This is a guest post from Rebecca Leary of Wedding Paper Divas, one of our absolute favorite sites for all of your wedding paper goods. 

One of the most exciting wedding planning “to-do” tasks is designing your save the dates, wedding invitations and reception response cards. Wedding stationery should reflect your personality as a couple and should also be a representation of what guests can expect at the wedding. And whether you are throwing a casual backyard barbecue or a fancy soiree fit for royalty, consider some of these popular trends in wedding stationery.

 

Styled Photos

What’s a great save the date without a creative picture of you and your beloved? More and more couples are working with their photographers to create photos that are artistic and fun. Instead of the traditional posed picture, save the date photos are showing hands shaped like hearts, couples walking into the sunset, or something totally unique to the bride and groom. So get out there and imagine!

Letterpress

This year, custom letterpress wedding invitations are making a huge comeback. Letterpress stationery is printed on high-quality stock and has deeply pressed indentations that give an artisanal look and feel. For these types of invitations, designs can be pressed with metallic foiling, giving letterpress stationery an added depth – and extra pop. Letterpress invites tend to be on the more expensive side, so if you’re looking for a more cost effective alternative consider certain embossing stamps that can add extra detailing to a digital print.

Hip “elegant” fonts

Fonts are just another way to express personality, and this year, elegant fonts are trending. But this elegance is not necessarily old-fashioned – in fact, it’s a great mix between modern-day and formal fonts that is uniquely fitting for a wedding. Just be sure your chosen font fits with your personality and the style of your wedding before using it on your wedding stationery. Above all, be true to yourself.

DIY embellishments

Weddings today are all about personalization, and wedding invitations are no different. Many brides don’t want to send wedding invites straight off the press – first, they like to add their own flair in the form of embellishments. Whether you decide to add custom holders, envelope liners, pocket folds, ribbons, or bows, they’re all stylish choices that will put your distinctive mark on your wedding invitations.

Today, wedding invitations, save the dates, and response cards are some of the easiest ways to express your personality. Follow these trends and have fun letting others know about your upcoming nuptials!

 

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