Your wedding invitations are not just pieces of stationery. When done right, they are a microcosm of the entire event, a taste of what’s to come for your guests, and an elegant and timeless souvenir of the day that you will treasure for the rest of your life.
This year, the trends in wedding invitation styles are as beautiful and flexible as the event you are planning. You can incorporate traditional elements with modern updates or surprise your guests with a style they’ve probably never seen before. Your choice will depend on who you are as a couple and the tone that you want to set for the celebration to come, and this year’s innovations in design, color, and style ensure that you will find just the right invitation to speak to the heart of your celebration. You’ll know it when you see it!
Consider these trends and let us know which ones speak to you:
The use of metallics can turn a minimalist invitation into a real show stopper. Gold, silver, or rose gold typeface or calligraphy look both sophisticated and trendy against almost any simple background. Incorporate a metallic pattern into your envelope liner and on the reverse side of the invitation to add texture and interest in an elegant and unusual way.
For a wedding that involves a venue or location that really makes a statement, consider incorporating it into your invitation. Picture a letterpress of the San Francisco skyline or a custom watercolor of the elegant hotel where your reception will take place appearing before your guests as they open your invitation. A picture says a thousand words.
Using a bold and impactful typeface to announce your initials allows you to keep things simple and elegant. Monograms will feel relevant to almost any type of formal celebration, so consider using them when other options feel too fussy or over the top.
For those who want to break from the traditional, wordier style of wedding invitation, a minimalist design style can feel like a breath of fresh air. Choose premium paper stock, keep the information straight and to the point, and create a contrast with textured or colored envelopes, RSVP cards, or other details. Less is more.
Ombre is popping up everywhere from hair to nails to bathing suits, so why not use it in your wedding invitations? We can tastefully incorporate multiple shades of your favorite color, which can then be reflected in anything from your bridesmaids’ dresses to your cake.
Incorporating a marble motif in your invitations creates a sensual and expensive feel without necessarily committing to a particular color or theme. When your reception will be understated, classy, and elegant, marbled invitations can be a good choice. Marble motifs, of course, can be mirrored at your event in a thousand ways, from the food stations to the cake. Combine the metallic trend with marble for a modern and expensive feel.
A watercolor motif on your invitations is a versatile crowd pleaser. Use one color or ten, go bold or go soft. Watercolor suits any location, theme, or type of celebration. Good for indecisive brides who feel attracted to certain color combinations and want a modern, clean feel.
Gilded moons and constellations share the feeling that your love was written in the stars. Add a dreamy calligraphy font to get your guests anticipating the most romantic wedding of the year!
Dark and Moody
Choose paper in shades of dark navy or charcoal black to offset metallic typography for an unexpected and unique experience for your guests. This design will complement a chic, sophisticated city wedding with a black-tie after party. Dress your bridesmaids in the same color to offset your elegant and shimmering shade of white.
For the incurable romantic, use laser cutting to incorporate lace or floral motifs, silhouettes, or basically anything you can think of for an invitation where texture will speak volumes. Choose a pop-up version to capture your guests’ hearts long before they attend the event.
Embellish your invitation suite with hand tied ribbon or twine to draw all of the elements together and to communicate the idea of “tying the knot.” Another personal and dramatic touch is to close the envelope with a wax seal. You can have it personalized with your initials or with any symbol or design that you feel represents your union.
Paper & Posh
At Paper & Posh, we know that the perfect wedding starts with the perfect invitation. We are masters at mixing trends and combining classic elements with a modern touch to strike just the right balance. We start our process with a complimentary, face-to-face consultation so that we understand your vision, personalities, and the feeling you want to create on your big day. We understand how to bring your story to life in your invitation so that your guests feel the love as soon as they open it. Contact Paper & Posh today. We’d love to share our ideas for an unforgettable invitation that complements your unique and special style.