It’s easy to dress up wedding invitations and make them look like an upgrade! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to upgrade wedding invitations easily. Get inspired + subscribe for the latest to your inbox!
When you want to elevate your own look, what do you do? You add accessories, like a pair of fun earrings or high heels, an evening bag, or a belt.
So, when you want to dress up wedding invitations and take them to the next level, all you need to do is add stationery accessories. But it can be tough to figure out just what your invitation is lacking. How can you instantly upgrade the look without overdoing it? I’ll show you! In this blog post, I’ll share the top five ways to dress up wedding invitations and make a big impact. It doesn’t take much to turn a simple invitation into a masterpiece. Here’s how it’s done!
Wedding Invitation Upgrades
First, identify what your wedding invitation lacks. Texture? Color? An envelope seal? Decide how you can use just one of these stationery accessories to jazz or dress up your wedding invitations and give ’em an instant upgrade.
We’ll discuss a few different approaches: the invitation jacket, wax seal, envelope liner, vintage postage stamp, and embosser for a fun detail your guests are sure to notice upon arrival in the mailbox.
1. Vellum Jacket
The first and most luxurious option is a vellum jacket. Vellum is a transparent paper that wraps around the invitation and adds a layer; it’s sort of akin to putting on a “jacket”, so to speak. The jacket wraps around the card and then is sealed with wax, a sticker, or some use a bit of ribbon. Others skip a seal altogether and guests simply open the jacket, which is a nice minimalist style.
These beautiful and intricately-designed vellum jackets are perfect for upgrading wedding invitations in an instant. Choose from several designs to suit your tone and color palette.
If you prefer a lace jacket, try this one in chantilly lace.
2. Wax Seals
A wax seal will upgrade your invitation in an instant and give it a luxe feel and take it to the next level. A wax seal isn’t as complicated as it used to be. You don’t need to get a wax seal kit and do all the legwork yourself, although you can if you’d like to. These wax seal stickers are premade and available in bulk here. You can choose a color, or style, and add a motif to match the tone of your event. Plus, a wax seal — which is applied to the back flap of your invitation envelope — will add another seal so the contents don’t accidentally open in the mail. (Oops!)
3. Envelope Liners
An envelope liner is an instant invitation upgrade your wedding guests won’t see coming. When they open the invitation, the liner reveals a fun pattern, design, or simply a pop of color that is perfect for invitations that feel too plain or neutral. It’s easy to add a liner: it’s cut to fit inside the envelope, so you just slide it in. That’s it!
4. Vintage Postage Stamps
Who needs boring postage stamps when you can upgrade your invitations with vintage postage instead? You can get these from here.
Or these from Little Postage House:
5. Custom Embosser
And last but not least, use a custom embosser to imprint your name and/or wedding date on the reverse side of your envelopes. I love this idea! Get one made here.
For more upgrade options, visit the wedding stationery store here at Minted. There’s so much to love!