When I started designing wedding invitations back in 2014, I was single and floral artwork was majorly trending. Things have changed a bit since then – not only are the floral invitations fading out, but I can now appreciate a dude’s point of view since I now live with one. My dude makes comments when I show off a new design from the printer and doesn’t hold back with his thoughts. That being said, not every guy is opinionated on the details and I work with tons of couples who still opt for subtle florals and blush envelopes. However, I wanted to put together a list of groom, aka dude, approved wedding invitation designs.
Clean, Modern Wedding Invitations
This suite is always a favorite of both guys and gals. It has a clean, modern feel with subtle floral detail in the envelope liner. Not only are these colors (green and navy) a personal favorite combo, but it has a touch of masculine energy while still feeling wedding-y. (Yep, just made up that word!)
Minimalist Thermography Invitations
This “less is more” suite has no frills, which is always groom approved. Simple, minimalist designs are majorly trending for next year and the colors can be customized to match your wedding palette. Thermography printing adds a luxe, texture touch to these modern invitations.
Brewery Inspired Invites
It’s simple and minimalist and definitely dude approved. Even with the rose gold detail, this mix and match suite appeals to all fun couples who want a unique, modern wedding invitation design. Inspired by a local kombucha brewery, these invitations would work great for a brewery or industrial wedding. All colors, including the foil, can be changed to fit your vibe!
Blue Watercolor Wedding Invitations
The color blue – dusty blue, slate, new blue, cool blue, whatever blue you want to call it is absolutely the color of the year for 2019 and I’m betting it will stay around for 2020 weddings. Of course, blue is the traditional “boy” color, but it’s so beautiful to incorporate in details – blue table settings, bridesmaid dresses, and of course invitations.
Both of these blue watercolor invitation designs are groom and bride approved. They’re perfect for a boho beach or modern destination wedding by the water.
Ok, but who doesn’t love this playful design? It’s got color, a unique monogram, a mix of printing methods, and fun icons. Printed on double thick cotton cardstock, any paper snob will approve.
This classic letterpress invitation appeals to both traditional and modern couples. It’s a timeless design and the single color ink keeps it simple. Dudes love simple and hopefully seeing your name next to theirs gives ‘em all the feels. This monogram design is also a favorite of moms! Maybe my next collection will be “mom approved wedding invitations”?! Let me know what you think in the comments below!
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