Expert Speak: Wedding Invitation Trends For 2012
What would be the most special day of your life? A day you will never forget, memories that will remain forever, your very own wedding day. Every phase of this day needs to be perfect. Amongst many other plans, your invitation card gives a sneak peak to your special day. It defines the day you will exchange vows with the one you love and gives your friends and family a reason to rejoice. It is only natural that a lot of thought should be put into making it unique and close to your heart. Lifestyle designer Disha Mehta who specialises in making customized gifts and cards, gives her take on Wedding Invitation Trends of 2012.
With the wedding season, comes a host of newly engaged couples searching for wedding invitation inspirations. Where traditionally Indian wedding ceremonies have been huge events, 2012 will see modern couples narrowing down their guest lists and reinventing rituals to ensure they have a fun–and affordable–big day.
As invitations are the first peek your guests will get of your upcoming wedding, here are some fresh trends, where “personalize your wedding” is the new mantra. Some are continuations of trends that emerged in 2011 while others are new and are rising in popularity.
Trend 1 : Made for each other (Monogrammed)
Personalize your wedding invitations with monograms or create a unique logo for your own identity. Choose designs that feature your favorite font that reflects your style and personality.
Trend 2 : Florally yours (floral & ethnic)
Nothing is as sacred as tradition. Invite your guests with elegant paisley patterns, a timeless lotus or vibrant marigolds. These time-honored wedding invitations will create a formal atmosphere. So, go back to your roots!
Trend 3 : Royal Redux (Luxe motifs)
Inspired by historic India, a royal brocade or an elaborate palace motif are sure to make your wedding card stand out from the rest. Feel royal and grand this season!
Trend 4 : Vintage Opulence (Elegant patterns)
Integrating vintage wedding graphics is a reigning wedding trend! You can set the tone for your vintage styled wedding by art deco designs, french vintage and simple elegant designs that will help you borrow the charm from another era.
Trend 5 : Minimalistic and eco-friendly (Simple and classy)
The green paper trend will continue into 2012 and this will resonate with those looking to reduce the carbon footprint. One small caveat here, these papers can be tricky to work with, they don’t like printers, so be sure to work with a qualified invitation designer so that you can make the most of your green choices.
- Disha Mehta, Guest Blogger