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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