Firstly, congratulations to Harry and Meghan on their wedding day!
Secondly, as this weekend is all about the royal wedding, I thought I would share some handmade wedding stationary and decorations if you are a do-it-yourself kind of person.
Let’s be honest, the vast majority of us who have to produce something ourselves in bulk try to keep it as simple as possible, so cream, white and ivory as a base are very popular for wedding cards and place holders.
For ‘Something Old’ I wanted to create something vintage-looking so I’ve used the Tattered Lace ‘Great Gatsby Frame’ for the invitations and the same frame and the ‘Great Gatsby Table Numbers’ for continuity. The name plates are a piece of 11 1/2 x 10 cm Centura Pearl card stock with a black corner die cut from the Tonic Studios ‘Art Deco Verso’ die set.
For the favor boxes I die cut the Tattered Lace ‘Pentagon Box’ dies from Centura Pearl hint of silver 300gsm card stock. I adhered all the tabs with 1/8″ Stix 2 Anything double sided clear tape, because it’s so strong I think it’s brilliant for keeping everything stuck together. The ‘Pentagon Box’ dies are brilliant because they come with layering dies as well as the dies to cut the box and the lid, so I layered a black and Centura Pearl pentagon on the lid to create a bold outline. The thank you on the favor box lid is also from the ‘Great Gatsby Frame’ die set. The die cuts on the side of the favor boxes are from Tonic Studios from the ‘Imperial Shutter Die Set’, but I think they match so well!
Rose gold is so trendy right now, so I’ve created a few wedding bits from rose gold card and using rose gold embossing powder.
The wedding invite is a piece of rose gold card cut to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″ and I used my corner rounding punch, the white panel is 5 1/4 x 4″, again I used the corner rounding punch. The leaf border is from a stamp company that are no longer trading called Waltzingmouse and the stamp set is called ‘Gift Card It’, the sentiment is from Elizabeth Craft Designs ‘Wedding stamps’ (CS092) and both are embossed with Lawn Fawn Rose Gold embossing powder. I didn’t want to add too much bulk as a wedding invite should be able to go through the post, but I did add two tiny 3mm white pearls.
The favor boxes are created using the Stampin’UP! ‘Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits’ dies from Centrura Pearl. The leaves are parchment paper cut from several dies – you could use whatever you have, I used Sizzix Sizzlits ‘Little Leaves’ and Sizzix Sarah’s Garden Thinlits ‘Leaves, Garden’ (658413) and added some white pearls.
The place names are die cut from Heartfelt Creations die sets ‘Cut Mat Create 1A’ and ‘Cut Mat Create 1B’, I folded the larger rose gold panel in half and used my corner rounding punch to round the corners on the fold.
For the table numbers I die cut the number from Xcut A5 ‘Carnival Numbers’ dies and the two largest plain ovals from Tonic Studios Verso ‘Ornate Frame’ layering frame die set (1111E).
I’m sure my lovely friend Holly won’t mind me saying that all of the decor for her wedding was butterflies (and she, her fiance and her Dad were all adding glitter to butterfly cut outs late into the night the night before the big day to get all the table decorations done in time!!). So my something borrowed will be butterflies – I’m sure we all have butterfly stamps, dies and/or punches that will enable us to add butterflies to all of the stationary and decor for the big day.
A wedding isn’t just about the bride, so too much pink can be a bit girly for the groom and his ushers, so next I’ve created a blue floral themed wedding.
I haven’t been married so I have no experience of preparing for a wedding. Did you ‘do-it-yourself’ or did you get printed invites etc.?