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The 2014 Stationery Scene

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These days, almost anything goes when it comes to your wedding invites. Today’s couples are pulling inspiration from a variety of sources — from Old Hollywood glam to the hottest high fashion trends seen on the runway.

Nevertheless, there are still a few invite trends that are pulling ahead on the favorites scale. From heavy metals to delicate floral details, these are some of the new invitations look you can expect to fall in love with this year.

1. Heavy Metals

Metallics have been a massive trend for a while now, but they’ve since moved on from the more straightforward gold or silver foil stamping. Now couples should be on the lookout for rose gold or tawny bronzes to add an unexpected (yet incredibly elegant) touch.

2. An Artistic Touch

 

More than ever, couples are appreciating the artistic touches that make their invites unique. Because of that, it’s safe to say that you’ll find adorable little freehand designs on invites everywhere this year. Better still, these invites can be completely custom — so if you can dream it, an artist can help bring your vision to life.

Invite by Brittney Nichole Designs

Invite by Brittney Nichole Designs

3. Lovely Little Lace

It’s used everywhere from everyday women’s fashion to pretty lace table runners — and maybe even on your wedding dress. Why? Because when it comes to romantic touches, lace is a no-brainer.  Draping your wedding invites with lace fabric is undoubtedly a beautiful option — not only because they’ll be able to marvel at the design, but because they’ll also be able to feel the texture.

Invite by BeaconLn.com

Invitation Suite by BeaconLn.com

4. Delicate Floral Details

 

Flowers are always on trend — that’s no surprise there! But with vintage romance themes being the hot ticket for weddings this year, botanicals have started taking on a newer, more luxurious look. From oversized and blossomy, to woodland and otherworldly, expect floral designs to be more romantic and showy than ever.

Invitation Suite by Brittney Nichole Designs

Invitation Suite by Brittney Nichole Designs

Photo courtesy of Genevieve Nisly Photography

Photo courtesy of Genevieve Nisly Photography

5.Playful Patterns

A simple — but fun — way to keep your wedding stationery looking sharp & contemporary is incorporating a pretty pattern that you can carry across your suite. In-demand patterns for 2014 include bold stripes, playful dots, watercolor details, delicate damasks and even tribal designs.

6. Bold Motifs

 

Using a motif across your wedding immediately brands your event and is a fun expression of your style. Do you have a particular style or destination you want your guests to identify your wedding with? Express it with a special graphic motif — such as a rustic chalkboard banner, a vintage floral wreath or a bold city skyline — that you carry across your wedding stationery. 

Invite by Pink Tomato

Invite by Pink Tomato

Invite by The Paper Vow

Invite by The Paper Vow

7. Reworking Rustic

Rustic weddings are still going strong, but in 2014 they’ll be getting a bit of a makeover. Countryside chic will take on a new level of elegance and sophistication with rises in chandelier graphics, whimsical woodland elements & classier DIY touches.

Invites by Pink Tomato

Invites by Pink Tomato

8. Downsizing

And last but certainly not least, the size of invites will be seeing a change this year. The most requested look for wedding invitations will be smaller than the standard 5×7 — something petite, dainty and infinitely precious.

No matter what the theme of your wedding, we have confidence that you’ll be able to incorporate one (or more!) of these trends into your wedding invites.

Be sure to comment below & tell us your favorite 2014 invite trend!

 

 

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