Creating DIY wedding invitations is a great way to save money when planning your wedding, as well as a way for you to customize the event a little more. DIY invitations can be made from scratch, or you can purchase ready-made kits from any wedding supplies store. When making them from scratch, there are four main steps to follow.
First, you need to gather your ideas. Think of this as the brainstorming stage. Consider the colors of your wedding, the level of formality, and the number of guests.
You’ll want to choose colors for your invitations that either match or compliment the colors of your wedding, if you decide to use color at all. Some of the classiest wedding invitations are simply white. This leads us to our next point: formality. Some wedding ceremonies are more casual than others, and the invitations should reflect this. Finally, the number of guests matters since each guest will need an invitation. Don’t choose an invitation idea that’s very complicated if you need to make hundreds of invitations. On the other hand, having a smaller number of guests means you can devote more time and thought to each invitation.
The next step is to actually design the invitations. It helps to have a blank invitation, made from whatever material you’ll use for the real invitations, to plan on. You should have your layout finalized on the sample invitation before you start making the ones that will be sent out.
Once you’ve designed your invitations, you can purchase the materials. The materials you buy will depend on your design, but some popular items are stationary, ribbon, lace, beads, and even printer ink if you’re printing the written part of the invitation. You can find all the supplies you’ll need to make beautiful invitations at your nearest craft store.
Finally, you’re ready to assemble your invitations. This is the fun part. Simply follow your layout and create as many invitations as there are guests, as well as a few extras just in case. Now you have lovely, creative DIY wedding invitations that will make your wedding ceremony unique from all others!