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Look Great on Paper- Trending Announcements
December 17, 2014

You’ve got the ring- now let the planning begin! Announcing your new love story to the world is no small feat, but you’ve envisioned this day in a detailed daydream stuck on repeat for a while, and you’re ready to bring the peonies and lace to life. You’ve debated the cheer of brightly colored wedding accents and the understated elegance of neutrals, nixed the all too predictable vanilla cake, and rectified your love of tiaras with the rational adult in you. The first 24 hours of newly engaged bliss are often a blur of champagne and kisses, but allow us to help you dedicate the day after to all things invitations.


Your save-the-date and wedding invitations will set the tone for your big day, and these announcements should be a unique reflection of your individual tastes and personal love story. When deciding on a theme for your announcements, look no further than the expert suggestions and assistance from CMWA and our partners in printing. Trending in announcements this year, these themes can be reworked to fit your special day on any budget. From DIY announcement ideas to lavish color schemes, CMWA guides you through our top picks for announcement designs.


- Bright Florals

Always a top pick, floral themed announcements run the gamut from black and white to punchy pinks. Choose bold, artistic designs or simplified blooms, always fresh and inspired. For added character, print invitations on card stock embedded with flower seeds, an unexpected twist to traditional announcements! Not in the budget? Simply sprinkle seeds matching your choice of flowered invitation art into the envelopes for a happy surprise.


- Metallic Monikers

Somewhat unexpected but extremely versatile, opt for dotted and stripped designs in metallic silver and gold, with bold black accents. From chevrons to solids, heart shaped cuteness to traditional monograms, metallic’s are an unparalleled option when attempting high impact, low budget themes. Not a fan of neutrals? Choose a background metallic and allow your announcements to pop with bright accents and lettering.


- Deco Do’s

Art Deco is an eclectic design movement with roots in 1920’s. Paris -fashion your announcements with whispers of days past. Deeply elegant and rich in geometric design and lavish ornamentation, opt for a modern interpretation with hints of subtle color.

- Black to White

A tried and true staple, black and white is the epitome of style with an effortless ease. Keep it simple with black and white monograms, or add design elements in black and white, like stripes, for background flare. For added personalization, choose a favorite engagement photo in black and white for the base design of your invitations.


- DIY Watercolor

We’re loving all things watercolor of late, and the DIY simplicity of this charming design trend is hard to beat. For hand crafted love, send out handmade announcements in your favorite shades. Paint designs on cut to size watercolor paper, with text already printed. Be sure to craft your designs with water color tube paints, and use extra care not to over saturate the paper. For larger watercolor designs, paint blank watercolor paper first, allowing to thoroughly dry. Adjust printing options on your computer and trim paper down to preferred printing size. Print text directly onto dried, flat invitation. Helpful hint- the more simple the design, the higher the impact.

Save yourself precious planning time by leaving the printing to our chosen professionals at Rengel Printing and Invitations by MAJIRS. Your full service wedding invitation company, contact MAJIRS for your custom announcement needs, or browse through Rengel Printing’s collection of custom made and special ordered invitation designs. With full service design, printing and finishing, Rengel Printing and MAJIRS are our trusted partners in the wedding invitation business.