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!
As you plan for your wedding or any special occasion you’re having, you look for ways to make your wedding guests feel loved and thought of. Gifts are such a nice way of doing this, and gift boxes make it easy and convenient to do where not much preparation is needed, especially if you’re getting DIY gift boxes. We’ve compiled a list of the best DIY gift boxes and gift bags available to you, brought to you by the DIY Invitations online shop based in Australia.
Boxes for Weddings
You may find that boxes are very useful when you want an elegant and crisp wedding. Here are some instances.
Requests to be in the Bridal Party
Your uses for gift boxes may start off with when you ask your bridesmaids/groomsmen to be part of your wedding and take up respective duties. Along with a “Will you be my Maid of Honour/Bridesmaid?” or “Will you be my Best Man/Groosman?” you can send along gifts that are appropriate. These can include a set of toiletries for either gender along with personalised cards so that they may keep them as mementoes.
Wedding Invitation Boxes
Another way to include DIY gift boxes into your special day is by enclosing your wedding invitations snugly inside DIY wedding invitation boxes. You can even include potpourri or confetti; cover the invite card in tissue or anything that relates to your wedding theme. Finish it off with a ribbon wrap and present it to your wedding invitees.
Wedding Bomboniere Boxes
Wedding favours or bombonieres as they are often called are ways in which the newlyweds can give thanks in the form of a gift. Whatever your gift of choice may be, whether in the form of sugar almonds, Ferrero Rocher chocolates to champagne flutes, personalised magnets, mugs and more, they can all be fitted into the many gift box options available that range from pillow boxes, trinket boxes and cube boxes that are either made out of card stock or clear PVC for your aesthetic designs, and decorative and/or wrapping options.
Special Occasions Gifting and Boxes
When it comes to special occasions, you may need boxes to hold the gifts for the recipient(s). Depending on the size and what it may hold, you are given a large range of options to choose from, and they are all available as flatpacks so you can easily put it together. Here are the gift boxes available. We’ve also provided in the gift bag options too.
- Small boxes
- Trinket boxes
- Mug boxes
- Book boxes
- Crystal boxes
- Lingerie boxes
- Wine boxes
- Gown boxes
- A5 gift bags (vertical/horizontal)
- A4 gift bags (vertical/horizontal)
- A3 gift bags (vertical/horizontal)
- Bottle bags
DIY bomboniere boxes are a great way to add a splash of personality to your wedding and save money! While bombonieres are typically small tokens that a couple give wedding guests to show their appreciation and affection, bombonieres and the box it’s displayed in come in a variety of styles and designs to suit different price ranges.
Different Types of DIY Bomboniere Boxes
A traditional favourite that’s still extremely popular, standard cubed DIY bomboniere boxes come in a plethora of sizes to fit a selection of different gifts. Including a separate lid that either lifts off entirely or just flips open, these two-piece boxes are usually available in white cardstock which makes a great canvas for your DIY design elements or in clear PVC if you prefer to let your guests see what’s inside immediately.
While the standard shape is popular, there are other types of DIY bomboniere boxes that have been crafted to suit unique wedding styles. Pillow bomboniere boxes are a cute way to package something light like a scarf or personalised candy and have openings at both ends that need to be squeezed gently to reveal the favour inside. Unique DIY box designs resembling take-out boxes in heavy cardstock have also become trendy in the wedding circuit and are used to package anything from fortune cookies to jars of homemade jam.
When adding embellishments and decorating your DIY bomboniere boxes keep your wedding theme in mind for a streamlined look that’s simple without being overcrowded. Experiment with unusual design elements like leaves for an autumn wedding or exquisite embellishments such as brooches, starfish clusters, buckles, buttons, sequins, glitter and pearls that suit a variety of wedding themes. Fabric swatches, lace bands and ribbons are fabulous elements to weave into your DIY design concept for an exquisite touch of elegance!
Visit your local craft shop or check out an online DIY wedding invitation supplier for some great add ons that will transform your DIY bomboniere box into a classy keepsake
DIY Bomboniere Ideas
While personalised chocolate bars and sugared almonds are popular alternatives, they’re quite boring and standard! Give your guests something personal that’s more likely to be treasured than popped into the bin such as the dry ingredients for two cookies in a bomboniere box accompanied with a handwritten copy of your all time favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe or any other family recipe.
A bomboniere buffet is a trendy option that lets you cut costs by displaying both cost-friendly items with a few lavish options that guests can help themselves to before leaving the wedding.
What’s one thing that you need for invitations & stationery and fundamental for the look you are striving for? That’s right, paper! You need something to be your starting point, and the right paper can set you on the right path. The very same applies when it comes to DIY invitations and stationery, because let’s face it, if you don’t have paper, there’s really not a lot for you to use when you are working on a traditional medium or base. You could use the likes of clear Perspex and other such materials but you do need to consider things like the cost factors of printing on such materials and therefore, paper stock would be the best option for your creativity and handiwork.
You get the option of choosing between card stock and paper stock at DIY Invitations. Card stock includes board for your invitations that are hardy as they weigh over 150gsm, whilst paper stock is less rigid and weighs under 150gsm. Let’s look at the options of card and paper stock made available for your choosing when you create beautiful handmade invitations for your special events.
Paper Stock for DIY Invitations (Under 150gsm)
Some of the paper stock options for DIY invitations depend on the sizing, texture and quality, as well as the weight of the paper too. The range of StarDream and Shimmer paper offers a pearlescent quality and is manufactured in Italy, whilst the Textured Linen paper range has a subtle linen texture that sets it apart. Here are some options from the range made available to you for use when doing up your own handmade invitations.
- A4 Champagne Shimmer 125gsm Paper
- A4 Textured White Linen 104gsm Paper
- A4 Ivory Shimmer 125gsm Paper
- A4 StarDream Quartz 120gsm Paper
- A4 White Shimmer 125gsm Paper
- A4 Silver Shimmer 125gsm Paper
- A4 StarDream Opal 120gsm Paper
- A4 StarDream Silver 120gsm Paper
- A4 StarDream Crystal 120gsm Paper
Card Stock for DIY Invitations (Over 150gsm)
Card stock is classified as a board as opposed to paper due to its thick and rigid nature, and allows for a sturdy finish. The StarDream, Shimmer and Sparkle range of quality card stock/board is pearlescent in nature and reliable due to its added strength in terms of gsm. The following are options made available to you at DIY Invitations to create beautiful handmade invitations, stationery and other creations.
- A4 StarDream Opal 285gsm Board
- A4 White Sparkle 250gsm Board
- A4 StarDream Quartz 285gsm Board
- A4 Champagne Shimmer 300gsm Board
- A4 Ivory Shimmer 300gsm Board
- A4 StarDream Crystal 285gsm Board
- A4 StarDream Silver 285gsm Board
- A4 White Shimmer 300gsm Board
- A4 Silver Shimmer 300gsm Board
- A4 StarDream Crystal 240gsm Board
Consider these options as you draft and plan the look and feel of your DIY invitations whether it’s for a wedding or any other special event in your life.
Last week, we introduced Bomboniere Boxes and what is in store for you, as well as the new trends. This week, we will be looking at what DIY Invitations can do for you in terms of some of the products on offer for your milestone and special event gifts and favours. Discover the different types of bomboniere boxes available for your selection, ranging from quality paper products to delightful plastic Perspex creations, that you can easily DIY in the comfort of your home.
Paper Bomboniere Boxes
Paper Cube Box Styles are made of quality gloss paper that comes in one piece with a quick lock setting and auto lock base for easy DIY assembly, and sold in packs of 10.
• 120mm Cube Bomboniere Box Auto-Lock Base (120mm x 120mm x 120mm)
• 80mm Cube Bomboniere Box (80mm x 80mm x 80mm)
• 70mm Cube Bomboniere Box (70mm x 70mm x 70mm)
• 60mm Cube Bomboniere Box (60mm x 60mm x 60mm)
• 50mm Cube Bomboniere Box (50mm x 50mm x 50mm)
• 40mm Cube Bomboniere Box (40mm x 40mm x 40mm)
Trinket Bomboniere Box Styles are made of quality paper available in gold, silver and white, and is a two piece set, with a lid and base. They are sold in packs of 10 with folding and assembly instructions, and has a measurement of 80mm x 80mm x 48mm.
Noodle Box Styles have tapered sides made out of quality cardboard with a metal handle, being sold in sleeves of 50.
• 16oz Cardboard Noodle Box Bomboniere (70mm x 55mm x 85mm)
• 8oz Cardboard Noodle Box Bomboniere (60mm x 45mm x 85mm)
Plastic Bomboniere Boxes
Plastic Cube Box Styles are made of 0.6mm quality clear Perspex that comes in one piece for easy DIY folding, and sold in packs of 10.
• PVC/Perspex 100mm Cube Style (100mm x 100mm x 100mm)
• PVC/Perspex 90mm Cube Style (90mm x 90mm x 90mm)
• PVC/Perspex 80mm Cube Style (80mm x 80mm x 80mm)
• PVC/Perspex 70mm Cube Style (70mm x 70mm x 70mm)
• PVC/Perspex 60mm Cube Style (60mm x 60mm x 60mm)
• PVC/Perspex 50mm Cube Style (50mm x 50mm x 50mm)
• Grande Clear PVC/Perspex Bomboniere Box (100mm x 100mm x 120mm)
Noodle Box Styles have tapered sides made out of clear PCV/Perspex with a plastic handle, being sold in sleeves of 50.
• 16oz Plastic Noodle Box Bomboniere (70mm x 55mm x 85mm)
• 8oz Plastic Noodle Box Bomboniere (60mm x 45mm x 85mm)
Pillow Pack Box Styles are made of 0.6mm quality clear Perspex that comes in one piece for easy DIY assembly, and sold in packs of 10.
• Midi Pillow Pack Bomboniere (70mm x 50mm x 25mm)
• Petite Pillow Pack Bomboniere (45mm x 45mm x 15mm)
Try out these wonderful bomboniere boxes for your special events and make it a hit with some DIY and personal touches.