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!
Weddings are beautiful affairs, and it takes careful planning to make it so, from the wedding attire to the invitations, decor and much more. When you’re opting for a handmade wedding, items such as DIY wedding invitations and stationery, the details that goes into the decorations, and even food and beverages plays a big role. You might want to stay on top things, while still being trendy and sophisticated. One such trend would be to use metallic and pearlescent accents in the right amounts with your wedding design, starting with the wedding invitations and taking cues for the theme from it.
The best way to add some glitz and glamour into your wedding would be to start off by using wedding invitations designed and created with pearlescent paper. What this essentially involves is that the paper or card stock being used for your DIY wedding invitations has a slight sheen to accompany your colour choices. At DIY Invitations, the following are some of the paper/card stock available to you to create your masterpiece wedding invitations with an elegant and sophisticated look.
- The Shimmer Collection
- Champagne Shimmer
- Silver Shimmer
- Ivory Shimmer
- The StarDream Collection
- StarDream Opal
- StarDream Quartz
- StarDream Crystal
- StarDream Silver
- The Sparkle Collection
These paper and card stock to be used for DIY wedding invitations and stationery are available as flat cards and inserts, folded wedding invites, pre-cut cards with and without layers, die-cut shapes as well as pre-cut wedding stationery accessories such as place cards and so on, in order for you to carry on the theme of class and finesse through the wedding stationery.
When it comes to adding accents, it’s a great idea to use some sparkle and glitz with the likes of metallic accessories. Anything that shimmers will do, from paper to cloth and even faux jewellery to gilded accessorises such as feathers and seashells, silver, gold or bronze ribbons and lace, embellishments such as sequins & rhinestones, metallic paint & dust, and more. You can use these accessories to add to the look you are striving for with your DIY wedding invitations and accessories.
Using Foil with DIY Invitations & Stationery
Another way to add a touch of shimmer to your DIY wedding invitation would be with using foil, whether as an accessory or embellishment, or even with foil printing put up to the task of creating a sophisticated look. You can even opt to keep your DIY invitations crisp and opt for foil envelopes, or vice versa.
If you can’t wait to put your creativity to use when planning your next big event, then why not start out with DIY invitations and stationery and create beautiful works of art on the likes of the invitations, gift boxes and bags and so much more, starting from the base all the way up to adding accents to make your DIY invitations and stationery creations pop!
Kick-Start Your Vision
First of foremost, apart from the materials, you will need a vision or a design draft (which would be a good idea to have before you make your purchases for materials, unless you plan on making samples first and figuring out the winner). A sketch draft of the design and a list of things you need would be a good place to start, and not forgetting the DIY invitations paper or card stock.
Get Your Materials in Order
There are many ways in which you can start on your creations, but you will need the fundamentals or basics, such as paper or card stock depending on the vision you have. Whether you purchase plain old paper, or opt for the fancy variety of textured or pearlescent paper or card, you cannot go wrong, because it’s your vision of creativity coming alive as you embark on making your DIY invitations and accessories a reality. Once you have this ready, why not make a few samples in various styles/forms and judge them for yourself or with family and close friends to decide which one is the best one for your event. Your DIY invitations should have a theme, depending on your requirement; it could be anything from a wedding, engagement, religious function, birthday, graduation and the list goes on and on.
Styling the Fold
Once you’ve got materials for your DIY invitations, start adding design elements to it, like folding it to make it the style you want and find an easy way to get it done in as less time as possible. You may have free-standing, bi-folded, tri-folded, vertically or horizontally aligned cards, or even the ones of the pocket invitations variety.
You need to also figure out what you want written in your invitations, whether you want to write it in yourself, hire a calligrapher or run it through a printer. Figure this part out, because if you are opting to print it, you will need the proper dimensions to enter into your printer so the layout and alignment comes out properly. Make sure you do a few samples on normal paper before you print them in batches.
Adding the Final Accents
Once you’ve sorted out the invitation wording, the final step would be to add those personal touches with DIY accents that you feel would go well with the theme. Some trendy suggestions would include the likes of adding ruffles using fabric or textile accessories such as fabric pompom balls and lace trim, cutting out shapes such as hearts and flowers out of the card/paper itself for a 3D pop-up effect, stitching on various appliqués with the thread work on display, using tissues and papier-mâché techniques. These are few ways in which you can take your DIY invitation creations to the next level.