Top 2012 Wedding Trends: Neon Letterpress

The neon trend will continue to thrive in full force in 2012, so we’ve added some amazing new neon ink colors to our collection! Make a bold statement by printing your letterpress invitations in a vibrant neon color, or consider edge painting on your stationery in a bright color to add an extra wow-factor. Read on to see our favorite new neon inks & designs, and check out our tips for how you can pull in pops of neon throughout your wedding day!

Hot off the press & letterpress printed in hot pink ink (clockwise from top left): New Horizon, a modern new design from Tara Hogan; hot pink edge painting on the trendy New Washi invitation design by Kamal; grand old English styled hand calligraphed lettering is printed in hot pink in the Royal Calligraphy design by Debi Zeinert; the New Washi invitation design from Kamal, letterpress printed in hot pink ink and foil stamped in gold shine.

Hot pink neon ink is a new letterpress ink offering from Bella Figura for 2012

Lime-aid (an electric, lime-colored letterpress ink) adds a gorgeous hint of green to the Tapestry invitation by Tara Hogan (and looks stunning when printed alongside taupe ink); lime-aid ink looks extra-modern when paired with black ink and modern fonts in the Architect design by Erin Jang.

Lime-aid, a yellow-green neon ink, is a new letterpress ink color from Bella Figura for 2012

Day-glo is a vibrant new orange ink color that looks gorgeous next to charcoal ink in the Simple Dot design by Sarah Walroth; for a really daring look, pair two neon ink colors together (think hot pink with day-glo), like the Storybook Romance invitation design by Jessica Tierney.

Day-glo is a vibrant, neon orange ink color from Bella Figura for 2012.

If the thought of letterpress printing your invitations in neon inks is overwhelming, go with edge-painting in a neon ink color for a more subtle – but still stunning – color statement. Including neon in your letterpress wedding invitations is a wonderful way to set the tone for your celebration, so be sure to carry the theme throughout the rest of your wedding day. For the bride and groom: think neon pumps or a vibrant sash for her, and a cool tie and bright neon socks for him (it’ll be great for pictures!). Dress attendants in neon, too — we love the bright green dress below for bridesmaids, along with matching ties for groomsmen. And be sure to pick out some fun accessories — colorful shoes & jewelry, funky sunglasses and bright bouquets will add a gorgeous touch. Include pops of neon at the reception by incorporating vibrant dishes or cutlery with a hint of color. Neon lights add a fun glow, as will colorful table runners, napkins and other table linens.  And for an all night dance party, be sure to break out the glow sticks.

Bella Figura offers tips for how you can plan a wedding with neon accents -- a wedding trend that will be huge in 2012

Neon table setting | Neon cake stand | Lime green pumps | DIY Neon cutlery | Neon reception |Dress | Hot pink cuff | Bright bouquet