What better way to start our Top 5 List, than with vellum and wax seals!
We’re crushing hard on this romantic trend hitting the invitation game this year! There aren’t many things we love more than a stunning vellum overlay, a perfectly placed belly band, or a modern take on a classic envelope!
Looking for a unique way to elevate your vellum? Consider working with a local artist or your favorite calligrapher to personalize your designs using your wedding monogram, or a special quote! Another great way to elevate your vellum overlay or envelope – add a touch of ribbon or twine, then finish your piece with a custom wax seal!
Wax Seal Quick Tip:Adding wax seals to vellum for your wedding invitations? Make sure you select our Professional Grade Adhesive so that your peel and stick wax seals stay firmly attached! As vellum can be slightly slippery (almost like plastic), adding a piece of twine, ribbon, or wax seal are all great ways to keep your vellum details in place!
Photo credit clockwise from top to bottom: Whimsy B Paperie; Penn and Paperie; and Elisabeth Rose.
We’ve fallen hard for these stunning creations above (square wax seals anyone?!) and are seeing more and more of our designers creating Bright White custom wax seals!
We love that white wax seals can add modern elegance without causing any disruption to your existing color palette! Whether you are creating a modern suite design, working with a complex color scheme, or have decided to add wax seals later in your planning process – bright white is always a great choice!
Wax Seal Quick Tip: If your seals get dirty during assembly, take a cotton swab and dip it in a little bit of rubbing alcohol, then lightly brush the surface of your wax seals to remove any dirt or dust. Don’t worry – we use this method all the time, the rubbing alcohol won’t cause any harm to the seals!
Photo credit clockwise from top to bottom: Twinkle and Toast; The Aerialist Press; and The Lisserei
Did you know that many post offices have a secret hand-sorting option? This is a great tip for any of you who have incorporated delicate details (like wax seals, vintage stamps, etc.) to your invitations! While modern sorting machines are a wonderful invention, your beautiful wedding invitations may deserve a more gentle approach. Be sure to ask your Post Office if this is an option!
Wax Seal Quick Tip: Mailing your wax seals? We recommend using our Professional Grade Adhesive for your seals and requesting that your invitations be hand sorted. Want to be extra cautious? Slip your invitations into an outer envelope to protect all the pretty things inside!
Photo credit clockwise from left to right: Jasmin Michelle Designs; Heather O’Brien Design; Saffron Avenue
We are so in love with what’s happening in the escort card world right now! With every type of customization possible – from custom calligraphy, to numbered wax seals and designer monograms, there is no better time to get creative with your escort cards!
This season we’re seeing more and more of our brides and grooms working with calligraphers and designers to create stunning venue centerpieces out of their seating charts and escort cards. From custom calligraphy, to watercolor maps, and antique ladders finished with wax seal escort cards – this is a great way to create a keepsake for your special day.
Wax Seal Quick Tip: Looking for an easy way to create your own DIY escort cards? Be sure to check out our Wax Seal Number Package! Available in a range of numbers, and trending colors – this the perfect gift for the DIY loving bride-to-be in your life!
Photo credit clockwise from left to right: Emily Elizabeth Events; Laurel Writes and Lion In the Sun Paperie; La Happy Design & Calligraphy.
Since the announcement of Greenery as the Pantone Color for 2017, we’ve seen a massive movement towards natural wedding invitations, foliage inspired wax seals, and stunning envelope liners. Whether you choose to add your favorite floral design, leaf, or iconic laurel design – you can never go wrong with beautiful florals, greenery, and wax seals!
Already designed your custom wax seal and now looking for another way to add greenery to your invitations? Find some beautifully patterned paper, then follow the step by step instructions by our friends at Martha Stewart Weddings to create your very own DIY Envelope Liners – the perfect finish to complete your look!
Wax Seal Quick Tip: We’re loving this inspiration from our friends over at Yonder Design with their combination of herbs and wax seals! Try stamping your wax seal directly over a sprig of your favorite herb – lavender and sage are our personal favorites! This beautiful touch is a great way to add a hint of fragrance that is perfect for your menus, centerpieces, or invitations!
Photo credit clockwise from left to right: Yonder Design; Paula Lee Calligraphy; Paper Plane Paperie.