Your wedding stationery is the first impression of your wedding. From the moment you send out your save the date, the vibe of your wedding is introduced to family and friends. So why not make it special? While the classic invite is still a beautiful touch, those looking for a bit of flair may look to these new trends in wedding stationery. First impression, conquered.
Nothing catches the eye quite like a little gold. Use the gold foil trend to enhance your names on the invite or create a "wow" factor to the border. No matter what you decide to do, this trend is extremely versatile: add it to a simple design for a modern look or to a classic design for a sophisticated, elegant feel.
Hiring a calligrapher to create your invitations may be an added expense, but the end result is so worth it. Hand lettering gives your invites that personal touch, while still looking elegant. If you don't want to spring for the calligrapher, look to sites like Minted or Etsy for hand lettered invites—they offer a ton of options without the added expense.
This is one of the latest trends to pop up in wedding stationary. The result is a light and breezy look that is sure to brighten up your guests day as they open it. If you are afraid of color, opt for muted tones that blend together to add just a little spark to an otherwise plain invite. If your wedding is all about the party, pick hues in red or orange. Keep the watercolor theme going by adding it to your envelopes and your day-of paper items.
If you feel your invites need something a bit more, an envelope liner is a great way to do that. Liners are also an easy way to add a personal touch to your invite. Include a black-and-white photo of you and your fiancé, a bold color, or an image of the city where you are getting married.
Sometimes the biggest impression comes from the simplest idea. This year, minimalistic designs popped up everywhere and we love them! Black calligraphy against a white background is a beautiful and simple way to kick off your wedding festivities and are sure to leave a lasting impression.
Style Me Pretty Contributor - Jessica Tzikas is a freelance writer, editor, and content manager from South Florida, who recently moved back to the sunshine state after living in Philadelphia for the past few years. When she isn't writing, you can find her reading by the beach, practicing yoga, and exploring nearby towns with her new husband.