of the best right here to get you inspired for your own big day.
Whether you're tying the knot 40's style or paying homage to the swinging sixties, this beautiful and elegant collection is the perfect showcase to share with your designer to ensure your own invites truly embody the vintage vibe.
1. The Elegant Forties
Since the bride's dream dress was a golden bias-cut number, it seemed only apt to complement it in the wedding suite that would invite guests to watch her walk down the aisle. The result? An elegant, 40's inspired wedding suite with a pop of color to hint at what's to come.
Photo credit: Galina Arnaut
2. Swanky Wildlife
Saying their "I Do's" amid the breathtaking Woodloch Resort, these classy illustrative invites were spot on for Kayle and Matthew's wedding. Surrounded by sparkling lake and magnificent mountains, a simple yet impactful design was all that was needed to set the tone for their vintage themed event.
Photo credit: Ryan Lucarelli
3. Country Fair
Stationery for a wedding taking place in the beautiful Cotswolds. The couple wanted the day to be fun, informal and personal to their family and life. The Mr and Mrs to be both live and breath country life, so it only seemed right to adopt a country fair style.
Photo credit: Hannah Childs
4. Art Deco
Drawing upon art deco elements to create a powerful typographic focal point for the design, guests attending the Alberti and Osborn wedding are sure to know exactly how to dress upon first opening these gorgeous invitations. Packaged in envelopes that resemble old newspaper pages and teamed with charming map cards, the art deco vibe is carried throughout all the day-of materials.
Photo credit: Amelia Street Studio
5. Vintage Ticket Stubs
Exchanging vows at the unique venue of the TFC Bank Stadium, it seemed only apt for Michele and Mark to invite their guests to this once in a lifetime event with a vintage ticket stub touting the slogan "GAME ON!"
Photo credit: Kate Mikutowski
6. Classic Calligraphic
Calligraphy is an art in itself. These beautiful vintage wedding invites showcase just how you can utilize this impressive skill for your design. You don't always need fancy illustrations or colorful elements to bring your invites to life - when written in calligraphy the words will speak for themselves.
Photo credit: Katrina Goodin
Jane and John wanted to emanate a chalkboard effect for their invitations so they opted for a painted black background topped with distinctive chalky white wording and accents. Ideal for those planning a rustic barn wedding or an outdoor ceremony.
Photo credit: Giovanna Melita
8. Palm Springs
This cute and playful design for Dan and Tami's wedding was a great way to add a vintage twist to a seemingly modern venue. By using vintage illustrations and terminology, along with a faded color palette, they were able to easily let their guests know exactly what kind of event they would be hosting.
Photo credit: Tamara Vileta
9. Poster Print
These vintage inspired wedding invitations are sure to wow guests with their vibrant mix-match of colors and fun typographic design. Don't be afraid to get creative with the colors. Angela and Scott went for a combination of red, orange, blue, green and yellow, but you can use whatever works best for your theme.
Photo credit: Courtney Simpkins
Whether you're hosting a destination wedding where you'll be jetting off with a handful of guests to an exclusive location or are simply an adventurer at heart, these vintage travel inspired wedding invitations tick all the boxes for couple wanting something minimal but with a quirky twist.
Photo credit: Aaron Bloom
11. Garden Nostalgia
Opting for a vintage garden theme for their big day, Adam and Casey choose to use their invites to highlight the delicate florals that would serve as the prominent feature at their event. The muted yellows and brown color combination is sophisticated and elegant, setting the tone for what one would expect to be a classy affair.
Photo credit: Luke Morgan
12. Sweet Tooth
For those of you with a sweet tooth and a love for all things vintage, these gorgeous pastel pink and brown invitations are full of charm. The ribbon completes the look and adds a gift like element to the experience as guests unwrap and explore the wonderful news you have blessed them with.
Photo credit: Sarah Gill
13. Train Tickets
After holding their wedding reception at a train station turned banquet hall, train tickets were the perfect fit for Lisa and Paul's event. Each invitation had the the couples monogram stamped, date punched out and the reply card perforated to separate and return. The vintage style illustration was carried throughout the wedding stationary.
Photo credit: Michelle Silvestre
14. Bespoke Florals
Taking place at a gorgeous library in a luxury hotel in Hong Kong, Evelyn and Andrew's wedding was filled with peonies, antique book shelves and lit with huge chandeliers. Everything vintage. For their wedding invitation they wanted a design that matched the vintage and elegant style of their wedding venue. With a more traditional feel yet in a stylish coral that pops, the invitation suite also came with matching place cards and table numbers.
Photo credit: Kalo Make Art
15. Candy Stripe
Wedding invitatio, in the form of four postcards tied together in a bow and sent out in a hand sewn sweets bag (pink stripes). Table numbers, toilets signs, table plans, place names, order of service, guestbook and thank you cards to match!
Photo credit: Samuel Ladlow
16. Ride Of Your Life
Like the cover from a romantic novel, these classic vintage wedding invitations are perfect for couples that want to tell a story and take their guests on a journey. Subtle silvers and baby blues provide an inviting dreamy design.
Photo credit: Hironobu Jyounai
17. The Roaring Twenties
Bold, simple and effective, this black and white art deco inspired design is coupled with a glamorous pop of gold to help tie in the wedding colors and bring focus to the most important elements.
Photo credit: Ryan Opena
18. Forever French
Jemma and Mark had a French vintage theme planned for their special day and strongly wanted this to come across in their wedding invitations. Incorporating a pastel palette with illustrated jars, experimental typography and delicate flowers, the invites were finished with string to give it that rustic feel.
Photo credit: Rodo Creative
19. Back In Time
Jessica and Kyle wanted their wedding invites to reflect the 1940's. By using fonts that correlated together and where similar to the time period these invites brought the 1940's alive by playing with typography.
Photo credit: Nichole Hoza
20. Enchanted Garden
The theme of this wedding was enchanted garden, an idea that illustrated their love of nature and the romance of the past. The save the dates were designed as a simple card with mounted vintage flower seed packets. For the invitations, unique ink illustrations were used and carried throughout the rest of the wedding suite. To finish things off a calligraphic artist worked his magic and also sourced the gorgeous vintage stamps for postage.
Photo credit: LMNOP Creative
Emily and Thomas got married last summer in beautiful Hawaii with only their parents as witnesses, they hand wrote each postcard inviting their friends and family to a celebration closer to home.
Photo credit: Taine King
Which are your favorite vintage inspired wedding invitations?