Wedding Invitation Trends for 2022

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Updated December 9, 2021

These days, wedding invitations can be anything but boring. Check out the latest wedding invitation trends for inspiration.

*Eco-Friendly Wedding Invitations

Weddings produce a lot of waste and can be bad for the environment. Many couples are trying to hold more eco-friendly weddings, including choosing environmentally-friendly invitations. This could mean using recycled paper, using a company that makes the environment a priority, or even using online invitations.

*Custom Details to Tell Love Story

Couples want to make everything more personal, including their wedding invitations. They are creating custom graphics or illustrations to show personal details from their story, such as where they met or a favorite item. They may also use language or colors that are particularly meaningful to them.

*Acrylic and Other See-Through Wedding Invitations

Another wedding invitation trend is having see-through invitations. Some couples make acrylic invitations for this purpose. Otherwise, you can make the invitation more modern or more traditional, depending on the design.

*Bold Color Wedding Invitations

For color, couples go both ways. Some opt for multiple bold colors. Others opt for a more monochromatic design with linework in just one color. Bold and moody colors are expected to be popular, as well as red, blue, gold, aqua, burnt orange, sage green, and dusty rose.

*Minimalistic Wedding Invitations

While some couples use bold colors and designs on their invitations, others choose a minimalistic approach. Their invitations include mostly text with perhaps a simple frame around the edges. Variations in the text size, font, and style create extra interest. Some people use foil stamping or letterpress to add appeal while keeping the invitation simple. Others take inspiration from calligraphy or handwriting for their minimalistic invitations.

*Photo Save-The-Dates and Wedding Invitations

What could be more personal than a photo? Photos of the couple, such as their engagement photos, are starting to show up as part of the wedding stationery. For more formal events, these may only be included on the save-the-dates, but some couples are using them on invitations as well. 

*Wax Seals on Wedding Invitations

Recent wedding invitation trends include using wax seals to close the envelopes. These could include the couple’s monogram or a botanical symbol, for example. Just be aware that this increases the weight of the invitation and these invitations will need to avoid going through postal machines, so the postage will be higher.

*More Informal Wedding Invitations

People are forgoing the more traditional formality of wedding invitations. Many invitations are more casual now, both in style and wording. Couples are also more likely to move away from the formal addressing conventions. This means more options for titles are available and the invitations may be addressed in a more inclusive way using multiple last names instead of just “Mr. and Mrs. So-And-So.”

*Health and Safety Insert Cards

Couples want to make sure everyone is comfortable attending their wedding, so some now add insert cards listing the health and safety measures to be taken at the wedding as well as those required of the guests. Prospective guests need to know whether they must show proof of vaccination or wear masks on the big day.