If you want to cut costs for your wedding but not style, then you will LOVE these DIY wedding invitations. Under $1 a piece for each invitation, not to mention they are super elegant and cute!
First you want to pick out the colors of your wedding so your invitations can match! I chose purple, silver, and white for an elegant winter wedding!
For this layered look, I got all of my supplies from paperpresentation.com:
- Layer Invitation Cover in Silk Pearl, 5 3/8 x 7 3/4
- Layer Invitation Insert in Metallic Quartz 5 x 7 1/2
- Flat rectangle cars in Metallic Quartz, 4 1/2 x 5 1/2
- A8 Envelopes in Latte
- A8 Pattern Envelope Liner in Victorian Grey
- Monogram envelope seals
- Purple nylon ribbon from Hobby Lobby
For the design, I used Microsoft Word and free downloadable fonts! It took a me a couple tries before I finally got the look I wanted. I looked at several designs on Pinterest and ended up combining all of my favorites into this one classic, and elegant look.
For the text I used the font Songti SC Regular font, which should be included in Microsoft word.
For the cursive “and”, I inserted a text box, changed the wrapping to “in front of text”, and then right clicked and chose “send to back” for a layered look. The font I chose was Jellyka Western Princess, which you can download here.
To highlight the date of our wedding, I put it in a really pretty cursive font Some Weatz Swashes, which you can download here.
I followed the same design pattern for the reception card. For the monogram R, I used the font Respective.
I printed this onto the Metallic Quartz paper using a standard inkjet printer, then glued the invitation insert onto the invitation cover using an adhesive from Hobby Lobby.
I then tied the purple bow, don’t worry if it turns out a little crooked because once you insert it into the envelope, it will straighten out!
As for the envelopes, I used the same Respective font for the guest names, and Songti SC Regular for the addresses. In Microsoft Word you can also insert a symbol of a heart by clicking insert, symbol, and finding the little heart. I chose to put this on the return address in the place of a comma between Owensboro and Kentucky. So adorbs.
Once I made the invitation, I glued the envelope insert into the envelope, put the invites inside, and sealed it with a precious monogrammed R sticker.
I am so happy with they way these invites turned out!!! Next, I am making the programs following this same design style. Let me know what you think, or if you try!