Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Handcrafted especially by you...

Making your own wedding stationery is not only cost effective, but also very satisfying!
Your invitations will be the first glimpse that your guests have of your special day.  Think about whether you want to bring your colour into the design of your invites, or if you are going to stick with neutral Ivory, White, Gold or Silver and keep your colour under wraps.  It's also worth considering how you are going to incorporate the design of your invitations into the other stationery required on the day ie  Order of Service, Menus, Table Plan, Place cards and favours.
Source good quality cards for your invitations and don't forget that you will need envelopes and inserts as well as embellishments. Ideally you want your invitations to look 'handcrafted' and not 'homemade' so keep it simple and choose a design that can be easily mass produced!
Think about the 'tools' that will be required for the making of your stationery...Glue, Tape and a cutter for cutting straight edges...if you don't have the correct adhesive for the job it can be a disaster!
When using ribbons, I would always recommend that you stick satin to avoid bulky unattractive bows and, tie organza, as there is nothing worse than being able to see the glue or tape used to stick the ribbon. It is also very important to have a nice sharp pair of scissors to cut your ribbon as this will ensure you have a nice crisp edge and avoid fraying.
If you have a printer at home it is easy to print your own inserts with the help of a free template.  I prefer to print inserts using a grey font as it doesn't look as harsh as black and will not smudge as easily on pearlescent papers.  The font choice is also important, on of my favourites is 'Pristina' as it is elegant and easy to read.
Have fun...and wait for the compliments to come rolling in!
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Great tips on making Wedding Stationery and I love your Wedding Invitation designs.