The Annapolis Wedding Blog

I don’t know about you, but getting real, made-out-of-paper mail is exciting—especially if it’s a wedding invitation. Even more exciting? Your friends and family getting your wedding invitation in the mail. E-mail and text all you want, but this form of old-school snail mail isn’t going anywhere.

So, you need some help choosing wedding invitations? Look no further. We’ve scouted the top wedding invitation trends for 2014 to consider when designs invitations for your Charlottesville wedding.

Return to Romance

We’ve seen it in the popularity of loose, romantic florals, and now a delicate and romantic approach to the traditional wedding invitation is making a huge comeback. Think soft pinks, complementary neutrals, and accents like lace. This subtle femininity is sure to wow any guest.

Floral Features

Your Charlottesville florist might not be the only person helping you with flowers for your 2014 wedding. Bold floral invitations featuring accents like petals and garland are popping up everywhere. Not only do floral elements make for beautiful invitations, but these kinds of flowers won’t be quite as costly and you won’t have to worry about the season.

Get the Gatsby Look

The rise in popularity of vintage-inspired weddings isn’t a brand-new trend, but this year we’re seeing a return to formal affairs and way more wedding goods that throw back to the roaring 20s. Much like the romantic trends mentioned above, incorporating things like pearls, a hint of sparkle, or an antique-style font can take a standard wedding invitation and give it that iconic Gatsby flair.

Freehand Font

One of the most noticeable wedding invitation trends in 2014? Freehand calligraphy. Full of old-fashioned loops or more of an artistic scribble, there’s no doubt that the taking the handwritten route is a great idea. Using personalized calligraphy for your Charlottesville wedding invitations is certain to turn some heads while also adding the perfect amount of individuality and beauty.

Personalized Graphics

Another more customized 2014 wedding trend that can be just as fun for you as it is for those receiving your wedding invites is the use of personal graphics. Find inspiration for these personalized details from anywhere - a family tradition, hobbies you share with your fiancé, things that show how you met your beau - anything goes! Maybe you and your future husband love sailing and want to have invitations with a nautical theme, or maybe you both wear glasses and want to incorporate that into an invitation. No matter what your idea, if telling a story in an eye-catching and unique way is what you’re aiming to do, then invitations with personal graphics might be the trend for you.

Playing with Color

Haven’t settled on your wedding colors? Going along with the softer color palette mentioned previously, these stunning hues are the way to go when planning 2014 Charlottesville weddings, whether it’s your cocktail napkins or your RSVPs:

  • Light coral
  • Pale peach
  • Blush hues, like soft pinks and peachy nudes
  • Soft gray or charcoal
  • Navy

Looking to spice it up a bit? Opt for Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid.

Or, go for the gold. Big pops of glittery gold and subtle gilded accents are wedding trends to watch in 2014 and pair perfectly with the all the color mentioned above.

Whether you take one of these ideas and run with it, or look to these as inspiration to create your own style, these 2014 wedding invitations trends can help kickstart your creativity and get the ball rolling on your exciting Charlottesville wedding invitations.

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