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8 steps to successfully DIY your Wedding invites!

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So you’ve decided to DIY it, but aren’t sure where to start? Let our step by step guide talk you through the process of successful DIY invitation making…

1. Decide on your Wedding colour scheme and/or theme. And don’t be scared by the word ‘theme’; it doesn’t have to be anything ground breaking or hugely quirky – it can be as simple as ‘Ivory lace’ or ‘Traditional’. It just helps keep your focus on the overall look you’re going for.

2. Finalise your guest list. This is essential in order to start working on your DIY Wedding invitations as it will allow you to work out how many materials you will need. Always allow for a few spare invites for last minute changes.

3. Come up with a few of alternative designs for your invitations. Browse the internet for inspiration, and then just sketch out a few designs. If in doubt, keep it simple – a white invitation decorated with a beautiful backing paper, or a ribbon and vintage brooch, will always be a winner.

4. Mock up your design. Order a small quantity of materials (pocketfold or card blanks, ribbon, brooches etc.) so that you can mock up one or two of your designs. Then ask your fiancé and/or close family or friends for their opinion.

5. Order your materials. Once you know exactly what design you are going to make, order in all of your craft materials.

6. Create your text. On a computer, type out the wording that you want on your invitations. You will also need to create another document with the information to be printed on guest information card (accommodation, directions, gifts etc.). Work out what size you need your printed sections to be, and print out your documents to ensure that they come out at the correct size. It is likely to take a few attempts in order to get them exactly right!

(N.B If you want to save yourself the hassle of printing invitation inserts, we can do this for you – just take a look at our personalised printed inserts for laser cut invitations and pocketfold invitations here.

7. Start putting together your invitations! It’s always best to complete each stage of the making process (e.g sticking backing paper) for all of the invitations rather than making each whole invitation one by one. Try and rope in a friend or two to help with this task if possible, as it can be quite repetitive!

8. Address the envelopes and send out your invitations!


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