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