Diy Rustic Wedding Invitations

Diy Rustic Wedding Invitations

We went the DIY route for our wedding invitations and I absolutely LOVE the way they turned out! They were put together using a combination of pocketfold envelopes, ribbon, buttons, lace and twine… and a lot of patience. If you’re planning a rustic or vintage-inspired wedding then I hope you’ll enjoy this FREE wedding invitation template that I created, or at least walk away with some inspiration. Brace yourself, this is a looooooong and very detailed post. You may need a cup of coffee…or three.
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Diy Rustic Wedding Invitations

Katie thank you for this post. By purchasing your templates I was able to create beautiful wedding stationery for my daughters wedding. We are thrilled with the result, I found your templates easy to edit and appreciated prompt email support when I needed it! We used recycled straw pockets and envelopes and I printed the invitations and details card on heavy card with a “pinstripe” through it. We used the mint template and decided that we didn’t need a card mat behind it. We tied each pocket with a length of rustic twine, fine ribbon and a slightly wider organza ribbon. I printed a clear seal to go on the envelopes and we were delighted with the effect. To be honest, I don’t think we ended up saving money as I ended up ordering the pockets and envelopes from the US as the paper sizes aren’t standard here in Australia and the finished product cost a fair bit to post, however we have ended up with a very original product which we think captures the feel we want to create for the wedding. Thanks again Katie for sharing your ideas, your fabulous templates and the email help when I needed it! Enjoy your travels, Lesley
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Diy Rustic Wedding Invitations

Lesley O’Donohue Reply Katie thank you for this post. By purchasing your templates I was able to create beautiful wedding stationery for my daughters wedding. We are thrilled with the result, I found your templates easy to edit and appreciated prompt email support when I needed it! We used recycled straw pockets and envelopes and I printed the invitations and details card on heavy card with a “pinstripe” through it. We used the mint template and decided that we didn’t need a card mat behind it. We tied each pocket with a length of rustic twine, fine ribbon and a slightly wider organza ribbon. I printed a clear seal to go on the envelopes and we were delighted with the effect. To be honest, I don’t think we ended up saving money as I ended up ordering the pockets and envelopes from the US as the paper sizes aren’t standard here in Australia and the finished product cost a fair bit to post, however we have ended up with a very original product which we think captures the feel we want to create for the wedding. Thanks again Katie for sharing your ideas, your fabulous templates and the email help when I needed it! Enjoy your travels, Lesley August 30, 2016 at 8:17 am
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Diy Rustic Wedding Invitations

I have always loved paper crafts, so I couldnt imagine not DIYing our invitations. Also, it would save us a lot of money. I have done layout and printing for work, so in the end only a few hours were spent fighting with the printer to get it right on the envelopes! I loved making them, including the whole process of buying vintage stamps and lining envelopes. We had less than 50 invitations sent out, if it had been a lot more I would probably have had to simplify the design. We got lots of compliments, and some thought I had learned calligraphy for the addresses. I wish… The cute illustration was made by one of my husband´s friends.
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Diy Rustic Wedding Invitations

APW to the rescue! I found this article just as I realized how expensive invitations were. I bought my design from Etsy (Vintage Sweet shop) and had them printed through CatPrint. CatPrint will send you a free sample pack of their different paper and envelope types, plus send you a free proof of your invitations. The main reason I went with them is that they will also print envelopes with each guest name (just remember to ask them to print your return address if you want it). Their customer service was awesome and always responded quickly. I went with Extra Heavy Card Stock – Cream Linen and Cream shimmer envelopes. I had my response cards printed as postcards with my address on the front, so I didn’t have to worry about an extra envelope (not ideal but it works). To finish them off, I wrapped lace around them and secured with glue dots. I paid $200 total for the design and printing (invitation, welcome reception, response cards and envelopes) for 70. I’m thrilled with how they turned out and wouldn’t change a thing.
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Diy Rustic Wedding Invitations

ADDRESSES: You can choose to address your invitations by hand, or you can decide to print labels. Don’t let the WIC bully you into thinking your own handwriting isn’t good enough, or that the convenience of labels is tacky. As for the actual addresses, here are a few tips on how to address invitations formally, accounting for a whole host of last name conventions.
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Diy Rustic Wedding Invitations

Thanks for writing this super helpful article, Lucy! Yesterday I was working on my wedding budget, and suddenly I realised there wouldn’t be enough for custom invitations. DIY it is! I ran straight back to your article.
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Diy Rustic Wedding Invitations

I just wanted to thank you so much for providing this template. My husband and I got married in March and we used your template and instructions to make our invitations for our wedding. We ordered all the paper stock from the US so that they would be identical, since New Zealand uses different paper sizes and we couldn’t find a local supplier. This added to the cost but it was still way cheaper than if we had had them made by someone else. We cracked open the wine and sat there in a procession, cutting and punching and gluing and tying; it was great! We ran with your DIY invites and beyond: we made our own table decorations for reception and made our own flowers from Italian crepe paper. Once we’d started with your handmade template we just kept going! Everyone has loved the invites (and, in turn, every other handmade aspect of the reception – most even took bits as souvenirs!) and we’ve just used the same template again to create thank you cards.
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Kia ora Katie from New Zealand! I just wanted to thank you so much for providing this template. My husband and I got married in March and we used your template and instructions to make our invitations for our wedding. We ordered all the paper stock from the US so that they would be identical, since New Zealand uses different paper sizes and we couldn’t find a local supplier. This added to the cost but it was still way cheaper than if we had had them made by someone else. We cracked open the wine and sat there in a procession, cutting and punching and gluing and tying; it was great! We ran with your DIY invites and beyond: we made our own table decorations for reception and made our own flowers from Italian crepe paper. Once we’d started with your handmade template we just kept going! Everyone has loved the invites (and, in turn, every other handmade aspect of the reception – most even took bits as souvenirs!) and we’ve just used the same template again to create thank you cards. Thank you again for providing the inspiration for our magical day! Ngā mihi nui (BIG THANKS!), Bryan
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Designing Your Own: If you’re choosing to design your own DIY wedding invitations, you probably have a good idea of what you’re hoping it will look like. You might even have a grasp of some of the skills you’ll be bringing to the table to make that vision a reality. Or, you’re hoping to learn a little more about the process and designing in general. Or maybe you just want to get a little crafty. All of these reasons, and more, are good reasons to do your own invites. We’ve got a whole bunch of extra tutorials, in case you want to brush up on a few skills before you put proverbial pen to paper.
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Buying/Finding A Design: If you don’t have design experience, and you’re not fond of pushing images and text around on pages (aka, does the idea of designing a flyer for a Bake Sale or some other event excite you, or does it make you hide under your desk?), you’re going to need to find someone to design your DIY wedding invitations for you. Fear not! Thanks to the Internet (and Etsy, bless), there are tons of places to get an invitation design. Some are even our sponsors! Here’s a short list of places to check out.

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