Adding Wax Seals to your DIY Wedding Invitations

Planning a dream wedding involves paying attention to every detail. One such important detail is the wedding invitations, as they set the tone for the event.

Couples who wish to add a personal touch to their invitations while keeping an eye on the budget can opt for DIY wedding invitations.

Wax seals are a great way to add a touch of elegance to these invitations and make them stand out. 

Wax seals were originally used for securing important documents and letters, signifying authenticity and authority.

Today, they have become a decorative element that adds elegance to stationery for various occasions, including weddings.

In this blog, we will explore how to add wax seals to your DIY wedding invitations using personalized initial stamps for an added touch of sophistication.

Why Should I Add Wax Seals For My Wedding Invitations?

You may wonder, "What makes wax seals a great choice for my wedding?"

Well, here's why:

1. Elegance and Timelessness

Wax seals add a touch of old-world charm and sophistication to wedding invitations, creating timeless elegance that guests will remember.

2. Personalization

You can personalize your wedding with wax seals and choose from various sealing wax colors and wax stamp designs to match your theme and style.

3. Unique and Memorable

Wax-sealed wedding invitations are less common in the digital age, making them unique and memorable. Your guests will appreciate the effort you put into creating something special.

4. DIY Friendly

Creating wax seals for your wedding invitations is an enjoyable DIY project that lets you explore your creativity!

Selected My Wax Seal Stamp - Where Do I Start?

Step 1. Choose the Right Sealing Wax 

Choosing the appropriate sealing wax is essential to achieving the desired appearance.

Two popular options are sealing wax sticks, which require a sealing wax gun (glue gun), and sealing wax beads, which require a sealing wax melting stove set.

Step 2. Select Your Wax Stamp 

Personalized wax seal stamps are available in a wide range of designs, making them an excellent option for your wedding.

Whether you like classic monograms or intricate patterns and motifs, personalized wax seal stamps add a unique element that complements your wedding invitation design perfectly.

When choosing a wax stamp, make sure to consider your wedding theme to ensure that it blends seamlessly with the overall aesthetic.

Step 3. Prepare Your Wedding Invitations 

Insert the invitation, details, and RSVP cards (if you have them) into the envelopes after designing and printing your wedding invitations.

Step 4. Wax Sealing Process 

To use a wax seal stamp, follow these steps:

1. Heat the sealing wax until it is sufficiently melted.

2. Pour a small amount of sealing wax onto the tip of the envelope flap.

3. Steadily press the wax seal stamp into the melted wax.

4. After a few moments, lift the wax stamp and allow the wax seal to cool and set.

You have a beautifully embossed wax seal!

Step 5. Practice Makes Perfect

Practice on spare paper or test invitations before working on your actual wedding invitation.

💡 PRO TIP: Pre-Make Your Wax Seals and Use 3M Stickers

Create the wax seals on a silicone mat, then attach 3M stickers to the back of the wax seals before sticking them onto the envelopes. This approach prevents mishaps with your wedding invitations, ensuring a centered and beautiful design on each envelope.

Conclusion: Elegant and Timeless

Adding wax seals to your DIY wedding invitations can add a personal touch to your wedding. It makes them feel more special and unique. 

Moreover, it provides a timeless and elegant touch that leaves a lasting impression on your guests, reflecting your love and style.

Remember, it's the small details like wax seals that make your wedding celebration truly unique and unforgettable! ♡

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