46 Elevated Ideas for Your Rustic Wedding Invitations
Your wedding invitations should do two things: Say something about you as a couple and offer guests a sneak peek into what the big day will look like. If you're throwing a classic wedding, an all-white invitation suite with elegant, swirling calligraphy might be exactly what you want to send to guests. For a modern museum wedding, something bold and graphic might be a better fit. And if you're hosting a decidedly more laid-back, rustic party, then you'll want invites that speak to that vibe, too. Luckily, rustic invitations can be just as charming and beautiful as designs geared towards any other type of ceremony and reception.
We particularly love the woodsy charm and botanical accents that rustic invitations often have to offer. Like any other design, you can play with any color scheme and still tailor your invitations so that they give off a rustic vibe. Some of our favorite ways to do just that? Wooden details, nature-inspired motifs, and earthy color palettes. Here, get inspried by our favorite rustic wedding invitation suites.
Laser-Cut Wood Stationery
The bride, a graphic designer, created the letterpressed invitation herself, and incorporated rustic twine, laser-cut wood accents, and other Maine-inspired details.
Created by Jessica Lee Calligraphy, these invitations included an illustrated map that highlighted spots in the surrounding Montana area, including the red barn where the couple's reception was held.
This neutral gray, green, and ocher invitation suite featured a botanical motif.
Though burgundy was the dominant color, touches of royal blue and ivory reinforced the color palette of this dreamy wedding.
One of the bridesmaids created this couple's invites, which was designed around the watercolor painting of the location. Other rustic motifs, like antlers and buffalos, graced the suite.
Going along with the summer camp vibe of their wedding, the couple chose to adorn their invitations with watercolor pictures of the location, all painted by a friend of the couple. The bride designed the Wiggehaha logo that was used on the day of.
Brown and Blue Wedding Invitations
XOWYO Paper + Press helped bring this couple's rustic vision to life with a fun and unique invitation suite. The final product included maps of the location and a custom logo with the couple's initials and antlers.
The bride requested that her sister, the stationer, create something "simple, rustic, and Jackson-y." Unique lettering and long invites with rounded edges made the invite personal to the couple.
The couple wanted guests to know what exactly their wedding weekend would entail, and did so in the invites created by the groom. The camp theme was clear through cartoon-inspired illustrations and the waterfront image used on the save-the-date.
Illustrated Rustic Invitation
How adorable is this illustrated invitation from Rifle Paper Co.? We especially love the inclusion of the couple's beloved pups.
Big Sur-Inspired Invitation Suite
Big Sur, the ultimate elegant rustic destination, served as the main inspiration for this couple's invitation suite. The bride enlisted her sister, who runs Wylie West Creative, to create an invitation modeled on vintage Big Sur postcards and signs. The suite came with an "Adventure Guide" featuring different hiking trails, and a hand-drawn map of the area on one side, and a mushroom-foraging cheat sheet on the other.
Rustic Gray Invitations
This stationery suite, calligraphed by Marcardin Calligraphy and designed by the bride with some help from graphic designer Nicolas Coburn, used different fonts and typefaces to create a truly unique invitation.
Leather-Bound Invitation Suite
Letterpress invitations from Papel Paper & Press were bound in onionskin paper and twine, mailed in these gorgeous hand-stitched leather envelopes—plus the calligraphy and stamps went right onto the material.
Branch Border Invitation
This rustic invitation from xowyo featured a tree branch border, illustrated by the bride herself, old-timey looking maps of the area, as well as an RSVP postcards depicting the wedding location's open skies and wilderness.
Ode To Wyoming Invitation
The foil-stamped, calligraphed invitation from Amber Moon Design featured photos of the mountains, antlers, and a bucking bronco—one of Wyoming's state symbols. A piece of leather and waxed twine tied the suite together.
Antler Motif Invitation
For their rustic Wisconsin wedding, this couple sent out invitations decorated with their initials topped by antlers as a nod to the taxidermy that decorated the barn reception space.
This couple was inspired by their summer camp days when designing their invitation suite with Smitten Studio.
Colorful Invitation Suite
The custom lettering and hand-drawn images on this invitation from Grace Partridge was drawn in the shape of Utah, as a nod to the weddings location. To add a fun element to the suite, a beehive, a whiskey bottle, a lucky horseshoe, antlers, and the ranch's barn were printed on paper and turned into a strand of bunting flags.
Rustic-Chic Ski Suite
Fictional Garden-Inspired Invitation
This stationery is modeled after "The Secret Garden" (the bride's favorite book). The invitation suite incorporates natural elements like ferns, birds, and trees, and the response postcards were inspired by vintage English wallpaper. Love Jenna Calligraphy did all the hand-lettering and Letterpress Chicago provided all of the letterpress details.
Tree Stationery Suite
This forest-themed suite by Sarah Drake Design was inspired by Northern Californian redwoods.
Rocky Mountain Invitation
This couple adorned their invitations with mountainous critters—bears, buffalo, and deer—for a rustic, outdoorsy feel.
Botanical Rustic Invitation
This couple chose a rustic invitation from Moss + Bone with deep, bold color tones and a botantical, woodsy design.
Woodsy charm and pastoral imagery combine in this invitation suite from Antiquaria, perfect for a farm affair.
This letterpressed wood-grain invitation by Elum Designs mixes both modern and rustic styles.
Cupid's Arrow Invitation
Love vs. Design created this quirky invite featuring a kitschy cupid's arrow design.
Campy Stationery Suite
For their wedding weekend at a camp in Maine, this couple sent out an invitation suite designed by Guts & Glory complete with a spinning wheel to determine your spirit animal, a packing guide, and cute spoof adds.
Simple Invitation Suite
We love the tree illustration in the envelope lining of this stationery suite from Sloane Design/Press New York and the postcard map that served as the save-the-date.
Floral Invitation Suite
This floral stationery suite from Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. featured floral border illustrations and elegant hand-lettering. Plus, we love the paper's mint-colored background.
Hand lettering and illustrated leafy branches give this design from Minted a down-home feel.
Bright colors mix with natural elements in this Swash Press invitation fit for a wedding in the park.
Embossed woodgrain paper creates a subtle background for this letterpressed invitation from Two Paperdolls, that is tied with twine.
The floral, lace-inspired lining of the envelope lends a homespun feel to the suite, which is pretty accurate considering the bride designed the invitation suite herself. For an added rustic look, the components of the suite are tied with a string of twine.
Ornate Oak Tree Invitation
A custom-designed a rubber stamp from Mae Mae & Co. featuring a large oak tree like the ones found at the ranch where this real wedding took place, were used to create this semi-DIY style.
Aspen Leaves Invitation
Leafy Invitation in Deep Hues
This letterpress invitation suite from Pantry Press uses retro hues and reflects the rustic feel of the wedding site. They were mailed with vintage stamps depicting woodland themes.
Woodsy Charm Invitation
Invitations and reply cards, designed by Exclamation Invitations, were letterpressed with a pinecone motif to reflect the Oregon-in-autumn theme. An illustrated map to the festivities is included.
This faux-bois design from Lettered Olive is contrasted by a letterpress ikat backing in this woodland set.
Love vs. Design designed this suite specifically for barn weddings, and the invite includes sweet country-themed motifs.