Before you can say “I do,” you will need to invite all your closest friends and family to share in your celebration. Once you have nailed down your guest list, it’s time for the fun part of wedding planning to begin. Modern wedding stationery can be found to fit every taste and budget, so explore your options and choose an invitation set that really makes your heart sing.
Go for the Gold
Metallics aren’t just for wedding décor, anymore. Many brides and grooms choose to incorporate their wedding colors into the invitation suite, right down to the metallics. If you’ve chosen a platinum wedding ring and silver bridesmaids dresses, why not use those same colors and finishes to create a classy invitation?
Many stationers provide foiling, embossing, glitter, and other specialty finishes that can really make your metallics pop! And don’t be afraid to incorporate these elements in more than one way, such as on the invite itself, in the calligraphy of the addressing, or the envelope liners for a fun, unexpected touch!
Hand Touches Are Trending
From hand drawn illustrations of you, as a couple (don’t forget your pet babies) to one-of-a-kind maps or paintings of your city’s skyline or even your wedding venue. Artistic touches like these can really set your invitation apart. They also help set the tone for the entire wedding day, whether you’re going for playful, pretty, rustic or relaxed.
Enlist help from an artistic friend or a local artist to create a watercolor monogram, a floral design, or even a cool, abstract background to be topped by a clean, typographic look.
You could also look through the variety of pre-made options available through stationery companies or on sties like Etsy, which offers a number of affordable, printable designs.
Don’t Forget the Postage
Spending money on stamps isn’t usually very fun, but it can be. Postage is another wonderful place to give guests a glimpse at what’s to come. You can have stamps printed with your engagement photos, your wedding date or a clean monogram. Or, hunt online for a variety of vintage stamps that match your wedding’s theme or colors.