More and more brides are getting more and more involved in wedding planning, right down to the making wedding items and elements themselves, such as the wedding invitations and stationery to the wedding decor. However, at the time of the wedding, the decor needs to be handled by somebody else, but the wedding stationery and invitations can be sorted out way in advance, and therefore is a convenient choice to DIY when it comes to their wedding.
You have the options of going with both DIY Wedding Invitations and Stationery Kits or to start from scratch with DIY Wedding Invitations and Stationery. Depending on which choice you opt for, the next stage is done accordingly. Let’s look at both options.
DIY Wedding Invitations and Stationery Kits
When choosing this option, you have to first have a theme or vision in mind to make sure that you do not purchase the kits and then later change your mind. Therefore, sketch out what you have in mind, and then look for the type of kits that match your criteria. Whether its a shape, sizing or the way it is styled or folds, there are many things to look at, not forgetting colour, of course. The next stage would be to opt for printing or calligraphy. Some of the best wedding invitations retailers allow you to customise your DIY wedding invitations kits from the start, just by giving them the guest list and they will print it for you and have it delivered. If you opt of out this option, then you can go with a calligrapher to have everything handwritten. If you have beautiful handwriting, then you can go ahead and do it yourself. However, if you are going to have the wedding invitation wording printed separately, then that item can be left as the final touch, which then needs to be attached to the wedding invite creation. You may opt to add ribbons, floral embellishments, studs, buckles and so forth for that added glam.
Start from Scratch with DIY Wedding Invitations and Stationery
If you are doing the wedding invitations and stationery from scratch, you will need tools and materials. Here are some items you will need, and it is always best when you have a vision and theme before starting and even buying the materials in question.
- Paper (either normal, crystal or recycled paper – 200-250gsm)
- Cutter and Cutting Tool
- Paper Punches
- Rubber Stamps & Inkpads
- Watercolour Paint and Brushes
- Adhesive & Glue
- Bows (card variety, organza, ribbon, satin, etc)
- Diamante Gems
- Jewel Sprays
- Calligraphy Pens
With these tools and materials, you can set about making the vision of your DIY wedding invite and stationery come alive. Make sure to be careful when using these tools, especially the cutters and scissors to not hurt yourself, and enjoy creating your masterpiece. Always create a sample beforehand to make sure you know what you want and you can see the intended result so that all your DIY wedding invites and stationery maintain the same standard.
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.
Your wedding invitations are important and if you have taken on the task of DIY wedding invitations, well then you are in for a treat because you can do them up anyway you like. In this article on DIY wedding invitations, we tackle how you can use no fold invite cards and make them fabulous. Let us find out how!
When you buy yourself DIY wedding invitation kits, they come in several sizes, out of which the most popular ones are either square or rectangular. The dimensions of those DIY cards are 134mm x 134mm for the square DIY wedding cards, and for the rectangular ones, they are at 180mm x 90mm and 200mm x 90mm. No matter which size you opt for, they are always two-sided cards that are available in varying colours, depending on the theme you have chosen for your wedding.
These flat style cards can feature the name of the couple and the wedding date, and even a special saying or a line from a poem, and on the other side, the details and information as to where the wedding ceremony and reception will be held, along with RSVP information (if you would like to add those). Apart from the information you will have printed or use a calligrapher for a beautiful finish, you might also want to add a few features to accent the white spaces. These can take after the wedding theme in question and feature the following to make your no fold flat style DIY wedding invitations truly fabulous.
Adding illustrations to your DIY wedding invitation can go a long way, especially if you use it in the right amounts and balance it out. If you include the information in the centre of the paper, then you can use either opposite corner to add a beautiful accent feature. You could use flourishes that are inspired by flowers, or even floral touches, depending on what your bridal flowers will be. Some couples even opt to add illustrations after their theme or even the venue, which add a lovely locale touch to it.
Borders, patterns that are either bold visually or in colour, or even watermarked to create a soothing look, are great additions to your wedding invitations. Adding accessories might also be something that appeals to you, therefore adding the likes of lace, ribbons such as cloth, satin or grosgrain would be ideal.
Another way you can make your DIY wedding invites truly special is by adding a custom motifs or monogram, or even picking one out from a few of the ones you like best and either printing, stampin’ or painting it on, to add a sense of class and personality to your wedding invitations. This could transcend into the wedding stationery suite too. You can add value to your DIY wedding invitations with the items mentioned above. Find out more by keeping an eye out on this blog!
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.