We all know that in order to make a great first impression, you need to put your best foot forward right from the get-go. This rings true for just about everything in life and your wedding invitation is no exception. Your wedding invitation designs will set the tone for your big day so of course, it’s important not to view them as an afterthought. Ideally, your wedding invites should reflect the overall theme and mood of your wedding day and provide your guests a sneak peak reveal of what’s to come. It’s also a perfect place to showcase your creativity and inject some personality – the possibilities really are endless so we encourage you to let your imagination run wild!

To help you get you inspired, we’ve reached out to 8 amazing Toronto-based stationery designers to share their favourite wedding invitation designs from the past wedding season. Grab yourself a nice warm cup of joe and let’s delve in!

The Polka Dot Paper Shop

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Photos Courtesy of  Laura Clarke Photography

“This oversized invitation was a play on traditional textures (lace) mixed with the year’s hottest colour trend: nude/blush, white & black. I love this combo of colour together – and the black baby’s breath we incorporated into the wax seal was a great added benefit. We softened the black in the design by incorporating soft, pillowy handmade paper and hand-drawn lace details.”

– Jenna Wiegand, The Polka Dot Paper Shop

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“Buried in the world of romance and finer details; it’s a beautiful place to be. An invitation suite inspired by family traditions and heirlooms to weave together the perfect mixture of a modern romance for the Ultra-chic bride!”

– Teresa Grande, Ivorie Paperie

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“We have included some trending invitation styles in our photo collection. Deckle edge / torn edge invitations give a very organic handmade look. Vellum/rice paper wrapped around the invitation card with florals printed is also very popular.  The customization for the florals are endless so you can make them as unique for you as you like!  Lastly, there has also been much interest in our Acrylic invitations.”

– Rita, Stephita Invitations

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“Simple and modern is what a lot of couples have been going for this past year. Clean lines and muted neutrals have been all the rage, and we truly love how these pieces came out. Elegant, yet they make the biggest statement.”

– Vannessa Nguyen, Brooklin Paper Co.

Paper & Poste

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Photos Courtesy of 515 Photo Co.

“When the clients’ vineyard venue was set in the beautiful Niagara region, Baye of MUSE Event Co. (@museeventco) knew it would be a missed opportunity not to play up the stunning surroundings. We painted a custom watercolour illustration of Peller Estates to introduce guests to the space, and create some excitement and anticipation around the big day. A small bespoke detail goes a long way towards making everything feel entirely custom.”

–Lexi McKenna, Paper & Poste

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“With the onset covid-19, we have seen a trend of smaller more intimate weddings whether due to travel restrictions or venue capacity limits. This has allowed for our couples to have the budget to splurge more on stationery. We are printing more on luxury mediums like acrylic and cotton and adding finishing touches like wax seals and envelope liners. We are looking forward to more creativity and out-of-the-box stationery designs in 2022!”

– Linda Nguyen, Ivorie Paperie

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“This suite is an absolute classic. Letterpress on off-white cotton stock will always be a timeless choice in my book. Paired with a warm-toned postcard-style RSVP card, this travel inspired invite was complete. With the return of destination weddings, hopefully this can inspire those with sophisticated style looking to tie the knot somewhere warm and tropical. ”

– Melissa Meyer, Utility House Design

Events by Whim

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Photo Courtesy of Zahara Parisa Photography

“Channeling a spring afternoon stroll in beautiful Paris, our romantic high society stationery suite features an elegant acrylic invitation card, whimsical water colour floral detailing on the envelope liner, along with complementing supplementary cards in bold emerald and soft rose. We loved how customizable this suite is, and it perfect for the simplest of events to multi-day fetes.”

– Michelle Ann Brijlal, Events by Whim