We often tell brides that the best way to keep costs down when planning a wedding is to keep things simple. The same goes for your invites. Simple wedding invitations are often less expensive but we recommend dressing them up with a little something special. One of our favorite ways to dress up an invitation is with ribbon!

Dress Up Your Wedding Invite: Ribbon

Ribbon is simple and inexpensive. It lends a handcrafted look without all the time and effort. Since ribbon is available in SO MANY styles and colors, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect one at your local hobby store to coordinate with your invitation’s design. We found the ribbon you see here at Hobby Lobby, which you can buy on sale from anywhere between $2 – $4 a bolt.

We decided to play with a black and gold color scheme. The gold-accented ribbon lends an incredibly luxurious element to each invitation, and you can see how versatile ribbon accents are. Whether you’re going for an ultra formal or ultra casual look, you’ll be able to find a beautiful ribbon to complement any style.

Of course, you’ll need to decide how to tie the ribbon, which will more than likely be determined by the type of ribbon you choose. Some ribbon is easier to tie in a simple bow and others are easier to tie in a French knot. Or maybe you’ll decide to lay the ribbon flat like the gold glitter ribbon shown here and tie it on the back of the invitation (we use glue dots to keep the ribbon in place).

Learn many more ways to use ribbon on your wedding invitations with these videos from Invitations by Dawn.