trends for 2018

You’re engaged!  Jump into your wedding planning with some wedding invitation trends for 2018.  It’s always exciting for us to work with new mediums and materials to create innovative stationery from your invitations to your day stationery.  If you have access to Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram you will already have seen a few inspiration boards and ingenious ideas for your upcoming wedding.


The use of hand painted floral elements throughout your stationery is set to continue – romantic, whimsical, vibrant, tropical – the choice is yours.  Ideal for destination, rustic or vintage weddings, it’s true when they say “say it with flowers”.  Accenting the flowers of your day on your invitation is a perfect way to set the tone for your wedding.


We’ve been custom embossing for some time and I love it, especially when used in moderation.  Adding subtle elements like an embossed monogram, ampersand, traditional symbols like Ganeshas or Aums or a particular image that is pertinent to you is what we would recommend.  Chat to us about the options available to you.


For a long time invitations – particularly when hand delivered – were not seen as requiring envelopes.  While some formats are closed with bellybands and ribbons which are a presentation in itself, there is a return to creating unique ways to package the invitation and wrap it up creatively.  Beautiful floral or metallic lined envelopes with foiling or calligraphy are coming back in a big way, along with personalised box invitations and the use of new materials like wood, perspex, leather and fabric. The additional cost is notable however the impression is invaluable.


The water colour trend has been around for a while, but we are now working with geometrics, marble, and dark textured boards, usually incorporating some metallics.


It’s been wonderful to see a return to more traditional fonts which, when combined with a romantic script, can look absolutely stunning.  Nothing says “Black Tie” like a minimalistic invitation with strong black print in bold type.  You can even fuze traditional type with modern hairline fonts to create some contrast.


Adding a splash of metallic on to your invitation is certainly going to make a statement.  There are many options available when it comes to foiling, chat to us about your unique requirements and we will recommend the best method for you.


It’s important that whichever way you choose to go with your stationery, it carries through to the day.  Whether you choose to follow these trends or want to theme your stationery to match the wedding venue is up to you. Brides often already have an idea in mind, since your wedding day is something you’ve dreamt about since you were a little girl!  Fuchsia Designs will help translate your vision into something really special that define you.