We all want our weddings to be spectacular, unique, and memorable. The first item we send to our guests and invitees is the wedding invitation. Shouldn’t it be spectacular, unique, and memorable too? That’s why we’ve come up with a few DIY wedding invitations ideas that you can be inspired to do for yourself.
Animal Prints – Designs and patterns, whether they are traditionally taken right out of the jungle or jazzed up in your own colour scheme for your wedding, you can spruce up your DIY wedding invitation either with these prints that you can purchase, print or even stamp with ink.
Modern Floral Illustrations – Big and bold floral illustrations have always been loved and will continue to do so, especially when you mix things up with the choices of colour. A singular floral element, or even an archipelago of them sporadically placed, makes a great impact especially with contrasts being put into place.
Clean Line Patterns – Chevron, Zigzag and other mod patterns that go great with pops of colour makes a great impact when put into use with your wedding stationery.
Doodle Designs & Illustrations – There is something really great about your own designs and illustrations being put into your message of love, even if it’s a doodle that you drew day-dreaming about your fiancé. You can truly personalise your DIY wedding invites this way.
Monograms, Motifs and Custom Designs – This design style to personalise your big day will always be a hit with any bride or groom, as it truly makes it special. Be sure to put some thought into your design, or have a professional help you with your vision.
Simple Textual Design with Solo Illustration – A typography trend that is a great hit with bridal couples involves a textual design that mixes one illustrated design for that pop to go with the awesome use of typography in the DIY wedding invitation, or custom design.
Accessorise with Belly Bands and Ribbon Cuts – Pocket-wedding invites are great because they let you be organised but there are other options, which are so easy to DIY, such as bellybands, where you can bundle everything together. You can also use the likes of ribbon cuts where the contents slide into the area between the cuts and ribbon inserts.
Border Magic – Adding a pop of colour or even a contrast makes for a great addition to your DIY wedding invitation. This can be with a foil, or a black lining or even a neon shade (if you are up for it and it goes with your wedding theme).
Try these great DIY wedding invitations ideas and make your big day a memorable one.
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.
Every wedding has to have a bouquet as an accessory for the bride, and over the years, bouquets have become such unique features that it has become an inspiration for many a thing. Therefore, in this instalment of DIY Wedding Invitations, we bring you Bouquet Inspired DIY Wedding Invitations.
If you already have a colour scheme selected, then all you will need to do is figure out the texture of the DIY invitation paper and the inspiration to decorate it in a way that blends well with your wedding theme. Now, if you are using DreamDay Invitations and their DIY wedding invitations kits, you have the ease of having your entire guest list printed as well as the invitation wording and such. When selecting your DIY invites, make sure you have some idea of the layout because it will be delivered to you so that they will be ready to have other wedding invitations and accessories attached to it. Now, onto the matter of what you can use to decorate these DIY wedding invitations, we have a few ideas in mind. Let us find out more about them, shall we?
Material Inspirations for Your DIY Wedding Invitations
Beaded bouquets are cute and dainty, and definitely different from any wedding bouquet you have seen. They can be considered a little sparse, but you can accessorise with more beads or accompanying materials. Like so, you can add beads or beaded strings, to blend well with your bouquet, ensuring that the colour scheme is the same. There is also the option of handmade wedding invitations from scratch, which involves adding beaded buckles with lace or ribbons. That is just one option you can take.
Another unique bouquet you can use is twigs as the main attraction. Add a rustic touch to your DIY wedding invitation with this accessory.
Brooches are lovely additions to weddings, but you can break the mould by opting for a bouquet of brooches and make it truly beautiful. Your DIY wedding invitation would be a brooch too, giving your invitees a wedding keepsake with your invite as well.
Fan Shaped Bouquet is something that is unheard of but entirely possible. So, shape your wedding bouquet in that manner and decorate your wedding invite to resemble a handheld antique fan as well.
Feathers are lovely to behold and the colours are truly spectacular. You can add a single feather or numerous ones to accessorise your DIY wedding invitation.
Buttons, similar to brooches can be ornate and beautiful. So find yourself admiring the beauty of your bouquet and your wedding invite when you opt for this accessory.
Wires are similar to twigs but can be shaped to your liking. Deck your bouquet with some lovely designs and use that as inspiration for your design on the DIY wedding invites.
Fruits and Vegetables are great additions to your decor and using them for your bouquet is quite creative. Use inspiration from the fruits and vegetables, from the colours or shapes and use it in the decor and design of truly unique wedding invites.
Fabric Bouquets as also great options, and are cost efficient. When making your fabric flowers, have a few more made for your DIY wedding invites, and use it as the highlights of the floral invitation and blend your wedding elements together.
Did you fiancé propose to you on bended knee and now you are contemplating everything that you need to do before the big day, and all those costs and expenses related to your wedding is just piling up and you are at your wits end with everything? Well, don’t fret, because there are some ways in which you can take the budget route, and save a few bucks here and there from your wedding budget. DIY weddings are quite the thing nowadays and are quite fun to put to work.
When you take a DIY project for your wedding, there are many things you can undertake from the likes of the decor to the wedding invitations and stationary. Today, we will look into how DIY wedding invitations come together, and what you should always keep in mind when you opt to DIY your wedding invites.
Have a Plan
This could mean anything from know what you want in terms of whom to invite, how you want to word your wedding invitation, to what it will look like. If you have already sent out a save the date card, you might have put some thought into the invitation suite (because usually, the wedding invitations and other stationary follow the same theme, just to tie things from your special together seamlessly). However, if you had not thought about a theme when you sent out the Save the Date cards or you haven’t thought of what you want for your invites for your wedding to look like, this is the time. Figure out your colours scheme, your guest list and the tone you want to compliment, and note those items down (some says it’s a great idea to have a Wedding Planning booklet).
The Materials for Your DIY Wedding Invitations
When you are going to DIY the wedding invites, you will need materials, and part of those will be decided during the planning phase, where you decide and envision the end product. Now, in this stage, you should acquire those very materials and have them with you. One way of doing that is by buying all the primary materials, from sheets of paper, stencils, stamps, pens, and even accessories. The other way is to search for some invitations retailers who supply DIY wedding invitations material kits so all you need to do is buy them and then you could move onto the stage of adding all the other items. Some wedding invitations retailers have options to print out the entire guest list before having it delivered which saves you a great deal of time when it comes to doing them yourself.
Getting Down to the Business of DIY
If you are opting to start from scratch, make sure you consider the sizing factors, by cutting the paper to invitation sizes and also make sure you either acquire envelopes the size of standard invitations or opt to make them yourself. When making the envelopes, remember to keep some space that allows you to fit in all the invitation accessories into it. Once, you have cut out the materials, make sure you get a clean fold, have the necessary invitation wording printed or use the services of a calligrapher, and finally add your accessories.