Get creative and add a splash of personality with these ideas for DIY wedding invitations.
It takes two
One of the simplest ways to create DIY wedding invitations is to use a photo of the two of you. After all, your wedding wouldn’t be happening without your starring roles! This could be a fond photo filled with memories or perhaps a portrait from your engagement shoot.
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Challenge yourself to learn a new craft and create a bespoke paper-cut design. This is perfect for fairy-tale and English garden themed weddings, with a whimsical feel.
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Heartfelt and handwritten
Another one for crafty couples! Calligraphy is an art that takes time to learn, but if you master it you can add a handwritten and elegant touch to your DIY wedding invitations.
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Add a professional finish to your wedding invitations by working with a designer to create a custom wedding logo. You can print this design onto your invitations, as well as featuring it in on-the-day stationery or even your cake topper design.
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Surprise your guests with your DIY wedding invites by making the paper yourself! Historically, paper production was a thriving industry in England and today, a few artisanal mills remain.
Making your own paper requires a bit of space and time, but you can include all kind of personal touches, from colourings to pressed flowers as a clue to your bouquet.
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Signed, sealed, delivered
DIY wedding invitations can extend to the envelopes too. And as the first thing your guests see, the impression they make counts! Finish each invitation with a bespoke wax seal to add a hand-crafted finish to your stationery suite.
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Throw convention to the wind and create an invitation your guests can eat! A twist on the popular ‘will you be my bridesmaid cookies’, you could bake up a batch of biscuits and ice them with your wedding date! Just make sure your guests mark it on their calendars before they polish off the crumbs…
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