There are plenty of ways that you can add to your Wedding invitation or wedding invitation suite to make them pop for your guest. A wedding invitation, as well as a formal way to invite your guests, can help set the mood and theme of your wedding. We pulled together a few ways you could assemble your invitation and add that something a little extra, including some ideas on wedding invitations with bows and additional decorating elements you can add to your invitations.
Conventional Ribbon on Wedding Invitations
Ribbons are easy to source from any local craft and stationery store, or you can even hand-make some by tearing and trimming old (or new) fabric. If the material is frayed properly, this can add a very heritage look to your invitations. Dressing your wedding invitations with bows or ribbons can add a touch of color to your invitation that could indicate your wedding colors, what your bridesmaid gown’s colors will be and set the tone for your guest. The following is an example on how you can step up the way you present your wedding invitations with ribboned wedding invitations.
While finding ribbons for bow wedding invitations is relatively easy, choosing which material, size and colour is another extra work. Choosing the perfect size is important so it doesn’t look too big or too small on your invitations. It is also necessary to check whether the material is easy to tie or needs special glue to attach. There are also many ways to style the front side of the ribbon to ensure it looks pretty and not bulky. The last thing, you would not want the ribbon to overpower the whole invitation and then ruin the overall look.
The above design shows how a small black ribbon can perfectly match vellum-wrapped invitations. Added with the final touch from the cute square hang tags, these whole DIY stuffs level up the digitally printed invitations perfectly. If you are in doubt, feel free to discuss with the Paperlust team on which colour matches your invitation design perfectly.
Styling Ribbon for Wedding Invitations: Twine and Tag
If you’re a fan of rustic wedding and wants to keep all the small details within the same rustic theme, get a customised matching tag with your initials or names or guest names to intertwine with the twine (you can use your ribbon too if it’s thin enough) and wrap around your invite/invitation suite. This style is straightforward and easy to assemble whilst adding that extra touch of personalization to your wedding invitations. Any twine colour is delicate; however, if you manage to find some unused leftover fabrics, you can double it with white twine, just like how we style the following wedding invites.
Adding Dried Leaves/flowers on Ribbon Wedding Invites
Time to channel the inner florist in you! Take your time finding dried leaves and flowers with longer stems to add to your invitation. You could use a little glue or tape to hold the flower in place, or if you have access to wax seal that is also an option. Tip: Flattening and drying your flower beforehand helps the whole suite sit inside your envelope nicely.
You could also use herbs instead of flowers! Depending on which herb you use, they do leave a scent on your invitation, and your guest will get a strong whiff when they open their envelopes. Herbs with strong scents that will hold together nicely once dried include Rosemary, sage and thyme.
If you want to add that special touch but don’t want your envelope to be bulky because of the thick layer of ribbons, you can go with vellum wrap for a modern simple look. Vellum is a type of transparent paper that has been trending in the wedding industry. It is used to add minimal layers to enhance your wedding suite. A simple vellum wrap or vellum belly band adds a luxe presentation, and your guest will be sure to have a memorable unwrapping experience.
Additional Tip: Dress your envelopes
Want something less finicky but still have that WOW factor? Try decorating your envelope instead. You can add envelopes liners (Paperlust envelope liners require some assembly) to give your invitation look a little boost, and since liners are printed, the options are endless. You could go with a simple solid colour to tie in your wedding theme, get a certain flower pattern printed, or get foil liners to make it sparkle! Tip: we find this works best accompanied by a minimal invitation.
Paperlust also offers envelope printing to put you at ease with the long list of names and addresses to write. With the massive range of fonts we have in our library, including the ones you used on your invites, we can match it any way you want. And not to mention that we can also print cool graphics on your envelopes to make them even more exceptional. City skyline, greeneries, hand-drawn image of your wedding location, you name it!
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