I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I love trends.
‘Truth is… I find them deeply inspiring. Obviously, things pop up that aren’t to my taste, but the wedding industry is full of incredibly creative people doing new and exciting things all the time. A trend has to start somewhere, and I think it’s fascinating to watch themes, ideas, and details grow in popularity, gain momentum, and eventually make their way into the mainstream.’Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Embracing Wedding Trends
That said, ‘what’s hot and what’s not’ just isn’t my style. Instead, here are three wedding stationery trends I’m loving right now…
Retro Shapes & Colours
As is often the case, popular interior design trends are crossing over and making their way into weddings. In our homes, many of us are favouring a laid-back look with a fun, 70s retro feel.
‘Right now, we’re having a full-on 1970s love affair. The age of boho and disco has come back in full force, and it’s hitting home—literally. From rattan to wicker, home decor has seen a big shift from minimalist and modern to “eclectic hippie,” and we are loving it.’70s Décor Trends That Are Back in Style via The Spruce
While mid-century furniture with modern, linear lines is being replaced by boucle bubble sofas and rattan egg chairs, we’re seeing lots of curved, abstract shapes in wedding stationery too.
The Knot predicts ‘warm, vintage hues like cream, dusty rose, and burnt orange’ will also be popular in 2021, suggesting a ‘retro-inspired colour palette will evoke a sense of comfort and tranquillity (which everyone could benefit from right now)’. Great news for me – I’m a big fan of these stylish, warm tones!
As well as unusual shapes, many couples are choosing to incorporate origami or paper folding in their wedding stationery. These pieces not only add visual interest to a tablescape, but they also become beautiful keepsakes for your wedding guests.
Less Formality, More Fun
Couples have been shifting away from ultra-formal events for a while and I think we’ll only see more of this as the Coronavirus pandemic comes to an end. Casual celebrations with a laid-back feel are all the rage and this is often reflected in a couples’ choice of wedding stationery. Flowery, formal language is out, and light-hearted, playful phrases are in.
The etiquette around addressing envelopes is also becoming more relaxed. Many couples are rejecting the limitations of ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’ and instead asking guests for their preferred titles and last names while collecting addresses. If this kind of informal celebration sounds perfect for you, I’d recommend reading How to Create a Relaxed, Laid-Back Wedding.
Your Wedding, Your Way
It may be an overused phrase, but it’s a useful one. I’d always encourage you to embrace wedding stationery trends (or any trend for that matter) in your own way. When you incorporate décor or details that reflect your personality, when your wedding tells a story through its overall design and styling, the fact it’s ‘trendy’ becomes irrelevant.
I’m passionate about helping couples put their own spin on popular looks. You can learn more about my bespoke wedding stationery design service here.