The Latest Wedding Invitation Trends and Ideas
Cultural and social norms have a huge impact on how weddings get celebrated, even today. Take, for example, the post-pandemic wedding boom now that quarantine and social distancing are relaxed. Or the “Regencycore” wedding trends that are all over Instagram and mood boards since Bridgerton dropped on Netflix. Outdoor weddings are also seeing a rise in popularity, possibly because everyone has spent the last two years cooped up inside. These overarching wedding trends affect everything about a wedding, down to the smallest details. One such detail is wedding invites. Below are a few different invitation themes directly inspired by our post-pandemic, pop culture world:
9 Wedding Invitation Ideas and Trends You Should Consider:
1. Floral Wedding Invitations
Spring has sprung, and that means flowers everywhere. From the front yard to home decor, to wedding invitations, expect flowers to be grown, printed, or painted on everything. Roses are a classic choice for wedding invites, but peonies and hydrangeas are also popular choices.
These flowers evoke scenes from the picturesque English countryside, and romantic, sunny lunch dates with significant others. This type of design is perfect for anyone who wants to have a romantic Regency theme wedding in spring.
2. Botanical Invitations
For those couples that want a more minimalist outdoorsy vibe on their invites, a botanical theme is the way to go. Eucalyptus or laurel leaves framing the couple’s names is sleek and verdant, without being overwhelming.
Leaf and branch motifs are simple, chic, and perfect for your spring wedding cards. This is the design to choose for any modern, nature-loving boho brides. The outdoors are calling everyone after Covid, and many wedding invites reflect that mood.
3. Watercolor Invitations
An elegant, yet colorful, option for wedding invites is watercolor themes. Think ombre pastel backgrounds or playful paint stroke borders on your cards. Light, airy brush strokes and color schemes bring a welcoming, open aspect to your invites.
It’s a breath of fresh air to look at a simple, colorful card design and look forward to a relaxing, inviting event. Watercolors pair great with an easy-breezy outdoor wedding theme.
4. Vintage Invitations
While the Bridgerton Regency theme resonates with a lot of brides, it’s a bit too old-fashioned for some. For brides looking for throwback party themes, but not that far back, vintage is a top trend.
Vintage can call back any era from Victorian to Old Hollywood. Victorian is all about damask designs and large, curly fonts. Old Hollywood invites resemble old-fashioned train or movie tickets with simpler font styles.
Regardless of the decade or century, a couple wants to recall, vintage invites are always cool and classy. A great way to embrace another time period, but still a breakaway from the Regency era. A popular option for brides looking to be on-trend, and still unique.
5. Monogram Wedding Invitations
We’ve all seen the old-fashioned, elegant monograms on handkerchiefs and letters in period piece movies, and TV. Initials beautifully embroidered on silks or skillfully signed in perfect handwriting are enough to make anyone wish monogrammed clothing never fell out of fashion.
While no amount of period dramas will bring handwritten letters or handkerchiefs back in style, couples can opt for monogrammed wedding invites. It’s a stylish design choice, and it’s a subtle nod to any secret Netflix show obsessions.
6. Minimalist Invitations
Many people are looking to downsize on everything from living arrangements to wedding arrangements. Tiny houses and micro weddings are both on the rise. This trend allows couples to focus on what really matters, and save money while doing it.
Minimalist invites go great with micro weddings. Simple, to the point, and beautiful, just like their wedding day. Minimalist designs and invitations are a must for anyone looking for a no-fuss wedding.
7. Pop Culture Invitations
The Regencycore trend is in full force, but Bridgerton is not the only show couples are binge-watching. Peaky Blinders, Downton Abbey, and The Great Gatsby are all excellent shows that provide plenty of inspiration for a roaring ‘20s wedding. Invites for a 1920s wedding should be art deco or art nouveau.
Bold designs with black and gold or silver color schemes evoke all the glitz and glamor of the wedding for Gatsby himself. Brides looking for a lavish, loud event can’t go wrong with a 1920s-period drama wedding.
8. Sketch Invitations
Artistic sketch designs are popular right now. Drawings of flowers, leaves and even cityscapes are all common designs. Sketches of greenery are airy and romantic and perfect for an outdoor wedding or reception. Garden party wedding, anyone? City skyline sketch designs are great for destination weddings, which are becoming more common now that travel restrictions are being lifted. For brides bit by the travel bug, a city outline design is the way to go.
9. Stress-free Convenience Invites
With all of the binge-watching, fast food eating, and online ordering we’ve done over the past couple of years, convenience has become more important than ever before. No one wants to spend time running from store to store trying to find the right shoes, dresses, decor, and invitations. Online shopping is becoming increasingly common for brides looking for stress-free planning options.
Ordering wedding invites online is one way to decrease the anxiety leading up to your big day. There are even sites that will let you customize your cards and see online what they will look like in person. Sites such as Basic Invite that have customizable options are perfect for anyone looking to simplify the planning process. Easy breezy online ordering is a trend that’s here to stay.
With wedding season finally gearing back up for the first time in two years, everyone is making sure theirs is an event to remember. Personalized, meaningful details are more important now than ever in setting a wedding apart from the pack. Whether it’s a destination wedding to an exotic locale, a minimalist backyard micro wedding, or a Regency extravaganza fit for a duchess, it’s the little details that elevate a wedding from an event to an experience. Make sure you set the stage right with the wedding invitation to match your theme. With tons of trendy designs available, you’ll find the right invitation for you.
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