DIY wedding invitationI love wedding stationary. With no wedding in my near future… I still fnd myself pouring over the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings and admiring all the beautiful custom stationary. So when my sister asked me to create her wedding set on a budget, I gladly took the challenge. And this was the result.

 

DIY Wedding Invitation Tips:

  • I used MR. French Kraft cover-stock for the base. To save $, I cut and scored the card bases rather than using pre-folded cards. Invest in heavy cover-stock for the base, it will give your card a richness and some heft.
  • For the inner pocket, I cut each pocket in a coordinating color (black) and used 1/4″ adhesive transfer tape to adhere in place.
  • I designed the text block from scratch using Photoshop. I used a mix of free and commercial fonts. Ornaments can be found online usually for sale for very little $.
  • I had the text block professionally printed at my local copy shop – go check yours out if you have not been in a while. They usually offer a variety of paper options. Be sure to know what is available before you get to stuck on a design.

 

The bride and groom liked the interactive bits of the invite.. these included a save the date magnet, tag with wedding blog info (also the place guests could go RSVP and get gift registry info), and a whimsical photo strip of the happy couple.

  • The photo strip was easy to create – the pictures were taken using Instabooth, then exported to Photoshop. I formatted the image and fit three strips on a single 4×6 sheet and printed them off.
  • You can purchase printable magnet paper at most craft stores. I just used a pen to “circle” the date with a little heart.
  • The tag was created by hand cutting the base. (using scraps from the card base) and adhering the text piece on top – this was also printed off at the copy shop.
  • Finish your tag with a bit of twine or ribbon.

I hope you find these tips useful, this would make a very special invite for just about any occasion.. not just weddings!