photographer: Kym Ventola Photography | event planner: Konsider It Done | floral: 1209 Creative | venue: Monorchid | stationery: Idieh Design
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13 Save-Worthy Spring, Summer, Winter, & Fall Wedding Invitations [Photos]

An invitation is the first inkling an eager guest receives about what to expect at your upcoming celebration. When it comes to an event as momentous as your wedding, we firmly believe that custom wedding invitations are the way to go.

Ideally, your wedding should be a combination of you and your beloved’s personalities and aspirations. In short, it should be a day that really feels like the two of you. Your custom wedding invitations should do the same.

There are many places from which to draw wedding invitation inspiration, from your wedding style or color-scape to your wedding’s locale. But one of our favorite sources is your wedding season. Expressing the season in your wedding invitation is a perfect way to ensure that your suite matches the tone of your upcoming nuptials.

When it comes to wedding seasons, each has its perks; from the vibrant hues of fall and spring to the hot summer and icy winter palettes. Read on to discover our favorite seasonally-inspired invitations — and to connect with the top invitation and print companies who can create your dream custom wedding invitations.

Fall Wedding Invitations

Though there’s always talk of “June weddings,” it may surprise you to know that autumn dates are even more in demand than summer dates. In fact, September edges out June for the most favored wedding month, then October closely follows the summer month in popularity.

And we understand why. After all, fall presents us with vibrant colors, crisp temperatures, and seasonal food options galore. It only makes sense, if you’re hosting autumn nuptials, that you opt for seasonal wedding invitations as well.

Fall wedding invitations often incorporate autumnal hues in either the envelope liners or in the invitation design. A beautiful fall wedding invitation sets the seasonal scene for a beautiful affair. See some of our favorites below.

Authentic Autumn Wedding at the Beltane Ranch in Glen Ellen, California
photographer: Amanda Crean Photographers

1. Rustic Autumn Wedding

Glen Ellen, CA

No season does “rustic” better than fall. Don’t miss how this outdoor wedding evoked the season with autumn hues like pumpkin, rust, and mustard. The chic invitation suite from Blushtype Designs showcased a slightly muted, but no less chic, peach and cream palette.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Amanda Crean Photographers | designer + planner: Madix & Co. | florist: Ampersand | venue: Beltane Ranch | paper goods: Blushtype Designs | linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | ceremony music: Ivy Hill Entertainment | dj: Boutique DJs & Entertainment | rentals: Theoni Collection | catering: Elaine Bell Catering | hair and makeup: Camille Goldstone Hair

Amber & Matt's Fall Wedding
photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher

2. Fall for Fall Wedding

Del Monte Forest, CA

This stunning wedding embraced the season with colorful leaf details on its fall wedding invitations from Mira Aster. Fall also appeared at the entrance with colorful foliage and on tabletops in the form of chic gold pumpkin place cards.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher | event planner: Shannon Leahy Events | venue & catering: Pebble Beach Resorts| stationery: Mira Aster| ceremony music: Élan Artists | videographer: Reel Eyes Media | reception band: Ground Control

Al Fresco Autumn Wedding
photographer: Dear Lovers

3. Al Fresco Autumn Wedding

Santa Barbara, CA

This al fresco autumn wedding made beautiful use of California’s temperate weather by hosting outside. The florals presented a muted take on fall with peach and blush florals, while the fall wedding invitations from Michelle Renee Calligraphy employed a copper seal in a nod to the season.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Dear Lovers | event planning & design: Crowned Events | venue: Klentner Ranch | floral design: Organic Flora | invitations: Michelle Renee Calligraphy | rentals: borrowed BLUThe Tent Merchant  & Party Pleasers Event Rental Co. | day-of stationery & signage: Sophia Loves Letters | caterer: Lorraine Lim Catering | hair & makeup: Beauty Concierge | dj: Josué Arias | videographer: Goodman Film Lab | cake: Peggy Liao Cake

Fall Inspired Wedding at Franciscan Gardens
photographer: Anya Kernes Photography

4. Fall Garden Wedding

San Juan Capistrano, CA

This gorgeous wedding is the epitome of autumn, with colors bold and bright lending interest everywhere from the wedding arch to the tabletops. And its fall wedding invitations are no exception —  Jasmin Michelle Designs created  a vibrant suite as unique as it is save-able.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Anya Kernes Photography | planning + design: Confetti Skies | floral design: Little Hill Floral Designs | venue: Franciscan Gardens | invitations: Jasmin Michelle Designs | catering: 24 Carrots Catering and Events | vintage rentals: Sundrop Vintage | tabletop rentals: Archive Rentals | live art painting: Event Painting By Agnes | live musicians: Ocdamia Music Group, LLC | cake: Grace and Honey Cakes | cinema: Theater 10 Films |hair & makeup: Sharlas Hair | live art silhouettes: Sil by Candice

RELATED: 5 Fall Wedding Color Palettes We Love — Plus Real Wedding Examples to Inspire Your Own

Winter Wedding Invitations

There are many ways to make a winter wedding feel seasonally special: flickering candlelight, dark and moody hues, velvet textures, and sparkling elements. A winter wedding can feel especially warm and festive — coming in from the cold to a room full of warm family and friends is just the start.

Beautiful winter wedding invitations can be as unique as you are. Go bold with jewel tones or evoke frost and ice with cool tones. Use plaid or dark florals to add depth, or red and green for holiday-centric nuptials. See some of our favorite winter wedding invitation styles below.

Edgy Winter Wedding
photographer: Kym Ventola Photography

5. Edgy Winter Wedding with a Side of Plaid

Phoenix, AZ

The combination of matte black and chic gold makes this winter wedding invitation suite stand out, but the addition of plaid elements really puts it over the top — in the very best way. These wedding invitations from  Idieh Design evoke flannel and glamour in one deft touch.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Kym Ventola Photography | stationery: Idieh Design | venue: Monorchid | planner: Konsider It Done | floral: 1209 Creative | videographer: Love Story Films | makeup: SN Makeup Artist

Belle Meade Country Club Winter Wedding
photographer: Kristyn Hogan

6. Country Club Winter Wedding

Nashville, TN

Winter makes us think of sparkling ice and glistening snow, and we love how these winter wedding invitations from The Dotted Line incorporate silver hues to create a frosty vibe. Plus, the touch of velvet reminds us that winter has a chic side. Click to see this wedding’s stunning winter tent setting.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Kristyn Hogan | invitations & custom items: The Dotted Line | event designer & planner: The Social Office | flowers: FLWR Shop | reception venue: Belle Meade Country Club | linens: Nuage Designs, Graceful Tables, & La Tavola Fine Linen | rentals/décor: Please Be Seated & Taylor Martin | cake: Dessert Designs by Leland | rentals & draping: Quest Events LLC | lighting: Bright Events | calligraphy: Valorie Ward Cole | tent: Chattanooga Tent Company | ice sculpture: Designed Ice | cigar roller: Honors Cigar | videographer: Halfshell Films | entertainment: Atlanta Allstars | fireworks: PyroShows

Dazzling Winter Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro, NC
photographer: Harwell Photography

7. Dazzling Winter Wedding

Greensboro, GA

With red and green elements perfect for the season, the color-way of these winter wedding invitations from Hi Note also tied back to the décor elements of the celebration. Don’t miss these clear-tented nuptials and how they highlight the moody winter sky.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Harwell Photography | event planner & designer: Suzanne Reinhard Events | florals: Bold Catering & Design | venue & caterer: The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee | favors, gifts, invitations: Hi-note | linens: Nuage Designs & I Do Linens | entertainment: EastCoast Entertainment | makeup & hair: The Moore Agency | lighting design: Active Production and Design | dj: DJ Roots Queen | transportation: Cooper Global | rentals: Crush Event Design | calligraphy: MM Ink | transportation: Georgia Trolley Service | music & entertainment: Amadeus String Ensemble

RELATED: 5 Winter Wedding Color Palettes for a Snowy or Seasonal Celebration

Spring Wedding Invitations

Ah, spring, a celebration of all things new — delicate buds blooming, tree leaves unfurling fresh, and snow melting into gushing streams. What a beautiful time of year for a wedding.

A spring wedding is perhaps the wedding season most subject to the whim of mother nature. An outdoor wedding is one that needs to be planned twice — with A and B contingencies. But, when nature cooperates, it is truly the most beautiful time of year to say “I do.”

Spring wedding palettes are usually vibrant, with floral-forward affairs celebrating the gifts of the season. Your spring wedding invitation should do the same. Embrace the season with invitations that are a riot of color with florals or greenery. See some of our favorite spring wedding invitations below for beautiful inspiration.

Colorful Spring Wedding at Saddle Peak Lodge

8. Lush & Colorful Spring Wedding

Malibu, CA

The lush, brightly-hued flowers on these spring wedding invitations from Jonathan Wright give guests the feel of the floral-filled affair to come. Click to see how even the wedding party evoked spring in their attire (and how the invitations motif is carried through the chic place cards).

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Christine Doneé Photography | event designer: Duet Weddings | floral designer: Holly Flora | venue: Saddle Peak Lodge | paper goods: Jonathan Wright | linens: Heather Taylor Home | catering: Farm Shop CA

Vibrant Spring Wedding at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Palo Alto, CA
photographer: Stephanie Pool Photography

9. Stunning Vibrant Spring Wedding

Palo Alto, CA

Coral, salmon, cerise, poppy, gold…are just a few of the spring hues that elevate this colorful and luxurious fall wedding. Ceci New York‘s custom spring wedding invitations employed rich blue and gray florals to stunning effect in a design echoed throughout the celebration.

And trust us when we say that you don’t want to miss this wedding’s unique aisle, bridesmaid dresses, and more.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Stephanie Pool Photography | event planner: Marcy Blum Associates | floral design: Nancy Liu Chin Designs | venue: Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club | paper goods: Ceci New York | linens: Nuage Designs | cocktail band: Samurai Gypsies / Calîco | reception band: West Coast Music | afterparty dj: Casey Connor Entertainment LLC | photo booth: Tomfoolery Photobooth | lighting: Enhanced Lighting & Audio Visual | videographer: Awesomeshot Studios | sound & av: Design Sound | rentals: Standard Party Rentals | beignets:  Harvey’s Gourmet Mini Donuts

Garden Themed Spring Wedding
photographer: Kristyn Hogan

10. Garden-Themed Spring Wedding

Nashville, TN

This spring wedding invitation suite from Tenn Hens is setting our hearts aflutter with bold printed palms and soft peach accents. Click to see the winding aisle, the custom dance floor, and a lush peach draped tent unlike any we’ve seen.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Kristyn Hogan | event planner: The Social Office |florist: Tulip Tree |venue: Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art| invitations & custom items: Tenn Hens | linens: BBJ Linen & Nuage Designs |rentals & décor: Please Be Seated | draping & decor: Quest Events | caterer: Kristen Winston Catering | cake: Dessert Designs by Leland | rentals: Music City Tents and Events & Beachview Rentals | a/c & heat: Sunbelt Rentals | flooring: Chattanooga Tent | tent: Nashville Tent and Awning | transportation: Matchles | videographer: Heather and Eugene Brown | lighting: Bright Event Productions | calligraphy: Valorie Ward Cole | band: Sam Levine Production

RELATED: 6 Spring Wedding Colors for a Romantic Wedding [Photos]

Summer Wedding Invitations

Summer weddings are iconic for a reason — actually, several reasons. The longer days offer more hours for celebrating in the gloam of the setting sun. Warmer weather allows for outdoor weddings on a beach, in a garden, or on a city rooftop.

Décor options are endless with so many blooming florals to choose from. Summer’s bounty also offers bright fresh fare for your reception. And the season offers a much wider array of perfect spots for destination weddings.

When it comes to designing your summer wedding invitations, you can go as bold as the colors found at your local farmer’s market or as pretty and pastel as a summer sunset. See some of our favorite summer wedding invitations below to inspire your own planning.

Bohemian Teal Wedding at The Ranch at Laguna Beach
photographer: Hello Blue Photo

11. Boho Summers-End Wedding

Laguna Beach, CA

This late-summer bohemian wedding boasted luxe details like teal table linen, delicate pink florals, and endless king’s tables. We adore how beautifully the summer wedding invitations from Katie O’Brien evoke a sunset in the wild outdoors, allowing guests to glimpse the upcoming celebration.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Hello Blue Photo | planning and design: The Lynden Lane Company | floral design: Olive Willow Designs | paper goods: Katie O’Brien | venue: The Ranch at Laguna Beach | furniture rentals: Bright Event Rentals & Found Rentals| linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | tabletop rentals: borrowed BLU | entertainment: The Class | cinematography: Elysium Productions | paper goods: Swell Press | tabletop rentals: the ark | dance floor: hcd portable dance floors | photobooth: SocialLight SoCal

Elegant White Summer Wedding at the Bentley Reserve in San Francisco
Photographer Larissa Cleveland Photography

12. Elegant White Summer Wedding

San Francisco, CA

Summer is the perfect time for a glamorous all-white wedding, and we adore how these nuptials added texture with delicate ivory hues. The summer wedding invitations from Underwood Letterpress followed suit (and suite) with alabaster hues accented by rich gold.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Larissa Cleveland Photography |planner: Every Elegant Detail | floral: Amy Burke Designs | venue: The Bently Reserve | invitations & print: Underwood Letterpress | lounge: Blueprint Studios  | caterer: Componere Fine Catering | rentals: Bright Event Rentals | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | videographer: Elysium Productions | lighting: Got Light | confetti: Entire Productions | photo booth: Mirmir Photo | tabletop: Theoni Collection | dj: DJ Hector | bridal hair: Patty Perez | bridal makeup: Ashley Bias

Intimate Summer Wedding at San Francisco City Hall
photographer: Lynette Boyle Photography

13. Intimate Summer Wedding

San Francisco, CA

This wedding boasted a sunny summer palette of white and yellow against a seaside backdrop. We adore how the summer wedding invitations from The Aerialist Press featured a floral watercolor in the same tones.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Lynette Boyle Photography | event planner & design: Madix & Co. | florist: This Humble Abode | ceremony venue: San Francisco City Hall | reception venue: La Mar | after-party venue: Eno Wine Bar | linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | chairs: Standard Party Rentals | stationery: The Aerialist Press | cake: Pretty Please Bakeshop

RELATED: 13 Summer Wedding Color Palettes We Can’t Stop Thinking About

When should I start thinking about my wedding invitations?

Your skilled event planner can help you create a cohesive timeline for every step of your wedding plan. In general terms, if you plan to send “save the date” cards, they should go out six months in advance of your wedding date. If you are opting for a destination wedding, you’ll want to give guests even more time to plan and to get their plane tickets, hotel rooms, and the like. Consider giving your guests eight to twelve months notice.

If you’re skipping formal “save the date” cards, you should plan to choose an invitation designer six months before your nuptials to allow time for your custom design, production, and mail.

Why should I opt for custom wedding invitations?

We spoke with one of the country’s premier invitation designers to learn more. “Custom invitations are the most reflective of the couple getting married and the vibe of their event because they are specifically made to the couple’s specifications. Since we manufacture on site, and use our own graphic artists for design, each suite is unique to the couple,” says Mona Seltzer, Creative Director of Social Sales with Alpine Creative Group.