Whether you are looking for DIY bomboniere tags, gift boxes and bags for your wedding day or for a special event (be it a personal or corporate function), there are many choices in store for you. For you to decide on which item is best suited for you, we’ve highlighted four types of DIY stationery kits that are available to you. These include the likes of labels for gifts, DIY bomboniere tags/labels for boxes, gift bag labels/tags, and party bag labels & kits.
Labels for Gifts – If you’re thinking about personalised bombonieres/favours for your wedding or special event, you might want to personalise them with a custom label. Whether you’re choosing a design for your label or you would prefer a clear label with foil printing, that’s up to you. Gifts that can be given with a label attached include soap, perfume/spa bottles, candles/candle bottles, decorative ornaments, wine bottles and more. Whether you’re opting to include them in a box or bag later, you can still personalise them with the names of the bride and groom along with the wedding date if it’s a wedding or brand it with the company information if it’s a corporate event. These are just easy ways to add your own DIY bomboniere tag/label straight onto the gift.
DIY Bomboniere Tags/Labels for Boxes – If you are thinking of having bombonieres/favours for your wedding or special event (whether it’s a corporate event, birthday party or any other special occasion), it’s always nicer and neater when packaged nicely. There are many choices of bomboniere or gift boxes available for your selection, where they range from noodle boxes, pillow boxes, cube to rectangle boxes of paper and clear plastic variety for better aesthetics. As you place your (often personalised) bombonieres/gifts into these boxes, you may want to add DIY bomboniere tags or labels that lets your invitees or guests know how you’ve kept them in mind when planning.
Gift Bag Labels/Tags – Similar to that of the bomboniere/gift boxes, you can do the same by labelling or tagging your gift bags with personalised labels including the event details, the names of the bride and groom with the wedding date if it’s a wedding or the corporate event information if it’s a corporate party, or simply adding a note of thanks with the name of the intended recipient along with the DIY bomboniere gift tags/labels.
Party Bag Labels & Kits – If your event is more casual, such as that of a kiddie birthday party, you might want to choose the party bag kits which comes with the option of personalising each kit with the design of your choice to match the party theme. You can also add the name of each party bag recipient to make it easier for you. As these are clear bags, you can add in colourful trinket gifts or candies and more.
A little sparkle and dazzle is a wonderful thing, especially when you want to add that final little touch to the perfect look. When it’s your wedding day, adding a vintage brooch to your wedding attire might just be what makes the look work. It’s the very same with your DIY wedding invitations. By using embellishments such as with buckles and brooches, you can really add to the entire ensemble that will be the representation of your wedding, after all, it is the first wedding item your invitees will see with the wedding theme in mind.
When it comes to embellishments, there are many types, shapes and styles to choose from when you are creating your DIY wedding invitations. Since you have decided to be a DIY Bride, the task of making sure everything complements one another falls on you, and it’s going to be a fun and wonderful journey.
Let’s look at the styles that you can use for your big day’s unveiling, shall we?
DIY Invitations | Brooches
Vintage brooches are the rave, aren’t they? They add elegance and sophistication to anything it touches, your DIY invitations included. There are many to choose from, inspired by flowers, the sun, peacocks, and even a watermelon. Clad in faux pearls and diamante (both clear and coloured), to achieve the appeal of its inspiration and the desired vision, these brooches will be the right touch to your DIY wedding invitation design.
DIY Invitations | Buckles
A buckle and a ribbon can really set the tone in romance and chic, doesn’t it? A beautiful organza or satin ribbon and a faux diamante buckle would really enhance the look of your invite card, especially if you are thinking of a layered styling with an elegant mix of speciality paper. Consider unique ways of styling the ribbon, and the position of it against the buckle too.
DIY Invitations |Clusters
These clusters which also come with faux diamante and pearls are similar to the brooches, but come with a self adhesive back for your convenience. These can be easily affixed to your DIY wedding invitations as well as any other wedding stationery item be it the menu card, the place cards or even a bomboniere. Varying in shapes and sizes, this would also be ideal to accent your stationery theme even further, as you can couple it with a ribbon or even opt out to feature it as a standalone element.
Find the right look for your DIY wedding invitations and stationery by considering embellishments such as brooches, buckles and clusters for your wedding!
You’ve decided to be a DIY bride – congratulations! It will definitely be an exciting journey of discovery and fun. You’ll need supplies of course, and a committee of helpers (if you can rouse them up), and not to mention a vision. The first order of business would be with the likes of your DIY wedding invitations, Sometimes, the save the date cards are the first to be sent where brides prefer to send an image from the engagement shoot to announce their upcoming nuptials, which is pretty great DIY option too (as it ends up being a keepsake for your guests).
Regardless of whether you are sending photographic save the dates, DIY wedding invitations and their accessories, you can still tie the two together with a design element, such as with illustrations or doodle art, using pens in contrasting ink. a great and unique twist to the look you are going for, because it’s something different yet cohesive is to be able to use some form of design element which runs through the entire stationery suite. If you can get your hand on white ink pens for the photographic save the dates and a contrasting colour such as black for the DIY wedding invitations and include the same doodle/illustration element, or if you are using white or a light colour as a backdrop to your text and other design elements, these can definitely allow the theme to flow from one DIY wedding stationery item to another.
Doodle art and illustrations are fun to do when they are meaningful and quirky, especially if it goes well with the couples personalities. Quirky wedding invitations will definitely be memorable to your invitees, and they are such great keepsakes. You can use this style for your DIY wedding invitations in so many ways. Let’s find out how.
First up, you have yourself either a plain DIY wedding invitation kit or a printable wedding invitation template (that comes with your desired invitation wording already printed). Some templates come with the names of the couple and the wedding date printed on the front, either right, left or centrally aligned. In such cases, you can easily work around the text as a border if it’s centrally aligned or if it’s either right or left aligned. Even add another piece of illustration to complement the border design too.
If you simply want to keep it simple, then you can and just have a doodle art or illustration as a focal design in your DIY wedding invitation. It can be anything you set your mind to. You could even have 3 or even 5 styles drawn up, and interchange them to feature in various DIY wedding invitations on rotation. You need to make sure that each of these doodles can easily be recognised and are cohesive to your illustrated theme.
If you are planning on using photography, opt for a high-contrast ink colour, such as a white Sharpie pen, and overlay your design on top. It’ll be a lovely way to further personalise your photographic DIY wedding invitation/stationery. For those who are more adventurous, you could feature an all-over design or pattern, so something mixed with typography, illustrations of the bride and groom, speech balloons and more.
Once you have set the date of the wedding, you will need to start planning the rest, starting with the wedding invitations. If you once had an idea of what your wedding invites would be but are somewhat outdated now, there are newer ways in which you can go about making it personal and customised. A two in one effort would be to opt for DIY wedding invitations with the couple’s portrait featured in it.
A few main ways are available to you in which you can fit the couple’s portraits into the DIY wedding invitations. Essentially, with a DIY wedding invitations kit, you have yourself a blank front facing in which various things can be applied to it. Therefore, you can incorporate various styles, methods and techniques to go about adding the couple’s portraits to the design of the DIY wedding invite. These methods include using photographs, illustrations, silhouettes, and watercolour paint portraits.
When working with photographs to be used for your DIY wedding invitations, you can opt for a full cover of the entire front facing, to selected areas of the layout or even positioning of the photograph(s) as to your liking. However, when it comes to the content of these photographs and how the couple’s portraits will be represented, it ties in with the style and theme of the intended look for your invites, stationery, and the look you want for your special day. Your options can range from the likes of candid photography, styled and posed photo shoots from the engagement or even a pre-wedding photo shoot, a montage or collage of the couple’s pictures, montage or collage of couple’s photographs with their parent’s wedding photographs and so much more. The styling, design, layout and positioning as well as colour play a big role in how the DIY wedding invitations come to look in the end.
A more personal and somewhat modern trend, depending on the style and look you are opting for, illustrations are truly lovely and great inclusions of elements for your DIY wedding invitations. They can be anything from comic book inspired illustrations to retro style couple’s portraits, caricatures, hand drawn art, Parisian styled to even vintage Victorian. Watercolour portraits are also quite lovely when they come and are soft and easy on the eyes, and romantic in tone.
Silhouette elements are limited but that does not mean that it does not leave a lasting impression. There are many ways in which you can ensure that the silhouettes of the bride and groom look personal. This is does by means of attaining the look by carefully selecting an image that looks like them the most, and then tracing the silhouette of their features. This can be done with a mock bridal garb, in order to make it more relevant, that is, with the bride wearing a tiara or veil and the groom wearing the likes of a top hat or even his signature hairstyle.
Take a pick out of these options for your invitations for your big day!