This is satin wedding gown ribbon label that is substantially larger than our grosgrain ribbon label sets. This single label is 3 inches tall and uses 3 inch wide high quality bridal satin ribbon. The length of the ribbon depends a bit on the lettering style you choose to use. In our example here, the lettering takes up 4.25 inches of horizontal space. Other lettering styles may be slightly different, but I can scale things smaller on the ribbon if you prefer. The edges of the label are pinked (cut in a zig-zag) to prevent fraying.
Sewing these labels into the inside bodice (top) of the gown is easy - see below.
You choose white, candlelight or ivory bridal satin ribbon and we'll embroider it with your initials and the date of your wedding. You also choose the lettering style from our selection at www.initial-impressions.net/embroidery/lettering.htm. The color of thread is entirely up to you too. It is shown here in bridal blue for the "something blue". We can even match a swatch that you send us
Here we show the family name initial larger and in the middle. Doing the initials in the order of first name -- middle name -- family name is just as appropriate. Please be sure to let us know which format you prefer and which of the initials is the family name initial.
Traditionally, the bride uses her maiden name monogram because she is still single when she puts her gown on.
The sample here is shown in the Zaph style - You may choose this or a different style
1. 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).
Please specify your preference in the order of the letters and also let me know which letter is the family name initial.
2. Your lettering style choice,
Please see www.initial-impressions.net/embroidery/lettering,htm
3. Your thread color. We can match your wedding colors or a swatch, just contact us!
Please specify these details when you order.
A Note About Sewing the Label into the Gown:
This wedding gown label comes with a "pinked" (zig-zagged) edge to prevent fraying. Most people tuck in these edges and apply it to the gown.
Once pinned in location, you can press the edge with your finger or a warm (not hot) iron before doing a whip stitch to sew it into place. In doing the stitching, take a little bite of the lining fabric of the dress (being careful not to catch the front dress fabric in the stitch) and then catch a bite of the label itself. Do this along the edge of the label on both sides. It does not take a lot of stitches to hold the label firmly in place. These instructions are also included with the shipment of your label.