DIY options are perfect for people who want to be original, because it means making something that is truly yours and personal, and there is the unique factor. When it comes to DIY weddings, this becomes even more special. Your wedding invitations being the first entree of your wedding, becomes one of the most important items. Your DIY wedding invitations will have to be unique and truly something that you and your fiancé can be represented by, from your love, to the lives you lead and your personalities.
You can start with your DIY wedding invitations in two main ways. One being getting yourself paper and various other craft tools, drafting the look of the invites and also either printing or use calligraphy for the invitation wording on the DIY wedding invites. There is another easier to go about it. This is when you consult with a wedding invitations retailer; it would be easier if you found a convenient and cost efficient wedding invitations retailer online, that lets you select the types of DIY wedding invitations kits available. This way, you can see for yourself the possible paths you can take, as well as allowing you to add on invitation wording details and have them printed according to guest name, so that all you have to do is add you unique accents.
When choosing the second option, that is going with DIY wedding invitations kits from a reputable online invitations retailer, then there are some things that you need to look into as well as keep in mind. One thing is that, you will need your finalised guest list, their titles and addresses, and possible partners who will be accompanying them (of course, you may add the wording “and Guest,” but it is always courteous to add their name as well, further confirming their participation).
The DIY wedding invitation available to you will come in a variety of shape, sizes, folds, colours and of course with print layouts on the front cover, where you can feature your names and the date of the wedding. The mains styles and folds that are usually available include vertical and horizontally aligned cards that are either square or rectangular, which are folded as bi-folds, tri-folds, and pocket fold variety. Some cards do not need a fold, and are the feature of the DIY wedding invite, while some are postcard styled.
In terms of the print locations, being where the wordings on the front cover of the invite will appear, there are many options. The layouts of the invites can differ according to the number of columns and rows there are, and depending on this factor, the text will be placed by alignment, either left or right, or in case of 2-column look, top left, top right, bottom left or bottom right, and so forth. Browse through the various options, find which ones speak to you, compare these options, and pick out one option, even after having samples delivered to your doorstep.
The factor in which you bring originality is via the unique accents you will add to your DIY wedding invite, and this can be through so many ways. From stamping, whether it is with one colour, or a mixture of colours for varying design, or even an ‘ombre’ colour variation, to hand painting, calligraphy and typography art, to adding photos, borders, and various arts and crafts options such as ribbons, bows, floral touches, and much more.
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.
When we go out in to the world, and wherever we look, we find inspiration. When we look at a blank canvas, inspiration comes to us from the things we have seen and experienced. Therefore, when it comes to the most special day of your life, and you are about to embark on creating your DIY wedding invitations, inspiration will come to you.
A great way of coming up with beautiful DIY wedding invitations, is to personalise it, in a way that is more than doing up a wedding invitation yourself. Using inspiration from whatever wedding element you put to use, or even inspiration from the venue itself, you can make your DIY wedding invite beautiful, sentimental and trendy. What is this trend? As the title says, hand drawing or hand painting is the focal wedding element on your DIY wedding invitations.
Focal Theme Elements
Most couples enjoy using a focal element to make their wedding stand out. This is usually in line with the theme they are planning on using. What is meant by focal themes is that it takes a specific item or element from the overall inspiration and design and is used thorough varying areas of the wedding, from the wedding invitations to the stationery and decor as well. You can opt to use the likes of any of the below mentioned.
Floral weddings and inspirations drawn from the floral accents and elements of the big day is quite common, but do not let that bit of information let you down because how you go about doing is where the uniqueness lies. Whether you are choosing roses or cherry blossoms, how you draw or paint it on your DIY wedding invite is true to yours and yours alone. An example of a floral illustrated floral wedding invitation would be Rose Watercolour.
Along the same lines of how you paint a picture of a flower, you can do so with fruits. Weddings nowadays, you tend to find fruits used in the decor itself, from apples, pears, to grapes and pomegranate. Put a twist into your wedding with a fruity theme.
Foliage can be considered floral, but when it has come to decor and taking inspiration from it, you tend to lean towards these beautiful scenes of creeping ivy or beautiful leaves you would find in various times of the year.
Fauna can be anything from a cute bunny rabbit to lovebirds. A popular trend would be using lovebirds and cages in the wedding decor, where if you are using a birdcage for the centrepieces you can tie it in with lovebirds on your DIY wedding invitations.
Portrait or Silhouettes
Portraits are quite lovely if done by a talented artist, in a beautiful and romantic setting and set in your wedding invitations at the very bottom, setting of a lovely balance between art and etiquette. If you want to a little chic, then opt for silhouettes of you and your fiancé that will be featured on the very top.
Motif or Monogram
Similar to the silhouette setting, you can include a motif such as the family crest, a theme element or a monogram of your initials entwined together.
Venue and Location
A beautiful way of featuring your venue would be to have it drawn or painted on your wedding invitation. This way you will not only be infusing the place you are getting married at forever in your minds but also making it a unique way of giving away the location of your venue to your guests. Even if they have a map and directions card in hand, instantly recognising the venue from your wedding invitation would be a lovely gesture.
Design or Pattern
Many do designs or patterns, whether it is as a border or as a specific area of the wedding invite. Some couples opt to choose a dark colour for the design or pattern on a white base, but nowadays an inverted effect is quite popular. Any of the above mentioned focal elements can be used to create a design, and if not there are way ways in which a pattern can be used, from various inspirations from damask to chevron and much more.
Borders are lovely ways to add a distinctive appeal to your wedding invite and you can draw inspiration from your dress itself. If there is a pattern or a lace design on your beautiful wedding dress that you have chosen, you can put it to use by mimicking the design and drawing it out on your DIY wedding invitations.
Theme illustration is considered a great trend that is customisable to couples, you could even tell your love story in the form of an illustration. From a simple drawing of the couple to the setting of the wedding, there are so many ways in portraying things with the use of illustrations if you let your imagination soar.