Every girl envisions her wedding day, it may be a passing thought, a what-if scenario or a detailed laid out plan for the biggest day of her life. You may want specific things and at some point you may have looked at a few options and thought “this is what I want, this is my style”. Like so, when you are about to design your wedding invitations, you probably have an idea, a vision or even a wedding inspiration you can start with.
There are many ways you can design your wedding invitations, starting with what the shape and overall style will be, that is, how it folds or whether you prefer to have flat and/or stacked invitations and accessories. Stacked invitations work with both flat cards and folded invites with pocket flaps. The flat stacked invitation cards (the wedding invitations, reply card, directions & accommodation card, wishing well & gift registry card) are usually held together with a belly band or even a ribbon accessory before being inserted into the envelope. In the case of a folded pocket invite, the flap can neatly secure the invitations in a stacked style with each card place on top of each other in a step manner where the sizing is different so the name of each accessory card is prominent). You can decide and design whichever wedding invitation accessories you need by consulting with your designated wedding invitation designer.
A good place to start for inspiration on sizing would be with the pre-cut invitation templates that can be easily fed into your own home printers so you can print your very own invitations that you’ve designed with a personalised wedding invitation wording. As you have chosen DIY wedding invitations, you can also look at the sample printable templates that are available in the product catalogue and choose the ones you like, edit and personalise the saying/wording, and then proceed to print them out. With DIY Invitations Australia, what you need to do is first download the InDesign and Microsoft Word template onto your local computer, design your wedding invitations, convert them into PDFs and place your order online via the DIY Wedding Invitations system. During this process, you’ll be able to add your own designs such as borders, flourishes, patterns and monograms/motifs too.
Don’t forget to search for complementing wedding stationery items you may need for your DIY wedding, such as menus, seating charts, place cards, table numbers, bomboniere boxes and labels, thank you cards and more. You can easily download templates and order them too. It’s easy as that.
You’ve decided to be a DIY bride – congratulations! It will definitely be an exciting journey of discovery and fun. You’ll need supplies of course, and a committee of helpers (if you can rouse them up), and not to mention a vision. The first order of business would be with the likes of your DIY wedding invitations, Sometimes, the save the date cards are the first to be sent where brides prefer to send an image from the engagement shoot to announce their upcoming nuptials, which is pretty great DIY option too (as it ends up being a keepsake for your guests).
Regardless of whether you are sending photographic save the dates, DIY wedding invitations and their accessories, you can still tie the two together with a design element, such as with illustrations or doodle art, using pens in contrasting ink. a great and unique twist to the look you are going for, because it’s something different yet cohesive is to be able to use some form of design element which runs through the entire stationery suite. If you can get your hand on white ink pens for the photographic save the dates and a contrasting colour such as black for the DIY wedding invitations and include the same doodle/illustration element, or if you are using white or a light colour as a backdrop to your text and other design elements, these can definitely allow the theme to flow from one DIY wedding stationery item to another.
Doodle art and illustrations are fun to do when they are meaningful and quirky, especially if it goes well with the couples personalities. Quirky wedding invitations will definitely be memorable to your invitees, and they are such great keepsakes. You can use this style for your DIY wedding invitations in so many ways. Let’s find out how.
First up, you have yourself either a plain DIY wedding invitation kit or a printable wedding invitation template (that comes with your desired invitation wording already printed). Some templates come with the names of the couple and the wedding date printed on the front, either right, left or centrally aligned. In such cases, you can easily work around the text as a border if it’s centrally aligned or if it’s either right or left aligned. Even add another piece of illustration to complement the border design too.
If you simply want to keep it simple, then you can and just have a doodle art or illustration as a focal design in your DIY wedding invitation. It can be anything you set your mind to. You could even have 3 or even 5 styles drawn up, and interchange them to feature in various DIY wedding invitations on rotation. You need to make sure that each of these doodles can easily be recognised and are cohesive to your illustrated theme.
If you are planning on using photography, opt for a high-contrast ink colour, such as a white Sharpie pen, and overlay your design on top. It’ll be a lovely way to further personalise your photographic DIY wedding invitation/stationery. For those who are more adventurous, you could feature an all-over design or pattern, so something mixed with typography, illustrations of the bride and groom, speech balloons and more.