We get the low-down on all the hottest wedding stationery trends for 2019, from the experts at Ananya Cards…
Set your theme from the get-go with gorgeous wedding invitations and stationery that suits your style. Here we take a look at what’s hot and what’s not for 2019!
We are seeing more of our couple host weddings abroad, with smaller guest lists and a focus on the multiple day holiday-like experience. This echoes in their stationery through the incorporation of maps, travel inspired visuals, and even scents or flowers local to the country.
We’re seeing more clients commission hand-illustrated designs of their party venue or venue area, and even use this as a unifying narrative throughout the decor. This can be used throughout the suite, and completely customised to the style that suits the theme of the wedding – for example including watercolour or foiling.
Deep and bold palettes
Rich navy and purple hues seem to be the new black, as a formal but modern option design. We love that more couples are opting for bold colours, and aren’t afraid to balance unusual combinations of dark, neon, jewel tones, and neutral hues for balance.
Pared Back Luxury
We’re seeing an increase in clients looking for this understated luxury look, with organic cotton, hand died bamboo silk textiles, and unfussy, tactile calligraphy. Stationery is often minimal with the use of calligraphy on deckled edge handmade paper. Visuals are unstructured and natural, with palettes in subtle and neutral tones.
Increasingly we’re seeing couples trying to incorporate natural materials, and have plastic-free weddings. This is not a passing trend, but is becoming a global movement, with all suppliers recognising the damaging effect of the wanton use of plastic.
Non Traditional Materials and Shapes
We’re seeing non-traditional materials, like wood, plastic, agate, or translucent mediums definitely entering mainstream popularity. We’re also seeing a departure from the traditional square and rectangular format, with a trend towards thinking outside the box in both shape and container.
Trends carried over from 2018
We continue to see an exploration of “experiential” wedding design, with more installations, interactivity, and a focus on the guest “journey”. For stationery, this means elevating suites with more hand-finished touches, tactile mediums, and unexpected elements – for example, through statement placecards that wow guests as they reach their seat.
The incorporation of calligraphy remains a firm favourite, though we’re seeing an increase in the use of bold brush lettering.
We feel like the acrylic and Perspex trend still has more to give, as more couples venture into using transparency in their décor, stationery, and attire.
We continue to see couples interested in enriching their stationery with elements that tie everything together – literally! Hand dyed silk ribbon, rich velvet, sparkling twine, and luxurious vellum.
Bringing the outside in
The trend for bringing weddings to life through greenery and lush blooms continues, so botanical and floral inspired stationery will remain a staple through next year.
Trends that are on the way out for 2019
Copper, Rose gold, and Blush
We’re seeing a decrease in the focus on blush, rose gold, and blush, which have had a fantastic run over the last 12 months. We’re seeing more experimentation with mixed metallics, and a comeback of silver and chrome.
The trend for the tropical look is evolving, with stationery featuring fewer designs of oversized palm leaves and more proteas, pastel-coloured orchids, and quirky florals like anthurium.
The love for “rustic” stationery is also changing, making way for a more refined, industrial look balanced with elegant, soft florals.
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