When it comes to creating something beautiful from various forms of inspiration for a DIY wedding, there are many avenues you can take to execute them. This is very true in the case of DIY wedding invitations. All you initially need would be the card or paper stock, or even DIY wedding invitation kits, that are available for your choosing at the likes of the reputed DIY Invitations online store. There you will see that you have a pick of various shapes, styles and types of wedding invitations card stock to choose from for your creations, in which you can add to with either the embellishments and specialty papers available to you, or even add your own touch of personality to truly make them beautiful handmade wedding invites to act as keepsakes for your guests of family and friends.
As we said before, there are many styles, shapes and layouts for you to choose from when you come to DIY Invitations to purchase your invitation kits. Depending on your vision, why not start off by purchasing a few samples to try out these great tips and tricks to add value to your DIY wedding invitations.
1. Punched and Cut-Out Accents
When it comes to adding accents, you can always use specialty paper or even card stock in a different colour to enhance the look you are going for in a non-traditional way (such as with a layered wedding invitation). With the aid of speciality equipment such as punches or a utility pen knife, you can definitely come about some interesting shapes to add to your handmade wedding invitations, and even the DIY envelope too. Come about pretty punched flowers or even a leaf design to create a beautiful tree design by applying the cut leaves of varying colours around a watercolour painted bark, and carry the same theme forward onto the envelope by using a bold colour on the envelope liner and trailing it with leaves.
2. Watercolour Ombre and Sponge Treatments
Ombre is such a fun and lovely treatment to use on paper or even in fashion. This would be ideal if the bridesmaids were to wear ombre-shaded dresses, or will have ombre hair colouring as a styling feature to tie it in. Using this technique on your DIY wedding invitations can be a wonderful addition, as it gives it character and depth. You can use a sponge with watercolours to achieve this look or even to come up with various textures based on how it’s applied. Dabbing, streaking or splotching the watercolour paint onto your invitations kits can definitely add to the look that’s already present on the paper, and if it already comes with a certain base texture, then it will only accent it more, giving you a truly unique look. Consider these tricks when you set about creating your DIY wedding invitations.
Keep yourself tuned into our blog for more great ideas, tips and tricks to use when you get your hands on the DIY wedding invitations and stationery for your special day.
If you are trying to decide between opting for ready-made wedding invitations and going down the DIY route with handmade wedding invitations, there are lots of pros and cons to make up your mind. With DIY wedding invitations, you have the advantage of presenting personalised pieces of stationery, from the wedding invites to reply cards, and other on-the-day stationery items, which you can style according to your wedding theme and vision.
Something that is trending right now would be the use of metallic accents in the design and styling of your wedding, whether it’s in the DIY invitations and decor accents, or in other elements of your special day, such as attire, bouquets and even tableware. Popular choices of metallic colours for weddings are gold, silver and copper, when paired with choice colours such as white or black, and further complimented by an accent colour such as purple, teal, navy, and pink. When you put these beautiful colours together on your DIY wedding invitations and thereafter transcend them onto other wedding elements, you know you will have a beautiful wedding day that will be the talk of everyone attending!
So, how would you go about adding metallic accents onto your DIY wedding invitations? We have a few suggestions for you! It can be used hand in hand with the paper used, the ink or print (in terms of foil printing, and appliqués and embellishments you opt to choose.
There are many options of paper that give off a beautiful sheen, such as the StarDream range of paper and card stock for your DIY invitations, or other varieties such as shimmer or sparkle. However, there is also specialty paper such as with foil printing that gives off a reflective sheen, others which are accented with embossing or flocking on paper that gives off a dull sheen, or even accented with metallic glitter. Some examples courtesy of DIY Invitations include Metallic Icon, Metallic Tiger Stripe, Embossed Pebbles in Silver, Embossed Floral in Gold, Glittered Vine Attraction in Gold, Embossed Pebbles in Bronze and Flocked Nature’s Walk in Silver.
Other ways in which you can pair metallic accents onto your DIY wedding invitations includes using foil prints or glitter accents on the invitation wording, or with appliqués and embellishments. Using foil printing or glitter for the wording and text is pretty straightforward. You can easily use the likes of trims such as ribbons and lace in gold, silver, copper or bronze to add a beautiful sash or bow to your handmade creation, or even with the likes of clusters, brooches, buckles and custom design add-ons such as a starfish design to complete the look of your DIY wedding invitation.
Adding a little bit of metallic glitz will go a long way in making your DIY wedding and invitations stand out amongst the rest. Keep these tips in mind when doing up a metallic themed DIY wedding with beautiful wedding invitations and stationery too!
Wedding planning is an exhilarating time with so much to be done and thought of. You probably want to do everything yourself, and you can, especially if you have decided to be a DIY bride! You can easily start with DIY wedding invitations and stationery, and work your magic through to decor items such as unique backdrops, cute accents and much more. These elements can take after the theme you have set in your DIY wedding invites and stationery, but firstly, you will need to work on the items you will need to craft them! Let’s find out what you can use to make your life, as a DIY bride, easier when doing up the invites and other stationery.
Your handmade wedding invitations can fall into several categories, one being where you start from scratch by purchasing the paper and card stock and use various tools and techniques to make your DIY invites come alive, or you can purchase the likes of pre-cut, folded and hard cover wedding invitations and use accessories, embellishments and layers to add to the look you have envisioned. When trying to decide on which path to take, consider the time and effort that each one will take, and whether you have the tools and equipment with you to carry it out.
With pre-cut DIY wedding invitations, you are allowed the convenience of using cards that are already cut and scored to start on your creative process, with the shape, size and fold of your preference. This way, you have full control of how your beautiful DIY invitations will come about from that point onwards. It is the same with DIY hard cover wedding invitations, where you are provided with quality invitations made out of card stock that is sturdy and luxurious, which are folded to a certain sizing, and is available with a matching envelope. Some options even come with a little pocket on the inside to carry various wedding invitation accessories such as reply cards, directions and accommodation cards and so on.
Accessories that you might need to move forward with the envisioned look might include the likes of flat cards and inserts, die-cut shapes (if you want to keep things interesting and fun), stickers, embellishments, appliqués, trims, envelopes and not to mention tools such as paper cutters, scissors, rulers, bone folders, choice of adhesive, and even the likes of scoring/embossing tools too. With right tools and materials, you can make something beautiful happen with your DIY wedding invitations!
Are you excited about your wedding day and being a DIY bride? You can add so many personal and custom items to your big day, starting with DIY wedding invitations and working your way through to the big day with wedding stationery, and much more. Your invitees and guests will be amazed and touched at the time and effort you put into making your wedding a beautiful and memorable one, with keepsake & sentimental DIY wedding elements too. With DIY Invitation’s pre-cut DIY wedding invitations and accessories, you will find that the task is easier and you will be able to give more attention to detail on the design, styling and accessorising of your DIY wedding invitations.
With DIY Invitations Pre-Cut and Scored Wedding Invitations, you get quite a range of options to choose from. These uniquely designed stationery pieces are affordable and convenient, where you can easily make your wedding theme and vision come alive with a few clicks on your mouse and then do them up in style to your own liking. Make your way through the creative process once you select which DIY invitations or stationery items you will need, purchase them and have them delivered, and lastly, add on various appliqués and embellishments to enhance its look.
The range of pre-cut and scored DIY invitations and accessories for you to choose include the likes of the following, with various dimensions to cater to your design vision. Take your pick out of these to make your dream wedding come true with custom made and personal DIY wedding invitations and stationery!
A5 Folded Card (148mm x 210mm)
Boarding Pass with Perforation (195mm x 90mm)
DL Flat Invite (97mm x 180mm | 97mm x 210mm)
DL Invitation Folded (105mm x 210mm)
DL Invite Tri-fold (97mm x 180mm)
DL Invite Z-fold (99mm x 210mm)
DL Sticker (100mm x 210mm)
Flat Card (85mm x 135mm | 95mm x 145mm | 88mm x 132mm | 90mm x 50mm | 90mm x 200mm | 95mm x 135mm | 89mm x 139mm | 85mm x 125mm | 80mm x 185mm | 90mm x 180mm | 90mm x 195mm | 139mm x 200mm | 88mm x 132mm | 137mm x 200mm)
Flat Insert (100mm x 150mm | 147mm x 210mm)
Flat Invite (122mm x 173mm | 127mm x 178mm)
Flat Menu (95mm x 260mm)
Flat Paper (148mm x 210mm)
Folded Card (105mm x 150mm | 90mm x 134mm)
Folded Invite (127mm x 178mm)
Menu – Flat Card (105mm x 270mm)
Name Band (300mm x 30mm)
Note Paper (134mm x 178mm)
Passport Cover Folded (88mm x 125mm)
Place Card Folded (95mm x 70mm | 90mm x 65mm)
Place Card Layer (90mm x 55mm)
Square Flat Card (125mm x 125mm | 145mm x 145mm | 120mm x 120mm | 70mm x 70mm | 134mm x 134mm | 75mm x 75mm | 130mm x 130mm | 124mm x 124mm | 73mm x 73mm | 93mm x 93mm | 95mm x 95mm)
Square Invitation and Pocket folded (139mm x 139mm)
Square Invitation Folded (139mm x 139mm | 134mm x 134mm | 145mm x 145mm | 140mm x 140mm)
Square Invitation Vertical Tri-fold (145mm x 145mm)
Square Invite Insert Paper (135mm x 280mm)
Square Tri-Fold (134mm x 134mm)
Stacked Flat Insert (120mm x 90mm | 120mm x 105mm)
Your wedding means making the day which you and your fiancé become one, the most memorable day yet! Therefore, when planning the big day, you might want to make it truly special, with unique wedding invitations, fabulous decorations, and ways to make your invitees gasp in awe! If you are on a budget, but your dream is not, then opting for a DIY wedding, with invitations and decor options would be the best course of action, as well as keeping an eye out for up and coming trends and great ideas and techniques to make the best of it! Today, we look at a lovely trend that has been buzzing in the wedding and DIY industry- bejewelled and floral accessories!
Not only can this trend be applied to the DIY wedding invitations, but throughout the wedding, starting with the bride’s attire, that is, her wedding dress, veil and even headpieces, thereafter the bridesmaids and flower girls, the bouquets, the decor and the list goes on. It’s important to carry the theme throughout to make it cohesive and blend well together with the colours and the style of your wedding. However, when unveiling the look, your wedding invitations and accessories will do the trick.
You may be asking yourself how you can go about creating beautiful DIY wedding invitations with bejewelled and floral accessories. It’s quite simple really! If you have put together a set of design inspirations, then that makes things easier. Once you have all your wedding information ready and prepared such as the date of the wedding and the time of the ceremony, and the reception afterwards, the wedding venues for both events, when you will require responses from your guests, directions and accommodations (if the wedding is out of town or a destination wedding), and gift registry information to accompany your wedding invitations and accessories, then the next step would be to put all this information into the relevant stationery! This will take you one step closer to making your dream wedding day a reality!
If you are getting the information printed onto the wedding invitations, reply cards, directions & accommodations cards, and wishing well/gift registry cards, then do so, or have it written by hand with a calligrapher (or anyone with beautiful handwriting), because the next step would be to accessorise your DIY wedding invitations and stationery with the bejewelled or floral theme.
If you are opting for the bejewelled theme for your DIY wedding invitations, then using the likes of embellishments such as faux jewel clusters and brooches, or using adhesive rhinestones, gemstones, cabochons or diamante would be ideal! For a floral theme, you can opt for dried flowers, plastic or paper crafted flowers, or use various other materials to come up with a creation and then accessorise your DIY wedding invitations with it. In both themes, you can draw out various designs, whether it’s a floral style and accessorise with some glitz and glamour for that sophisticated look.
When you opt to DIY, there are many ways in which you can create a beautiful and mesmerising look for your wedding, in a budget-friendly way. Get creative and make your wedding a hit!