Looking for the right stationery to personify your big day can often feel overwhelming. There are so many styles, packages,and prices around that it can sometimes feel like you’re lost in a sea of paper stocks, pound signs and confusion. But, if at the top of that very long list of yours you’ve written something along the lines of ‘gorgeous, super-deluxe, hand-printed stationery’, then I may have just found the perfect invitations for you.
Vici-Jane Kohring and her husband Richard, a master of letterpress printing, have created a wonderful stationery and design studio in Shrewsbury, UK called Artcadia. Though UK-based, they work remotely with customers all over the world and design and print wedding stationery in many languages (including Hebrew), lovingly creating invitations for all kind of cultures and tastes.
As soon as I cast my eyes on (and felt to the touch) their beautiful wedding stationery collections I knew I had to share what I’d experienced with you. Being a graphic designer, I’ve always been a sucker for plush paper stock – it just gives off that immediate sense of super luxe and good taste, and who doesn’t want those particulars associated with their wedding?
Artcadia‘s letterpress creations are incredibly opulent (they use luxuriously thick 100% cotton paper stocks) and lovely tactile invitations that you can actually hold in your hand are infinitely more memorable than staring at an e-invite on your computer screen.
If you have a look at their range of wedding collections you’ll see that there’s something to suit everyone. I particularly love their classic letterpress range – it’s very adaptable as you can select a font, motif, ink and envelope colour from a wide choice of options. For those of you looking for something a bit more bespoke they offer a fully custom design service too.
So Artcadia‘s stationery is super-gorgeous but how are their prices? Well the great news is they’re also extremely reasonable (yay!). Letterpress invitations with envelopes start from £3.85, and letterpress invitations with RSVPs, particulars cards, and envelopes from £8.20. Click here for the full letterpress printing price list, and here for the digital printing price list.
Artcadia have also recently launched something new: luxe save the date magnets. They come presented on a beautifully luxurious letterpress card, complete with 135gsm coordinating envelope and there are three great designs to choose from, including an option for a photograph. Pricing starts from £3.75 per set and they can also create a unique custom design for £25.
Now it’s all well and good having lovely products, but the other element that I love about Artcadia (and in my opinion, this one’s totally vital) is their commitment to great customer service and their genuine care for clients. From initial enquiry to finishing and packing, their service is intrinsically personal and hands on. Not one aspect of their process is automated which means they always deliver what you want, tailored to your wedding day style, and it practically guarantees you a stress-free experience.