By Azure Nelson,
Published Sep 10, 2009
Special to OneWed by Jeanne & Joyce of Invitations4Less.com
Your wedding invitation
is more than a piece of paper inviting guests to your event. In addition to setting the tone for your special day, your wedding invitation is an extension of your individuality, style, and taste. The wedding invitation is the first glimpse your guests will have of your wedding day.
Because the design and color used on your invitations will set the mood for your special day, you may be curious as to what the top trends
are for 2009 and 2010.
The color purple
has never seemed as chic as it is now and this trend is expected to continue into 2010. From eggplant to violet to lavender, all shades of purple will catch the attention of your wedding invitation recipients. Invoking feelings of romance and magic, purples pair well with orange, green, and blue accents.
has proven to be another smart color choice for wedding stationery. The fun nature of orange and all of it various hues convey a feeling of happiness, in spite of the economic news we've had to endure. Orange can range from terra cotta, salmon, peach and apricot. Warm colors such as hot pink, red, purple, blue, green and brown all compliment orange and prove this color is going to be around for some time to come.
Grey is the new black
for 2009 and 2010. This versatile and neutral color in all of its various shades is upscale and uplifting. Pewter and icy blue tints, as well as other earth tones such as taupe and charcoal are stylish and sure to get noticed.
Back again for another year in the top four color trends is yellow
. This vivid and attention-getting color works well with so many other colors and is the reason it has remained in demand. When combined with white and black, yellow adds flair of sophistication to any invitation suite. Bright colors such as purple, red, orange and green when paired with yellow will convey feelings of happiness and joy.
Several design elements have piqued the interest of today's style-savvy bride. Many of these themes are old patterns but with a fresh, new look. Nineteenth-century patterns are integrated with today's hottest colors to create a must-have sensation for many brides. Damask, lattice and lace patterns
have taken the industry by storm. When combined with just the right font, these patterns mix the old with new to create a stunning invitation.
continue to be a popular design theme this year. The craze began with silhouettes of people, but now has branched out to include all things nature. Butterflies in particular are a popular silhouetted item.
are forecast to be more popular this year. Birds and related imagery have captured the attention of many brides. We expect to see more bridal stationery featuring hummingbirds, mockingbirds, nests and cages in the coming year.
is pleased to be one of the first retailers to offer Asian-inspired
invitations from the Simple but Elegant Collection. Prosperity, luck, joy and wealth are symbolized by the use of red and gold colors of these invitations
continues to be popular with today's environmentally conscious couples. Years ago, invitations made of recycled paper were considered sub-standard and shunned by many. In today's stationery world, the use of recycled paper is an important factor in choosing the perfect wedding invitation. Invitations4Less.com is proud to partner with several eco-friendly vendors to provide the latest styles available. In fact, the purple Peony, grey & yellow Sunburst, and white, chocolate brown, and aqua Birds of a Feather invitations are all printed on 100% is Green Seal Certified paper and produced by FSC Certified paper manufacturers!
With a huge assortment of invitations to select from, finding the perfect invitation that reflects your individuality and portrays your wedding's theme is easy at Invitations4Less.com