Wedding Invitations and How to Wrap Them



I'm often asked "how much ribbon do I need to wrap my wedding invitations?" 

Figuring out the presentation for your wedding invitations and the first impressions that your guests will have can be confusing and a little overwhelming, so here's a little primer and the all-important Pinterest board that may help.

Decide whether you want to wrap once around the centre, or both ways like a parcel and whether you would like to tie a knot, or a bow. 

  • For once around the middle, measure across the invitation suite and double it, then add three inches for a knot or five for a bow.

  • For both ways, like a parcel, measure both dimensions, add them and double it, then add three inches for a knot or five for a bow.

  • It’s also sometimes useful (and less math!) to use a piece of string or cotton thread and tie it, then measure that and multiply by the number of invitations and/or suites you’ll need.

  • Just in case: there are 36 inches in a yard, so divide your total number by 36 to get the yardage you'll need.


Looking for a narrow silk ribbon like the ones in this post? You can find them here


I've also put together a Pinterest board with invitation binding inspo with lots of different styles and palettes and you can find it here


And as always, please feel free to ask if you have any questions or need help.

Happy planning!


photo by Kris LeBoeuf


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