1) Mulberry's vintage book

Unless you've got a mega budget this one's for a smaller wedding (postage costs!) but how romantic to send your guests a small vintage book wrapped up in string, like Mulberry's s/s2015 invites? You can pick up books for as little as 20p each at a book fair. Even if you're not able to do books we love that blue and white string.

2) Burberry's oversized illustration

We like the idea of mixing big hand-illustration with type. It's worth commissioning someone who can get the script just right, like up-and-coming fashion illustrator Dee Andrews.

3) Prada's fabric topper

Give your invites a cool bespoke look by buying a few metres of fabric in a colour you love and stitching a strip along the top of the card. Borrow a sewing machine to save time and choose a soft blotting card which can hold a running stitch. We like the frayed look at the edges of the fabric.

4) Erdem's black ribbon

Sometimes the simplest looks are the best. If you're having a sleek city wedding why not swap pink ribbon for chic black on your invite - very Vera Wang.

5) Dolce & Gabbana's kids doodles

The latest Dolce collection - and invites - featured sweet children's drawings (inspired by Angelina Jolie's wedding dress perhaps?) If you don't want something formal and you've got a little artistically-minded daughter/son/niece/nephew, why not get them to do the artwork for your wedding invite instead?

6) Delpozo's paper cut-outs

A white on white cut-out look is SO chic. You can make something similar to this yourself with card, a stencil and a steady hand, or get something laser cut by a professional. Cut-out king Rob Ryan is still the best at this sort of thing.

7) Hunter's iron-on badge

An iron-on badge! Isn't this is a cool idea for a save the date? Other ideas include: fridge magnets, origami (that folds flat) and keyrings.

8) Jimmy Choo's kaleidoscope invite

Ok - we admit this is a big budget option, but how AMAZING to send your guests a card kaleidoscope announcing your wedding when they look inside it? No-one's going to forget that in a hurry.

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