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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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