I’m not sure if it’s because I’m getting older or if 2019 was a fluke – but this year flew by! In wedding time, we’re well into next year as couples order invitations 4-6 months before the big day.

Every year, styles, tastes, and preferences change and evolve a bit. I’m excited to share wedding invitation trends for 2020. Based not only on what the couples I work with tend to start choosing, but fashion, lifestyle, and even interior design.

Trends that are Sticking Around

Wedding Monograms

Wedding invitations and monograms go together like coffee and creamer. (Writing this in the morning, can you tell? I’m just sayin – they’re a great pair!) Monograms are the perfect detail to use as a design and great because you can reuse them throughout your entire wedding suite – stamps, programs, menus, thank you cards, and more!

Monogram wedding invitations were super popular in 2019 and this design has already been my most requested for weddings next year. I also see couples choosing simple letter monograms for modern weddings.

Monogram Letterpress Invitation

Blues and Greens

This year, blue and green tones made up a huge portion of my couple’s wedding color palettes. There are so many shades that can apply to every season and it’s a color that looks great on most people when considering bridesmaid’s dresses.

Along with pink, wedding invitations with blue and green are sticking around for 2020 weddings. My favorite way to bring these in is by choosing a colored envelope – included with all wedding invitation suites!

Update: Pantone has announced Classic Blue as the color of the year for 2020! I’m not surprised since blue has been a strong color in wedding palettes recently – and am happy to know it’s sticking around for a little longer.

Wedding Invitation Samples

Envelope Liners

I began designing wedding invitations in 2014, where couples were using envelope liners in colorful floral patterns (Rifle Paper Co was a fave!). Although the designs have changed, the concept of envelope liners is here to stay – and growing in popularity.

Not only are liners a fun detail and way to bring in another color, but also protect your invitations during mailing. There are a few packages where I really recommend envelope liners, like when using double thick cardstock. Read this post on determining whether you need envelope liners – or just want them!

What’s In: Wedding Invitation Trends for 2020

Minimalist, Modern Design

Less artwork, more white space! I’m excited to see couples opt for more minimalist and modern designs for 2020 weddings. Although there are a few floral designs that remain popular, the requests for overall “simpler” invitations is growing.

Brides and grooms want to make a statement without going overboard on design. They’re choosing to invest in details like upgraded printing methods, textured paper, vellum jackets, and wax seals — keeping the design itself minimalist for an effortless feel. 

Foil Printing, Rose Gold

Pink, blush, dusty rose, mauve, whatever you want to call it has always had a place in wedding invitations. Especially for the couples I work with, ‘cause it’s a personal favorite of mine. 

As a unique way to bring in pink, rose gold foil printing is going to be super popular for wedding invitations in 2020. Whether you want to go full-on romantic with rose gold floral artwork and pink envelopes, or just use the foil for emphasis on your names, I know we’ll be seeing an appearance of it in many wedding suites this year!

Rose Gold Wedding Invitation Trends

Letterpress and Thick Paper

Letterpress is great for minimalist designs due to the limited number of ink colors that can be used. I think the overall aesthetic of letterpress is both modern and classic (it is printed with a centuries old machine after all!) which couples appreciate. Invitations with letterpress are printed on 220# double thick, luxe cotton cardstock – who can resist? 

Check out this post for more information on exactly what letterpress printing is and why I love it so much.

Wondering which printing method is right for your wedding invitations? Take the quick quiz here to find out now!

Wedding Invitation Printing Method Quiz

Dark Envelopes and White Ink Printing

I’m torn between calling the trend of “dark envelopes” or “white ink printing”. Is it dark envelopes because people love white ink or is it white ink because people love dark envelopes? We may never know, but I’m here for it!

This year, I am looking forward to working with couples who want to bring in white ink printing on their envelopes. It will really add a pop to black, dark green, and burgundy envelopes. Currently I outsource white ink envelope printing, but am hoping to offer in house in 2020 – stay tuned for details!

Wondering about envelope address printing for your wedding invitations? This post has all the details!

Mix and Match Suites

My favorite wedding invitation trend for 2020 is the mismatched wedding suites! Using different printing methods and different papers is such a fun way to bring in unique details. This suite is the ultimate mix and match: an invitation with rose gold, insert card using thermography on recycled kraft paper, and mismatched envelopes. Give your paper some personality!

Mixing printing methods can also be effective for couples on a budget. Want to use foil on your invitations, but keep some dollars for honeymoon spending? Opt for an invitation with foil and print the insert cards digitally. Since only one piece is using upgraded printing method, your overall cost will be significantly less! 

Mix and Match Wedding Invitation Trends

At the end of the {wedding} day, it’s all about what you love. Trending or not, your invitation design should represent you as a couple and set the tone for the entire event. These aren’t rules or absolutes and I encourage every couple to have fun with their paper, so you do you, girl!

Are you getting married this year? I’d love to work together to create your dream wedding invitations! Start by ordering a sample or downloading my Information + Pricing Guide.

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