Let's start with what "metallic or shimmer" paper is. Paper manufacturers dye paper with different colors and then coat them with unique treatments to achieve unusual effects. The "metallic" finish shimmers when you expose it to light. So when you hold a shimmer invitation and open it, it will have a sheen to it when it is moved. Depending on the quality of the paper and the depth of the color, you can make a bold statement or a more subtle one. Most of our invitations are made from shimmer paper, in fact we have one of the largest selection of colors and shimmer paper on the market.
Kathleen, the owner of Wedding Bell, loves paper and she has spent years researching and testing out different papers for quality and sheen. One of her picks that is unique to Wedding Bell is our Midnight Blue Elegance kit (featured above). This top-down pocket folder shimmers blue and then black when you move it. She introduced it in the Fall thinking that it would be as interesting to our customers as it was to her--and she was right! It is now one of our top sellers.
2016 brings back Silver and Gold as top choices for couples as well as Blues, Oranges and Pinks. Not only do we have invitations in these colors, we also have backer inserts. Backer inserts are Shimmer paper that can be put under the invitation card to really "pop" the color (see the picture above). One of my personal favorites is our Pearl Shimmer with a Gold backer insert. Although I have to say that the pearl goes with all of our backer insert colors, gold is just my favorite.
If you would like to look at a specific color in all of our styles, I would recommend that you go to our "Shop by Color" page and look at the styles in the colors you are thinking of. When you find a style and a color you like, order a sample so you can experience the quality we are known for.
I love that this year is all about making a bold statement with your invitations be it classic silver and gold or modern bright colors with a hint of shine. I know choosing wedding invitations can be a daunting task so let our kits help you create the invitation of your dreams at a price you can easily afford.
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