Retro Wedding Invitations

These Retro Wedding Invitations where designed when the sister of a very good friend of mine was getting married. I was delighted to get involved and help her create the perfect stationery for her big day.

Library Bookmark Save the Date

The brides sister had already thought of a great idea which would be the perfect compliment to the Retro Wedding theme.

The famous publishing company who produce their books with the animal logo were going to be used for invitations so I created a Save the Date which followed a similar design.

A bookmark seemed like the perfect solution and I also combined a vintage library card feel into the design.

Important dates in the couples history together were included along with the relevant details of the wedding.

The printed bookmarks were then finished with some bakers twine in a complimentary colour before posting out to guests.

Retro Wedding Invitations

The invitations themselves took on the style of a rather famous publishing company. I created a new publishing company with the name of "Stamford Books" which chosen after the name of the area they were getting married. Relevant information was included in the "Prologue" such as accommodation details, travel, food, gift list and RSVP info. The wording of the Invitation was included under the title "Chapter One" and the back of the invite included the quote "I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.”

The finished design looked great printed in the funky bright orange colouring with simple black text. White envelopes were supplied for mailing out to guests and along with the Save the Date were very well received.


This design could easily be created in a variety of colours. The real publishing company originally based it's colours on a specific coding system:

  • Red = Drama
  • Orange = Fiction
  • Yellow = Miscellaneous
  • Green = Crime Fiction
  • Dark Blue = Autobiographies
  • Purple = Essays
  • Cerise = Travel and Adventure
  • Grey = World Affairs

Obviously you don't need to follow this system, the design can be created to match any colour theme you're planning.

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