Wedding Tea Towels Story

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Wedding Tea Towels Story


The origin of wedding tea towels is not particularly clear and verifiable. However, after investigating various materials and communication with people in the industry, it is generally believed that the tradition of using tea towels as wedding gifts or souvenirs can be traced back to England and Scotland in the early 20th century.

Wedding Tea Towel

Because tea towels originated in England in the 18th century, by the beginning of the 20th century, tea towels were popular items in British families. In addition, many brides would embroider their initials or wedding date on them as tokens for guests.

Wedding tea towels have many advantages over traditional wedding invitations:

  1. Longer life
    Compared with paper wedding invitations, linen or cotton tea towels have a longer service life and can accompany your marriage for dozens or even hundreds of years.
  2. Grander
    The tea towel size is larger than that of ordinary invitations, and it can be printed with more exquisite patterns. At the same time, it can be equipped with more exquisite packaging and can announce your engagement or wedding plan to relatives and friends more solemnly.
  3. Higher sentimental value
    Wedding tea towels are not the kind of souvenirs that need to be put away and easily destroyed. Instead, it becomes part of the family, a cherished keepsake treasured by your family, friends and colleagues because of their perceived value.

Over time, the tradition of wedding tea towels has spread to the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. It has evolved to include custom designs and prints that reflect the couple’s personality and wedding theme.

Today, wedding tea towels are often given as gifts or sold as souvenirs at weddings, making them practical and memorable keepsakes for guests. Wedding tea towels can also be part of wedding decorations. For example, they can be hung on a clothesline as a ceremony or reception backdrop or on the back of a chair for a rustic and personal touch.

Also, in some communities, wedding tea towels are passed down from generation to generation as family heirlooms. These tea towels may be embroidered with the names and wedding dates of the couples who initially used them, creating a unique family history and tradition. In some cultures, it is tradition for the bride’s mother to give the bride a tea towel to pass on the housekeeping responsibility. The tea towel may have a family crest or a special message embroidered on it.


In recent years, wedding tea towels have also gained popularity as a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional wedding favors or decorations. Tea towels can be made from natural materials like cotton or linen and can be reused at home as dish towels or napkins, reducing waste and promoting sustainability.

Tea towels can also be used as part of wedding photos. The couple can be photographed holding or using the tea towel and the images can be used on the wedding website or as part of a photo album.

Overall, wedding tea towels offer a unique and versatile way to add a personal touch to a wedding and create lasting memories for the couple and their guests.


If you want to customize tea towels for your wedding, we also provide you with the following suggestions:

  1. Personalized design
    The patterns designed by yourself are more commemorative, and the content can include the bride and groom’s names, the date of marriage, family crests, and special commemorative information or graphics. By the way, be sure to get your other half involved too.
  2. Tea towel materials
    For tea towel materials, try to use 100% cotton or linen fabrics. Pure cotton fabrics are soft, more comfortable, and brighter in color.
  3. Printing process
    We recommend the reactive digital printing process, which has more advantages than traditional screen printing. First of all, digital printing supports richer colors and more beautiful patterns; secondly, the tea towels of the digital printing process have higher color fastness and are not easy to fade; third, the digital printing process is more efficient, allowing you to receive your own faster wedding tea towels; Fourth, reactive printing ink is more environmentally friendly and healthier.
  4. Packaging process
    Since wedding tea towels are prepared for a solemn engagement or wedding, the packaging should be as delicate as possible.
    The details include customized Customized labels and Sew-in loops; each tea towel uses Paper Belly Band or Hang Card with a paper design; it is recommended to use a transparent bag with ribbon or a custom gift box for the outer packaging. This can make the tea towel look more refined, more suitable for gift giving, and more collectible.

Well, this is the first introduction about wedding tea towels, I wish you a perfect engagement or wedding ceremony and wish you happiness at the same time.



Hi, I’m Nolan, the funder of [], I’ve been running a factory in China that makes digital printing tea towel for 10 years now, and the purpose of this article is to share with you the knowledge related to digital printing tea towel from a Chinese supplier’s perspective.

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