Every process of wedding planning has its thrill and excitement. And when it comes to wedding invitations, there’s no shortage of creative thoughts that go into the stationery. It’s a time to convey the couple’s personality and taste within print, creating a memorable wedding invitation for gathering friends and family to the special day of matrimony, as well as providing a glimpse of the wedding theme to guests. To explore different ideas for wedding invitations, here are the hot trends for 2017:
Classic white, blush, and neutral tones are timeless and will always be part of wedding colors. However, this year is all about color: pastel, soft-washed, watercolor, and greenery. For example, citrus elements will give your wedding a touch of zing. Adding orange blossoms with greenery is a simple touch, yet pleasing to the eyes and makes it the perfect element for a spring or summer wedding.
Incorporating the elements of nature adds charm and appeal in many ways for wedding invitations. From beautiful, engraved flowers to green leaves and wood grain textures for an earthy vibe, these elements create simple and delicate designs. These nature trends for wedding invitations provide a myriad of designs for various wedding themes: bohemian, rustic, vintage, countryside, modern or simple elegance.
Even if you’re having a beach-theme wedding, you can include green leaves or palm leaves for a tropical setting. The foliage trend is perfect for a romantic, beach-side wedding. But regardless of your wedding theme, adding a touch of nature provides the charm to your invitations.
A hybrid of modern and rustic is hot this year, and it’s here to stay for a while. There are many ways to add a rustic touch to modern designs. Some of which include little details that have a huge impact. For instance, add rustic tags like lace band or burlap to tie up the cards. This small touch conveys the rustic side overlaying the modern details of the card. On the other hand, a subtle look entails soft color palette with Kraft envelopes. The contrast of the heavy texture of the envelope with the colored details of the card creates the perfect modern-rustic look. This invitation style is ideal for both rural countryside and modern weddings set on a vineyard or golf course, yet is universal enough to suit other wedding settings.
Using laser technology to cut wedding invitations is a big thing now. The laser creates beautiful designs with precision and showcases those delicate details. If you want elegant and unique touches to your invitations, the laser can provide you with that flexibility. These type of invitations are perfect for both outdoor and indoor weddings, modern or vintage, and is sure to wow your guests.
For some oomph to your invitations, metallic touches with gold, silver, or bronze foils will do just that. You can add a touch of gold leaf to flowers, or border the card with foils, add polka dots, pressed calligraphy, add flourishes, or use the touch as an envelope liner. Get creative with metallic, as you can’t go wrong with its presence.
For a minimalist design, focus on letters instead of colors or images. To do so, play with font types. Use bold graphics that are stunning and elegant calligraphy for some charm. Add scripts that impress, creating impact, yet is easy to read. It’s all about being classy and elegant while being neat and legible.
Nowadays, couples choose to invite from themselves instead of including their parents’ names on the invitation introduction. This modern wording is a way to express a more intimate, unique request from just the bride and groom. It breaks away from classic traditions, subtly reminding people of the modern ways — how anything is possible now. Though this isn’t a big detail to the invitation, it provides a different meaning for the bride and groom.
Current wedding invitation trends take original, creative and classic invitations and shift them toward flowers, elegant calligraphy, laser cut detail, nature themes, and rustic designs. This change encompasses the modern look in a simple way, yet it is sure to impress guests. Whatever design appeals to you as a couple, embrace it and adapt it to your personality and taste for your special day.