From the get go, wedding stationery is one of the first things you have to think about when planning your wedding. Your choice of wedding stationery will give everyone their first impression of what your wedding will be like, so it’s important to make the right choices! Your wedding stationery will be used for hen party invites, letters asking people to be bridesmaids and maid of honour, invitations to the wedding or the reception and also thank you letters afterwards. All of these might seem quite small and trivial in the grand scheme of the wedding, but the prices will all add up – a fancy invitation for 100 people at £5 per invite is going to take it’s toll, so it’s a good idea to try out some DIY wedding stationery ideas so that you can try and create some wedding stationery on a budget. Here are some creative ideas that will keep your wedding stationery costs to a minimum.
The wedding invitation is the first thing most of your wedding guests will see in regards to the big day, and they will be make their assumptions about the wedding based on the standard of the invitation – it’s important to make it a good one! Here are some DIY wedding invitation ideas:
People focus so much on the wedding invite that they often don’t consider the way the invite will be delivered – in an envelope! Instead of leaving the envelope blank, think about adding your own creative touch, using an envelope liner. Select a photo of yourself and your partner for the liner, or maybe switch things up for different people. Invitations to bridesmaids could hold photos of you and them, giving each invite a more personal touch. You can print the photos out using ordinary paper from home which saves a lot of money, and can even make the envelopes yourself too if you’re feeling super creative!
One thing you don’t want is for people to agree to come to your wedding and then forget about it! This creative save the date idea forces people to have to mark their calendar with a sticker of you and your fiance – which is actually incredibly cute too! This DIY save the date doesn’t cost much at all – you can print everything from home! If you don’t have a printer that can make stickers, you can purchase mini, personalised stickers online for around £15. This is a fraction of the price you’d pay for your wedding invites to be made by a professional – DIY wedding invites are definitely the way forward.
You might be stressed out about people getting back to you on time and letting you know if they’re attending or not – and whilst you could make a Facebook group so that people can press ‘attending’ and give you an idea on numbers, these DIY wedding invitations with RSVP pockets are far sweeter! Not only does it create a memorable invite that your guests will enjoy opening up, it comes with a built in RSVP for them, so all they have to do is send it back! You’ve done the hard work for them.
When the wedding is over, it’s important to take the time to thank everyone for coming, and thank them for any gifts they may have got you. DIY thank you cards really create a lovely, personal touch that makes guests feel like they’re not all receiving the same generic thank you. Here are some ideas for your own DIY thank you cards.
There are so many different ways to create these DIY thank you cards and all of them will cost a fraction of the price of buying X amount of enough cards for all the guests in attendance. Whether you design these entirely on a computer (Canva is a good place to start) and print them, or whether you get a little more creative and print the photos out yourself before mounting them on card, there’s nothing more personal than a thank you card with a photo from the big day! You could even get really personal and try to make the photos of you and the guest you’re sending the card to! Get creative and see what happens!
It is sad to think that you might put the time and effort into a DIY thank you only for it to be thrown away – not to mention it’s a waste of your money too! That’s why edible thank yous are such a brilliant idea, and so easy to make too! All you need is a nice container (jam jars work a treat) that you can make look pretty with ribbons or glitter, felt flowers, a printed photo or graphic that you can make from home, and then all you need to do is fill it with delicious edibles. You can really choose whatever you like – a variety of sweets in pick n mix style, biscuits, mini cupcakes…it is entirely up to you!
There’s no denying organising the seating plan for a wedding can be incredibly stressful, so why not add an element of fun to the scenario by spending some time making some DIY table numbers? They’ll add to the layout of the table and you can really add the personal touch to each number which makes them a little bit more special.
Do it yourself table numbers… or rather, do it themselves! These colouring in table numbers are a unique, creative and fun addition to any wedding table, particularly if you have young children at the table who might get restless or fidgety during the meal! You can print out colouring-in pages from home really easily – all you have to do is print a different one for each table!
Alternatively, you can colour them in yourself before the wedding to make them match your colour scheme, it’s totally up to you!
These ‘When we were…’ table numbers are a really cute and personal idea for table numbers! Say you have 21 tables, you can use photos of you and your partner from ags 1-21 at each table. This will give family and friends a chance to reminisce on happy memories with you from that age, will provide some laughs at what are sure to be some hilarious photos and will also make every table number that little bit special!
Flowers pay a big part in any wedding, and if you’re big into the floral theme, these growler DIY table numbers are what you need to add the finishing touches to your table! Not only do they add a vintage look to your table, it’s a chance to place gorgeous flowers on each table and get creative with the graphic design of the label for each bottle! Guests can even take the flowers home afterwards, or you can take them home and press them as a keepsake.
Weddings can be stressful to organise, but DIY wedding stationery definitely adds an element of fun to the whole process, which should take away from some of the stress. Better still, all of these DIY options are a lot cheaper than buying wedding stationery, so if you’re looking for some budget wedding ideas that will save you money, you should definitely consider some of these creative ideas for your wedding stationery!