Getting married next year and have no idea where to start with your wedding stationery? Don’t worry, I’ve got you!
I can’t believe we’re nearing the end of 2023 and my first year in business – and what a year it has been! Weddings this year have been bursting with a renewed creative energy, following the difficult few years the wedding industry saw during, and after, the pandemic. I’ve really loved being part of your unique weddings and long may the creative energy continue into 2024!
With so many wedding trends and styles out there, it can be really hard to choose the perfect ones for your one-of-a-kind wedding. Luckily, I’ve gathered together my top five wedding stationery trends for 2024 to help you create a show stopping wedding.
1. Sustainable stationery
It’s probably no secret that the green wedding trend has been growing for a while now and 2024 looks set to be no different. In fact, it came near the top on my couples list of priorities during a recent survey I did.
There are many ways to embrace eco-conscious choices with sustainable wedding stationery and going green doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. There are many beautiful and unique designs out there, from plantable invites to sleek designs on luxury recycled paper, you’ll have plenty to choose from.
Some couples are even opting to incorporate technology into their stationery, with QR codes that link to wedding websites or sending e-save-the-dates to reduce the carbon footprint of their wedding.
All my stationery uses the finest sustainable materials. From recycled paper invitations adorned with planet friendly inks, to eco-friendly welcome signs made using wood pulp. Add a touch of green elegance to your wedding while making a positive impact on the environment.
Personalised wedding stationery can create a lasting impression that reflects your individuality and is a great way to add the wow factor to your wedding.
Monograms are set to be big in 2024, as well as initials on wax seals and embossed envelopes growing in popularity too. Monograms, like the one in my newest collection Mono, can be a fantastic way to add a sense of drama and elegance to your invitations, save the dates or your welcome sign. Want to go even more personalised? Why not create your own personal couples crest and create a new family tradition.
The end of this year also saw the combining of place cards and menus, creating a unique menu name card for each wedding guest. I think we’ll see a lot more of these in 2024.
As time goes on, more and more couples are embracing personalisation by incorporating their stories, interests, and shared memories into stationery that speak volumes.
Less is more in 2024. Over the last year, maximalist design definitely tried to give minimalistic design a run for it’s money, but the minimalist wedding trend is still growing exponentially!
Think monochrome invitations and toned down earthy colour palettes for things like save the dates, place cards or seating plan signs. Clean lines and simple typography take centre stage here.
Minimalistic wedding stationery is versatile and will compliment pretty much anything on your wedding day, from floral arrangements to décor. The beauty of simple wedding stationery design can convey sophistication and an everlasting timeless charm to your wedding.
Your wedding stationery is a reflection of who you are as a couple and sets the tone for your big day. Illustrations can be a great way to showcase your personality as a couple and give your guests a glimpse of what’s to come.
Venue illustrations will continue to be popular next year. Themed illustrations, particularly for destination weddings, are a good way to include a nod to your venue location. Think pretty grapevine detailing on your welcome sign for a vineyard wedding or a beautifully hand-drawn picture of your manor house on your wedding invitations.
Hand-painted watercolour illustrations can give a sense of whimsy artistry or opt for an elegant line drawing for a touch of modern sophistication.
If you want to inject a bit of fun, imagery and personality into your wedding stationery then illustrations are the way to go! Why not order some bespoke stationery and really let your creativity go wild. I can always help you with ideas if you need them.
5. Finishing touches
At the moment, it’s all about the finishing touches and this is a trend that looks set to continue well into 2024 and beyond. Adding elegant details to your invitation suite is sure to elevate it and give that all-important luxury feel.
Let’s face it, everyone loves getting a beautiful envelope in the post and your guests will delight in the elegant textures and details you’ve added to your invites.
Hand painted wax seals and silk ribbons on your invitation suites or menus can create a sense of opulence and luxury. Hello Bridgerton vibes! Get creative with patterned envelope liners or add texture by embossing the back of your envelopes. If it’s a more modern aesthetic you’re after, go for a personalised vellum belly band or a vellum jacket to wrap everything together perfectly.
Whatever you choose, you wont regret adding that something a little bit extra special to your stationery! As well as giving the all important details for your guests, your wedding stationery can double up as gorgeous keepsakes for family and friends. Finishing touches are here to stay!
So there you have it! My top five trends to look out for in 2024. If you are the type of person who loves to follow the latest trends or your more of a trendsetter yourself, just remember that your wedding day should be a reflection of you as a couple.
Are you getting married in 2024? Couples are snapping up dates in my diary fast, so I’d recommend enquiring as soon as possible to check if I am free for your wedding date and get yourself booked in.
Let’s make 2024 the best year yet!