Ordering wedding invitations is never as simple as it seems. Perhaps the biggest concern is also a blessing: with countless options, from style to design to paperweight to color, the newly engaged couple can quickly become overwhelmed.

While metallic, geometric shapes, and minimalism are trendy takes, classic couples planning a more traditional wedding should consider floral wedding invitations. Why? Floral is not only traditional, it’s timeless: years from now, floral will continue to be in style.

Diamond Bridal Gallery’s collection of floral wedding invitations shows that a timeless theme can be contemporary, elegant, and traditional–all the while fitting just about every type of wedding theme and budget.

  1. A Contemporary Affair: Banquet halls, art museums, golf courses, and even hotels are popular places for modern affairs. The combine modernity with a timeless feel, couples should set the tone with floral invitations with a contemporary twist. Metallic or rich tones, modern art, and paisley make these invitations romantic, classic, but also modern, to match a contemporary venue. Red floral with a touch of pink make these cards showstoppers. For the artistic couple, textured callies, set against royal purple, is an excellent choice for invitations.  Soft cream with embroidered flowers still stay contemporary with gold foil envelopes, die cut with ribbons, a signature metallic bow.
  2. Sweet and Romantic: Intimate, small weddings, historic venues, and scenic outdoor affairs lend themselves to timeless romance. The best impression is sometimes the softest: subtle elegance always is a natural pair with floral patterns, and these invitations are no exception. The highlight? Fine cursive on cream or off white stock, and just a touch of detail to make it memorable. Two connecting hearts are surrounded by flowers in this engraved invitation, while both the Tender Love and Greatest Love style focus on a sweet, timeless message and a royal purple or scarlet red inlay on the envelope for a pop of color. For a fairy tale feel, opt for a frame design, with floral appliques and a delicate, pearl-like border like these Ever After invitations.
  3. Religious: Marriage, for many, is a union not only between two people, but a religious occasion to pay respect to a higher power. While any classic invitation can be a good fit, for a couple whose faith is center in their life, a religious design and message is an excellent idea to incorporate in the invitations. The One Hand, One Heart style features an open Bible surrounded by roses and a famous passage from 1 Corinthians.
  4. Off the Beaten Path: Outdoor or destination weddings call for invitations that evoke natural beauty, a free spirited nature, and a playful vibe. The Whimsical Collection offers just that, and more. Watercolor flowers add a tropical splash, while a vine of daisies fit the bill for a country wedding. Looking for something bold and representative of who you are as a couple? Engravings of two lovers at a gazebo, also available in a second design, are complemented with a string of loose or potted flowers. Calla Lilies with a splash of tangerine yellow add an unexpected burst of cheer to the Heavenly Bliss style, ideal for a summer or late spring wedding.

Be sure to check out the entire floral wedding invitation collection for more options, colors, and styles to match your theme and budget.