Happy couples celebrating their nuptials in 2023 have an opportunity to express their unique personalities, creativity and style via the medium of elegant wedding invitations.
As making up your mind about the different types and quality of papers, textures, colours, fonts, embellishments and templates can be daunting, it’s helpful to have your heart set on a wedding theme. While it’s certainly true that your individual style and taste should take centre stage on your wedding day, it’s the theme of your celebration that truly influences every aspect of the romantic and magical experience.
From the moment that you write and send your beautiful save the dates, you’re building up expectation and excitement for your wedding guests. The perfect creative wedding invite incorporates elements of your unique personality, along with sustainability considerations and the latest on-trend design.
If you’re stuck for design inspiration, check out the hottest wedding invite trends for 2023…
Sustainability is undoubtedly one of the major wedding trends for 2023. If you and your partner are eco-conscious, it’s never been easier to have fun and to get creative with your elegant wedding invitations.
Look for stationery suppliers that don’t hold or throw away any unsold stock. Paper products that are FSC certified are supplied from sustainable sources and carefully managed forests. Eco-solvent inks also ensure that your wedding stationery is suitable for recycling.
Recycled paper save the dates and plantable seed paper invites will convey the message to your guests that sustainability matters. To ensure that you invites stand out, select recycled paper that has a textured surface, and customise the cards with trendy torn edges. Embossed lettering also gives your invitations a unique touchy-feely quality.
If your dream wedding is a formal affair, don’t be shy about making a bold statement with your elegant wedding invitations. Choose high quality paper for your chic and luxurious bespoke wedding invites that highlight monochrome prints with an urban edge. Minimalistic metallic accents will give your formal design wedding stationery a touch of sophistication and designer luxe.
For ultimate understated glamour, go for premium ivory parchment invitations paired with stylish black envelopes.
To beautifully complement the stunning dark and moody navy blue and rich purple that are hot 2023 wedding colour palette trends, go for wedding stationery that is equally striking and dramatic. Pick the boldest matching sapphire or burgundy shade for your wedding invite envelope, and team it with a card that features metallic fonts or softer accent colours.
For sheer decadence, customise your bespoke wedding invites by adding luxurious velvet liners to the envelopes. If you prefer the less is more approach, opt for classy velvet bow ties that wrap around the card, and are embellished with a custom wax seal.
Floral-inspired wedding stationery has been an on-going trend for quite a while. To give this ever-popular wedding stationery theme a contemporary 2023 makeover, decorate your invites with wow factor florals. Attention grabbing oversized blossoms and vintage botanical prints in graphic, illustrated and painted designs will definitely highlight that your style is on-trend.
Pantone’s colour of the year for 2023, Digital Lavender, is the perfect pretty shade to enhance the botanical beauty of elegant wedding invitations. Add it to your floral design, or feature it as the envelope liner.
Many couples choose to celebrate their union by decorating their custom made wedding invites with crests and monograms. If you love the idea of showing off a unique design, you can always combine heraldry features of your family’s coat of arms with your partner’s.
When designing a new family crest for your special day, draw inspiration from your values and the things that you love most in the world.
Each new wedding season introduces a variety of materials that can used to create gorgeous wedding stationery and venue décor. In 2023, the hottest elements are translucent acrylic and vellum.
Transparent and durable acrylic is available in a variety of colours, and can be laser cut and etched, or decorated with calligraphy. As it’s on the expensive side, perspex or Lucite can also be used to achieve similar statement impact.
Kinder to the environment and your wedding budget, vellum is a barely-there, understated fabric that provides a touch of luxury to your wedding invitation suite. The alluring, translucent recyclable fabric made from wood fibres is ideal for creating a sheer sleeve for the wedding invite, RSVP, reception card and envelope.
The traditional rectangular and square cut card shapes that are used for standard wedding invitations will have some serious competition in 2023. Circular, oval, triangular and geometric shapes will provide endless creative possibilities for couples tying the knot.
Modern and stylish shaped invitations offer more freedom of self-expression, and can be embellished in every which way, just like the usual conventional formats. If you’re keen to create one-of-a-kind elegant wedding invitations, pick your favourite shape and add stunning metallic foil detail. Gold, silver, bronze, copper, rose gold and champagne coloured foil will instantly elevate your chosen template.
Alternatively, you can always update a traditional card invite by laser cutting the edges to create a decorative, eye-catching border.
Sending your shaped invites in standard format envelopes will ensure that you don’t blow your budget. To make the envelopes more special, seal them with extravagant wax seal or personalised stickers that match your trendy wedding theme.