Vintage Wedding Invitations

Written by    Last updated: April 8, 2014

Vintage is in vogue and it all starts with the invitations as they set the scene for your wedding to come. Whether your style is classic Victorian, sophisticated Art Deco, printed or home-made, we have the most gorgeous invitations, ideas and accessories to inspire you. 

Vintage 1920s Art Deco style Gold Opulance invitationAbove: Black and Gold Opulence Save the Date Card

Vintage styles

If you’re planning a vintage-inspired wedding complete with a bridal gown from the era, accessories and venue decor, then it makes sense to send invitations in the same style.

Art Deco vintage wedding invitations Above, Art Deco Laser Embossed Wedding Stationery. Clockwise from the top-left: Place Cards | RSVP | Invitation

1920s Art Deco

The Great Gatsby’s glamour, fun and feathers has brought the roaring twenties and Art Deco back to centre stage. Striking monochrome black and white wedding style with angular Art Deco lines and that famous 1920s font.

Key Monogram Stationery CollectionAbove, clockwise from top-left: RSVP | Thank You Card | Invitation | Save the Date Card 

1930s Glamour

The sophisticated Hollywood glamour of the 1930s makes for a gorgeously feminine look to your wedding. These stylised Orchid Glamour invitations and matching stationery add a subtle splash of colour and a promise of things to come.

Orchid glamour vintage save the date invitationOrchid glamour vintage invitation

Above: Orchid Glamour Save the Date Card and Invitation

Baroque

Characterised by its drama and grandeur often seen in bold flourishes and swirls, Baroque is an Italian style that began in 17th century Rome and is ideal for a large scale formal wedding though equally lovely for a smaller affair.

Vintage Invitations

Above, clockwise from top-left: Baroque Invitation | Vintage Bloom Invitation | Pearls and Lace Laser Embossed Invitation with Contemporary Vintage Personalisation.

Victorian

Ornate, romantic formal invitations with scrolling font or illustrated floral decoration are perfect for a classic vintage style wedding. The Victorians were very romantic and loved to observe etiquette so Victorian invitations were usually formal in their wording. Today, of course, anything goes

Vintage A Wine Romance Save the Date invitationAbove: A Wine Romance Save the Date Card

Vintage rustic

Plain and simple and with a vintage rustic charm in organic shades of oatmeal and charcoal, these authentic looking invitations could be from hundreds of years ago and lovely for anyone planning a vintage country style wedding.
Vintage rustic country invitationVintage rustic country invitation

Above: Rustic Country RSVP and Invitation

Embellishments, wax seals, stickers and stamps

If you’d rather make your own wedding invitations there is a broad range of card embellishments, personaliseable stickers and stamps and even traditional wax seals all available in the Confetti Shop. They add the finishing touches to your vintage wedding invitations in style.

Wax Seals and Paper BloomsAbove, left: French Document Seal Flexible Wax Seals | Right: Parisian Love Letter Paper Blooms

Vintage Lace StationeryAbove, Vintage Lace Wedding Stationery. Clockwise from the top: Bulletin/Program | Save the Date Card | Thank You Card |  Invitation.

Parisian Love Letter StationeryAbove: Parisian Love Letter Wedding Stationery. Clockwise from the top-left: Save the Date Card | InvitationPost Note Card with FoldMemory Box Well Wishing CardsRSVPNote Card

And if that’s all still too modern, there is always Celtic art or I know a medieval wedding poet who could write you a few lines on a scroll….

See more vintage wedding products when you shop by theme in our Shop.

 

 

 

This article was written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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