Your wedding stationery is an important element of your wedding: it sets the tone and theme of your wedding and is a glimpse of what is to come for your guests. 2012 was a year where retro, vintage and shabby chic were among the most popular designs. But for 2013 we’ll see more elegant, personalised invitations and thank you cards.
According to wedding stationery expert, Gemma Milly, couples are looking for something memorable for their invitations, orders of service and place names, so bespoke stationery that reflect the personality of the couple is back in vogue.
Design Trends for 2013 Wedding Stationery:
Lace: always a popular choice for weddings – it’s timeless and beautiful, and the Royal wedding had a bit impact on its popularity. It is so intricate and detailed that it lends itself to wedding stationery, and with the latest printing techniques, it can be given a modern twist. Think laser cut designs based on the lace in a bride’s dress, or letterpress lace patterns.
Painterly prints: this is where painting and printing techniques are combined; think rich ombré and hand painting, giving water-colour a romantic yet modern twist. We’ve seen this on the Spring/Summer 2013 catwalks, from designers such as Marc Jacobs and Hollt Fulton. Geometric pattern will be big, but inky watercolour patterns will be popular too.
Foiling was a big hit in 2012 and the 2013 catwalks have seen lots of sheen and metallic hues. In stationery this translates into foil and varnish, to lend that extra sparkle to a design. There’s nothing quite as gorgeous as gold foil-edged invitations, printed onto thick paper and stacked up so you can see the edges shine!
Have you decided on the design for your wedding stationery?