There is something magical about receiving a Wedding invitation, that first insight into what the big day may hold. Today on the blog I’m thrilled to have the clever Wedding Paper Divas team sharing their thoughts on Wedding Stationery trends for the year ahead. The hub of fun Wedding stationery shopping Wedding Paper Divas have been delighting couples with their designer exclusives and huge range of styles since 2006.
“We know couples have an abundance of inspiration, high expectations and an appetite for imaginative, custom details when it comes to wedding stationery,” said Janel Wiley, Merchandising Design Manager for Wedding Paper Divas. “We created the 2013 collection to offer a combination of fresh designs, superb product quality and attentive white-glove service to ensure every couple can effortlessly create stationery that reflects their individuality and provides the perfect first impression for their wedding.”
Over to the experts, their Wedding Stationery trends prediction and some fabulous inspirational images
2013 SPRING & SUMMER DESIGN TRENDS
Ultra Modern: Driven by sleek, clean lines, this trend exudes cool chic. Meticulously designed type layouts create invitations that are both intriguing and engaging. Add personality with a humorous bit of phrasing in just the right place and accented with bold fonts. Smart geographic patterns such as stripes, diagonals, chevrons or dots can be playfully accented by color palettes that pop to add even more personal flare.
Vintage Deco: Full of glamour, this trend pulls from the lavish ornamentation of the art deco period, with a bit of the organic line quality of art nouveau. Gorgeous frames, flourishes and lots of delicate details are the foundations of the Vintage Deco trend. Romantic neutrals with hints of gilded trim, subtle shimmer and subdued jewel tones recall eras past.
Photo Invitations: Playful and creative photographs so clearly express the personality and style of a couple. The popularity of Photo Invitations has skyrocketed due to the availability of a wide variety of distinctive designs created specifically to showcase personal pictures. New designs options allow for further personalization, whether with unique photo frames, transparent overlays or custom type laid on top of the photo.
Something Blue: This color trend is straight off the runway and covers the entire palate of blues, from steely slate to bright aqua to deep baltic. Distinctive color combinations – the energetic pairing of cobalt and coral paired with a soft, neutral mink – are also seen, while layering several contrasting shades of blue brings tremendous depth and texture to designs. These rich hues are only enhanced by clean rounded corners or a touch of shimmer from new pearl paper.
Dreamy Destinations: With destination weddings growing in popularity, tickets, maps and all things travel accentuate this trend. Whether it is a sun-soaked wedding along the shore, an intimate gathering nestled in an Italian villa, or an elaborate, verdant affair among the vines, these whimsical and exotic designs are perfect for the adventurous couple known for their endless escapades.
Such great inspiration, I particularly love the destination designs like the vintage feel map above. The new Wedding Paper Divas 2013 collection goes beyond mere invitations and includes save-the-dates, thank you cards and day-of stationery like menus and place cards. To browse through the entire collection or to learn more about the lovely Wedding Paper Divas team just visit: