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Wedding personalisation with hot foil

By April 11, 2019April 19th, 2023News

Take a simple, everyday item and elevate it to something special – and what could be more special than a wedding? Weddings probably have more potential than any other occasion for utilising foil as a decorative device. Check out these elegant ideas and personalise your wedding with hot foil.

Save the date hot foiled wedding invitation

Save the date cards and RSVP’s

A save the date card is often the first official form of wedding correspondence. Using hot foil lettering, it’s easy to make an impact with a simple but effective metallic design. While gold and silver are the most popular colour options, there are many other colours that can also be tailored to the bride’s theme.

Wedding invitations

A wedding invitation should set the tone for the theme of the wedding, whether that’s a traditional, fairy-tale occasion or something more innovative and modern. For day and evening invites, using metallic lettering and embellishments means that anything is possible. Brides can opt for fancy calligraphy, geometric art deco patterns, silhouetted images and more. Paired with a variety of paper weight and colour options, it’s easy to create bespoke wedding stationery to any specification with your hot foil machine.


The evening meal is an important occasion, and the menu design should reflect this. Paper menus can be embellished with hot foil decoration, and leather-bound menu and wine list covers will look especially effective with a metallic finish.

Napkins, coasters and place cards

Every little detail matters when it comes to table decoration at a wedding. This should reflect the bride and grooms colour scheme and theme, and with metallics currently a popular fashion trend, hot foil is a great choice for elegant and on-trend dining. Pair bone china with gold-edged napkins for a luxurious, ornate table dressing.

Wedding photo album with hot foiled 'together in love' scriptureGuest books and photo albums

Wedding guest books and photo albums are meant to be treasured for generations. Create a beautifully personalised heirloom by inscribing the couple’s names and the date with hot foil on high-quality leather. Extra photo albums can be created with personalised dedications to family members.

Gift boxes and favours

Organising a wedding relies on the love and hard work of friends and family members. It’s customary to give gifts to each bridesmaid to thank them for their friendship and dedication; what could be nicer than presenting them each with a personalised gift box? Personalisation is also a great idea for the gifts themselves; hot-foiled make-up bags and clutch bags are both simultaneously practical and sentimental.

Whatever you decide to give out as table favours, hot foil can be used to create a small card, box, envelope or gift tag thanking guests for turning up to celebrate your big day.

Any questions?

At Metallic Elephant, we’re passionate about hot foil. For information on any of the hot foil equipment we sell, or if you simply need to ask us for advice, just get in touch on +44 (0) 1206 251221.