Today, I’d like to share another DIY project I did for our wedding.
I had a TON of fun designing the invitations (a little bit less fun putting them together… lol). Knowing I was going for a ‘country classy’ type look and that I love Kraft paper, I scoured pinterest for inspiration. This was the spark for the whole project:
The layout of the invitations was based on this next invite: (I seriously spent way too many hours of my life obsessing over font choices and styling ;))
For the paper I bought 250 8.5×11 Kraft paper sheets for $45 (I recently found them here for less, I used the 100 cover weight, Desert Storm). The invites took around 90 sheets and I ended up using nearly all the rest for other wedding paper projects. All the printing was done at Staples, they are very reasonable.
Here is a close up of the invite sans the doily… I sometimes just sit and stare at it, because I love it so much… 🙂
But, seriously… I’m sure I spent over 5 hours meticulously analyzing every font in the world… haha 🙂 I was going for a more contemporary and fun layout with words that popped, versus the traditional invites in the cursive. Those are pretty too, but I was going for ‘gripping’ 😉
If anyone is interested in knowing any of the fonts, or wants a copy of the wedding invitation template I used: click here 🙂
I bought the Doilies for around $10 off of the Webstaurant store (it came in a package of 500!) Putting it all together was pretty simple. I centered the doily around the invite, folded, then used a craft paper cutter to remove the excess doily on the top and bottom.
So I took these pictures before I made most of them, and I actually ended up tying bows instead of knots like the one above. Tying the ribbon was a learning process, but the more I did the better I got. Jake graciously offered to assist me, but after ten minutes of laboring over one bow, he asked to be relieved of his duties 😉 Men’s fingers are just not cut out for these sorts of things…
For the RSVP postcards I had them printed and cut at Staples, then I used stamps I had and embossed the back. They looked so pretty with the black shiny 🙂 I wish the picture captured it better….
My mom and sisters helped me a TON with these… I mean like many hours of cutting, tying, stamping and embossing, not to mention envelope licking, stamping, and addressing… You gals are the best! 🙂 And, I should mention that Jake helped me a lot too, who would have thought he has a knack for embossing? 😉
Again, if anyone is interested in fonts used/more information on the embossing process, I’d be happy to fill in more details! Thanks for reading about my DIY lace wedding invitations. If you like my blog, I would love for you to follow me (by email or bloglovin’ in the right sidebar) or view my Pinterest. 🙂