Vintage Handkerchief Wedding Invitations

July 20, 2010 | editorial team

vintage handkerchief wedding invitations and save the dates from Bird and Banner

Wedding invitations these days are becoming more unique and more creative than ever before. Brides are no longer limited to paper choices for their invites and save the dates, they can choose from an array of different mediums, including vintage textiles.

We love this recent wedding project from Bird and Banner, made specially for Grace Bonney of design*sponge, for her recent nuptials. Each invitation was screen printed on a one-of-a-kind vintage handkerchief, including a few handkerchiefs from the family’s personal collection. Grace and her fiance were able to personalize each invitation this way, by matching colors, patterns and styles to each couple’s personalities and tastes. As an added personal touch, many of the male guests arrived at the wedding wearing their “invitations” as pocket squares!

vintage handkerchief wedding invitations and save the dates from Bird and Banner

In another collection of invites from Bird and Banner, the team based their designs on the bride’s French flea market theme, printing her wedding invitations on vintage handkerchiefs as well, and finishing the look with a black silk ribbon and monogrammed tag.


vintage handkerchief wedding save the dates from Lucky Luxe

These save the dates from Lucky Luxe, made for photographer Alisha Clark’s wedding, are another great way to incorporate a unique vintage flair into your wedding. Mixing and matching vintage hankies instead of new ones ensures that every guest will get something unique in the mail.

Such pretty and creative ideas!

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  1. I love these…they are so beautiful and unique, everyone is sure to remember your big date. I wonder where one would get these done?

  2. Very unique idea!  People are becoming more creative and neglecting the norm (paper stationary).  From creating a video to handicraft textiles, there are many fun ways to invite (or save the date) people to your special day.  The more creative and unique the more memorable it will be.  I just think the bride and groom need to have fun with creating something unique to their relationship- that will make it special.  

  3. Oh pretty, pretty! I love the designs but I have to say… would you really be pleased with people blowing their nose on your wedding invitations or save the dates??!

  4. They would be beautiful with the info embroidered. Machine embrordery is quick and easy, adding to the vintage touch.

  5. Designs are very beautiful and unique…like it

  6. They are all just lovely! A beautiful keepsake for after the wedding. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Where can you find these? My daughter is getting married in Oct. and these would be wonderful to send to the family members

  8. Hi Teresa – Thanks for your comment! You can find more information about ordering vintage handkerchief wedding invitations on the websites of the businesses featured in the post – Bird and Banner http://www.birdandbanner.com/ and Lucky Luxe http://www.lucky-luxe.com/index.html . xoxo, Christy

  9. Wow! This is a great and unique idea. I love it! Thank you so much for sharing this. I’m sure that this concept can save a lot.

  10. Its a great idea!It is best for wedding souvenirs.Am i right?

  11. Looking for price on these handerchief wedding invitations please.

  12. I think this is really unique and cool. I’m glad my wife didn’t see this post before our wedding though, would have cost quite a few extra dollars!

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