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Latest Trends in Wedding Invitations
We are moving closer and closer to living in a paperless world. Emails and text messages make up the majority or our correspondence these days, and bank, telephone and utility statements are all available online. But when it comes to wedding invitations, 285gms ivory paper with a brushed silk finish is still king. Even the most technologically advanced of betrothed couples will send out an actual invitation rather than an email, and the options these days when it comes to what you can do with a wedding invitation are quite remarkable. Your invitation not only gives you need to know information, but says something about you as a couple as well as giving the guests a clue as to the sort of wedding they will be attending.
Keep it classic
Wedding planners and regular people planning weddings are coming up with all sorts of ideas for wedding invitations. But that doesn’t mean you have to feel pressured to jump on the bandwagon. If you are an old fashioned couple going for a classic wedding, you will want your invitation to communicate that. Curly fonts on shimmering, pastel-coloured paper have become a cliché because they are beautiful and they get the job done – no mess, no fuss.
Fun and quirky
Imagine Zooey Deschanel marrying Michael Cera. Think of the cute little self-portraits they would have on their invitation, probably of them standing on a hill holding hands with bluebirds fluttering around. Two simple handwriting style fonts. Venn diagrams that show how good they are together. Muted primary and secondary colours. An obscure quote from a Postal Service song. This option is definitely for the couple that is trying to put the “edge” into “marriedge…” Okay, we know that’s not how you spell marriage. But nothing goes into marriage! You try.
Don’t worry; we’re not suggesting you get you wedding date tattooed onto your entire guest list. We’re thinking more like a keepsake that they can have and hold. One trend in this department has been burning the invitation into wooden cutting boards, so the wedding invitation doubles up as a handy kitchen implement. Or you could have the details of the wedding printed or embroidered onto a linen handkerchief. We don’t actually know anyone under the age of 85 who uses a handkerchief, but it’s a cute idea.
Use your talents
If you’re a creative, you can use your talents to create a completely unique wedding invitation for yourself. If you’re a writer, write a little poem about what people can expect on the day. Designer? Why not create a logo with the initials of you and your partner? This way you can really inject your personality into the creation of the invitation and make it really special.
A picture says a thousand words
A trend that keeps popping up time and time again is the big, bold photograph of the happy couple, paired with only essential information. Practically every newly engaged couple has an engagement photo shoot these days, so pick your favourite image from the shoot and use it in a double-sided invitation design. On the one side you could have the image with a few simple words, like “Sam and Jodi get hitched”. Then on the other side you just have the basics: date, time, venue, and contact number or email. People generally don’t need more information that that to attend a wedding, and if they do, they can call.
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