As you begin planning your wedding day, you want each detail to represent you as a couple. From the dress to the place settings at the reception, you want your big day to be as unique and beautiful as your love. One for the first steps in setting the tone for your wedding is choosing wedding stationery that fits your personality. If you need some inspiration for picking the perfect invitation, take a look at these gorgeous trends in wedding stationery.
One of the hottest trends in wedding stationery is envelope liners. Designers are planning with bold colors, fun designs, and whimsical elements, to leave an impression on guests as soon as they open up the invitation. The inner layer of the envelope is the first things guests see, and can immediately set the tone for your big day. This element, that is often left blank, is the perfect place to draw attention and make a statement. If you are getting married in a big city, consider having the skyline on the liner. If you have a themed wedding, add elements from the type of flowers or decorations that will be used. Pair a festive envelope liner with a brightly colored envelope to create a piece of mail everyone will remember.
The great thing about wedding stationery trends today, is they give you, as a couple, the change to express who you are and what matters most about your big day, to your guests. A cust way to incorporate details about your relationship on your invitation, is creating a personalized monogram. Opposed to the monograms or family crests of old, your personalized monogram reflects all the great things about your life, as a soon to be married couple. Include the initial of each of your first names, the date of the wedding, skylines, or even a picture of your pets. The monogram can be used on your invitations, stamped on the back of the envelope, or even used on napkins at the reception.
Dramatic Color Schemes
While traditional white and lace schemes have their place in the world of wedding stationery, many modern couples steer away from this concept. There are an infinite number of options when it comes to color schemes, and many couples find that bold, bright colors reflect their personality and taste much better. If you are using dark tones like violet or even black, you can also add foil or metallic elements to make the invitations really stand out. Many designers are also using watercolors on their stationery, which is a very subtle way to add color and romance to the invitation. If you are having a beach wedding, you can mix a palette of blues and tans to create the feel of the ocean. Whatever you choose, dramatic color schemes are a great way to fuse your personality into your invitations.
Handwriting and Calligraphy
While you may steer from tradition with your bold colors and whimsical monogram, there is still a place for some old school wedding invitation practices. You may adore your grandmother’s wedding invitations which feature beautiful, handwritten calligraphy. The handwritten look gives your invitation a personal touch. If you don’t want the whole thing written in pretty penmanship or fancy flourishes, consider just having your names hand lettered or the addresses on your envelopes.
Every element of your special day should reflect your personality and unique style. From start to finish, we are here to help you create custom wedding stationery that is as beautiful as you!