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The tie that binds: Ideas to tie your wedding invitation suite together with ribbons, bands or rustic twines

More and more couples are including additional cards and details with their wedding invitations so that their guests will have all the information they need to enjoy the big day in style.  From RSVPs, accommodation details, maps, directions, gift lists, or even an itinerary of the day itself, the amount of extra information to include with your wedding invitation is really up to you and will depend on the type of wedding.  If many of your guests are travelling some distance, or possibly from other countries, transport details, maps and accommodation suggestions will be sure to help them in planning a smooth and stress-free journey.

So how do you present all of this information to your guests?  If you have several different cards to include with your invitation, tying the stationery suite together into a lovely package will help keep the items together and can add a lovely design element to your wedding invitations.   Take a look at 5 great finishing touches to tie your stationery suite in style:

1. Rustic twine.  Tying with jute or rustic twine is a great way to add that rustic, country feel to your wedding invitation stack.   Add a tag for a lovely finish touch.


Rustic country garden invitation

Rustic Country Garden by To Have To Hold.

From top – Rustic Rose by Little Angel Weddings, Little Bird Designs and Petal and Pray

2. Printed bellybands are an elegant and stylish way to combine your wedding invitation elements.

Mae Mae PaperiePrinted bellyband by Mae Mae Paperie

Ellis by Cardlab‘Ellis’ Letterpress bellyband design by the Cardlab Letterpress Company

3. Hessian or lace bellybands give a lovely rustic feel – perfect for a rustic country wedding.

hessianFrom top – From Leonie with Love designs, ‘Palm Beach’ and ‘Rustic Rose’ by the Wedding Invitation Shop

4. Baker’s string is available in a wide range of different colours to match your stationery colour scheme.


Paper Thread designs


Baker’s String designs from Etsy

5. Satin or organza ribbon give an elegant finishing touch to any wedding stationery suite.

ribbonsFrom rop – ‘Canonbury’ by Little Angel Weddings, London, ‘Ellery’ by the Cardlab Letterpress Company, ‘Bloom’ by To Have To Hold

Designer Spotlight: Bespoke wedding stationery by ‘Vintage Designs’

We love meeting new designers with an eye for unique and creative design.  Andrew Bradley at ‘Vintage Designs‘ is the latest designer to join the WIS and we just love his creative,  vintage designs which uses illustration and old typography to create truly unique wedding stationery that will be sure to make your wedding stand out from the crowd.

Andrew can customise any of his designs including colours, text, layout changes, even creating and adding maps from scratch.  If you love his collection but have your own vision of how you would like your wedding stationery to be, Andrew can work with you to produce your own bespoke wedding stationery suite.   All wedding stationery pieces can be made in the same style including save the date cards,  invitations, wedding day table plans, table numbers, name place cards, thank you cards and more.

Andrew is based in beautiful Devon and can be contacted directly by email – or by phone – 01392 873775 or 07834 188394.  Take a look at some of his beautiful collections below or visit is website for more details –



Antique Ticket

‘Antique Ticket’. An old ticket style invitation beautifully constructed adapting ornate borders and typefaces.


Art Nouveau ticket

A unique design created in the form of an old ticket with all the style and elegance of the turn of the century art nouveau movement.



Country Show invitation

Inspired from an old show poster the ‘Country show’ design has a traditional yet modern fresh feel. It features a colourful hand drawn border which can be matched to your wedding scheme, a tear off ticket for the special guest to keep as a memento, and printed on a recycled kraft style card.


Move Ticket Wedding Invitaiton

A movie ticket inspired invitation which incorporates the invitation, info card and RSVP into a strip of tickets which are perforated so you can tear apart easily. Great for a cinema themed wedding.


Screen Print

This striking typography design uses screen printing styles and vintage motifs and typefaces.

Summer Blossom

Perfect for a spring or summer wedding, ‘Summer Blossom’ is a celebration of fresh, floral beauty. It features hand painted watercolour illustrations and stylish crafted font.


Swallows invitation

This romantic design features a pair of swallows soaring high above the clouds together. Inside the card has beautiful hand drawn vines and vintage font.


Telegram Wedding Invitation

An old telegram inspired invitation that has all the charm, authenticity and detailing of its period.


Two Peas in a Pod

A quirky play on the saying ‘two peas in a pod’. This invitation uses vintage imagery and typographical styles used in Victorian botanical publications.



Village Fete

With inspiration taken from old village fete flyers and signs, this invitation uses classic typeface and hand drawn banners and borders to give it a real rustic feel.



‘Watercolour’ uses a beautiful handrawn font and watercolour paint features that can be adapted with any colour to complement your wedding theme.


Wood Print wedding invitation

‘Wood Print. ​​​​A traditional wood block print inspired invitation that uses a unique typography and style that originates from the craft of print making.

Black Friday Wedding Invitation & Stationery discounts

It’s Black Friday and we are thrilled to offer our readers a 15% DISCOUNT on the beautiful range of wedding stationery by three of our designers.  It’s a great time to plan your wedding stationery before the Christmas holiday and take advantage of a great offer.  The Cardlab Letterpress Company and the Letter Press of Cirencester both make stunning,  letterpress designs of the highest standard.  The quality really does shine out and will be sure to impress your guests!  Little Angel Weddings offer stylish, handmade designs and specialise in the pocketfold wedding design.  They offer a fully bespoke design service, so if you already have a design in mind just send us an email.  Whatever your wedding style, be it contemporary, traditional or vintage, you will be sure to find a style that fits your wedding theme beautifully.  Take a look at some of the designs below or view all the designs in our shop. If you would like to discuss a bespoke design then please do get in touch!



‘Tate’ by The Cardlab Letterpress Company


‘Rosa’ shabby chic invitation by the Cardlab Letterpress Company


‘Lavender Love’ by Little Angel Weddings


‘Tying the Knot’ wedding invitation by the Wedding Invitation Shop


Kensington - Little Angel Weddings

‘Chandos’ pocketfold invitation by Little Angel Weddings



‘Ellis’ design by the Cardlab with embossed belly band wrap


Summer bunting table seating plans

‘Summer Bunting’ rustic table seating plans and table numbers by Little Angel Weddings


‘New Bond Street’ design by the Letter Press of Cirencester with plate sinking and raised print on heavy board


‘Carolinian’ and ‘Old Rose’ designs by the Letter Press of Cirencester


Marylebone by Little Angel Weddings

‘Marylebone’ pocketfold design by Little Angel Weddings

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