Wedding season is upon us and no doubt, you've already noticed some fantastic themes and trends that have popped up this year. Whether you're a Bridesmaid, Bride or a very keen Groom - your wedding planning will be well under way so we thought we'd do a roundup of our favourite trends and show you how Crafter's Companion can help you get creative, personal and save a few pennies on the run up to the big day!
Pops of colour
We're all a fan of pastels and blush palettes - they're a firm favourite of any bride. However, this year, couples will be feeling brighter and bolder and will be adding pops of colour into their day. Whether it be eye catching bouquets, a dazzling hair piece, vibrant invitations or flashes of colour on the cake. Look out for shades of coral, yellow and orange as well as deeper, darker jewel tones that are making an appearance this wedding season!
Our Spectrum Noir range is perfect to create watercolour brights and pastels, take a look at the range and the card needed for these creations:
The rustic wedding trend is here to stay, but 2016 will see a much more glamorous spin on this popular theme. Couples are opting for nature inspired decor mixed with modern glam. Rustic tipi's are popping up along our countryside, adorned with vintage bunting and sparkling chandeliers hanging from their beams. Flowers are becoming more and more organic too - look out for farm to table bouquets, greenery and herbs that ooze rustic charm. Hessian, rope, cream lace and Kraft card will help you create such rustic and countrified wedding stationary.
We know this is a huge trend - we have so many materials on our website, browse through the below for the essentials and fab extras to create this look:
Metallic colour palettes are making a welcome come back in 2016. From warm golds to brushed bronzes and gleaming copper, you'll find the gleaming colours of metal in linens, sequin accents on the dresses to metallic flourishes on the wedding cake! We've heard foil is in - think invitations, menus, escort cards, table numbers, and anything else where paper is involved! Think, elegant, old school Hollywood glamour meets modern day glitz!
See which materials we used to make the above invitation and browse our metallic themed products to create sparkling and shiny crafts:
Vintage wedding themes are popular almost every year. Lace, sequins, pearls and shimmer will complement the glistening disco balls and scream 1920's Gatsby Glamour. Stationary should echo the art deco era, which means a lot daring colours such as black, red and gold and intricate borders and shapes. Or you may see more pastel colour schemes with neutrals to accent such as chocolate brown for a more romantic, timeless vintage theme.
Click through the below products to see how you can create Gatsby inspired vintage wedding stationary:
Personalised wedding favours, place names and even confetti are everywhere to be seen in wedding blogs and magazines this year! Couples are wanting to wow their guests and make the whole wedding experience 'personal'. Expect personalised candy rock, candles, cupcakes and cocktails. If you can create an eye-catching favour or keepsake - your guests will be able to remember your special day for years to come.
Here are a few of our favourite crafty tools for making the perfect personalised keep sakes and favours for your guests;
You can't go without adding some extra sparkle and detail to your cards. Many guests like to save these as keepsakes to remember your special day.
Perfect dies for the perfect couple
The Die'sire Only Words Essentials and Classiques dies are another perfect addition for your Wedding Stationary!
We hope you found our Wedding Trends 2016 blog useful! This year, we've had a few engagements at CCHQ so we can't wait to get creating with the brides-to-be! for even more Wedding treats - visit our Wedding category on the website, treat yourself and get double points when you order your goodies!
We would love to see what you make! Share your projects and cards with us on our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram (#crafterscompanion), on Pinterest (@CraftersCompUK) or on Twitter (@CraftersCompUK)!