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Monthly Archive December 2012

10 Most Popular Wedding Invitations of 2012

It’s time to reveal our 10 most popular invitations for 2012. This list is based on total website views, ratings and inquires.

2012 saw letterpress still on top of couples’ wish lists for their wedding invitations. Other things couples have taken a liking to are bold patterns, rich colors and quirky design elements. Read more about it in our post about invitation trends in 2013.

Here they are. Tell us which of them is your favorite.


Designing an invitation that is almost nothing is no easy task but something the bride, Jackie Mitra-Bailon, pulled off perfectly. The invitation’s timeless appeal and charming personality has brought it to the top of the list for two consecutive years. The smart use of white space and font weights with the quaint bird illustration makes it hard for anyone to take their eyes off this beauty.

We are happy to announce that Jackie will be collaborating with Printsonalities as a guest designer.

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What makes it for this letterpress invitation is the lush damask background with just the right amount of pattern in a color that doesn’t take away form the main focus of the invite–the couple’s wedding. An invitation that exudes luxuriousness from the impressive size of the cards (8″x8″) to the metallic gold ink the details are printed with.

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What this invitation set lacks in number of cards, it makes up with immense personality. It effortlessly merges vintage and contemporary in one beautifully letterpressed card. Fall in love with the volutes and ornaments–little details that accent the already beautiful typography.

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A modern take on Art Nouveau. The overflowing swirls are broken with patches of white space that contain the details of the event. The tiered cards are belted neatly and placed in a pochette.

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Opening this invitation set will be in your memory for a long time just with the number of things to see alone: the rounded frame, soft cherry blossom pattern, colored envelope and intricate die cut belt that all complement each other to give something classy without being uptight.

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So what’s so special about a block of text? Sometimes less is more; you don’t have to go overboard to show elegance and style. Here, the playful use of font weights and the pop of color to emphasize details go a long way to tell your guests what a wonderful event you are going to have.

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Maybe it’s the hand drawn botanical patterns or the lovely frame or the banner ribbon or the adorable fonts or perhaps all of them? Whatever it is, this invitation will charm anyone who sees it

It was exclusively designed for the couple by an artist we love to collaborate with, Fozzy Castro-Dayrit. She will be collaborating with Printsonalities as a guest designer starting in 2013.

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Reserved and sophisticated with a filipiniana flair. This invitation lovingly speaks to guests in Filipino, a theme is seen from the neutral color scheme, subtly textured fabric that houses the cards embossed with a lace design to the faux-pearl string that fastens the pocket folder.

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When you’re as in the public eye as this couple you don’t really need to show off. This invite is so clean and simple it is what makes it so unique and likable. An ornate crest embossed on the outside entices you to open it and see the main invite layered on metallic paper inside. The entire suite was done in letterpress with paper in varying shades of light beige.

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Black isn’t a color associated with weddings but this all-black invitation could change that. It is daring and edgy. It might not be for everyone but it is certainly a dapper looking invitation. Silver foil was used to print the text and the monogram (an ambigram of the couples’ initials). The different textures and layers of black add depth that will draw you in and capture your imagination.

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2013 Wedding Invitation Trends

Do you know what you want for your invitation? If not, here’s a list of invitation trends we believe will takeoff in 2013 to guide you where to start.

 

Color of the year: Emerald

“Lively. Radiant. Lush.” is how Pantone, the authority on color describes, 2013’s color of the year. It is a color associated with so many positive things, growth and prosperity being some of them. There are very few invites we’ve done using this color so if you’re going for something truly unique, using this color is a good place to start.

Ace & Vanessa

 

Frames

A great accent that provides a little structure to invites with heavily patterned backgrounds. A little tip: just changing the shape of the frame can change the feel altogether.

Paul & Ella

 

Francis & Abigail

 

Wreaths

“Rustic” is a buzzword thrown around a lot during wedding or party planning nowadays. Commonly used for monograms, using wreaths is a sure way to get on the right track to achieving that romantic countryside look you want.

John & Melissa

 

Patrick & Patty

 

Trees

Nature has always been a good place to draw inspiration from and what says nature more than trees? The strength associated with them is probably what makes it such a popular motif with weddings. It can be used in any way you can think of: an icon, a background, a focal point etc.

Jon & Teresa

Victor & Karaine

Geometric Patterns

Floral patterns have more recently taken a back seat to geometric patterns that have more range to them as with the themes they can fit to. They’re more often accents rather than being the center of attention. Used as envelope lining or back prints, they are a great way to put a contemporary spin on a classic look or to enhance a vibrant design even more.

Christopher & Carla

Roger & Rachelle

 

Movie inspired

You could have had your first date watching it, it might be that the story is similar to your own or you may just plain and simply find it cute. Whatever the reason, movies are a great source of inspiration.

Ryan & Sheena

 

Die Cut Belts

Die-cutting isn’t a new print process but it has been used to reinvent the paper belt. Created to fasten loose cards together, it now pulls double duty as an accent piece. We’ve done everything from oriental patterns to tree branches.

A word of advice: Die cut designs have to be at least 1/8” inch thick

2013 Color of the Year: Emerald

Pantone, the authority on color, has just announced 2013’s color of the year.

Emerald. Named after the distinctly green gemstone, it is a color that evokes sophistication and luxury with just the right amount of personality. “Green is the most abundant hue in nature” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute

In print, it is a bold color that catches attention without being over-the-top. Use of this color is associated with growth and prosperity, things that are only fitting to any celebration of life’s milestones.

Emerald is described as “Lively. Radiant. Lush” green all things we hope 2013 will be!

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