Our Favorite Wedding Paper Trends of 2018 - 2019

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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 paper trends emerging for the 2018 and 2019 wedding seasons.

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!

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

2. Natural Paper & "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 manually on regular paper. It can really add a soft, romantic touch!

Soft Edged Wedding Invitations by Grace Song Calligraphy Handmade Wedding Paper Suite-by Teresa Ling Calligraphy
Organic Edge Paper-by Idyll Paper Organic Calligraphy Program Wedding 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 Acrylic Wedding Invitation with Leaf_via Southern California Bride
Clear Acrylic Winter Wedding Invitations by Elite Invite Acrylic Gold Gatsby Wedding Invitation_by Aedesigns

4. Non-Traditional 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 Folding Geometric Wedding Invitation by Cheer Up Letterpress
Scalloped Circle Wedding Invitation by Minted 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 Laser Cut Geometric Wedding Invitation by LauraMillustration
Ivory and Kraft Laser Cut Wedding Invitation Suite by 4lovepolkadot Navy Laser Cut Wedding Place Cards by Lezannes Designs

If you're looking for a wedding stationery designer to help bring your vision of your perfect wedding paper to life, we can help. We design and create custom, bespoke wedding invitation suites that will reflect your own personal style and vision.

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

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