Invitation Trends for 2016

Happy 2016! A lot of couples got engaged over the holidays and now are starting to plan their weddings.  After deciding the date and venue, now it is time to start thinking about your wedding colors, style and invitations. According to the wedding gurus, there are a number of exciting trends when it comes to invitations in 2016. Here are just a few to think about.

Color, color, color …

Forget about the traditional black ink on white or ecru paper, 2016 is the year of color. Whether it is bright splashes of color or a dark and moody color, such as navy, plum, even black, couples are moving to the non-traditional when it comes to color.


Watercolor invitations are also trending in 2016. Here is one of our favorites from our Carlson Craft collection:


Envelope Liners

And, speaking of color, brides are incorporating color not only into the invitation itself, but also into the envelope liners. This inner layer is the first thing guests will see when they excitedly tear open your invite. Liners are a great finishing touch and the perfect place to add fun design elements, like a sketch of the skyline, or a personal detail, like your wedding date. Pair with a colored envelope for really eye-catching mail.

Check out a couple of colorful liners from our Carlson Craft Collection.


Creative Monograms

In 2016 we are entering a whole new world of custom monograms. Forget about the letter-locking designs of the past; couples today are looking for unique monograms that incorporate elements that are special to them. Not only are couples using the monogram on invitations, napkins, and favors, but they are also incorporating the design into the their personal stationery.

Below is a logo that we designed for a Texas couple who wanted an armadillo to be part of their custom logo. We used it on the save the dates, the invitations, the cups, even the program.






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