Sutherlin by Smock | Formal Invitation, Deco Details, Foil and Letterpress, Photo Thank You Note

Formal Wedding Style

Fat Cat Paperie Inspiration

Formal weddings are all about the combination of sophisticated style with glamorous details. In the invitation world this translates to calligraphy, beveled edges and foil stamping. We’ve compiled some of our favorites for you today.

Princeton by Dauphine | Formal Invitation, Pearl Foil and Silver, Diecut, Blush
Princeton by Dauphine Press
Our designers were in love the moment this sample arrived at Fat Cat. It has all of our favorite things — a pearl foil pattern, a blush envelope liner and beautiful die cut corners setting it apart from anything else in our studio.

Sutherlin by Smock | Formal Invitation, Deco Details, Foil and Letterpress, Photo Thank You Note
Sutherlin by Smock
This deco inspired invitation is a stunner! Patterned, foil back printing will certainly catch your guests’ attention. We also love the idea of saying “thank you” with a gold-foiled, photo notecard.

Kensington by Dauphine, Fuchsia and Gold, Classic Invitation
Kensington by Dauphine Press
Who says that traditional can’t also be colorful?!? Consider adding a splash of color to your formal invitation to give it a little extra flair.

Jessica+Jonathan, Fat Cat Paperie, Formal Invitation, Gold Beveled Edge, Engraving
Jessica & Jonathan
An engraved invitation with a gold beveled edge is the epitome of a traditional invitation. This burgundy and ecru invitation was perfect for Jessica and Jonathan’s winter wedding at Bourne Mansion in Oakdale, New York.

Donegal by Smock, Calligraphy styled font, olive and lemon illustration, vintage
Donegal by Smock
Vintage illustrations are the perfect way to add a touch of whimsey to your wedding style.

Larson by BTE | Formal wedding invitation, gold and navy, letterpress and foil
Larson by B.T.Elements
Navy and gold is a great alternative to the traditional black and white invitation. This suite features calligraphy inspired lettering, a classic monogram and festive gold details.


Looking for more style inspiration? This article from The Knot will help guide you through the dos and don’ts of a formal wedding.

Happy planning!

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