27 Best Summer Wedding Invitations That Shine Like the Sun

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As the sun paints the sky with its warm hues, love is in the air, and what better way to embrace the magic of season romance than with the perfect summer wedding invitations? That’s why Viva Wedding Photography has gathered some of the hottest ideas for your invites. Whether planning a beach celebration, a garden gathering, or a tropical event, you’ll find the inspiration to make your announcement stand out and impress your guests.

Our Top Pick Summer Wedding Invite Ideas

1. Invitations with the wedding venue illustration

summer wedding invitations with the venue illustration
Nuptial invite with the venue illustration

Watercolor landscapes of the wedding location are a great way to set the mood for a destination wedding. It will help set the tone for your summer wedding. We like how these summer wedding invitations are filled with great nautical details that make us think of the beach.

2. Vintage feel invitations

1970s-inspired summer wedding invitation ideas
1970s-inspired summer wedding invitation ideas

Looking to add some vintage flair to your special day? Get everyone in the mood with this 1970s-inspired wedding stationery. Their natural tones and watercolor flourishes make them ideal for a carefree summer event. Important information will be displayed in bold serif and basic fonts and framed by vintage-inspired curving lines on these invitations.

3. Wedding invitations in neutral colors

Summer Wedding Invitations In Neutral Colors
Summer wedding invitations in neutral colors

In honor of your summer nuptials, why not use a color scheme that takes cues from the dunes? When designing your invitations, try to use neutral colors and unique patterns. Feathers add a charming touch to any boho-leaning stationery suite, whether used as a design element or a three-dimensional accent.

Plaids with subdued tones are the best bet for maintaining a refined air. This invitation set was made to look like the landscape of a sandy wedding venue, and it does so well.

4. Moody hues wedding invitations

Summer Wedding Invitation ideas In Gloomy Colors
Summer wedding invitation ideas in gloomy colors

Summer party in gloomy colors? Of course! Using floral illustrations, jewel tones, and black pencil drawings together is a beautiful way to set the mood for an outdoor celebration.

5. Woodstock-inspired invites

retro summer wedding invitations
Retro invitation ideas for summer weddings (Source: The Knot)

These ultra-groovy ’60s wedding invitations truly capture the essence of the “summer of love.” This font gives off a retro vibe, resembling a music festival poster with its Woodstock-inspired name. The scattering of lovely daisies throughout makes us think of summertime flower crowns or tucking flowers behind our ears.

6. Moutain-themed wedding invitations

Moutain-Themed Summer Wedding Invitation Ideas
Moutain-themed wedding invitation ideas

Being in love is a thrilling experience. This wedding invitation in the past style will help you remember your special day. It shows a peaceful mountain scene and elegant vintage type. Your details are printed in cute typefaces, and there’s room for personalized greetings on the back of each card.

If you and your partner like to try new things, these mountain-themed summer wedding invitations are just what you need. This one is for those considering having your wedding in a natural setting.

Summer Camp Wedding Invitations

7. Invites with an adventure icon

Camping-themed summer wedding invitations
Camping-themed invites for weddings (Source: The Knot)

These camping-themed summer wedding invitation ideas are absolutely delightful. This invitation showcases a vintage design with a charming campsite nestled in a mountain range reminiscent of a postage stamp with a unique wavy border. They also make great summer mountain wedding invites.

8. Campfire wedding invitations

summer camp wedding invitations
Summer camp wedding invitations (Source: Etsy)

Nothing says “summer” like a campfire under the stars. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast who desires to bring some extra sizzle to your summer wedding, look no further! A rustic design, a cozy campfire illustration, and a woodsy background all ignite the perfect summer wedding invitations for your camping-themed or woodland wedding.

9. Whimsical summer camp

summer wedding invitations in the camping theme
Whimsy invites for weddings in the camping theme (Source: )

Enhance your summer camp wedding invitations with brush lettering and hand-drawn illustrations to add a touch of whimsy and texture. The invitation card has been elegantly foil-pressed onto navy blue paper and secured inside a gatefold card. Each item is carefully placed inside a navy inner envelope and a vellum outer envelope adorned with vintage stamps and elegant calligraphy.

Summer Garden Wedding Invitations

10. Orange-themed nuptial invites

Orange-Themed Summer Wedding Invitations
Orange-themed summer invitations

You don’t need to go as far as Seville to have a Spanish-style wedding. Let the stylish orange theme of these summer wedding invitations help you set the mood for a wedding with a Mediterranean flavor.

This stunning invitation features a modern outline of your event details in black text against a painted orange branch backdrop. A spotless white background on the front and a classy green block design on the back.

11. Floral wedding invitations

floral summer wedding invitations
Floral invitations for summer weddings

This invitation is a burst of color and joy. It features a beautiful floral design made of ink brush strokes that surround your name and wedding details. The font is stylish and modern, giving your invitation a chic touch. The color on the back harmonizes with the rest of the invitation, creating a stunning look. This invitation is sure to wow your guests and make them eager for your big day.

12. Sunflower nuptial invites

Rustic summer wedding invitations with sunflower figures
Rustic summer wedding invitations with sunflower figures

Dive into sunny vibes with these summer garden wedding invitations that outshine even the sunflowers themselves! Perfect for rustic barn or farm weddings, these charming invitations boast hand-painted sunflowers and elegant calligraphy in a classic serif font. Your event details dance in a flowing cursive script, making these invites as delightful as a sunflower in a tuxedo.

13. Gilded floral pattern invitations

summer garden wedding invitations
Wedding invitations with floral designs

Accentuate the beauty of your love story by framing it in a suitable manner. The information about your wedding will be written in bold and soft serif fonts in the middle of a floral, geometric frame on this invitation. Depending on your taste, the back has a single block of color in soft or dark tones to match the flowery pattern on the front.

14. Rustic-Chic Invitations

Rustic Summer Themed Wedding Invitations in muted colors
Rustic-Chic wedding invitations in the summer theme

Using these rustic summer wedding invitations is a great way to set the tone for the event. Customization begins with the shape and color scheme you select. Even though it uses simple, rustic botanical designs, these invitations will wow your guests and make them look forward to your big day. They are more than just paper: they are a statement.

15. Wildflower wedding invitations

Summer garden wedding invitations with wildflowers
Summer garden wedding invitations with wildflowers

The wispy arrangement of stems and blooms softly curling over the left side of this invitation is an ideal way to invite guests to a summer outdoor wedding. We are particularly fond of the flowers’ meticulous craftsmanship; each bloom appears unique, as if they were hand-picked from a genuine field.

Modern Summer Wedding Invitations

16. Invitation like a boarding pass

Boarding Pass Summer Wedding Invitations
Boarding Pass Wedding Invitations

For those planning a destination wedding, this design is tailored to your needs. Transform your invitation into a boarding pass to spark excitement for your upcoming travel plans. The meticulous details in the text, such as referring to the “departure date” as your wedding date and using “first class,” bring a touch of whimsy to the design that your guests will surely enjoy.

17. Contemporary artistic invitations

Modern Artistic Summer Wedding Invitation Ideas
Wedding invite with modern artistic

This modern design showcases your names in a bold and stylish way, with a giant ampersand symbolizing your union. The sleek font completes the look, with your wedding details at the bottom. These summer wedding invitation ideas are the perfect way to say, “We’re better together”.

18. Minimal wedding invitations

Minimal And Chic Summer Wedding Invitations
Minimal and chic nuptial invites

You’ve waited long enough for your big day, and these stylish summer wedding invitations are here to celebrate that. With the heading “At Last” in modern handwriting and muted colors, these invitations are chic and trendy. Your wedding details are written in a formal serif font on a crisp white background for a contrast that pops.

19. Watercolor wedding invites

Sunset Watercolor Summer Wedding Invitations
Sunset Watercolor Wedding Invitations

Nothing says summer like a sunset, and these wedding invitations capture that feeling perfectly. With colors that range from fiery orange to soft pink, these invitations feature an abstract painting that will make your guests gasp in awe. Your wedding details are written in a simple, elegant font contrasting beautifully with the background. These invitations are the perfect way to start your summer romance.

Elegant Tropical Wedding Invitations

20. Invitation with tropical greenery

Tropical-Themed summer Wedding Invitations ideas
Tropical-themed nuptial invite ideas

Inviting guests to a wedding in the summer doesn’t require an explosion of color. This pattern will never go out of style because of its elegant double-lined border and pretty pastel colors. Stunning monstera leaves form a tropical border around your wedding information in these lovely invitations.

21. Tropical sunshine

Summer wedding invitations in vibrant colors
Summer wedding invitation ideas in vibrant colors (Source: The Knot)

You could absolutely picture this tropical wedding invitation hung in the LA apartment of a chic couple right now, thanks to its Matisse-inspired, stamp-like design. As the sun sets below the horizon in this beachy picture, tropical foliage, and swaying seaweed provide a gentle touch to the otherwise stark backdrop. It’s the ideal compromise between excessive detail and spare design.

22. Oasis wedding invitations

Elegant tropical wedding invitations with succulent figures
Elegant tropical wedding invitations with succulent figures (Source: The Knot)

This tropical wedding invitation design features succulents, desert greenery, and pink blooms surrounding your wedding details, creating a beautiful floating effect. Your event details are crystal clear, even with the stunning display of florals that you’ll surely want to replicate at your wedding altar.

23. Vibrant Rio invites

Dragon fruit-adorned summer wedding invitations
Dragon fruit-adorned invites for summer nuptials (Source: Pinterest)

Feeling tempted by a tropical smoothie after seeing these dragon fruit-adorned wedding invitations? The names, wedding date, timing, and venue are highlighted in bold and all-caps, with a discreet “dinner reception to follow” noted below a distinctive dash. Everything is beautifully displayed in a graceful arched central panel.

24. Pineapple Paradise invitations

Elegant tropical wedding invitation with pineapple figures
Elegant tropical wedding invitation with pineapple figures (Source: Gamos Magazine)

This tropical wedding invitation was tailor-made for you if that’s what you’re fantasizing about. Tropical trees, hibiscus flowers, and pineapples adorn both the invitation and the RSVP card. Unsurprisingly, this style is ideal for beach or tropical island weddings in the summer. The vibrant colors, lush foliage, and pineapples would make for the perfect décor.

Beach-Themed Wedding Invitations

25. Elegant beach invites

Beach-Themed Summer Wedding Invitations
Beach-themed invite ideas for summer weddings (Source: The Knot)

Palm trees and shells are two maritime motifs that regularly appear on beach-themed wedding invites, but we prefer this elevated version just as much. Not only are the watercolor coral and seaweed images perfect for a beachside event, but they’re also highly stylish.

26. Pocketfold beach invitations

Pocketfold beach summer wedding invitation ideas
Elegant nuptial invites in the beach theme (Source: Little Bird Weddings)

This design emphasizes the shells and starfish living on the seabed with a bold and modern approach. The gold lettering beautifully complements the muted blue, while the pocket design is practical for guests to store important information. These summer wedding invitation ideas are the perfect way to say, “Come join us by the sea”.

27. Painted beach invites

beach-themed summer wedding invitations in watercolors
Summer beach wedding invitation in watercolors (Source: The Knot)

In this breathtakingly beautiful invitation set, the sky meets the beach. The gentle pastel shades and abstract beach image are ideal for a seaside event. The design is so stunning that it might pass for a work of art in and of itself.

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We hope you enjoyed this article and found some ideas for your summer wedding invitations. Summer events are a great opportunity to express your creativity and style, and your invites are the first step to do that. No matter what theme or style you choose, make sure your invitations are fun, colorful, and memorable. So, don’t be afraid to experiment, mix and match, and add some flair to your invitations. They’re the perfect way to kick off your summer love story. Viva Wedding Photography wishes you a happy wedding!

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