Gold foil has always been a favourite for wedding invitations, and it’s easy to see why. People associate this shimmering shade with royalty, so it sets the tone for a very special occasion. Recently, we’ve seen it come back on trend in a big way, with couples seeking to add a touch of glitz and glamour to their colour scheme. With that in mind, we’ve put together these inspirational mood boards to show how gold wedding stationery fits with all the elements of your day to help you perfect a stylish theme.
White and Gold Wedding Stationery
This classic colour scheme is ever popular on Pinterest. If you’re opting for a white wedding dress, it’s an ideal combination to keep things simple and be effortlessly stylish – especially if you’re not confident with pairing colours. Think subtle gold jewellery and hair accessories, white tablecloths adorned with gilded candlesticks and gold-trimmed crockery. Of course, you can also add a few unforgettable touches – like, pairing your dress with a fabulous pair of gold Jimmy Choo’s, having bridesmaids in glittering gold dresses, and a cake decorated with edible gold leaf.
Your stationery will tie this colour scheme together perfectly too. Foil-printed white and gold wedding invitations look exquisite in almost any design. Whether you opt for a modern geometric pattern, a traditional baroque style like our Beaumont invitations or decide to have your names printed in gold foil calligraphy, it’s hard to go wrong. On the day itself, you can also add splashes of gold to your table decorations by including gold foil menu cards and place names. For more white and gold wedding stationery inspiration, check out Carolyn and Andrew’s Edinburgh wedding.
Navy and Gold Wedding Stationery
To make a statement, navy and gold is an excellent choice. The combination works exceptionally well for an autumn wedding when the darker shades help to warm up a chilly day. Again, there’s no need to go over the top on the accessories – minimal additions will make a big impact. Navy suits teamed with delicate white and gold buttonholes will look striking alongside bridesmaid’s dresses in navy, for example. Depending on the season, your flowers could also be white with a hint of blue by adding berries or thistles.
Navy and gold wedding invitations certainly stand out in the crowd. You could opt for a navy envelope with a gold foil monogram to wow guests as soon as it arrives through the letterbox. Then, continue the theme throughout your day by adding menu cards, table numbers and place name cards. For these, gold foil on navy card works well, but you could also mix it up by having gold foil on a white card set beside navy items, like napkins or a centrepiece. Spend some time in your venue to decide which combination would work best alongside their décor.
Ivory and Gold Wedding Stationery
Pairing ivory and gold is the ultimate in sophistication. It’s ideal if you like the simplicity of gold on white, but prefer the slightly warmer tone that ivory provides. Many brides opt for an ivory dress for the same reason, then choose gold accessories to match. Marquees and modern wedding venues look bright and fresh when bedecked in ivory tablecloths with gold chairs and cutlery. The key is to balance the amount of gold, so it suits your setting. Read Rachel and Robert’s wedding story for a magnificent example of how to add gold sparkle to a neutral ivory palette.
Gold wedding invitations on ivory card look refined no matter which design you pick. Again, the foil adds glitz and glamour showing guests that this will be a memorable occasion. Like with gold and white, the on-the-day stationery will easily complement your table décor and florals too, so your decision making will be a breeze.
Blush and Gold Wedding Stationery
In spring and summer months, blush wedding themes are always bright and romantic, and adding gold makes them even more stylish. There are lots of ways to incorporate blush and gold into your wedding day, including bridesmaid’s dresses, buttonholes, flowers, venue décor and your cake. Matching appetisers are fun too, with the potential for ice creams that look even yummier with a touch of pink and gold. And, for a refreshing summer cocktail, pink ladies are delicious served in a glass with a gold rim.
Gold foil on blush card has a delicate finish. The blend means different parts of the invite are highlighted with a sparkle as you move it around. This look works particularly well with our minimalistic designs, like Sarto Serif Save the Dates and Invitations. Alternatively, the Sunburst collection is ideal for a summer wedding – guaranteeing sunshine on the day, no matter how the weather turns out.
Would you like to see for yourself how gorgeous gold foil looks?
Order a sample pack, and you’ll receive a box filled with shining examples of our stationery. We’ll include swatches of our signature foil colours, along with different shades of card. Plus, there’s a handy checklist to help you plan what you need for your wedding day.
I loved my save the date magnets. They were different from any other magnets on the internet, and when they arrived the foil was so striking. Everyone has one on show in their kitchen now, whether they like magnets or not, because they are so beautiful, simple and elegant. Thank you. – Emily