The time has finally come for our annual wedding invitation collection! It’s my personal favorite release for the entire year and the most challenging. Some of these designs are already selling so that’s always a good sign that we’ve researched and listened to our customers and are giving them just what they are looking for.
While I won’t be showing you all the designs from this year’s collection, I did want to share a few of the details that are new or different for 2022.
So here we go!
An introduction into our…
2022 Wedding Invitation Collection!
Vellum is Still Going Strong
Vellum remains a hugely popular detail for wedding invitations. Unlike traditional pocketfolds that are limited by paper colors, vellum opens up a whole new world of possibilities because it can be printed.
It’s also a softer look that customers are loving right now as design styles continue to be more minimal and clean as well.
While vellum can be used for the actual invitation, here at Raspberry Creative, we’ve kept the vellum for the extras; the wraps / sleeves and belly bands. Vellum is kind of fragile and is susceptible to cracking so we stick to lighter weight options that are easier to fold for these uses.
Our signature style…simplified.
Raspberry Creative has always been known for our vintage inspired design style with modern touches. Lots of florals and color mixed with patterns so that even our basic packages take on a more custom feel. This signature style remains, but for many of our designs this year, we’ve really simplified things so they have a more minimal appearance.
Don’t get me wrong though, minimal doesn’t mean boring!
Buy the pieces you need.
We’re making some changes to our wedding invitation packages this year. These changes will also eventually be carried over into our more established designs from previous years. Currently the best place to shop for our wedding invitations is in our Etsy shop and you’ll notice a few things we haven’t done before.
First, all of our wedding invitation suites have two separate listings. The primary listing allows you to purchase the base package with just the pieces you need. Buy just the invitation and envelope, buy the invitation and RSVP or choose the invitation, rsvp card plus 1, 2 or 3 additional pieces.
What’s great about the additional items that you can include is that you can mix and match from a list of items including our small details card, our signature square details card (perfect for a reception card) and our large details card. you can also choose include either a printed belly band or our signature diamond tag which can be either a mounted layer or punched to use as a hang tag. By having these options, you can order just the pieces you need or want without paying extra for custom orders. We’ve pre-designed all the matching items so they are ready-to-go with any standard order.
Special Add ons.
Now the fun part is the second listing. The second listing for each invitation suite features the special add on items such as the vellum jacket / wrap and/or the wax seal. We’ve only sold wax seals as a custom order in the past and this year we are not only including it as an add-on option for all packages, we have provided design options and wax color options so you can personalize your wedding package even more without a custom order.
While we aren’t currently offering other add ons like the traditional pocketfolds, we are looking at offering those add on options in the future as well.
Oh, and if you haven’t figured it out yet, by selling the vellum jackets and wax seals separately, if you already have or plan to order your wedding invitations from somewhere else, you can still purchase these add ons for your invitations. This is something we haven’t offered ever before.
Just one note of caution. If you plan to use invitations from another vendor, we will not be able to color match or custom size our printed vellum jackets. Our printed vellum wraps have been designed to go with our wedding invitations. If you need to see a sample in person before ordering, you will need to purchase a full sample wedding invitation. We will not be sampling vellum jackets on their own.
So that’s it. A quick introduction into our brand new wedding invitation collection for 2022. As always, it’s been a labor of love with you, our customers and fans, in mind throughout the entire process.
From the team here at Raspberry Creative, I want to thank you for being here and I invite you to share your thoughts on the new collection.