Friday, March 4, 2011

DIY Wedding: Invitations

This will be the first of a few posts about my DIY wedding.  Everything that was made out of paper at my wedding, was made and designed by me.  I had a few non-paper projects as well.  I was able to have everything that I wanted without having to spend the money to have someone custom make them for me.

After lots of research, I could not find a wedding invitation that I loved, that was also within my budget.  I really liked the look of pocket invitations and finally decided that it wouldn't be that hard to make my own.  I found my pockets at  I also ordered my envelopes from them.  I figured that since the invitation was kind of like an envelope on its own, I didn't need an inner envelope (money saved right there!).  I designed the rest myself using Microsoft Word and had them printed at Staples (if you have Staples Rewards, you get 10% back on printing services).

Here is a picture of the pocket as it was purchased:

This is a picture of all the parts before they were assembled:

I used a snowflake punch on the corner of my invitation page to add a little bit of the winter theme.  The invitation page and the blue-green page behind it were attached using Glue Dots, which can be found any most craft stores.

The final product when it is opened up:

I put a coordinating ribbon around the whole thing before I put it in a silver envelope:

The ribbon was attached to itself using a Glue Dot and then a snowflake sticker was added to hide the raw edge of the ribbon.

I was very happy with the final result and ended up with a custom invitation made exactly how I had envisioned.  If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask and I will try to go into more detail.

Tip Junkie handmade projects


Anonymous said...

Hi; would you consider making these and selling? If so, how much? Thanks! Let me know;

Dawnelle said...

Would you mind sharing how much you spent on invitations by the time you were done, and how many you made?

nancy john said...

It's so a lot of excited regarding the marriage one amongst my friend however very little tense regarding the marriage favors. awing post! it's sensible to pay additional hours for your wedding. arrange your wedding slowly and steady.

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