In case you missed the tag – handwriting is hot right now, and it’s one detail Brides are trying their hand at (pun intended!) to personalise their weddings.
The hashtags #handwriting and #lettering have 10 million posts on Instagram, and leading pen manufacturer Pilot Pen Australia has noticed a 200% increase in sales of fountain pens and inks in the last 12 months alone!
“Many brides want to make their weddings feel authentic and heartfelt, and adding a bit of handwriting to your big day tends to do just that,” says professional calligrapher and hand letterer Lauren Hung of The Blackline By Lauren.
There’s an abundance of ways to incorporate your handwriting skills into a wedding including: place cards, bonbonneries, invitations to signage Here’s what Lauren Hung’s noticed as the hottest trends in wedding writing to inspire.
Many brides want to add a personal touch to their wedding favours, so they will have their guests’ names written on everything from hairbrushes, candles to soaps (pictured). It’s a nice way to make your guests feel special.
Unique Place Cards
Place cards are not written on just paper these days. Requests from brides range from place cards written on delicious macarons for glamorous weddings, to seashells for beach-themed parties.
Indoor plants are on-trend at the moment. Handwriting on beautiful leaves – such as monstera leaves – is a stunning way of adding a touch of nature to your big day or bridal kitchen tea.
Handwritten menus with white ink on black background give the feel and look of a chalkboard, and can be the perfect addition to a rustic romance wedding.
Another huge trend at the moment is having invitations or place cards to be etched into perspex or marble. That way, invitations can be kept forever and can even double as décor.
Handwriting as Décor
The writing can be on the wall! Handwritten decals with personal messages displayed on the walls of the reception (printed on vinyl to be stuck on walls) are popular, and so are decorative items with the guests’ names written on them.
Guest Names on Plates
Want to really stand out? Have your guest’s names written on plates!
Monogrammed bridesmaid gifts
To make your gifts to your bridesmaids personalised, having them monogrammed is a beautiful idea. Many brides also like to ask their friends to be their bridesmaids with a beautiful handwritten card.
All images via The Blackline by Lauren Hung with Guests Names on Plate via The Blackline courtesy of MAXMEDIALAB.
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