Sealed With a Kiss: How to Use Wax Seals for Your Wedding Stationery Suite

It’s often the little details that make weddings so special. From thoughtful, handmade bonbonniere to bespoke invitations, table decorations and thank you notes­­– your day should be a personal and intimate reflection of your love.

Here at NoteMaker, we love stationery and we love weddings. Alongside our range of designer stationery paper, luxury cards, fountain pens and stunning inks­– which are perfect for your engagement or wedding– we offer a popular custom wax seal service. Engraved to order by our expert team, our wax seals are made using a very high quality French engraver’s brass. Turn any logo, monogram, initials or crest into a unique wax seal for use on your wedding correspondence or table settings.

This is part one of a series on wax seals for weddings. First, we’ll explore some of the best uses for wax seals on your wedding correspondence. Next, we’ll provide some handy hints and inspiration for using wax seals for place cards, table settings and bomboniere/favours. (Edit: check out post #2 here!)

WAX SEALS FOR WEDDING CORRESPONDENCE
Whether you’ve decided on a casual, modern, bohemian or traditional theme for your special day, one thing is certain: you’re going to need some beautiful stationery– invitations, RSVP cards, and probably some thank-you notes to show your gratitude to guests for helping you celebrate. Wax seals are a little bit luxe, look eye-catching in the letterbox and on the fridge, and are a great way to add a personalised touch to your wedding correspondence.

Save the date
If you’ve decided on a date for the wedding but the finer details like location and time aren’t locked in, a save the date card is the perfect way to remind your guests to keep their day free.

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Custom Wedding Stationery Suites

From vintage, to classic and beautiful blooms, here are some excellent uses of custom wax seals for wedding stationery suites. Your stationery suite will typically include: invitations, RSVP cards, perhaps some information about your gift registry, and any other information your guests might need for the day, such as directions and options for accommodation. You might even think about adding a wax seal to your program for the ceremony. Tip: keeping your paper stock, colour palette, wax and font consistent across the suite will give you a streamlined look. Metallic wax– like these J.Herbin silver wax sticks for wax guns, or these gold flexible wax sticks– will add a glamorous, elegant edge to otherwise simple stationery.

Classic-Mint-Navy-Calligraphy-Wedding-Invitations-Holly-Hollon-OSBP6 Classic-Mint-Navy-Calligraphy-Wedding-Invitations-Holly-Hollon-OSBP7We love this classic mint and navy wedding suite with a white wax seal from ohsobeautifulpaper.com. A wax seal is a clever and beautiful way to attach a ribbon to your invitation.

Copper-Foil-and-Navy-Calligraphy-Wedding-Invitations-Fourteen-Forty-OSBP4 Copper-Foil-and-Navy-Calligraphy-Wedding-Invitations-Fourteen-Forty-OSBP7This chic palette of copper and navy blue by NYC design studio Fourteen-Forty is modern with a touch of old-school elegance. Image credit: ohsobeautifulpaper.com

il_570xN.913810327_6bhl il_570xN.914062714_lhcsA beautiful yellow and blue suite with gold wax seals by Second City Stationery on Etsy.

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This minimalist, rustic suite with a bold black wax seal by KRAFTANDWHITE on Etsy gets our stamp of approval.

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A program can help organise your guests and ensure that your day runs smoothly. A beautiful program is a great keepsake, too. Simple and stylish, this wax-sealed order of ceremony from The Every Last Detail would be perfect for a rustic garden wedding.

Read our brief guide on how to use wax seals, and head to NoteMaker to order yours for your custom designed wedding stationery.

Check out the NoteMaker ‘Wax Seals for Weddings’ Pinterest Board for some extra inspiration!

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 8.54.36 AM Next in the series: wax seals for wedding decorations, table settings and bomboniere.