Oh Paper Source. How I love thee.


Yesterday was a beautiful day in Washington, DC, so the boy and I went to Georgetown to walk around. The main motivation for this trip was to check out Paper Source. It’s a little overwhelming to look at all they have there. I am not crafty at all, but they had several kits that even a dolt like me could figure out. The main attraction is the vast collection of papers they have, as I am hoping to DIY some of the projects I don’t care as much about, such as menu cards and programs. The lovely Italian papers they have even had me considering envelope liners, which is something I thought was a huge waste of time before, as they will be thrown in the trash as soon as our guests open the envelopes.

Luckily my boy was pretty patient and we spent about a half hour just holding up papers together to try and figure out a color scheme (yes, I’m still having issues with that!) I ended up buying some of this Mars Red paper as not only is the color great, but it shifts in the light. In regular light, there’s no mistaking it’s red. Under brighter light, it almost looks like a dark copper. They do have a pearlescent copper paper as well, but I’m still wavering as to whether I want that color in my palette. I read in a wedding magazine that it’s “the new chocolate brown!” and I frowned and quickly turned the page, since if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know my feelings on chocolate brown.

The best thing about having a small wedding is being able to DIY a lot of things. I think I would kill myself if I had to DIY 200 escort cards, but I think 50 or so is within reach. We can really make the wedding ours.

Luckily, there are not one but TWO Paper Source stores in the DC area, so after I move out of the area the Alexandria store will be easier to get to.


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