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Invitations and Stationery Trends for 2018

Thanks to Basic Invite for sponsoring this post and sharing these fab photos of wedding invitation ideas so we can ooh and ahh over them together. Here are some fun trends in invitation stationery that we’ll be seeing for 2018!

Invitation Stationery Trends 2018

Gold Foil Invitations

A shiny favorite, foil on stationery is a big hit. Also available from Basic Invite are rose gold foil and foil place cards.

Clear Invitations

Working a little bit in the wedding industry, I’ve seen a shift recently away from the rustic wood signage toward clear acrylic. These clear invitations tie into that trend. They’re new, modern and fresh. If you still desire that wood look, the acrylic looks beautiful when displayed against it, as in the picture below. Or keep scrolling to see how you can get invitations on paper that looks like wood!

The Simplicity of Calligraphy

Minimalist calligraphy is simple, traditional and beautiful. Script font paired with a capitalized non-serif gives it a modern touch. See more inspiration from Basic Invite’s calligraphy wedding invitations.

Wood Grain Stationery

Taking a cue from nature, this trend is a sleek update to all the rustic wood that we’ve been seeing for years now at weddings! The white print pops on this wood grain inspired printed invitation from Basic Invite. This style would be a perfect fit for an outdoor or rustic wedding like this one.

One thing that stood out to me about this company is that you can order a sample of what your paper goods will look like before you place your order! That way you get to hold it in your hands before orders hundreds of them. Other things offered include guest books, free address collection service, and 40 colors of envelopes.

What is your favorite paper and stationery trend?

Two Grand Openings

The Twin Cities event scene welcomed two new wedding services providers last week.  Machine Shop wedding and event venue in Minneapolis and Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe in Hopkins are now open, and here’s a peek from when I attended the grand openings.

machine shop wedding

Machine Shop

Minneapolis has a new wedding and event venue in the sought-after St. Anthony Main area near the Mississippi River. I got an up-close look at the venue in action when I worked as a host at the grand opening. Originally the Pillsbury machine shop, it’s been carefully renovated. The spacious main hall has an open floor plan, perimeter balcony and plentiful windows that provide beautiful natural light. The industrial yet elegant style of the historic venue is sure to appeal to anyone looking for a modern Minneapolis event space just across the river from downtown. The venue is off to a good start. The first Machine Shop wedding was held this weekend and many more are booked through 2016.

machine shop wedding

Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe

Downtown Hopkins continues to get cuter with the arrival of a Pinterest-worthy cupcake shop. Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe will continue to cater for Twin Cities weddings and parties as it has since 2014, but now it is also a sweet shop destination. Tiny aspiring pastry chefs love the play kitchen! The shop sells coffee drinks, cupcakes and macarons. I’d like to tell you how the cupcakes are but they were out of gluten free flavors when I arrived, which shows how great the demand is! I was able to enjoy treats from other sweets providers who helped Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe celebrate, Sweet Birdie Cotton Candy (the sister company of White Peacock Events, known for frilloons) and North Mallow & Co.

If you’ve checked out a cool new place lately, let me know!