Our Favorite Wedding Stationery Trends

As a wedding stationery designer myself, I’m always on the lookout for new and emerging trends in the wedding paper industry. There are so many different styles, colors, paper types, and embellishments that can really help bring your wedding stationery up a notch. If you’re looking for some new and different ways to upgrade traditional wedding invitations, look no further. I’ve compiled this list of five of my favorite beautiful wedding stationery trends emerging in 2019 and beyond.

1.  Vellum

Vellum is a semi-transparent paper with a matte shine. It holds inks well and is a great way to layer a more minimalist layout on top of a more colorful or detailed background. And it’s so versatile!

Pipkin Paper Company
Copper Foil on Vellum Invitation by Lily and Jack Paper Studio
Lily and Jack Paper Studio
White on Vellum Modern Wedding Invitation by Two Paper Dolls
Two Paper Dolls
Vellum Wedding Menu via Whitemag Photo by Marisa Albrecht
Photo by Marisa Albrecht

2. Natural “Deckled” Edges

I’m loving all of the natural looking papers I’ve seen being used in wedding stationery recently. The rough, “deckled edge” of the paper is typically the result of handmade paper, but it can also be created by hand on regular paper. It can really add a soft, romantic touch!

Soft Edged Wedding Invitations by Grace Song Calligraphy
Grace Song Calligraphy
Organic Edge Paper by Idyll Paper
Idyll Paper
Handmade Wedding Paper Suite by Teresa Ling Calligraphy
Teresa Ling Calligraphy
Organic Calligraphy Program Wedding Ettie Kim Calligraphy and Design
Ettie Kim Calligraphy and Design

3. Acrylic Invitations

While these are not technically “paper”, acrylic wedding invitations have become increasingly popular this year. They’re extra durable, and can be produced in many different ways to create some really unique stationery sets! They can be engraved, printed on, or even hand-lettered with the right type of pen!

Matte Acrylic Wedding Invitation with Gold by Pen and Paperie
Pen and Paperie
Clear Acrylic Winter Wedding Invitations by Elite Invite
Elite Invite
Acrylic Wedding Invitation with Leaf via Southern California Bride
Southern California Bride
Acrylic Gold Gatsby Wedding Invitation by Aedesigns

4. Non-Traditional Die-Cut Shapes

Geometric shapes and patterns have been popular for several years now, and more recently we’ve seen an increase in similar unique shapes for many items in wedding stationery suites. Die-cutting machines are usually used to help mass-produce different shapes, which can range from simple to complex!

Hexagon Shape Save the Date Card by Funky Olive
Funky Olive
Scalloped Circle Wedding Invitation by Minted
Folding Geometric Wedding Invitation by Cheer Up Letterpress
Cheer Up Letterpress
Pastel Gemstone and Diamond Shape Wedding Invitation Set by BerinMade

5. Laser Cut Embellishments

Laser-cutting is an even more advanced way to create beautiful embellishments and designs cut out of paper. Laser cutting has been most frequently used to create lace and floral patterns around pocket envelopes or on the edges of an invitation. More recently, we’ve seen many more unique and modern usages for laser-cutting, like the hexagonal example below! There are so many possibilities with this one.

Floral Laser Cut Wedding Invitation by Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding Paper Divas
Ivory and Kraft Laser Cut Wedding Invitation Suite by 4lovepolkadot
Laser Cut Geometric Wedding Invitation by LauraMillustration
Laura M Illustration
Navy Laser Cut Wedding Place Cards by Lezannes Designs
Lezanne’s Designs

Thanks for reading! Have you seen any other awesome wedding stationery trends this year? Feel free to comment below!