Adding your own unique accents is a great way to dress up inexpensive wedding invitations but what if those accents could also be a useful addition to your ensemble? We’ve taken cute paper tags and used them to add a handcrafted look to several of our wedding invitations. We’ve also printed a few of them with useful information to supplement your wedding wording. Check out what we did!

Dress Up Your Invite: Paper Tags

1. Important Details
You might not want certain details to be a part of the actual wedding invitation wording, so why not create a fun and cute way to call these details out? We’ve used the Starfish and Burlap Invitation to demonstrate!

How we did it:

  • We printed paper tags on ecru card stock with the wording “Beach Formal Attire” and “Adults Only Reception.”
  • We punched a hole at one end of the tag and threaded natural jute cord through the tag and around the back of the invitation where we tied it in a knot.
  • We pushed the tag to one side so as not to interfere with important details.

2. Please Respond
So many couples are foregoing the response card and relying on website response services, so we created a small paper tag to be used with this Woodgrain and Lace Invitation in place of a response card.

How we did it:

  • We printed rectangular tags on aqua card stock to match the invite’s accent font color. It reads, “Kindly respond by March 10, 2016, using the following website: www.alyssajason/happycouple.com.”
  • We punched one hole on each side of the tag and threaded brown twine through the tag and around the back of the invitation, then tied it in a knot.
  • We also added a single glue dot to the back of the paper tag to help secure it.

3. Well-Rounded
We’re suckers for a well-presented wedding invitation! This round tag and ribbon is a great way to secure this entire Vintage Victorian Invitation ensemble together while adding an elegant touch of personalization.

How we did it:

  • We personalized the round tags using one of the custom stamps sold by our friends at Invitations by Dawn. These stamps are super cute and fun to use on a variety of things throughout your wedding.
  • We punched a hole at the top of the tag for threading with black satin ribbon.
  • We threaded black satin ribbon through the tag’s hole (front to back), around the invitation ensemble and then back through the tag’s hole (back to front) so both ends of the ribbon were resting on the front of the ensemble.
  • Then we tied a cute little bow!

4. Tag, you’re it!
Sometimes all you want is a cute, handcrafted look to accompany your wedding invitations. We left the tag blank on this Country Couple Invitation but you could put a stamp on it, draw a design or write a note to your guests.

How we did it:

  • We purchased Kraft paper tags from the local hobby store.
  • We used natural jute cord to thread through the tag and around the invitation, securing the twine in a knot on the back.

5. Lovebirds
The Rustic Whimsy Invitation is really quite cute already but we couldn’t help but add a fun little accent to make it even cuter! You could use any stamp you want but we decided a lovebirds design was appropriate for the invite’s garden theme.

How we did it:

  • First we wrapped a green satin ribbon around the invitation and secured it on the back with two glue dots so it would lay flat.
  • Then we purchased round ecru tags from the local hobby store and customized them with a rubber lovebirds stamp.
  • We chose natural jute cord to thread through the tag and wrap around the invitation several times for a really crafty look.
  • Finally, we tied the twine in a knot on the back of the invitation.

6. Registry Info
According to “proper etiquette,” it’s not advised to place registry information on your wedding invitation. However, etiquette is quickly making way for convenience in today’s world. We’ve used the Wood Heart Invitation to show you a cute (and polite) way to add registry info to your wedding invitations!

How we did it:

  • We printed rectangular tags on white card stock in a color that matches the invitation’s main font color. The tag says, “The couple is registered at Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon.com.”
  • We punched a hole at the end of the paper tag and used a copper brad to attach it (strategically with the design) to the invitation. Brads can be found in the scrapbooking aisle of your local hobby store.