Wedding Invitation Trend: Adding Texture to Your Wedding Invitations

By Laura Lubanski

This time of year just beckons for cuddling up in warm blankets and indulging in soft, cozy textures, so why not infuse some of those elements into your wedding stationery? Your invitations should be a reflection of the two of you and are the perfect place to showcase textures, patterns and fun little details that are important to you. We love the idea of bringing in some warmth with gorgeous embellishments that set the right tone for your big day and add a lot of visual interest to your invitation suite.

Cloth Embellishments: Wrapping gorgeous cloth (think linen or tweed!) around your suite can add so much texture and is a great way to incorporate fabrics or patterns you will be using for other wedding details. Depending on the type of fabric, you can even print directly onto the cloth band – add a monogram, a sweet message or your date – the possibilities are endless! If belly bands aren’t your style, you can have a fabric backing either stitched or adhered to the back of your invitation, creating a luxurious tactile experience when your guests hold the card in their hands.
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Photo by: Emilie Inc. for Gus & Ruby Letterpress
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Photo by: Brea McDonald Photography for Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Ribbon or Twine Wrap: Sometimes the biggest impact is made by the simplest of details, like wrapping twine or ribbon around your invitation. Bakers twine, rustic jute twine, soft yarn or even gorgeous metallic thread can add just enough dimension to your suite. Top it off with a hang tag and you’ve got yourself a winning combination!

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Photo by: Brea McDonald Photography for Gus & Ruby Letterpress
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Photo by: Studio R Design

Blind Printed Pattern: We love the idea of creating texture by having a full flood of a pattern letterpress printed without ink (called blind printing or blind deboss) onto a piece. Not only does this add a lot of depth and interest to your invitation design, but it also creates another opportunity to showcase a pattern in a fun and subtle way!

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Photo by: Bella Figura
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Photo by: Bella Figura

Image Credits

Cloth Wrap – Photo Emilie Inc. for Gus & Ruby Letterpress
Fabric Backing – Photo by Brea McDonald Photography for Gus & Ruby Letterpress
Twine Wrap – Photo by Brea McDonald Photography for Gus & Ruby Letterpress
Ribbon Wrap – Studio R Design
Blind Printed Patterns – Bella Figura

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Laura Lubanski
Your Dream Bridal
29 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.319.1717

Laura is a wedding invitation consultant at Gus & Ruby Letterpress. She loves helping to design gorgeous invitations for her incredible couples and getting to be a tiny part of their big day. When she isn’t surrounded by all the pretty stationery, she’s enjoys living the seacoast life with her husband, their little daughter and crazy rescue German Shepard.