Planning a wedding has been every girl’s dream. It’s no secret that brides love planning every single detail to perfect their special day. From hosting an elegant traditional wedding to a modern day wedding, every bride and wedding planner needs to ensure the final product meets all their expectations.
A wedding invitation is one of the little details, which play a bigger role in a wedding. Deciding on the type of invitation can seem a little challenging at the beginning, but with a little planning and guidance, you can create your very own elegant invitation.
Our experts have drawn together a few simple steps to guide you towards creating an elegant wedding invitation.
Work on a budget and stick to it
Setting up a budget at the beginning is very important – so that you do not spend unnecessarily.
What you really need is the perfect wedding invitation, you can afford. Plan how many guests you will be inviting and work out a budget, including the cost for embellishments and printing.
Choose a design to suit your theme
Sending out the perfect wedding invitation is essential!
The invitations are the first impression your guests will receive about the wedding, so we recommend you take your time to perfect the look you have in mind.
Draw inspiration from blogs, websites, and bridal magazines, that specialize in elegant designs for modern day brides. We recommend a plain background such as ivory or white, to work with the classic, elegant theme. It is always best to order samples of invitation paper to have a look and feel of the texture of the paper before you finalize the design.
Once you select the right paper (plain, shimmer. Metallic or emboss), you have a great chance to play around with card shapes, pocket inserts, and embellishments to add on to your design.
Once you have selected the right paper, type of card, based on your budget to suit your theme, the next step is to plan out the information that needs to be included in the wedding invitation.
We recommend flat or folded cards for elegant style wedding invitations, so that it looks chic and simple with classic embellishments to suit your theme. Ribbons or simple buckles across the invitations look classy and suits almost any theme and décor.
When adding embellishments onto your wedding invitations, do not forget to use a type of glue that dries off quickly, and is clear when dry.
Enjoy getting crafty!
You will need to set aside a few hours or even days, to work on your wedding invitations.
Round up all your creative friends and then get started on your wonderful project (not before everyone samples the wedding wine of course!).
Do not forget to set dates that include a holiday or a two along with the weekend, so you can catch a break with your project members.
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.
Inspiration can come in all sizes and shapes, not to mention textures. It often brings a pleasant aesthetic appeal to the item it’s represented on such as wedding invitations, bridal wear and even decorative items for the wedding ceremony and reception.
Texture is defined in two ways; “the feel or shape of a surface or substance; the smoothness, roughness, softness, etc. of something” and also “the quality given to a work of art by the composition and interaction of its parts“. While the former definition is literal, the latter is figurative.
Nevertheless whichever you pick, there are ways in which you can be inspired but texture to create a beautiful wedding theme and also create the first preview of it being the DIY wedding invitations. Whether you’re looking to nature or man-made inspirations, with creativity and the right materials and tools, you can get a look that’s memorable that also resonates your interpretation of the inspired look.
What if your inspiration was from white feathers, what would your wedding day look like? Will your wedding invitations have actual feathers as an embellishment or will it feature feather textured specialty paper? What will the wedding dress be? What about the wedding cake? We have put together this wedding inspiration board featuring DIY Invitations products such as the wedding paper, printable templates and Hardcover wedding invites and other embellishments you can use too.
How about pink coral as your inspiration? Unfortunately or fortunately, you can’t use pink corals unless they are cosmetic, however you can be inspired to use items that mimic or interpret it. It all depends on your interpretation. We’ve put together a DIY wedding inspiration board that included the thermography specialty paper in a pink coral hue with a slight sheen that mimics the rays of the sun reflecting in the reef.
There are many types of wedding specialty paper to choose from for you to use for your DIY wedding invitations, accessories and stationery. Whether it’s for the ceremony and reception as well as thank you cards that will be sent to the wedding guests to thank them for their presence at the wedding as well as say thanks for their thoughtful gifts too. It’s always good etiquette to do so, gift or no gift. With a selection of such wedding paper types that range from embossed, flocked, metallic, glittered, screen printed and thermography paper, you are able to create different looks as samples for you to select which DIY wedding invite design looks the best and then select the best wedding invitation for the template for your DIY stationery.
Thinking up ideas and unique ways to make sure your wedding completely awes your guests can be somewhat trifling. However, if you have decided that you want a handmade wedding; a few choice DIY embellishments can really help with making your wedding theme unified and affordable.
The DIY Invitations Australia team has put together some ideas on how you can use the likes of embellished accessories to add a unique look to your wedding starting with the embellishment item. This DIY embellishment item will be the feature that ties in the entire unique wedding theme by previewing it with the DIY wedding invitations, and continuing the look through to the wedding stationery and bonbonniere and also the various wedding elements on the day itself.
For your choice of wedding embellishment you might want to buy a faux pearl and crystal diamante cluster brooch. How would you go about styling and accessorising your wedding invitations, stationery and other items? We’ve put out some ideas for your DIY embellished wedding inspiration!
DIY Embellished Wedding Invitations
You might find the likes of embellishment such as the cluster really beautiful additions to your wedding invites. Imagine a Hardcover wedding invite card, maybe even a layered design with a satin sash wrapped around the front of the invite card cover, with a square layer atop the centre and then crowned with this beautiful brooch embellishment. Isn’t that a beauty? You can even use the lace wedding invitation trims that can be used as layers and then accessorised with one or several embellished items such as rhinestones or even clear or pearl beads.
DIY Wedding Stationery and Bonbonnieres
Taking direction from the embellished wedding invites, you can easily continue the theme onto the wedding stationery to be used on the wedding day. If you have created a beautiful faux flower with a brooch embellishment in the centre as the focal element of the invitation for the wedding, you can make the same flower accessory for your DIY wedding bonbonnieres!
Embellished Wedding Accessories
The same embellished flower made out of fabric such as satin with the edge withered with the help of a flame where the many layers is pinned together with the brooch, you can carry on the theme from the invite cards, to the wedding stationery and DIY bonbonnieres to the likes of the wedding dress belt accessory, shoe clips, hair barrette and even as a wedding cake decoration.
There are many ways in which you can use the simplest of things to make something beautiful with the help of the right accessory and a little creativity and craft. Find the perfect DIY embellishments for your handmade wedding!
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!