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12 Hot Wedding Stationery Trends You Need To Know

If you are looking for inspiration, take a look at the following 12 most popular invitation trends that we believe will make your big day stand out in 2018!



Watercolour brings a special kind of softness, creating a more romantic feel with soft lines and colours. However, for this look to be achieved, any colour can be used – a pastel palette isn’t a necessity.

Audrey at Stohne says that “painting in watercolour for my clients is a great way to translate a romantic and soft feeling. I love painting in watercolour as it creates an overall feeling of elegance and sophistication that other mediums struggle to communicate. Watercolour is also fresh, clean and just so joyful to look at.”

Tracy at Teelee Designs says, her personal favourite pick as a designer would have to be watercolour. You can get so creative with this look and the end result is guaranteed to be dreamy and timeless.


Acrylic is extremely versatile –it can be either modern or traditionally styled and it’s always a hit because it is so different and makes for a true conversation piece!

Moody Romance

Going bold is key to making this trend work! Bold patterns and dark backgrounds really do set the tone. Yes, it’s a bold move to choose this style and one that will certainly leave an impression for years to come.

Blind Letterpress

Hands up if you’re not sure what this means! Blind printing is when there is no ink used for a portion of the printing process. But how exactly is this done? Depending on whether you pick a pattern or wording - it can be pressed into the paper to create an impression or a “dent”. This impression is legible even in the absence of ink.

You can’t achieve this effect with any other common printing methods, but it really does make it that more special.

Laser Cut Pocket

Thinking of cutting out a design with a scissors and hoping to get that laser sharp detail? Think again - laser cut is great because the cutting is done with an actual laser beam and can turn even the tiniest of cuts into some exciting patterns! If you’re looking for that wow factor, this is it!

Calligraphy and Hand Writing

Gone are the days when everything had to be handwritten, but the beauty of calligraphy is that you can still get that handwritten effect, but with more elegance and sophistication. The artform that has been replicated by computer saves a lot of time and money.

Carla at Secret Diary, says that her favourite stationery trend at the moment is definitely the use of watercolour art but with a little bit of a twist - whether combined with calligraphy or beautiful clean serif fonts, it brings even the simplest of designs to life.

Minimalism Designs

Definitely sophisticated, trendy or fun depending on your artwork and how you use it - just a little touch is all it takes to make a big impact. Whether it’s a swirl, a vine, a line, or a wreath, that minimalistic design can completely transform your look.

Metallics/ Gold Foil

Shimmer and shine is all the rage and metallic of all shades and foils are all in the right now. An elegant way to dress up your invitations and make a statement that your guests better dress to the nines when you attending your wedding!

Who doesn’t love a bit of dress up and sparkles?!

Geometric Floral and Greenery

Along with the greenery/floral trend for 2018, this is a hot look for a boho, chic, modern, or minimalistic wedding. Graphic and bold aspects of the geometric print is offset by the softness of the botanical touches - it just works!

Lezanne at Lezanne’s Designs says that, they are "absolutely in love with geometric designs with strong floral and foliage influences. Not only does it add a bold statement to your invitation suite, but it creates the perfect platform to host modern or romantic layouts.

We particularly love this style as it combines textural elements and florals against clean stark lines which can be accented in colour or metallics to really make the designs pop. This design style is so versatile and can easily be transformed to create beautiful on the day pieces."

Liesl at Artica Designs says, "A tropical wedding design, with a hint of modern geometric shapes is her go-to. Love the boldness & botanical look and it still has that elegant feel."


How cool would it be if you present your guests with a hand-drawn map of your hometown or chosen destination spot. Use this design for your save-the-dates to build excitement, or you could have cards in welcome bags highlighting area attractions.

Want to add a personal touch? Icons for your ceremony and reception locales - If you’re a playful couple, you could take this trend to the next level by creating an old-fashioned treasure map.


We’re talking about custom monograms - not the letter-locking designs of the past. Incorporate elements that are meaningful and representative of you and your partner. Steal this idea for everything, from your wedding invitations and cocktail napkins to personal stationery after your “I dos”. If Harry and Meghan can have a crest, why not you?

Envelope Liners

Stationery designers love having a ‘lil fun with envelope liners, in fact you’ll be hard-pressed to find one who doesn’t dabble in some envelope fun. As the inner layer is the first thing guests will see when they excitedly tear open your invite.
It’s a great way to add the finishing touch and the perfect place to add fun design elements, like a sketch of the skyline or your wedding date.

Try pairing it with a coloured envelope to really catch the eye!

Now all that's left to do is pick which stationery trend you're going with- happy planning!


Teelee Wedding & Event Stationery

Teelee Wedding & Event Stationery

Their style is simple and unique and they pride themselves on creating custom, personalised stationery just for you



Have your wedding stationery hand-painted with your love story.

Secret Diary

Secret Diary

Our alluring invitations and social stationery is for those who truly desire to set themselves apart by making the perfect stylish statement!

Artica Designs

Artica Designs

That special moment, your wedding day or birthday, kitchen tea, baby shower - we can make it an unforgettable memory!