Everyone wants their wedding to be special, and often that means coming up with creative ideas to express your individuality or fun ways to include your guests in the celebrations. "There's been a big shift towards intimate or 'micro' weddings that are über-personalised to match the couple's style and personalities," says Carrie Schwab, editor-in-chief of Junebug Weddings, a wedding planning resource for creative couples. Whether it's home-printed invitations, banners, guest books or other must-have memorabilia, there are multiple ways to add personality to your wedding through print, either before, during or after the big day.
Mixed metal, geometric graphics and soft pastels were key trends in 2019 but Carrie predicts a shift towards less fussy designs in 2020. "Minimalism is very 'in' right now," she says. "We are seeing many couples start their internet searches with 'simple wedding' and then the item they are looking for. Think clean lines and black and white."
If minimalism isn't for you, another key trend for 2020 is foliage, from delicate palm fronds to lush tropical leaves. The Canon PIXMA TS9551C has 45 built-in patterns you can incorporate into your invitations and supports 12x12-inch cardstock as well as 7x10-inch double sided matte paper, which is supplied with envelopes. "Using a home printer can help couples with costs too," adds Carrie.
If you're planning a photo booth for your big day, why not create your own props? You'll find some great ideas on Creative Park, Canon's free source for paper craft materials, which you can print using the Canon PIXMA TS9551C. The Photo Booth Props (Wedding) set includes a tiara, comedy glasses and banners for comedy snaps. Or you could have a go at creating your own Mr & Mrs banners to string up at the venue. The templates all come with clear instructions on how to assemble them.
Ensure your guests don't get lost with the help of sign templates and name cards, also from the Creative Park App. Download the templates and print onto A4 Matte Photo Paper.