Just engaged? Deciding on your style for the day is all part of the wedding planning fun. From chic colour schemes to glamorous themes, these are the top wedding stationery trends for 2020.
Personalising your wedding stationery is a timeless idea, whether that’s by theme, colour scheme or design. This year’s romantic trend to achieve the look is to have a monogram of your initials interweaved together. To complement this idea, we’re releasing two new invitation designs: Pimlico with a modern, understated aesthetic, and Monogram with swirling letters entwined in a bespoke design.
Glitz and Glamour
Champagne, fireworks and gold sparkle – big, glamorous parties are a hot wedding trend for 2020. There are so many ways to add a touch of glitz throughout your day. Think gold accessories and shoes, sequined bridesmaids’ dresses and beautiful floral displays. Choose a neutral colour palette, then add bursts of gold to make this an elegant theme. Start by decorating white or ivory tablecloths with gold foil printed menus and serve cocktails in gold-rimmed glasses?
More glitz and glamour inspiration: Take a look at Rachel and Robert’s wedding with a touch of Gatsby glitz.
Last year saw a rise in the popularity of gold and greenery – and no wonder when they’re so good together. In 2020 the stationery trend is moving towards subtle, romantic foliage with hand-drawn leaves and vines. We’ve developed the new Sonnet Invitations with a delicate leaf illustration to complement this elegant look.
More romantic foliage ideas: Check out our Choose You Own Flowers wedding stationery collection with gold foil trim, or these fabulous festive invitations with mistletoe, holly and ivy.
Perhaps it’s because they’re unique, or maybe it’s simply that they’re so pretty… whatever it is, hand-sketched illustrations are one of the biggest wedding stationery trends for 2020. Spectacular wedding venues look even better when drawn and printed in foil. They’re ideal for destination weddings – picture historic Italian castles or a romantic French chateau – and equally effective for an English countryside wedding.
While white will likely always be popular for wedding invitations, navy has become our biggest selling alternative card colour. Gold foil looks stunning against this bold shade. Then, there are endless ideas for incorporating it into your wedding theme – drinks garnished with fresh blueberries, navy Jimmy Choos and matching bridesmaids dresses spring to mind.
More navy inspiration: Read about the intricate details of Caroline and Gary’s navy and gold wedding in the great Scottish outdoors.
The exciting trend for destination weddings is far from slowing down in 2020. We’re seeing more and more orders for invitations leading guests to exotic destinations. From Australia to Mexico, Italy to Portugal, our Destination Save the Date cards have had requests for map-illustrations all over the world. We can’t wait to see where you decide to go next.
More destination wedding inspiration: Read our Essential Guide to Stationery for a Wedding Abroad and check out Kirsty and Jonathan’s sunny Portugal wedding story.
Traditional wedding invitations never really go out of fashion. But in 2020, having an elegant, timeless look is a top stationery trend. If you’re hoping to achieve this style at your big day, go for invitations with a script font, such as our Pemberley Names Invitations. Ivory, white or pearl card are classic choices for your base colour, and gold is a shade that’s sure to impress your guests.
More timeless wedding invitation ideas: Consider our Classic Invitations.
Another colour which is trendy right now (as well as being hopelessly romantic) is pink. Combining blush or rose with white and cream is a great way to create a colour scheme for your day. You can add subtle details, such as sprinkling pink petals along the aisle or serving pink champagne at the reception. For stationery, pick dusty rose card for a modern vintage look, or blush has a slight shimmer.
More pink wedding inspiration: Take a look at Lauren and Kyle’s pink and white wedding in Wales.
Many couples choose to personalise their day and save money by having their wedding closer to home. For city dwellers, this means ditching the country mansion plan and sticking to their urban surroundings. A quick browse on Pinterest will show fabulous wedding photography with iconic UK city buildings – from Liverpool’s Liver Building to London’s Big Ben. The stationery trend is to celebrate the city surroundings with a bespoke city skyline illustration that shows the best sights.
More city wedding inspiration: See Jane and Stuart’s chic Geometric wedding at the King Street Townhouse in Manchester.
Mixing and matching colours is something we’re seeing a lot of as couples want to make a statement on their day. This could be florals in a range of bold hues or wedding dresses with bright floral prints. Stationery complements the look, with contrasting colours for your invitations, information cards and envelopes. Think feather grey combined with navy and gold.
More colour inspiration: Combine contrasting stationery colours with a vellum belly band.
What are your favourite wedding stationery trends for 2020?
Whether you’re planning a glamorous party or a romantic, low-key day, we’d love to help with your wedding invitations. You can order a sample pack to get a closer look and feel for our hand foil printed products. Or, if you’re in the North West, book a complimentary consultation at our Chester studio. We’ll be delighted to go through all the options with you.
From our save the date cards to invitations, order of service cards and thank you cards – each item was such high quality and packaged to perfection. – Amina