Guest Post By: Anne Chertoff

There are hundreds of new designs and product launches showcased every year at the National Stationery Show but there are always a few that catch the eye.  These creative wedding invitation designs were what I consider Best in Show.  I’m sure you’ll find your wedding invitation, or at least be inspired by, the selection below:

Inspired by Your Love

Fireworks are a common reference to falling in love so why not choose a wedding invitation that reflects the spark in your relationship.  This letterpress design can be printed in any of the company’s 26 color offerings, or for an additional fee of $50 they will work with the Pantone Color System to find the exact color you are looking for.  Fireworks by Flywheel Press, 100 invitations and outer envelopes in one color $537

Period Pieces

Wedding invitations will let your guests know a little about your wedding’s style so couples planning a wedding with a theme inspired by a specific decade should choose an invitation that reflects that time period.  Design elements to play with include color, font and imagery so look for an invite where all three represent the look and feel you’re going for.  For an Art Deco 1920’s wedding theme this design includes a font and spacing reminiscent of the period.  Instead of an icon the bottom of the invitation is embossed with the couple’s monogram.  An invitation suite includes wedding invitation, rsvp card and envelope, information card and outer envelope.  Art Deco Design by Printerette Press, 100 sets $950

Stationery Show Recap: Must-Have Wedding Details

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jun 03, 2011

Guest Post By: Anne Chertoff

The National Stationery Show isn’t just about wedding and party invitations.  Designers also showcase all sorts of party supplies from paper goods and wedding favors to woodland and nature-inspired wedding details.  Here’s an assortment of some of the creative party supplies you’re sure to want for your engagement party, bridal shower and wedding:

Festive Straws

Whether or not you’re planning on serving a signature cocktail you can create a festive drink by simply adding these retro-inspired colored straws to any glass.  Designed by Mara Mi, exclusively for BHLDN, the new wedding company from Anthropologie, these striped straws can even coordinate with your wedding palette or drink colors.  Available in plum, black, blue, grey, green, pink and yellow.  Set of 25, $6.

Beer Bottle Labels

If your caterer will be serving beer bottles at your wedding ask them to stick a custom label on each one.  These “I Do” Brew stickers can be customized to feature your monogram, wedding date and any other information you want to share.  Custom beer labels by Grapevine, price upon request.