Sometimes, when we really want to do something on our own, we need a little guidance. That’s what the printable invitation templates do. When it comes to your DIY wedding invitations which you really want to work on yourself, knowing that the important aspects from selecting the wedding paper to the wedding invitation printing (with the wedding invitations wording too and not to mention the individual guest name printing on both the invite and the wedding invitation envelope) can be taken care of with a few clicks and taps is such a relief. Once all that is done and you get them in hand, all you need to do is add the custom touches thereafter.
With a printable invitations template, you can really do so much in terms of design because of the various options available to you. You aren’t limited to a specific design, shape or even size. The selection made available to you is quite vast, and it’s also up to you to decide on the paper quality, colour and what the invitation wording should say.
When it comes to the shape and sizes of the DIY wedding invitation via the templates, you get a pick of the likes of the following from the pre-cut and scored DIY wedding invitations such as a folded invite, pocket invitations, tri-fold invites, flat cards, DL folded invite card, passport themed and boarding pass themed wedding invitations too. These can be accented in any way you like and wish to match the wedding theme you have picked out. However, out of this lot, the destination printable DIY wedding invitation templates stand out. If you were to pick a passport themed invitation card, you would see for yourself a beautiful rich blue cover with a foiled design and the name of the couple. Within you will find papers that resemble passport information inclusive of a placement for a photograph of the happy couple.
Another twist on a unique DIY wedding invitation shape in line with a destination theme would be a boarding pass. How awesome is that? Being handed a boarding styled wedding invitation that says, “We are doing something different, and we’d like you to come!” Just like the passport styled wedding invite card that you can DIY, you can also add custom touches from the invitation wording prior to print and afterwards with technique we’ve mentioned on our blog before, such as watercolours, colour resist and much more.
Invitations aren’t the only item of stationery available as printable invitations templates. You also get the likes of r.s.v.p. cards, directions & accommodation cards, wishing well cards, wine labels, thank you cards, envelope seals, bomboniere tags, and much more for your choosing. A DIY wedding is a breeze with printable invitations templates.
If you are creative, you’ve probably got a lot of great ideas swimming around in your noggin. But, if you are looking for some inspiration on what to do for your DIY invitations for your wedding, we’ve got this great technique for you to try. All you will need is some card or paper stock which you can easily get from our DIY Invitations online store, some white wax (non-water soluble) crayons, watercolour paint, wax (parchment) paper, a pencil something to trace your design with (such as a tracing pen or even a pin) and either a sponge or paintbrush.
Firstly, figure out a look that you want. Do you just want to go ahead with an illustration using this technique? Would you a focal feature in your DIY wedding invitation design? Do you want to pair it up with a pattern, or do you want to include this design as part of a trim (such as a layer for a layered DIY wedding invite). Once you have a general idea on what to do then you are ready for the next step, but in case you don’t, there’s no harm in doing up a few DIY wedding invitation samples for your family and close friends to vote on and decide.
Secondly, if you have decided that you want to do up an illustration, a focal design feature or even a pattern, then that’s great. Here’s what you will need to do before you start working your magic. You need to stencil out your illustration onto the likes of wax paper. This will allow you to easily transfer the illustration onto the required number of DIY wedding invitations covers. You do this by keeping your drafted illustration on the bottom and then tracing over it with a pencil. Then you take one of the invitations, and on the front you start tracing over it with a tracing pen or any other item that serves the purpose such as a pin or even a fountain pen (without the ink). The point is that it needs to leave an indentation on the card stock or paper stock so that the illustration is visible to a certain extent. The very same applies to a focal design. However, if you are opting to play with colour atop a pattern such as leaving certain areas of a pattern white or a coloured in section separated to the rest, then make sure you transfer the pattern in via stamps or print and then set about using the crayon resist technique.
Once this is all ready, what you need to do is trace over the area that you do not want coloured in with watercolour, be it the illustration, design or the pattern. Afterwards you can use either the sponge or a brush, use some watercolour mixed with water and start blotting onto the paper as you see fit. You will notice that whichever area the crayon was applied to, the watercolour will not stick and will stand out. This is how you go about creating a truly unique and sensational DIY wedding invitation with just a few simple materials.
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If you are brainstorming on how to make your DIY wedding a hit, we have some ideas and tips for you to add to your DIY wedding invitations and stationery to make it a little bit more fun and unique.
Playing with Shapes
Shapes are such fun, aren’t they? You can easily transform you DIY wedding invitations and other stationery into fun wedding items by using those scissors (or possibly even a cutter). They either can be square, rectangular, round, triangular or even a hexagon. The possibilities are endless. Get yourself some lovely wedding paper, be it the smooth, with a sheen or textured or even speciality paper and make it count by adding them to your look inspired by shape. Geometry and dimensions are a big trend nowadays, so find out if you can play with those as inspiration to make your DIY wedding invitation something truly unique.
Add a Little Flair
There are many ways you can add flair to your DIY wedding invitations and other stationery, whether it’s accompanying the wedding invites or for the day of the wedding. One such way would be to use trims to a) add said flair and/or b) tie it all together. Lace is one such trim that you can use. There are many types of lace out there and various styles to it. It can be used as a border, a belly band or even as the base in a layered handmade wedding invitation. But you could also find lace that is dramatic, such as a considerably big piece of design such as paisley or damask, cut out that specific design and past it onto your DIY wedding invitations and then glue on rhinestones or pearl beads to add a finishing touch.
Put it in a Box
Presentation is important whether it’s your wedding day or any other day in your personal life. The way you present yourself matters, and as your wedding invitation is an extension of the love you have for one another, shouldn’t it be given the respect of having a great means of presentation too? Why not opt for an easy to assemble DIY wedding invitation box to really set the tone of. This will amplify the look and also let your invitees know the thought you put into such a wonderful DIY wedding invite.
It’s these little add-on and accents that are truly the memorable pieces that when coupled with the shape of your DIY wedding invitations and the way you present it (whether it’s within a custom envelope or invitation box), it jumps out at you and surprises you in a fantastic way.
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Every bride wants a perfect wedding, and her groom wants only the best for her. However, weddings can be expensive, but that does not always mean that you have to give up your dream wedding. There are ways in which you can go with the same vision, with the likes of DIY wedding invitations. You have various options, and in this edition of DIY Wedding Invitations, we are going to focus on how and with what you can accomplish this.
There are two ways in which you can save money when opting for DIY wedding invitations, buy paper from scratch or buy DIY wedding invitation bundles for your to customise. The choice of buying paper sometimes is considered the cheaper alternative, in terms of money spent, however in terms of effort and time on your part, and possible your friends and family it can take a toll. Besides, you need to purchase more items to achieve a professional look, such as box cutters or even paper cutter (guillotine), to paper folders, cutting mats, and creasing equipment, which is available at stationery stores. This could add to more money being spent if you do not have these lying around the house or have the ability to borrow them from friends and family.
The ideal alternative would be to shop around at wedding invitations stores that offer DIY wedding invitations kits in varying colours, shapes, styles, and paper quality. In terms of paper, you have options from the standard paper, to the paper with the sheen and also recycled paper. From there you have options of colours that vary from white and black being the traditional choices to ivory, gold, silver, pink, red, purple, blue, yellow, green, orange, brown, and neutral tones. Certain invitation kits come in the pocket variety, tri-folds and no-folds, so if you have a vision in your mind with these styles, there is nothing holding you back.
Since the base of the DIY wedding invitation is sorted, which essentially is the paper, the quality of the paper, the shape and fold and not forgetting the envelopes, the next move is to look into accessorising the DIY wedding invite. The options are many, and if you start with embellishments, they are a dozen and more. From gems & sequins, to paper miniature banners with a personalised handwritten wording, to rhinestones, miniature items like bells, hearts and rings, crystal or diamante buckles ad adhesive gems, feathers, skeleton leaves, to ribbon bows made out of satin and organza to miniature bows, strands of pearls and lace accents are just a handful of your choices. Apart from this you also can opt for die cut paper shapes such as brides and grooms, hearts and the likes, while stickers include peel-off embossed stickers with writing, and well as seals.
With such options, you can easily accessorise your DIY wedding invitations from the get-go, no matter where you start or which option you take.