DIY Invitations: Adding a Personal Touch to Your San Antonio Wedding -

DIY Invitations: Adding a Personal Touch to Your San Antonio Wedding

Hey, future groom and bride! So, you’re getting ready for your big San Antonio wedding, right? That’s super exciting! Now, have you ever thought about making your own wedding invitations? Yep, you totally can! DIY invitations are like crafting magic, and they can make your wedding even more special. In this blog, we’re going to show you how to make your very own wedding invitations.

1. Why Go DIY?

Let’s start with why making your own wedding invitations is such a cool idea:

Personal Touch: When you make your own invitations, you get to add your own special style. It’s like giving your invites a big hug of love!

Budget-Friendly: Making your own invites can be cheaper than buying fancy ones. You’ll save money and still have awesome invites.

Crafty Fun: If you make them with your family or friends, it’s like a super fun crafting party. Everyone can join in on the fun!

Proud Feeling: When you finish making your invites, you’ll feel like a super-talented artist. It’s like a sneak peek of how great your wedding will be!

2. Get Your Supplies

Before you start crafting, you need to gather your supplies. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Paper: Get some nice paper that matches your wedding colors and style.
  • Envelopes: Make sure you have envelopes that fit your invites.
  • Art Supplies: Grab colored pens, markers, pencils, and anything else you want to use for decorating.
  • Stamps and Ink: If you’re into stamping, you’ll need ink pads and stamps.
  • Stickers and Decorations: Add some pizzazz with stickers, rhinestones, or other fun decorations.
  • Scissors and Glue: These are your trusty tools for cutting and sticking things together.
  • Computer and Printer: If you’re printing parts of your invites, you’ll need a computer and printer.
  • Design Software: Use computer software like Canva or Adobe Creative Suite if you want to create designs digitally.
3. Design Your Invitations

Now, let’s get creative with the design! Here are some ideas to get you started:

Pick a Theme: Think about your wedding theme. Is it vintage, modern, or something else? Let your theme inspire your invitation design.

Colors: Match your invitation colors to your wedding colors. It’s like giving your invites a color makeover!

Fonts: Choose fonts that match your wedding’s personality. Fancy fonts make things look elegant, while fun fonts add a playful touch.

Art Time: If you’re artsy, draw or paint your own pictures that connect to your wedding story or theme.

Use Photos: Include pictures of you and your partner or your engagement photos to make your invites super personal.

Templates: If you’re not sure where to start, there are online templates that can help you begin your design adventure.

4. Get Crafty

Time to put on your crafting hat and get busy! Here are some crafty ideas to try:

Paint Your Invitations: Create beautiful watercolor backgrounds or paint cute flowers. It’s like being an art wizard!

Calligraphy: Practice fancy handwriting to make your invites look like they’re from a fairy tale.

Embossing Magic: Embossing adds a cool raised texture to your invites. It’s like a secret code only you know!

Stamp Fun: Use stamps to make patterns or little pictures on your invites. It’s like decorating with stamps.

Layer Up: Stick different types of paper together or add fancy paper on top for a 3D effect.

5. Put It All Together

Now that you’ve got all your pieces, let’s assemble your invitations like a pro:

Step 1: Cut all your pieces to the right size. This includes the main invitation, any extra inserts, and envelopes.

Step 2: Write or print your words on the invitation and inserts. Make sure there are no spelling oopsies!

Step 3: Get creative! Add stickers, decorations, or anything else that makes your invites extra special.

Step 4: Arrange everything in the right order. The main invitation usually goes first, followed by any extras.

Step 5: Pop your invite into an envelope, and ta-da! You’re all set to send them out to your guests.

6. Don’t Forget the RSVPs

For your RSVP cards, make sure you have a space for your guests to write their names and tell you how many people are coming. It’s also good to include a self-addressed stamped envelope so they can easily send back their RSVPs.

7. Extra Tips and Tricks

Here are some bonus tips to make your DIY invitations extra amazing:

Ask for Help: If you’re stuck or need ideas, don’t be shy to ask friends or family for a hand. They might have super cool suggestions or want to join the crafty fun.

Start Early: DIY invitations take time, so begin ahead of time to avoid last-minute stress.

Test Run: Before you make a bunch of invites, try making one as a test to make sure you love how it looks.

Add Info: Include any extra info your guests might need, like directions, hotel details, or a website with more wedding deets.

Stay Chill: Remember, it’s all about having fun and making your invites super personal. Don’t stress if they’re not perfect. Imperfection is what makes them special!

Before we finish, we’ve got some other wedding planning blogs you might want to check out to keep the wedding excitement going:

And if you’re still exploring wedding ideas, our previous blog, “From Paper to Perfection: San Antonio Wedding Invitation Trends,” is full of great info on choosing the perfect wedding invitations.

Don’t forget to visit Texas Wedding Vendors if you need awesome wedding vendors in Texas. We’ve got all the best ones in one place, no matter where in Texas you’re getting married.

Have a blast making your DIY invitations, and may they be as special as your love story!