Gold, and other metallics like copper and rose gold, are a favorite with brides right now. Metallics are a great addition to any wedding color palette– they’re sophisticated and glamorous, but still classic and elegant. So how can you incorporate these shiny shades in your wedding invitations?
There are lots of ways to use metallic gold (or silver, or copper, or rose gold) in your invitation suite. The first way is the most obvious choice: through printing!
Ink or Foil
All letterpress and flat print inks will have a matte (not shiny) appearance when printed on matte cardstock. Metallic letterpress inks have a much more subtle shimmer printed on cotton paper.
Flat print and letterpress inks on cotton paper will have a matte appearance (even the metallic shades). Shown below: gold flat print ink on white paper (left) and metallic gold letterpress ink on pink paper (right).
If you want shiny or shimmery metallic colors, you’ll need to go with foil stamping or screen printing. Shown below: gold foil stamping on white paper (left) and metallic gold screen printing on burgundy paper (right).
While printing is one option, sometimes it doesn’t fit the look you’d like or your budget. No problem! There are plenty of other ways to give your invitation suite a metallic touch.
Pick a metallic shade for your envelopes to incorporate some shimmery gold, silver, copper, or rose gold in your invitation suite.
You can even choose different colors for your mailing and RSVP envelopes for a mixed metal look!
Interested in using metallic gold (or silver or copper or rose gold) in your invitation suite? I’d love to chat with you about the options that are perfect for your stationery during a complimentary consultation!