The simplest wedding invitations that you can send to your wedding guests, announcing thus your wedding, are those created by yourself. Artists and calligraphers out there recommend this as the best (and cheapest) way to impress your guests. If they will receive a regular wedding invitation, that notifies them that they were invited to a wedding, most likely they will read the invitation and then place it in a drawer somewhere; not mentioning that if you're not a very close friend or family member, they might even forget about your wedding invitation. However, if your invitation would be jaw-dropping, they would remember to be present at your wedding.
So to make your invitation impressive through the simplicity that it will feature, we recommend you to hand paint your wedding invitations and then adorn them with various elements, from flowers and silk to timber and sand. Flowers (natural or artificial) are the best way to go, because they have many things in common with brides; they are unique, romantic, gentle, graceful and fragile.
The first thing that you have to do, if you want to hand paint your invitations yourself, is to look at actual flowers and see how the light gets reflected on them, how they shine in the sunlight or moonlight, how they bloom and also fade away. You have to see all these, if you want your drawings to be realistic. Of course, one can always design a flower or another pattern on the front cover of their wedding invitations using only her imagination, or ideas that are present on the Internet, but nothing can compare to the real thing, this is why we recommend you to gaze at actual flowers, not to those present on the screen of your computer.
Flowers can be drawn by the bride or they can be simply attached to the wedding invitations, case in which the bride has to draw something else on her invitations, integrating thus the flower that she attaches into the story that she wants to create when combining actual/artificial flowers with drawings.