Top 3 Additions - Video 1

Are you ready for another wedding stationery video?! Wellll, the time has come! This time around we are talking about the top 3 additions that my brides add on to their wedding stationery package. This video is a little longer than the last one I posted, but that just means it is PACKED with really good information!

 
 

 

Video Recap:

First: RIBBON

All the additions I offer to brides are little things to bump up how special each suite is. One really great way to add color & keep every element tied together (pun intended) is ribbon. I typically offer my brides hand dyed silk ribbon, but there are many different types of ribbon out there. I am going to link a few different companies so that you can find inspiration for your wedding suite. The first link is for Of the Earth paper, the company I purchase hand dyed silk ribbon from the most often. Keep in mind, ribbon comes in all different widths, colors & textures. You can always check with these companies to see if they have some swatches you can purchase from them or odds & ends they have lying around. 

 Of the Earth

Of the Earth

Of the Earth is such a great company! They have colors & blends galore, & their customer service is awesome! This is my default, go-to ribbon company because of the great selection & texture these ribbons have. The ribbon pictured is the most popular ribbon color that I order. Of the Earth names their ribbon colors by number, but if they instead gave them cute names, what would you name this ribbon color?

 Silk and Willow

Silk and Willow

Want a beautiful, unique, one of a kind ribbon for your wedding suite? Silk & Willow is definitely the way to go! They make limited quantities of some of their ribbons, including the one pictured, which is dyed using plant based materials. They also used flowers to create the image you see on the ribbon, making each strand super unique! If you want to get your hands on some Silk & Willow ribbon, you better snatch it up quickly! On top of making beautiful ribbon, they also create handmade paper & table linens. A one stop shop for all things weddings!

 
 Honey Silks & Co.

Honey Silks & Co.

 

Honey Silks & Co. is another really unique ribbon company. They make velvet ribbon, but I think they are more well known for their crinkle ribbon. I wanted to show you a photo of their fluffy velvet, but make sure you go check out their crinkle ribbon on their website! Their colors are amazing & they sometimes have scrap packs available, but get them quick! People buy those packs so fast that it is kinda crazy how many fellow ribbon nerds are out there! 

 
 Tono & Co.

Tono & Co.

 

Last but not least, Tono & Co! This is another hand dyed silk ribbon, but what makes this one different from Of the Earth is the fringe sides. I love having that little added texture on the sides of the ribbon. They do not have blends like Of the Earth does, but their colors are super saturated & gorgeous!

 

Second: EDGE PAINTING

Need  a way to spice up your invitation & add some color or shine? Edge painting is perfect! I love adding it onto wedding stationery packages because it is really fun for your guests to see a nice clean finish on your invitation. (I also really love using my air brush!) You can choose a metallic, neon, ombre or single color edge paint & the color possibilities are endless! I can even match the edge paint to the custom mixed ink you might have on your suite! Don't limit an edge paint to just the invitation. You can add it onto the thinner sheets in your package as well. For example, your reply card is usually 110# paper where your invitation is 220# paper, but an edge paint can still show up on the thinner paper. So, if you really wanted, you could have all the pieces (minus envelopes) edge painted & everything will look fabulous!

 

Third: PRINTED ADDRESSING

I only touched on this briefly in the video, but I did say that this is definitely my top addition! Most of my brides go with printed addressing if they do not have a calligrapher address their envelopes. Printed addressing involves the bride filling out an excel document that I provide. I also provide multiple proofs of what the printed addressing will look like & the bride chooses which proof she likes. After the proof is chosen & the excel is filled out, I send off the document & envelopes to a local printer who prints each envelope for me. So, the bride will have a letterpress printed backflap with a digitally printed address on the front. I did not want to show any examples in my video or now in this blog because the examples I have are real addresses. If you have further questions about pricing or the process involved with printed addressing & want to see examples, please send me an email! I would love to show you some of the past addressing I have done for brides.

 

Do you have a wedding invitation element you are curious about? I plan on doing a behind the scenes of letterpress soon & doing a walk through of some of my letterpress process. I hope you guys enjoy these videos & let me know what you want to see next!

Shana Wanco