Vintage Wedding Invitations: 23 Retro Ideas

If you're planning a celebration filled with retro details, give your guests a glimpse of the theme with these invitations


So you’ve just got engaged – eek! If you’re already thinking of planning a vintage themed wedding, then consider giving your guests a sneak peek of what’s to come with a gorgeously retro wedding invite.


We’ve done all the hard work for you and have rounded up 23 vintage wedding invitations to inspire you. From luxurious laser cut cards to handmade shabby chic wedding stationery, there’s something here for every vintage celebration.


London based stationery supplier PaperGrace stock loads of gorgeous vintage wedding invitations – no wonder you chose them as your best wedding stationery brand in the UK Wedding Awards 2016! If you’re a couple who love to travel then this old airmail style invitation set was made for you.


Roll up, roll up… If you’re planning a fairground or festival themed wedding with a retro twist, then consider sending these carnival inspired invitations from PaperGrace out to your guests. 


Or how about these vintage wedding invitations that are inspired by the London Underground? They would certainly give a nod to the setting if you’re tying the knot at an unusual London wedding venue.


This elegant set from PaperGrace has lots of lovely vintage details – we particularly love the romantic ‘love’ sign that’s hanging from the bunting.


Nina Thomas Studio

Bunting adds instant vintage appeal to invitations, whether it’s stuck on for a shabby chic look or printed on like with this pretty wedding invitation from Nina Thomas Studio


The watercolour print on this Nina Thomas Studio floral invitation is everything. This vintage invite is perfect if you want something elegant but not too fussy – plus the print is ideal if you haven’t decided on a colour scheme yet.


Anon Design

If you’re a fan of the vintage theme then these printed wedding invitations from Anon Design are sure to tickle your fancy. The pretty rose print and lace elements contrast beautifully with a bold font.


Eaton Cards and Stationery

Nottinghamshire suppliers Eaton Cards and Stationery have got it spot on with this vintage inspired invite. If you’re seeking out shabby chic wedding invitations, then this particular one has a handmade vibe to it that would be perfect.


This sophisticated invitation has a refined and grown up feel to it with its script style font and delicate floral print. Your guests will definitely want to prop it up on the mantelpiece at home.


Hip Hip Hooray

These laser cut wedding invitations from Hip Hip Hooray come in the prettiest colours and will certainly look eye catching when they arrive in the post. The pastel hues and floral design exude timeless chic.


Have you picked out a 1950s wedding dress? If you have, then give a nod to this fabulous era with these fun save the dates from Hip Hip Hooray which have a striking polka dot design.


If you want a vintage invitation with a shabby chic vibe, then look for brown coloured cards with details such as lace and bunting – like this Hip Hip Hooray invite which has a contrasting white lace design.


If you like the vintage trend but just want to include small elements of it in your wedding, then this Hip Hip Hooray invitation would be perfect for your guests. The typewriter style text goes well with the contemporary font for the names.


Music loving couples will adore this colourful invitation set. The bright colours and vintage illustrations will announce to your guests that your wedding will be all about having fun!


Love Wedding Print

This textured kraft invitation from Love Wedding Print is something a bit different and it features all the best ingredients of a wedding on the front. This invite is also available in an ivory colour with a blue or pink font.


Nessa Noelle Wedding Stationery

If you’re planning on having a celebration filled with floral details, then consider this invitation from Nessa Noelle Wedding Stationery. The chalkboard style card gives the invite a gorgeous vintage twist. Also, can we talk about how amazing that flowery envelope is! 


Print and Repeat

This quirky little invitation from Print and Repeat is bound to impress your guests. We adore the cute bird illustration! The background colour can also be personalised to suit your preferences.


Russet and Gray

Invite your guests to your wedding in style with these glamorous pink and gold invitations from Russet and Gray. The blush pink background and confetti style design will help add some sparkle to your wedding.


This fancy art deco themed stationery set from Russet and Gray is perfect for a Gatsby inspired wedding. Now all you need is a fabulous 1920s wedding dress.


ShabChic Boutique

We love the super cute illustrations on this vintage wedding invitation from ShabChic Boutique. If you’re planning on having a summer celebration in a marquee or an afternoon tea party, then this invite would certainly fit the theme.


Something Kinda Cute

Signal the beginning of your adventure with these romantic vintage wedding invitations from Something Kinda Cute. The 20s style font is an elegant touch and we just love the phrase on the front that reads ‘their greatest adventure yet’. 


Elinor Rose Wedding Stationery

This laser cut invitation from Elinor Rose Wedding Stationery exudes glamour with its art deco influence. The unique wrap design beautifully unfolds to reveal the minimalistic yet stylish font – your guests won’t be able to resist admiring this invite.


Hummingbird Card Company

This wonderful and whimsical invitation from the Hummingbird Card Company has the dreamiest laser cut design. The pastel blue colour shown here would be perfect for a spring or summer wedding, however the range of extra colours means you can personalise the invite to suit any season.


Once you’ve chosen the invites and have sent them on their way in the post, then it’s time to pick out a stunning vintage wedding dress. Take a look at our bridalwear pages to browse lots of designers.