Your wedding invitations can be one of the most important things on your checklist when planning your big day. From shimmer stationary, gold foiled prints, rustic charms to classic textured linen, there are so many types of paper and designs to satisfy your artistic cravings.
Here are the current top trends in wedding invitations for some inspiration.
A Little Bit of Sparkle
Everything looks better with a bit of sparkle! Add a touch of sparkle this year with beautiful shimmer boards, glitter effects or even metallic foils. Either way, a little bit of sparkle is bound to look fabulous with any theme.
Wedding Stationery Sets
You can now coordinate your theme with all your wedding stationery, including save the date cards, RSVP cards, wishing well cards, thank you cards, table place cards, and menu cards. All you need is a fabulous theme and a great attitude!
The Artsy Designs
Abstracts, triangles, swirls, squares and circles – are now trending for modern wedding cards. It screams bold and hipster, yet can be given an elegant twist if printed on the right type of paper.
Elegant and unique embellishments are making a huge comeback this year. The subtle tones are perfect for fall or winter weddings and never seem to go out of style with its classic look.
The Chic and Rustic
For those who adore the rustic theme, there are plenty of crafty ideas to play around with. From wooden tags to lace patterns, you will be spoilt for choice!
Inserting Your Photos
There will be more than just smiles to share with the good old photo invitations. The only flaw is that you won’t be able to decide on a photo quickly. It’s not as easy as you think!
Somewhat similar to chic and rustic, but with more of a nature element with a dash of greenery added to the invitations.
Handmade, custom, and DIY; all synonyms that strikes your fancy? That’s because you’re looking for a personal feel to whatever you’re working on (DIY wedding invites, decor, bombonieres) and if it’s a DIY wedding that you’re planning for your big day, we have a few style inspirations and trend alerts up our sleeves.
For a cohesive DIY wedding theme you need an idea of what the end result will be. Find inspiration online to personalise or recreate them with some choice DIY items. These may be used for wedding invitations & accessories, stationery and even to accent various items for your wedding day. Here are some ideas for a trending DIY wedding style.
Dazzling Brooches: Brooches can make for a beautiful bouquet design. With some delightful faux pearl and diamante brooches used for the DIY wedding invitations and stationery, you can use the same for the wedding cake accents, and even feature the same brooch in your wedding dress or the bridesmaid’s dresses.
Mason Jar Bombonieres: A popular option for many brides, these mason jars give you the option gifting personalised wedding favours that are visually appealing. You can stick on a personalised label and make it uniform with your wedding theme and style. The same goes for Bottle Bombonieres too.
Vintage Traveller Style: Planning a designation wedding with worldly touches. If you’ve already picked out destination wedding invites and accessories such as a boarding pass invite and luggage tag accessories, then you can look for ways to tie it in for the big day. Vintage luggage with unique postcards are ideal for a guest book (which can be used later as a great framed memento), globes as the table centrepieces and postcard place cards too.
Boutonnieres Accents: Often it’s the ladies in the bridal party that receive most DIY accents, but one thing that can definitely be handmade is the boutonnieres. For instance, a beach themed wedding can feature a lovely seashell accompanied by flora.
Use origami inspirations to make a beautiful backdrop of cranes or stars to the usual streamers or fans. Make it even classier by using speciality card stock, where if you’re using glittered specialty paper you can focus a spot light that will give off a cool effect. Find the perfect wedding invite template so you can add your personalised touches and have it printed via the best DIY wedding invitations online shop in Australia – DIY Invitations Australia!
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Looking high and low for wedding inspiration with handmade details? A good place to start is with DIY wedding inspiration sites such as DIY Invitations Australia that focuses on offering products such as invitation templates, and trims to create beautiful and trendy wedding invitations and stationery items.
Available at the online DIY invitations and stationery shop, you will find various designs, styles and options for DIY brides and grooms to use for their handmade wedding look. You can select everything from quality textured plain cardstock and paper stock to specialty wedding paper, trims, embellishments and accessories such as buckles, clusters and brooches (even shell and starfish designs), Avery labels (that can be easily customised to carry your theme through to each wedding design element that it can be used for), adhesives, tapes and even magnets, and much more. One resourceful set of products on offer include the templates for invitations and stationery that are offered across various style options, whether it’s for wedding invitations, accessories for invitations such as reply cards, wishing wells and accommodation cards, to seating charts, table cards for the guest tables as well as the buffet table, and various other uses that you may come across when you design your DIY wedding day. It’s just a matter of browsing the DIY wedding options and selecting which ones you are after and following the instructions to customise those looks for printing.
It’s so great when everything matches starting off from the DIY wedding invites and accessories, to that found on the day of the wedding from the wedding ceremony to the reception. Once you select the choice of DIY stationery to personalise, you are able to download the template which can then be opened either in Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word for you to personalise each aspect accordingly and thereafter, you can upload it back onto the online shop system to add it to your DIY wedding invites and stationery order. It’s so easy. What makes it trendy is that you decide what goes into the design. The choice of colour, the illustrated designs, to the choice of font and the layout is all up to you.
Trending wedding styles include dainty and floral illustrations, woodland elements, and using unique trims and embellishments for a luxurious look. You can make a true impression by including your handmade wedding invites within an invitation box, as well as having beautiful wedding bomboniere boxes for the big day too!
Autumn time is quite beautiful, whether in the northern or southern hemisphere. Planning weddings during this time when the leaves turn colour is just breathtaking and the perfect inspiration for your Autumn DIY wedding. Your DIY wedding invitations, the beautiful decor and maybe even the bridal fashion colours and even how you accessorise the boutonnieres and wedding favours can take after it. With autumn under way in Australia and its neighbours and those across the globe, we’ve put together some ideas for your DIY wedding style.
Colour Trends for Autumnal Weddings
Pantone has released their autumnal colours with Marsala being the winner. The rustic Toasted Almond is quite popular with DIY weddings for the ease of matching it to recyclables and organic materials, but if you’re looking to add an old world charm with metal items such as birdcages and such, the Glacier Grays would be ideal for this wedding colour palette.
DIY Wedding Invitation Inspirations
When it comes to DIY wedding invites, you can be creative with do it yourself stationery items such as cardstock, specialty wedding paper, embellishments and various tools that can help you create the look you want. You need not break away from your wedding invitations budget. With a little guidance you can do anything you set your mind to. You can include custom embossing, cutwork and designs on your DIY invites for weddings. Here’s how!
DIY Embossing can be done in 3 DIY techniques; heat embossing with stamp, glue, embossing powder & heat gun; stencils with a knitting needle, and embossing folder with a rolling pin. The first two options are ideal if you have a small design to emboss whereas the latter would be best for an all-over design.
DIY Cutwork can be done either through punches or using a stencil and craft knife. Punches are ideal for a focal or group of design(s) and borders whereas a stencil would be ideal for the former as well as inset design.
Illustrated Designs & Borders can either be printed using your home printer or done using stamps and ink.
DIY Wedding Inspirations
Here are some inspirations for your DIY wedding.
Be inspired to create a beautiful look for your DIY wedding, with these DIY inspirations for your invitations and overall theme.
Inspiration can come in all sizes and shapes, not to mention textures. It often brings a pleasant aesthetic appeal to the item it’s represented on such as wedding invitations, bridal wear and even decorative items for the wedding ceremony and reception.
Texture is defined in two ways; “the feel or shape of a surface or substance; the smoothness, roughness, softness, etc. of something” and also “the quality given to a work of art by the composition and interaction of its parts“. While the former definition is literal, the latter is figurative.
Nevertheless whichever you pick, there are ways in which you can be inspired but texture to create a beautiful wedding theme and also create the first preview of it being the DIY wedding invitations. Whether you’re looking to nature or man-made inspirations, with creativity and the right materials and tools, you can get a look that’s memorable that also resonates your interpretation of the inspired look.
What if your inspiration was from white feathers, what would your wedding day look like? Will your wedding invitations have actual feathers as an embellishment or will it feature feather textured specialty paper? What will the wedding dress be? What about the wedding cake? We have put together this wedding inspiration board featuring DIY Invitations products such as the wedding paper, printable templates and Hardcover wedding invites and other embellishments you can use too.
How about pink coral as your inspiration? Unfortunately or fortunately, you can’t use pink corals unless they are cosmetic, however you can be inspired to use items that mimic or interpret it. It all depends on your interpretation. We’ve put together a DIY wedding inspiration board that included the thermography specialty paper in a pink coral hue with a slight sheen that mimics the rays of the sun reflecting in the reef.
There are many types of wedding specialty paper to choose from for you to use for your DIY wedding invitations, accessories and stationery. Whether it’s for the ceremony and reception as well as thank you cards that will be sent to the wedding guests to thank them for their presence at the wedding as well as say thanks for their thoughtful gifts too. It’s always good etiquette to do so, gift or no gift. With a selection of such wedding paper types that range from embossed, flocked, metallic, glittered, screen printed and thermography paper, you are able to create different looks as samples for you to select which DIY wedding invite design looks the best and then select the best wedding invitation for the template for your DIY stationery.