Your wedding invitation is one of the first glimpses your guests will see of what’s in store for them on your wedding day.
Will it be formal or casual? Will it be during the day or at night? Is there a theme for what they should wear?
In addition to the who, where and when, couples can personalize their wedding invitations by choosing a color, motif, details, and perhaps adding some 2020 wedding invitation trends that complement the rest of your wedding’s decor and the location or venue.
Work with your stationer to create a look that reflects your wedding-day vision.
Designs with Maps – Geography is an easy way to personalize a wedding stationery suite by showing where the wedding will be held, where the couple is from or to share all the events over the wedding weekend.
Maps can be minimal in design or elaborate and detailed. The Shape of the State cards are die-cut cards and have a little air of whimsy about them. Check those out here.
In addition to a design element on the invitation, a map can also be your wedding’s theme with map details shown on coasters and cocktail napkins at the bar, welcome bags, wedding favors and even pillows to decorate a lounge area.
Navy – As the new black, couples are turning to navy for a formal but modern design—and this deep blue hue is definitely one of the top 2020 wedding invitation trends.
Navy will look lovely for a black-tie wedding as well as a waterfront affair at a club or on the sand.
Mixed Metals – Metallics have been popular in wedding décor for the past year or two and as event designers are beginning to mix metals in décor details, stationers are beginning to mix metallics in wedding invitations and stationery designs.
Mixing metallic hues like gold, silver, and copper is one of the top wedding invitation trends for 2020.
Garlands or Wreaths – No longer limited to tablescapes and doors, a floral garland or wreath can grace your wedding invitation in a variety of blooms and colors.
Interlocking Monograms – Monograms are a classic wedding detail that can be created in a variety of ways.
You can use your married last name initial for a one-letter monogram, your first initials for a two-letter monogram or your first initials and married last name initial for a three-letter monogram. Then there’s the font style – cursive or bold – with or without an icon or imagery and of course the color!
To update a traditional design to fit 2020 wedding invitation trends, choose a style that connects the letters: an interlocking monogram.
Watercolor – Watercolor has been hot for quite a while, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
Greenery or Nature-Inspired – Look beyond flowers for nature-inspired wedding invitation designs. Leaves and greenery can be just as stunning as colorful blooms.
You can choose from a range of leaf silhouettes from thin and narrow leaves to large and bold palms.
Bold & Botanical Envelope Liners – This often after-thought of a detail can be just as striking as the invitation itself.
An envelope liner is a decorative paper that is placed inside the flap of the envelope so when your guests open it the inside of the envelope pops and complements the rest of your invitation suite. Including envelope liners in your invitation suite is one of our favorite 2020 wedding invitation trends.
Monogram with Wreath – Combining both the interlocking monogram and garland-style design trends is the monogram encircled either completely or partly with a floral wreath.
We love the idea in navy, forest green and gold with an organic calligraphed monogram with accents on the wreath in gold foil. The design can be replicated within the stationery suite on the menu card, place cards, RSVPs, travel card and other day-of stationery.
Before we leave you, here’s a few tips:
Sending invitations too late. Wedding invitations should be mailed AT LEAST six to eight weeks before the date of the wedding. Save the date cards should be mailed as far as twelve months in advance. Be sure not to forget about sending out the bridal shower invitations as well as the thank you cards.
Running out of invitations or envelopes. We advise ordering at least 10-15 extra wedding invitations when placing your invitation order. This will increase the price, but your mind will be at ease knowing you’ll have extras just in case.
Making a mistake in the wedding invitation wording. Plan ahead to avoid mistakes. Have a friend or family member review your wording before placing the order. Perhaps even a couple of people! Read the information aloud. Use an online grammar checker, such as Grammarly. You’re going to want your wedding invites to be flawless.
Not being clear about who is invited. Be sure to name invitees on the front of the wedding invitation envelope and other wedding correspondence. To invite your friends or family member’s partner, you can write “and Guest” on the envelope.
Provide clear RSVP instructions. Include the date which you would like RSVP cards returned by. To avoid writing your name and address on every envelope, order custom return address labels or stamps.
We know planning a wedding – any wedding – does not come without its challenges.
We are here to help! Please don’t hesitate to reach out!
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Your day is going to be amazing, fabulous and magical … and we couldn’t be happier for you!