Your wedding invitation is the first hint your guests have of what to expect on W-Day. Trying to find the perfect design to suit your vintage wedding is a time-consuming process, especially when there’s so much lovely wedding stationery around. If you’re struggling to decide what to put in those ivory envelopes, here’s how to make your invitations unique and personal to you.
Unleash your inner graphic designer
Why settle for wedding invitations that aren’t quite right when you can create your own? Designing invites isn’t as complicated as it sounds. With a little bit of Adobe know-how (or a graphic designer friend), you can create beautiful wedding stationery at home. However, bear the following in mind:
If you lack the necessary computer skills for designing invites, put those hands to good use instead. Handmade wedding invitations will fit in perfectly if you’re planning to DIY other little touches too. Here’s a simple way to create a stunning invitation complete with miniature bunting.
What you need:
How to do it:
Of course, not every bride and groom have time to craft 50+ wedding invitations in the run up to the big day. Luckily, there are plenty of wedding stationers out there who can provide beautiful invites in the vintage style you’re looking for.
For vintage-style wedding invitations that don’t cost the earth, The Invitation Boutique have a fine selection. Perfect if you’re watching the pennies, these inexpensive invites can be completely personalised – including the design if you can’t see one you like.
If you still want that handmade look, Wedding in a Teacup have a wide range of wedding stationery and items ideal for creative brides.
It’s almost a shame to hide their invitations away in an envelope – each one is designed by them in their Brighton-based studio then personalised to suit your wedding. They also sell a variety of stamps, stickers and tags if you have crafty ideas of your own.
Thanks to Hannah Brookes for sending us over this lovely tutorial and guest post.