How to choose the perfect wedding invitation for the season

Wedding planning can really take a lot of your time from picking out a theme, to selecting the right dress, sorting out the floral décor and settling on a wedding invitation design.

There are endless options in wedding invitation designs, and there literally thousands of designs in the market right now.  You will always need to settle for a unique design that will not only catch everyone’s eye – but will also pair elegantly with your wedding theme.

When it comes to seasonal weddings, we think pairing your invitations to suit the season is a very safe move. You can’t really have a summer wedding in winter can you? Although the other way around is possible, we wanted to narrow down how to choose the right invitation for the season.


Winter wedding invitations should have a classic, elegant style. From white backgrounds to silver foils – the designs are endless. Keep your invitation simple and elegant and try not to clutter it with too many accessories. A simple embellishment will be perfect.

Winter Wedding themed invitations

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Although spring is still a few months away, you can start planning a wonderful spring wedding. Invitations with warm hues such as pale yellow, peachy pink or mint green and purplish pastels will highlight your stationary and inspire a beautiful theme.

Image of Spring Themed Wedding Invites

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You can’t help falling in love with autumn- and what is better than incorporating it into your wedding? You can easily pair the autumn colors such as warm brown, dull gold, deep orange and spicy red- onto your wedding invitations and floral décor. These classic autumn hues are perfect and we recommend you have a look simple embellishments to suit a simple rustic invitation.

Image of Autum Themed Wedding Invitation

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Ideas on how to pair your bouquet with your wedding invitation

There is a quote that states you can say it with flowers. We think you should too! Stunning blooms that pair well with your theme and stationary brings out the personality at your wedding.

Selecting the right bouquets for you and your bridesmaids can be a daunting task. You wouldn’t often select a certain type of flower and soon to realize that it doesn’t pair well with your theme and stationary.

We have listed down simple ideas that will make it easier to pair your floral masterpieces with your beautiful stationary.


Your theme is somewhat in the zone of romance – just like all weddings. Pair your invitations with classic colored roses like pink, maroon, and white. The embellishments are best aligned with a dull gold or silver. For ideas on how to pair embellishments on to your stationary – you have a look at our accessories here.


Rustic wedding themes are very popular amongst millennial brides. The bouquets are best paired with rustic stationary that gives an elegant, yet simple outlook. Roses, carnations, orchids and chrysanthemums make beautiful bouquets when wrapped together. The best colors that suit this theme would be peach, purple, off- white and beige, while the stationary and accessories can be aligned with dull gold or white tones.


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Destination weddings are still popular amongst Australian brides. We can’t really blame them! Who wouldn’t love to celebrate along the stretch of a beautiful beach? Popular beach wedding bouquets are most often designed with calla lilies, blush peonies , white garden roses and astrantia. It is best to keep the flowers simple with a classic white tone and the stationary should be designed to suit the destination or venue.

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Winter weddings are considered elegant and classic for many reasons. Some opt for the classic “ winter look” even during spring and autumn – just to have explore the beauty of a winter wedding. Most often bouquets are designed with white flowers such as roses. Orchids and chrysanthemums with a touch of blue and silver dust. Wedding invitations are also designed with great care to suit the astonishing bouquets and theme.

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How to create an elegant wedding invitation for your perfect wedding

Planning a wedding has been every girl’s dream. It’s no secret that brides love planning every single detail to perfect their special day. From hosting an elegant traditional wedding to a modern day wedding, every bride and wedding planner needs to ensure the final product meets all their expectations.

A wedding invitation is one of the little details, which play a bigger role in a wedding. Deciding on the type of invitation can seem a little challenging at the beginning, but with a little planning and guidance, you can create your very own elegant invitation.

Our experts have drawn together a few simple steps to guide you towards creating an elegant wedding invitation.

Work on a budget and stick to it

Setting up a budget at the beginning is very important – so that you do not spend unnecessarily.

What you really need is the perfect wedding invitation, you can afford. Plan how many guests you will be inviting and work out a budget, including the cost for embellishments and printing.

Choose a design to suit your theme

Elegant Wedding Invitations

Sending out the perfect wedding invitation is essential!

The invitations are the first impression your guests will receive about the wedding, so we recommend you take your time to perfect the look you have in mind.

Draw inspiration from blogs, websites, and bridal magazines, that specialize in elegant designs for modern day brides. We recommend a plain background such as ivory or white, to work with the classic, elegant theme. It is always best to order samples of invitation paper to have a look and feel of the texture of the paper before you finalize the design.

Once you select the right paper (plain, shimmer. Metallic or emboss), you have a great chance to play around with card shapes, pocket inserts, and embellishments to add on to your design.

Get creative!

Once you have selected the right paper, type of card, based on your budget to suit your theme, the next step is to plan out the information that needs to be included in the wedding invitation.

We recommend flat or folded cards for elegant style wedding invitations, so that it looks chic and simple with classic embellishments to suit your theme.  Ribbons or simple buckles across the invitations look classy and suits almost any theme and décor.

When adding embellishments onto your wedding invitations, do not forget to use a type of glue that dries off quickly, and is clear when dry.

Enjoy getting crafty!

You will need to set aside a few hours or even days, to work on your wedding invitations.

Round up all your creative friends and then get started on your wonderful project (not before everyone samples the wedding wine of course!).

Do not forget to set dates that include a holiday or a two along with the weekend, so you can catch a break with your project members.

Trending DIY Wedding Styles

Handmade, custom, and DIY; all synonyms that strikes your fancy? That’s because you’re looking for a personal feel to whatever you’re working on (DIY wedding invites, decor, bombonieres) and if it’s a DIY wedding that you’re planning for your big day, we have a few style inspirations and trend alerts up our sleeves.

DIY Invitations Australia Brooch Embellishments

For a cohesive DIY wedding theme you need an idea of what the end result will be. Find inspiration online to personalise or recreate them with some choice DIY items. These may be used for wedding invitations & accessories, stationery and even to accent various items for your wedding day. Here are some ideas for a trending DIY wedding style.

Dazzling Brooches: Brooches can make for a beautiful bouquet design. With some delightful faux pearl and diamante brooches used for the DIY wedding invitations and stationery, you can use the same for the wedding cake accents, and even feature the same brooch in your wedding dress or the bridesmaid’s dresses.

DIY Invitations Brooch Bouquet Image from Bridal Guide

Mason Jar Bombonieres: A popular option for many brides, these mason jars give you the option gifting personalised wedding favours that are visually appealing. You can stick on a personalised label and make it uniform with your wedding theme and style. The same goes for Bottle Bombonieres too.

DIY Invitations Mason Jar Favours Image from Bridal Guide

Vintage Traveller Style: Planning a designation wedding with worldly touches. If you’ve already picked out destination wedding invites and accessories such as a boarding pass invite and luggage tag accessories, then you can look for ways to tie it in for the big day. Vintage luggage with unique postcards are ideal for a guest book (which can be used later as a great framed memento), globes as the table centrepieces and postcard place cards too.

DIY Invitations Vintage Luggage Guest Book Image from Bridal Guide

Boutonnieres Accents: Often it’s the ladies in the bridal party that receive most DIY accents, but one thing that can definitely be handmade is the boutonnieres. For instance, a beach themed wedding can feature a lovely seashell accompanied by flora.

DIY Invitations Seashell Boutonniere Image from Bridal Guide

Use origami inspirations to make a beautiful backdrop of cranes or stars to the usual streamers or fans. Make it even classier by using speciality card stock, where if you’re using glittered specialty paper you can focus a spot light that will give off a cool effect. Find the perfect wedding invite template so you can add your personalised touches and have it printed via the best DIY wedding invitations online shop in Australia – DIY Invitations Australia!

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Trendy DIY Wedding Invites

Looking high and low for wedding inspiration with handmade details? A good place to start is with DIY wedding inspiration sites such as DIY Invitations Australia that focuses on offering products such as invitation templates, and trims to create beautiful and trendy wedding invitations and stationery items.

DIY Invitations Australia Layered DIY Wedding Invitations Trends

​Available at the online DIY invitations and stationery ​shop, you will find various designs, styles and options for DIY brides and grooms to use for their handmade wedding look. You can select everything from quality textured plain cardstock and paper stock to specialty wedding paper, trims, embellishments and accessories such as buckles, clusters and brooches (even shell and starfish designs), Avery labels (that can be easily customised to carry your theme through to each wedding design element that it can be used for), adhesives, tapes and even magnets, and much more. One resourceful set of products on offer include the templates for invitations and stationery that are offered across various style options, whether it’s for wedding invitations, accessories for invitations such as reply cards, wishing wells and accommodation cards, to seating charts, table cards for the guest tables as well as the buffet table, and various other uses that you may come across when you design your DIY wedding day. It’s just a matter of browsing the DIY wedding options and selecting which ones you are after and following the instructions to customise those looks for printing.

It’s so great when everything matches starting off from the DIY wedding invites and accessories, to that found on the day of the wedding from the wedding ceremony to the reception. Once you select the choice of DIY stationery to personalise, you are able to download the template which can then be opened either in Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word for you to personalise each aspect accordingly and thereafter, you can upload it back onto the online shop system to add it to your DIY wedding invites and stationery order. It’s so easy. What makes it trendy is that you decide what goes into the design. The choice of colour, the illustrated designs, to the choice of font and the layout is all up to you.

DIY Invitations Australia Accessories for Trendy Handmade Weddings

Trending wedding styles include dainty and floral illustrations, woodland elements, and using unique trims and embellishments for a luxurious look. You can make a true impression by including your handmade wedding invites within an invitation box, as well as having beautiful wedding bomboniere boxes for the big day too!

Gifting Ideas and Styling DIY Gift Boxes

Special events whether they are weddings, birthdays, engagements or any other milestone worth celebrating, one way to thank your guests would be with a thank you gift or bonbonniere. By presenting them within a DIY gift boxes decorated beautifully, the sentimental value of the chosen gift is further enhanced.

Choosing a personalised gift is so much better than not as it  gives weight to the thought you put into making sure the guests took away with them something that showed your thanks​. Depending on the type of DIY gift box you select, we’ve put together some gift box choices and inspirations for both the gift that you can include as well as the way you can wrap and present it.

Some gift ideas for your wedding or special events bombonieres/favours are as follows;

Bomboniere/Favours Ideal Gift Box Accessories
Mini Potted Succulents Clear PVC Box
Jarred Candles  Mug Box Personalised Round/Oval Labels
Plantable Seed Paper Designs  Trinket Box
Personalised Hershey Kisses Clear PVC Noodle Box
Loose Leaf Tea Favours Card Stock/Clear PVC Pillow Boxes Personalised Round Label
Personalised Napkin Rings Trinket Boxes
Personalised Champagne Glasses  Crystal Box
Personalised Lip Balms  Pillow Box Personalised Labels
Notepads  Book Box
Custom Glass/Ceramic Mugs/Mason Jars Mug Boxes
Miniature Porcelain Figurines  Mug Box/Crystal Box
Mints Trinket Boxes
Customised Soap/Bath Bombs Card Stock/Clear PVC Pillow Boxes Oval/Rectangle Personalised Labels
Goodie Bags Clear PVC/Card Stock Noodle Boxes Thank you Labels/Tags
Wedding Cake  Trinket/Cube Box Seals/Stickers

Depending on the above suggestions for the type of gift box to choose when gifting, here are DIY gift box designs. These are available as flat packs with clear instructions on how to assemble them on your own.

Gift Box Type Description
Small Box These boxes are also perfect for Bombonieres/Favours and will be mentioned in detail further below.
Trinket Box These are slightly larger than a small box, often with sizing of 80 x 80 x 60mm tall and available either coloured boxed or PVC clear DIY boxes
Mug Box These boxes are ideal to gift a mug in, and is a 110mm cube with a separate lid and base
Book Box Perfect for gifting books or anything of the sort, shape and size, they are available in different colours.
Crystal Box These boxes are ideal to gift champagne flutes or similar crystal/glass items
Lingerie Box If you’re looking to gift lingerie, or something that is that is personalised like handkerchief or scarves, then this type of DIY box would be ideal..
Wine Box If you’re planning on gifting wine, maybe with a personalise tag, then choose this box as it is the ideal size to accommodate the standard wine size

Cube Boxes

Trinket Boxes

Noodle Boxes



PVC Bomboniere Boxes

PVC Midi Pillow Boxes

Trinket Boxes with Clear PVC Lids