Styling your wedding can include many items and elements, but most of it is displayed in the likes of your wedding invitations and other stationery. If you are a DIY bride and like the use of labels and borders to add detailing to your DIY wedding invitations and stationery, then read on as you can gather insight into what you can do to transform your creations into something magical.
The choice of labelling or use of frames relates to the style you choose; whether it’s a traditional or modern style, and accordingly, the design, shaping and elements put into it will transform your overall wedding invite design as a whole. However, when borders are put into place, it essentially falls on the fact that the design that is set within the border(s) is considered of traditional or modern design.
Traditional designs tend to be more intricate, rounded or with a lot of detailing pertaining to the era of style design, whereas modern designs look towards more sleek or crisp lines which can be accented with colour or even with a fusion of various styles. This factors into labelling, frames, and borders as well, but are different when put into context.
If you take labels and frames into consideration, the types of designs and shapes differ according to the styling you opt for and the following are some options that you can definitely use in your DIY wedding invitations. These designs are ideal whether you are opting to use stickers, stamps, or printed labels, or even, illustrated onto your DIY stationery for your wedding. In terms of the border you want to use, it can be anything from the likes of filigree, damask, stripes, or any other pattern that may go with the traditional or modern styling that you have chosen for your DIY wedding invitations.
As border designs are straightforward, we will look into the different types of labels you might choose to go with, and some examples in terms of theme, shape, and design.
- Classical Vintage Framing with Old World Inspirations: This features ornate designs with floral, leaf and similar motifs and is usually rounded in design, as either a circle or oval design.
- Elegant Brocade Designs with Victorian Inspirations: Feature shapes such as square, rectangle or even ovals and circles with an elegant brocade working featured in the border skirting of the label shape. You can add foil printing to this to make it pop.
- Shapes within Shapes: This type include a design on the outer shape such as square or a rectangle with a circular or oval shape in it, and the designs or patterns will be featured within the space of the two shapes.
- Borders on Label Shapes: This features an intricate edge design such as lace added to the skirting of the shape to make it stand out, whereas the shape of the label in itself stands out in a different colour
- Retro Shapes and Designs: This features a modern but retro look where you have your standard shapes for labels, some with rounded corners and others with more personality added to it, but the pop of colour and distinctive modern patterns makes it stand out.
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.