Embellishments are an easy way to make even the simplest wedding invitation look absolutely amazing, and they can be really cost effective too. They are also a wonderful way to make the invitations personal and express your crafty side.
Here are some of my favorite ways to embellish wedding invitations, and where to get the supplies you need to re-create these looks.
This rustic string is a real classic. It looks beautiful, especially if you choose a rustic theme, like a barn or country wedding.
It's also cheap, or even free if you've been collecting it in your craft supplies stash. You can purchase twine at your local craft store, or online at shops like Michaels.
If you want to give your guests a luxury experience, tie some hand-dyed ribbon onto your invitations. These 100% silk ribbons have a gorgeous rich texture, and rustic edges are simply divine. They come in every sumptuous colour you can imagine too.
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In the middle ages, sealing a letter with wax signified the letter's importance, and that it was authentic and had not been tampered with. It was also decorative and personalized with the sender's monogram or initials.
Wax seals are having a resurgence, probably because they are so beautiful. They are also very personal. It's easy to get a custom stamp with your name or a symbol of your choosing. The wax color selections and finishes are endless, and if you're crafty, it's a lot of fun to melt the wax and press your custom seal into it.Back to Zero.
Here is a great video tutorial that takes you through the steps of creating your own wax seals. Check it out:
Everyone loves getting flowers! It's such an unexpected treat to receive dried flowers in a letter. Including some dried flowers in your wedding invitations will really delight your guests.
This is a great crafty project that you can make as simple or complex as you want. If you would like to make this embellishment super personal and handmade, you can collect local flowers, like lavender or roses, and dry them yourself. This can take some time, so make sure you plan your flower drying in advance. Here is a video tutorial that takes you through how to dry flowers at home:
If you're short on time, or you're not feeling crafty, you can buy dried flowers at your local craft shop, or you can order them online at stores like Afloral.
Unleash your inner craft goddess and have fun with these embellishments. Any one of them will look great on their own, but why not try combining them with one of Get Wed's wedding stationery suites? Here I have combined twine, dried flowers and silk ribbon with the Catalina Save the Date.
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