Invitation Inspiration!

With our save the dates taken care of, it was time to start thinking about our invitations! While Mr. Castle did an amazing job designing our save the dates, I didn’t want to pressure him into designing our invitations. If he really wanted to do them I wasn’t going to say no…but he wasn’t jumping at the chance. The closer we got to the wedding, the more projects we already had to work on, and neither of us needs that DIY-invitation stress.

So I started searching for some invitations that caught my eye on Etsy, Minted, Wedding Paper Divas, and more. Here are some of my favorites!


Image via Etsy / Seller LetterBoxInk


Image via Etsy / Seller dearemma


Image via Etsy / Seller goldenrectanglepress


Image via Minted


Image via Wedding Paper Divas


Image via Rifle Paper Co.

I know that last one is a save the date, but it’s so cute! I think it could work as an invitation. I am looking for a way to incorporate our kitties…

I wish there were some sort of overall theme to theses invitation examples, but as you can see these ideas are kind of all over the place. We definitely favor the old Art Deco/Broadway “playbill” style invitations. Simple, elegant design, but not too serious, and a touch of orange wouldn’t hurt…

Did you design your own invitations? Was your decision difficult to make?


Mrs. Castle

NYC/Southern California
Wedding Date:
April 2012
Walking on Sunshine: Cocktail Hour
Let the Sparks Fly!---the Guys Get Ready
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  1. msdragon Bee
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 2:39 pm

    The third set down is amazing!

    We’ll be, most likely, designing our own. That might change by the time we get to that stage but it’s the plan for now!

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    jema 177 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:23 pm

    LOVE the first 3!! 🙂

  3. aardvark Bee
    aardvark 1129 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:00 pm

    I literally gasped when I saw the second set. And then my heart hurt because our invites are long ago sent out. Maybe my guests wouldn’t mind a do-over?? The budget would mind though…. Sigh….

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:19 pm

    Mrs Bunting used a program very similar to the invitation with kittehs. Maybe y’all could go that route!

  5. petitfour Bee
    petitfour 695 posts, Busy bee @ 8:28 pm

    I love the first ones!! We didn’t really put that much thought into our invites cause we knew people wouldn’t appreciate them the way you ladies would 😀

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    Miss_Manda 301 posts, Helper bee @ 8:53 pm

    I love #2, 3, & 5 (especially 3). And I think your choice have more in common than you realize… They all have a certain ‘feel’ about them. 2/3/5 all feel vintage-y and with a touch of old Hollywood. 4 & 6 are both romantic and hand-illustrated. So there are trends there, if that helps.

  7. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:03 am

    Pretty sure the third set was in my inspiration too, they’re so pretty! And I love the Rifle set with the animals, how adorable is that?!

  8. coyote Bee
    coyote 2051 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:27 am

    I am kinda in love with that second invitation. So beautiful! I could seriously look at invitations ALL DAY.

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