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The art of wax seals has existed for centuries. We have a beautiful selection of sealing wax and stamps that can be used for wedding invitations and lots of inspiration to inspire you.

What is a Wax Seal Used For?

Wax seals are used today for sealing wedding invitations, letters and important documents. They provide a unique and elegant way to deliver important letters and legal documents. They add an extra layer of security as when the recipient breaks the seal; they know they’re the first and only one to have opened the letter by breaking the seal.

Wax seals used to seal silk ribbon on a wedding invitation
Sealing wax used to secure silk ribbon

Why Did People Stop Using Wax Seals?

Wax seals lost their appeal because the newly invented adhesive stamp meant that there was a faster, more efficient way to seal documents. Wax seals also require specific tools and can be labour-intensive and time-consuming. Since they’re are not so relevant today, they have become more of an aesthetic choice or a way to add personal style to correspondence. However, wax seals may still be used for legal or official documents due to their traditional association with trustworthiness.

Nowadays, seals are most often used as decorative items for stationery, invitations, correspondence and decorating gifts.

Types and Categories of Sealing Wax

There are many different types of sealing wax that can be used for wedding invitations and envelope seals. Some of the most popular types of sealing wax include beeswax, carnauba wax, and resin-based waxes. You can use normal candle wax but you may find it difficult to get a good seal, and it tends not to stick to the paper well.

Traditional waxes are rolled into sticks with or without wicks. The most convenient is our glue gun sealing wax which can quickly and easily be melted with a glue gun. Traditional sticks with wicks sometimes create soot which can drop into the wax and it’s not so efficient to make lots in one go.

Wedding Menu with Wax Seal and Vellum
Seals and vellum are a dreamy combination

Can You Use any Type Of Wax for Wax Seals?

While it is possible to use normal candle wax, it’s not easy for it to work correctly and get a good seal, also the wax may not so easily stick to your paper or cards. It is best to use sealing wax specifically designed for the process, such as beeswax, carnauba wax or resin-based waxes.

You can make wax seals directly on the envelope or paper or make them on silicone or a baking sheet, let them cool and use them later. By attaching an adhesive disc to the back, you can make your own self adhesive wax seals.

The main benefit of using a silicone sheet is that non-perfect ones can be remelted and reused.

Wax seal production
Using wax specifically designed for seals will ensure the finished product is perfect

Self Adhesive Wax Seals

You can make seals directly on the envelope or paper or make them on silicone or a baking sheet, let them cool and use them later. By attaching an adhesive disc to the back, you can make your own self adhesive wax seals.

The main benefit of using a silicone sheet is that non-perfect ones can be remelted and reused., if you’re not happy with the shape.

Choosing a Stamp for Wax Seal Stamping

Our selection of stamps and sealing wax stampers include a variety of designs that are perfect for adding a unique and personal touch to your invitations.

Whether you’re looking for a simple design or something more elaborate, we have a wax seal stamp that’s perfect for you. Popular designs include text, monograms, initials and logos.

Text designs are simple and elegant. Monograms can be unique and personal, while logos can be used for corporate, marketing or business branding. They’re ideal for Etsy sellers that sells a select range of high-end handmade items and gifts.

Wax Stamp and Seal
Our exclusive high quality stamps will result in a good impression on your seal

Sealing Wax Shades

Many different shades of sealing wax colour can be used for invitations, and you can also melt colours together to create your own colour.

When shopping online remember that each batch of wax is mixed by hand so there will be shade variations.

Self Adhesive Wax Seals
Sealing wax comes in many shades and you can even mix your own

What Does a Black Seal Mean?

A black seal typically symbolises authority, power, and strength. It is often used to represent a person of high status or wealth. Historically, it has been used to close letters or documents representing important matters related to business or government affairs and it can also be a sign of protection for messages in times of danger.

Black Wax Seals
Black wax seals denote an important document

How to Make Wax Seals

Making seals is easy with our sealing wax. All you need is a low temperature glue gun and some patience.

To get started, melt the sealing wax in your glue gun. Once it’s melted, carefully apply it to your letters, envelopes or invitations. Then, press the stamp into the wax on your paper or envelope. Hold the stamp in place for a few seconds to allow the wax to cool and set. When cooled, your seal is complete!

Making seals is a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding invitations. It’s easy to create beautiful, custom seals that will make your invitations stand out from the crowd.

Your bespoke stamp can be used repeatedly, so even after the big day, you can create beautiful personalised stationery.

Wax Seals and Production

Wax Seals with petals
Wax seals can have dried petals or gold and silver flakes added before the wax has cooled

When you have lots of seals to make the easiest method is to set up a production line using glue gun sealing wax and a silicone mat. You can use an ice pack to cool the stamp every one or two wax seals (make sure the stamp isn’t icy cold, as this can create unwanted icy patterns in the wax).

Cleaning your Glue Gun

Remember that you’ll aways need some clear wax (or even glue) to purge and clean your glue gun after use.

Colorplan Racing Green Envelopes
Rich copper seals on Colorplan racing green envelopes

Browse or search our online store to order, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you need advice or more information on delivery details. Finally remember making wax seals is lots of fun and can be quite addictive!

The Art of Wax Seals The art of wax seals has existed for centuries. We have a beautiful selection of sealing wax and stamps that can be used for wedding invitations and lots of inspiration to inspire you. What is a Wax Seal Used For? Wax seals are used today for sealing wedding invitations, letters […]

Choosing Perfect Wedding Invitations

As you search for the perfect wedding invitation, your individual style should be at the forefront of it all in order to make a lasting impression on your big day. With endless options around every corner, selecting just one can become quite daunting; this guide will provide you with plenty of creative ideas and inspiration so that you can pick out an invite that captures everything there is to love about getting married!

Wedding Stationery & Choosing Your Wedding Invitations

There are a variety of different wedding stationery items that you may need for your wedding. The most common items are save the dates, wedding invitations, rsvp cards, orders of service, menus, place cards or place settings, a wedding guest book, table plan and types of sign you need on the day. Wedding invitations are the first thing your friends and family will see, so choosing a design that represents you both as a couple is essential. You’ll also need to decide on the style of your invitations. Do you want something traditional, modern, or unique? Once you’ve decided on a type, you can begin shopping for wedding invitations.

Many wedding stationers online provide wedding invitations, so you’ll be able to find something that fits your budget and style. Many have their website, shop or use Etsy or Instagram. Make sure to read the product descriptions carefully to ensure that you’re getting the quality you expect. It’s also a good idea to order samples of the invitations you’re considering before making your final decision.

When ordering your wedding invitations, don’t forget to allow enough time for them to be produced and sent to you. Most wedding stationers require 4-6 weeks for production, so plan accordingly. You should also factor in time for addressing and mailing the invitations. Planning when you want to send your invites will determine when you need to order them.

Good luck, and have fun creating your DIY wedding invitations; you'll have gorgeous yet professional and unique wedding invitations that you truly love!
There's lots of wedding invitation inspiration to be found online

Inspiration

If you’re like most brides and you’ve started to think about invitations for your wedding, you’ll need to research ideas. There is no perfect way to find inspiration or ideas but searching on Pinterest is a good start. You can also find ideas for choosing your wedding invitations by searching online or through magazines. Many websites offer inspiration for invitations, so take some time to browse through them. You can also find inspiration through friends and family who have recently been married.

An easy way to decide is to choose something that you love! Then, if you have one, consider choosing your wedding invitations to match your theme.

Wedding Stationery Samples

To compare different wedding invitations and find the perfect one for your big day, look at stationers and graphic designers who offer free samples as part of their collections. Of course, sending samples is costly, so don’t rule out those who make a small charge; it’s often refundable against your eventual order.

It’s often worth paying a small amount to check the quality and the design of the finished product. At the same time, check the supplier’s design process, their graphic design services and whether they will accommodate your preferred colours and the actual invitation designs. Checking several wedding stationers will help you see who offers the best advice and your favourite designs.

When you’re looking for wedding invitations, ordering samples of the designs you’re considering is a good idea. It will allow you to compare options and find the perfect invitations for your big day. Most wedding stationers offer free samples as part of their collections, so take advantage of this!

Day Wedding Invitations

There are many things to consider. You need to choose the right design and wording, and you also need to think about when and how to send them out.

The best time to send wedding invitations is about six to eight weeks before the wedding day. This will give your guests enough time to make arrangements and return their RSVP card. If you’re having a destination wedding, you may want to send out invitations sooner, as guests will need more time to make travel arrangements.

Personalised Wedding Invitations

Personalised wedding invitations or bespoke invitations will include the bride and groom’s names on the wedding invites. This will make them extra special and unique, and your guests will love having something special to remember your wedding by often keeping them as treasured keepsakes. There are many different personalisation options available, which can also include printing the names of the guests to save you the effort of hand addressing. You can also choose to print your invitations in a particular font or colour to make them even more personal.

Evening Wedding Invitations

Evening wedding invites are a type of invitation sent to guests for the celebration that takes place after the wedding in the evening. They are typically less formal than daytime invitations and often include wording specific to the evening event.

Types of Elegant Invitations for Weddings

There are so many different designs, colours and styles to choose from. You can choose a traditional design with elegant fonts and colours or go for a more modern feel. You can also choose a unique design that represents your personality as a couple.

Whatever style you choose, ensure the invitations are printed on high-quality paper to give them a luxurious feel. You can also choose to have your invitations foil-pressed (foil-stamped) or embossed for an extra-special touch.

board swatch deck
If you decide on DIY wedding invitations then choosing your board stock is easy using our board swatches

Popular Wedding Stationery Colours and Themes

Rose Gold Wedding Invitations

Rose gold wedding invitations are popular for couples who want something unique. Rose gold is a beautiful colour that combines the warmth of gold with the softness of pink, and it’s perfect for weddings. There are many collections of rose gold wedding designs to choose from, so you can find the perfect invitations for your day.

Black and White Wedding Invitations

Black and white is a classic choice. These invitations will be elegant and stylish, and the recipient will love them. There are many different black and white wedding invitation designs so that you can find the perfect invitations for your big day.

Gold Wedding Invitations

Gold is a popular choice for a collection because it is a luxurious colour. As a result, gold wedding invitations feel special. There are many gold wedding invitation designs; you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Silver and White Wedding Invitations

Silver and white wedding invites are another popular choice. Silver and white is a timeless combination that is always on-trend.

Gold, Silver and Rose Gold can have a foil print element.

Rustic Wedding Invitations

Rustic wedding invitation design is popular with couples who want something with a natural feel. Rustic wedding design often includes hessian, twine and kraft card.

Kraft card is a type of paper that is made from recycled materials. It is a popular choice for wedding invitations because it has a natural feel and is environmentally friendly. Create beautiful invitations with kraft card that can be printed in many colours but look lovely with a white print.

Floral Wedding Invitations

Floral wedding invitations are popular for couples as they’re pretty and can include the couple’s favourite flowers. Floral designs can also incorporate the meanings of flowers, for example

  • Roses – love, appreciation, and congratulations
  • Lily – purity and innocence
  • Orchid – love, beauty and refinement
  • Daisy – innocence, childhood and new beginnings

Vintage Wedding Invitations

Vintage wedding stationery is perfect for couples who want something with a classic and timeless feel. Vintage-inspired wedding invitations are available in various designs, from simple and elegant to ornate and detailed.

Illustrated Wedding Invitations

If you want something unique, fun and colourful, consider having your wedding invitations illustrated. You can find various designs, from simple and elegant to fun and quirky. Some will provide a caricature of the bride and groom.

Foil Stamped Wedding Invitations

Foil-stamped wedding invitations are a luxurious option that can add a special touch to your big day. They’re available in various colours, and you can choose to have your names and wedding date foil-pressed on the invitations.

Shaped Wedding Invitations

Invites with a particular shape have become popular recently, so look at arches, half arches and pill shapes grouped with a teardrop paper clip. Mixing contemporary paper colours evokes a fresh and modern feel to the stationery.

Lasercut Wedding Invitations

Laser-cut wedding invitations are perfect if you’re looking for a unique and elegant wedding invitation. They will add a touch of luxury and are very intricate and pretty, which is an ideal design for a wedding.

Lasercut wedding invitations are available in a wide range of options, collections and colours and include wedding pockets and a simple folded wedding card.

Handmade Wedding Stationery

Handmade wedding stationery is a beautiful and unique option for your big day. It is made with love and care, and each invitation is unique. Handmade wedding invitations often include special touches, such as lace, ribbons or beading.

If you’re looking for something special and unique, handmade wedding invitations are a perfect choice.

Layered invitations are made with two or more layers of cardstock, and you can decorate them with ribbons, bows, or other embellishments. There are many different layered designs to choose from, so you can find the perfect invitations for your big day.

Make your Wedding Invitation

Wedding Stationery Envelopes
Quality wedding envelopes make all the difference

Many suppliers will create bespoke invitations, but there’s no reason why you can’t create your own wedding invitations. So, what should you keep in mind when making wedding invitations? Here are a few tips: 

1. Start with the envelopes; choose the envelope size and quality (and check the colour you like is available), as this will determine the size of the wedding invitation. Remember that your envelopes are essential and add to the whole experience of opening the invite.

2. Coordinate the wedding invitation with your other stationery items, such as rsvp cards and thank-you cards, from the outset, so you have a clear plan.

3. Make sure the font and colour are easy to read.

4. Select a high-quality card or paper stock, and make sure you do a test print to check that your printer is suitable. Always choose a paper stock that fits your theme, so for rustic invites, use kraft paper, matt appears for modern and pearlescent papers for classic.

5. Include all necessary information, such as date, time and location. 

Deciding to create your wedding invitations can save on costs which is critical if you’re on a tight budget.

Wedding Invitation Wording

When wording your invites, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you must include all the essential information, such as the wedding date and time, the location of the ceremony and reception, and how to RSVP. Secondly, you want to choose wording that reflects your wedding. For example, if you’re having a formal wedding, you’ll want to use more formal language in your invitations. Thirdly, you may wish to personalise your invites by including a special message from you and your fiance.

For guidance on wording, please read our blog and make use of our free downloadable wedding invitation templates, which include some Microsoft Word templates so that you don’t need to have design software.

Choosing Wedding stationery Fonts
Using a combination of fonts can make your wedding invitation stand out from the crowd

Final Thoughts on Choosing Your Wedding Invitations

When it comes to wedding stationery, choose something you love and don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. There are so many choices that you can find the perfect design for your wedding without following the trends. And if you want to add a personal touch, why not try making your invitations it might save you some pennies? Our craft supplies section has everything you need to get started. And if you need any additional help or advice, our team is here to guide you every step of the way. So go ahead and start browsing – we can’t wait to see what you’ve created!

Choosing Perfect Wedding Invitations As you search for the perfect wedding invitation, your individual style should be at the forefront of it all in order to make a lasting impression on your big day. With endless options around every corner, selecting just one can become quite daunting; this guide will provide you with plenty of […]

Viva Magenta - Pantone Colour of the Year 2023

For those who haven’t heard, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2023 is Viva Magenta. This vibrant hue is perfect for couples looking to add a pop of colour to their big day.

Viva Magenta is a vibrant, joyful tone that radiates energy and optimism. It is an uplifting shade of pink and purple with magenta undertones. Its unique colour combination creates a striking visual impact that adds a sense of playful vibrancy to any setting. Viva Magenta can instantly energise a room and make it more inviting. Additionally, this beautiful Pantone colour is associated with intense feelings of health, joyfulness and creative expression, making it perfect for couples looking to add a unique twist to their wedding decorations or stationery.

Viva Magenta is the perfect addition to any wedding colour scheme as it’s so eye-catching and vibrant. This Pantone shade can be used to add a touch of playful energy to your big day. Whether you go all out with a rich colour scheme or use it as an accent colour, Viva Magenta is sure to draw attention and bring a little touch of ‘wow’ to your guests.

For couples wanting to incorporate this hue into their stationery, invitations and save-the-date cards are a great place to start. You can add pops of Viva Magenta in the envelope liner, font or border details for an extra flair. Additionally, you can use this Pantone colour for table decorations such as napkins or runners and chair covers – both of which will look stunning against white or light ivory linens.

For the bride and groom seeking some showstopping pieces for their special day, Viva Magenta is also perfect for bouquets and boutonnieres; a combination of blush pink roses paired with magenta ranunculus will genuinely create a stunning visual effect. Additionally, bridesmaids’ dresses in shades of Pantone viva magenta will provide a bold yet elegant look that will surely turn heads on the big day! For more subtle decor, consider adding small touches such as ribbons in viva magenta or floral arrangements featuring hints of colours from the Pantone palette.

Whether you make it the main focus of your wedding or use it sparingly throughout your decorations and stationery, Pantone’s colour of the year – Viva Magenta – is sure to bring life and joy into your celebration!

Gmund Show Stopper Red Matt 54 A4 Card

Hemptique Cord, Dark Pink

Fuchsia Sealing Wax

Very Peri - Pantone Colour of the Year 2022

The Pantone Institute has announced a brand new colour for Pantone Colour of the Year 2022: Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri. The “courageous” periwinkle shade Very Peri encourages personal inventiveness and creativity. This is the first time that a brand new shade has been created.

Pantone states that Very Peri is the “happiest and warmest of all the blue hues” because it “blends the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red”.

“As we move into a world of unprecedented change, the selection of Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue colour family,” says Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman.

Pantone indicates that the shade makes for a “novel statement” when used for eyes, nails and “especially” hair. 

It’s a lovely soft, warm and welcoming shade perfect for weddings.  Lilacs have always been a popular wedding choice but Very Peri brings a new contemporary dimension, especially valuable for wedding stationery. See below how you might incorporate similar shades within your wedding invitation design.

Lavender Glue Gun Sealing Wax Sticks

Hemptique Hemp Cord Lavender

Plum Pearlised Lustre Card

Ultimate Gray and Illuminating - Pantone Colour of the Year 2021

The Pantone Institute has announced two complementary colours for its Pantone Colour of the Year 2021: Ultimate Gray PANTONE 17-5104 and Illuminating PANTONE 13-0647. The combination of grey and yellow is enduring and uplifting recognising the need or hope and brightness and feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.

The colour pairing embodies our need to be visible, have a voice and be recognised and respects wisdom, experience and intelligence while inspiring us to progress forward.

“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude,” says Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute. “Practical and rock-solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a colour combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted: this is essential to the human spirit.” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute.

This combination of shades makes a beautiful, contemporary wedding stationery palette as we anticipate overcoming the pandemic and welcome brighter days in 2021.

Colorset Ash Grey A4 Card

Yellow Hemptique Hemp Cord

Grey Silk Ribbon

Classic Blue - Pantone Colour of the Year 2020

The Pantone Color Institute have been naming a colour of the year for over 20 years. The PANTONE® colour of the year for 2020 is Classic Blue (Pantone 19-4052 classic blue) a shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk.

A beautiful blue hue it’s an optimistic colour anticipating what will happen next. As we cross the threshold into a new era its a colour for instilling calm confidence and connection.

Trend forecasts are important in all aspects of our lives from graphic design, fashion to home interiors and everything in between. Classic blue can be regal, calming reassuring and confident but for the world of weddings it’s always been a favourite.

Here are some suggestions of how you can incorporate the colour blue in your wedding theme:

Royal Blue Cosmos A4 Card

Coral Hemptique Hemp Cord

Blue A4 Mirri Card

Navy Glue Gun Sealing Wax

Colorset Deep Blue A4 Card

Berisfords Satin Ribbon - Coral

Living Coral - Pantone Colour of the Year 2019

We think the PANTONE® colour of the year for 2019 Living Coral, is a life-affirming, cosy and gorgeous colour bursting with optimism for the year ahead! With technology and social media forming a greater part of our daily life Pantone 16-1546 ‘Living Coral’ is described as “sociable and spirited” and “embodies our desire for playful expression” and we just love it!

With weddings in mind, coral is a beautiful colour to choose for your wedding invitations and bridesmaid dresses. Joyous, strong and feminine, ‘Living Coral’ is complemented by deep greens and blue-greens so is also a florists dream!

When planning your Spring/Summer coral themed wedding ‘Living Coral’ is a stunning choice. For Autumn/Winter weddings it’s all about ‘atmosphere’ so think soft diaphanous coral tones with eucalyptus greens and pops of ‘Living Coral’ to give focus and warmth.

From beautiful ribbons and trims to decorative, pearlised and glitter paper and card we, at wowvow, stock all you need to create your own, fabulous wedding stationery with coral as your chosen colour theme.

Berisfords Glitter Satin Ribbon - Coral

Coral Hemptique Hemp Cord

Coral Handmade Pebble Paper

Shindo Satin Ribbon - Coral Zinger

Millie Bouquet Decorative Paper

Berisfords Satin Ribbon - Coral

Ulta Violet - Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

The PANTONE® colour of the year is Ultra Violet, a luxurious blue-based purple; a regal colour with drama and inner depth. Associated with the cosmos it’s complex and appealing to those who are energized by other-worldly beauty or calm, understated chic.

Ultra Violet has long been associated with relaxing environments, spiritual and mystical settings so will be loved by those who practice mindfulness and have a love of nature and all its elements. With gothic overtones Ultra Violet is a deep and rich choice for those who are confident and dare to be different.

A stunning wedding colour Ultra Violet works brilliantly all year round with white, ivory or black. For bold contrast it coordinates beautifully with oranges, tangerines and acid greens making it a stunning choice for a summer wedding with all the zingy foliage and gorgeous flowers available. For winter weddings choose copper, platinum and deep jewel accent colours, dried flower crowns and lots of twigs and evergreens in your wedding venue styling. ‘Cadbury Purple’, a warmer tone, has always been a fabulous choice for weddings and we know it works brilliantly but ultra violet is the first colour we believe actually embodies a state of mind and way of life.

Ultra Violet Self Adhesive Gems

Berisfords Glitter Satin Ribbon

Purple Marabou Feathers

Ready Made Satin Ribbon Bows

Purple A4 Mirri Card

Coral Handmade Pebble Paper

Viva Magenta – Pantone Colour of the Year 2023 For those who haven’t heard, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2023 is Viva Magenta. This vibrant hue is perfect for couples looking to add a pop of colour to their big day. Viva Magenta is a vibrant, joyful tone that radiates energy and optimism. […]

Say hello to our new coloured vellum papers which perfectly complement our A3 and A4 vellum papers.

With a wealth of experience as wedding stationers ourselves, we’ve used this beautiful paper for many years and understand how it can be used and add a sense of luxury to your wedding invitations. So we’ve included lots of tips and tricks on how to use our vellum papers for your wedding invitations.

Available as 100gsm A4 paper in an array of sumptuous colours including Bright White, White Iridescent, Ivory, Pearl (an oyster shade), Gold, Nude, Blueprint and a stunning shade of red called Red Lacquer. Made with plant fibres sources it contains no plastic and can be recycled. You can purchase a sample swatch pack it’s a great way to choose your favourite shade.

With it’s beautiful, tactile translucent ‘cloud like’ quality it’s perfect for DIY wedding invitations, and despite its delicate nature, it’s surprisingly strong.

Our clear vellum is also available in 110gsm, 150gsm, and also as a 210gsm cardstock giving so much scope when designing and making DIY wedding invitations. Use for place settings for on the day stationery where the thicker paper will be beneficial or use an A5 card blank with paper inserts for a stunning Order of Service or Order of Ceremony. For the ultimate wedding invitation add a vellum jacket.

New Curious Vellum Papers
Our new Curious vellum papers are perfect for adding a touch of luxury to your wedding invitations

Vellum Papers for Wedding Invitations and Design

For many years we used lighter weight vellum paper for lining our presentation boxes. These wedding invitations made a real statement and created much excitement for the forthcoming wedding day with the invitation for friends and family becoming like a gift.

These days transparent vellum is used in many more aspects of wedding stationery design. If you’re making your own wedding invitations, consider a simple invitation card made from an A5 card base topped with a vellum layer. The base card can be printed, or the vellum printed itself, for the latter use 100 gsm paper so the text below can be seen.

The two layers or types of paper can be joined with eyelets and ribbon or just wrapped in simple jute string, twine string or finished with a wax seal made with a wax seal stamp. Our wax stamp tutorials are a must for anyone wanting to make wax seals for their stationery. Final nestle your invitation in a quality C5 envelope and create a luxurious wedding invitation for your big day.

All wedding stationery types can be swathed in this gorgeous paper with vellum jackets, or vellum wraps even A7 paper sized Save the Date cards.

Vellum is perfect teamed with barely-there neutrals, ivory and white cardstock but equally beautiful when combined with other shades such as dusty blue or dusky pink card. Don’t be afraid to combine your wedding colours for your stationery and give your guests a glimpse of your big day.

Paper thickness of translucent vellum makes a big difference to your handmade wedding invitations. Use 100gsm paper if you want to ‘see-through’ it as the higher the gsm such as 230gsm, the less you will see what’s underneath.

Our 230gsm is available as A4 card which would give two A5 invitations.

Vellum Envelope Liners

Lining your envelopes with matching vellum paper is the ultimate in luxury and has the added benefit of offering some protection to your homemade wedding invitations too.

Using a thinner weight paper such as 100gsm for lining your wedding envelopes is ideal as it’s easy to cut and fold. Use our wedding envelope liner templates created to help you line your envelopes with little fuss.

If you really love the look and feel of vellum, then why not make vellum envelopes too? Again we have envelope templates to download whether you’re looking to make mini envelopes, small envelopes such as C7 or larger envelopes like 155mm square envelopes.

Vellum Envelope Liners
Lining your wedding envelopes with vellum adds an element of luxury to your DIY wedding invitations

Vellum Belly Bands

Belly Bands are a paper (or card) strip that holds your wedding invitation suite together. They’re perfect for holding layered, stacked invitations, RSVP cards and details cards together or keeping a pocketfold invitation closed.

Vellum is an ideal paper to make an invitation belly band from, and we have lots of wedding ideas and invitation tutorials to help on our YouTube channel.

We have lots of precut vellum for wedding invitations on our website.

Wedding Invitation with Vellum Belly Band
Create your own printed on plain vellum belly band for your wedding invitation
Pocketfold Invitation with Vellum Belly Band
Use a vellum belly band to keep your pocketfold invitation closed

Printing on Clear Vellum Paper

The nature of this high-quality paper’s surface means that the ink takes a little while to dry if you use an inkjet printer and if you try to print quickly, you run the risk of the ink smudging. This is not ideal when using vellum paper for wedding invitations, so we have some handy tips to assist you:

  • Look at your printer settings and find a setting that allows a longer drying time. This is usually the specialist/photo papers settings in the print driver or dialogue box. The printer prints more slowly allowing each sheet to dry a little before the next print.
    If you’re not sure how to do this print each sheet individually and allow to dry before printing the next A4 sheet.
  • Sometimes you can print on a ‘draft’ setting, the text may be paler but can be perfectly acceptable.
  • Laser toner printers print vellum beautifully as the toner is fused onto the paper
  • Whenever you’re printing always make sure you have spare stock to run some test prints
  • Foil print looks stunning try gold foil, silver foil and rose gold if you have the capacity to add foil.
  • One neat trick to try with vellum is heat embossing directly from your printer. Take advantage of the ink taking time to dry and sprinkle quickly with embossing powder and heat. You can achieve some lovely effects printing vellum in this way. View our tutorial below to see how to do this for yourself. It’s a great, cost-effective way of printing in silver on your DIY wedding invitations

Printing 'Metallic' Inks on Clear Vellum Paper

This is a neat craft hack for metallic printing when you use vellum paper. All you need to use is an inkjet printer, embossing powder and a heat embossing tool.

  • Print your design on the vellum paper.
  • Be prepared with your embossing powder to hand.
  • As soon as the sheet emerges from the printer sprinkle on the embossing powder to allow it to stick to the wet ink.
  • Shake off the excess embossing powder.
  • Heat the vellum paper evenly with a heat tool and watch the printed area magically transform before your eyes!
  • Extra tip – to avoid additional specks of ‘metallics’ wipe your paper with embossing / anti-static bag beforehand. This will help stop any specks of powder sticking where you don’t want them!

Which Glues and Adhesives to Use for Clear Vellum Paper

As a crafter, you might have many adhesives in your card making supplies or craft supplies. With a translucent paper, you need to be sure that you use the correct one to see a little of the adhesive as possible.

This isn’t such an issue if the join of a belly band is on the back of the invitation where it’s less noticeable, but if you need to attach the vellum in full view then again we have some neat little tricks to share with you:

  • Use the right adhesive; some are less noticeable when dry than others. In our tests (see the photo below) we found the best glue for sticking vellum to be ATG tape or a glue stick. While Zip Dry was effective we’ve found recent batches to be less so.
  • The tapes were the worse performers, especially ‘red tape’ which showed through the paper clearly. Gem-Tac crinkled the paper and glue dots were still visible but are easy to use.
  • Make the joins where they’re not noticed, for example, on the reverse or an edge.
  • Die-cut or slit the paper and join together, so no glue is needed

We hope that you find our information on vellum paper helpful when you make your wedding invitations. Please do send your photos to us; we love to see your creations.

Remember we have many years of wedding stationery experience and have all the products and advice you need to create the stationery you dream of.

The best glues to use with vellum papers
Choose the right adhesive for vellum

ATG Adhesive

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
For speed an ATG gun is ideal for making lots of stationery

ATG Tape rolls

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator Transfer Tape
ATG tape is a good multi purpose adhesive for card making
Vellum Belly Bands
Use your inkjet printer to 'print' silver text using embossing powder and a heat tool

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With lots of newly engaged couples after Christmas and New Year and exciting proposals planned for Valentine’s Day, many will be taking their first steps into wedding planning in the coming months. So now is the time to start planning your wedding if you’re newly engaged.

It’s an exciting time so enjoy it! Use our handy wedding planner and wedding timeline to make sure you don’t forget anything.

Choose a fabulous wedding planning gift to help you with the organisation.

Wedding Planning Checklist

The times listed may fluctuate, but they serve as a good planning tool from which to work from.

12 Months Ahead

  • Announce your engagement to friends and family!
  • Arrange your engagement photos
  • Make a keepsake box for your engagement cards.
  • Select a wedding date – choose several to be flexible
  • Decide your wedding budget and style. Keep to your wedding budget while planning as it’s easy for wedding costs to spiral in the excitement.
  • Select the main wedding party: bridesmaids, chief bridesmaid, best man, ushers, flower girl
  • Choose a wedding insurance policy or wedding plan insurance.
  • Consider a Wedding Venue and a reception venue if this is separate, ensure you can keep the number of wedding guests and venue within the budget.
  • Start planning suppliers such as wedding photographers, caterers, florists, stationers.
  • Send save the dates to your wedding guests

Save the Date Cards

Concerning when to send save the date cards, this can be done as soon as you have a confirmed date. You may not have decided on your wedding stationery style so don’t be afraid to have some fun with save the dates cards.

So if you’re making your own save the date wedding cards, be sure to check our save the date templates and remember to include the ceremony’s date and time.

To make things easy we’ve selected a few save the date card ideas to help below:

'Pencil us in' Save the Date Card
This cute 'pencil us in' save the date card is really easy to make
Pantone Save the Date Card
A Pantone inspired Save the Date card is ideal for a couple who have careers or are interested in design
Save the Date with Calendar
Save the Date cards ensure your guests know the date of the wedding well in advance

10 Months Ahead

  • Finalise the Venue and Wedding Vendors
  • Finalise the outfits for the wedding party particularly Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
  • Finalise the wedding guest list
  • Post your Save the Date cards
  • Choose and order your wedding outfits including ‘the’ wedding dress
  • Consider booking a honeymoon

8 Months Ahead

  • Arrange your wedding invitations, either plan making your own (see our tutorials for good ideas) or book a wedding stationer and choose a design
  • Research accommodation for guests who will have to stay over
  • Update the guest list
Wedding Invitations with Silk Ribbon
Send your wedding invitations as soon as you can to allow plenty of time for the wedding planning

7 Months Ahead

  • Finalise wedding hair and makeup
  • Confirm suppliers and all wedding details including the wedding cake
  • Buy wedding bands
  • Decide the date of the hen and stag party
Wedding Flowers
Make sure your wedding suppliers have all the details of your choices for the day

5 Months Ahead

  • Ensure your choice of flower is detailed with the florist
  • Make sure dress and outfit fittings are scheduled
  • Choose and book a honeymoon
  • Confirm the wedding guest list

3 Months Ahead

  • Check honeymoon plans are in order, payments are complete, passports are in date
  • Complete the wedding seating plan
  • Finalise the wedding ceremony details such as service, readers, music or hymns
  • Confirm the wedding breakfast details
  • Post your wedding Invitations
  • Double-check the hairdressing and makeup artist, have a practice run
  • Make purchases for the day such as keepsake wedding flutes, wedding post box and guest book if not provided by your stationer
  • Organise your wedding favours (especially if making DIY wedding favours) as these can often be completed in advance

2 Months Ahead

  • Collate the RSVP’s as they arrive from the guests
  • Liaise with venue or officiant regarding the ceremony
  • Sign off the order of service or order of ceremony booklets
  • Complete the wedding reception seating plan
  • Apply for a marriage license
  • Arrange final dress fittings and collections
  • Ensure the wedding party and wedding venue have a detailed wedding timeline
  • Make sure all the little details are in place such as ‘something old, new borrowed and blue.’
  • Book any spa and beauty treats for the wedding party in preparation for the big day
  • Finalise and book wedding transport if not already arranged
  • Choose gifts for the wedding party
  • Collect or arrange some thank you cards
Katie Loxton Bag
Ensure you have all those little details ready well in advance of the big day

1 Month Ahead

  • Double-check details with all the wedding suppliers including confirming the date, time and location
  • Organise honeymoon packing
  • Collect wedding bands
  • Liaise any final details with the Venue or Officiant
  • Enjoy the hen or stag do
  • Collate all items for the big day including orders of service or order of ceremony, wedding favours, wrap gifts
  • Start writing thank you cards for gifts already received

2 Weeks Ahead

  • Chase up any guests who have not returned their RSVP
  • Final numbers to wedding caterer
  • ‘Wear in’ your wedding shoes
  • Ensure the wedding party are ‘up to speed’ and that the Best Man and Chief Bridesmaid are organised with their tasks
  • Ensure one person is returning all hired items after the day (eg hired suits etc.)
  • Make sure wedding transport has the correct details
  • Make final payments to all wedding suppliers
Wedding Bouquets on grey Sofa
Double checking all the details will help your big day run smoothly

1 Week Ahead

  • Ensure readers have the correct readings
  • Finalise and confirm details with the wedding photographer
  • Collection of any remaining items including outfits
  • Plan your personal getting ready time for the day
  • Ensure there’s a wedding day emergency kit with safety pins, needle and thread, tissues, plasters etc
  • Enjoy some time relaxing or having some beauty treatments

The Day Before

  • Final beauty treatments
  • Enjoy the rehearsal dinner
  • Try to get a good nights sleep!

The Wedding Day

  • Don’t forget to eat breakfast
  • Ensure the Best Man or Officiant has the wedding rings
  • Relax and enjoy your day, savour every moment as time will go faster than you imagine
Bride on the Wedding Day
Enjoy your wedding day

Afterwards . . . . . . . . Don't Forget!

  • Remember to send thanks to everyone, especially to those who’ve sent wedding gifts.
  • Return all hired items from suits to cutlery
  • Enjoy the wedding photos.
Writing Thank You Cards
Send your thank you cards as soon as you're able

With lots of newly engaged couples after Christmas and New Year and exciting proposals planned for Valentine’s Day, many will be taking their first steps into wedding planning in the coming months. So now is the time to start planning your wedding if you’re newly engaged. It’s an exciting time so enjoy it! Use our […]

Wedding favours are a great way to show your appreciation for your guests. They’re also a fun way to personalise your wedding. Here are some ideas on how to create your own wedding favours.

Guests will love homemade DIY wedding favours from the bride and groom on the wedding day. What’s more, as they can be made in advance you can enlist friends and family to help!

Here are some unique wedding favour ideas we’ve created for you to make all your own:

What are Wedding Favours?

The tradition of giving wedding favours to your guests goes back centuries. Traditionally bonbonnieres were given to guests in Italy and France; it began with expensive cubes of sugar which were a sign of wealth. Over time it turned into tiny bags of sugared almonds (or confetti), bitter and sweet to represent the ups and downs of married life.

While sugared almonds are not so popular today, the tradition of giving a wedding favour is a tradition that lives on.

There are many styles of wedding favours, and the one that suits you best will be the one that fits your wedding theme best and sits within your wedding budget.

Decide on the Style of Favours For Your Day

You can choose between two main styles of wedding favours: traditional and modern. Traditional favours are usually made up of small items such as sweets, chocolates, flowers, and other sweets. Modern favours tend to be more creative and often involve something with a special meaning to the bride and groom.

Wedding Favour Boxes

One of the most popular styles are these cute little boxes, often made to match the wedding invitations. These little boxes can be filled with a variety of treats or gifts from chocolates and sweets to little cakes.

The boxes themselves can be decorated in a variety of ways form using silk or satin ribbon labelled with cute gift tags (we used vellum for ours) and even double up as a place setting on the big day.

Remember that with a chocolate wedding favour individually wrapped chocolates are probably best and that with any chocolate there’s the risk of melting on a hot day, or worse still sticky, chocolatey fingers of little ones!

Wedding Favour Box with Ribbon
Favour boxes are available in many different sizes and are hugely popular as they can be filled will all manner of little gifts

Rectangle Tag Template

Favour Tags Template Rectangle
Use our favour tag template to make paper tags for your wedding favours

Pointed Tag Template

Wedding Favour Tags Pointed
Use our template and cut around the lines to make your tags

Organza and Hessian Bags

Organza bags are a cost-effective option and again can be filled with so many pretty little gifts. For the ladies place a diamante brooch in the bag that will sparkle in the light. For the men, a simple pocket bottle opener is perfect.

Glassine Bags

A really modern alternative to a wedding favour box is cute glassine bags and we have these in several sizes such as mini glassine bags  and also C7+ just select the size that suits your gift best. Decorated to match your wedding theme they’re contemporary, cute and these too can double as a place setting on your special day and double up as a place card.

Good Luck Lottery Ticket Favours

An on-trend favour that can be used to create a buzz on the wedding day. With scratch card wedding favours at the ready one of the bridal party holds a ‘scratch off’ to everyone’s amusement.

Equally, weddings held on lottery days can listen to the results together. They make great wedding favours for men as well as ladies. Just bear in mind how you’re going to react to winners. The odd free lucky dip and £25 wins are great for adding excitement to the day, but if someone has a big win on the day, then this might overshadow your day. If you’d like to make these wedding favours then use our mini wallets which are easy to glue together.

Lottery ticket favours
Lottery tickets and scratchcards make ideal wedding favours
Glassine Wedding Favour Bags
Sweets or homemade biscuits in glassine bags are a budget friendly wedding favour

Kraft Paper

Kraft Card and Paper
Matching Kraft Paper to make wedding favour tags

Kraft Mini Wallets

KR-E-53 - Enfolio Wallet Mini - Kraft-002
Our kraft mini wallets are perfect for Good Luck Lottery Favours

Scratch Card Wallets

Scratch card Wallet- infographic
Our scratch card wallets are also perfect for Good Luck Lottery Favours

Children's Wedding Favours

Don’t forget the little ones! One thing sure to keep children occupied on the day are activity packs, these can range from colouring books, crayons and pencils to quizzes and I spy games depending upon the age of the children. It goes without saying that sweets are the most popular gift in kids wedding favours!

Depending upon the ages of the children your flower girl and page boy can be given a ‘star; role on the day such as making sure pencils are sharpened, the spare paper is on hand etc. It’s another little trick to keep the children happy!

Wedding Favour Jars

Little bottles and jars labelled with a cork stopper, name tag and sticker are one of the cutest wedding trends. These can be filled with your favourite tipple; they’re also really popular for the chaps!

Wedding Favour Jar
Little jars make ideal wedding favours and if filled with homemade chutneys, jams or flavour your own 'wedding gin' can be very cost-effective!

DIY Wedding Favours

As they can be prepared well in advance, these little gifts are ideal for making yourself. There’s a host of DIY wedding favour ideas available online and it’s perfect if you’re looking for an unusual or to make homemade wedding favours.

You can fill jars with homemade jam or flavoured drinks. Make your own wedding favour biscuits and wrap in cute little paper bags. Choose your favourite wedding, favour sweets and fill cute sweet jars.

The possibilities are endless, and it gives you the opportunity to choose a gift that is uniquely personal to you and your friends and family.

Types of Gifts

The types of gifts that are ideal are ideal for those on a budget are those that you might find in Christmas crackers. Little notebooks, keyrings, bottle stoppers and napkin rings.

Whatever favour you decide to upon these little favours are something the guests will love and are a little keepsake from the bride and groom on the wedding day.

Wedding favours are a great way to show your appreciation for your guests. They’re also a fun way to personalise your wedding. Here are some ideas on how to create your own wedding favours. Guests will love homemade DIY wedding favours from the bride and groom on the wedding day. What’s more, as they can […]

Create a unique and elegant laser cut wedding invitation that stands out from the crowd in style and design. This tutorial shows how to create a simple yet elegant invitation using our Baroque blank laser cut wedding invitation. It’s easy to alter the colours if pink doesn’t match your theme, you can choose a different colour laser cut and change the embellishments and ribbon to suit.

This design incorporates all the beauty and intricacy of laser cut wedding invitations with pocketfold invites. The internal pocket can be used to contain your RSVP card, a wedding information card and any maps.

Making your own wedding invitations or DIY wedding invitations can be really easy as the laser-cut pocket as already preassembled. The design doesn’t have to be complex, and the vellum belly band we’ve used here is really easy to do.

If you’d like a true luxury wedding invitation, then just adapt the elements to suit you by adding additional gems or embellishments.

The wedding colours we chose are based on a pink wedding theme, but you could choose different colours to make your own unique wedding invitation. The Baroque laser cut invitations are available in several colours so there’s one that will suit your wedding theme. The colours can be paired with many other shades of card stock for an elaborate or simple wedding invitation design.

Lasercut Wedding Invitation Printing

Use the stationery templates for this design on our website

  •  The wedding invitation template for matting and layering
  • The wedding information template
  • The RSVP card template
  • Choose to print the panel on a precut card or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then cut out.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, times, wedding date and wedding venue or location (always ask someone else to proofread too)

Sizes

Baroque pocketfold laser-cut Wallet:

  • Wedding invitation panel 132 x 132mm approx.
  • Base matt layer (below the wedding invitation panel), 138 x 138mm approx.
  • Wedding Information Card 138 x 140mm approx.
  • RSVP Card 130 x 130mm approx.
  • Vellum Belly Band (like tracing paper) 310-350 x 45mm approx. (you can cut several from an A3 sheet).

Wedding Fonts

The fonts we’ve used are:

  • Adorable (script)
  • Futura (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or choose ones that suit your wedding theme, you may need to download a suitable font.
Word Templates for Making you Wedding Invitations.
Laser Cut Wedding Invitation

Add any Finishing Touches like Glitter and Ribbon.

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Editable Wedding Invitation Template

TEMP46
Downloadable invitation panel matt for your lasercut

Information Card Template

TEMP47
A template for your wedding information card

RSVP Card Template

RSVP Card Template
An informal template for your RSVP card

Baroque Pocketfold Invitation

Lasercut invitation with diamante embellishment
Choose the Baroque lasercut in a colour to suit your wedding

A4 Card and Paper

Choose the A4 card to make your invitation panels from

A3 Vellum Paper

A3 vellum paper
You can change the size of the vellum belly band

Wedding Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
Coordinating wedding envelopes for your invitation

RSVP Card Envelopes

130mm Square Wedding Envelopes.
Matching RSVP card envelopes for your invitation

Rhinestone Crystals

Acrylic 3mm Gems
Crystal gems to add some sparkle

ATG Gun

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
An ATG gun makes making your invitations quick and efficient

Double Sided Tape

Double Sided Tape for Card Making
Double sided finger lift tape is a good alternative to an ATG gun

Gem-Tac and a Gem Picker

Gem-Tac and Gem Picker
Gem-Tac will ensure that your gems stay in place

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have all the printed elements ready, you can begin to assemble your stationery.
  2. Firstly glue the invitation matt layer to the central section of the pocketfold. Apply a suitable adhesive all the way around the edge on the reverse. We use an ATG gun, but you could use double-sided tape or a glue stick if you don’t have this available. Make sure that the panel is central and that the border is even all the way around.
  3. Next, take your wedding invitation panel and repeat the process, Apply adhesive to the back of the invitation panel, and stick down centrally onto your base layer matt. Check, once again, that you have an even border all the way around.
  4. To apply gems for decoration ( this might be by the names of the couple or on the floral element if you have one) apply a dot of glue where you’d like the crystal. If you don’t have a bottle with a nib then use a cocktail stick to apply the glue. Place the rhinestone gem on top, using a gem picker to pick up the gems. If you don’t have a gem picker, then try adding some white tac to the end of a sharp pencil as this works as well.
  5. Allow the glued gems to dry.
  6. Pop the wedding information card and RSVP card into the pocket.
  7. Fold the laser cut pocket, creasing carefully.
  8. Take the laser cut with the printed belly band and line up so that the names of the couple are centred over the front of the invitation.
  9. Holding the belly band and invitation together flip everything over so that you can see the back.
  10. Taking the bottom of the vellum strip fold this up and crease, then take the top of the vellum belly band and repeat. We have created the join of the vellum paper in the centre, but the join will be less noticeable if it’s near the fold (you will need to adjust where the names of the couple are when printing). The narrower the overlap of the vellum belly band the less noticeable it will be as well.
  11. Apply adhesive to the shortest vellum belly band tab and then stick the vellum tabs together.
  12. Your Baroque laser cut is complete it’s a lovely, luxury wedding invitation ready for you to send out to your wedding guests.

Additional Extras

  •   Choose a quality wedding envelope to match

  • Send keepsake invites to friends and family in a presentation box. If you are hand-delivering your invitations tie a matching wedding ribbon or belly band around the box.

Personalise this Design

  • Choose a different colour Baroque laser cut to make your own invitation
  • Add crystals to your vellum belly band
  • For a luxury wedding invite add a diamante embellishment to the main invitation panel
  • For a rustic wedding theme use a neutral pocketfold, combine with kraft panels and envelopes and replace the vellum belly band with kraft paper
  • Make coordinating wedding save the date cards
  • Adapt the text for an evening wedding invitation
  • For a destination wedding use the pocket to hold tickets and further travel information
  • Design your own wording for the invitation panel and incorporate a floral design

 

Tips and Tricks

As our Baroque laser cut, pocketfold invites are preassembled you will find this style of wedding stationery easy to put together, especially if you keep the design simple.

You will be thrilled that you created your own elegant wedding invitation and truly personalised wedding stationery.

A laser cut wedding invitation is an excellent choice for those who love the idea of creating something unique and personal. You can use a variety of craft materials to make your invitations unique to you.

Make sure that you plan and make your stationery while wedding planning. If you create the stationery over time, it will be an enjoyable process and budget-friendly too. No specialist skills are required, just time, patience and organisation.

At the same time plan your day stationery such as your table plan, table number cards, a wedding guest book, orders of service and even a matching wedding card for your bride or groom on the day. Doing this will keep the costs low as materials can be ordered in one go and the design can be planned to fit the style of your main invitation or wedding theme from a fairytale, right through to vintage wedding invitations.

DIY wedding stationery isn’t complex, and we have a wide range of wedding invitation designs and wedding invitation ideas to suit your big day on our YouTube channel. Find DIY wedding ideas, wedding invitation designs, and so much more, so make sure that you follow us on social media for all the advice you need.

Create a unique and elegant laser cut wedding invitation that stands out from the crowd in style and design. This tutorial shows how to create a simple yet elegant invitation using our Baroque blank laser cut wedding invitation. It’s easy to alter the colours if pink doesn’t match your theme, you can choose a different […]

One of the most popular styles of DIY wedding invitation designs is the pocketfold invite. Pocketfold wedding invitations are popular because they neatly store the invitation and the enclosures such as the RSVP card together.

The style can be adapted to your wedding whether you’re looking for rustic wedding invitations, a vintage style or even cheap wedding invitations.

If you make your own wedding invitations, then you have complete control over the design and with our wedding invitation wording templates, wedding invitation examples and tutorials handmade stationery is made easy.

This design uses one of our large square pocketfolds which fits neatly into a 155mm square envelope. We kept this design very simple so it’s ideal if you’ve not made stationery before. We chose a neutral, ivory, colour scheme and added a vellum belly band but you can, of course, adapt this to suit your wedding theme.

Pocketfold Wedding Invitation Printing

Use the stationery templates for this design on our website

  • The wedding invitation template

  • The wedding information template

  •  The RSVP card template

  •  Choose to print the panel on a precut card or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then cut out.

  • Remember to double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, wedding date and time and wedding venue or location, dress code etc. (always ask someone else to proofread too

Sizes

  • Large square pocket wedding invitations:

    • Wedding invitation panel 138 x 138mm approx.

    • Wedding Information Card 140 x 140mm approx.

    •  RSVP Card 125 x 125mm approx

  • Belly Band, 310-350 x 45mm approx.

Fonts

The fonts we’ve used are:

  • Calligraphy Script (unavailable)
  • Century Gothic (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or choose ones that suit your wedding theme, you may need to download a suitable font.

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

DIY Pocketfold Wedding Invitation Template

Large Square Pocketfold Invitation Template.
Downloadable Microsoft Word Invitation Template

RSVP Card Template

RSVP Card Template
Downloadable Microsoft Word RSVP card Template

Belly Band Template

Belly Band Template
Belly band templates for you to trim

Large Square Pocketfold

Large Square Pocketfold Invitation Suite.
We used Silkweave Ivory board stock

A4 Card and Paper

A3 vellum paper
We used A3 vellum paper

Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
Use a matching 155mm wedding envelope

ATG Gun

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
An ATG gun makes making stationery quick and easy

Rhinestones

Acrylic 3mm Gems
Use crystal gems to add sparkle to the names of the couple

Gem-Tac

Gem-Tac and Gem Picker
Gem-Tac is perfect for sticking gems

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have all the printed elements ready, you can begin to assemble your stationery.
  2. Fold the prescored lines carefully so that you can fold the pocketfold. You can use a bone folder for this to get really nice sharp creases.
  3. One all the score lines are creased add glue to the tabs and glue these down. Make sure that the edges are neatly aligned before sticking down.
  4. To glue, the invitation panel to the central section apply a suitable adhesive all the way around the edge on the reverse. If you don’t have an ATG gun, then double-sided tape or a glue stick is a good alternative. Make sure that the panel is central, place carefully and stick down firmly making sure that the border is even all the way around.
  5. Place the enclosures into the pocket; you can include an envelope for your RSVP card or let your guests use it as a postcard. If it’s prepared with a stamp, your guests will find it easy to return.
  6. Fold the pocket so that it forms a neat square.
  7. Take the printed belly band and line up so that the names of the couple are centred over the front of the invitation.
  8. Holding the belly band and invitation together flip everything over so that you can see the back.
  9. Taking the bottom of the vellum strip to fold this up and crease, then take the top of the vellum belly band repeat. You will see that we’ve glued the join in the centre of the back on this occasion. The join will be less noticeable if you align it to the edge as we’ve shown in other tutorials.
  10. Apply adhesive to the shortest vellum belly band tab and then stick the vellum tabs together. The narrower the overlap of the vellum belly band the less noticeable the join will be.
  11. Turn the invitation over and to add gems to the belly band: Apply a dot of glue where you’d like the crystal, if you don’t have a bottle with a nib then use a cocktail stick. Place the rhinestone gem on top, using a gem picker to pick up the gems. If you don’t have a gem picker then try adding some white tac to the end of a sharp pencil, this works too!
  12. Allow the gems to dry.
  13. That’s it! A beautiful and luxury wedding invitation ready for you to send out to your wedding guests.

Additional Extras

  •  Choose a quality wedding envelope

  •  Send keepsake invites to friends and family in a presentation box. If you are hand-delivering your invitations tie a matching wedding ribbon around the box.

Personalise this Design

  • Choose different board stocks for your handmade wedding invitations; the enfolio can be one shade and the panels another
  • For a rustic wedding theme choose a pocketfold made of kraft card with matching kraft pocket fold envelopes
  • Make your wedding invitation belly band from a different or contrasting paper
  • Make matching wedding save the date cards from the same board stock
  • Make your own evening wedding invitations to match by adapting the text
  • For a destination wedding, the pocket can hold tickets and further travel information
  • Make matching on the day stationery using the same board stock for your order of service, wedding table plan, wedding place cards and wedding table names. We have templates available for making a wedding seating plan.

Additional Information

Our wording templates help to organise your wedding wording and the downloadable templates help with sizing your panels.

From easy to more complex designs, we show you how to design and produce wedding stationery for your big day. Pocketfolds are a neat and elegant wedding invitation that is relatively simple to create.

By using the same coordinating board stock and design style, you can create matching orders of service, table number cards and even a matching wedding card for your bride or groom on the day.

Organised at the same time as your wedding planning you can take inspiration from your wedding theme from whether you choose fairytale, sparkle or even vintage wedding invitations.

For a wide range of wedding invitation ideas perfect for DIY wedding stationery even down to table name ideas to suit your big day follow us on our social channels. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube as well as DIY wedding ideas, DIY projects and wedding invitation UK designs.

One of the most popular styles of DIY wedding invitation designs is the pocketfold invite. Pocketfold wedding invitations are popular because they neatly store the invitation and the enclosures such as the RSVP card together. The style can be adapted to your wedding whether you’re looking for rustic wedding invitations, a vintage style or even […]

If you love pocketfold invites but also love the intricate nature of a laser cut wedding invitations, then this design is perfect for you.

Our Baroque Pocketfold laser-cut wedding invitations combine all the functionality of a pocketfold but with the beauty of an intricate laser cut invitation. For DIY laser cut wedding invitations, they can be a simple one to make, but you can go to town too and embellish them further for a truly luxury wedding invitation.

The pre-assembled pockets make them quick and easy to put together.

The pocket can be used to contain all the wedding enclosures such as an RSVP card, any extra wedding information and maps.

The colours we chose are based on a champagne wedding theme, but you could choose different colours to make your own unique wedding invitation. Consider using Chalk Calico or Royal White which can be paired with many other shades for a simple wedding invitation.

Printing Laser Cut Wedding Invitations

  • Use the stationery templates for this design on our website
    • The wedding invitation template
    • The wedding information template
    • The RSVP card template
  • Choose to print the panel on a precut card or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then cut out.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, times, wedding date and wedding venue or location (always ask someone else to proofread too)

Sizes

Baroque pocketfold laser-cut Wallet:

  • Wedding invitation panel 132 x 132mm approx.
  • Glitter panel or matt, 138 x 138mm approx.
  • Wedding Information Card 138 x 140mm approx.
  • RSVP Card 130 x 130mm approx
  • Silk ribbon knot 45-50cm approx

Fonts

The fonts we’ve used are:

  • Zapfino Linotype (script)
  • Century Gothic (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or choose ones that suit your wedding theme, you may need to download a suitable font.

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Baroque Lasercut

Beautiful lasercuts to match your wedding colours.
We used our champagne royale

Editable Microsoft Word Template

TEMP46
Downloadable Word template for inside your Baroque lasercut

Editable Wedding Information Card Template

TEMP47
A template for your wedding information card

Glitter Card or Paper

Champagne Supernova A4 Glitter Paper
We used champagne supernova

Wedding Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
We used a 155mm square wedding envelope

Tintoretto Gesso

P392 - Tintoretto Gesso-001
Tintoretto Gesso A4 card stock adds texture

Wedding Ribbon

Ivory Silk Ribbon
We used mother of pearl silk ribbon around the pocketfold

ATG Gun and Tape

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
A good alterantive to ATG is double sided tape

Fingerlift Tape

12mm Fingerlift tape
Fingerlift double sided tape is perfect for card making

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have all the printed elements ready, you can begin to assemble your stationery.
  2. Firstly glue the glitter invitation matt to the central section. Apply a suitable adhesive all the way around the edge on the reverse. We use an ATG gun, but you could use double-sided tape or a glue stick if you don’t have this available. Make sure that the glitter panel is central and that the border is even all the way around.
  3. Next, take your wedding invitation panel and repeat the process, Apply adhesive to the back of the invitation panel, as we’re glueing it to glitter card we use Zip-Dry. Apply enough adhesive to ensure it sticks well, but glue doesn’t ooze out over the sides. Stick down centrally onto your glitter panel making sure, once again, you have an even border all the way around.
  4. To apply gems to the names of the couple apply a dot of glue where you’d like the crystal, if you don’t have a bottle with a nib then use a cocktail stick. Place the rhinestone gem on top, using a gem picker to pick up the gems. If you don’t have a gem picker then try adding some white tac to the end of a sharp pencil, this works too!
  5. Allow the gems and the Zip Dry paper glue to dry.
  6. Pop the wedding information card and RSVP card into the pocket.
  7. Fold the laser cut pocket, creasing carefully. Take your silk ribbon and wrap around the complete invitation and tie carefully into a knot. Tweak the knot until you’re happy with how it looks and trim the ribbon ends.
  8. Your Baroque laser cut is complete it’s a lovely, luxury wedding invitation ready for you to send out to your wedding guests.

Additional Extras

  • Choose a quality wedding envelope
  • Send keepsake invites to friends and family in a presentation box. If you are hand-delivering your invitations tie a matching wedding ribbon around the box.

Personalise this Design

  • Choose a different colour Baroque laser cut for your wedding design
  • For a luxury wedding invite add a diamante embellishment to the main panel
  • For a rustic wedding theme combine with kraft card and tie with string, twine or hemp cord
  • Make matching wedding save the date cards
  • Adapt the text for an evening wedding invitation
  • For a destination wedding, the pocket can hold tickets and further travel information
  • Design your own wording panel and incorporate a floral design

Tips and Tricks

Our Baroque laser cut pocketfold invites are pre-assembled, so they’re actually very easy to put together. Whether you choose a simple or elaborate design, the results are always an elegant wedding invitation and personalised wedding stationery unique to you.

Planning your stationery while making your wedding plans in general makes for a budget-friendly option ane helps build the excitement up to the wedding day. You don’t need any special skills but just need to be well organised.

For on the day stationery try making matching orders of service, table number cards and even a matching wedding card for your bride or groom on the day. These can be made to coordinate with your main invitation and the wedding theme from a fairytale, right through to vintage wedding invitations.

We have a wide range of wedding invitation designs available that are perfect for DIY wedding stationery. We also have lots of wedding invitation ideas to suit your big day on our Youtube channel as well as DIY wedding ideas, DIY projects and wedding invitation designs so make sure that you follow us on social media for all the advice you need.

If you love pocketfold invites but also love the intricate nature of a laser cut wedding invitations, then this design is perfect for you. Our Baroque Pocketfold laser-cut wedding invitations combine all the functionality of a pocketfold but with the beauty of an intricate laser cut invitation. For DIY laser cut wedding invitations, they can […]

This lasercut wedding invitation tutorial for our Milanese wallet laser-cut wedding invitation is perfect if you haven’t assembled laser cut invitations before. As the laser cut wallet is pre-assembled, it’s an easy wedding invitation design to make.

Even though it’s a simple wedding invitation to make, it’s incredibly intricate and pretty. Follow our step by step guide and lasercut wedding invitation tutorial to view how easy it is to make this unique wedding invitation for your big day.

We’ve tiered the wedding invitation with wedding information and RSVP card, but you could easily include the wedding invitation on its own. This design is relatively simple and with the laser-cut wallet pre-assembled it’s perfect if you’re a novice crafter.

Alter the colours and details to suit your big day and match it to your wedding theme. Our Milanese laser-cut invite in Royale White and Ivory or Chalk Calico is perfect for neutral wedding colour scheme or equally fantastic to team with vibrant shades such as slate grey or aubergine.

Lasercut Wedding Invitation Tutorial Printing

  • Use the wedding invitation templates for this design on our website; there are three tiers.
  • Alter the text to suit your occasion, for example, if you want to change the design to make an evening wedding invitation.
  • Choose to print the panel on a precut card or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then cut out.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, times, wedding date and wedding venue or location (always ask someone else to proofread too).

Sizes

Milanese Wallet:

  • Tier 1, Wedding invitation 138 x 140mm approx
  • Tier 2, Details card 115 x 140mm approx
  • Tier 3, RSVP card 95 x 140mm approx (designed to be used as a postcard with the RSVP address on the reverse)
  • Belly Band, 310 (min) – 330 x 45mm approx (you will need to print on an A3 sheet of vellum paper)

Fonts

The fonts we’ve used are:

  • Script (unavailable)
  • Century Gothic (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or choose ones that suit your wedding theme, you may need to download a suitable font.

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Editable Milanese Wallet Template

Milanese Wedding Invitation Template.
Downloadable template for the Milanese Wallet Invite

Editable Milanese Details Card

Milanese Wallet Details Card
A template for the details card

Editable Milanese RSVP Card

Milanese Wallet RSVP Card
The template for the RSVP card to go with the lasercut

Milanese Lasercut Wallet

Milanese Wallet Royale Champagne Laser Cut Invitation
We used Chalk Grey for our design

Vellum Paper in A4 or A3

A3 vellum paper
Vellum paper to make the belly band

Wedding Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
We used a 155mm square wedding envelope

Belly Band Templates

Belly Band Template
Editable belly band templates, 5 fit on an A3 sheet

ATG Gun

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
ATG tape makes assembly quick

Double-Sided Tape

Double Sided Tape for Card Making
Double-sided tape is a good cost efefctive alternative

Self-Adhesive Gems

3mm Clear Crystal Self Adhesive Diamantes
The quickest diamantes to use are sticker gems

Acrylic Gems

Acrylic 3mm Gems
Acrylic gems are a good alternative to crystals

Gem-Tac

Gem-Tac and Gem Picker
Gem-tac is ideal for sticking crystal rhinestones

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have all the printed elements ready, you can begin to assemble your wedding invitation.
  2. Place the printed tiers into the wallet; the wedding invitation goes at the back, then the wedding information card in front of that then lastly the RSVP card.
  3. Take the printed belly band and line up so that the names of the couple are centred over the front of the invitation.
  4. Holding the belly band and invitation together flip everything over so that you can see the back.
  5. Taking the bottom of the vellum strip fold this up and crease, then take the top of the vellum belly band repeat. You will see that we align the edge to the edge of the invitation, this is because we think the join is less noticeable if it’s near the fold. The narrower the overlap of the vellum belly band the less noticeable the join will be.
  6. Apply adhesive to the shortest vellum belly band tab and then stick the vellum tabs together.
  7. Turn the invitation over and to add gems to the belly band: Apply a dot of glue where you’d like the crystal, if you don’t have a bottle with a nib then use a cocktail stick. Place the rhinestone gem on top, using a gem picker to pick up the gems. If you don’t have a gem picker then try adding some white tac to the end of a sharp pencil, this works too!
  8. Allow the gems to dry.
  9. That’s it! A beautiful and luxury wedding invitation ready for you to send out to your wedding guests.

Additional Extras

  • Choose a quality wedding envelope
  • Send keepsake invites to friends and family in a presentation box. If you are hand-delivering, you can always tie sumptuous wedding ribbon around the box.
  • Try adding coloured gems

Personalise this Design

  • Choose a different colour Milanese Wallet laser cut for your design
  • For a luxury wedding invite add a diamante embellishment
  • For a rustic wedding theme combine with kraft card and use a kraft paper belly band
  • Make matching wedding save the date cards
  • Add a wax seal to the design
  • Replace the vellum belly band with satin ribbon

Tips and Tricks

Our Milanese wallets are one of the easiest designs to make as the laser cuts are pre-assembled so you could simply pop the invite panel inside the pocket! Whatever design you choose to make you will be sure to have beautiful, elegant wedding invitations.

Making your wedding stationery is a budget-friendly option, and it can be part of your wedding planning and preparations in the build-up to the wedding day itself. As well as being an enjoyable process you can create your own personalised wedding stationery completely unique to you.

You can tailor the design of your stationery to match the style of the wedding day and even make matching orders of service, table number cards and other wedding cards using our easy to use downloadable templates. No matter your wedding theme, you can create stationery to coordinate from glamorous and sparkly to vintage wedding invitations.

For DIY wedding ideas and a range of DIY projects and wedding invitation designs then follow our Youtube channel and social media for all the advice you need.

You’ll find a range of wedding invitation designs to choose from that are perfect for DIY wedding stationery and lots of wedding invitation ideas to suit your big day.

This lasercut wedding invitation tutorial for our Milanese wallet laser-cut wedding invitation is perfect if you haven’t assembled laser cut invitations before. As the laser cut wallet is pre-assembled, it’s an easy wedding invitation design to make. Even though it’s a simple wedding invitation to make, it’s incredibly intricate and pretty. Follow our step by […]