Sure, it sounds cliché – but your wedding stationery sets the tone for the entire day. If you’re looking to incorporate some of this year’s biggest trends into your stationery, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve tracked down all the best wedding invitation designs, save the date cards and more to help inspire your own very special wedding print.
Gold and Jewel Tones
One rising wedding colour palette we can’t get enough of is actually pretty reminiscent of hidden treasure – jewel tones. First indicated as a rising home décor trend (ELLE Décor), we’ve seen a huge rise in these luxurious palettes for wedding themes too.
(Source: The Celebration Society)
We love how this example pairs these ruby and emerald tones with flashes of gold in the envelope liners.
If you want to recreate a look like this for your wedding invitations in 2019, why not add a subtle gold shimmer with our Ice Gold stock? It’s a fantastic way of adding an element of glamour to your print.
Are you going green on your big day? Eco-friendly wedding planning has become a massive trend. From using seasonal produce for the catering to lighting the room by candlelight instead of electricity, couples opting for an environmentally way of saying “I do” will also be thinking about the sustainability of their print.
We offer a printing stock option that’s both recycled and recyclable, making the ideal material for your 2019 wedding. Check out our full range of stocks here.
Another wedding trend that’s seen a rise in recent years is a rustic theme. By this, we mean things like barns, fairy lights and naked cakes. Anything that says Pinterest-worthy wedding style. Like this…
(Source: Green Wedding Shoes)
For this theme, you’re going to need stationery to match. If you want to create a DIY look that doesn’t make you think DI-why-did-I-choose-to-do-this, we have great news – there is an easier way!
First, create a simple design that would work well on an earthy-brown textured card. Then choose Kraft stock when you’re ordering your stationery. Trust us, no one will ever know that you didn’t sit and painstakingly craft every invite by hand.
Florals are always a fantastic choice for your wedding. Especially in spring and summer. If you’re hosting a more traditional wedding, roses, tulips, peonies and hydrangeas are all great choices.
If you want something a little quirkier, check out our Wedding Garland free design templates. We’ve used a range of illustrated flowers to help make sure you’re on trend in 2019 and that you stand out from the crowd. Click on the template below to start customising.
The Right Texture
So, we’ve already gushed over Kraft and Ice Gold stocks, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to printing your own wedding stationery. Making sure your wedding stationery impresses and stands out means picking a stock that’s unique to you, and is something many couples are choosing to do.
We recently launched a range of wedding stocks so now you have even more choice. Each stock has a slightly different look or feel. Read our product FAQs here for a quick description of each option, or check out the following high-resolution images and see for yourself what print possibilities are out there.
Pastels and Watercolour
It’s easy to see why pastel wedding stationery is so popular – it’s pretty, it’s versatile and it’s also a well-loved option for the ceremony’s colour palette. The example below uses pastel flowers on place name cards for the tables.
(Source: Eliza May Prints)
We love the personal touch of handwriting each name onto a card! And if you want to be really trendy on your wedding day, we recommend going with a pastel coral colour – after all, coral is the colour of the year for 2019!
Hand lettering and calligraphy are techniques used for drawing decorative letters. They’re great for adding a personal touch to your wedding stationery, but it can be a bit pricey hiring a professional calligrapher.
(Source: Olive & Millicent)
A cheaper, but no less professional alternative to printing them out to send to a calligrapher is to create your own designs using our free online tool and using our handwritten style fonts. (In fact, a lot of our wedding templates use this kind of font as standard.) This way, you get the bespoke look you’re after at just a fraction of the price. Meaning you can probably afford to spend a little more on the dress or the venue.
Here’s a free template you can start designing today that uses this exact wedding trend. Just click to customise.
Looking for a more modern wedding invitation trend? Why not try a geometric style? This example uses an ultra-modern marble background paired with a mixed metals geometric outline to prove that you don’t need any fancy frills for a stunning wedding stationery set.
We’re particularly a fan of using the same theme before during AND after the wedding with matching thank you cards – that’s a great way of showing both appreciation to your guests and that you’ve thought about everything.
We bet you’re brimming with wedding invite ideas after that! If you’re ready to start printing your own wedding stationery, check out our full range of options here. If you’d like a little more inspiration, here are 15 fun hacks for easy DIY wedding invitations.