Wedding Trend: Foil Stationery

Weddings and new stationery go hand-in-hand. In addition to purchasing save-the-date cards, wedding invitations and thank-you notes, a new stationery wardrobe is a nice purchase for your new life as man-and-wife. Foil stamped stationery is an elegant choice – and it’s a wedding trend right now. Here’s what you need to know:

What is Foil Stamping?

Foil stamping is a printing process that uses heat, pressure, and foil. Similar to letterpress, the printing process involves applying foil to paper with metal dies and pressure.

Foil Stationery Color Trends

Foil is not available in as many colors as ink. However, it does come in a  wide variety of bright and satin silvers and golds. Copper, gold and rose gold foils are very popular. Paper Crave predicts holographic foil, a rainbow metallic foil that changes colors when moved, will be popular in 2016 and beyond.

Types of Stationery

What you add to your stationery wardrobe depends on your personal style. Below are some of the most popular types of stationery purchased by brides.

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Smock Paper

Monarch Sheets

Monarch sheets measure 7.25 by 10.25 and are for longer, more personal letters. You name and address are printed at the top.

Folded Notes

Folded notes are used for shorter correspondence. It’s popular to print your monogram at the top.

Correspondence Cards

Correspondence cards are made from heavy paper and measure 4.25 by 6.5. Less formal than folded notes, correspondence cards are perfect for thank-you notes and notes to friends and family.

Couple’s Stationery

Couple’s stationery comes in the form of correspondence cards or folded notes and feature both names of a couple at the top. This type of stationery is most used as a thank-you note for gifts or parties attended as a couple. Couple’s stationery makes an excellent wedding gift as well!

House Stationery

Used by residents and guests of your home or vacation home, house stationery features the name of the house and its address at the top.