If you’ve been following our blog, you’ve definitely heard me say that your wedding invitations set the tone of your event. Receiving a beautiful suite in the mail shows your guests that they are special and gives them a glimpse into the look and feel of your big day!
With so many newly engaged brides looking for inspiration, it only seemed fit to share with you what we believe are the Top 10 Wedding Stationery Trends for 2017:
Organic, simple, creative, and playful seems to be the common theme this year. The Pantone color of the year is “greenery,” and we are already seeing lots of gorgeous wedding inspiration with lush greenery as the focal point in the décor. Brides are loving the idea of incorporating botanical elements in beautiful letterpress or flat-printed watercolor designs.
Soft washed, vibrant abstract, vintage floral…you name it! Watercolor designs are at the top of the “wedding favorites” list for 2017. Hand-drawn artistry will add a very personal and unique touch to your wedding stationery. Think about the nice surprise your guests will have when they see your gorgeous invite in the midst of boring mail! They will rave about your invitations for years to come! 🙂
Hand calligraphy is becoming more and more popular. From classy and elegant to whimsical and organic, this year’s trend is really focusing on embracing creativity to the very last detail. We love it!!!
You can never go wrong with a clean design. If simplicity is what you are envisioning, then you’ll be happy to know that this year’s trend is also embracing a clean a minimal design for wedding invitations. In 2017, you will see more and more designs focusing on beautiful typography while keeping the background simple.
While minimalist designs will take more of a front seat in this year’s wedding trends, the big floral motif will also be high on the list. If you are going for a vintage-boho theme, then big, illustrated floral designs might just be the perfect look for your invitations.
Textured Paper Good
Brides are forgoing the traditional flat, matte paper for their wedding stationery and are opting for papers that have a more organic feel and unique look. Get creative and branch out with cotton paper or deckled-edge paper!
It’s all in the details, and this year foil stamping is here to stay! Adding metallic elements into your invitation is an awesome way to incorporate formality and glamour, creating a feeling of opulence while adding texture and uniqueness. While gold and silver foils are the most commonly used, we are seeing a rise in other less traditional metallic colors such as copper and rose gold. Whether you are going for a romantic, elegant look or a modern industrial theme, adding foil will take your invitations to the next level!
Hand-Drawn and Watercolor Tropical Foliage
As Floridians, we might be a bit biased, but we totally love this new trend! Watercolor tropical foliage designs are a modern and creative twist on the traditional beach-inspired wedding invitations. If you are having your wedding at a tropical location, incorporating the exotic beauty of a hand-drawn, watercolor design is the perfect way to add some pizzazz and personality to your invitations!
Bold and Bright Colors
Color is back! 2017 is gearing up to be bold and bright by incorporating vibrant color palettes and unique color combinations. Fun colors like yellow, red, orange, pink and pomegranate are making their way into beautiful and elegant bridal bouquets, centerpieces, bridesmaids’ dresses, and, of course, wedding invitations! 😉
Monograms have always been a classic design for weddings, but this year’s trend is giving a makeover to the traditional monogram. Custom monograms are becoming more popular, and couples are adding meaningful elements that best reflect their personalities and wedding style. From whimsical, hand-illustrated crests to regal and royally opulent designs, this year’s custom monogram trend has something for every bride!
So, out of all of these 2017 trends, which one is your favorite? We’d love to hear your opinion in the comments below!