2009 Wedding Invitation Trends

Nessa, of Cardgirl Invitations, joins me as my first guest blogger to discuss her favorite Wedding Invitation Trends for 2009 . . .

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Hello! My name is Nessa Sander. I own Cardgirl Invitations and run the CardgirlDIY blog. Thank you so much to Brenda at Best Wedding Sites for inviting me to guest blog today about invitation trends!
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Cardgirl Invitations is a custom design studio, specializing in letterpress wedding invitations. Because we do all custom work, we are able to incorporate custom artwork and calligraphy into your invitation design. This adds such a personal touch to the invitations, as it offers a true one-of-a-kind look. This is a hot new trend. Get on the early train!

After the invitations have been mailed, I often work with my clients to "complete the look & feel" with wedding programs, escort cards, thank you notes, stickers…just about anything created on paper. I am also not shy about passing along the artwork to my clients for some DIY projects…as I know it all starts adding up. I have also created a DIY site for those clients of mine.

Here's a quick summary of my favorite trends for 2009 wedding invitations:

My favorite new color combinations for 2009
Butter & Black
Eggplant & Ecru
Teal & Slate Grey

My favorite design elements for 2009
The Damask (of course!)
A Wide Stripe
Pattern Printing onto the Backside of Your Invitation Cards
Block lettering complemented by hand lettering
Print a Design onto Your Envelopes

Cardstock
Crane's 100% Cotton Extra Heavy Cardstock
(amazing, heavy like a coaster, works beautifully with a letterpress printing)

I hope you will take the time to visit my DIY blog for more ideas & my invitation website. Thanks again to Brenda for including me in your lovely blog!

Nessa

Thank you Nessa for guest blogging today! Please check back later this afternoon to see more invitation designs created by Nessa.