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DIY Wedding Invitations

Your wedding invitations are the first glimpse of your wedding your guests will see so why not make them special? Handmade invites are memorable simply because they are one-of-a-kind, produced with the colors and materials, fonts, and paper you’ve carefully selected. They can be as elaborate or as simple as you choose, just keep in mind the size of your guest list. We’ve chosen a few simple, affordable designs that you can embellish with all kinds of craft materials, the only limit is your imagination!

At VW, we love the use of Fonts as art. Mix and match fonts to create beautiful inserts with all the important wedding date information and choose a fancier envelope to dress it up. You can find a lot of free fonts to download at or choose from the free wedding fonts here . We found Petal Card Invitations (great for your font art inserts) 10 for $6.75.
Try tying your choice of ribbon or cut a strip of paper (in your wedding color) and glue it around the petal envelope. Type your initials on a smaller square of paper to cover up where you’ve glued the ends of ribbon or paper strip together. We used this image from for inspiration.

Another fun idea is to make a DVD or CD with pictures of you and your love and decorate the case. We found paper sleeves for CD/DVDs here 50 for $45. You could even make your own by folding a piece of paper around a CD and leaving a little extra room for gluing or taping the edges. Print out a picture for the cover, print out an insert with wedding date, location, and rsvp information, and you’re done (or keep on decorating!). We like this one from for inspiration.

Wedding invitations can also give clues about the style of your wedding. If you’re having a garden wedding, try gluing a piece of lavender to your invite like this one found at
. Use different textured papers or even squares of fabric to layer burlap and twine for a country chic style wedding. Have fun decorating with charms or seashells, whatever you can find to reflect your personality and style.

Hooray for creativity and crafting! 


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