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Something special for the groom and a nice companion to our bridal dress labels ---

These labels were featured in the January 2010 edition of Real Simple Weddings

Here is the mention in Real Simple: http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/weddings/modern-wedding-00000000052982/page7.html

This listing is for two custom embroidered grosgrain ribbon labels for the groom who would enjoy having his tie as a keepsake from the wedding.

These black grosgrain ribbons will be embroidered with initials or phrase and the date of your wedding. Use one label for the groom and one for the best man or father of the groom (the text on the two ribbons can be different). The ends of the ribbon are pinked (cut in a zig-zag) to avoid fraying. These are generally tucked under the label when you or your seamstress sews it onto the lining of your tie - or they can be stitched in place with the pinked edges showing. Placement would generally be adjacent to the label provided by the manufacturer of the tie (or could replace that label).

You choose:

1. Narrow Ribbon or Wide Ribbon (In the Real Simple photographed example, the bride chose a wide ribbon with two lines of text)

narrow ribbon = two lines of text
wide ribbon = three lines of text

(Both ribbons in the pair must be the same color and width)

The text should be short to avoid the label being too long for the tie.

2. The format for your initials. You can either embroider the initials in the order:
first initial - FAMILY INITIAL - middle initial
(family initial will be larger and in the middle)


first initial - middle initial - family initial
(all letters the same size).

3. Your thread color. We can match your wedding colors or a swatch, just contact us!

4. Ribbon color. We now can offer black, grey or navy blue, white or ivory. If you would prefer a different color, please let me know and I will try to make that happen!

If you want it to look like the example in Real Simple Weddings - just tell me that and choose the wide version of the label, tell me the two initials and the date of the wedding and I will make it happen.

Please specify these details when you order.

And Congratulations!

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Frequently asked questions about InitialImpressions

Initial Impressions products are guaranteed as to item quality, embroidery quality, and accuracy of personalization. Please carefully proof read the names, dates and other details you provide. The item is only returnable if I make an error and do not embroider with the information you provide me

As Featured in Real Simple Weddings January 2010 - Groom's Personalized Embroidered Ribbon Labels (Set of Two)



  • Handmade item
  • Occasion: Wedding
  • Materials: grosgrain ribbon, embroidery
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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