If you’re having a wedding in the near future and haven’t found out how to make your own seal and send wedding invitations yet, don’t worry, we’ll show you how in this article! Whether you’ve already decided that you want a handmade, hand-made invitation, or a pre-made DIY wedding invitation, we’ve got a simple, no-nonsense guide to making the most unique and beautiful invitations your little heart desires. Most weddings involve a lot of planning, from picking out the bridesmaid dresses to picking out the music for the ceremony, so it’s only natural that the next step is to pick out the invitation. Wedding invitations are a basic part of your wedding preparation and selecting the right one should be one of your top priorities, so we’ve done all the homework for you. Read on for more information about what seals mean and how to get the most creative use out of these beautiful words.
Seals and when you send invitations is a very common question among brides and grooms. Sending a “seal” instead of a “stamp” is the more popular choice, but if you really want a “stamp,” look at pre-printed stamps! These come in all sorts of styles, sizes and designs, so it’s easy to find one that is just right for your unique wedding. Seal and stamp invitations are a unique blend of convenience and style, leading to affordable, unique wedding invitations that you’ll be proud to mail out to your friends and family.
There are two basic types of wedding invitations that are available, perforated lines and smooth seal/stamp. The most common is the smooth seal/stamp, where the perforations are big enough for the ink to go through, yet thin enough that the ink doesn’t smear. Because of this, the seal looks clear through, which means that your guests can see the invitation before they open it. The smooth line makes perforated lines difficult to write on, which is why many couples choose clear seals. Clear seals are usually embossed with a coordinating pattern or motif to make them extra special.
Another option is the all-in-one card. These are usually referred to as postcard seals, because they look like a postcard. All-in-one cards have blank, white front, and the option to add an insert with your custom message. They are sometimes called “all-in-one” because they can be used for all the major parts of a wedding invitation, including response card, place cards, thank you cards, menu cards, save the date cards and more. They usually have three-sided stamped envelopes or boxes to put your personal message and event information.
Finally, a return address stamp is a practical way to give out your invitations without having to include a seal. A return address stamp is simply a sticker that goes inside the envelope, with your return address, as a way to let your guests know where to mail their reply cards. You will find that some people like to use return address labels with the rest of their wedding invites, but it’s always easier to just stick a return address sticker on the inside of the envelope. You can either order your own return address stamp, or you can find great designs online that can make your own. There are also lots of different materials to choose from, including regular paper, fabric, metal and even PVC.
One final option is the handmade fold. This requires some artistic ability and a lot of time, but it does not require any special equipment. When the wedding invitation is folded in half, you can glue a piece of ribbon onto the inside of the fold, and then stitch together the two pieces of ribbon. You should use a sewing machine to sew the stitching together, but if you’re a beginner you can get away with using a regular sewing machine. By creating a handmade fold, you create the first line of your response card and also add a personal touch to your invitation.