Wedding Invitation Accessories

Sometimes what sets your wedding invitation apart from the rest are simple touches. A unique envelope liner, beautiful designed belly band or a wax seal stamp will hold the recipient's interest for more than mere information about your wedding. Consider these options for the final details of your perfect wedding invitation.

Address labels

If printing straight onto the envelope is not possible, or the it is not preferred then address labels are another way to get addresses onto the envelope. An address label can be used both for return address as well as the recipient address. It is also an opportunity to add a little color to the envelop if it's preferred.

Belly bands

Belly bands are ribbons tied around your wedding invitation. They can serve a purpose or enhance the look of the invitation. Belly bands can be used to keep folded invitations from coming apart, have actual information on it or be added simply for looks or color.

Tissue paper

The tissue paper in folded invitations or on top of flat invitations are a tradition based on historical necessity. Printed invitation was very likely to smear after being placed in an envelope, therefore, tissue paper was placed on the ink to keep it from smearing. Even though, the printing process has changed dramatically, the tradition of the tissue paper remains. It is now a classic and beautiful addition to any wedding invitation.

Envelope Liner

The envelope liner is an extra piece of paper inside of the envelope. It is normally a different color from the rest of the envelope. It can have a subtle difference like some shimmer or have a picture of the couple to anything else in between. The envelope liner is a great choice specially for invitations that are more traditional, to give it a bit more color or style. Like anything else, the envelope liner is a personal choice.

Seals

Envelope seals are and adorable way to set your wedding invitation apart. The seal can be any color and design. Historically the waxed seal sealed the envelope, but nowadays sticker seals are there for elegance. They can vary a great deal from a simple color and design to personalized photos. The envelope seal is a subtle addition to your wedding envelope, that makes a noticeable impression.

https://www.bigstockphoto.com/image-79047478/stock-photo-red-envelope-with-tank-you-sticker-on-it An example of envelope with 'Thank You' sticker

Wax Seals

Before envelopes had self-sealers, invitations were sealed with wax seals. Now, wax seals are used to indicate distinction and importance. Small amounts of hardened wax are placed on the flap of the envelope and a seal-stamp is used to press down on the wax to make the flap stick to the envelope. The stamp can have a flat surface, or have a variety of designs. The wax can be a variety of colors. Wax seals are a beautiful addition for vintage theme weddings and couples who appreciate its charm.

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Wax seal stamper

Wax seal stampers go hand in hand with wax seals. It is a basic tool to make imprints on wax. If wax seals will be a do-it-yourself project, then the wax seal stamper is necessary. Small amounts of hardened wax are placed on the flap of the envelope and a seal-stamp is used to press down on the wax to make the flap stick to the envelope. The stamp can have a flat surface, or have a variety of designs.

An example of envelope with wax seal

Postage Stamps

Needless to say, wedding invitations being mailed through the post office need stamps, but you don't have to settle for ordinary ones. Postage stamps can be personalized to anything. If the couple doesn't like the stamps readily available at the post office, they can customize them through the post office or third party vendors with personalized photos. What a unique way to personalize your wedding envelope.

An example of an embosser

Rubber Stamps

Custom-made stamps are another way to personalize your invitation or envelope. A stamp that is custom made is a simple tool that can create your design repeatedly with (or without at times) an ink pad. A custom-made stamp can be a monogram, address, name of couple, personalized wording and many more.

Embosser

An embosser is a tool for do-it-yourself embossing. The embosser creates personalized impressions on paper. An embossment makes the wedding invitation and/or envelope have a distinguished look and feel without steep cost.