Wedding Invitation Trend Report #1

Layers, layers, layers. They’re not just for wedding cakes anymore! The 3-dimensional invite, as defined by contrasting layers of textures and elements, is a major trend in wedding invitations right now. In fact, the more layers your wedding invitation has, the better.

Whether you choose a simple sheer panel or a more elaborate fabric border, there are many great ways to incorporate this trend. The crown jewel of this trend however, is definitely the flower brooch.

Whether you use the silk flowers from the craft store or create your own flower from fabric, oversized roses or exotic orchid constructions pinned through your invite is one of the most current and distinctive wedding invitation looks out there right now. It’s like getting an invitation and a corsage all in one! Fabulous.

If you want a three-dimensional invitation but aren’t the Martha Stewart type, don’t despair. Most online stores offer mix and match wedding invitations, so you can just customize the layers of the invite online and have all the pieces sent to you for easy assembly, no muss, no Martha.

The “belted” invite. Nothing breeds excitement like something wrapped in a bow, and the new wedding invitation belly bands create the same affect. In the past, few wedding invitations had belly bands, and if they did it was usually a simple ribbon. Now belly bands are getting a swanky makeover, appearing in thick luxurious grosgrain or velvet ribbon, then cinched with a sly buckle for added panache. Can’t stomach the idea of buckling a hundred wedding invitations? Colorful safety pins make for equally chic closures with less effort and expense.

To really go all out, consider expanding on the belly band by doing the super-stylish invitation ribbon corset lacing up your stationery. Accessory corsets are huge right now from cell phone colors to umbrellas, so why not bring a touch of Scarlett O’Hara sass to your wedding invitation with this up-to-the-minute trend?

The Monogram Makeover. Sure, monograms and weddings go together like brides and bouquets. From wedding cake toppers to table numbers, monograms have definitely been around for awhile, but 2012 introduces monograms like you’ve never seen them before.

The modern monogram is so much more chic than those insignias of yore. While medieval-looking seals hold standard charm the new monograms look more like a jaunty block or stamp that can include either the couple’s initials or intertwined names. For an extra special look, forgo the names in favor of an artistic symbol that has significance to your relationship.

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