Chevrons, they’ve been a bit of a wedding trend for half a year or more and have proved quite popular since they burst onto the scene.  This article looks at Chevron Wedding Stationery.  What’s good and maybe what’s so not excellent about it (I’m not sure if there is anything – we’ll see where this goes!).

Chevron Wedding Stationery

Firstly Chevron wedding stationery can be either be seen as a lazy graphic designers dream come true or something that anyone stands a fair chance of replicating.  They are dead simple to draw.  Start with a rectangle, add two extra points in the middle of the long sides.  Drag these points along and bingo (on a vector drawing package, if you want one either try a trial or get inkscape).  All that is left that is some copying pasting and possibly hours of fussing over colours.  But that’s not to say that simple is bad.  Far from it, many of the greatest ideas and simple and elegant.  Though chevrons may be elegant in their simplicity but not in style.

Chevrons are:

So they’re not elegant, but they are fun, very fun I think.  If you want to add some elegance you can probably do that through font selection.  They do suit someone who doesn’t want a very traditional style of invite design – whatever that might be!  They’re dynamic to and obviously suggest movement.  Point them upwards and that’s probably very apt for a wedding. Chevrons make it very easy to style wedding signs that need to point in a direction to.

Chevron industrial/road markings
Chevron industrial/road markings

The flipside is I thought they were very industrial or like road markings.  A little like the hazard strips.  But that is easily fixed, as they can work as both pastels and bright colours.  Just avoid yellow and black!  The only other flipside I can see is how well they’ll suffer the test of time.  They’re quite similar to stripes and obviously stripes (see Forli our stripey bespoke stationery range) are never that far from being fashionable.  I think the main thing to bear in mind is that if you go with Chevrons make sure you choose them because you genuinely like them.  Not because you see them everywhere.  That way when you look at your wedding stationery in the future you’ll be able to think how much you like chevrons rather than wonder why you joined that fad!

Mix it up a little

I did say that Chevrons were simple but that doesn’t stop you having a little fun.  You could go a little bit Ombre.  Do this by changing the chevrons in colour from one side to the other.

Ombre Chevron
Ombre Chevron

That could be considered a little bit tame.  Why not go Ombre in each Chevron?  At this point you might wonder what Ombre is – if so look here?

Ombre in chevrons
Ombre in chevrons

But Ombre is not the only thing you can do with Chevrons.  There’s the title for this piece where I’ve mixed them up a little.  Bit down, bit up and more up but more so!  Or there’s the example below where I’ve put some semi-transparent chevrons over the top of other chevrons going in a different direction.

Chevron transparent layers
Chevron transparent layers

I also don’t think there’s any rules with Chevrons you can thin one’s or fat ones on your Chevron wedding stationery.  There could one column or row of them or several!  They could even point in different directions (I’m just realising this paragraph is almost doubling the amount of images I need to make for this piece).

Chevron 1 column with an elegant font
Chevron 1 column with an elegant font
Chevron 3 columns with a retro font
Chevron 3 columns with a retro font
Chevron up and down or meet in the middle
Chevron up and down or meet in the middle

Like what you see?  At the date of writing this there isn’t a chevron design on website but it’s something that can be done, after all the designs featured here are by Artemis Stationery!  So if you fancy Chevrons get in touch through main website Artemis Stationery.  We make all kind of bespoke wedding stationery and invitations.  We have numerous types of bespoke invitations these designs could be used with.

So what do you think of Chevrons? Fun and dynamic or something that might date. I would love to hear your thoughts!