34 Unexpected Winter Wedding Invitations
If you've chosen a winter wedding date, you likely love the season, and you're excited to share your choice with your family and friends. A great way to tip them off is by mailing them festive wedding invitations, but tread lightly before you pick your design. While wintry wedding stationery is appealing, including too many seasonal details can push your suite over the edge. To set the scene for your winter wedding, try sending invitations that speak to the weather change, but don't necessarily shout "'tis the season." Don't know how to pull that off? We've got some great ideas.
For an original take on seasonal stationery, focus on smaller things that represent the time of year, rather than plastering your paper goods with snowmen and snowflakes. Iridescent text gives a subtle nod to the sparkling snow, as do mostly-white color palettes. Winter motifs are also fair game—wreath illustrations look lovely as part of a custom crest or monogram, and holly berries make for pretty illustrated accents. If your wedding's destination is someplace seasonal, like a ski lodge, you can reference that in your design too.
To see all of these ideas brought to life and plenty more creative options for your winter wedding invitations, check out this list. It's sure to get you inspired before you select your own invites. Just remember, you picked your date for a reason—these are genius ways to show your guests why.
Shiny details and pretty bows were creative additions to these simple gray invitations, which were designed by Elins Art Studio.
Sweet illustrations of berries and more defined this stationery suite by Wald und Schwert.
This bride and groom chose to have their wedding details surrounded by a festive wreath on their Minted invitations.
This burgundy-and-white stationery suite was warm and wonderful for a winter affair.
The text on this Minted stationery was iridescent, giving the invitations a magical touch. A metallic foliage design tied each piece of the suite together.
These invitations from Paper Daisies Stationery included a custom monogram. They were letterpressed and had gold foil.
Even though this couple got married in Southern California, they knew just where to turn for the touches that would make it extra-special, like the artificial snow that lined walkways around the property ("I'm from the East Coast—how could I have a winter wedding without snow?"asked the bride) and the right mix of stylized fonts that appeared on the gold and gray letterpressed suite (by Pitbulls and Posies).
Christmas Plaid Invitations
Liz Cooke from Lionheart Prints designed a flat-printed suite with gold foil stamping for this wedding. It incorporated hand-lettering and kraft-paper envelopes calligraphed in white ink. A custom red tartan lined the envelopes to vibe with the "Ralph Lauren at winter" aesthetic.
To set the mood for their December wedding, this couple had Jill Poole from PS Paper design a simple red-and-charcoal suite with a subtle wreath motif that was elegant enough to distinguish itself from a Christmas card.
Winter Plaid Invitations
For her wedding, this bride handwrote her invitation, which was then letterpressed on white cardstock in a simple black-and-white design.
This couple kept their Colorado venue in mind when creating (alongside Lana's Shop) a custom crest for their stationery suite. The woodsy design carried through to their welcome totes, and though their celebration was technically in March, the snow-filled day deserves a winter mention.
This custom suite by Southern Fried Paper was letterpressed onto thick cotton paper and marked with addresses calligraphed by The Left Handed Calligrapher. The watercolor envelope interiors were inspired by a painting the couple owned, and the blue and purple hues complemented the February date well.
Lana's Shop put together this soft-green stationery suite, which was designed for a January wedding with a natural (white for snow, green for evergreens) winter-inspired color palette. The ombré envelope lining added a pretty touch, as did the leafy details.
This December wedding was definitely festive, but the Cheree Berry Paper invites steered clear of cheesy. The couple's wreath crest, wreath and ornament adornments, velvet red ribbons, and peppermint-stripe string all seamlessly tied the suite's Christmas theme together. The envelope lining was also pretty special—the design was pulled from wallpaper at the wedding's venue.
This bride and groom had an eclectic style, so they chose to mismatch their stationery suite. They sent out two different Paperless Post save-the-dates (split between the guest list) and Minted invitations, each with their own unique love quote. The cards were popped into the mail after being hand-addressed and stuck with a custom Zazzle stamp.
These Julie Song Ink letterpressed invitations featured a frosty floral print and thin wood backing. The green-and-white color scheme matched the celebration's décor.
This rustic Swiss Cottage Designs invitation suite was wintry and woodsy, and great for its February wedding in March. Notable details included the ski crest (the welcome dinner was hosted at a ski lodge).
Pine Needle Invites
Pine needles were the main feature on the stationery for this winter wedding in Colorado. The foil-and-gray invitations were designed by Wiley Valentine.
March in Whistler, British Columbia, is plenty chilly, and this wedding was definitely wintery. The Florabella Weddings invitations shimmered like the snow outside, and were set on chocolate-brown card stock. The stationery then went into matching brown envelopes, calligraphed with addresses by Michele Papineau of Papineau Calligraphy.