Wedding stationery trends for 2018 – something a little different!

Published by Claire Gould on

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.

Calligraphy wedding invitations from UK Calligrapher By Moon and Tide (4)

Photo: Olivia Bossert for a shoot for Wedding Sparrow

Not card, not pocketfolds, not even transparencies. Good old earthy, natural, handmade paper.

Calligraphy wedding invitations from UK Calligrapher By Moon and Tide (5)

Photo: Jess Petrie, featured on Wedding Sparrow. Illustration by Amy Swann

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.

Calligraphy wedding invitations from UK Calligrapher By Moon and Tide (1)

Photo: Susan Arnold Photography as seen on B.Loved

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!

You can find mine at (bespoke stuff) or (off the shelf). Just saying 🙂

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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