So, 2020 may not have turned out the year we had expected, but we’re a positive bunch at WOL and we’re looking forward to a fabulous 2021! As we begin to look ahead to a new year, new trends and new weddings being planned, today we’ve been chatting to our wonderful Irish stationery suppliers to get the goss on what couples are choosing for 2021. If wedding plans are on the horizon, a flick through our comprehensive Supplier Directory is the perfect place to begin.
Acrylic invitations and signage – a trend that was very popular in 2020 and will definitely stay for next year too. You can opt for see-through acrylic or frosted effect, printed with either vibrant colours or keep it clean, with a minimalist design.
Keep it classy – the classic style will never go out of style and you can personalise your invitations and wedding stationery with a custom-made crest.
Vellum printed with Foil – a dreamy combination that will never go out of style. The translucent paper gives a delicate look and feel to the invitations while the foil will add the extra touch of luxury.
Handmade papers, vellum and wax seal, blush and neutral tones – subtle embellishments like wax seals or silk ribbons.
Beautiful and natural green and gold designs have been proving popular for 2021 couples. They are luxurious and fresh with a classic touch.
Live caricature is a very memorable idea to include in your wedding day. Andrew offers hand drawn invitations and signage boards which are sure to give your guests that personal touch.
Quirky wedding invitations will always be a very popular choice, they’re sure to put a smile on the faces of your guests!
Jude Brown Photography
Jude Brown Photography
A Personal Touch – The trend towards customised wedding stationery with a personal touch will continue into 2021 as we see smaller, more intimate weddings take place. Couples are opting for more personal family focused designs that are unique to them. This could be an illustration of the couple with their children & pets, a design depicting their hobbies or a personalised crest uniting their names beautifully paired with pretty blooms.
Into The Light Photography
Florals – Florals continue to be popular. This year, it’s all about watercolours, pretty, whimsical and fun. The soft and elegant look of watercolours can be quite romantic, making it an ideal look for a wedding invitation suite. I think after the year we have just had we will see couples choose colourful fun florals in pinks, purples, blues and greens but soft pastel colours will also be as popular as ever for Spring and Summer. Deeper Tones of Florals and Foliage in plums, greens, golds and jewel tones will be also be on trend for Winter Weddings.
Foliage – Continuing on from florals, I do think they will take on more of a minimal approach for this year with more of a focus on Greenery and Foliage. With smaller weddings a more paired back look will be popular. Smaller Weddings also mean a smaller amount of invites are needed, so I have noticed couples adding little extras such as Vellum Covers, Wax Seals and Envelope Liners to really bring their invitations to another level. The envelope liner is the first thing that guests will see when they open your invitation, which is why they are a lovely finishing touch.
Classic Elegance – Your wedding stationery should reflect your style and if you are not a fan of florals, a more classic elegant design may be more your thing. Choosing to go with a less-is-more approach with a pared-back colour palette, is very timeless and elegant. Beautiful Cream, Ivory or White Papers look crisp and sophisticated against a contrast of a pocketfold or an envelope in jewel tones such as plum, organic green, navy and gold. Fabulous lettering and fuss-free details will give your look a modern and minimalist feel, it’s all about making the right choices and thinking through your look carefully.
Rustic Vintage – As couples are opting for smaller, more informal celebrations in quirky venues, rustic and vintage styles will also continue to be in vogue. Using softly aged colours, Kraft Paper, Vintage Camper Vans, Teapots and Cups, Milk Churns, Bicycles and Bunting with Vintage Florals. Many couples bring in a personalized illustration of themselves in the Camper Van to include some personality and individuality. Relaxed wording has also become hugely popular, couples who are parents are including their children in their invitation wording which is a lovely touch also.
Colour of the Year – Pantone have released their ‘Colour of the Year 2021’, and this year they have chosen two colours – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating which is a bright yellow. It is hoped they will convey a message of strength and hopefulness. Pantone say; Together these two independent colours create a strong message of positivity supported by endurance. Grey has been a hugely popular colour in home décor over the last few years so I think we may see it creep in to Stationery design over the next year.
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