You found the perfect invites for your big day, but are you looking for ways to make your stationery stand out in the mail? Upgrade your invitations with embellishments that will WOW your guests! Here are five popular ways to add some unique touches to your wedding stationery.

1. Color Envelopes - The envelope for your save the date or invitation is the very first thing your guests will see and will set the tone for your wedding, why not impress them? Try and upgrade your envelope to match your wedding colors, or add a metallic envelope for a little elegance. Having a rustic wedding? A wood grain textured envelope would be perfect for the occasion. Whichever direction you go, make your wedding stationery unforgettable with a unique envelope.

2. Pocket Folders - Present your invitation set (invitation, response card, and details card) in a show-stopping pocket folder. Choose a color to match your wedding colors and theme. This decorative addition to your wedding stationery will surely elicit some ‘ooohs and aaahs’ when your guests open them up.

3. Belly Bands - Perfect for holding your invitation suite together - the belly band comes in many colors and a variety of sizes/widths. Add a little sparkle with glitter or metallic bands for a little extra panache. The belly band is a tried-and-true and a stylish accessory to wrap up your invitation, response card and details card.

4. Wax Seals - Wax Seals are also available in a variety of colors and themes, and can be used to hold the belly band in place, or to seal the envelope of your wedding stationery. A few popular themes include: a monogram, a lovely floral decoration, or a natural element. You have the choice of a premade seal with adhesive backing, or go the old fashioned route and order wax sticks and a stamp! 

5. Custom Illustrations - Add a unique personal touch to your stationery and signage by including a personalized illustration of your venue, bridal bouquet, pets, favorite vacation spot, or any other visual you and your fiancé find special! You can carry the theme through from the save the dates all the way to the thank you cards.  

However you choose to express your unique vision and style, we are confident that using one (or a combination of) these five upgrades will add the extra touch of significance you are searching for to enhance your wedding stationery. 

- Written by:  Kristin O'Neill