a tale of ribbons

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Our Pinterest boards are full of inspiring wedding details and real day glamour, perfect for brides who are seeking unique style from small boutiques and independent designers. Our Ribbons board has a balance of décor and detail ideas, with a mix of colours and tones, making it a wedding style easily adaptable for any theme or location. Adding ribbon to your wedding day creates a DIY feel, whether you decide to get crafty or purchase beautiful ribbon accessories to complete the look.

a ribbon canopy 

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A really fun and bright way to add some colour and depth to your wedding venue is to tie and drape metres of fabric across the ceiling. If you’re after a minimalist look, stick to a handful of strands in colours and textures that tie in with the rest of your day. You can then entwine garlands of twinkling fairy lights to help set a romantic mood for the evening. And if it’s a statement you’re after, the more ribbon the better. Fix hundreds of draped strips in the same direction until they resemble the roof of a marquee.  It’s a really easy way to get two venues in one!

a ribbon invite

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A beautifully tied ribbon or bow gives wedding invitations a bespoke look. There’s a whole range of stationery available that has already got that beautiful finishing touch:

Summer Love Wedding Invitation by Chandler Invitations

Chevron Personalised Wedding Stationery by Little Cherub Design

Sweetie Wedding Stationery Collection by August Moon

Opulence Vintage Lace Wedding Stationery by Made With Love Designs Ltd

However, if you prefer being more hands on with your invites, we offer a gorgeous selection of ribbon that’s personalised especially for weddings – whether it’s with a sweet love anecdote or heart motif. View our full ribbon collection here.

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Featured products: Satin Ribbon Roll by Pocket Typewriter, ‘To Have And To Hold’ Cotton Ribbon by Wedding in a Teacup, Wedding Ribbon Or Tape by The Wedding of my Dreams and Wedding Ribbon by Out of Love.

a ribbon garland

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Leaning away from traditional bunting, but keeping with the same concept, a garland of ribbons makes a fantastic wedding backdrop. Either draped behind your wedding cake and sweetie buffet or as a colourful background for a makeshift photo booth, it’s an easy styling prop that makes a big impact. Alternatively you can string a shorter garland to the back of chairs or use as a seating plan by attaching assorted place cards. If you don’t fancy making a ribbon garland yourself, you can buy one here.

a ribbon prop

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Not wanting to go ribbon mad on your wedding day? By incorporating small styling pieces with ribbon detail, you can balance this trend with your overall wedding theme.

Quite a few wedding venues have strict rules on confetti throwing, but to avoid this dilemma altogether opt for ribbon wands instead. Guests can wave these happily and you’ll be encompassed in a sea of fabric colour – rather than have bits of unwanted petal nestling in your bridal hair.

These  Ribbon Name Place Hangers make a quirky wedding place card and favour idea. Available in a selection of stunning fabrics, they’ll really stand out when hung on the rim of wine or champagne glasses. These Wedding Stars, which can be personalised with your guests’ names or initials, make another charming favour idea. Thread them with ribbon and tie around the cutlery and napkins – or around the stem of glassware – for a beautiful finish.

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