Five Trends in Wedding Invitations for 2014

Wedding invitations give your guests a little taste of what is to come at your wedding.  Over the years, invitations have become just as important as the event itself.  Here are the top five trends for 2013 and 2014!

Bold Colors

When you think about invitations you normally think of white or ivory invitations.  That is now changing to bold and vibrant colors!

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Laser Cut

Laser cut invitations are the newest trend where intricate patterns are cut in to the paper.

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Hand Stamped

Another new trend is hand stamped invitations! Custom stamps are made to create this unique look!

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Letterpress invitations are still on trend for 2014.  This elegant and classic look is pressed in to the paper using various colors of ink to create this look.

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Pocket Invitations

Pocket invitations are a great way to include all of the details to the wedding inside your invitation without things look busy or cluttered.

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Which invitation look is your favorite?  We can’t decide!

Nontraditional Wedding Invitations

I am in love with nontraditional invitations!  Don’t get me wrong, I still adore some  traditional wedding invitations but if you want to wow your guests before they even arrive think outside of the box and design a unique invitation! If you want to create a unique invitation, start with the theme of the wedding and also your personalities to decide what design would fit you best.

I have listed some great ideas to get you started in creating your own one-of-a-kind invitation!

One of my favorite ideas is to tell your love story in the invitation.  Especially if you have had a long engagement or long relationship.  This allows people that may not know your love story to connect with you on a personal level and learn things that may not have known without the invitation!

Are you a teacher, librarian or just a geek at heart?  Use that as the inspiration for your invitations.  Use index cards and library cards as the invitation.  Or have your invitations printed like a sheet of notebook paper.  You can even include a pop quiz!

For a destination wedding you can send guests a telegram or a postcard with the destination!  I also love the idea of sending them a “passport” with all of the wedding details!

If you love the outdoors or traveling, have an adventure themed invitation.  So cute to include a wedding patch!

Another great idea for the comic book lovers is to create your own one of a kind comic strip detailing your love story!

There are so many possibilities when designing an invitation. Think of all the things that make you unique as a couple and start creating an invitation your guests won’t forget to RSVP!

Happy Planning!

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