Earlier today, Xochitl tweeted this:
Return to the classics? A trend with Paper that I’m noticing with our clients. Stationers, what do you think? http://t.co/5ci3tEKs44
— Xochitl Gonzalez (@theblogsmaid) June 18, 2013
Since the Royal Wedding, pundits and professionals alike have posited that the wedding industry would trend towards sophisticated and elegant. I think florals, stationery, and food probably are all heading this direction.
Here’s the thing: I’m not too concerned about the trends and I hope you aren’t, either. Sure, it’s good to know what’s going on in the industry, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow the trends with your own wedding. I think some couples feel this incredibly strong pressure to make every detail and moment of their wedding unique and different – handmade and DIY. I don’t wish that on anyone. But I also hope couples don’t feel pressure to bow to whatever they think their wedding professionals want them to do or whatever they see online.
Last week, I posted about how to pin for a unique wedding. Unique doesn’t have to mean fancy or handmade or edgy – it means it’s uniquely your personality. Befitting of you and not someone else.
So, yeah, the trends are good to know about. But don’t bow to them.
My invitations do trend towards edgy, handmade, and and unique. If that’s not your style, I’ll gladly point you to some of my amazing colleagues creating stunning classic invitations. Just make sure it’s because it matches your tastes and style.