Wedding Paper Guide
Froufrou Chic is more then just the perfect bouquet accessory. Some of our biggest clients order our ribbons for wedding invitations and day-of paper goods. The most popular texture is our original silk, and almost all of our color range is made in the narrower widths (0.5 inch and 1 inch) which is perfect for wrapping and tyeing. Samples of these colors can be ordered from the website. Crinkle silk in the 0.5 inch (pressed or left as is) also makes a beautiful tie, but is available in a more limited palette of color.
We understand that determining the quantity of ribbon needed for programs, invitations and tags can be a little confusing but, to make your experience as seamless as possible, we have put together this guide to help. We also have a wonderful studio team available to answer your questions here on the site or via email on our contact page. Lets get started.
When we design bouquet collections we love to include a variety of our silk ribbon textures to add depth and movement to the bouquet and this maybe something you will want to do too (or you may prefer to purchase one of our collections). We currently have six different textures for you to choose from
ORIGINAL SILK - A flat woven silk with a soft sheen and drape. It comes in four widths.
CRINKLE - A translucent textured silk chiffon which comes in three widths.
CHIFFON - A very delicate diaphanous silk with a crepe-like matte finish, in 2.5 inches only.
GAUZE - A very soft flowing silk with a soft sheen, in 4 inches only.
ORGANZA - Translucent full bodied fabric, holding a beautiful form when folded. In 1.25 inch and 2.5 inch widths.
CREPE DE CHINE- a finely textured silk with a soft sheen and fluid drape.
RIBBON LENGTH AND QUANTITY
Our ribbons come in continuous three yard strips, with no seams. This length is perfect for creating long flowing ribbons on a bouquet. Most of our brides prefer to use the ribbon to its full length, but they can always be cut down, or looped to create folds for a short or mid-length ribbon collection. Our original silk ribbons mostly come on spools of two, three yard lengths.
One of the pleasures of creating your own bouquet collection is combing our different widths and textures. The widths range from 0.5 inch in our original range to 4 inches in the gauze ribbon. Adding a thin strip of bold colour can really add a highlight to your colour palette or a detail of interest in the way the ribbons catch the breeze.
We are always asked ‘how many yards do I make buy to make the perfect bouquet ribbons?’ Here we have illustrated and listed some collection yard and length examples.
Minimal Bouquet Example.
OPTION ONE: Three Yards of 2.5 Inch Original Silk Ribbon, Three Yards of 2.5 Inch Chiffon Silk Ribbon(classic pairing with subtle texture)
OPTION TWO: Three Yards of 4 Inch Gauze Silk Ribbon (romantic and very flowing)
OPTION THREE: Three Yards of 3.5 Inch Crinkle Ribbon (not pressed) Three Yards of 2.5 Inch Chiffon (more textured and organic)
Medium Bouquet Example.
OPTION ONE: Three Yards of 2.5 Inch Original Silk Ribbon, Three Yards of 2.5 Inch Chiffon Silk Ribbon, Three Yards of 1.5 Inch Original Silk Ribbon (classic pairing with subtle texture)
OPTION TWO: Three Yards of 4 inch Gauze Silk Ribbon, Three Yards of 2.5 inch Chiffon OR Three Yards of 1.5 inch (pressed) Crinkle (romantic and very flowing)
Lush Bouquet Example.
OPTION ONE: Three Yards of 2.5 inch Original Silk Ribbon, Three Yards of 2.5 inch Chiffon Silk Ribbon, Three Yards of 4 inch Gauze Silk Ribbon, Three Yards of 1.5 inch Original Silk Ribbon or Crinkle Ribbon. (folds of ribbon full of texture and romance)
OPTION TWO: Three Yards of 4 inch Gauze Silk Ribbon, Three Yards of 2.5 inch Chiffon, Three Yards of 2.5 inch Original Silk. (folds of ribbon full of texture and romance)