In our third instalment of the Full Focus Wedding trends for 2017 blog, we’re looking at the growing movement towards all things stationery. Much more than just writing and office materials, super organised stationery addicts are sweeping the nation with more rainbow coloured pens than you dare to count and reams of beautiful writing paper, note pads and freshly sharpened pencils at their disposal. This penchant for organisation, beauty and intricacy chimes with many brides to be and is the reason why wedding stationery is on top of their priority list.
The style, colour and theme of your wedding are all reflected within the first envelope that lands on your guests’ doorstep, giving your them the first exciting glimpse into your wedding. This first impression sets the tone for your special day so it’s very important that the design speaks to you as a couple.
Indulge your stationery addiction with careful planning of your wedding paper - even your ‘to do’ list can be beautifully created. Along with save the dates and invitations, tie in the design with your menu, place names, signs and thank-you cards.
Here we have a look at the top 5 wedding stationery trends for 2017:
Historically, calligraphy has played a significant role in wedding stationery and luckily for 2017 brides, is far easier to source and afford thanks to the internet. Finding the perfect, romantic calligraphy font is easy but there are many who are taking up the artform as a hobby. What can be better than handwriting your own invitations?
Subtle, feminine and romantic watercolour designs are a contemporary way to display your chosen wedding colours. Mix soft pastel colours with darker, more vibrant colours for a modern aesthetic. Pair with bright white or black lettering for a beautiful, easy-to-read result.
The perfect choice for non-traditionalists – repeating patterns, facets, squares and triangles are all having their moment on the modern wedding invitation this year, giving your correspondence a refreshing edge. Mix bold monochrome graphics with bright colours like neon orange and acid yellow to create an eye-catching design.
Brides are ditching plain white and ecru invitations in favour of a bold, moody colour palette. Colours like navy, teal, dark grey, plum and even black are a popular choice for autumn and winter weddings. Compliment these jewel tones with off white or grey lettering and a hint of metallic foil.
Woodland weddings are increasingly popular so why not let this natural and organic setting reflect your wedding stationery? Nature-inspired invitations adorned with flowing, floral patterns and natural wood-grain effects are top choices for bohemian brides.
Are you a stationery addict? We’d love to hear all about your invitation design. We can match your chosen font within your wedding video to ensure the theme is seamless from save the dates to your final produced video which you can share with friends and family for years to come. To find out more about our bespoke wedding video service click here.