2013 Luxury Wedding Invitations

Monday, October 29, 2012

2013 Wedding Invitations

We’re looking ahead to some fantastic luxury wedding invitation trends for 2013. Very popular is a large size, with embellishments like super-thick paper, edge painting, foil stamping and laser cutting. So it’s all about a big statement for spring and summer 2013 wedding invitations! Also on the rise is a trend towards traditional with a slight twist in choosing modern fonts and layout grids.

Foil stamping

Gold printing wedding invitation

For the most luxurious of wedding invitations, it’s all about foil stamping! Foil stamping takes wedding invitations to a whole new level for a few reasons. For one, what is more beautiful than your names revealed in shining gold or silver printing? A classic feel, but an upscale statement that your wedding is a special event.

Black and white foil stamp invitation

White foil stamping on super-black paper

The other advantage of foil stamping is that is gives many more possibilities for color combinations than with letterpress alone, but with the same “pressed-in” textured look that we all love about letterpress. The ultra-modern invitation above was printed with a white foil stamp on top of a fantastic super-smooth and super black paper. Any time we want to see a light-colored print on a dark paper, foil stamping is the way to go!

Edge painting

orange edge painting

In 2013 we see many couples opting for the extra color and fantastic look of edge painting, where the sides of the invitation are painted in any color, like the orange edge painting pictured above, or in more shiny metallic looks like silver and gold.

Laser cut wedding invitations

Laser cut wedding invitation pocketfold

We definitely see the growing trend of this year continuing into 2013, the beautiful laser cut wedding invitation, like the intricate laser cut wrap invitation pictured above. Laser cutting can create very intricate designs, and unique accent pieces that really send a luxury invitation suite over the top.

Thick invitation papers

Museum board wedding invitations super thick

The final mark of a luxury wedding invitation for 2013 is the thickest of cotton papers, that can only be used with letterpress and foil stamping. We’ve seen many couples now opting for 4-ply museum board, sometimes with an additional colored paper backer, like the invitation pictured above. Compare it to the already-fabulous 110lb (1-ply) paper used in many of our invitations and you can see that museum board means your wedding invitations have substance!

We’re ready to discuss your own 2013 luxury wedding invitation from our Washington DC studio, contact us now for your own custom creation!


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