Having majored in Graphic Design it’s no secret that stationery is my absolute favorite element of every wedding! Stationery is so important because it is your guests’ first glimpse into what kind of party and guest experience you’re planning. The moment they receive that Save The Date in the mail they get an idea of the color scheme or theme you’re going for and more importantly, it gets everyone excited for the day to arrive!
Today we have a Q&A session with Suzanne of She Paperie to give our brides and grooms a look into what goes into choosing your stationery. Be sure to check out some of her gorgeous work below!
• With all the technology available today what are some trends you are seeing and hoping to see in 2015?
Whether 2015 is your year to tie the knot or you just like to keep in the know of the latest and greatest wedding stationery trends, here are a few that are sure to stick around throughout the year.
*HANDLETTERED LOVLINESS! Think calligraphy but with a modern, less traditional feel. Currently, the work of an artist’s hand lettering masterpiece is often times the focal point of a wedding invitation suite. I can’t think of a trend I like more than this one right now.
*COLOR, COLOR & MORE COLOR! Long gone are the days when you’ll receive an all white or ivory wedding invitation with embossed lettering (ah-hem, mine may or may not have looked like that 15 years ago!) Colors ranging from the softest shade of blush pink to the deepest shade of wine (hello ‘Marsala’ which Pantone named as 2015’s color of the year) will be infused into invitations and their coordinating wedding day paper elements. This colorful trend will continue to be seen on the wedding stationery scene.
*GOLD FOR THE WIN! Beautiful gold foil pressed invitations, hand painted gold edges and even flat printed cards with highlights of gold are all the rage right now. There haven’t been many invitations I’ve designed lately that haven’t had at least a touch of gold somewhere on them. In my opinion, gold will not be getting old any time soon!
Lastly, a few other trends we’re seeing include watercolor, unique shaped invitations (it’s hip to NOT be square!), and laser cut cards…which lucky for me two Scheme brides have recently done.
The request I cringe at most is when asked “Is it acceptable to include our wedding registry information on the invitations?” Sorry folks, but it’s simply impolite and bad etiquette to do this. If you have a wedding website, this is a more than acceptable place to share the information. If you are sending Save The Date cards, share what your web address is so your guests can find the information there. If you aren’t sending a Save The Date card, another option would be to include a SEPARATE card within the wedding invitation suite noting what your website is. And if a wedding website or Save The Date card just isn’t happening, ask your family members, friends and bridal party to help spread the word!
• Any additional tips and/or advice.
And while still on the topic of envelopes, SPELL IT OUT!!! The city, street, post office box, and word apartment should not be abbreviated.
Lastly, let your personal wedding style be reflected on your invitations. Since the invitation sets the tone for what’s to come on your wedding day, don’t send a casual looking invitation for your black tie affair. Give your guests an indication of the formality of your event and give them a real feel for your keen sense of wedding style (you know, let them know how cool the two of you really are!)
Thanks Scheme for featuring SHE PAPERIE and allowing me to share some insight today. Cheers to love, laughter and a happily ever after!