Unique Designs to Make Your Electronic Invitation Stand Out

Feb 28, 2024 | Our work

When planning any event, the first thing you start off with is the invitation. It’s the first thing your guests receive. A unique and engaging invitation design can encourage recipients to RSVP and attend the event, create a feeling of anticipation and that fantastic vibe when your guests come together!

With everyone now embracing the digital era, now you can send in your invitations digitally, opening up more space for you to experiment with various designs. However, what should you look for when designing your invite to create a lasting impression on your guests?

Below are some ideas on how you can make your invitation stand out, whether it’s for a sweet sixteen or a wedding and everything in between. By using some creative design elements you can use to make your invitation more eye-catching and memorable.

Non-traditional shapes and abstract elements

Abstract drawings can create a lovely modern vibe for your invite, especially in the absence of paper texture and other materials used in traditional paper invitations. At Invites & Co, we see this as a very popular trend, especially as many couples like modern styles and the idea of incorporating their colours in the invitation.

An invitation design that is both distinctive and visually captivating will stay in the minds of invitees, making your wedding or another occasion a very memorable event.


Creative typography

Play around with different fonts and typography styles to create a unique and eye-catching design that can accentuate your invites. Typography can also be used to emphasise important information or to create an information hierarchy.

The design of an invitation can set the tone and communicate the theme and style of the event, and by using stylish typography, you can make your invites exude an aura of elegance that can make your guests excited for your big day!


Catchy Phrases

Wedding invitations can be fun and playful with catchy phrases. For example, you could use a phrase like “Shit just got real” to announce your engagement. This phrase is sure to get a chuckle out of your guests, and lets them know that your wedding is going to be a fun and relaxed affair.

Another popular phrase is “Meant to bee”, which can be used for a wedding with a honeybee or garden theme. This cute and clever phrase is a playful way to celebrate your love and commitment, while also incorporating a fun element into your invitations.

Of course, there are plenty of other catchy phrases and puns you can use to make your wedding invitations unique and memorable. Just be sure to choose phrases that reflect your personalities as a couple, and that are appropriate for your wedding theme and style.  

Elements of your event location

Consider incorporating elements that reflect the location of your wedding or event. For example, if you’re getting married on a tropical island, you might want to use vibrant colors and images of palm trees or seashells. Or, if you are celebrating your Fortieth birthday in a disco club, then go for the sparkle on a black background!

Passport-style wedding invitations are also a popular choice, especially for destination weddings. These invitations are designed to look like real passports, with pages featuring details about your wedding and travel information for your guests. Whether you’re getting married on a tropical island or in a romantic European city, passport-style invitations are a great way to get the guests excited and add a sense of adventure to your invitations!

Use a photo!

While this is not usually done for traditional paper invitations, using a photo in a digital invitation can be a great way to add a personal touch!  For a wedding, you can either include a favourite photo of you and your partner that truly reflects your personalities, or your favourite engagement photo. You can do the same for a birthday invite: the classic option would be to choose a photo that has been recently taken and that will allow the guests to see you as you are now and appreciate how you have changed over the years. But you could also consider a childhood photo, or a funny or silly photo for a more light-hearted invite.

The most important aspect here is to choose a high-quality image. When creating a wedding invite with a photograph, we often recommend couples to use a photo that was taken during your engagement photoshoot. A professional photo can make all the difference to how your invitation looks.


Make your invitations stand out by using a variety of unique and fun designs

Invitations are a focal point of any event, it paves the way and creates the idea of what the tone of the event will be. Sending out unique invitations can help to build anticipation and excitement for your event which will also lead to a more engaged and enthusiastic crowd!

Start brainstorming your wedding invitations today!