I have a bookshelf full of current and old wedding magazines that I was collecting because of great articles, cool pictures, and fun ideas. Then I realized, I have sooo many magazines that I don't even know what's in them anymore. So I decided to open them up, start cutting these neat things out of them, blog the articles, and create a scrapbook for the pictures. While doing so, I came across this great little article about invitation ideas in the magazine "The Knot" Spring/Summer 2006 that inspired me for a new invitation design for my wedding business -- The Event Essentials.
Pinstripes are a hot look now, whether they're verticle, horizontal, multicolored, or in shades of your signature hue. Our pick? An elegant script style juxtaposed with a playful pinstrip border -- the perfect blend of classic and contemporary.
So I created something with a "classic font" and a "contemporary design" -- I call it my "Circle Strip Collection"
Here are some other ideas that came from the same article:
Bejeweled -- Embellish your invitations with small rhinestones, tiny pearl-toned beads, or miniture Swarovski crystlas makes a low-key invitation style fashionable. (ok, been there, done that -- we LOVE Swarovski rhinestones at The Event Essentials)
Going Bold -- Through the use of color has been a wedding trend for years, white making a comeback in unexpected ways. What we found? Papers in fabulous rich purple hues wiht white lettering. (great twist)
Wrapped Up -- Stressing over whether the response card goes inside its envelope and over the direction card? You'll be glad today's invitation designers are making pouches and pockets to keep your papers in order. (we LOVE pocketfolds)
Fabric Flowers -- Nothing says "wedding" like flowers, especially close-to-the-real-think ones. Check out the three-dimensional orchid that substitutes for a traditional engraved floral print on white stock. (we add rhinestones to this too)
Couture Texture -- Using unique materials for your invitation is the newest idea on the market. We've seen invites stitched into fabric or burned into wood. (Let your creativity shine!!)
Vintage Patterns -- Move over motifs ... allover patterns are gaining popularity. (we love vintage inspired patterns)
Modern Monograms -- What's the new take on the monogram? Simplify it. (we say amplify it!!!!)
Designer Envelopes -- Saving the suspense is all over with. Why not introduce your wedding motif on your invitation envelopes. (GREAT!! Bring it on)