AN EXTRA TOUCH OF CLASS
Add a splash of charm and prestige to your invitation suite with Minted’s paper belly bands. Most commonly included in wedding stationery, belly bands for invitations are perfect for keeping multiple articles of stationery together in an orderly and fashionable format. They’re frequently included in invitations for weddings, galas, award ceremonies, fundraisers, and other high-profile events. Be sure to take advantage of Minted’s attention to detail, creative designs, and luxe materials to find a belly band that not only serves its purpose but leaves a lasting impression.
WHAT IS A BELLY BAND?
Belly bands are narrow strips of material usually made of paper that wrap around the middle (or belly) of your invitation suites, keeping them neatly assembled. Minted’s paper bands are sized at 12.3125" x 2" and will snuggly wrap around a standard 5” x 7” sized invitation. Each belly band comes with a clear adhesive sticker which helps to seal the paper band around your invitation card, RSVP card, insert card, and corresponding envelopes, keeping all items secured in the order intended.
Minted has a wide variety of beautiful belly band designs created by our community of independent artists, with styles and formats to match any celebration theme. And just like everything else at Minted, you’re able to personalize your belly bands with monograms, dates, names, or anything you can imagine. Paper belly bands are perfect for upgrading your invitation correspondence from standard to deluxe, and with your choice of vellum and laser-cut options, you can deliver an even more premium invitation-opening experience. Available in quantities of 5 with a minimum of 25, belly bands are the perfect accent for your event’s invitation suite.
FIND THE PERFECT FIT
Minted has a curated selection of more than one thousand unique belly band designs sourced from our community of independent artists. Each design you see listed on our website was created by an artist who submitted their creation into one of our design competitions. Winning designs earn the privilege to be sold on Minted!
With styles and themes available for every event or occasion, and each design allowing for personalization to your exact specifications, there are limitless design possibilities. To help you find the perfect design to match your suite, Minted has a number of filters you can apply to specify basic attributes.
- Style: Filter by styles like botanical, rustic, classic, and more. With styles for popular locales, themes, and looks, you can easily find the perfect match for your invitations. For example, if you are hosting a gala at a landmark location in a city, enclose your invitation with a belly band depicting a dense urban skyline or grid of downtown streets. To amplify a rustic party theme, choose a band that plays up imagery depicting wood grain, maple leaves, and whimsical ferns.
- Color: Filter our collection by color. Coordinate the look of your belly bands with the rest of your stationery or planned party decor. Consider using the belly band as an accent piece to your correspondence ensemble. For instance, you could choose to have the band paired in a similar color palette as your invitation bundle or achieve a bold look by ordering belly bands for invitations in a completely different color. When the contrasting colors sit against each other you can achieve a modern design juxtaposition.
- Printing Technique: Minted has a variety of luxurious printing options ranging from our standard high-quality flat printing to premium foil- and gloss-pressed options. These luxe printing techniques bring a real dimension to the paper and designs. Accent elements on the band to shine in gold, rose gold, silver, bronze, and additional magnificent metallic foil colors. For a truly unique option, experiment with our trademarked pearlescent gloss look, which resembles the shine of a pearl. Your recipients will be in awe as text and designs reflect subdued rainbow hues.
- Materials: While a large majority of our belly bands for invitations are printed on a durable and smooth paper, we do allow the option for additional creativity. We have select designs that can be printed on transparent vellum or laser-cut into intricate patterns to give the recipient a teased or partial view of the invitation within. Simply filter our designs by “materials” to discover some of these original designs.
ACHIEVE PERSONALIZATION PERFECTION
After you’ve selected your belly band design, you can personalize it to perfectly share your desired event details. Like everything at Minted, our belly bands are fully customizable and ready for you to make it your own. Change color pairings for the different design elements, add text, and adjust the font stylings, size, and colors. As you finalize and submit your design, a Minted Design Associate will review your design and provide you with a digital proof for your approval. This ensures that your design is exactly to your specification before it is sent to our printers.
Trying to achieve a coordinated design look across multiple stationery items? Minted is here to assist you! When you select a belly band style, we will provide you with an assortment of additional products like thank you cards, enclosure cards, wedding programs, and even menus that all mirror the same color themes and styling.
HOW TO ARRANGE YOUR INVITATION SUITE WITH A BELLY BAND
In general, your invitation suite should be ordered by size, with the largest stationery items placed on the bottom. The formal invitation is traditionally the largest piece of correspondence, thus it should be on the bottom, followed by the reception card, enclosure cards, and then the reply envelope. Place the entire arrangement within the belly band and secure the band closed using the accompanying sticker. Then place the entire bundle inside the envelope. Typically, the exterior envelope will include calligraphy of the addressee’s name, and inner envelopes are left unsealed so guests can easily complete their RSVP and seal.