If you’re the kind of person that loves fancy things, but you’re just not sure how to make it happen for your invitations, I’ve got you! I’m going to tell you exactly how to upgrade your wedding invitations to give your guests a taste of luxury before they even get to your venue.
So without further ado: here are my top 6 tips for upgrading your wedding invitations:
Use quality, heavy card
Nothing’s worse than a limp French fry — well, except a limp wedding invite! If you’re trying to level up those invitations, start with the paper you’re using. Invest in a beautiful, thick and rigid cardstock in whatever colour fits your invitations. This first step will really elevate how your invitations feel to your guests.
Add a bold, beautiful liner
Next up, add a beautiful envelope liner. You can have one custom-designed for you and your invitations or purchase a print-ready design to match your theme. Either way. Get something that really stands out against the main colours of your invitations to add that wow factor when your guests open their envelope.
Wrap your label
Hand-calligraphy is a huge trend right now, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re the kind of person who likes a minimal design but with a luxe feel, upgrade your wedding invitations with a wrap-around label for your invitations instead. This is like a typical stick-on address label only totally leveled up! They run across up to 80% of the front of your envelope and then continue over the back with your return address. For even more luxury, have one designed for you that contrasts with your envelope to give a pop of something special.
Double up the envelopes
A quick and simple way to add more luxury (and protect those invites!) is to add an outer envelope. Here, you would have your outer envelope addressed to your guests — this is the one that will get rained on and collect dirt. Then inside that envelope, is a second envelope addressed with just your guests’ names. This one will be pristine because it’s protected by the outer envelope! Plus nothing says luxury more than doubling up!
Get waxed (seals)
This one goes along well with the double envelopes, but a great way to add the feel of something luxurious and classic. My fave seals are the ones custom designed with the couple’s initials or with an element on the invite (like a flower or laurel). Plus, sealing wax comes in a TON of colours, including metallics and pearlescents so you’re sure to find one that matches your invites perfectly.
Luxe it up with real foil
And finally — truly the BEST way to add full luxury to your invites is to upgrade your wedding invitations to hot foil stamped ones! Hot foil stamping is gorgeous and shiny, which is what I’m all about. But it can add drama and luxury to your invitations so easily. I mean, gold foil on a jet black card? YES! Silver foil lettering on a royal blue backer? HECK YES! It’s truly a beautiful printing method that makes even the most mundane details of your wedding (literally) shine. I love it SO MUCH.
If you can’t tell by now, I’m OBSESSED with making your invitations totally luxurious and fully upgraded. That’s why I’m now offering hot foil stamped invitation suites! You can find more information about these invitations and the services that go along with them by clicking around. And if you’re into it, head on over to get my pricing guide directly to your inbox! Or, if you’re like me and won’t believe it ’til you see it, you can order an invitation sample pack.