Your wedding invitation suite speaks volumes to your guests from the moment they pull it out of their mailbox. The color of the envelope. The texture of the paper. The shape of the suite. It all sets the tone and the theme for your wedding. And there is so much you can do with the rest of your wedding day signage + stationery when it comes to mediums. The sky’s the limit! We wanted to know what couples want most right now. And what will be trending for the 2020 wedding season. So we went straight to Rosie Powell, owner of award-winning Songbird Paperie, in Seattle. Let’s start with what’s trending now: Mixed Mediums.
Vellum adds a layer of luxury. Rosie tells us she’s gently encouraged clients to consider the translucent paper for the past few years. And she finally feels it’s becoming a fun trend now. “I’m currently doing a black vellum invitation for a client and I’m so excited to see the final result.”
Photos by Sahara Coleman
Rosie tells us acrylic is a beautiful and non-traditional medium. And she’s seeing it show up more and more. “It’s so original, luxurious and jaw-dropping all at once.”
Photo by Berty Mandagie
Digital White Printing
Photo by Courtney Bowlden Photography
Digital printing involves liquid ink. And with technology always advancing enter digital white printing. “Before, your only real option was screen printing, which wasn’t always the best on paper in my opinion. But now we can print white sharply so that even the smallest text is crisp, clear and legible. So I’m starting to see white printing more and more – it’s another luxury that’s finally attainable.”
The Trend Forecast for 2020
Modern & Clean
Photo by Amelia Soper Photography
We’re talking a lot of white/negative space here. My 2020 couples want “less frills, more straight lines, frameless signs and clean silhouettes.”
Like modern & clean, organic still uses white/negative space. The difference? The materials. Think cotton and rough edges. It’s also “calligraphy and hand lettering that isn’t perfect but loose and organic!”
Photo by Mike Fiechtner Photography
So whether you keep it clean, involve cotton or add a layer of vellum luxury, you’re on trend for what’s hot for 2020.