(Closed) Anyone who made their own wedding invites and help wiTh color scheme?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom and I made my wedding invitations. We cut cardstock from scratch and used rubber stamps and punches. I designed the invite and then my mom and I just split up tasks and did them together. It didn’t take us long, but we also do card making, so it was actually a lot simpler to put together then some of our cards that we normally make. My advice is because you have to make a lot, keep it simple. We also purchased some plain old cards from JoAnn for the rsvps and just did them up on the printer.

 

as for colors, are you wanting to keep it fall themed? I am using red as well, but it is going to be a darker red along with a darker purple. But red would be beautiful with orange and yellow and white like you talked about. I like black magic roses as they are a little darker than your average red and I a also also using white fuji mums, purple lisianthus and purple statice. If you want to use the colors you were talking about, I think it would be nice to have a rose bouquet with all those colors.  It really just depends on your preference for flowers, though. Maybe talk with a florist too as they really can help you out.

I hope this helps!

Post # 4
Member
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom and I made our invites out of cardstock using rubber stamps too, but since she has a rubber stamp and crafting store, it was easy for us. She designed the invite and she often designs invites for brides. I recommend going into your local rubber stamp / card store and getting some advice and examples from the shopkeeper. They can be really helpful.

Post # 5
Member
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

     I created my own invitations but am not creative enough to bust out the cardstuck and rubber stamps (Kudos to you ladies!)  I made mine on Adobe Photoshop, and then sent them to a printer.  I’m then creating my own pocket invites using pockets from the Cards and Pockets website.

     When deciding on colors I went with the colors my bridal party is going to be wearing.  I decided to go with a simple shadowed flourish (just because I like the way it looked ) I used purple and gold accents on cream colored paper, and 2 different all caps fonts.

     If you’re liking red as your main color, you could go a couple of ways depending on how fall themed you want your wedding.  The orange and yellows would be a fantastic way to keep it “fall-y”.  If you’re not so keen on the fall theme (as I was) you could maybe stick with the red, burgundy, purple family, OR the very classic red black and white theme.  It all depends on what style of wedding you’d like to have. Good luck, and I’d be happy to help if you have anymore questions!

Post # 6
Member
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I actually used a kit from Target and I had a really great experience with it. If you don’t have the time to devote to cutting cardstock, it’s a really great option. Mygatsby.com also has some great DIY options.

Post # 7
Member
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I also designed my own invites.  I used publisher and sent them to an online printer (catprint.com).  I ALMOST went the rubber stamp route, but I had about 150 invites to make and my friend who has previously made her invites convinced me not to use stamps.  I also ordered pocketfolds from cardsandpockets too.  I loved my invites, but never realized that sending my pocketfolds would cost over $1.00 each invite!  So I would consider the weight of your invite while making it too!  Also, don’t use gluestick, use the adhesive squares!  I’ve received a few invitations that have fallen apart because they used gluestick…

As for your colors, I love em!  They will look great in the fall.  

The topic ‘Anyone who made their own wedding invites and help wiTh color scheme?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors