4 DIY Tropical Wedding Invitation Ideas

pineapple-tropical-suite-laser-cut-envelope-invitationsFresh greenery, pineapples, flamingos, and palm trees – we love the sound of a tropical themed wedding! Whether you’re planning a destination wedding on an exotic beach, or having a summer wedding near home, you can do so much with tropical wedding decor!

Set the tone right from the start by sending your guests a truly tropical wedding invitation. Here are four ideas for DIY tropical wedding invitations using fun paper embellishments.

 1.) Envelope Liners

Envelope liners are a small detail that often go overlooked, but they have such a huge impact when guests are opening your wedding invitations! Make your own envelope liners with tropical leaf accents – you can take a look at this post for tips on how to DIY your own envelope liners.


You can also contrast a bright, tropical invitation card with a wood paper envelope liner for a more subtle and earthy look. The wood paper is reminiscent of Hawaiian sandalwood, so it would be perfect for a destination wedding in Hawaii!


Glitter Sand also makes a pretty pair with beachy wedding invitations! It adds a bit of texture and sparkle for an elegant tropical invitation.

tropical-wedding-invitations-envelope-linersA7 Euro Flap Envelopes in Cipria, Emerald, and Ultra Black | A7 Envelope Liners in Glitter Sand, Cherrywood, and Custom Printed 

2.) Laser Cut Envelopes

There are multiple designs in our line of laser cut envelopes that would be the perfect embellishment for a tropical suite! Greenery and pineapple motif designs add an unexpected flair to your invitations.


These envelopes are ungummed, and can be used as inner envelopes, paired with a full bleed liner and outer mailing envelopes. If you need tips on using double envelopes in your wedding invitations, take a look at this blog post.


tropical-laser-cut-invitation-envelopesTropical Laser Cut Envelope in Botanic | Pineapple Laser Cut Envelope in Gold with Liner in Mirror Gold | Pineapple Laser Cut Envelope in Misty Rose with Liner in Fuchsia Pink

3.) Laser Cut Shapes

This is a super simple embellishment, but it’s the little details that go a long way. Use our laser cut palm leaf shapes to embellish and personalize your invitations. The palm leaf shapes come in your choice of color (there are over 120 to choose from) and you can add a hole to your shapes when ordering for easy assembly.

tropical-wedding-invitations-pocket-laser-cut-shapesSignature Plus Pocket in Harvest | 5.25 x 7.25″ Invitation Mat in Mirror Gunmetal | Laser Cut Palm Leaves in Fairway and Botanic

Tie around your invitation card, pocket, or vellum wrap for a cute finishing touch. You can even write each guest’s name on the paper leaves, or your wedding date, your names, or your wedding hashtag.


vellum-invitations-laser-cut-tropical-leavesInkjet Vellum Paper | Laser Cut Palm Leaves in Fairway | RSVP Euro Flap Envelope in Fairway

4.) Laser Cut Petal Fold 

If you really want to take your tropical invitations to the next level, the laser cut Tropical petal fold may be for you. Intricate laser cut palm leaf details form this folded invitation base for square invitation cards.


You can choose from multiple shades of green, or choose a color that’s more unexpected – it’s up to you! No matter what, this laser cut invitation wrap will create a stunning display for your guests to enjoy.

laser-cut-petal-fold-wedding-invitations-tropicalTropical Laser Cut Petal Fold in Forest | Bellyband (Long) in Mirror Gold | 6.5″ Square Euro Flap Envelope in Gold


A tropical wedding theme gives you so much freedom to be playful with your wedding invitations. Take advantage of it and create DIY tropical invitations that will wow your guests!

Happy DIY-ing!

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