Wedding Stationery Trends 2024
Your invitation is the first glimpse of your big day your guests will see, so it’s always important to choose stationery that reflects your personal style and the overall feel or theme of your wedding.
To help you find something new and create memorable unique invitations, we’ve pulled together some of the key wedding stationery trends for 2024. From modern simplicity and minimalist elegance, using sustainable elements, opting for digital invites or using bold bright colours, there is a trend for every couple.
Minimalist, modern simplicity designs exude a sense of elegance and timeless beauty, which is why the popularity for this trend has been growing in importance, and is now one of the key trends for wedding stationery. Less is more for a simple sophisticated look, limited artwork, more white space, with a focus on understated typography and fonts, combined with simple, clean designs and structured layouts. Mix these details with a soft muted colour palette and perhaps a touch of gold leaf or foiling and we’re loving blind emboss If you’re a couple looking for modern, elegant and understated stationery, then this trend is for you!
The Minimalist Save the Dates
The Minimalist Collection
The Modernist Collection
Invites are no longer just a rectangle they are all sorts of shapes and sizes! They look great mixed as bundles using tonal or mixed card colours to high light each stationery element. There are some wonderful shapes from arches, half-moons, lozenge, pebble, round and simple rounded corners.
Signature Arch Collection
We’ve been playing with shape so much and just love our newest design, Fleur. Inspiration was from the pond in my garden when the water lilies started to bloom, I just had to use their beauty in something, so Fleur was born!
Sustainability, making ethical and green choices and being eco-conscious is becoming increasingly important and there are several of ways couples can make their wedding stationery more sustainable.
In 2024, expect to see wedding invitations crafted from recycled and key FSC certified (meaning it’s comes from carefully managed forests) paper, plantable paper embedded with seeds, innovative materials like bamboo or cotton and biodegradable materials. These invitations not only look stunning but also demonstrate a commitment to environmental responsibility.
Eco-friendly favours have also become a key trend to consider, to reduce waste, with creative thinking with details such as combining place cards, table decorations and favours.
Plantable seed paper place cards for your guests to take home.
Go green with miniature plants for each guest that also make stunning decorations on your tables. Image from Pinterest
Gathered greenery for your place cards. Image from Pinterest
Made from organic coconut and soya wax with natural essentials oil, our wax melts make the perfect wedding favour, wrapped in compostable bags.
Couples concerned with the environment could also consider….
Couples are embracing technology with digital invitations and interactive elements. The convenience and cost-effectiveness of sending invitations via email and social media is key with the increased awareness of sustainability. Digital invitations with QR codes can be personalised and allow guests to quickly link to wedding websites and easily RSVP and access important information with just a click.
Our Dreamy Digital Invitations
Our Botanicals Digital and Download Collection
BOLD AND BRIGHT COLOURS
One of the newest and most statement wedding trends for 2024 is all about embracing bold and vibrant colour. If you love colour, 2024 is your year and you can say goodbye to soft muted tones. Bright popping poppy reds, vibrant corals, bold blues, vivid yellows and purples to bold pinks. The colour trends for 2024 are predicted to be all about vibrancy and personality, with Pantone announcing Apricot rush, as colour of the year.
Pantone Colour Of The Year 2024 – Apricot Crush
Apricot Crush Collection from HB
These bold colours can be incorporated into every aspect of your wedding, adding true personality, making it a truly memorable event full of beauty, energy and happiness. For invitations and stationery rich bright jewel colours are perfect for bright, joyful floral designs, geometric designs to splashes of washes.
Pantone announced their colour of the year for 2023 was Digital Lavender – a stunning purple shade. We believe that as this gorgeous colour is one shade that will become more important in 2024, with pops of periwinkle blue mixed with lavender details. Adding a splash of lavender purple to your stationery designs will ensure your 2024 wedding is right on trend.
Hot foil metallic printing and digital foil metallic prints are still a super popular trend for wedding stationery which has been growing over the past few years. They add a touch of glamour to any design, with gold, silver and copper being popular choices. Metallics look stunning in their own working with the minimal trend, mixed with prints and perfect on matt or velum cards and paper.
A new look for stationery is texture, and here at HB we’re loving it! Its adds an element of luxury with its tactile nature and is a subtle interest to your wedding stationery. Adding texture can make your stationery feel more luxurious and tactile. There are a variety of ways to add this, such as using embossed paper, handmade papers, textured envelopes, or perhaps recycled or plantable seed papers. We love the Fresco Gesso card quality in pure white, which we print in simple black, for a modern minimalist look, incorporating texture, perhaps with a monogram or botanical illustration, and there you have it, four trends in one!!!
Plantable seed paper
Couples have always loved personalisation, but this trend is now more than ever a key detail for 2024. It could be as simple as adding a personal monogram using your initials throughout your stationery, creating a logo or crest design or commissioning a completely unique, bespoke design especially for your day. So if you’re looking for stationery that is unique and special, we’d love to help as there are so many ways in which we can do this for you.
Vellum adds a modern feel of simplicity, with the ‘barely there’ look of the minimalist trend. Using translucent vellum papers has been an emerging trend for a while as it adds a chic touch of softness. Vellum is now being used with many looks, adding a whole new dimension to invitations. These papers can be printed with metallic foils, full colour digital printed, made in to wraps to hold invites in beautiful bundles, modern and clean, or soft and romantic, the choice is endless! Use as sleeves, cards or envelopes or as cute name tags details, or mix with finishing touches like silk ribbons and wax seals.
Our Little Leaves Collection
Hummingbirds Pure Collection
The HB Script Collection
Our Simplicity Collection
LASER CUT & EMBOSSING
For the ultimate in luxurious designs or those couples looking for a delicate and intricate look, laser cutting or embossing details is a great choice. Delicate lace-like patterns, intricate floral motifs, or monograms can be laser cut onto the invitation, creating a stunning visual impact. Embossed elements, such as raised text or designs, add depth and texture, making the invitations truly captivating.
The finishing touches are the little added extras that really make the difference and add uniqueness to your invitations with a lasting impression. From wax seals, envelope liners, raw edge silk ribbons and sheer bows, paper clips, envelope sticker seals, personalised tags to vellum wraps, these little luxury details are a trend that just keeps going! With the trend for personalisation, finishing touches can also add this personalisation. These added extra details can be carried through to your on the day stationery too.
Confetti Dried Flower Wax Seal
Sheer translucent ribbons
Tear Drop Paperclips
There you go, our round up of the trends for 2024 wedding stationery.
The key to wedding planning and organising your invitations and ‘on the day’ stationery is start planning as early as you can, the more time you’ll have to create your perfect stationery that works within your set budget the better.
Now you know the trends you can and have fun, get creative and send ‘your’ invites, so all your guests will be excited about your big day too!