Now that you’ve set a date and your wedding plans are underway, you’re probably antsy to get your save-the-dates in the mail! But one thing remains, you still need to figure out the style you want for your wedding stationery so you can get your invitations off the press and in the hands of your guests.
Before you settle on any old invite, however, we want to let you in on the stationery trends of 2017 and save you from making the much dreaded mistake of outdated design — and whatever you do, don’t go rustic on us! These days, it’s best to think outside the box with textural, watercolor, geometric and informal stationery designs.
ROCK THE TEXTURE
When it comes to texture, don’t be afraid to rock the natural designs of agate, geodes and marble on your invitations. This new craze is everything but traditional and sending an invite like this is sure to leave an impression!
CRAZY ABOUT WATERCOLOR
Watercolors are the perfect choice if you want to set a softer tone with a modern edge. A watercolor style stationery is the perfect balance between modern and whimsical if you’re designing a wedding with nature in mind.
GEOMETRIC EYE CANDY
With the craze for all things modern, geometrical style invitations are the way to go! Geometrical designs demonstrate the innovation of the millennial generation and our modern age, without skimping on beauty.
These days, millennials are more interested in spending their money on experiences than material possessions and their wedding is no exception! Not only do they want to have fun, but they want their guests to have fun as well! Informal invitations like these, definitely set the tone for a wedding that is sure to entertain.
Custom Designed Stationery and Invitations To Fit Your Style.
“Differently Designed’s objective is to create swoon-worthy designs for your upcoming event with a look that your guests will soon not forget, and make your event personal. We offer custom invitations, save the dates, programs, thank you cards and a variety of other custom printed materials. Quality service, unique custom designs and the ability to keep it simple or make a grand entrance is precisely where Differently Designed shines. You already know what you’re looking for – something unique, something to make the event truly yours. That’s something Differently Designed delivers.” –Differently Designed
Differently Designed is now the only company in the Albuquerque area to offer in-house white ink printing! The wedding invitation above is a gorgeous example of using unexpected white font to create a very clean and modern looking invite.
“Mindy at Differently Designed helps you through from beginning to end. It was a pleasure to work with someone who listen to want we had envisioned, and made it work out perfectly. She was so helpful when it came to getting all of the inserts properly worded. She was so easy to work with and I would use her again if I had another daughter!” -Paula
Every season there are new types of trends and styles that brides and grooms take into account when they are planning a wedding. For the fall season, there are even trends when it comes to the types of wedding invitations that get sent out, according to the Washingtonian.
Monochromatic styles and heavy, thick paper with hand-painted edges seems to be very popular this season, the news provider reports. Also, personalized envelope liners and diecut envelopes have also appeared on several.
“For fall, we’re seeing lots of nature-themed invitations, using images of trees, leaves, mountains – and lots of peacocks,” Heidi Kallett, owner of a stationary store, told the news source. “We’re also seeing couples mix and match patterns like stripes, florals, and checks, all in the same design.”
In addition, the most popular colors for wedding invitations this season are copper, deep purple and jewel tones, the media outlet reports.
According to TheKnot, it is important that no matter what type of wedding invitation design a bride and groom decide to send out, it should be personal because it is a very special event.
Listen up, brides: the invitation is essentially the “face” of your upcoming wedding, so you will want to make a good first impression. Not only should the wedding invitation share the critical details surrounding your big day (date, time, location, etc.), it should also serve as a subtle reminder to guests on the tone and theme of your event. Here, we offer six fresh ideas that push the envelope, rethinking traditional rules of wedding invitations and stationery.
A cost-effective alternative to engraving, letterpress gives off the appearance of images or typeface “pressed” into the paper. This old school printing technique has found new life as a popular option among modern-day couples. It’s raised surface rendering has a chic, sophisticated feel.
Wedding invitations today come in a myriad of shapes and sizes. The traditional 5 x 7 invite now stands alongside more avant-garde dimensions of vertical and horizontal varieties. Some popular shapes include 5.25 x 5.25, 7.00 x 5.00, and 4 x 9.25.
Current selections in wedding invitations are available in a number of dynamic colors and styles, so don’t be afraid to switch things up and go with a fun hue. Remember–select the option that best fits your personality to help convey the tone and theme of your wedding to guests.