Downers Grove, IL (PRWEB) September 1, 2007

Many couples are choosing to ‘Go Green’ when they design and fashion their wedding invitations for the coming year, and are avoiding the traditional and predictable. Even classic lovers are trying it with a twist, mixing it up with color or a unique embellishment. Eco-chic options abound in a wide range of environment-friendly recycled stock, and handmade tree-free papers which can include botanical touches such as pressed leaves and flowers, or silk fibers woven into them. The most popular colors are now being inspired by elements of the earth, sea and sky.

This winter, onyx black is back as the color of chic sophistication, and when used with silver and snow white, it speaks volumes. Forest green and plum are also gorgeous in winter, perhaps paired with a jeweled brad or silky tassel for added glamor.

For a spring wedding in 2008, an invitation’s color scheme can echo the colors of the blooming gardens with sky blue, leaf green and magnolia pink. Summer brings hotter weather and high-voltage tints will be everywhere -especially apple green, aqua blue, bright yellow and sunset orange.

As autumn arrives the palette will mellow to saturated shades of rusted orange, deep scarlet and chocolate brown. Softer shades reflect the tones of the harvest season. Embellish your invitation with a translucent unryu sash and tuck in a skeleton leaf for a distinctive look.

The trend toward ‘earth-friendly but sophisticated’ continues when choosing materials for creating unique wedding invitations. Minimizing the amount of virgin paper used and selecting papers that are processed chlorine-free are two ways to show concern for the environment.

For further savings in resources and cost, the popular ‘belly-band’ appears in embroidered and brocaded fabrics or in handmade paper sashes of exotic design, and enables an elegant look without the added waste of an inner envelope. A reply postcard can be included in the packet, artfully wrapped or banded and slipped into one envelope.

Embellishments and color combining are what make an invitation unique and can help set the stage for a stylish and beautiful wedding.

Formal-Invitations.com has been offering cheap wedding invitations that only look expensive since 1991. They are an affordable source of high quality, environmentally responsible materials in up-to-the-minute styles, themes and colors. They are listed in the National Green Pages and approved for people and planet by Co-Op America.

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