How to Design a Ranch-Themed Wedding Invitation

If you’re dreaming of a wedding with elegance and rustic charm, you’ve come to the right place! At Southfork Ranch, we know a thing or two about ranch weddings. Imagine a wedding surrounded by lush green pastures, tree-lined pathways, and the warm glow of a gorgeous Texas sunset. If you’ve picked a date and found a photographer, next on the list is the invitations.


If you’re wondering how to design a ranch-themed wedding invitation, it’s simpler than you think. The magic is in the subtle details. Not overdoing it is hard when you love your wedding theme so much, but it’s important in creating a simple, but beautiful wedding invite.


Formal Invitations


If you’re having a formal affair, the invitations will need to reflect that. Print them on heavy paper in a cream, ivory, or white, and use a classic font. The wording of the invite should be traditional. The date and year are spelled out in full, no abbreviations. Keep the ceremony details formal, but you can have a little fun with the copy on your RSVP card and any other accompanying materials. For example, an itinerary may be necessary for a destination wedding and is a piece that you can have fun with in terms of design.


Most formal invitations are packaged in a vellum jacket or ribbon with wax seal. Add a ranch-style touch with a unique design in the wax, like a magnolia tree or horseshoe.


Informal Invitations


Informal invitations can be more casual if you want to add a little ranch speak or choose a brown craft paper. Add romantic touches with soft pinks and white florals. A little greenery adds some ranch charm.  


With an informal invitation, feel free to have some fun with the copy. While you want the event details to be clear, adding some personality can make a lasting impression on your guests. Here are some ideas for some fun informal ranch-themed copy:

  • Can’t wait to kick up the boots

  • Boot-kickin’ fun

  • Wanted: Dancing Songs

  • Meet me under the magnolia tree…

  • Getting Hitched

  • Cowgirl of Honor


Rustic Charm Design


If you want to keep the copy traditional, but still want to add the ranch theme, then try incorporating some rustic charm design elements. A ranch theme is most easily executed through the design. Look for an invitation that reflects the look of your venue, as well as your individual personality. If you consider yourself someone who likes a modern look, you might incorporate one small touch, rather than using a bunch of themed designs.


Here are some ranch-themed design elements to consider:

  • Succulents

  • Eucalyptus leaves

  • Blush pink

  • Horseshoe

  • Twine

  • Black and white photo

  • Gold foil

  • Longhorn


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