We love wax Seals
Add wax seals to your wedding stationery is basically the icing on top of a luxe wedding invitation cake. They are a very popular addition to all of our wedding stationery suites. We’d love to share with you a little bit more about our wax seals and how to make the most of them in your invitation suite or even on your wedding reception stationery.
A little about the history of wax seals….
So for those of you who don’t know – a wax seal is a metal stamper that you press into melted wax, to create an impression. Historically, they have been used to seal envelopes – if the invitation seal wasn’t broken, then that was proof that your mail hadn’t been tampered with. Today, they’re still used to seal things, mostly, as a decorative finishing touch rather than a safeguard the inner contents of a letter.
In our stationery suites we use customised and personalised wax seals to go specifically with the couples invitation. We create the design for the wax seal and then from there a metal stamp is created. We create by hand each individual wax seal – this is a very slow and meditative process but it’s really nice to take a break from the old computer screen and focus on something more tactile every once in a while.
What can you use your wax seals on?
Wax seals can be used throughout your entire wedding stationery suite – not just on your invitation envelope but on other things like – It’s popular to use seals to close a wrap or belly band (a belly band is a thin piece of paper that wraps around your invitation suite to hold the cards together). You can also use them at the top of menus, seating charts, maps, thank you cards. You can wax seal your wedding favour boxes, gift tags, place cards or even your bouquet ribbon itself! We love using these popular elements in unexpected ways like on these place cards and envelopes we did for a photoshoot earlier this year at noosa.
Wax seals come in a range of different sizes, shapes and colours. Want to know more about how you could add them to your invitation suite? Please feel free to pop us an email or give us a call. We’d love to talk all things wax seals with you.
Photos: Jennah Fehay White
Styling: Love Bird Weddings
Florist: Mondo Floral Designs