Your wedding invitation gives a first glimpse of your big day. It sets the tone for the style and vibe of the celebration, but also gets guests excited about what's to come. So why not "wow" them?! We sat down with Ceci Johnson, one of the most stylish and in-the-know stationers in New York City, to learn all about the hottest new techniques she's using to create wedding custom wedding invitations at Ceci New York. So take notes and get inspired: These are some truly haute new trends.
"Personalize it, but go beyond the monogram! Think handmade, commissioned watercolor artwork — from washes to florals and even your venue — this medium is a great way to elevate the personalization of your stationery."
2. Laser Cutting
"While this technique has been popular for years, we're leading a new trend and style by adding laser cut details to foil stamped and letterpresses pieces. Skyline laser-cut pieces are also always on trend with city invitations — there's no better way to highlight the amazing detail."
3. New Materials
"As a luxury lifestyle brand, we're always seeking out innovative ways to invite guests to and to brand your event. Metals, acrylics and boxes that play music or rise up upon opening are just a few of the items we've recently designed and produced. For day-of event details, we've created custom wallpaper, candle and votive wraps, custom luggage tags and even fine jewelry — all incorporating the artwork from the stationery suite."
"Mixed metals, just as they are in fashion, are huge in invitation design. With all of my recent NYC brides, we've incorporated on-trend combinations of gold tones as well as lots of silvers, pewters and softer rose golds. The metallics are certainly fitting for a chic, city affair and always add a sophisticated luxe detail."
"Commissioning an artist to watercolor a commemorative a one of a kind piece for you is so special. Not only is it a nice keepsake, but it makes your invitations very personal. This can be anything from your wedding location, to beautiful florals to soft washes of color — anything your heart desires! Just make sure the artist can achieve the look you're going for and fantastic things will happen."