A Trend We're Loving: Booklet Wedding Invitations
There's no rule that says your wedding invitations have to be flat. From folded cards finished with ribbon to invites that include everything from a guest itinerary to local highlights, there are plenty of ways to enhance your stationery design by turning your invites into booklets.
Booklet stationery is great for two reasons: it's versatile and it's elevated. While you may be limited by how much text you can fit on a flat invitation, it is easy to add pages to a booklet to ensure there's ample room for all of your information. If you're having several pre- and post-wedding events, like a welcome dinner and a Sunday brunch, or want to include a note for guests about the area where your wedding is being held, you'll likely benefit from the added space a booklet provides. Beyond being adaptable to your needs, we love how booklet stationery items are a touch more elevated than flat stationery. A booklet to flip through gives guests something to enjoy and creates more of an experience than a simple piece of cardstock might.
Plus, investing extra effort into your most special paper details of the day means you'll end up with cherished keepsakes for years to come. Take this booklet wedding invitation, for example. This tri-fold folio invitation, for a Kaleb Norman James wedding, featured an oval window, velvet accents, and handmade paper lining—all thoughtful details that elevate the invitation from The Idea Emporium into a true memento. Flourished Design House of Moira calligraphy and laser cut elements finished off the creative booklet in style.
Ahead our favorite booklet-style wedding invitations. Let these creative, elevated ideas inspire your own big-day paper goods.
Hard Cover Booklet
Guests received hard cover booklet invitations from Written Word Calligraphy with an inner pocket housing all the details and response cards. A soft color palette, elegant calligraphy, and luxe paper brought the whole look the life.
Twice as Creative
How perfect is this suite for an oceanside wedding in Saint Michaels, Maryland? Modern Stephanie B calligraphy and a crisp palette of various shades of blue, accented by white, gave this booklet invitation the perfect classic-meets-preppy vibe. Kari Rider Events seamlessly brought the whole look together to embody the east coast-affair—the suite even had a blue crab motif!
Texture and Color
Beyond selecting a color palette that nods to your wedding destination, consider bringing in textures and non-paper elements to make your booklet stationery feel even more representative of your wedding aesthetic. Yonder Design did just that with the addition of wood and gold-foil accents in this taupe-and-gray invitation.
In place of a save-the-date card, this couple sent their full Written Word invitation packet six months in advance of their destination wedding, which gave their guests time to plan their trips. Included was an elegant booklet that included an itinerary of events, hotel options, and wedding and travel information.
Classic Wax Seal
Classic couples, take a cue from this gold booklet when planning your stationery design. An on-palette wax seal and subtle blush ribbon held the booklet together while nodding to the traditional, romantic nuptials to come.
Contemporary and Minimal
If you like minimal design, take note of these Mirim Seo booklets, which featured a clean pattern that still left room for plenty of pertinent information to be included. Instead of using a flat card to house all the invitation details, a contemporary cover gave guest a feel for the wedding aesthetic while the following pages ensured they were informed about the festivities.
Because booklets contain multiple surfaces, you have plenty of room to get creative with design. A traditional flat invitation only has one plane for patterns, but this contemporary Lovely Paper Things booklet creatively incorporated multiple designs for a fun, mod look.
Happy Menocal created these booklet invitations to highlight the couple's custom crest. While the monogrammed cover was stunning, the calligraphy inside was just as lovely.
A leather-wrapped hard cover booklet housed this invitation, which was mailed to guests in a vibrant yellow box, complete with California-inspired vintage stamps. By pulling in on-palette colors and typefaces that matched the wedding aesthetic, Amber Moon Design helped give guests an idea of what to expect from this Bash, Please wedding.
Folded accents that create multiple "pages" are what set booklet invitations apart, but those folds don't all have to be along the same spine. Here, a trifold booklet brought a touch of whimsy to the design.
If you're going the unique route of opting for booklet invitations, go one step further by adding a pocket for a truly out-of-the-box design. It's a great place to tuck a details or response card.
If you love the romance of deckled edges but the versatility of booklets, don’t be afraid to meld the two styles. Theoberry Stationery designed this light gray linen booklet to house an elegant suite with deckled edges. To further reinforce the romantic-yet-crisp and modern look of the suite, the paper was finished with a unique square wax seal.
Shades of Blue
Want an invitation that is a true heartfelt labor of love? Look no further than this design from a Stefanie Miles event. The blue booklet invitation contained so many details it took a total of 56 hours for The Idea Emporium to assemble! Calligraphed capiz shells from Jessica McSweeney, a custom box liner, and gold foil printed details cards from Czar Press added even more interest to the already-stunning booklet design.