You’ve said yes, chosen your wedding venue and set a date for the big day. The next item on your wedding checklist? The invites. Wedding invitations are the first glimpse of your special day for your guests – they set the theme, the tone and the overall look and feel for your wedding. And, when it comes to design, the opportunities are endless. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Here at wedBooker, we’ve compiled our top five wedding invitation trends of the modern bride to help make your decision that little bit easier. 

1. Make a royal statement

Feeling rather regal? Why not make a statement with a custom monogram design. Monogramming is a practice that has been around for centuries, first being used back in Ancient Greece on coins to mark the reign of their ruler. This trend has been revitalised in recent years, and perfect for couples looking to stand out and add a touch of class to their wedding invitations. Combine you and your partner’s first initials, with elements representative of you both as a couple for a unique and meaningful monogram design.

Your special monogram can be used throughout your wedding on everything from your invites to cocktail napkins, seating boards and even projected onto the dancefloor for your first dance (if you’re feeling extra, darling). If you really want to remember your special day, add your monogram to your wedding guest book or wishing well. Embrace your inner-princess, after all if Harry and Meghan can have a family crest, then why can’t we? 

2. Up the sophistication with scripting 

The hand lettering trend is everywhere at the moment and we’re here for it. On-trend, chic and effortlessly romantic, it’s hard to look past it for your wedding invites. Whether you’re after modern and sleek, or fanciful and flourished, stationery designers and calligraphers can create custom lettering to suit the style of your big day. Try combining you and your partner’s hand-lettered names with another trend on this list for an effortlessly elegant invitation design. 

3. Go green for your invites 

As society becomes more environmentally conscious, it seems only fitting that some soon-to-be brides are choosing to take a green approach when it comes to their big day. Eco-friendly invites are on the rise, and it’s one trend that we can definitely get behind. Printing your wedding invitations on recycled paper is one of the easiest ways to make your wedding more eco-friendly. If you’re a proud greenie, go one step further and have your wedding invitations printed on ‘plantable’ seed paper, embedded with native seeds. A unique and quirky way to invite your guests and encourage them to embrace being a little bit eco.

Or, buck paper invitations altogether and go digital with your wedding invites. Try a site like Paperless Post to simply upload and send your bespoke wedding invitation design online. 

4. Get crafty with acrylics

Acrylic invitations have arrived and we’re very excited about it. Acrylic wedding invitations have become one of the biggest trends in recent years and the opportunities are endless – go for metallic text on clear, white text on bright colours or for something super sophisticated, silver text on black. They’re right on trend and completely instagrammable. And not to mention, the perfect keepsake to remind you of your wedding day. So, why not carry the acrylic theme throughout your big day with accompanying menus, place cards, seating boards and even your table numbers?

5. Go ‘clearly’ chic with vellum 

Add a layer of luxe to your wedding invitations with vellum. This semi-translucent paper gives off all the dreamy vibes and is perfectly versatile for your big day. Rock the minimal style with single-layered vellum invitations, with calligraphy and foiling. Or, take it to the next level and use it as an accent to a traditional stock invitation. The options with this dreamy paper are only limited by your imagination. 

Get on trend with wedBooker

Whether you want to rock the luxurious vellum paper trend, or do your part for the environment by going paperless, wedBooker has an array of stationery and invitation designers to suit your taste. We make wedding planning simple – browse our carefully selected network of suppliers, request and compare quotes, and book your big day online.