By Anne Chertoff
In addition to wedding invitations, designers at the 2013 National Stationery Show featured some fabulous new details for both the wedding ceremony and reception. Some products included DIY elements to create unique looks, while others sold a wide range of themed items for couples planning everything from a rustic to traditional party. Here are a few of the items you may want to order for your big day:
The Lace Mill by Someday Designs sells an extensive collection of fine laces in a wide range of widths. You can trim votive and candle holders, seating and place cards, and pretty much anything you can think of with this traditional bridal fabric. The company also sells lace attached to paper, which you can paste an invitation or menu card to – perfect for anyone DIYing their wedding details!
By Anne Chertoff
Whatever look you’re planning for your wedding there will be an invitation design that conveys that feeling to your guests. It’s very important that your wedding invitation gives your guests a glimpse of what they can expect so they know what to wear and look forward to. For example, a classic white or ecru invite with black font for a Saturday night wedding will convey a black-tie/formal affair, while a brightly colored invitation with palm trees will send a more laidback vibe. Here are some of our favorite wedding invitations by theme:
CLASSIC/TRADITIONAL by William Arthur
You don’t need to stick with ecru and black for a traditional look any more. This blush pink with copper invitation from the William Arthur Wedding III Album is very formal with its classic layout and wording.
By Anne Chertoff
A number of exciting new wedding invitation details were spotted at designer booths throughout the 2013 National Stationery Show. Brides will continue seeing fashion-inspired lace accents and shimmering gold foil printing on invitations and stationery accessory pieces. Traditional invitation designs got a modern update by mixing two font types, some even resembled handwriting. And whether or not you’re DIYing your wedding invitation, if you like the DIY look you’ll have plenty of Kraft paper invites to choose from. Couples should take note of the back of their invites when selecting theirs. You’ll find that they’re just as detailed as the front with patterned and textured backings. Here’s a look at some of the latest wedding invitation designs arriving in stationery stores later this summer:
Lace inspiration on a wedding invitation doesn’t have to be limited to a white or ivory pattern, as the Port Jefferson Wedding Suite by Dolce Press shows here. Featuring a purple lace-like pattern on each of the stationery suite’s pieces, the traditional fabric is more modern when shown in a bright hue, and the mixing of serif and sans serif fonts only adds to the whimsical look and feel.
Guest Post by Anne Chertoff
Garett and Jessica Mayfield of stationery design company Wednesday have been creating custom wedding stationery for the past two years. The Oklahoma City-based company launched their first collection of greeting cards and invitation suites at this year’s show. Their designs are a mix of delicate and bold, playful and thoughtful, intricate and eccentric. Below are the Clementine (left) and Chase (right) suites. You can view the complete collection here.
Photos courtesy of Wednesday