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.
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!
Many of us have a creative streak, and enjoy experimenting with design, starting with doodles and drafts and then moving onto actually carrying them out with the help of arts and crafts. When you are planning an event, the very same applies, where you decide on a theme and look, and if you are planning on doing most of the work yourself, then you even start designing DIY invitations to match the design theme that you have picked out.
This year, there are several delightful trends that have popped up which can definitely help you when you take to event planning, and in the stride, also designing the likes of DIY invitations and stationery, gift boxes and bags for favours, gifts and so forth. These include the likes of popular colour choices, styling and design, use of embellishments or treatments, and not forgetting colour palettes. Let’s look at some designs that you can definitely use on your DIY event items.
Popular Colour Choices for 2013
When it comes to colour there are some that stand out, and are in trend. This is usually determined by the fashion industry in partnership with Pantone. This year, the following colours have been chosen as the ones in trend, and can be used individually or can even be complemented with other colours.
- Dusk Blue
- Tender Shoots
- Grayed Jade
- Lemon Zest
- African Violet
- Monaco Blue
- Poppy Red
- Mykonos Blue
- Linden Green
- Deep Lichen Green
The above colour choices range from colours that are related to spring which are bright and colourful as well as to fall, that are darker and earthy. According to the season of the year, you can use these colours when doing up your DIY invitations, boxes and gift bags to match the theme of your event design.
Styling and Design
You may have your very own style that you are comfortable with, but if you are to be trendy, one style trend that is to go down ‘Chic and Elegant’, which essentially focused on soft touches, lace, intricate designs and flourishes complimented by soothing tones and colour pairing. You can utilise soft floral decals to patterns that are easy on the eyes. Lace DIY invitations are definitely quite intricate and gaining popularity for their intricateness, especially when trying to match the bride’s wedding dress.
Embellishments & Treatments
We all like to add a touch of glitz in our lives, and when you are planning a special event; you might want it to stand out than just another average day-to-day shindig, right? Why not add some treatments or embellishments to your DIY invitations, other stationery and accessories. Go with glitter appliqués or even metallic paper or foil printing for that effect. Choose from colour choices such as gold, silver, and champagne, bronze, copper and more to get the finish you are looking whilst still sticking to the theme and style you envisioned.
Soft Colour Palette, Shades and Hues
Apart from the trending colours in itself, you need to consider colour palettes to choose from that are ready made, where you are not required to pair up and decide whether they actually look good. One such colour palette that is trending would be pastel or sorbet shades of colour that are soothing on the eyes and are muted enough to be romantic and delightfully pleasing. Choose from muted colours such as zesty yellows, blush pinks, sandy taupe, ashen mint, soft peach, and even pastel aqua to bring some magic into your event, with DIY invitations and complement the rest of the event’s accessories such as gift boxes, bombonnieres, and more with it too.