Designing Your Wedding Invitations in 2023: Latest Trends & Tools
What is the first thing your guests will see from your entire wedding production? Yes, you guessed right, it’s your wedding invitation. We all know how first impressions are crucial, so you better make sure your wedding invitations are beautiful, chic, and fun. Are you thinking of designing your wedding invitations online by yourself? Curious about the latest trends and tools? We’ve got you covered in this post.
The All-in-One Wedding Invitations
Let’s start with one of the most popular trends in wedding invitations this year, the “All in One wedding invitations”. Why are they so popular? Well, quite simply because they provide the perfect solution for couples who want a stylish customized wedding invitation that is simple to create, looks fabulous, and is also really affordable.
Also known as all-in-one wedding invitations or tri-fold wedding invitations, these gorgeous creations are a popular choice for modern couples with busy lifestyles.
How does it work? You have the wedding invitation details on the inside, including your names, wedding date, venue, times, and any other relevant information about your wedding. You can also choose to have a perforated RSVP section included on the all-in-one wedding invitations.
This Perforated RSVP section provides your wedding guests the option to tear off the RSVP card and send it back through mail whilst keeping the other info they need. Sending the RSVP card back would not require any envelope if it is already in postcard format, which we highly suggest if you’re thinking of saving more cost.
Die-cut Shapes Combo
As you may already know from our blog, one of our favorite online tools for designing wedding invitations is Paperlust. These guys have put a lot of effort into research during the last few years, mainly gathering key data on everything related to colours and shapes of invitations.
They’ve also been equipped with the latest technology and new in-house machines, so their designers produce numerous designs every day to keep us with the latest trends, while at the same time – remaining original and unique.
This year, there are new designs that utilize various shapes and colours across different cards which coherent with each other. For example, we really love this OceanWaves design.
In addition, there’s a vast range of coloured envelopes to complete the entire look which customers can choose from.
Vellum Layer Invitations
Another popular trend this year, is playing with layering by combining vellum and Matte paper together and presenting a combination of writings on top of images. Secured with an exclusive fastener, which is available in gold, black and silver – this definitely gives an extra touch to the invite set while still affordable.
Designing Your Wedding Invitations Online
There’s no doubt that the big trend that started years ago and is just continuing to grow exponentially, is how people everywhere are designing their wedding invitations online. It’s just so much more convenient to be able to do this process online with user-friendly tools.
It’s the ease of customizing your own design, the simple way of adding the guest names to each invite, get easy to manage envelope address printing, easy uploading of data for seating charts and place cards, and much more.
Other key elements that are important for us (and for our readers) when selecting our online supplier, is fast turnaround time and good customer service. At Paperlust, for example, the turnaround time for die-cut wedding invitations is only 7-10 working days, and they have a responsive customer service team that can be reached by email, live chat or call.
As DIY enthusiasts (we have an entire DIY section), we create a lot of our stuff at home, so we love the fact that Paperlust allows its customers to feel creative and DIY edit their wedding invitation online in a very easy-to-use tool. They have a huge range of quality designs created in collaboration with independent designers (over 650+ wedding sets from over 300 designers), with a wide range of unique formats, shapes (double arch, half arch, angles, square, etc), specialty print (foil, letterpress, white ink, print on wood) and luxe paper options to create really beautiful invitations.
All these naturally take the headache out of manual data administration in terms of searching endlessly for proper designs, organizing the dispatch of invitations, reconciliation of attendees for your bid day, and more.
So if you’re planning on designing your own wedding invitations – we definitely recommend trying a good and reliable online tool, like Paperlust.