If you are a bride that loves handmade items full of sentiment and value, then a DIY wedding would be the most probably route you will take. With a DIY wedding, there are many items that you need to think of and one of the initial items would be the DIY wedding invitations and matching stationery suite, as the invite is the first item you will have to work on after you have finalised the date, time and venue.
You might be asking yourself what goes into a wedding invitations and stationery suite. The traditional suite of wedding stationery includes the likes of the following:
- Save the Date Card
- Wedding Invitation
- Reply/RSVP Card
- Directions & Accommodations Card
- Wishing Well & Gift Registry Card
- Order of Service Card
- Table Seating Chart/Plan
- Place Card
- Menu Card
Optional items that you might want for your wedding day consists of table stationery accessories such as a Place Mat, Table Number Card and Bomboniere Card/Label.
While you are opting for DIY wedding invitations, the way to go about it would be to get yourself some DIY invitation kits that allow you to add your very own designs and detailing so it is truly personal and yours. You could add embellishments, appliqués and much more. Some invitation retailers conveniently offer the services of printing the invitation wording along with guest names if you supply them with the guest list, and then deliver the DIY wedding invitations kits to you with the printing all taken care of. That allows you to forego the hassle of having to either print the invite wording yourself or hire a calligrapher to get it done in a neat way.
Now, the point of a DIY wedding invitations and stationery suite is to make sure that all these stationery items blend well together into the theme you have in mind, and usually the theme takes after the first stationery item you send. Often it is the wedding invitation, but sometimes, you start your DIY wedding invitations process with the save the date card.
You can acquire these lovely kits that you will need for your wedding invitations and the big day, as well as the accessories and embellishments you might need, such as ribbons, brooches for the front, feathers, and other items such as these. Once you style these items, you have a conveniently set up DIY stationery suite that is ready and waiting for the big day to come. You won’t need to hustle as the day draws nearer, because you, as an efficient DIY bride, had already taken care of it ahead of time.