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.
A little sparkle and dazzle is a wonderful thing, especially when you want to add that final little touch to the perfect look. When it’s your wedding day, adding a vintage brooch to your wedding attire might just be what makes the look work. It’s the very same with your DIY wedding invitations. By using embellishments such as with buckles and brooches, you can really add to the entire ensemble that will be the representation of your wedding, after all, it is the first wedding item your invitees will see with the wedding theme in mind.
When it comes to embellishments, there are many types, shapes and styles to choose from when you are creating your DIY wedding invitations. Since you have decided to be a DIY Bride, the task of making sure everything complements one another falls on you, and it’s going to be a fun and wonderful journey.
Let’s look at the styles that you can use for your big day’s unveiling, shall we?
DIY Invitations | Brooches
Vintage brooches are the rave, aren’t they? They add elegance and sophistication to anything it touches, your DIY invitations included. There are many to choose from, inspired by flowers, the sun, peacocks, and even a watermelon. Clad in faux pearls and diamante (both clear and coloured), to achieve the appeal of its inspiration and the desired vision, these brooches will be the right touch to your DIY wedding invitation design.
DIY Invitations | Buckles
A buckle and a ribbon can really set the tone in romance and chic, doesn’t it? A beautiful organza or satin ribbon and a faux diamante buckle would really enhance the look of your invite card, especially if you are thinking of a layered styling with an elegant mix of speciality paper. Consider unique ways of styling the ribbon, and the position of it against the buckle too.
DIY Invitations |Clusters
These clusters which also come with faux diamante and pearls are similar to the brooches, but come with a self adhesive back for your convenience. These can be easily affixed to your DIY wedding invitations as well as any other wedding stationery item be it the menu card, the place cards or even a bomboniere. Varying in shapes and sizes, this would also be ideal to accent your stationery theme even further, as you can couple it with a ribbon or even opt out to feature it as a standalone element.
Find the right look for your DIY wedding invitations and stationery by considering embellishments such as brooches, buckles and clusters for your wedding!
Last week, DIY Invitations brought you an instalment on Victorian Elegance and Old Hollywood Glamour. This week, the themes include a fantasy-inspired wedding with DIY wedding invitations and also décor elements and more. How you interpret your inspirations are up to you, however, what elements are trending will be what we are highlighting for your attention.
These themes are far from conventional with bursts of colour and pizzazz and special touches of flavour that says much about your personalities and how memorable you want your special day to be. When it comes to your DIY wedding invitation, it will show by means of their first impression as to what to expect or it could give little clues to have your invitees imagine the wonder of the wedding as a whole. Every wedding is different from one another and each has its wonder and magic. How you bring yours to life is by the way you carefully plan your big day, starting with the wedding invitations and stationery, of course.
If you are a fan of Alice in Wonderland, this type of wedding theme would be perfect, and the way you interpret it will be truly amazing as it will be unique. You can it style like a tea party, a garden theme or add whimsical items such as butterflies and more to make it out of this world and over the top. The use of colour and glitter and various other accessories will make this theme a truly wonderful one. With your DIY wedding invitations, what you will need to do is use those same colours, add a glitter effect whether it’s for accessorizing, border work, or even part of the appliqués with glitter glue or even sequins, and make it a beautiful work of art. Be cautious not to put it too much in terms of various items as it can become tacky – a good balance of design makes for a really wonderful outcome.
As a young girl, you would have had heard fairy-tales with beautiful endings, and so you want that for your very own wedding. With Disney inspired designs from Sleeping Beauty to Cinderella, the Beauty and the Beast and much more, you can find yourself with some beautiful inspiration taking you to greater heights for a really lovely theme. Find your inspiration and begin the creation of DIY invitation for a fairytale wedding. It can include elements from such as a single red rose, a forest wonderland and not forgetting the elegance of princess. As for other appliqués, using pearl beads, eco-friendly items and even cloth appliqués would go a long way in making your interpretation come alive.
Every bride wants a perfect wedding, and her groom wants only the best for her. However, weddings can be expensive, but that does not always mean that you have to give up your dream wedding. There are ways in which you can go with the same vision, with the likes of DIY wedding invitations. You have various options, and in this edition of DIY Wedding Invitations, we are going to focus on how and with what you can accomplish this.
There are two ways in which you can save money when opting for DIY wedding invitations, buy paper from scratch or buy DIY wedding invitation bundles for your to customise. The choice of buying paper sometimes is considered the cheaper alternative, in terms of money spent, however in terms of effort and time on your part, and possible your friends and family it can take a toll. Besides, you need to purchase more items to achieve a professional look, such as box cutters or even paper cutter (guillotine), to paper folders, cutting mats, and creasing equipment, which is available at stationery stores. This could add to more money being spent if you do not have these lying around the house or have the ability to borrow them from friends and family.
The ideal alternative would be to shop around at wedding invitations stores that offer DIY wedding invitations kits in varying colours, shapes, styles, and paper quality. In terms of paper, you have options from the standard paper, to the paper with the sheen and also recycled paper. From there you have options of colours that vary from white and black being the traditional choices to ivory, gold, silver, pink, red, purple, blue, yellow, green, orange, brown, and neutral tones. Certain invitation kits come in the pocket variety, tri-folds and no-folds, so if you have a vision in your mind with these styles, there is nothing holding you back.
Since the base of the DIY wedding invitation is sorted, which essentially is the paper, the quality of the paper, the shape and fold and not forgetting the envelopes, the next move is to look into accessorising the DIY wedding invite. The options are many, and if you start with embellishments, they are a dozen and more. From gems & sequins, to paper miniature banners with a personalised handwritten wording, to rhinestones, miniature items like bells, hearts and rings, crystal or diamante buckles ad adhesive gems, feathers, skeleton leaves, to ribbon bows made out of satin and organza to miniature bows, strands of pearls and lace accents are just a handful of your choices. Apart from this you also can opt for die cut paper shapes such as brides and grooms, hearts and the likes, while stickers include peel-off embossed stickers with writing, and well as seals.
With such options, you can easily accessorise your DIY wedding invitations from the get-go, no matter where you start or which option you take.
Glamorous events do not come by every day, and a wedding is definitely one worth adding some sparkle into your lives. Sometimes, planning for a glamorous wedding, one of out your wedding scrapbook that you have had since your teenage days might cause a slight dent in your wallet. Therefore, here at DIY Invitations, we have some options for you on how to DIY your wedding invitations as well as add some of that shimmer and sparkle for a fraction of the cost.
So, how can you save with your DIY wedding invitations? Well, that is easy. First, you browse for the base materials and purchase them. Find a wedding invitations retailer that also offers you DIY invitations kits and find the colours and sizing that you wish for your vision and purchase them in the quantity you wish. It is always best to get a few extra, at least 10%-20% of the total guest list, in case you need to redo some invites or need to invite a few more people, in case you missed them.
Once you have figured out the colours, the size and the type of DIY invitation base paper, you will need to think about how you are going to decorate the bare space available. Some couples opt to use decorative paper, which adds some shimmer and then some embellishments such as diamante-embellished buckles, floral accents, ribbons and lace. The use of decorative paper is a popular option, where you acquire designs of filigree, toile, baroque, floral, damask or a design of your choosing which you can have printed. There is also the option of having treatments applied to them or purchasing decorative paper that have treatments such as embossing, engraving or foil printing done to them. Either way, the use of decorative paper also depends on the layout you have in mind and finding a balance in the style, design and layout. Having decided on all that, you might want to add some final additions to your design. Be it with some glitter, a ribbon, a buckle, diamantes or even a floral accent, you can add those to your DIY wedding invitations design.
If you are wondering where the invitation wording comes into this equation, there are two ways you can go about it. The first option would be to hand it over to the invitations company that is supplying you the DIY invitation kits. DreamDay Invitations offers this solution, where you can add your entire guest list, and customise your wedding invitation wording along with it, and they will print it and deliver it to your doorstep. If not, there is the option of calligraphy, either acquiring a toolkit or hiring a calligrapher. Use embellishments to add a finishing touch to your DIY wedding invitations and add a little glitz to your wedding.