A Guide To Rubber Stamps, Seals and Brands for Weddings

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Your wedding day is a momentous occasion filled with love, joy, and personal touches that reflect your unique journey as a couple. You want to add an extra layer of personalisation and creativity, so you’re considering custom rubber stamps, embossing seals, or maybe even branding irons into your wedding preparations. You have some cool and creative ideas for logos, names or other designs.

But…

Which stamp should you choose? What type of stamp is the right one for your idea?

This guide will not only inspire you, but help you choose the right stamp, seal or brand for your wedding item. Oh, and congratulations! 

 

Uses of rubber stamps and seals at weddings 

There are so many things to organise at a wedding, but this means there are so many opportunities to get creative with stamps and seals. Consider the following:

 

  • Wedding Invitations
    • Add a personalised touch to your invitations by stamping or embossing the couple's initials, monogram, or a custom design.

Wedding invitation stamp

  • Envelopes
    • Stamp or emboss the envelopes with decorative motifs, monograms, or a custom return address.
  • Save-the-Dates
    • Create unique save-the-date cards by incorporating custom stamps or embossing seals.

Save the date stamp

  • RSVP Cards
    • Personalise your response cards with a custom stamp or embossed design.

Wedding invitation stamp

  • Wedding Programs
    • Add a special touch to your wedding programs by stamping or embossing the cover or inner pages.
  • Place Cards
    • Use custom stamps or embossing seals to mark each guest's place card with their name or table number.
  • Table Numbers
    • Stamp or emboss the table numbers to match your wedding theme or style.
  • Menu Cards
    • Personalise the menu cards with custom stamps or embossing seals, adding a decorative element to each table setting.

Wedding wax seal

  • Thank-You Cards
    • Create custom thank-you cards by incorporating your initials, monogram, or a special design.
  • Wedding Favours
    • Stamp or emboss the packaging or tags of your wedding favours to add a personal touch.
  • Guest Book
    • Use custom stamps or embossing seals to personalise the cover or pages of your guest book.
  • Wedding Signs
    • Create custom signs for various areas of your wedding venue, such as welcome signs, directional signs, or signature drink signs.

Wedding stamp

  • Ceremony Programs
    • Personalise your ceremony programs by stamping or embossing them with custom designs or your wedding logo.
  • Seating Charts
    • Stamp or emboss the headers or borders of your seating chart for a cohesive look.
  • Escort Cards
    • Add personalised stamps or embossed designs to the escort cards to make them unique.
  • Wedding Vows
    • Use a custom embossing seal to add a special touch to printed copies of your wedding vows.
  • Wedding Albums
    • Personalise the cover or pages of your wedding album with custom stamps or embossing seals.

Wedding embossing seal

  • Photo Booth Props
    • Create custom stamps or branding irons for photo booth props, adding a personalised element to your guests' pictures.
  • Wedding Cake Toppers
    • Stamp or emboss your initials or a custom design on your wedding cake topper for a unique and personalised touch.
  • Wedding Stationery
    • Customise other wedding stationery items like thank-you notes, bridal shower invitations, rehearsal dinner invitations, and more with custom stamps or embossing seals.
  • Pixi Stamping

 

READ: 11 Creative Ideas For Personalised Stamps For Your Wedding

 

Choosing the right type of stamp

Consider the following when deciding which rubber stamp to choose:  

 

Stamp type

Choosing the right stamp for your wedding depends on several factors including the material you're working with, the effect you're aiming to achieve, the level of personalisation you desire, and the practical considerations of your project. 

Here is a guide to help you choose between a wax seal, an embossing seal, a rubber stamp, and a branding iron for your wedding items: 

 

Type

Material

Great for

Wax seal

Paper and card

Wax seals are traditionally used to secure letters and envelopes, but they're also great for adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to various aspects of your wedding. 


  • Paper crafts
  • Card making
  • Wedding photo album
  • Personalising invitations or thank you cards.
  • Decorating gift packages.

Consider the wax seal if you're looking for a high-end, classic aesthetic. However, remember that wax seals can be a bit delicate and may not be suitable for items that will be handled frequently.

Embossing seal

Paper

Embossing seals create a raised design on surfaces, usually paper or light cardboard, by pressing it between two halves of a tool. 


  • Paper items that need a 3D effect.
  • Personalising invitations or thank you cards.
  • Personalising table decorations

Choose an embossing seal if you want to add a tactile element to your craft project, but keep in mind that embossing seals are primarily designed for paper products.

Rubber stamp

Wood, paper, card, certain foods (when using edible inks), clay, fabrics

Rubber stamps are versatile, easy to use, and can be customised with a wide range of designs. 


  • Wedding items requiring a consistent design
  • Paper-based items such as seating plans and table places
  • Invitations, save-the-date cards and thank you cards

Opt for a rubber stamp if you're looking for versatility, ease of use, and the ability to use a variety of ink colours. Rubber stamps also work well on a wider range of materials than wax or embossing seals.

Branding iron

Wood, leather, fabrics (Branding irons require a heat source and should be used with care to prevent burns. They're not suitable for delicate or heat-sensitive materials)

Leaving a permanent, heat-impressed mark on materials such as wood, leather, or certain types of fabric. 


These are ideal for:

  • Woodworking projects
  • Leather crafts
  • Or when a highly durable and long-lasting mark is required.

You might choose this for unique wedding items such as wedding ring boxes.

 

When choosing between these options, consider the following questions:

  1. What material am I working with? 
    • Wax seals and embossing seals work best with paper, rubber stamps can be used on a variety of materials, while branding irons are ideal for wood and leather.
  2. What look am I going for? 
    • Wax seals create an elegant, vintage effect, embossing seals create a 3D texture, rubber stamps offer great versatility in designs, and branding irons give a rustic, permanent mark.
  3. How durable does the design need to be?
    • If the item will be handled frequently or needs to last a long time, a rubber stamp or branding iron may be more suitable.
  4. How much time and effort am I willing to put into each mark? 
    • Wax seals and branding irons can be a bit more time-consuming and require more setup and clean-up, while rubber stamps and embossing seals are generally quicker and easier to use.

 

Remember, there's no rule that says you can only use one type of seal or stamp at your wedding. You might use a rubber stamp for invitations and a wax seal for table places. 

Experiment with different types to see which ones you like best and which ones work best for each given item.

 

Customisation

Design a stamp that caters to your specific needs or preferences, whether it's a combination of text and images or a specific font style.

Size

Small to medium-sized stamps are perfect for repeated use on items such as invitations.

Consider whether you want one large stamp or whether you are going to get a smaller stamp that is used multiple times to build up a larger effect - for example, borders or repeating patterns on envelopes.

You might want to create a large stamp if you want to have public-facing messages, for example, door signs around your venue. 

Material

Select durable materials like self-inking or pre-inked stamps, as they can withstand frequent. These stamps eliminate the need for a separate ink pad, ensuring a mess-free and efficient experience.

Ink Type

Water-based inks are suitable for stamping on paper or cardstock for most craft projects. Explore our inks and pads.

Efficiency

Consider the frequency and volume of stamping tasks you'll be performing. Self-inking or pre-inked stamps can save time and effort, as they don't require manual re-inking between impressions.

Products

Use this table to choose the right stamp for your wedding stamp.

 

Type

Self-inking

Size

Custom text 

Custom image

Cost 

Preview

Shiny R 532

Y

3cm

Y

N

C. £18

Shiny HS

Y

1.1cm

N

N

C. £6

Single Deskmate 

Y

2cm

N

N

C. £2.50

Stakz

Y

3.4cm x 1cm

N

N

C. £15

Clixstamper (pen)

Y

7mm

N

N

C. £6

Mini Stamp Sets

Y

9mm

N/A

N

C. £10

Gold star stamps

Y

2cm

N/A

N

C. £6

Stamp trays

Y

1.9cm

N

N

C. £35

Shiny S (text only)

Y

6.9 x 2.3cm

7.3 x 1.3cm 

Y

N/A

C. £30

Shiny Pre-Inked

Y

8.3 x 1.6cm

9.8 x 4.6cm

12.8 x 4.3cm

7.3 x 5cm

Y

Y

C. £73

Traditional rubber stamps

N

Any size up to 

15 x 15cm

Y

Y

From £11 to £80 

Multi-coloured stamps

Y

Up to 4.5 x 1.6cm

Y

Y

From £33

 

How to design, upload and order your stamp

When creating a custom stamp with Stamps Direct, choose the type of stamp and the impression size to suit your needs, then upload your text/logos/images via the form on the product page. 

 

Why use rubber stamps, seals and branding irons at your wedding?

 

  • Versatility
    • Rubber stamps can be utilised on various wedding-related surfaces, such as invitations, place cards, fabric decorations, wooden signs and clay favours. Their versatility allows for endless creative possibilities, adding personalised touches throughout your wedding.
  • Consistency
    • When you need to create multiple items with the same image or design, rubber stamps deliver consistent results. Whether it's stamping identical motifs on your wedding stationery or maintaining a cohesive aesthetic across different elements, rubber stamps ensure uniformity.
  • Time-Saving
    • Instead of manually drawing or painting repetitive designs, using rubber stamps enables you to produce intricate patterns swiftly and effortlessly. This time-saving feature is especially valuable when dealing with large-scale or intricate projects for your wedding.
  • Ease of Use
    • Rubber stamps are simple and user-friendly tools, making them accessible to crafters of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or involving friends and family in wedding preparations, rubber stamps are easy to handle.
  • Durability
    • Rubber stamps are known for their durability, capable of being used repeatedly over extended periods. With proper cleaning and storage, they can withstand the demands of creating wedding-related crafts and continue to be utilised for years to come.
  • Cost-Effective
    • Investing in rubber stamps proves to be a cost-effective choice for wedding organisers. Once purchased, they can be used extensively without incurring additional expenses. You can achieve professional-looking designs and patterns without relying on expensive equipment or services.
  • Creativity Boost
    • Incorporating rubber stamps into your wedding planning can ignite creativity and offer fresh perspectives. Experimenting with various stamp designs, combining different motifs, and playing with colours and techniques can unlock new possibilities and inspire unique ideas for your special day.

 

Why use CUSTOM rubber stamps, seals and brands?

 

  • Uniqueness
    • The key advantage of customised and personalised rubber stamps is the ability to create a design that is uniquely yours. This could be a logo, a signature design, a personal monogram, or any image that holds special meaning.
  • Consistency in Branding
    • For those running a small business, customised stamps allow for consistent branding across items.
  • Exclusivity
    • With a customised rubber stamp, you have a design that nobody else has. This can make your wedding more special.
  • Versatility in Design
    • Unlike off-the-shelf stamps, customised rubber stamps can be designed to your exact specifications. You can choose the size, shape, and design details, allowing for much greater creative flexibility.
  • Practicality for Events
    • Personalised rubber stamps can be very practical for events. For instance, if you're planning a wedding, a customised stamp with the couple's initials or the wedding date can be used to create a cohesive look across invitations, place cards, thank you notes, and wedding favours.
  • Ideal for Personalised Gifts
    • If you're creating crafts as gifts, a personalised stamp can add a thoughtful touch. For example, a stamp with the recipient's name or a design that represents their interests can make the gift feel extra personal and special.

 

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