Thursday, 1 October 2015

Wedding Stationary- To D.I.Y or not to D.I.Y

When planning a wedding there is so much to consider. From themes, budget and colour schemes.  All this comes into play when trying to choose wedding stationary. Do you splash out on matching save the dates, invites, name cards and table plans? Or do you go down the now fashionable route of d.i.y ing the day?

With all this too consider here are some different options which may help you when trying to decide.

Themes (I have made these invites using Canva)



The great thing about DIY is you can source materials from pretty much anywhere these days.  Craft shops now seem to be popping up in every village, with a great supply of materials and workshops most weekends, this really is a great ways to do things cheaply. So why not get the wedding party involved and have a cutting and sticking (and wine) night.

If you want to make something yourself, but still want to keep the professional element. Canva is perfect for this.  I have just discovered this online design tool which allows you to create invites, posters and a lot of other graphic things for free.  With a select amount of backgrounds and images available free of charge this is a great way to try your hand at graphic design. – This is something which I am seriously considering as I love this sort of thing.  Here is an example I have created

Alternatively if you want to take the hassle out of making things yourself, here are a great selection of invitations from Nottingham based company Edward & Lace. All their designs can be fully customised, so you can really let you personality shine.  All the stationary is made form recycled materials. So a great way to keep environmentally friendly on the day.

You can find there website here or visit the shop on Etsy.

Chevron Vinyl CD Favour

This vinyl style invite is perfect for any couple who might be going for a rock / music theme. You could then incorporate this into place mats and have it match other reception decoration.

Floral Watercolor Invitation Set // Blue

This simple but elegant theme can be fully tailored to suit any colour theme.  The water colour effect would perfectly match a spring wedding. I think this would look great in pastel pinks and purples. 

Remember this is the first chance your guests get even a hint of what the day will be like. So choose wisely.

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