Saturday, January 11, 2014

{DIY} - Wedding Invitations

I've decided to share with you all some of the details of my upcoming wedding. For privacy reasons I won't being sharing too much or go too in depth, but there are still many things I wish to discuss!


Looking around different websites and retailers, I figured I would cut some cost by making my own wedding invitations. Thankfully, after miserably attempting to rig up a template in Photoshop, a graphic designer friend of mine enlisted her help to make me some gorgeous invites (okay, so I asked her...). All I had to do was tweak the design and print it out onto card stock.


Materials for Wedding Invites:
  • Pack of card stock (8.5 in x 11 in) - ivory
  • Matching colored envelopes (5.5 in x 7.5 in) - ivory
  • Photo corners  - silver
  • Accent colored card stock 12 in x 12 in - shimmering dark silver
Extras:
  • Stamp
  • Ink
Steps:
  1. After you've settled on a template for your invites, scale the image to 4 in x 6 in frame.
  2. Print 2 per page.
  3. Then cut out each invite with a paper cutter.
  4. Cut accent colored card stock slightly larger than the invites as to allow for border.
  5. Attach invite to accent paper using photo corners.
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Alternatively, if you don't add the accent colored card stock you can print the invites at a 5 in x 7 in frame and cut to size, these will fit perfectly into the 5.5 in x 7.5 in envelopes and you don't need to use the photo corners.

Also, adding a stamp onto the back of the envelope furthers the personalization you are creating, but an optional step I opted to do.

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Traditionally,  RSVP are mailed back to report attendance. However, we are choosing to have our guest respond back on our wedding website or calling us to cut down on the cost of postage and wasting paper! This was a brilliant recommendation from one of my bridesmaids, Caitlin!


RSVP Cards & Registry Cards
  1. Print out 4 per page at 3 in x 5 in 
  2. Cut off the excess paper with paper cutter. 
I created these in a similar format and text to match the invites. Again, I opted to accent the RSVP cards with the alternate colored card stock and photo corners to tie the set together.
 

The United States Post Office has a limited range of wedding stamps, but at least what is offered is cute! We used the 66 cent stamps for 2 oz, but I think all in all this weighed in under 1 oz so we could have saved a bit using the cheaper stamps if we weighed before buying the stamps!


I hope you found this informative and inspirational!

XOXO,
Carolyn

14 comments:

  1. They are so cute! Hope I'll make/get some soon xx

    www.thethirteenthgirl.com

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    1. Awesome, thanks so much. I hope so too!

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  2. It's really sweet xx
    And a smart DIY since things are getting expensive these days :/

    www.punkheartspink.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, yeah the cost was very minimal compared to anywhere else, only costly aspect was the labor (that's what the fiancé is for...)

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  3. they look wonderful!!!
    following you, too!
    happy day!

    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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  4. This is an awesome tutorial! I have 3 months to plan my wedding and will be taking advantage of this I think ;).

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  5. oh my goooosh *.*
    it looks so preeeetty! i want my wedding invitations (if i'm ever going to send out some...) to look like yours:))
    absolutely love the font. can't believe you're having a wedding:) i'm sure it's a lot of work....
    would loooove to see some photos of your wedding:)) <3

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    1. Ah, thanks so much, Nee! Yep I plan on posting some pictures :D!!!

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  6. These are so pretty! I love the idea of calling to let you know which guests are attending :) Great idea.

    Just found your blog and I'm glad I did. I really like it! I'm now following you on GFC and Bloglovin.

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, my bridesmaid mentioned it to me, brilliant! Thanks so much for following =]

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  7. Oh can't believe you're having a wedding, so happy for you! Those invitations look lovely, love the font. And it's great to know you made them yourself, it makes them so much more personal :)

    And thanks for your recommendation on the Kiehl's avocado eye cream, I've also read good things about it :) Do you think it's also good for the dark circles or it just moisturizes the eye area?

    xo

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  8. Just found your blog and love it! Congratulations on your wedding! +followed :)

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Thank you for all your lovely words :]!