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Today we will be looking into alternative wedding invitation ideas- a thought that sparked our inspiration and also led to us setting up business. We had sat down and were discussing what to do in regards to our invitations- having a slightly “piratey” themed wedding we knew we had to incorporate this into our invitations so we set about looking. On our travels across the web we noticed a lot of cool ideas which really are impressive, we’ve put together a top 10 of our favourites and we hope you like them too!
So having unsuccessfully searched high and low for a style that we liked that wasn’t “kid’s party” orientated or just generally sub par we thought let’s design our own! The "message in a bottle" planning took a while and we went through a variety of designs before coming up with our final masterpiece, you can see the finished design on our website as the “Signature” bottle invitation. It was incredibly well received by our guests, many of whom have still kept their invitation as a display piece in their homes. We wanted to move away from the run of the mill paper invitations and give the whole process some theatre- from the coconut scent to the burned edges we wanted our guests to know that we had gone the extra mile for them. Check out our full range at www.inviteinabottle.co.uk.
2. Record Invitation.
This is a must for all the music lovers out there! This was a complete new one to me as I had never seen anything like it before, the picture in question comes off Etsy and the link is https://www.etsy.com/listing/41909753/record-with-sleeve-wedding-invitation. I guarantee people would be impressed to receive this!
3. Cinema Ticket Invitations.
Perhaps you, like many other couples around the world, took to the cinema for your first date- memories of popcorn and figuring out how to slide your arm over your dates’ shoulder are now a distant memory! Immortalise this moment with some excellent ticket style invites- there are many vendors of this product but the one in the picture is from https://www.etsy.com/listing/110005075/movie-ticket-wedding-invitation.
4. View Master Invitations.
This maybe a bit retro for some but for me I think it’s awesome. Every kid I hung around with at school had one of these at some point in their lives- they are on the pricey side for invitations but definitely worth it if you are looking to wow your guests! The displayed picture is from one specific provider at http://petapixel.com/2011/08/08/digital-photos-turned-into-view-master-wedding-invitations/
5. Camera Film Invites.
Love these, I’m always a fan of anything alternative and these are certainly quirky! The featured picture is from http://www.boho-weddings.com/2013/04/29/film-strip-invitations/ and if you have a creative flair you can actually make these yourselves- saving your hard earned money for other aspects of the wedding! If I had any kind of talent with a camera this would have been a consideration for me.
6. Fortune Teller Invitations.
Again this is a nod to the retro (I have no idea if kids still use these nowadays!) but I think these are a great alternative way to display your invitation information. If, like me, you could never physically make one of these then you can visit the people who made the one in the picture http://amberplansa3bottomlinewedding.weebly.com/cootie-catcher-diy-template.html.
7. Jigsaw Invitations.
What a novel idea! Give your guests a little jigsaw to complete and keep them entertained for a while- this would also make a great keepsake! The link for these invitations is below- well worth a look! http://www.classicweddinginvitation.com/quirky-wedding-invitations-million-piece-puzzle
8. Festival Pass Invitations.
It’s hard to think of festivals in the wintertime (especially with the adverse British weather!) but for the thousands of festival fans out there this one may be right up your street! Maybe you met your spouse here or the events remind you of good times with your close friends? Check out the link for more details https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/255720085065789906/
9. Cracker Invitations.
Who said that crackers are just for Christmas? With these individual invitations you can wrap up a good sized message and put a small gift in there for your guests- what more do you need! More details and differing styles/colours can be found at http://www.cracker-box.co.uk/wedding-crackers.htm
Since our visit to Japan in 2014 me and missus love a good fan, this idea is really cool and would look great displayed around the home. If you’re having a summer wedding your guests could even bring it along to cool themselves down! More details are found at http://www.fantastica-uk.co.uk/ourshop/prod_865909-Paper-Bamboo-Wedding-InvitationProgram-Fans.html
So hopefully we’ve opened your eyes to a few alternative invitation styles that you may want to consider to prevent you falling into the generic “card” format- your guests will certainly appreciate the extra effort you go to!
Happy planning and I will be in touch with more helpful hints soon!