DRESSING UP YOUR WEDDING INVITATIONS
Today we are talking about different ways you can keep your invitations neat and organized. Everyone loves a good accessory right?
The most popular way to keep your invitations tidy is with a pocket, but pockets aren't everyone's style and they aren't always in the budget.
So let's look at some ideas shall we?
Paper Belly Bands
Traditional paper belly bands are made from a thinner paper usually referred to as text weight - it's what you would get if you were printing on really nice resume paper. It's also the same paper they make envelopes out of.
Now, what's the point of a belly band? Well, people often complain to me that as you pull your wedding invitation out of the envelope, it all falls to pieces.
A belly band wraps everything together and keep it snug so you don't lose anything as you lift it out of the envelope.
It's a fantastic way to add a pop of color to your invitations - some color to stand out against your invitation.
What do you put on belly bands?
There are a lot of different options here. Most commonly I use either a custom monogram, couples names and wedding date or something like a crest or wreath design.
You can also use a specialty paper like glitter and just let the glitter speak for itself.
Another option I love is to use your guests names. Inner envelopes aren't as popular as they used to be, but there are elements of them that are great for formal weddings. On a very traditional invitation, you'll write the guests names on both envelopes.
The outer envelope might say "Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mays"
But the inner envelope would say:
Andrew and Laura
Jacob, Logan, Evan and Nick
The inner envelope tells you specifically who is invited.
what other options are there?
You can also use a sticker that closes the pocket or even one that wraps around the bottom as an accent. Stickers come in a variety of shapes and colors to add a unique design element.
Another really popular option is using a wax seal! You can use it with a plain vellum band or full invitation wrap.
They can be customized with your monogram or crest for a unique, stand out design.
If your goal is to be formal and keep your guests names on the invitation but you're not loving the idea of a belly band, we can hire a calligrapher to help out. I don't offer calligraphy, but I have a lot of talented friends. I can show you their work and you can choose the style that you love the most.
If you really love the inner envelope itself, let's do a more modern take on it with a vellum envelope!
How are you going to customize your wedding invitations?
You can start your custom wedding invitations with just a click of the button below. Tell me more about what you're dreaming up and I'll get the ideas pulled together into an amazing invitation package for you.