The last couple of days you've seen an intro to our wedding planning, and all about choosing a colour scheme, and today I'm going to show you how I made the invitations for our DIY wedding. I hope this will help someone with their own invites!
I'll be honest - I was frustrated with the wedding invites available to buy here in New Zealand. Most looked like tacky clipart printed on a sheet, selling for a ridiculous price. I knew I could do better and wanted something personalised, so I got out my paintbrushes...
Then I scanned it to the computer and completed the rest of the invite in Photoshop:
Speaking of cutting, most invites require some extra info on separate inserts. I also made these doily-hearts with each guest's name on it, so that I wouldn't have to write it onto the invitation itself.
It was a bit of a mission cutting 90 hearts and then glueing 90 pieces of doilie to them - but worked out being almost free as the doilies came in large packs from the $2 shop and I already had the cardboard.
As for the other inserts - I made one for the RSVP postcard, and one as an info sheet.
They were fairly simple designs and also done in Photoshop, then printed and cut out.
The finished result
They turned out totally original and personal to us... but I was definitely relieved to finally post them away!
I'm back after the weekend with more on the topic of DIY weddings.... this time how to make your own signage, favours, cake toppers and cake!
Would you make your own wedding invites?
Wedding Part 3: DIY wedding invites