My friend is a very creative artist and I could not have done all of this without her support! She hand drew portions of the invites while I decided on the wording, style, and intricate details that would put them all together.
This was our final creation:
The font used was Tempus Sans
My mother & her fiance's wedding is in Disney's Epcot (SO cool, I know!) and we are calling it her 'pop-up' wedding. There aren't going to be tons of guests, and as long as we don't make a 'scene', the park said they didn't care...I will let you know if we get in 'trouble' with Disney the day of ;) I REALLY don't think I could handle getting kicked out of a Disney Park!
The twine from Divine Twine in Brown Sugar and the teal and coral cutout hearts (made on the Cricut) really pulled the invite together to make it extra sweet!
Epcot is internationally themed, so we did our own take by making these invites the guests' 'Passports Around the World'. What started off as a simple hot air balloon grew into an intimate image of the Bride and Groom floating whimsically around on their special day.
The guests also received a map of the day's festivities which was creatively drawn by my friend. The wedding clock/map highlights the main festivities we will be enjoying the day of the wedding.
I got some really pretty envelopes from Paper Presentation (ordered online) and cute stamps. At first we were going to go with airmail colors, but opted for the teal and coral instead, thus changing our twine choice
**For privacy sake, I have taken out personal information as well as changed the date of the event :) so friends who are attending, do not be alarmed!
Make Your Own Invites Step-By-Step
- First, pick your envelope, that will help you determine the size of your invite
- Create the wording
- Pick a theme
- Pick a font
- Design your invite either with Microsoft Word or with a combination of your artistic abilities and Word
- Double, triple, quadruple check your invite details
- Save your finished design in a PDF file
- Find a local print shop (normally the smaller the mom and pop shop, the better the deals)
- Pick your paper at the print shop, ask for discontinued paper or discounted paper
- Have the printers print one copy for you to look over
- Finalize and have all remaining copies printed
- Add a cute detail like twine and hearts
Our Cost Breakdown
|Paper Presentation||$ 27.34||75 Envelopes from PaperPresentation.com|
|PayPal TwineTape||$ 16.45||Brown sugar twine|
|Pen||$ 2.99||Caligraphy Pen to address|
|Paper for Hearts||$ 4.14||Coral & Team from Hobby Lobby|
|Invites||$ 72.69||Invites Printed (ImageMatters in Knoxville)|
I hope you find yourself being creative in ways that might save you money by doing it yourself!
What's something you have created for your own, a friend's, or a family member's wedding?