It’s always polite to say thank you. When it comes to weddings, a custom is to present the guests with a little favour a bomboniere packaged in a lovely box. As it is considered part of the wedding stationery, if you are opting for DIY wedding invitations, you should also know about the various types of bomboniere boxes made available to your choosing.
What is a Bomboniere?
You might be wondering what this strange word is. It’s Italian for ‘favours’ and are gifts bestowed on guests for attending a special occasion. In most parts of the world, it’s commonly known as a favour or a thank you gift, and they traditionally include the likes of Confetti (which are Jordan almonds) where as custom goes five sugared almonds are included to signify long life, fertility, wealth, health and happiness and they are included in tulle bags and given to the invited guests. However, times are changing and now these favours come in bomboniere boxes styled in various ways and match the wedding theme you have chosen.
Bomboniere Boxes and Styles
What you can do for your wedding in terms of the appearance of your bomboniere boxes depends on the look that you are striving for with your wedding invitation and stationery. If you are opting for a DIY look, you could get the bomboniere boxes sent over when you order your DIY wedding invitation and other stationery. The choices are different and trendy and will definitely make your life easier.
There are various bomboniere box styles available to you that are trendy but also ones that are traditional and functional. From the likes of noodle boxes whether its made out of paper or plastic, PVC and paper cube boxes, paper or PVC pillow pack boxes, to paper trinket boxes, you can pick out the ones that fit your wedding theme the best. You can order them to be delivered to your doorstep, without causing any hassle for you and ensure that it blends in well with your wedding invitations and stationery by customising it with the same accessories you were going to use for the DIY invites. These can include ribbons, embellishments such as pearl buttons, or even feathers and more.
Sometimes adding a thank you note or tag to the bomboniere box with a personal note would a nice touch as well, and can be done at your discretion. Check out the lovely selection of bomboniere boxes DIY Invitations has to offer and order yours today.
You are probably racking your brain trying to figure out what you can do that is unique but will still hold true to the vision that you wanted for your big day to make sure that you are a DIY bride. With DIY wedding invitations, there are many ways in which you can go about it, be it with the raw materials you use, to how you go about doing them up with techniques and coming up with new ways for a wow-effect. There are some great trends out there, and in this edition of DIY Invitation, we are suggesting a few ways to spruce up your creations.
If you were opting for a floral themed wedding, the common norm would be to opt for photographic or even illustrated flowers on your wedding invites and stationery. Nevertheless, there is another lovely and more personalised way you can DIY your wedding invite and that would be using pressed flowers of your choosing and including them strategically with the layout design and invitation wording.
Another great way to go about making a personal wedding invitation is to tell a story. Nowadays, once you have purchased the necessary amount of DIY wedding invitations and stationery kits plus some as a buffer stock just in case, you can illustrate or even use typography for a great story. This would a spectacular way to share your love and your history with your invitees.
Pocket wedding invitations are great, especially if you are sending across more than just the wedding invitation. You can style and design your DIY wedding pocket invitations, starting with the way they open up, the alignment and how the sleeves are positioned in various ways. Then there are the ways in which you can accessorise it, from individual ribbons to those paired up with buckles and more embellishments.
Another great way to liven up your blank DIY wedding invitation kits would be with the likes of stamps, drawings, and illustrations. There are many styles out there that you can opt for, which include the likes of iconography, monograms and custom stamps to feature the likes of your portrait silhouettes, minimalistic illustrations with solid backdrops, dramatic patterns using contrasting colours, blush accents for a sleek and refined ethereal look, and even kitsch chic with colourful pattern and folk art illustrations. All these styles are great ways in which you can create a great impression. There is one more option, which is known as dual designs, where you instil a lovely and contrasting pattern on the back of the invitation and bring it forward cohesively to create a lovely flowing design.
With suggestions such as these, you will have a beautiful DIY wedding invitation in no time. Try out a few samples and see which of these options are the best suited for your big day.
A Save the Date card, or ‘STD’ as it is known in the wedding planning world, is an ideal way of letting your family and friends know that there is a wedding a foot and that you would love them to join you on your special day, and of course to reserve the day for merriment and joy. There are many ways in which you can convey this message, and important when it comes to etiquette.
The thing about Save the Date cards is that if you are opting to use them, then it will be the first item of wedding stationery the guests will receive. If you want to create an impression, then you may need to put some thought into the design, especially if you want the wedding invitations to follow suit. However, some brides and grooms opt to have their Save the Date cards stand out from the rest of the wedding stationery, and then opt to use folded cards, to postcards and magnet cards to act as reminders, some couples even send out bookmarks that are customised to their wedding theme. Let us find out more on Save the Date cards, how you can DIY them and much more.
The main reason why one should have a Save the Date card would be for two main reasons, one being the fact that they are hosting a destination wedding or that their wedding falls on a holiday season. If you want your friends and family to attend your special day, then you need to give them prior notice so that they make the necessary arrangements to be there to share the joy. When it comes to sending out your Save the Date cards, eight months would be considered polite, giving them time to take care of financial considerations and other such things.
When it comes to a DIY Save the Date, then you can take on much more. You could opt to use a word processor and do them yourself by selecting clip-art and putting together the save the date wording, which would usually include the names of the bride and groom, the date of the special day and of course the location. You could opt to illustrate it too, or even use fun typography. If you really want to keep it personal, then opt to have your DIY save the date as a photograph with no text whatsoever, and only featuring the wedding date and your name in banners in the photograph itself.
A wedding invitation is a number of things, but mostly, it represents the joyous union between the bride and the groom to be. For them, it is important how their first entree into the matrimony is presented. Your wedding invitations need to be well thought out, especially when you are opting for DIY wedding invitations. We have compiled some advice and well as tips to ensure that your vision comes to life. Everyone knows that words make the difference, so we are going to focus on how you convey your message in a beautiful way, which is perfect for your personalities.
The Basis of the Visual and Design Concept
It is always important to have a vision or even a visual or design concept for your wedding invitations. Sometimes, some of us opt to sketch it out before you go about looking for the one that best matches it, or we have them handmade, or we make them ourselves, the point of a DIY wedding invitations itself. Keep in mind that when deciding on the font for your wedding invites, that there are some predefined preferences in the industry, which carries an elegant look for your invites. These are usually curvy and stylish, where the typefaces are cursive or even serif. You rarely see san-serif fonts, and cartoon like fonts; unless that is the theme, you are going for. Choose your look carefully, try out a few samples, and put them side-by-side for an evaluation.
The Mood and Visual Aesthetics
There are various types of fonts, and are characterised by various factors such as the stroke weight, the width, slope which in turn refers to the types of scripts, serifs, which are divided into san-serif and serif, as well as cursive. You need to decide which font best suit the design you have in mind. If you were going for a modern look, san-serif would be apt, while if there were ornate or floral designs, then cursive would be the best choice. This also reflects the theme and mood, such as whether you are going for a romantic and warm look as opposed to something else.
Legibility and Readability of the Type Category
Being able to read the font clearly is very important when deciding on how best to convey your message in a beautiful manner, so make sure to try out the fonts you love and see whether the invitation wording and other information you are including are legible and readable.
Tips for Choosing a Font for Your Wedding Invite Design
- Try out different options of fonts and types and put them side-by-side to differentiate and assess
- Ensure that though the font looks beautiful, that it is also readable/legible
- Select the font sizing appropriately, depending on what you want to emphasize. Try out a few possibilities before you decide
- If you have chosen several fonts to be used on the same invite card, ensure that they blend or gel together.
- Ask for somebody else’s opinion too