knew it was EXACTLY what I was after! So elegant and just the perfect amount of GLAM to fit our wedding style! But these things don’t come cheap honey. Here’s how you can save a pretty penny by doing it ALL yourself! Minus the printing part of course…
Step 1 | Select a Color Palette
Step Two | Select a Style
OUR WINTER WEDDING STYLE: Glam luxe meets Gothic romance
I pinned some invitations I LOVED from Pinterest and after having contacted the graphic companies directly for a quote, these babies came out to over $50+ per invitation! Multiply that by 150 invitations and I’ve just blown a fraction of my budget on invites alone! Crazy!!!
Step 3 | Graphic Design
Our CUSTOM Wedding Invitations included the following:
- Formal Invitation (gold-leaf print front and back) with handmade DIY envelope
- Ceremony invitation card
- Reply card with handmade DIY reply envelope
- Directions and map
- Dress code card with handmade DIY envelope
- Custom DIY invitation envelope
I sealed our envelopes with red wax and a Chinese Double Happiness stamp purchased on Etsy HERE. Keeping in line with our palette, RED was the obvious choice to up the glamour quotient.
The perfect gold background for our black address stamps!
Step 4 | Details, Details
Dress code cards fit snuggly into my DIY handmade card sleeve with matching ribbons to dictate the approved colors. Guests remarked that they LOVED this idea and kept the card in their wallet and purses to reference when out shopping for their formal attire! Love it when a good idea comes in handy! Since I designed the invitation graphics and wedding logo myself, I modified versions of the design and extended it to every single facet of our event. From the flipbook cover (above) to our photo booth layout (below)… Photobooth vendor: Pixta Perfect
Every inch of the wedding just SCREAMED our style with all the custom designed graphics.
I placed Mega Million lottery tickets in more custom made envelopes I made as wedding favors for our guests…I’m a fan of practical gifts! And who doesn’t secretly dream of winning the lottery? lol…
I also designed our seating chart in a scroll format with our custom logo on top and printed at Kinko’s. The scrolls were displayed right at the sign-in entry so guests knew where they were seated.
And there you have it! How to custom design your wedding invitations plus 15 additional DIY ideas to capture your wedding style, print by print. What do you think? Would you endeavor DIY invitations and graphics when it comes time to plan your wedding? Is the low cost worth ALL your personal time? Do tell!
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