I’m a total paper freak. I love exploring art shops and specialist stationery suppliers’ little havens of handmade papers, running my hands along the torn edges of any new stock I can find. I know it’s weird.
But there’s a thing I can’t get out of my head: I read on a wedding blog a week or two ago that one of the key trends for 2018 wedding stationery would be paper.
Not card, not pocketfolds, not even transparencies. Good old earthy, natural, handmade paper.
I’ve been writing on specialist papers for the last couple of years. It’s kind of what I do. I really love it – paper has a life all of its own and with every new calligraphy nib comes a new adventure in textured, woven, cotton rag or hand dyed paper.
So hearing that wedding invitations in paper rather than (yawn) card are going to be big in 2018 comes as an absolute treat. It’s a blessing for calligraphers – who you are likely to find much more affordable than letterpress and specialist printing, by the way. And it’s a dream for brides who’ve loved the handwritten, torn-edge stationery all over Instagram this past year.
Girls, it’s time to refine your wedding invitation search. Find those calligraphers whose style you love most, fall in love with their paper stock and get booking your 2018 invitations today!