Part of what makes a wedding memorable is how much the couple infuses their personalities into the big day. This personalization can start as early as save the date cards and wedding invitations if you use your imagination and get a little crafty!
You may not have the time or the skills to create your own stationery from scratch, but you can add some personality with these fun and easy DIY wedding invitation embellishments. You’ll add some flair and catch your guests’ attention in the process — sounds like a win/win!
Add a rustic feel to your invitations or save the dates with a bit of twine. Thin twine is an inexpensive DIY option that pairs beautifully with kraft paper envelopes. Another plus? You can pick it up almost anywhere – every craft or office supply store should have it in stock.
Give your stationery a vintage touch with white lace. Sold by the yard in a variety of styles, patterns, and thicknesses, you can find it at most craft or sewing stores. Bonus: if your wedding gown features lace details, you can even search for a similar pattern and color!
3. Burlap and/or Raffia
Like twine, burlap coordinates well with kraft paper. Burlap comes in many widths, so find your favorite – I recommend choosing something between 1”-2”, which you can look for in the ribbon section of your favorite craft store. Don’t try to cut your own burlap from large swaths as it’s hard to cut straight lines and the edges will likely fray.
Choose raffia in a color that matches your invitation design to tie everything together — both visually and literally!
4. A Matching Printed Tag
Take your wedding invitation embellishments one step further with a custom printed tag. I can print tags to match your invitation suite, which you can assemble with your favorite ribbon or twine!
5. A Personalized Belly Band
Belly bands can feature your and your fiance’s names or initials, or they can be embellished with elements from your invitation design. Add a splash of color that gives everything a cohesive look.
Belly bands come scored and ready to fold, so you’ll just wrap them around your invitation suite and bind with a drop of glue or double-stick tape on the backside.
Once you decide on the wedding invitation embellishments you love, be sure to take a finished, assembled invitation to the post office to find out exactly how much it will cost to mail. Materials that add thickness may increase the cost of postage a little bit, so don’t skip this step when you’re solidifying your budget!