Browsing through Pinterest for wedding invitations ideas can be one of the most fun parts of the planning process, but sometimes enough is enough. Not to worry! This post doesn't have 200+ ideas that you'll get lost in. Rather, I've rounded up 5 of my favourite wedding invitations trends that you'll see savvy 2019 brides incorporating into their invites.
Photo by Charmaine Mallari
1. Neutral Hues + Greenery
This is one trend that's very "now," whether we're talking home decor, wardrobe, or weddings, and it's not going anywhere in 2019. A neutral colour palette makes me so happy when it's paired with greenery to make the whole thing come alive.
I especially love that these wedding invitations pair an ivy detail with real life ivy in the photo. My romantic heart can hardly take it.
Photo by Krista Hawryluk
2. Handmade Paper
2019 will see lots of handmade paper making its way into our wedding invitations. I for one am obsessed with the tactile and imperfect nature of handmade paper, especially when it's paired with letterpress. These subtle details are what take your invitations to the next level.
In this photo, handmade paper is paired with a simple aesthetic in a monochrome palette, so the emphasis is really on the paper quality. You can find this look here.
3. Updated Monograms
Gone are the days of the old-school monogram, with its gothic font and gargoyle appearance. Monograms these days are modern and unobtrusive. In 2019, we'll be seeing monograms added to invitations, RSVP cards, save the dates, and all pieces within the invitation suite to tie the whole thing together.
You can use both of your first initials, your last initials, or the initial of the name you'll both be taking after marriage (if applicable) like in the photo. The option is yours. You can find this look here.
Photo by Charmaine Mallari
4. Wax Seals
Wax seals have made a comeback in the past few years, and I'm happy to report that this trend will be going strong for our 2019 invitations. We'll be seeing brides incorporating them into places other than the flap of the envelope: place cards, seating charts, or (my favourite) used to tie all the pieces of an invitation suite together with a piece of decorative string.
5. No Fonts
One of my favourite trends for 2019 wedding invitations is an entirely handwritten invite that doesn't use any computer fonts. How does that work? A calligrapher writes out the entire wedding invitation and digitizes it for print. These invitations have such a personal touch to them, and the artistry is next level.
In the photo, a handwritten invitation is paired with billowing watercolour leaves. You can find this look here.
Now that you're armed with ideas, you're ready for the next step! Read up on when you should send your wedding invitations, or start planning your wedding invitation wording.
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