Wedding invite cards haven’t changed drastically over the years. Invitations from the pioneer days were simple, written in elegant script on plain white or brown paper. Victorian wedding invitations often had elegant embossed borders. Here are some unique ways to add a little vintage flair to wedding invitations and announcements.
Vintage Paper Dolls
For elegant playful wedding invitations, consider using vintage paper dolls. Simply attach a cut out paper doll to a cardstock base and compose the wedding announcement or invitation on the back.
Vintage Letterpress Companies
Letterpress printing evokes a bygone era of inky newspaper printing. While newspapers are no longer printed using this method, letterpress printing is still used in fine literary editions or for wedding invitations. The crisp imprinted lettering created by this printing technique is best for use on simple, text-based invitations, as graphics and designs may be less clear with letterpress printing.
A unique way to announce a wedding is through the format of the old-fashioned society column. These columns, still prevalent in some form in many local newspapers, updated readers on everything from who was going on vacation to who in town was still recovering from the flu.
Researching Vintage Wedding Invitations
Starting the search for the perfect vintage wedding invitations can be overwhelming when sorting through all of the styles and historical eras. Do plenty of research ahead of time online or at the library to find the exact style that appeals most.