After taking our invites in and out of the envelopes a few times I realized the purpose of a belly band – to keep everything together! Without a band to hold everything together a few of the slips could go unnoticed in the envelopes. We headed to our “local” craft store (about an hour away) to check out the supplies available to create a belly band.
The vellum options didn’t wow us, and finding chocolate or the right kind of purple ribbon was proving difficult. We stumbled upon a few wraps of satin ivory ribbon near the check out which we quickly grabbed and headed out of the store. I think Mr.D and I had both reached the limit where we’d like to stop thinking about the invitations so we were happy to find a resolution and get out of there.
Option A, Vertical Left Aligned:
Option B, Horizontal Center Aligned:
Option C, Vertical, Left Aligned with Center bow:
Mr.D is also pondering using a paperclip underneath the ribbon to preserve the brown border from being covered by the RSVP/reception cards. Would a paperclip be odd?
How did you keep your invitations all together?