Recently my friend got married in Italy (the wedding photos will be posted very soon!). For this, we got together and made her wedding invitations, place settings and menus.
There is no doubt that it takes a lot of time, but we started them early. Making a few things each night or doing a bigger batch at the weekend, and they were all done in plenty of time. Below are the results;
Didn’t we do well?!
The DIY invitations were so simple and cheap to make. Here is what was needed;
- A few boxes of card, in Carolyn’s chosen colours, cream and burgundy. These were a bargain, at only £5 per box of A4/A5 from PaperMill.
- The ribbon was from the John Lewis haberdashery , all in all, we needed about 3 reels, costing £3 each.
- The little stick on pearl jewels were from Ebay – £2 per pack of 80.
Aside from this, the only tools required were the computer and printer, a guillotine and ofcourse lots and lots of double sided tape!
Deciding on the size of the invitations, we simply cut some card and made a mock up to ensure Carolyn (and I guess Billy?), liked the design.
After that, I printed out all the wording for each of the invitations, the menus and the placecards. We cut all the card – this bit is a tad tedious, but once it’s done, the creative work takes place!
And so, we set about sticking all the pieces together (I’m sure there is a more technical term).
I’m obviously biased, but don’t they look great!?!