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Invitations: DIY Wedding Invitations

SAVE on your wedding stationery with
DIY wedding invitations
We show you how

DIY wedding invitation materials

It's not hard to make your own DIY wedding invitations.

Just follow our tips:

  • First decide on your colour scheme and materials.

    Pop along to your local art shop and take a look at the types of paper available or better still a cheap stationery shop where you can buy fancy paper in cost saving multi packs.

  • Choose a nice quality card for the outer and smarten it up by laying an insert in transparent paper inside, maybe something with a texture to it for added style.

  • Choose your size of paper wisely. A4 is a common size but you will need bigger envelopes (A5 to fit a half A4 card inside). A good idea is to cut your A4 sheets in half - get this done at the stationers for a clean edge with a guillotine! And then you only need to buy small envelopes:)

  • Artwork is a snip if you cheat a little!

    Use a PC with a word processor to find a FONT you like and print the wording onto your card in a slightly lighter shade of colour than the card (if your card is white, then use a very pale shade of grey).

    You can then use a smart silver/gold (or any color you like) pen to draw over the lettering.
    Voila! - professional calligraphy in minutes, if that's the style of writing you want!

  • And now for the artwork!

    Take a simple shape like a square, heart or circle and cut it out to make a simple paper template.

    Place this onto your chosen fabric/coloured card/voile etc and create a collage.

    Add coloured thread, maybe some additional voile and bind your card together with metallic thread for a stylish designer feel. Use glue spot to stick it all together!

  • Play around a little until you find the right design and feel.

    Browse through wedding mags to get inspiration or to see what's currently in fashion, then leave it a few days before asking friends/relatives to comment.

  • Make any changes to your "prototype invitation" then make a final sample that you are completely happy with.

    DIY wedding invitations

  • Next comes the production line! If you have a lot of invites to prepare, don't do it alone unless you have a LOT of time on your hands. Instead, have a party, start a conveyor belt system and give everyone a task.

    Just make sure you do the work before you have too many drinks and food is a definite "no no" until every one of your DIY wedding invitations is finished!



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