Simply Modern Wedding Invitations
Elegance in Green
Green, chocolate, and white is one of our favorite color schemes. The Olivia invitation from American Wedlock updates the traditional palette with a graphic floral design. Plus the invitation's pocket keeps all the enclosures organized.
American Wedlock; Olivia; www.americanwedlock.com; 100 invitations for $274.38.
Sparkle and Shine
We love the shimmery paper and fun daisy design of Now and Forever's Petal Pusher invitation. Aqua and brown is a trendy and sophisticated combination that can color your whole wedding -- from invitations to bridesmaids dresses to flowers and favors.
Now and Forever; Petal Pusher; www.now-and-forever.com; 100 invitations for $212.90, 100 response cards for $71.90.
While the Manhattan design is available in other colors, we like the orange and brown pairing. It is the perfect option for a modern autumn wedding. Check out the ensemble's save-the-date and thank you cards, too.
Posh Betty; Manhattan www.poshbetty.com; 100 invitations, RSVP cards, envelopes, and vellum sheets for $350.
A simple white folio opens to reveal a beautifully designed flower silhouette in chocolate. Choose from five different background colors -- hydrangea, mist (shown), terra cotta, honeydew or chocolate -- for an invitation that complements your wedding scheme.
American Wedlock; Silhouette; www.americanwedlock.com; 100 invitations for $300.63.
Small and Sweet
For a whimsical wedding, you'll want a fanciful invitation such as Now and Forever's Flower Drop. The flower and line design is subtle and unique. The flap opens to unveil your names and special date.
Now and Forever; Flower Drop; www.now-and-forever.com; 100 invitations for $156.90, 100 response cards for $45.90.
That's a Wrap
Handmade Thai paper wraps around a letterpress invitation and is secured with a bead-embellished cord. The pretty sage paper is a unique way to share the news of your upcoming event.
izzy girl: an invitation design co.; Summer Thai; www.izzygirl.com; 100 invitations for $1,600.
All the Rage
Not only does this invitation have a fun retro circular motif, but the paper is textured, too. The earthy color palette is modern and understated. The monogram at the top of the invitation will make it uniquely yours.
Invitation Consultants; Retro Rage; www.invitationconsultants.com; 100 for $147.51.
Handbags, Shoes, and Stationary
Fashion designer Kate Spade brings her chic contemporary style to the world of invitations. The engraved Brushstroke Floral invitations are sold by Crane & Co. and are printed on 100% cotton, tree-free paper. For an extra touch, the envelopes are lined in metallic gold.
Crane & Co.; Brushstroke Floral by Kate Spade; www.crane.com; 100 engraved invitations and envelopes for $656.
A retro star motif is brought into the 21st century with this design from Posh Betty. Customize it to suit your style with different color and font options. Other coordinating items are available for your wedding such as save-the-dates, map cards, table cards, place cards, and thank yous.
Posh Betty; Copenhagen; www.poshbetty.com; 100 invitations, RSVP cards, envelopes and vellum sheets for $350.
Here Comes the Bride (& Groom!)
White silhouettes of the bride and groom stand out on a mocha background. We like this design because it captures the spirit of a wedding -- two people in love.
Invitation Consultants; Magical Moment; www.invitationconsultants.com; 100 invitations for $97.20.
Put Your Stamp on It
Black and white is a classic wedding color combination. We love the Peek-a-Boo invitation because it dresses up the traditional palette. A black wrap is embossed with a pearlescent polka-dot design. We also love the window cut-out, which displays your new initial.
Now and Forever; www.now-and-forever.com; 100 invitations for $215.90, 100 response cards for $45.90.
For the Birds
A unique color palette and a bold and modern design make for a fun and fanciful invitation. The birds' heads are nestled together for a romantic touch. For extra sparkle, some of the leaves are copper foil.
American Wedlock; Love Birds; www.americanwedlock.com; 100 invitations for $267.
Blowing in the Wind
Dandelions take center stage in this fun wedding invitation from Wedding Paper Divas. The whimsical silhouette is set against a tangerine backdrop, ideal for a spring wedding. Other backdrop colors are available. Choose from ballet (pink), lime, and hydrangea.
Wedding Paper Divas; Dandelion; www.weddingpaperdivas.com; 100 invitations for $164.
Go Modern, Go Chic
For an elegant take on modern, Posh Betty offers the Dubai invitation. As with the Copenhagen invite, this option can be customized with different colors and fonts. Coordinating items such as save-the-dates, map cards, table cards, place cards and thank yous are available.
Posh Betty; Dubai; www.poshbetty.com; 100 invitations, RSVP cards, envelopes, and vellum sheets for $350.
We love American Wedlock's Candy Coated Chocolate invitation because it is decked out in one of our favorite color combinations -- pink and brown. Details such as a uniquely folded jacket with a fun printed design and a chocolate ribbon make this invitation a treat for the eyes.
American Wedlock; Candy Coated Chocolate; www.americanwedlock.com; 100 invitations for $509.25.
The "less is more" approach gives your guests a clear picture of what they need to know. Each sheet of the three-page invite designed by Cambridge has specific information. The sleek contemporary design is tied together with a pretty white ribbon. The Embassy invitations are sold by Crane & Co. and are printed on 100% cotton, tree-free paper.
Crane & Co.; Embassy; www.crane.com; 100 invitations, envelopes, reception cards, and reply cards with return envelopes for $882.
A sketched design of a long-stemmed rose is a contemporary take on a traditional flower. The Bloom invitation from Now and Forever is casual and fun and is available in six different colors.
Now and Forever; Bloom; www.now-and-forever.com; 100 invitations for $103.90, 100 response cards for $49.90.
Your guests will notice this eye-catching design of multicolored squares. The modern pattern is set on the front of a z-fold invitation. The other two panels each have one square, unifying all three parts of the invitation.
American Wedlock; A Wedding Composition; www.americanwedlock.com; 100 invitations for $127.16.
Leaves are used in many different wedding themes -- from garden to spring to tropical. The Inverted Leaf invitation from Now and Forever uses the motif in a bold, graphic design with a modern flair.
Now and Forever; Inverted Leaf; www.now-and-forever.com; 100 invitations for $128.90, 100 response cards for $81.90.
Hello!Lucky's Mediterranean invitation sets the stage for a garden wedding, but with a modern flair. The artisan-printed letterpress invitations sport a graceful silhouette in chocolate and powder pink. The invitation is available in one-, two-, or three-ink color.
Hello!Lucky; Mediterranean; www.hellolucky.com; 100 two-color (shown) invitations for $835.