Top 5 Wedding Stationery Trends for 2017
Grace Sherriff, designer at norma&dorothy, shares wedding stationery trends right NOW and talks us through her observations for trend in pattern and style that influence her designs.
Mixed Colour Palettes
Gone are the days of picking just one or two colours for your wedding palette, as couples get more experimental with their selection using a range of 4 or 5 colours. To build the perfect palette, we suggest starting with two light colours such as a beautiful blush or cream, next adding in a darker colour such as navy or charcoal. Finally incorporate a highlight colour or two such as peach or cornflower blue!
More couples are starting to incorporate the season that they will wed into their stationery … be that with spring blooms, autumn leaves or wintery snowflakes. Building your theme around your season will give a small taster and authentic feel to what your guests should expect.
Flowers may traditional part of the wedding day, but modern couples are turning to a more laid back rustic approach. Foliage, ferns and wild blooms offer an effortless and beautiful botanical look – elegant rather than glamorous. The result is a clean and minimal finish that works perfectly with wooden elements, metallic props and string lighting.
Calligraphy has always been a part of wedding stationery but this beautiful art form can be expensive to source for your stationery. With so many amazing handwritten-look fonts available, this look is now much more affordable and gives the same romantic finish to your lettering. Handwritten fonts look great on all aspects of your stationery from save the dates through to welcome signs and place cards used on the day!
With so many lovely card stocks out there to form the basis of your stationery, combining different weights and textures can add a whole new dimension to the look of your invitations and save the dates! We love using a natural kraft card mixed with a white textured base and translucent paper for a luxury look. This trend can be taken one step further by adding wooden embellishments or metallic threads!