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.
Doing up your DIY invitations, whether it is for your wedding, your engagement party or any other reason you might want to design and create great looking invitations, such as a dinner party or even a charity gala and so forth, is a fun journey. From the point of inspiration to selecting the colour, theme, style and layout you have envisioned, to the invitation wording and adding the little bits and bobs that go into making it a true hit, there is much to consider apart from the basic DIY invitation kits paper to the wonder that ends up being the invitation.
There are many ways to do up and accessorize your DIY invitations. You could do it with paper, or with little bibs and bobs you find that are so intricate or relevant to your design aesthetic that it’s the perfect touch to make it a complete masterpiece.
At DIY Invitations, we feature some great options for you to choose from in terms of accessorizing your DIY invitations with the likes of lovely embellishments to suit your look and stationery theme.
DIY Invitations Brooch Accessories and Embellishments
Adding a touch of glitz add to the glamour that a DIY wedding invitation deserves. In such a case, there are a variety of options for you to choose from depending on the style, theme, design, and colour of the wedding invitation, or other event invitations.
Peacock Brooch: This lovely brooch is formed with a cluster of beautiful stones that emit an array of colours ranging from peacock blue and green to hints of yellow. Other types of similar brooches include the Regal Brooch and the Watermelon Brooch. The former consists of three different colours for the two outer rings (a shade of pale pink and magenta) and a turquoise blue, while the latter consists of two different colours for the two outer ring and centre being shades of emerald green and pink.
Vintage Pearl Brooch: This brooch exudes luxury and finesse and would be ideal for an vintage inspired invitation in pearl tones, such as cream, off-white and the likes, especially if the paper used gives off a lovely sheen. The pearl clusters designed as a floral element is mixed with diamond stones.
Starfish Cluster: A great inclusion for an ocean or beach themed wedding invitation, this star fish design with stone embedded is classy in its silver gloss and would even be ideal when accompanied by a foil element used on the DIY invite.
Oval Pearl Cluster: Another item from the pearl collection, this cluster would be great to be highlighted by a ribbon. With a string of diamond stones lining the oval pearl it can be used to complement the colour scheme or to contrast it as well. Other items from this type of DIY Invitation embellishment include Black Square Cluster, White Flower Cluster, Double Round Cluster, and Heart Pearl Cluster.
Diamond Cluster: This embellishment which would complement a ribbon very well, is a diamond shaped cluster of stones and can be used in an array of colour provided it you use similar cooling colour tones.
Victorian Cluster: Another vintage classic, this intricate and ornate cluster is quite the statement piece. Ideal for a vintage inspired wedding invitation, with elegant design, you could put this invite accessory to use accompanied with a ribbon or even as the centre highlight of the front facing as well, depending on your layout design.
Special Treatments with Lace include the likes of Butterfly Lace, Velvet Plume Lace, Enchanted Garden Lace, and My Valentine Lace that consists of beautiful lace designs that is pre-cut is a perfect choice when opting for layering and is accompanied with a Star Dream Crystal Paper at 240gsm.
These items can be used either individually or in unison with other accessories for your wedding invitations such as Lace Ribbons or Organza Ribbons, Feathers and other items such as seashells, beads and much more.
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.
Your wedding day will be the most special day in your lives, and you want it to be beautiful and serene, starting with your wedding invitations right through to your wedding décor and the wonderment of all the love around. If you want to make things personal then opt for a DIY wedding, and be a DIY couple, and be inspired by nature’s beautiful bounty, such as Peaches, Lime and Watermelons starting with the DIY wedding invitations.
Where you can start would be with your DIY wedding invitations by getting a kit from a good wedding invitations retailer that not only offers you options of printed wedding invites with inspiration for you for your creativity, but also blank cards with value added offers where you get the names and invitation wording printed too. This gives you a professional look to your DIY wedding invitations even before adding your own personal touches.
You can add accents to your DIY wedding invites using colours that are inspired by peaches, limes and watermelons. You could use any of these three colours as the background or base, or using white on the background and add accents thereafter. What you can do when adding accents to your peach, lime and watermelon inspired DIY wedding invitations is to use various methods such as using watercolours, to paper art, other items such as sequins and feathers to bring some pizzazz to the ensemble.
When doing watercolours, you can either choose a solid base colour or add accents by using various types of brushes and sizes to get the desired effect, whether it’s a scenery, illustration, or even silhouette art. Peach silhouettes would go best with contrasts such as white or even lime, while watermelon and lime hues would be best and make a better impact with white.
Another way to go about it would be to use ribbons, lace, and appliqués such as diamante brooches and buckles to add some glamour to the DIY wedding invitation. But what would be a good idea would be to go out of the box, and use materials and items that are being used in the décor, such as feathers if they are being put to use. With such great idea, your DIY wedding invites and the wedding itself will be beautiful and spectacular. You can go the extra mile by even using pressed flowers of those being used in the bouquets and décor so that the invites would act as keepsake too.
If you want to celebrate this wonderful occasion, there is no reason why you cannot! Your engagement is a huge milestone in your lives, and one that should be remembered with fond memories. Why not share it with your family and friends, with a lovely engagement celebration, be it a casual fun party or even a formal gala event. You can start with your engagement invitations to build up to the excitement.
Types of Engagement Parties
There are many types of engagement parties out there, depending on the personalities of the couple. There is everything for everyone, and it can be casual to formal. You could host a formal lunch, simple afternoon tea party or even a cocktail party if you want to make things formal and elegant, but also you could opt for the likes of events such as a casual barbeque, a summer picnic, a themed party or even make it a surprise for the couple and just have fun.
Depending on the type of party, you are hoping to have, the theme and the variety of your designs for your engagement invitations can take after it. Let us look at each type of engagement theme and style, to suggest great types of engagement invites for your special milestone.
Afternoon Tea Party
Afternoon tea parties are lovely, and quite relaxed and definitely formal. If you and your fiancé want to host such a party, there is no reason why you cannot. For a theme such as this, you can stick to pastel hues and floral designs for your engagement invites. Alternatively, even add in little snacks, and cupcakes to add to illustrations for the front facing.
Cocktail parties are fun for both the groom and bride to be, because they can mix it up and mingle with all their friends and family, in a fun, upbeat and sophisticated environment. You can use varying colours, and décor, and you can opt for a modern look to your engagement invite.
A formal affair, be it lunch or dinner, can be something elegant and beautiful, just like the union and this milestone. Your engagement invite can definitely be transcendent to the invites you are planning to have for your wedding, to link everything together in a beautiful way.
If you want something homely, there is nothing better than a barbeque to unwind with your friends and family. Your engagement invites can be fun, colourful, and casual, with rustic touches to reflect the kind of party you are hosting.
A summer picnic is ideal for your engagement, especially if you want it to be a beautiful and personal event. You can host it in your backyard and decorate it with summertime scenes, adding flora to match the season and your personalities. Your engagement invites can have warm colours and beautiful flowers to emphasize on this fact.
Parties that follow themes are great because there are so many options you can choose from when you come up with this idea. You can use a Mardi Gras theme, a Hollywood Silver Screen theme, and so much. Depending on your theme, you can style your engagement invites after them.
Try out these options for your engagement party and make it a hit right from the start with your invites. Good luck!