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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Your wedding invitations can be one of the most important things on your checklist when planning your big day. From shimmer stationary, gold foiled prints, rustic charms to classic textured linen, there are so many types of paper and designs to satisfy your artistic cravings.
Here are the current top trends in wedding invitations for some inspiration.
A Little Bit of Sparkle
Everything looks better with a bit of sparkle! Add a touch of sparkle this year with beautiful shimmer boards, glitter effects or even metallic foils. Either way, a little bit of sparkle is bound to look fabulous with any theme.
Wedding Stationery Sets
You can now coordinate your theme with all your wedding stationery, including save the date cards, RSVP cards, wishing well cards, thank you cards, table place cards, and menu cards. All you need is a fabulous theme and a great attitude!
The Artsy Designs
Abstracts, triangles, swirls, squares and circles – are now trending for modern wedding cards. It screams bold and hipster, yet can be given an elegant twist if printed on the right type of paper.
Elegant and unique embellishments are making a huge comeback this year. The subtle tones are perfect for fall or winter weddings and never seem to go out of style with its classic look.
The Chic and Rustic
For those who adore the rustic theme, there are plenty of crafty ideas to play around with. From wooden tags to lace patterns, you will be spoilt for choice!
Inserting Your Photos
There will be more than just smiles to share with the good old photo invitations. The only flaw is that you won’t be able to decide on a photo quickly. It’s not as easy as you think!
Somewhat similar to chic and rustic, but with more of a nature element with a dash of greenery added to the invitations.
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.