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2012 Wedding Invitation Trends

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Alright all of you spring brides out there…it’s time to start planning your 2012 wedding…jitters or not!  2102 is all about romance, which is completely fitting for your delicate spring wedding.  Think elegance, vintage locations and decor, flowing gowns and antique accents.

For your dress, some of the most popular trends in 2012 will be the coloured wedding gown.  Breaking away from the traditional white gown, you’ll see shades of ivory, pale green and pink.  You may even want to rock the black or grey wedding gown, inspired by Vera Wang’s latest black wedding gown release.  Choose a flowing gown with plenty of layers and netting or a tulle pull.  For those who prefer a more fitted look, mermaid dresses are the ‘it’ style this year with lace overlays and die-cut detail.

Let your wedding ceremony match your beautiful gown with a vintage or antique theme that surrounds love.  Choose an outdoor or old mansion or barn setting with dim lights.  Choose neutral colors for something more understated or perhaps go with a vibrant splash of color to be different.  Some of the most popular color combinations in 2012 we expect to see are tangerine & aqua, pale pink & grey, charcoal & yellow, red & black, ivory & black or teal & black.

Set the scene for your wedding with a gorgeous wedding invitation ensemble that will give your guests a small preview of the event to come.  Very similar to 2010, the most popular wedding invitation styles for 2012 will be pocket style invitations which feature folds and pocket holders for your accessory pieces, and some with a ribbon accent to tie everything together.  Our Checkerboard BRIDES Collection will offer some of the most modern styles available for 2012, which features shining cords, layered cards, pocket invitations, french flap envelopes, embossed pocket folders, belly band wraps and customized printed envelope liners. Classic wedding invitation styles are available from William Arthur and Birchcraft Studios which offer thermography, letterpress and engraved wedding invitations for those looking for a timelessly classic invitation.  For those who prefer a pop of color, The Green Kangaroo offers vibrant color choices and combinations with coordinating intricate designs for the most modern bride.

Check out some of our favorite wedding invitation styles for 2012 and start dreaming of your perfect spring wedding…