Your wedding is one of the most important days of your entire life. Many brides are looking to make their wedding day even more personal and special. Because of this, you’ll find a lot of brides are opting to go handmade with their wedding invitations. You can enjoy creating your handmade wedding invitations by staying organised, on budget, and seeking the inspiration that best matches your wedding theme.
As the most important day of your lives, it’s a joyous and fun time for everyone, but most importantly for you and your fiancée. It’s a day to enjoy one another, celebrate the promise you’ve made and make memories to last a lifetime. So, why not make the representation of this special day, your wedding invitations, one that is handmade and special to let it be a keepsake for you and your guests alike!
Handmade Wedding Invitations
Making handmade wedding invitations has never been so easy. Nowadays there are plenty of online websites, design sites, printable templates, and even videos on how to make the best wedding invitations that are ideal for your wedding design, theme, and style, You can make your handmade wedding invites to match any budget, style, shape, colour, and more. It’s simple to do as long as you stay organised, have a “plan” or template, and purchase all of the materials needed ahead of time. Brides, who are into DIY, love to “craft”, so feel free to ask your friends or bridesmaids to lend a hand in this process.
Using Swirls, Curls, and Twists
Once you’ve designed your wedding invitations, you may still be looking for some extra style and flair. You can add on to and embellish your handmade wedding invitations with things like swirls, curls, and twists on each invitation. This adds some personality to your design, and gives your wedding invites a very whimsical, feminine chic. It’s easy to do with an array of craft materials that goes a long way in adding personality and detail to your wedding!
Preparing for Your Special Day
Once your wedding invitations are done, you can start to work on the rest of your wedding prep and planning. Some key points to remember during this time include staying on task, on budget, and if others offer to help—take them up on it! It’s a fun and exciting time, and will be enjoyed by all. If you do decide to use swirls, curls, and twists for your wedding invitations, you can certainly use these design effects for the rest of your wedding as well on tables, thank you cards, the cake, and more.
Handmade wedding invitations are easily misunderstood as something too difficult to create or work on as you plan the wedding of your dreams. Handmade wedding invitations are actually easy to do and also assist in helping you stick to your budget. Customise them to work exactly how you wish for your wedding day and make each one unique and individual.
Customising Your Invitations
If you choose to create some handmade wedding invitations, you’ll want to make sure that they fit well with your wedding theme, style, and budget. It’s easy to do this while also making them unique and original. Nobody wants to have basic, run of the mill wedding invitations! An example of this is if you have a wedding with a lot of lilies in it; you can encompass the French lily symbol, Fleur De Lis which is a romantic and luxurious looking symbol that’s a flower insignia and sure to work well with the lilies you have in your bridal bouquets. Put this symbol on your handmade wedding invitations for added elegance and originality.
Handmade Wedding Style
Your wedding invitations don’t have to be the only thing handmade for your wedding day! Browse the web for handmade wedding centrepiece, décor, and table ideas. You’ll love the creativity and inspiration from sites like 100 Layer Cake, Pinterest, and Style Me Pretty. It’s also great to see how brides can work with tighter budgets and still make things look beautiful, even if they’re handmade or DIY!
Mailing Your Invitations
Once you have designed, ordered or created your handmade wedding invitations, you’ll want to start planning what you want to insert in the envelopes such as maps, handouts on accommodation or even just pretty paper or confetti for added flair. If you’re using the Fleur De Lis as mentioned before, you can add this as a stamp or to seal your envelopes. It’s the little touches that help you create impressive wedding invitations that your guests will love! Remember once you’ve completed your handmade wedding invitation; mail them out 6-8 weeks before your wedding day!
Planning a wedding is so much fun, and with your handmade wedding invitations and other handmade touches it’s sure to be a very fun and personal event.
When many people think of handmade items, they assume that it lacks quality and beauty—not true! Planning a wedding is a great time but also one of the most expensive and stressful event you’ll have to plan! It’s important to save when you can, wherever you can. You can make beautiful and appealing handmade wedding invitations as you plan your dream day wedding. Create them to suit your style and wedding theme.
Handmade Wedding Invitation Benefits
There are plenty of benefits to choosing handmade wedding invitations; especially if you’re planning a stunning dream day wedding. First, you’ll be able to customise them exactly how you want without worrying about having another design just like every other bride. You can customise them and make them elegantly yours; just as you see fit. You’ll also be saving a lot of money in making them yourself. Ordering just what you need, when you need it. Many times, card companies make you buy wedding invitations in bulk packages, making you lose money because you don’t need them all. Handmade wedding invitations allow you to make what you want depending on how many people are showing and how many you truly need.
Be a Budget Friendly Bride
Handmade wedding invitations usually require craft materials and supplies. Some require the use of design programmes and software. You can find these on a discount as a student or professor of the local school, or also online. Another fantastic way to stay on budget and task with this is to shop the sales and stock up on crafts while you can. Many craft stores offer discounts with certain cards or coupons, as well as bulk discounts. Sign up for email newsletters and craft blogs to get the latest and greatest in handmade budget wedding invitation supplies. Once those store sales hit, grab your friends and go purchase the supplies you need to make appealing handmade wedding invitations.
Share your story once you’re done creating your awesome handmade wedding invitations! Dream day brides will be inspired and want to follow in you footsteps. Planning for a wedding is a fun time, but can be stressful at times! Choosing to create handmade wedding invitations for a dream day wedding is a great alternative and you’ll be so glad you did!
So you’ve decided to have a garden wedding; good for you! A garden wedding is such an elegant, luxurious theme that everyone will adore. It’s classic, beautiful, and there’s so much that can be done at a garden wedding. You’ll want to create handmade wedding invitations that work well with this theme as well; therefore you should choose a theme that is easy to work with from start to finish, such as the wedding invitations, to the wedding cake, and even to the last moments of the evening.
The Calla Lily
One of the most loved flowers used for weddings, and in a garden is the elegant calla lily. This flower is hardy, affordable, elegant, and goes so well with so many different types of wedding bouquets. You’ll be able to use this flower for many different aspects of your wedding, including the invitations for a themed invite, throughout the décor at your bridal shower, among the centrepieces on your wedding day and at each pew during your reception. There are so many ways to implement this elegant flower on your big day, keeping it creative and elegant for your garden wedding.
Everything we mentioned above is totally doable with a handmade garden wedding theme. Your invites can be handmade easily and simply; regardless if you make each one by hand, design them online, or do a little hand crafting and also using some online digital inspiration as well. nowadays there are plenty of free printable templates to make this happen, offering a lot of options for every type of wedding theme—you’ll be sure to find some calla lily inspired invitations and garden handmade wedding invitation templates. Shop around, talk to other brides, and allow yourself to enjoy this handmade wedding process.
Enjoy the Process
So many women assume that just because they want to work on a project with handmade ideas and supplies that it’ll be difficult or overwhelming when actually, it’s quite a fun project. Allow yourself to enjoy the experience and process, as handmade is not only a way to save money, but to truly enjoy the wedding journey to its fullest. You’ve chosen a garden wedding, and with this location and theme there is so much that can be done to truly make it the wedding of your dreams. Your handmade invitations with a calla lily theme will be a perfect start to your handmade wedding theme.
This is one of the most romantic and whimsical wedding themes around. It’s beautiful, free, and the “dream” setting for so many brides and their guests. The beach creates a scenic background that serves as the décor too, offering an elegant and beautiful landscape to be remembered through all the sands of time. You’ve planned the perfect wedding spot, let’s pick our your invitations. This season a trendy idea would be coral and seashell beach themed wedding invitations.
Beachy Themed colours
You’ve chosen a beach wedding and the invitations to go with them, what about colour schemes? As previously mentioned, coral is a great colour combo to go with this beachy theme. Other colours that are hot this season include the very popular turquoise blue. The coral and blue look fabulous together, and the colours pop in a way that doesn’t steal the attention away from the landscape but it’s certainly eye catching. You can use these colours on your coral and seashell beach themed wedding invitations.
Wedding Invite Ideas
So now that you’ve chosen your wedding theme and colours, you can choose different patterns and designs for your coral and seashell beach themed wedding invitations. Seashells like sand dollars, star fish, or coral shells are great designs and patterns to add to these invites, while also adding some elegant add-ons like fresh water craft pearls, or get even more creative with a piece of beach glass attached to the invites. If you have a bigger budget and a whole lot of creativity, you can put each invitation in a bottle for a “message in a bottle” feel and deliver it personally to each guest. How original is that?
Beach Decorations and Inspiration
A beachy themed wedding is an original wedding style, and so many brides’ dream wedding theme! After you’ve sent out your coral and seashell beach themed wedding invitations, it’s time to continue planning with fabulous ideas. Work with your caterer to design a beach inspired menu with fresh tropical fruit and seafood. Add freshwater pearls to the table décor and seashells to the bridal bouquet. Looking for a good gift for guests? Give each guest a seashell with your calligraphic wedding date on the side of the shell. Guests will love the personal, beachy touch to each tiny gift.
Planning a beach wedding takes a lot of work, creativity, and planning but it’s a great theme for your special day. Start with your coral and seashell beach themed wedding invitations and continue creating and planning this special, beautiful day!
As you plan your special day, you are most likely looking for the personal touches that will make your wedding day as personal and intimate as possible. This is done by adding beautiful detailing and attention to each of the aspects of your wedding. One of the most very popular trends this year is the vintage, home-made and hand-crafted touch that you can instil into your special day.
Hand Crafted + Hand Stitched
Everyone loves hand-crafted goodness; why not have hand switched as well? The beauty of the needle and thread art is no longer just used for repairing some pants or making a quilt! It adds beauty and simplicity to your wedding invitations. Switched and embroidered designs work wonderfully on nearly any sort of paper, or even fabric! You can choose the type of stitch and design that works best for you; as well as, if you want the entire invitation to look embroidered or just accents like the border, envelope corners, etc.
One of the reasons everyone loves embroidery is because of the classic, timeless look it gives everything. Sewing is a hobby that has been around since the beginning of time. Through the years, it has served as a work of art, a means of inspiration, and as you can see here; a wedding invitation inspiration. We love it! If you’re looking to have your wedding invitations truly embellish the classic simplicity of the embroidery art, look at antique blankets and quilts, wall arts, or even old garments from vintage eras. It’ll serve as a great means of inspiration and creativity!
Using Embroidery in your Wedding
Your wedding invitations inspired by embroidery don’t have to be the only thing inspired by embroidery art. You can use this theme throughout your entire wedding design. Start with your place cards for each guest– a hand stitched design around the border of the name card. Have your table numbers embroidered on a piece of fabric and framed elegantly next to a bouquet of flowers? Looking for an original way to let your guests mark that they attended your special day? Have them stitch an X on where they were from on an embroidered map. It’s original and will be a beautiful touch to your new home after your wedding!
The timeless arts and inspirations are so refreshing to use for wedding planning and designing. Embroidery is one of them. Enjoy your wedding invitations inspired by embroidery; it is a creative and original idea that people will be talking about for years to come.
A style that never goes out of style is the beauty and classiness of all things beach and nautical. Some brides choose to use the beach theme for a beach wedding, while others opt for the nautical look. Both themes are very popular and have a wide variety of style variations you can do with each one, starting with the wedding invitations and moving onto the wedding decor and other elements.
Beach + Nautical Weddings
These are such fun weddings to plan! You don’t have to have a beach wedding to have a nautical theme wedding, and vice versa but both obviously complement one another very well. Choosing your wedding invites will be the first thing to do when planning your wedding. Decide what type of wedding you’re having: casual, semi-formal, formal; this will be conveyed through your invitations so it’s important to make sure that is clear. You can choose from some great designs and layouts within the beach and nautical themes. Just because you’ve chosen a “water based” theme doesn’t mean you’re sacrificing class or luxury. Choose your invites based on budget (first), colour scheme and of course, the type of wedding you’re having.
Beach + Nautical colours
There really isn’t a set colour palette for a beach wedding. It just depends on what colours works best with the scenery. Many times blues and corals work best for spring and summer weddings on the beach, however any fun trending colour really works as long as it is paired with the right colours. For nautical themed weddings, the classic navy blue is the most popular, with white and red accents, gold being the accent metal. Play around with your favourite colours and looks to see what works best for you!
Beach + Nautical Themes
There are many attributes of a beach and nautical themed wedding that gives it the entire experience. For your menu, choose coastal favourites (depending on which coast you’re emulating), pick qualities of the water or beach that you and your hubby love the most. Your dress should be a flow-y, fun design made of something light such as organza or lace. Choose flowers that speak elegance or even grown by the sea. Throw elements of the ocean to it if you wish. The wedding ‘truly is your oyster’ as you plan your beach and nautical themed wedding.
A beach and nautical themed wedding will forever be a classic; we will always have the unspoken elegance of the beach and water, and weddings will forever be able to be designed around them. From the dress, to the menu, to the colours to the wedding invites. Happy Planning!
“Something borrowed something blue. Something old and something new.”
This is a classic line we hear before a wedding when getting the bride ready, but did you know that two of those things have come back into style in a way that inspires wedding planners and brides-to-be around the world. We have brought back the rustic, vintage look and paired it with “something blue” to create a very special wedding masterpiece. Let us start working on this wedding theme with our rustic blue and grey wedding invitations.
Rustic + Vintage
The rustic and vintage look has become very popular over the last couple of years, and this year in 2013, it’s stronger than ever. We’ll focus on the rustic look today. Aged, rustic themed weddings are very romantic and original. There are so many ways of designing a wedding like this; you will find you can allow this wedding theme to correlate with the personal style of the bride or the couple’s style. The blue and grey theme can be used as a classic theme, more of a pastel/shabby chic look or even be transformed into a nautical rustic look.
Choosing Your Invites
We’ve said this many times before, but your invites to any sort of event for your guests really need to convey the type of event or theme you’re planning on having. For a rustic wedding with blue and grey as your theme colours, you should create or choose an invite that has both colours in the shades you are planning to have on your wedding day. You can choose the font that fits you or the wedding best, but many brides choose to have their wedding colours on their invites. As mentioned before, you can pick from many different options and themes with this colour scheme. Just depends on your wedding, your couple style, and your wedding vision!
Planning a wedding is such a fun and exciting time. The rustic blue and grey pattern is a lovely choice and will look divine on your wedding invitations. Happy Planning!
Once upon a time, in the middle of the woods, the sights and sounds of the beautiful wooded nature decided to inspire a bride looking for a rustic, classic theme. Okay, that is not exactly how the story goes. The woodland theme, however, is being used quite often for brides looking to bring an earthy, woodsy tone to their wedding theme.
Woodland story invites are a great and would be fantastic to implement this theme on your wedding day. This theme covers a wide range of inspiration and design. From vintage 50s insignias, logos, and décor, to “cabin in the woods” motif, or wooded cabin designs, all of these elements fall into the category of woodland story.
The great outdoors are a great source of inspiration for your wedding invitations. There are plenty of elements within the great outdoors that can be used for your wedding invitations. Elements to add to the invites such as wooded borders, pine trees, or the red and white or blue and white chequered gingham pattern. This is a great theme for an invite if your wedding is taking place outside in a woodsy atmosphere, such as at a camp community centre, wooded country club, lake house, or pavilion.
There are various colours that can be used for a woodland story wedding invite. One can still with the various earthy tones revolving around green and brown, or bring in some rustic chic colour patterns utilising red, blue, or even a country yellow. In 2013, navy is a very popular rustic, woodsy colour to use on country themed weddings such as this woodland story invite. It’s a classic colour that fits well with any season wedding you are planning.
Planning a Woodland Wedding
When you choose a theme like woodland story, you want to make sure all aspects of your wedding revolve around it. Things like the menu, décor, and wording on your invites all come into play. Discuss with your caterer some country, comfort food recipes for your wedding menu. Have the décor reflect the outdoors, the wooded atmosphere, and the colours that represent wooded beauty. Have your woodland story invites reflect the theme you are trying to implement from start to finish. From the decorated invitations to the rustic and original cake, use the woods as your inspiration for your wedding day.
Planning a woodland story themed wedding is a refreshing, beautiful, and organic theme that will be the talk of everyone even after your blissful event!
Ever thought that architecture and other elements of interior design would look great for your wedding elements? You can be inspired by many items you see every day, and that is why we are focusing on trellis patterned wedding invitations for this installation.
What is a Trellis?
Many brides-to-be forget about the design element of a trellis and how well it can work with their wedding theme and design. A trellis is a type of architecture used in design across the world. For some, it is an arch with elegant scrolls and for other designs it is defined by the criss-cross patterned made from plastic, vines, gold, or other building materials. This pattern can be used on the invitations in the background or as a means of a border.
Using Architecture on Invites
The trellis design is design that has been popular through the ages on various means of architecture. Old, leather bound books often had scrolled trellis’ patterns carved into their covers or up the spine. It has been used in royal and legal documents, scrolls, pages of print, fabrics, and jewellery. Leaf scrolls and trellises were often used in the framing of fireplaces, mirrors, doorways, and coveted works of art. Trellises were also used in gardens landscaping and decadent decor in affluent elegant gardens.
The Trellis Arch
Another form of the trellis design is the arch. The archways and entrances of palaces and places such as the Taj Mahal best represent this. It’s a wonderful design and border to use for an elegant, Mediterranean style wedding as it encompasses the feeling of royalty, affluence, and elegance. Add leaves or gold embossing for added embellishments on this elegant style and wedding invitation theme.
Trellis Themed Invites
The trellis themed wedding invitation is a design that you could find nearly anywhere in an array of styles, colours, and sizes. If choosing a trellis inspired wedding invitation online, look for customizable options such as colour, style, size, or the metal (gold or silver) as the embellishment on these. Search for the various styles of the trellis theme, as some are more casual while others are more elegant and formal. Make sure that the trellis theme works well with your theme. Choose a more casual design if you’re having a backyard or country wedding; choose the formal, elegant trellis style pattern if your wedding is at a luxurious resort of elaborate banquet hall.
The trellis theme for your wedding and invitation is a very versatile style to work with as you plan your wedding day. Enjoy the various options and styles you have as you decide on your design and choose your invitations. Happy Planning!