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.
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.
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!
Looking for new and exciting looks to do up your wedding in a way that will awe your wedding invitees? You can make a great impression when you send them DIY wedding invitations, featuring embellished styles and looks using textured/specialty paper, lace, diamante/pearl buckle or cluster embellishments, and more.
We have selected a few styles that are trendy, appealing, and easy to DIY. The way you present the look is as important as the look of your DIY wedding invites. You may find the following areas helpful in making sure that the look of the invite cards complements the package and vice versa. It’s all about the first impression.
Lace: Feminine and delicate, lace can definitely enhance the look of any item that it’s used on. When it comes to using it as an embellishment for your DIY invites, you can either use it as an all over design that envelopes the front facing of your card, using trim appliqués or with a lace ribbon to wrap around the card (possibly accompanied by a satin ribbon and a cluster/buckle embellishment).
Embellished Buckles, Brooches & Clusters: If you have already decided that you would very much like to include a faux diamante or pearl embellishment into your wedding invite card, then we need not persuade you. However, in case you’re undecided there are many great ways to further enhance the look of your DIY wedding invites to make them dazzle and shine.
Paper Crepe Rosettes: With a few materials and a touch of creativity, these paper rosette styles can really bring about a beautiful look to your DIY card. You can opt to make them large or tiny, and even use a pearl cluster or bead embellishment in the centre to really make it pop.
Quilling: A creative technique ideal for the advanced DIY-ers with lots of patience in hand. With the use of thing strips of paper, the proper tools to aid you and lots of glue, you can make beautiful designs come alive. This DIY technique is ideal for beautiful handcrafted keepsake DIY wedding invitations.
Packaging: The way you present your DIY wedding invitations is as important as what is included. Consider adding a pop to your wedding invite envelopes, whether it’s with an envelope liner, matching printed envelope designs, adding envelope seals, and even using wax seals like in the olden days. Another way would be to go down the luxury route with a sophisticated package using tissue inserts/wraps for the invite card placed within a DIY invitation box.
Inspiration can come in all sizes and shapes, not to mention textures. It often brings a pleasant aesthetic appeal to the item it’s represented on such as wedding invitations, bridal wear and even decorative items for the wedding ceremony and reception.
Texture is defined in two ways; “the feel or shape of a surface or substance; the smoothness, roughness, softness, etc. of something” and also “the quality given to a work of art by the composition and interaction of its parts“. While the former definition is literal, the latter is figurative.
Nevertheless whichever you pick, there are ways in which you can be inspired but texture to create a beautiful wedding theme and also create the first preview of it being the DIY wedding invitations. Whether you’re looking to nature or man-made inspirations, with creativity and the right materials and tools, you can get a look that’s memorable that also resonates your interpretation of the inspired look.
What if your inspiration was from white feathers, what would your wedding day look like? Will your wedding invitations have actual feathers as an embellishment or will it feature feather textured specialty paper? What will the wedding dress be? What about the wedding cake? We have put together this wedding inspiration board featuring DIY Invitations products such as the wedding paper, printable templates and Hardcover wedding invites and other embellishments you can use too.
How about pink coral as your inspiration? Unfortunately or fortunately, you can’t use pink corals unless they are cosmetic, however you can be inspired to use items that mimic or interpret it. It all depends on your interpretation. We’ve put together a DIY wedding inspiration board that included the thermography specialty paper in a pink coral hue with a slight sheen that mimics the rays of the sun reflecting in the reef.
There are many types of wedding specialty paper to choose from for you to use for your DIY wedding invitations, accessories and stationery. Whether it’s for the ceremony and reception as well as thank you cards that will be sent to the wedding guests to thank them for their presence at the wedding as well as say thanks for their thoughtful gifts too. It’s always good etiquette to do so, gift or no gift. With a selection of such wedding paper types that range from embossed, flocked, metallic, glittered, screen printed and thermography paper, you are able to create different looks as samples for you to select which DIY wedding invite design looks the best and then select the best wedding invitation for the template for your DIY stationery.
Choosing to have a DIY wedding could be due to a number of reasons. One would be that the bride (and even the groom) would very much like to do certain wedding tasks themselves or add their own personality to various details such as the DIY wedding invitations and stationery which is the easiest and first way to add value to a DIY wedding. Another reason would be because of a tight budget and you need to make the most of it while not forgoing on the look or quality you have envisioned for the day that brings two souls in love together.
With DIY Invitations, there are many products you can use to create a beautiful suite of DIY wedding invitations & accessories, on-the-day wedding stationery as well as table stationery accessories too. You are given the option of starting from scratch with cardstock and/or specialty wedding paper to using pre-cut shaped cards and also having the same pre-cut shaped cards printed with the online templates that can be personalised to create unique DIY wedding invitations, stationery and accessories. Sounds simple enough, right? That is because it IS!
We’ve put together a few steps that you can consider when sitting down to plan, decide and execute your DIY wedding stationery items.
- Know Your Wedding Look – You need to have a basic idea of what you would like your DIY wedding style to be. Will it be classy and elegant, charming and rustic, modern and fun, or a completely unique wedding theme altogether? What colours will you choose, what special designs are you looking forward to featuring, this can mean anything from monograms, motifs, textures, illustrations and even photographs included with the likes of your DIY wedding invitations, wedding stationery for the day of, and also the thank you card afterwards. These are things you and your fiancé need to decide before you move to the next step.
- Set a Budget – This is key if you are concerned about how much you spend on your wedding stationery items, and it’ll be easier to follow when you put a figure to it. When you’re planning on a DIY wedding, you will need a deciding factor on various things and a budget will help weigh the scales.
- Samples & Mock-Ups –One of the best ways to figure out which design works best for you would be with the likes of samples (to see what the products you are hoping to use look like) and mock-up samples (to see what the DIY stationery products will look like when they have been set-up and executed to look like the real thing – DIY wedding invitations, reply cards, order of service cards, etc). It’ll help you make a decision that is often backed by the budget and how best it complements the other accompanying stationery without committing and spending on the bulk of the DIY stationery beforehand.
- Order your DIY Wedding Invitations, Stationery & Accessories – Once you have figured out the details, you have selected the looks for them and you have mock-ups that you are happy with as your go-to sample (for inspiration, quality check and proofing), then you can order your DIY wedding items in bulk and have them shipped to you. Whichever package you have bought, be it only the basic products, the pre-cut shapes, or the printable templates, you’ll be able to have them assembled in no time as you have already put together the mock-ups beforehand.
It’s always amazing to see something beautiful come together and when putting a DIY wedding together, it’s quite fulfilling to see the outcome of something you and your merry band of DIY helpers have put together. DIY weddings are fun and unique and extremely memorable. Make your wedding day one too with DIY Invitations!
Daydreaming about the perfect wedding invitation – an elegant design with some glitz and glamour on the side? You can have yourself luxurious handmade wedding invitations with a little help from the DIY Invitations online shop. It has everything you’ll need to put together a beautiful handmade wedding invite to present to your guests that will be the talk of the town!
Here’s what you will need to get you started on your luxury DIY wedding invitations.
Customisable Printable Invitation Templates
With the help of pre-cut shapes as well as printable templates for you to use in your DIY wedding invitations and other wedding stationery which includes invitation accessories, on-the-day wedding stationery for the ceremony and reception, you’ll be able to create beautiful & luxurious wedding invitations and stationery.
You are given the choice of over 50 shapes for DIY wedding stationery (be it folded, flat, die-cut to envelope seals & sticker and tags) across 10 paper types and more. If you want to customise existing printable templates then you can by choosing from the 100 flat designs, 60 folded designs, 5 die-cut designs, and 15 odd wedding stationery accessories such as labels, envelope seals & stickers, tags, envelope liners, and much more. You can easily use the wedding invitations & stationery shapes or printable templates to act as the base of your luxurious DIY wedding invitations & stationery.
By personalising your wedding invitation wordings, you can easily add a professional look to your DIY wedding stationery as you can even include guests name to whichever stationery choice you want, whether it’s the wedding invite, reply card, order of service card, place cards or any other stationery item that you’d like to personalise.
Specialty Wedding Paper
If you’re looking to add some beautiful textures, colour and glitz to your wedding invites and matching wedding stationery, then choose the specialty paper stock for your crafts. With the help of a various layering designs you can be inspired to create your own. Use a pair normal or specialty scissors or cutters/punches if you can get a hold of a few that goes in line with your design drafts. You can use a 4 layer design with the printable template as the base (in the case of a wedding invite) and add a specialty wedding paper layer (such as that of a pebbled bronze paper), another paper layer that matches the base of the invite and another specialty paper layer and to finish it off a monogram square inset with the wedding date, Doesn’t that paint a pretty picture?
Apart from these you also can accompany it with ribbons, embellishments such as buckles or clusters to adding pearl or rhinestone accessories to highlight printed design, or even use glitter or embossing glue to add some texture and pizzazz to your luxury handmade wedding invitations. It’ll be the masterpiece for sure!
If you’re on a budget or you like being self-sufficient, there may be a number of reasons why you want to DIY your wedding stationery (starting with your DIY wedding invitations). There are many colours, shapes, styles and materials you can use depending on your inspiration or design vision/creative direction. Whichever way you choose to do up your DIY wedding invitations & stationery, be informed that certain online stationery and printing shops such as DIY Invitations Australia also offers you a very convenient choice of choosing foil designs too. Keep on reading for more information on how you can get your very own foil DIY wedding invitations & stationery.
First off, visit the DIY Invitations Australia website, find the online invitation templates. Download them (they are available in both Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word templates), add your own creative flair and then convert your design into a PDF format where you can then upload it online to place your order.
Flat DIY Wedding Invitations
Flat wedding invitations offer a crisp way of presenting your wedding information. Where the paper weight needs to be over 200gsm making it strong enough to hold on its own, these flat DIY cards can be used for a number of wedding stationery items. You can choose them for your foil DIY wedding invitations, reply cards, wishing well cards, directions & accommodations cards and even your thank you cards. The choices available vary in size and also the templates available for choosing differ depending on font type and typography as well as foil print colour, between gold and silver.
Folded DIY Wedding Invitations
Folded cards on the other hand gives you more space to work with, letting you include all the information you need to share with your invitees. Available across a series of styles and sizes, with some even including various add-ons (such as a pocket flap – making it a pocket wedding invitation that can house wedding invitation accessories), folded DIY cards are really convenient has you can easily fit all the accessories neatly together before putting them into the wedding invitation envelope. You also have the option of choosing passport styled foil DIY wedding invitations too, with a beautiful foiled emblem on the front (such as palm tree, a hibiscus flower or even a turtle).
Other items available to you to match your foil DIY wedding invitations include Envelope Seals & Stickers, Envelope Liners, and Tags that are foiled in gold or silver depending on your colour scheme choice.