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Sun, Jan 10, 2010
Urban, The Straits Times
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Where can I find nice seals for wedding invitations?
by Hong Xinyi

Q: For my upcoming wedding, I would like to send out the invitations in envelopes sealed with sealing wax. Where can I find sealing wax and nice seals?

A: How very, er, Elizabethan of you.

Perhaps you will also be wearing giant collar ruffs and a thick white layer of lead-based make-up a la the Virgin Queen herself?

Will the groom be reciting Shakespearean sonnets in tights?

Just kidding. For your sealing needs, head down to PaperMarket in Raffles City, which stocks a nice range of seals boasting that ornate Tudor look (right).

Designs range from letters of the alphabet to entwined hearts (you would probably like this one for your wedding invitations) and prices start from $26.

The shop also stocks a range of sealing waxes in a wide variety of colours ($5.90 each).

These come in the form of crayon-sized candles – simply light the wick to melt a nice little dollop of wax onto your envelope flap and stamp with the seal to make your very own Renaissance-style missive.

You can also shop around on the Internet for more options.

Check out if you would like to order customised seals (prices start from £26.37 or S$59).

This site also sells 35 colours of extra-shiny sealing wax made by British company Waterstons, which has been churning out the stuff for 300 years.

You may also want to consider the offerings at (just don’t get distracted – they sell mostly swords), which offers seals starting from US$9 (S$12.50), including one that features wedding bells.

This article was first published in Urban, The Straits Times.

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