Modern Wedding Invitation Spotlight: 5 Examples for the Contemporary Minded Bride

Your eye for design is on point and always has been. Now that it’s time to plan your wedding, only a sleek, contemporary look that says you’re “here and now” will do.

As unique as the brides and grooms of today, modern weddings range from formal extravagant affairs to casual celebrations. However, all contemporary-style events usually have one feature in common: a minimalist look that’s apparent in everything from the bride’s dress to the wedding invitations.

“A modern wedding reflects a couple’s personal aesthetic and style,” says event designer and stylist Jessica Sloane.  “It is a minimalistic look with a clean aesthetic, one that focuses on ‘less is more.’”

Jessica’s idea of a modern wedding theme includes mixed metals such as gold and silver and clean textures such as marble. Her modern wedding invitations often feature clean lines in the design and fonts. She also recommends creating a contemporary look using a marble background or adding metallic ink.

Below you can find a selection of five of our most up-to-date contemporary and minimalist wedding invitations, from custom photo templates to simple and chic designs.


Modern Wedding Invitations

Merged Monogram

Marble wedding invitation with monogram.

So modern, so now. A customizable color palette, strong graphical typesetting and ultra-contemporary marble background make the Merged Monogram a strong choice for the modern-minded bride.

The Merged Monogram wedding invitation by Yours Truly hits on every modern note that wedding and event designer Jessica Sloane describes. Marble provides the backdrop of understated elegance. A bold, graphic monogram overlay can be personalized with your colors. Clean lines hold the contemporary typeset and script of the couples name and event details. The paper type and trim of the invitation can be customized, making this invitation truly unique for your wedding.

Personalize these modern wedding invitations with your name and your partner’s name to see if it’s love at first sight.





Pure Enchantment

Custom photo template contemporary wedding invitation.

A custom photograph of the bride- and groom-to be creates a lovely contemporary wedding invitation featuring a two-toned frame and modern script.

This contemporary wedding invitation allows couples to upload a custom photograph that’s enhanced by a unique two-toned filter that beautifully frames the image. Designed by Yours Truly, the Pure Enchantment invitation can be further customized with your own color scheme and details of your big day.

Design a stylish and elegant wedding invitation using the Pure Enchantment template.



Polished Chevron

Grey and yellow chevron wedding invitation.

Modern art meets a wedding invitation, the Polished Chevron design is also available in marigold.

The Polished Chevron wedding invitation looks like a drawing straight out of a contemporary art museum, featuring a simple and elegant design. The grey marble background and the yellow and white design gives a sophisticated feel that makes this stationery ideal for formal and upscale modern weddings.

Create your unique and modern wedding invitation with the Polished Chevron stationery.






Love Never Fades 

Contemporary wedding invitation with watercolor script.

Your contemporary wedding theme can be expressed with this modern design stationery featuring the word “love” in large, beautiful font.

Available in three different hues, Love Never Fades is a simple but stunning wedding invitation featuring a clean contemporary design with the word “love” loosely layered on top of your wedding day details. Designed by Petite Lemon, this modern wedding invitation comes with a matching envelope with a watercolor illustration that’s dreamy and contemporary.

Customize the Love Never Fades wedding invitation with your big day details.




Truly Together

A black modern wedding invitation.

Express your modern style and taste with a wedding invitation that features clean, contemporary typeface and a minimalist design.

Truly Together is a very modern invitation design you can customize with your own color palette. One of our favorite minimalist wedding invitations, it features bold, clean graphic typeface for the names of the bride and groom, with different hues for the bride’s first name and groom’s first name. Designed by Truly Yours, Truly Together is the perfect way to invite your guests to your formal or sophisticated modern wedding.

Personalize the Truly Together wedding invitation with your wedding day details and color palette.




Lovely Scripted

Custom photo wedding invitation featuring a contemporary design. A classy way to reveal your contemporary wedding theme is to use a custom photograph of you and your fiancé. The Lovely Scripted wedding invitation allows you to do just that. With rounded trim and your choice of pearl shimmer or signature card stock, this stylish stationery features beautiful modern script to be customized with your details and color scheme.

Send the Lovely Scripted wedding invitation to your nearest and dearest.



Personalized Contemporary Wedding Invitations

What’s better than unique modern wedding invitations? Wedding invitations you can customize with your own colors and details.

Shutterfly’s selection of designer contemporary wedding invitations can be personalized to match your wedding day décor. Along with your information and color palette, our modern wedding invitations can be customized with your choice of trim and type of paper.

The final look is wedding stationery that reflects your fashionable taste and unique love story.

Five Free Wedding Invitation Samples

Don’t worry if you’re having a hard time making a decision. We invite you to see and feel five free wedding invitations from Shutterfly, with your personal wedding day details in place. Don’t say I do until you’ve seen and felt it in your hand – and fallen in love.