My previous post talked about Decorations on a budget.
This one is more useful for those who are trying to be creative and create their own Wedding Invites!
In a way this job is simple, but it needs to be done properly so that the invites don’t look like they weren’t done professionally.
My suggestion is find a company that specialises in wedding invites but supports the DIY function.
I used a company in Sydney called ” Truly Madly Deeply”
They were very helpful and the girls that work there are very imaginative and will use all their creative flair to help you find or create the perfect invite for your BIG day.
I had a browse in their showroom and came up with an invite which was floral but at the same time classy and had a soft touch as we are getting married in a resort in Thailand.
This was my inspiration:
The key feature is the PINK orchid
and the colour combination I chose was cream and brown
Here are the things I bought from the store:
1. Pink Orchid flowers
4. Textured paper for the front of the invitation
5. Brown card
6. Invitation inserts ( we got these professionally printed)
Now the craft necessities:
7. Craft glue for the paper
8. Glue gun and lots of glue sticks
The design was as such:
The ribbon was glued with craft glue across the middle of the textured paper like so:
Then the textured paper was stuck to the pre-cut brown card folded in half to make a card
I cut up the vine and stuck 2 orchid flowers side by side with hot glue on top
Then the insert with the actual wording was glued to the inside.
We also bought some DIY boxes and printed our names and initials on the front.
This is how the invitation arrived at our invitee’s post boxes:
Our guests to be were very impressed!
It takes a bit of time and a bit of creativity to put these together but once you get going, its just figuring out how fancy and complex you want your invitations to be and a bit of personal flair is always appreciated in these things.
Good luck DIY – ing!