Rustic Gold Foil Wedding Invitation, leaves in gold foil with names in a whimsical script typeface, taupe letterpress text, taupe sheer ribbon and shimmer taupe backing layer, floral envelope liner

Keeping It All Together – Ribbon and Twine

Fat Cat Paperie Inspiration, Tips & Tricks


Ribbons and Twine Oh My!

The presentation of your wedding invitation suite is SO important. Before deciding on a particular invitation, it’s key to think about how you want your guests to interact with the invitation once it arrives in the mail. Do you want the envelope to reveal a beautiful patterned liner? Or do you imagine them folding open a pocket to reveal the invitation alongside perfectly stacked detail cards (as discussed in this post).

Here’s another one for you, do you picture another texture incorporated into your invitation suite in the form of a ribbon or twine? Well, that’s exactly what we’re talking about today!



Let’s start with twine. This is one of my favorite ways to package an invitation suite. Wrapping twine around a letterpress invitation is perfect if your style is rustic or whimsical — or any variation of those two (like nautical with a hint of whimsy as shown in the image above). We also love to add a tag (above, right) with your monogram, date or a cute little quote. 


Just had to show you a close up of this ultra pretty platinum-natural striped twine. Isn't she lovely?

In your appointment, we’ll play with different textures, colors and tying styles to find the perfect look for you and your event

Ribbon, You're So Pretty

Ribbons are a wonderful way to add texture and a little extra “pretty” to your invitation. It’s a little more formal than twine, but can certainly go down the whimsical road depending on the ribbon type and color palette.

In your appointment, we’ll play with different textures, colors and tying styles to find the perfect look for you and your event. 


Lastly, how pretty are these ribbon/wax seal combinations? I mean seriously, if you want your guests to receive something truly special in their mailboxes, this is it!


Happy planning!

I hope all this ribbon and twine talk leaves you feeling inspired.

xoxo, Fat Cat

  • Navy Nautical Knot Invitation photographed by Fat Cat Paperie
  • Classic Nautical Invitation with Twine photographed by White Pear Photography
  • Rustic Invitation with Twine photographed by Jaylim Studio
  • Twine Closeup photographed by Fat Cat Paperie
  • Gold Foil Invitation with Sheer Ribbon photographed by Fat Cat Paperie
  • Lavender Ribbon Invitation photographed by Ken Hild 
  • Wax Seal + Ribbon Closeups photographed by Fat Cat Paperie

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