Adding Wax Seals to your DIY Wedding Invitations

When it comes to planning your dream wedding, every detail matters. Your wedding invitations, specifically, set the tone for the event. DIY wedding invitations are an excellent option for couples looking to take things into their own hands to create something unique while maintaining complete control of their budget.

It is all in the details and wax seals are the perfect embellishment to make your invitations stand out while also adding a touch of elegance. This blog will explore how to incorporate wax seals into your wedding invitations using personalized initials stamps for an added touch of sophistication.

Wax seals were initially used for securing important documents and letters, signifying authenticity and authority. Today, wax seals have evolved into a decorative element that adds an air of elegance to stationery for various occasions, including weddings.

Classic Monogram Oval Wax Seal on paper envelope
Classic Monogram Oval Wax Stamp featuring two-letter monogram accented by a chic diagonal separator. Perfect for adding a touch of minimalistic refinement to your wedding theme

You may wonder, "What makes wax seals a great choice for my wedding?" Well, here's why:

1. Elegance and Timelessness: Wax seals exude a sense of old-world charm and sophistication. They give your wedding invitations a touch of timeless elegance that will be remembered by your guests.

2. Personalization: Wax seals offer an opportunity for personalization. You can choose from a variety of sealing wax colors and wax stamp designs to match your wedding 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: Adding wax seals to your wedding invitations is a manageable DIY project and a fun way to unlock your creativity!

Classique Border Monogram Rectangular Wax Seals in white on blue envelopes
Classique Border Monogram Rectangular Wax Stamp, with its unique geometric design featuring a delicate thin line and dot border encircling, offers an elegant and modern embellishment

Alright, you decided to add wax seals to your wedding invitation, but now you might wonder, "Where do I start?"

Step 1. Choose the Right Sealing Wax

Selecting the right sealing wax is crucial for achieving the desired look. You can choose from sealing wax sticks, which require a sealing wax gun (glue gun), or sealing wax beads, which require a wax stove, melting spoon, and candle.

Step 2. Select Your Wax Stamp

Personalized wax seal stamps come in various designs, making them the ideal choice for your wedding. Whether you prefer timeless monograms or intricate patterns and motifs, personalized wax seal stamps offer a unique touch that perfectly complements your wedding invitation design. Be sure to consider your wedding theme when selecting a wax stamp to ensure it harmonizes beautifully with the overall aesthetic.

Step 3. Prepare Your Wedding Invitations

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

Step 4. Wax Sealing Process

Here is how to use a wax seal stamp:
• Heat the sealing wax until it is sufficiently melted
• Pour a small amount of sealing wax onto the tip of the envelope flap
• Steadily press the wax seal stamp into the melted wax
• After a few moments, lift the wax stamp and allow the wax seal to cool and set
• You have a beautifully embossed wax seal!

We have put together a blog post, Wax Seal Making Beginner's Guide - Everything You Need To Know, this is a straightforward DIY step-by-step guide to help you create beautiful wax seals with ease!

Step 5. Practice Makes Perfect

Before you start working on your actual wedding invitations, practice on spare paper or test invitations to perfect your technique.

Pro Tip: 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.

Classique Border Monogram Oval Wax Seals in gold
Classique Border Monogram Oval Wax Stamp is a classy design featuring a thin line and dot border adds a lovely and unique embellishment, perfect for enhancing the aesthetics of your wedding theme

DIY wedding invitations with wax seals are a beautiful way to infuse your individuality into your wedding preparations. Wax seals provide an elegant and timeless element that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. With a little practice and the right materials, you can create stunning wedding invitations that reflect your love and style.

Remember, it is the small details like wax seals that make your wedding celebration truly unique and memorable! ♡

Oval Floral Crown Monogram Wax Seal in Dusty Pink on handmade paper envelope
Timeless Oval Floral Crown Monogram Wax Stamp featuring modern elegance and an exquisite floral crown design, perfect for a romantic floral wedding theme

Please visit our website to discover our diverse collection of personalized wax stamps and find the perfect one to elevate your special day. Additionally, explore a wide array of wax sticks and wax beads colors that can seamlessly harmonize with your wedding palette!

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