So you’ve gotten engaged to the love of your life, and you’re in the process of planning your perfect wedding. We know how much work goes into making your big day amazing, and the first step is sending out wedding invitations to all the people who will hopefully be part of your very special event.
If you want to impress your guests, you’ll want to send out some impeccably stylish wedding invites. Luckily, we can help you with that. So without further ado, here are 2017’s hottest wedding invitation trends.
Pastel Watercolor Wedding InvitesIf you consider yourself a bit of a romantic, and your preferred aesthetic is light and airy, then wedding invitations with pastel watercolor and floral accents might be just what you’re searching for. Pastel watercolors are classy but never pretentious, and there’s something wonderfully bohemian about a wedding invite that’s full of flowers and succulents, especially when combined with the whimsical touch that watercolors provide. Watercolors are still a hot trend this year, which makes it one of our top picks for invitations in 2017.
Fabulous Destination or Beach Wedding Invitations
Beach and destination weddings will continue to be popular in 2017. Who doesn’t love a beach wedding? Also, some couples are opting for smaller weddings where they get away to somewhere tropical with friends and family.
Beach or destination wedding invitations generally feature beach or tropical design elements. The lovely lily, starfish, and aged wood dock and sand beach wedding invitation shown here is a creative take on the theme. Also, this sandy toes and salty kisses beach wedding invitation is a great choice as well. Couples often want the wedding ceremony time to coincide with sunset on the beach, so this sunset beach wedding invitation would be a wonderful choice.
If you’re planning a beach or destination wedding, there are all sorts of trendy wedding invitation designs to choose from. You don’t even have to choose a design with a beachy theme. But definitely choose bright colors!
Vintage Flair Wedding Invitations
Everything vintage may be one of 2017’s biggest wedding trends — but who are we kidding — it never really went out of style in the first place. If you’re looking to infuse your invitations with a little old world or Victorian charm, then a wedding invitation design with age-old elegance is surely what you’re looking for. For an added touch of class, go for a wedding invite that features flowers and lush greenery.
Metallics like silver, gold, rose gold, copper, and bronze pair very well with vintage floral designs and with all the various options of simulated effects to true foiling, you’re sure to find something within your budget. Your guests will surely be waiting in anticipation for your wedding if you send out stylishly vintage invitations.
One popular theme within the vintage category is roaring 20s art deco Great Gatsby style weddings. This theme has been popular for the last few years and we expect it will remain popular in 2017. Often times, people use black and gold roaring 20s art deco wedding invitations for this sub theme.
Fairy Tale Opulence Wedding InvitesLet’s be honest, we all want to feel like royalty when we’re walking down the aisle to meet our future King or Queen. If you’ve always dreamt of having a fairy tale wedding, then be sure to order wedding invitations with a fairy tale look to give your guests a little peek into what to expect at your wedding. Fairy tale nuptials are in vogue right now, making this one of the top wedding trends for 2017.
There are many different fairy tale looks, too, so whether you prefer a soft and romantic ethereal type look or are wanting more of an aged paper and castle look (like the invitation set shown above) or a full-on renaissance look in rich royalty colors, you are sure to find something that will appeal to you. Make your day something truly special with a fairy tale wedding invitation that looks delightfully ornate and intricate and your guests will surely wish you and your love “happily ever after” as you look forward to spending your lives together.
Pure Romance Wedding InvitationsYearning for a wedding theme that’s all about timeless elegance? You can’t go wrong with red rose wedding invitations that ooze pure romance. This is also one of 2017’s trendiest wedding themes. Go for something with copper and rose gold accents and your guests are sure to be impressed. A wedding invitation with floral design elements will work perfectly to round out the theme, and the right invite might even make your guests a bit teary-eyed months before you say, “I do”.
Neutral Elegance Wedding Invites
Look for an invite that features neutral colors such as earth tones and metallics. As for the design, it’s all up to you. Modern wedding invitations are often minimalist in design and feature unique wedding invitation layout.
If your wedding is elegant, choose a wedding invitation with a chandelier motif. If you’re planning to wed in the city, then you might like a modern marble wedding invitation or a city skyline wedding invitation.
Neutral elegance modern wedding invitations will often use natural elements in their design such as marble, geode rock formations, and wood textures.
The sky is the limit for this haute theme, which is possibly why it’s becoming one of 2017’s biggest wedding trends.
Greenery Wedding Invitations
This year if you want to stay on trend, you can use the Pantone color of the year for 2017 called Greenery for your wedding stationery, or you can search out invitations with actual greenery on them, such as swags, wreaths, and foliage featuring leaves of green.
Greenery the color is a bright lime green that works particularly well for spring and summer weddings or destination weddings that want to evoke a cheery feeling. It is easily paired with other colors like darker green, white, turquoise, navy blue, and rich brown.
Greenery elements such as leafy branches, laurel wreaths, and other foliage can be the main focal points of wedding invitation designs. These greenery elements can be various shades of green using any number of plants from eucalyptus, to ferns, to olive leaves, to evergreens. This is a popular year-round theme that can be used for a simple spring or summer wedding, a winery themed fall wedding, or a pine or cedar bough winter wedding. Using only greenery will also reduce the costs of bouquets and centerpieces, too!
A light and dark shade greenery vine wedding invitation is a nice choice for this theme. A modern green and white butterfly wedding invitation also works well. A greenery kraft paper calligraphy wedding invitation is a nice choice for a rustic wedding as well.
Passionate Purple Wedding Invitations
Purple is looking to be a popular wedding color for 2017. And why not? It’s a beautiful color that is elegant and stylish. Purple looks great with various shades mixed together. It also looks fabulous paired with grey, ivory, white, yellow, pink, blue, and green.
The shades of purple that seem most popular for 2017 are eggplant, plum, violet, aubergine, lavender, mauve, wisteria, and lilac.
Many of these shades have more of a red tone, rather than having a more blue tone. This lean towards the red side of purple makes for a more passionate shade because it introduces the fire of red to the palette, as opposed to the more subdued blue.
For 2017 weddings, both light purple and dark purple are appearing very popular. The lighter shades work well for spring, summer, and winter weddings. The darker shades are more suited to fall or winter weddings. A great choice for a spring or summer wedding is a purple rose wedding invitation. A violet purple and turquoise wedding invitation is a unique color combination for a fall wedding. A purple wedding invitation with black and white damask is a great choice for a 2017 winter wedding.
Dramatic Burgundy Wedding Invites
Another popular color for 2017 is burgundy. Burgundy is a dramatic color choice for summer, fall, or winter weddings. It’s a romantic and fiery color, but is more subdued than a brighter red or orange.
You can choose burgundy as an accent color for your rustic fall wedding. As shown here, burgundy looks great paired with autumn leaves and burlap and makes for a fabulous rustic fall wedding invitation.
A burgundy and gold wedding invitation is perfect for a fall or winter wedding. You can choose white and pink to accent the burgundy for a burgundy wedding invitation that works for a wedding in the summer.
Copper Themed Wedding InvitationsMetallics in general are always in style for weddings. They add a lot of elegance to any affair. Sometimes gold is popular and sometimes silver. Last year, rose gold was a popular metallic color and it continues to trend this year. This year, copper is newly trending. Copper is an interesting metallic color choice. It is a color that adds a bit of subdued fire to your wedding because of the orange undertones. It is not as neutral as silver or pewter, but it does go well with turquoise, teal, navy blue, blush pink, green, burgundy, and other metallics.
Copper is also a great metallic color choice to accent a peacock or peacock feather themed wedding.
That’s it for this post on 2017 wedding invitation trends. If you have any other suggestions for trending wedding invitations I’d love to hear from you.
About Vicki at NiteOwlStudio
Vicki is the owner and Graphic Designer of the online business NiteOwl Studio Inc. which specializes in all occasion paper goods for all of life's great milestone events, including weddings, anniversaries, sweet sixteens, quinceaneras, bat/bar mitzvahs, birthdays, graduations, and bridal showers. In addition to the special occasion stationery collections, Vicki also enjoys designing unique and affordable personalized gifts and accessories for everyday use. Working with clients on custom designs is also something that Vicki finds very rewarding, often working throughout the night until the design is exactly how a client wants it, hence the name NiteOwl Studio.